I am having intermittent wifi loss of my TP link TL-WA901ND.

Marcus011265Marcus011265 Member Posts: 4
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I have had the above device working well for a couple of months, however as indicated above connection with other devices is now intermittent,  Is it possible that I have a faulty unit?  Many thanks in anticipation.
kltaylor

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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hi @Marcus011265, welcome to our community.

    If you're experiencing more than one device on your wireless network that 'drop' at the same time, then yes your wireless router could be the culprit.
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,627
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    You could try a factory reset on the device and reconfigure it as a first troubleshooting step.

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    Marcus011265
  • Marcus011265Marcus011265 Member Posts: 4
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    Hi kltaylor and Marc.  Many thanks for your very rapid help.  I have reset to factory defaults with no result.  I am finding it very stange that my Huawei router can "see" the access point, however, when I attempt to "ping" from Huawei to TP link using the fabulous Fing app I always get 100% package loss.  I am baffled as they indicate that they "see" each other.  Woof woof to Daphnee, for being a good dog. Cheers!  
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,627
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    How do you have it set up as?  As an Access point or as a repeater?
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    Marcus011265
  • Marcus011265Marcus011265 Member Posts: 4
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    I have tried every mode except multiple ssid. The same thing happens in each mode.....tplink ap sees and connects to Huewai modem, and modem is seeing tplink ap. A ping test from tplink ap to Huewai modem results in 100% package loss. Clear as mud? Cheers!

  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,627
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    I think we need to circle back to @kltaylor assessment of the thing being broken.  Do you have another piece of kit you can substitute in its place to see if it all goes away?  Or conversely can you lend it to a friend to see if that start to experience the same issue?  

    Coincidently, I had a Linksys RE9000, a range extender, that had been intermittent for the past few weeks.  Its status light would turn red and if I left it too long connections would just fail.  A reboot brought it back but I was just a matter of time till it started all over again.  Friday I bit the bullet and bought a Velop mesh node (My router support either type) and the issues have just gone away.  As long as you did your best to troubleshoot, sometimes you gotta cry uncle and replace ...   ;)
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
  • NottsjulesNottsjules Member Posts: 2
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    Sadly these TPLink units do fail and die. I've had many over the years. Their new up to date ones AC1750s etc...seem much better. Generally TPLink network gear is good...but their older access points not so.

  • Spamoni4Spamoni4 Member Posts: 5
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    I was having the same issue for a bit. What I found is that Fingbox had a trusted gateway which, in reality, was a TV. I removed the trusted gateway and everything started to work again. You might have a similar issue.

    BTW - I have a TP-Link mesh network using the Decos. Works very well.

  • Marcus011265Marcus011265 Member Posts: 4
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    Many thanks @Spamoni4, @Nottsjules, @Marc and @kltaylor for your suggestions.  Although the device is less than six months old I am beginning to wonder if I have a dud unit.  I will see what happens on a friends network with it and investigate a Linksys replacement.  Many thanks again.
  • NottsjulesNottsjules Member Posts: 2
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    The new TPLink ones are more expensive but a dream to set up and so far work well. Love the simple guest network tick box facility too...

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