I have a Cambium R201P. Firmware version 4.0-R2. This has generally been working flawlessly but during the last week, wifi has been dropping out randomly. Any device connected via ethernet continues to work with no disruption to throughput. Generally one of the following things happen.
1. Either the 2.4 or 5ghz wifi drops out or both & the SSID can no longer be found. Wifi Analyser will not find the SSID nor removing the saved network and searching for it again
2. The SSID's can be found but there is no throughput. Cannot connect to anything.
To remedy this using the web interface turning AP off then back on for both wifi networks gets it going in most cases. Worse case the router itself has to be turned off for a minute then back on. No settings have been changed to result in this.
I was going to attempt a factory reset but thought a Firmware update might be better. I am thinking up updating the firmware might help but not sure if I can update to the latest version because of this from the Firmware download page:
Due to a newer flash memory layout used in 4.3 firmware including 4.3.2, upgrades from older versions prior to Release 4.3 need to be done TWICE while upgrading from the UI of cnPilot R200/201. After the first time upgrade, the user will see a message “(Firmware Check Error. Please Upgrade Again!!) ”in the login page of the device.
If I back up my settings, will I be able to update the firmware to the latsest version? Any suggestions as to why all of a sudden the wifi would be dropping out?