Wifi Calling Performance
I haven't purchased an Amplifi mesh system yet but am wondering if anyone is using it for wifi calling and how well it works? I'm on a different mesh router system now which is constantly dropping and/or unable to establish wifi calls.
Specifically I am looking to use two Amplifi routers with an ethernet backhaul to cover two buildings in a fairly remote area (no cell signals). Any feedback if wifi calling works in this setup is much appreciated.
In that scenario you're better using UniFi kit. Put in a couple of UniFi AC LR's.
Until the WiFi fix from UniFi is ported to the AmpliFi (next firmware release) it's unlikely to be reliable.
Thank you. I ended up with two access points (UAP-AC-PRO-US). The setup was painless and the wifi calling is perfect.
@patrick-allen Can I ask what you are using for a Router? My understanding is the Ubiquiti APs need one. I was considering going that way, but the built in router and plug-n-play of the Amplifi is appealing. (Less boxes, power cords, etc).
Any update on this?
Hello @nate-rinzema ,
Yes, WiFi calling works great with AmpliFi. I can assist in answering any additional questions that you may have.
I am confirm it works great without any problems.
@ubnt-jack recently I lost the ability to use WiFi calling on my ATT phone and I think it might have coincided w an Amplifi update. I read in a forum that WiFi calling can require certain router settings. Do you recommend any changes on the router?
@jeff-lennan Is this a mobile personal smartphone that is experiencing this? Or is this a wireless VOIP phone at home?
Either way, let's start with some simple troubleshooting steps that come quickly to mind to see if this can be resolved.
1.) Try re-establishing the handshake between your AmpliFi router and the ATT phone. This can be done by going into the settings of your phone and "forgetting this WiFi network". This will disconnect your phone and the AmpliFi WiFi. Next, reconnect and re-imput your wireless password. This will re-establish the connection. Test your WiFi calling again.
2.) I know it's simple, but let's try rebooting both the AmpliFi router and the phone in question. Power it off, and power it back up. Test your WiFi calling again.
3.) Factory reset the router. This can be done by following the this helpcenter article's instructions HERE: https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000404608-How-do-I-reset-my-router-to-the-factory-default-settings-
Hope this helps!
@ubnt-jack Just to chime in here, I've had the same loss of WiFi calling on my iPhone ( ios 12.1 ) since 2.9 revisions start rolling out. I can temporarily get it back, but it never lasts. Prior to 2.9, it was rock solid.
@john-a Have you noticed any additional interference in the 5ghz range?