Confirmed issue with Google Chromecast and Google Home causes temporarily Wifi drops around the world
Adolfo Biagioni 0
Pretty sure it doesn’t affect AmpliFi hardware.
I believe it is affecting my Amplifi hardware. I've noticed numerous times in the past month or two my connection on my laptop will die around 11PM-Midnight. Typically I would have to restart the Amplifi system to get everything back in order. Now that I am aware of these problems with the Google casting devices I have taken a different approach.
For the past two nights, when my laptop suddenly stopped receiving data, I have instead gone into the Amplifi application and paused all Google casting devices on my network (1 Chromecast, 3 Google Home speakers). Both tonight and last night, the very second I paused the first Google device my network traffic resumed on my laptop.
I've got Google Chromecast and home devices on my AmpliFi and haven't had any problem.
Are you on the beta firmware?
I've not experienced this problem. I work from home 60 hrs/wk and all of our TV service goes over WiFi in one way or another (including our whole house DVR system). Given that we have a toddler who watches TV quite a bit and listens to music a lot, I'd have expected to have experienced this regularly.
I have 12-18 Cast devices on our network (depends on what counts for phones, laptops, and other auxiliary Cast devices like that). About 5 of them are regularly used, the rest are much less regularly used. Our network is currently just 3x AFi-R devices in a wireless backhaul setup running beta firmware (I'm about to get some Meshpoints involved again once I have time to start our network from scratch again).
Of course, lack of proof is not proof that it doesn't happen. I've just not yet observed a problem and I certainly would have expected to if it was happening to us.