Devices in Proximity

Gianmarco
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Good morning,
every once in a while I have a TP-Link network extender that seems to go offline and then goes back into "proximity". I get the alert, device is on, but it doesn't go back ONLINE. It stays in proximity but nothing more. How do I fix that? What does it mean? tks!

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,028
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    Hi @Gianmarco, welcome to the forums!  I’ll get the ball rolling...  Is this a new behavior of the extender or has this been going on since the beginning?  
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  • Gianmarco
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    It is a new behavior...
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,028
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    Have you introduced anything new into your environment like a Microwave or a new Wifi device?
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  • Gianmarco
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    Well..I have a bunch of wifi devices yes...
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    edited January 25, 2020 #6

    Don’t we all 😏

    I meant right before you started to see the issue. You could do a process of elimination for instance. Turn the newest devices off to see if it clears up. Other things to try are resets of the router and extender ...

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  • Gianmarco
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    No really. I had a security camera often going offline...so I bought a new extender. But problem stayed. I randomly lose devices... Never noticed until I installed Fing and activated email/app notifications... Now, after a while, I’ve noticed that when these devices go offline, they then come back some times as “in proximity”, some others directly online with std IP... 🤷🏻‍♂️

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    Do you have a Fingbox?

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  • Gianmarco
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    Yep
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    edited January 25, 2020 #10
    Try this...  On the app, click on your avatar on the top right.  You will get a drop down menu.  Click on "settings of xxxx" where XXXX is your home network name.  On the next menu, you will see a selection for Slower network discovery.  Click it on (green).  Then see if the issue clears up.  In some instances, especially with extenders, the more aggressive polling Fing does can interfere with the extender communications, hence the switch.  let us know if it helps.
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  • Gianmarco
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    okay done! Will let you know! :)
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