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Router and router as access point
Router and router as access point
2023-03-24 18:29:08 - last edited 2023-03-29 23:55:32
Model: Archer AXE95  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.1 Build 20220422 rel.65230(5553)

I set up an Archer AX1800 as an access point with a Touch5 as my main router. Everything worked well. I recently replaced the Touch5 with an Archer AXE95 and now I have a problem: I have an external camera that always has accessed the network via the AX1800 and the signal strength has always been "strong" at the camera. Now, the camera is getting its access through the AXE95 and the signal strength is listed as medium to weak. I have turned off the wireless radio on the AXE95 several times and the camera goes back to getting access through the AX1800. However, this only lasts for up to 24 hours before it goes back to accessing through the AXE95.

 

Is there any way get the camera to ALWAYS gain access through the AX1800 access point?

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2023-03-28 03:29:27 - last edited 2023-03-29 23:55:32

  @Nimimi 

 

This is most probably caused by the stronger wireless signal of AXE95 than Touch5.

One way to force the camera to connect to AX1800 is to increase its distance from the AXE95.

If that's not possible the best way to force its connection to AX1800 is to name AXE95 SSID differently than AX1800's.

One more way to do this is if you lower the transmit power of 2.4GHz band of AXE95:

 

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Re:Router and router as access point-Solution
2023-03-28 03:29:27 - last edited 2023-03-29 23:55:32

  @Nimimi 

 

This is most probably caused by the stronger wireless signal of AXE95 than Touch5.

One way to force the camera to connect to AX1800 is to increase its distance from the AXE95.

If that's not possible the best way to force its connection to AX1800 is to name AXE95 SSID differently than AX1800's.

One more way to do this is if you lower the transmit power of 2.4GHz band of AXE95:

 

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2023-03-29 23:57:33
Changing the strength seems to be working- thanks!
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Re:Router and router as access point
2023-04-01 19:18:00
One of your solutions was to change the SSID for the router. If I do that, won't that eliminate my ability to wander around the house and automatically connect to the strongest connection-router or access point?
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Re:Router and router as access point
2023-04-02 12:25:38

  @Nimimi 

 

No, it won't. Your devices would behave the same way if the AX1800 SSIDs are different from AXE95's.

In fact, if you do that, there's no need to lower the wireless transmission power of AXE95, because the camera will know only AX1800's SSID.

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Re:Router and router as access point
2023-04-08 15:51:15

  @Nimimi 

 

I now find that my iPhone doesn't automatically change from router to access point and vice versa. While sitting next to my access point, I check my speed and it is much slower due to its maintaining its connection to my router so I have to manually change networks.

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2023-04-08 15:56:13
I now find that my iPhone doesn't automatically change from router to access point and vice versa. While sitting next to my access point, I check my speed and it is much slower due to its maintaining its connection to my router so I have to manually change networks.
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Re:Router and router as access point
2023-04-09 08:01:47

  @Mimitu 

 

Probably your iPhone considers the router's wireless signal still strong enough to move its connection to the access point.

In that case you can lower the router's transmission power, but there's no point using this approach if it's better to use the original solution.

In general, you have to select the solution which you are comfortable with and it suits your needs best.

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