You had heard of the ASUS AC3200 router and how good it is for improving your internet speed. The first few months after the purchase was great. But then you had one of your devices disconnect without any rhyme or reason. This habit of disconnecting and reconnecting would go on for days and despite everything, you do to solve it nothing would work.
ASUS AC3200 Dropping Connection
Below we will list several connectivity issues, why they happen, and how to solve them.
1) Upgrading firmware
Your car is getting old and starts causing you problems, you upgrade it by buying a new model. Similarly, an old dusty firmware suffers from several annoying bugs that end up slowing your network connection. When your network loses speed it will automatically start to lose connection. A simple remedy is provided to you by the developers in the form of an occasional firmware update. Keeping it installed will save you from a ton of pain.
Updating an Asus ac3200 firmware is easy, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Double click your web browsers icon to fire it up.
- Now look for a blank strip with a search icon printed on its extreme right corner. Click on it and type 192.168.1.1. If you don’t remember the IP address a quick google search will come in handy.
- Hit enter and type in your account details. Press the big blue button that reads Sign in.
- Similar to our browsers search strip, you will find another one below the option for Reboot. This strip will have a text written inside it. In front of that line of text, you will see a yellow light blinking. Click on that yellow light.
- A menu will pop up asking you about a new firmware update. You can proceed along by hitting the option, Update now.
2) Control channels
Any sort of outside interference can cause connectivity issues. For example, any Bluetooth device that also operates on 2.4 GHz may interfere with your router’s signals. It’s an issue that occurs with all devices that operate through radio waves.
You can change channels to either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz to fix this problem.
Following these steps will allow you to do that:
- Open your web browser.
- To open your routers user interface, click on the search bar and type in 192.168.1.1. This is the IP address of your router. A routers IP address can be searched for on Google.
- Pressing enter will open up the login menu. Type in your user name and password. Click on the sign-in button to proceed.
- Within Advanced settings, you will find a setting called wireless. Click on it.
- Click on the band setting and change it to either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
- Click on the Control channel setting, change it from auto to a channel that is not your current control channel.
- Click on Apply to save your changes.
3) Router’s antenna
Sometimes your router’s antenna might have gotten loose causing its direction to change. Try adjusting the antennas angle to either 45 or 90 degrees.