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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

Here another one. Just happened for the first time for this Cube and for this client. I have lost clients over this problem and I'm very lucky not to have lost this client. @UBNT-SNK are you still employed by UBNT? I've tagged you many times with no response. I am working on replacing all my Cubes with 'Tik Haps. Until we get solutions, I will encourage others to do the same.

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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

the Tik Haps are very prone to ethernet failure on the wan port in my enviroment due to constant lightning and very bad power requiring the port transformer to be replaced 

 

they stable but die easily 

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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

Hi @Brohamjebodias,

 

Maybe they let him off the chain....you know.....a vacation.



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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

I will suggest avoiding the 931 hap, we had worse luck with those than the cubes but the 941 has been a solid router with only 1 failed in about 100 deployed .

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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

@tuckerdog

We know that

 

 

 

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I've got a pair of TiK HAP AC2 s that I'm testing.

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Swapped out an ISP today. No amount of channel size/auto, channel/auto, power, WiFi on/off or rebooting the cube and/or devices would let the clients devices connect. I saw this one with my own eyes at the client's premises. I didn't bother with a sup file, but Ubnt can have the cube back - for testing.

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Is there a consistency of a brand of device with the wifi issues or are the AirCubes dropping WiFi to all devices?

 

 

Are all of you powering the Aircubes with a CPE POE or are you powering them with a USB Adapter?

 

 

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As others have posted above, it's all brands. However, I've mentioned a greater problem with Apple devices. Today was an ISP model in a home of all Apple devices. The cube's log showed them all drop and then only one iPhone reconnecting. No matter of restarting and/or changing settings could get any other device to reconnect.

I've noted the 1AMP POE requirement and have followed it. I also have the problem with the AC's and the supplied DC wall wart (which only have a 0.83 amp supply).
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@UBNT-SNK

 

Are the AirCubes set to use HT20 by default for the 2.4ghz? This was a bug way back in 2014 with Unifi if the 2.4 was not HT20 by default anything Apple would kill the wifi

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I manually set my cubes to use 20Mhz on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The default is (20-40Auto). I let it choose the channel. In today's scenario, I tried every combination of channels and channel sizes (including auto) to get the devices to reconnect before rolling the truck because they would not. As previously mentioned, I've lost clients over this. Today's clients have been with me from the start and were quite understanding. I think they will be happy with the HAP AC2s
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If anyone has a config file that is having the issue 100 % of the time and don't mind sharing the config file I'll run some tests in my lab

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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

To respond to your thoughts @900mhzdude: I use an aircube at home for testing, and connected to one of our towers to simulate an actual customer experience. Definitely not a power issue (we use ubiquiti 1amp PoE bricks for all Aircubes). It seems to be unrelated to channel width selection or WiFi client device manufacturer as well, as I've seen the WiFi connection problem happen to various devices. Changing WiFi settings does "wake it up" by restarting certain services (syslog in the support file shows the services restarting after a settings change). 

 

Disabling unms does lower the frequency of the problems. However, even with the unms agent disabled, the aircube does eventually melt down after a week or so, and gradually stop passing all traffic, with WiFi still associated (this seems like a totally separate issue). This also feels like a memory leak where it gradually dies over time.

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I'm running through old UBNT WiFi bugs here so sorry if I am repeatingsome trouble shooting 

 

 

Have you tired turning off wireless security and make the SSID something super simple like ssid no caps spaces or special characters

 

It's wifi 2.4Ghz to channel 11 with a 20Mhz width

 

Dose that make the drops less frequent?

 

 

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Here's what I see in the syslog from your support file on saturday (airCube-0418D6A2180A.zip) @Brohamjebodias

 

You can see the devices start dropping like flies. (the amazon, then the android, then the iphone, then the xbox). I wish I was smarter so I could tell you why!

