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Poor Network Performance of 1 of 5 TSU9600s
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Post 1 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 13:39
DIYJeff
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Out of the 5 9600s that I have, one has major issues connecting and staying connected to the WiFi network. All have the same firmware and all run the same xcf file. I have tried searching and reading about the networking, but since the other 9600s connect quickly and stay connected until sleeping, I think something must be different or wrong with the one 9600. One question I have is that during a battery replacement (I have replaced the batteries in all of the 9600s) could I have damaged (not fatally) the antenna or ??? Could it be a different generation of 9600s? Any clues would be appreciated.
Post 2 made on Friday February 9, 2018 at 21:48
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Post 3 made on Sunday February 18, 2018 at 14:48
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Compare the firmware with the others in the settings page.
Try it with the others turned off.
Try resetting the router. Power off then on.
Try on a different router completely.
Try swapping the battery with one of the others.
You could also reload or swap the configuration with one of the others.

Post all the things you have tried with the results.
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OP | Post 4 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 10:51
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All of the 9600s have Firmware version 7.3.3. And all run the same configuration file. They get their IPs by DHCP (reserved based on MAC address).

The access points have all been rebooted a number of times; no change (4 9600s connect relatively quickly and stay connected reliably; one has trouble connecting and disconnects frequently).

Which access point it connects to has no impact and that one 9600 has problems with all of them, whereas the other 4 have no problems with any of them.

I don't understand why one 9600 would react differently to having other 9600s powered on, whereas 4 others don't care.

I will try the battery swap and post the results. That will take a little time.  Is there something about some "compatible" batteries that can cause problems?
Post 5 made on Monday February 26, 2018 at 14:30
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These steps are minimally intrusive to the aging remote.

Removing the power source and replacing batteries can help with some electronics problems in general. Anything past opening the battery compartment can be risky for this remote.

There might be some way to bring up a diagnostic screen but I don't know how. Try different searches on wifi and mac addresses in the forum, maybe something will pop up.

You could use a ir repeater if you need to send a ir signal to another room.
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Post 6 made on Monday February 26, 2018 at 15:34
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On February 25, 2018 at 10:51, DIYJeff said...
Is there something about some "compatible" batteries that can cause problems?

The NiCd batteries used in Pronto are fairly forgiving with respect to charging details, Lithium batteries are very fussy. Mismatched charging on NiCd might reduce battery life, mismatched charging on Lithium batteries can cause fires. This is why one should be careful when replacing Lithium batteries with a 3rd party "equivalent".

Aging batteries cannot deliver full peak power. It is possible that the battery in the problem Pronto has reached this point.
OP | Post 7 made on Sunday March 4, 2018 at 20:41
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Update: I bought a new battery (did not want to change doing something bad to a working 9600). As of right now it looks like the new battery has corrected the problem. The previous battery was just about a year old and the 9600 had the connection problem for a while. I don't know if it was the battery brand or just a bad battery, but I bought a different brand. I will update if my initial several days of testing prove different.

Thanks alpha and buzz.

Just as a side note; the "bad" battery would keep a charge just like the others, but it must have had some issue with its ability to deliver the needed power or something.

Update: 03/08/2018
Well my first impressions were not correct, the suspect 9600 still does not connect as quickly or stay connected as well as the other 4 9600s.

Still looking for a reason. Any new ideas?

Last edited by DIYJeff on March 8, 2018 20:03.


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