So im coming to our own community, in case someone had a similar issue and fixed it.
Here is my issue:
I recently bought two APs to replace my old tp-link set up.
I should say that i have a very basic networking knowledge, i had home routers/aps all my life fiddling with the basic settings but now i’m trying to set up a robust network at home and slowly dive into the details offered by my new hardware.
I am currently running a MIKROTIK RB951UI-2HND router, connected to my ISP’s modem, and have two Ubiquiti APs, an AP-LRv2 and an AP-AC-LR.
My IoT devices started crowding my network so my guess was to upgrade my network hardware before spending time to troubleshoot connection issues.
The experience has been discussed by other users online but i have a slight differentiation (regarding hardware versions) so Im coming here to ask in case we can find a solution that does not involve me getting up on the ceiling and replacing the devices i have hidden inside lamp fixtures.
- After a lot of trial and error and troubleshooting last night, i have concluded to the following:
- Sonoff Basic R1 (Any eWeLink sw version) do not connect to any Unifi AP
- Sonoff B1 lamp on latest FW, does not connect to Unify AP
- Sonoff Basic R1 flashed with tasmota connects OK to Unifi AP (need to have old,tp-link AP off or it only sees tp-link when both are broadcasting but, that’s another issue)
- Sonoff Basic R2 connects OK to Unifi AP on any eWeLink sw version
- Sonoff 4ch Pro R2 connects OK to Unifi AP with no problem.
- I have several devices of the aforementioned types, so that rules out being a single device issue
I cannot find any documentation about the diferences of R1 vs R2, besides the obvious HW upgrades, but here is the manufacturer’s product page
I tried stuff mentioned on the forums like:
- Switching 5G radio off, then on, then off…
- Applying different SSID on the 5g radio
- BandSteering is off
- Reset and re-paired a device on the same SSID (as someone suggested that the sonoffs would bind to the ssid’s MAC) with no luck
- Turning on Legacy Mode.
Settings > Wireless Networks > Edit WLAN Group > Legacy Support
- Auto-optimize network is off.
- Tried WPA (instead of WPA2) just to troubleshoot, no connection.
- Lowered 2G Data Rate Control to get full device compatibility, nothing (Settings > Wireless Networks > 802.11 RATE AND BEACON CONTROLS > 2G Data Rate Control > Enable minimum data rate control)
- If i plug my old tp-link router back on, (while having the same SSIDs running on the Unifis) all the remaining devices connect.
Does this indicate that the R1s dont even see the unifi SSIDs broadcasting?
Doesn’t the fact that all the R2s connect on any software version indicate that it’s not a ewelink issue?
And doesn’t the fact that the R1s connect when flashed with tasmota indicate that it’s not a hardware issue?
I am very new and very lost to this issue.
I would greatly appreciate some guidance or tips from some more experienced user
Thanks in advance