- edited 11-25-2019 8:32 AM by ATTCommunityTea
My Echo dot continuously loses its connection to Wi-Fi. Everything else on my Wi-Fi (laptop and phone) work perfectly fine. Whenever I reset my router or modem it connects just fine but then within 8-48 hours it loses the connection again and will not connect. I've been on the phone with amazon tech support several times and once we reset the router and it connects we end the call and then some hours later it loses its connection again so we never get to the base of the problem. We even looped in AT&T tech support on one of the calls and still nothing as all they did was remotely reset my modem and then when it connected they said great and ended the call. Then about a day later it disconnected again.
According to a thread i found on here apparently having the 2.4ghz and 5ghz connections named the same is the problem. But I tried renaming my 2.4 ghz connection and my echo dot has connected to it. Then just like an hour or so later it disconnected. All my other devices are still connected to the wifi.
Any suggestions would be awesome! Its so frustrating to buy something cool and not be able to use it!
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05-21-2019 4:40 PM
Residential gateway. Box where your WiFi and network connections are available.
Band steering makes your 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands look as one. Your device connects to the optimum band.
Channel 149 is one of the standard 5GHz channels that is known to work with all equipment including amazon.
06-24-2019 1:33 PM
hello. Don’t understand, so please explain further.
The point of this thread is to support users of att internet and associated gateway/routers. Since these devices can broadcast WiFi DFS channels which are incompatible with a number of consumer grade hardware, it is necessary to manually configure the router to avoid the pitfall.
09-26-2019 5:27 PM
"Go into the RG and select channel 149 or higher".
What is the RG, and where are these channel settings?
09-27-2019 1:59 AM
10-01-2019 7:01 AM
Thank you .
I did try a reset on all devices including my WiFi & also got the WiFi to check.
I contacted Apple and with they sent me a new one .. it’s a known issues with some earlier models
Now it’s working perfectly .
Try it explain the same & tell them you know they have been replaced
Hello, I don't understand the Apple reference. Did you mean Amazon? The thread is about Amazon devices with intermittent or no connection to AT&T gateways.
The issue is due to how AT&T has implemented 5GHz wireless WiFi in their routers. More conventional routers from companies like netgear do not suffer from such problems. Best to disable automatic channel selection on the AT&T device.