I am very sad to say that I have returned my AR750 Slate. I’m really bummed, because the feature set is exactly what I wanted for a travel router, and I was really excited to get it – I’m a remote worker, and I intend to travel a lot and to use a router like this for work from locations I visit.
The problem was stability. It constantly dropped connection to the “upstream” wifi. So my windows devices would constantly show “no internet connection”. Sometimes it would drop “all the way”, and its own private wifi would not show up. It’s very easy to repro, all you have to do is set it up to connect to wifi connection (not wired), connect a device to it, and then do something that will use bandwidth (like running SpeedTest.net). It will generally drop out in a couple of tries. It’s more likely to fail if you set up VPN on it (which was one of the features I was so excited about).
I can see online that I’m far from the only one with this problem, and I can see posts as far back as 2019, so it must be an ongoing issue.
I’m not writing this to troll – I’m writing this to tell you that if you should ever get the stability problem fixed, I will enthusiastically buy a new one. I really wanted this product to work. Sadly, it doesn’t.
What makes you think that the problem is with the AR750S rather than with your upstream WiFi or with your VPN? I have used their products for years and encountered some issues but never the problem you have described.
Unfortunately, I already returned it (I was running out of time before I could)
I tried running with a slightly better power supply that I use with my raspberry pi — it’s rated at a stable 2.5 amps. Unfortunately, I still had the problem
I’m half- tempted to pick up another one though, if you think we can get it running stably. I really want for it to work.
Just yesterday, I came across a 3amp power supply I had and thought “I wish I’d found this before I returned the router”
What do you think are the chances that we can get one running stably as a wifi bridge (like if I were on hotel wifi), with the wiredguard client running at (5ghz)? (And with heavy bandwidth utilization)
If you’re sure that’s doable, I might try getting one again.