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Poor Connection via Archer C9 Bridge

Hello guys and girls,

so i have a Huawei modem (Version: AV1HA35M VER.A) with an integrated router running 2.4 ghz wifi. In addition I have a powerlan setup from devolo (devolo 500 wifi). Those two are running just fine. The connection is good and the Ping is really nice (mostly under 10 ms from the pc to the modem on wifi).

However, i have an Archer C9 V2 with the latest firmware which I configured as a Bridge. When I ping my modem while being connected to the bridge WiFi from the Archer I get really poor ping.
I assigned the Archer a static IP 10.0.0.139 (modem has 10.0.0.13Cool and disabled the DHCP server on the Archer. I cannot reserve the IP 10.0.0.139 on the modem as it doesn't show the Archer and his MAC in the network.
I also just recognized that from time to time I cannot reach the Archer Interface on 10.0.0.139.

I cannot explain why this is happening so I was hoping someone of you can help me figure this out.

Post was last edited on July 12, 2018 2:44 AM PDT

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I had the C7 and C9 for about a year each.

Out of the box they were troublesome but firmware updates made them some of the better routers I've had.

As to your issue, it's too rare a setup so you should try other routers.

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With ones i've used, NAT and DHCP definitely aren't done when it's in bridge mode, I can't comment on others. I'd be surprised if it did wireless but you can check just to make 100% sure.. If you know the SSID (which you'd need to know how to connect to your own router when it's in regular mode), then look for that SSID to see if it's broadcasting. I'm sure you'll find that's off too, in any of these devices when in bridge mode. I suppose you could also prove that it's not doing NAT, with the tracert command tracert www.google.com and look for private IP addresses like 192.168 or 10.0 and you should only see one of them, if double NAT I suppose you'd see two.

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