How I Got Stable Wifi

The home network can be a stressful place. When kids are learning from home, outages are agonizing.

For many years I ran the venerable Linksys WRT54GL on our network, but eventually it became too old and was replaced with a Netgear Nighthawk R7000P. This was OK at first but just like I had read in the reviews, it started acting up just after the warranty period expired, to the point where it was spontaneously rebooting about every 10 minutes. This was driving everyone mad. Firmware flashing, factory resets, power sources...nothing worked.

So I bought a Unifi AP AC PRO. I set it up yesterday and my heart sank when I got it running and saw drops and resets after about 12 minutes. Could it be that my Subaru H6 engine to electric generator project* was creating vast amounts of destabilizing radio waves? Then I updated the firmware on the access point to and it has been rock solid since then.

*Not a real project.