After the setup of the new wireless hotspot was configured, we tested the unit and it performed amazing. After the unit was in use for a period of time however we noticed the following problems occur:
- After 4 hours in production, latency pinging the wireless hotspot was fluxuating between 1ms to 400ms. This was when standing only a couple of metres away from the wireless access point. Performance of the unit was also sub standard providing less then 4mbps to LAN resources instead of the promised 450mbps as promised by ASUS. Rebooting the wireless access point resolved the problem.
- Later on a few hours later we then noticed the wireless access point started failing to pass DHCP discovery packets on to a nearby DHCP server and as a result wireless clients started getting 169. APIPA addresses. Again rebooting the wireless access point.
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I hope these experiences help others who may have similar stability issues with the ASUS RT-N66U Dark Knight Wireless unit.