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Google Chromecast Causing WIFI Outages on ASUS Routers
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It has been reported yesterday that Google Home and Chromecast devices are causing temporary outages on many routers from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, and Synology?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/15...ic_floods/


http://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-2050.html

 
https://9to5google.com/2018/01/15/google-chromecast-home-wifi-outage/

Google Home and Chromecast devices are causing temporary outages on many routers from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, and Synology. The issues vary from router to router with some becoming totally inoperable for a short period of time, and others simply dropping their internet connection.

Users have been asking about this for quite some time, but haven’t been able to find any solutions. Recently, a TP-Link engineer posted an explanation on what exactly is going on.

The short explanation here is that Google’s devices often send a lot of information at once when they wake up from sleep mode. Because of this, many routers will simply shut down the connection either to the internet or to the device’s they are connected to.

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As a follow on from this original thread, ASUS have informed me that they know have an updated patch from Broadcom to at least resolve ASUS Broadcom Wifi based routers and Modem/Routers.

http://whatsyourrouter.com/mybb/showthread.php?tid=261

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As a tempary fix for at least ASUS wiif and DSL appliances still impacted by the Google MDNS Multicast issue, ASUS have advised on the following short term work-around-

Note; - the workaround does have an impact on wifi security in wifi networks. so a judgement has to be made.

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Note: Broadcom patch still could not address Google MDNS Multicast issue for some Android based devices. There is a workaround available, go to UI > Wireless > General and set both 2.4GHz/5GHz Authentication Method to WPA-Auto-Personal and WPA Encryption to TKIP+AES.
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