Primary Router/AIMesh AP = ASUS RT-AX88U, Firmware Version 386.8
AIMesh Endpoint 1 AP = ASUS RT-AC88U, Firmware Version 386.7_2
AIMesh Endpoint 2 AP = ASUS RT-AC88U, Firmware Version 386.7_2
Discrete SSIDs for 2.4G and 5G.
It’s hard to believe, but in November 2022, this issue continues to exist. Out of 110 connected devices in our home, the Rachio3 is the only device to exhibit any issue with AIMesh and will not consistently remain on the network. I went so far as to ordering a new Rachio thinking there was a problem with the unit itself, but the new one behaved the same out of the box. The suggested “fix” is truly a Band-Aid, not an actual fix, however, that’s what we needed to do to make our Rachio work. We had to create a guest SSID/Network on the main AP/Router only to make it stay associated with that AP only to achieve persistent connectivity.
Troubleshooting the issue was frustrating because on occasion, the Rachio 3 would attach to the primary router successfully and stay connected for a time, but eventually, the Rachio would revert to constantly connecting/disconnecting from wifi in the event that it connected to one of the other mesh endpoints.
Nov 3 12:29:08 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(505): eth7: Auth 58:D5:0A:XX:XX:XX, status: Successful (0)
Nov 3 12:29:08 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(515): eth7: ReAssoc 58:D5:0A:XX:XX:XX, status: Successful (0)
Nov 3 12:29:08 hostapd: eth7: STA 58:d5:0a:XX:XX:XX IEEE 802.11: associated
Nov 3 12:29:08 kernel: CFG80211-ERROR) wl_cfg80211_change_station : WLC_SCB_AUTHORIZE sta_flags_mask not set
Nov 3 12:29:08 hostapd: eth7: STA 58:d5:0a:XX:XX:XX RADIUS: starting accounting session 2FBFC840E45EFC23
Nov 3 12:29:08 hostapd: eth7: STA 58:d5:0a:XX:XX:XX WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (RSN)
Nov 3 12:29:09 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.70.253 58:d5:0a:XX:XX:XX
Nov 3 12:29:09 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.70.253 58:d5:0a:XX:XX:XX Rachio-BCDAE8
Nov 3 12:29:09 kernel: 58:D5:0A:XX:XX:XX not mesh client, can’t update it’s ip
This is a problem that existed in pre-802.11n days and has been fixed by most OEMs/ODMs long ago. Please work with your wifi chip/driver manufacturer to resolve this. Otherwise, we’re happy with Rachio.