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Post 1 made on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 14:16
Fischi
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Hi,
I have wifi problems with my TSUs and my FritzBox router using WPA.
Are there recommendations for brands and types ?

Regards,
Foschi
Post 2 made on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 18:10
Lyndel McGee
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Did you try setting up the pronto's on a separate SSID and running unencrypted or with WEP128?
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Post 3 made on Friday December 11, 2020 at 04:55
sebastian
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I have a FritzBox 7590 and can confirm that it doesn't work with the Pronto since firmware version 7.x.
Tried everything and even involved AVM's (=vendor) tech support but they were unable to fix it - seems to be a driver issue.
It used to work with the old 6.x firmware.

I'm currently running a Linksys WRT1900ACS (v2) as a secondary access point on DD-WRT (release 44048 seems to be the most stable for me at this moment) and it's running fine with my TSU9800 using WPA2.

Sebastian
Post 4 made on Friday December 11, 2020 at 09:52
Lyndel McGee
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I can't help but smile and LOL. Here in the US, when something does not work just right like the refrigerator, we sometimes say "It's on the Fritz" or sometimes as the Aussies do "It's on the Blink".

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Post 5 made on Friday December 11, 2020 at 11:38
mpg7321
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the problem is the age difference between the pronto and your newer routers. A lot of the old security like whats used on the Pronto are no longer used. So you have a few options. Using a non secured WIFI and turn off the SSID and hope no one else finds out. How comfortable you are using this all depends on your level of paranoia. LOL. Second is to pick up an older router and or WIFI extender that still uses WEP. This what I did. I am not home right now, but I had an old WIFI Extender and it has worked with out any issues.
Post 6 made on Friday December 11, 2020 at 12:45
canavan
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On December 10, 2020 at 14:16, Fischi said...
Hi,
I have wifi problems with my TSUs and my FritzBox router using WPA.
Are there recommendations for brands and types ?

I'm using a Cisco/Meraki MR16 with OpenWRT, that thing was free and it even works with WPA2 with the Pronto. I haven't tried other APs (or older/simpler/no encryption) yet, although my tsu 9600 takes a few seconds to establish a WiFi connection each time it wakes up.
Post 7 made on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 10:16
buzz
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You need to enable b/g compatibility on the router/access point, however, this may throttle overall throughput. A technique Ive used is to install an old, recycled router to establish a separate, unsecured or minimally secured subnet for Pronto. If someone wants to spin their wheels attempting to install ransomware on the Pronto, good luck to them. Of course, this is messy if your Pronto is controlling devices using network commands.
Post 8 made on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 21:07
canavan
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I've noticed that the Pronto doesn't like connecting to networks that are hidden, otherwise, at least with that Meraki access point, it seemed to be realatively tolerant regarding the various performance or security options, as long as b/g compatibility was enabled. Since that's only needed on 2.4GHz, the performance impact may be neglegible.


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