I have an older Netgear R7000 with DDWRT that I have used as router and AP fine for a couple of years. Recently I got an Edgerouter X to handle the routing part instead, so the R7000 only acts as an AP. I did this by disabling the DHCP server entirely on the R7000. Both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wifi works fine but at first I lost the internet on the guest network. After some searching I managed to get it working as well by enabling DNSMasq and adding these options to it:
My guest network is on interface wl0.1 and it can assign ip between 192.168.15.100-192.168.15.200.
Now if I connect my phone to this guest network, everything is fine! But when I try to connect my smart sockets by Techin they cannot connect. When I try to pair them, they actually show up in my router as connected so I’m not sure whats going on.
When I contacted their support they just sent me a copy paste answer:
Check whether your device is powered on and turned on.
If you are informed that the device has been bound to another account during the binding process, please follow the instructions on the posted page to unbind the device and add it again.
Ensure that the network environment has strong and stable signals. Troubleshooting: Place your mobile phone or iPad connected to the same local area network close tothe device, and open a web page to check whether the browsing is smooth and stable.
If the network is normal but the device network connection still fails, check whether the router is overloaded. You can disable a device’s Wi-Fi feature to reserve the channel for resource reallocation.
Check whether the router password you entered is correct. Check for spaces before and after the Wi-Fi account or password and case sensitivity issues.
Ensure that broadcasting is enabled for Wi-Fi and is not hidden. Ensure that your device has been added over a Wi-Fi band of 2.4 GHz. (Check whether the 2.4 GHz band and 5GHz band share the same Wi-Fi account. If so, we recommend that you configure two accounts and switch to the 2.4 GHz band during network connection.)
Ensure that the encryption method and authentication type are set to WPA2-PSK and AES, respectively, for the router’s wireless settings, or both are set to Auto. Ensure that the wireless mode is not set to 11n only.
If wireless MAC address filtering is enabled for the router, remove your device from the router’s MAC address filtering list to ensure that it is allowed to connect to the network. You can also disable MAC address filtering.
Ensure that the DHCP service is enabled for the router. If not, the IP address will be occupied.
I have checked all of these though I’m not sure what they mean with the last bullet. My DHCP is enabled on my Edgerouter X not on my Access Point, and I mean, it seems to work fine for all of my other devices.
Anyone got experience with these units at all?
As an experiment I also set up a hotspot with one of my phones and then connected another phone and it could pair the smart plugs just fine. So I believe there is something wrong with my network.