 

Sat Nov 3 10:43:31 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095879.197258] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:31 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095879.475969] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:31 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095879.582734] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:31 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095879.593034] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:31 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095879.722881] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:32 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095880.398461] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:32 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095880.452095] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:32 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095880.780405] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:33 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095880.921719] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:33 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095881.507746] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:34 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095882.210482] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095882.956209] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095882.971888] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095883.017596] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095883.021631] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095883.241638] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:43:35 2018 kern.warn kernel: [1095883.537578] ath9k: drop duplicate
Sat Nov 3 10:48:40 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED fc:a6:67:14:47:7f
Sat Nov 3 10:48:40 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA fc:a6:67:14:47:7f IEEE 802.11: disassociated due to inactivity
Sat Nov 3 10:48:41 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA fc:a6:67:14:47:7f IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to inactivity (timer DEAUTH/REMOVE)
Sat Nov 3 10:49:04 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED 00:3d:e8:d7:ec:fa
Sat Nov 3 10:49:04 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA 00:3d:e8:d7:ec:fa IEEE 802.11: disassociated due to inactivity
Sat Nov 3 10:49:05 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA 00:3d:e8:d7:ec:fa IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to inactivity (timer DEAUTH/REMOVE)
Sat Nov 3 10:49:13 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED 7c:04:d0:17:8f:3c
Sat Nov 3 10:49:13 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA 7c:04:d0:17:8f:3c IEEE 802.11: disassociated due to inactivity
Sat Nov 3 10:49:14 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA 7c:04:d0:17:8f:3c IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to inactivity (timer DEAUTH/REMOVE)
Sat Nov 3 10:51:23 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7
Sat Nov 3 10:51:26 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK 44:00:49:fd:d8:30
Sat Nov 3 10:56:30 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7
Sat Nov 3 10:56:38 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK 44:00:49:fd:d8:30
Sat Nov 3 11:01:42 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7
Sat Nov 3 11:01:42 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK 44:00:49:fd:d8:30
Sat Nov 3 11:06:56 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK 44:00:49:fd:d8:30
Sat Nov 3 11:06:57 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7
Sat Nov 3 11:06:57 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7 IEEE 802.11: disassociated due to inactivity
Sat Nov 3 11:06:58 2018 daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c4:9d:ed:e3:b3:b7 IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to inactivity (timer DEAUTH/REMOVE)
Sat Nov 3 11:11:56 2018 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan0: AP-STA-POLL-OK 44:00:49:fd:d8:30

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Re: airCube Wi-Fi issue - help with our investigation

I don't know why that last post was deleted but ath9k is an open source athoros driver with many complaints of dropping WiFi

 

 

https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/ath9k?page=1&sort=Newest&pageSize=15

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@Brohamjebodias from the most recent events in the syslog of your last support file, you can see the wifi devices dropping like flies (amazon, android, iphone, xbox). Wish I could tell you why.

 

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@iLevac @Brohamjebodias I think it's been a few days since I was active here, as I have been out of the office. I mentioned in one of the other threads, but we have added more developers and QA team members to resolving this issue as of two weeks ago. It is their top priority and as soon as we see some progress soon I will update everyone. We are committed to fixing this and continuing to develop airCube.

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Support file as requested, for another AirCube-ISP having trouble.

 

I am running as a simulated customer, connected to one of our own towers with an Aircube-ISP. Just noticed my Lenovo laptop disconnected from WiFi, and cannot re-connect to it. my iPhone thinks its still assiciated to WiFi , but cannot pass any traffic.  I ran over to the aircube to pull a support file via a lan port right after it happened. 

 

Shows no wifi clients connected (iphone still thinks its connected)

 

 

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DHCP leases for wireless things are still valid

 

 

 

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WiFi settings:

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System settings: (no unms agent running)

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Syslog from support file:

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some extra junk lines in there, but essentially the same error is seen as other support files (disassociated due to inactivity)

 

Error says disconnect/disassociate/deauth due to inactivity. I would guess this is just showing the end-result of a problem we aren't yet seeing the cause of. 

 

Developers: Maybe there's a known bug with the specific release of ath9k you are using? Maybe try the latest package, see if thats a fix? Shoot me a pm. We want to help and get this fixed.

 

 

Support file and config attached for those who are curious.

 

 

 

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Following up my last post about, everything connected over WiFi eventually became disconnected. When trying to re-connect to WiFi from an iphone the same result occurs that customers are describing.

 

  • Over a few days, WiFi connectivity fails. Between 1-5 days to occur.
  • All devices eventually become disconnected from wireless
  • Some devices try to reconnect but cannot (Lenovo laptop, Xbox for example)
  • Some devices try asking for new password, but does not work (iPhone seen doing this for example)
  • Customers forced to power cycle to fix temporarily.

 

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Support file provided, but no syslog entries are present for clients attempting to associate.

 

 

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