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HomeKit Network Tips

HomeKit Network Tips

Hello everyone! I had the worst luck weeks ago with my HomeKit setup. We had a random HomeHub mix where each hub will connect and disconnect randomly and appear offline. I also had this problem with all my security cameras. Through a lot of research on Reddit, Apple support forums, YouTube and more, I was able to solve all the problems I had. Below is a list of all my HomeKit devices, as well as the recommended network settings for my specific router, but they are mostly translatable. I hope this helps anyone who is ready to take the damn HomePods, security cameras and bells to the target shooting area. # HomeKit devices * Network * Calix 844-G (fiber optic modem) * ASUS RT-AX88U (Router) * Home hubs * Apple TV 4K (first generation) * HomePod * HomePod mini x2 * Security * Home security system (IOTA)) * Smart Smart Lock * Logitech Circle View Ringtone * Logitech Circle View * Thermostat * Ecobee 3 * Lumini * Philips Hue Bridge * Lightstrip x2 * Hue Go x2 * Hue Play x2 * Hue White x12 * Boxing * Sonos * Playbar * Sub * One SL x2 * IKEA Symphonisk * Plugs * Wemo Smartplug x2 * Smart Plug Eve x2 # Single SSID Router Settings (Smart-Connect) ** Enabled ** | Settings | 2.4 GHz 5.8 GHz |: – |: – |: – | | Width | 20MHz | 20/40 / 80MHz | | Canal | 1,6 or 11 | Any * (not automatic) * | | Wi-Fi Agile Multiband | Off Off | Target waking time Off Off | Login WPA2 / WPA3-Personal | WPA2 / WPA3-Personal | | Isolated AP? | Nu | Nu | | Roaming Assistant | Deactivation Deactivation | Bluetooth coexistence Activation | – | | IGMP Snooping | Activation | Activation | | Multiple broadcast rate (Mbps) Auto | Auto | | Type of Preamble Lung | Short | | AMPDU RTS | Activation | Deactivation | Prague RTS | Default value Default value | DTIM interval | 1 | 1 | | Signaling range 100 | 100 | | TX Bursting | Activation | Activation | | WMM | Activation | Activation | | WMM not accepted Off Off | WMM APSD | Activation | Activation | | Optimize AMPDU aggregation | Activate | Activate | | Modulation scheme MCS 11 | MCS 11 | | Correctness of broadcast time Deactivation Deactivation | OFDMA / 802.11ax MU-MIMO | DL / UL OFDMA + MU-MIMO | OFDMA DL / UL OFDMA + MU-MIMO | | Explicit Beamforming | Enable | Enable | | Universal Beamforming | Enable | Enable | | Power adjustment Tx | Performance Performance Once these settings have been configured, go to each of your HomeKit devices and assign them a manual IP based on the MAC address (you can do this in the DHCP list). This will help minimize any miscommunication between devices and in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz networks (along with IGMP detection). We also recommend that you make sure that any QoS configuration is disabled, as we have occasionally had issues with it. Finally, for a clean setup, I recommend resetting your Home app and reconfiguring your devices only if there are residual hiccups with the HomeKit network. I will continue to update this as a guide, but for now this is the end result!