I just upgraded my Beryl AX MT3000 to the latest stable 4.2 firmware. After doing so, there is no internet connectivity when in repeater mode. Internet connectivity is fine using an Ethernet cable with repeater mode turned off. Downgraded to version 4.1.3 using UBoot and repeater mode works fine. Upgraded again to 4.2 and the same results, no internet connectivity when in repeater mode.
I am not using OpenVPN. This is happening with NO VPN being used (and I use Proton Wireguard VPN in any case). I’m not using an access point, simply the modem/router provided by my ISP; but I know the modem/router is not the issue as the Beryl works fine in repeater mode with 4.1.3 and with my Slate AX as well.
There’s something in the Beryl 4.2 that’s preventing repeater mode from working…
Well…this is frustrating. I re-upgraded to 4.2 and connectivity appears to be working in repeater mode. I have just tested it with both 2.4 & 5G. Previously when I enabled repeater mode, it -would- get a correct IP address from the “host” wifi lan, but there would be no connectivity.
Although it appeared to work, I did notice that when I setup the repeater to a 2.4G network, the Beryl appeared to just hang and never even showed any wifi networks to connect to. Then, after trying to “connect” a few times, I could select the network to connect to and enter the password. However, again, it would appear to just hang, and after a few minutes my laptop (which is connected to the wifi lan of the Beryl (192.168.8.51)) would lose all wifi connectivity to the Beryl. I would reconnect my laptop to the Beryl wifi lan and was able to see that repeated did in fact connect to the “host” wifi, get a correct IP, and did have internet connectivity.
I did not see this flaky “am I connected” behavior when trying to connect the repeater to a 5G network.
At this point, after deleting any saved networks in the repeater section, several reboots, etc., it appears to be working.
However, I don’t think I can travel with the Beryl yet, because the behavior simply appears to be unstable (and perhaps a bit random? )
Would you like any additional information from me?
Why is that? I can understand that if you are operating a Router at home and can be sure of 5GHz Wifi close up, all well and good, but again, this Router is sold as a Travel Router - a device which in my view you should be able to operate reasonably well at 2.4GHz, if the only available Wifi is 2.4GHz; all other issues with interference from Microwaves and Wireless Phones @ 2.4Ghz aside.
Fair enough; can you elaborate on your suspected Country Code band reasoning please?
Again (and sorry to keep on about this) if you could update your F/W and GLiNET App to allow these Country Codes to be changed (quickly and easily), then you can simply tell folks who you suspect might be using the wrong Country Code (where certain frequency bands are not permitted), to just change to the permitted Country Code.
This way they can test, very quickly, if the source of the inconsistent Wifi is indeed related to the (incorrect) Country Code; or is actually the guy in the next hotel room firing up his microwave oven.
Thanks @alzhao that’s certainly quite a comprehensive list and it is encouraging to see the scope of your reviews. If the data collected can help identify the most common issues, it is very much worthwhile. I certainly don’t envy you trying to narrow it down for everyone’s Wifi issues, with so many variables.