I have a strange issue with the flint router that I don’t completely understand.
On my flint I have 3 wifi networks running 2 private - 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and 1 guest 2.4GHz.
I have 2 different (but nearly identical) apple mac minis. One mac mini has no problem connecting to both the 2.4GHz an 5GHz wifi networks. The second mac mini cannot connect to either of the private networks, or the guest network. Every time a connection is tried, I get a “Connection Failed error”. All the networks are using WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE setting. After several repeated attempts to join the all three of these networks, all the other clients on the wifi networks lost internet access (but not connectivity to the wifi network).
After a router reboot, the other wifi devices were eventually able to access the WAN again, but the second mac mini still cannot join the wifi network.
I found it strange that the larger wifi issue happened after/during repeated attempts by the second mac mini to access the wifi network. So, I brought up a second guest network (5 GHz) also using WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE. The mac mini was also unable to access this. However when I changed it to WPA/WPA2-PSK, the mac mini had no problems joining the network. When I changed the other private networks to WPA/WPA2-PSK, the connection problems went away.
I also own a Beryl AX GL-MT3000, using the same settings (WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE) and the second mac mini has no problem joining its wifi networks.
So, this feels like its probably a firmware bug. What I don’t understand is how the repeated connection failures when the second mac mini was attempting to join the wifi network could cause the other network issues. Nothing had been changed on the router for several days prior to this and the network was stable.
Has anyone experience issues like this? The flint is running 4.1.0 (waiting on the 4.2.0 to move from snapshot to stable). The Beryl is running 4.1.3.