I’ve done a good bit of troubleshooting as to why an IoT device (door lock bridge) that I have keeps disconnecting from my new Beryl AX 2.4Ghz wireless network: channel 1 is having issues.
However I do not believe this is due to interference. I have my Beryl setup in AP mode, bridging to the ISP supplied router which is broadcasting the same SSID values on both 2.4 and 5Hz. So this is a roaming network. All other values are equal b/g/n/ax and WPA-PSK AES, channel width 20Mhz. No band steering on ISP router. I have the primary AP on Channel 6, Beryl on 1 (and for 5Ghz 149 , 36 respectively. The door lock can only see 2.4Ghz, so this issue doesn’t involve 5Ghz at all.)
While keeping a ping running to the door locks IP, Channel 1 on Beryl is really flaky. If I switch the ISP router to Channel 1, and Beryl to 6: the connectivity is very stable. Note Beryl is literally 1 metre away from the door lock, the ISP router is about 15 metres away. So 2.4ghz should be a lot stronger from Beryl. Each time I tested, I was disabling 2.4Ghz on either Beryl or ISP router - so I knew the door lock bridge wasn’t flapping between APs.
I tried all combinations of b/g/n/ax modes to see if the door lock is better in legacy only mode. No difference. Also bear in mind I don’t see any issues with other clients connecting to Beryl on Channel 1. But as the door lock is very stable on Channel 1 of the ISP router - I’m of the opinion there is an issue with my Beryl, or the immature drivers? Leaving Beryl on Channel 6 or 11 is very stable.
I’m avoiding using Channel 1 on Beryl for the time being - just thought to right up on the forums incase staff/ others interested.