Troubleshooting: The router does not go into Full Eco standby mode. What can I do? [Eco 100]

When the router is in Full Eco standby mode, the 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi lights should be off and every 4 seconds the power light should go out for 1 second. If this doesn’t happen, the router is not in Full Eco standby mode. There are a number of possible causes.

Router LEDs
Standby in Full Eco mode

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Learning mode a.k.a. Beacon Eco mode standby

First day after installation

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  • The router is not in Full Eco mode. You can check from the JRS tab on the Wireless page in the router settings menu. The first day after installation, the router will be in Beacon Eco mode, a.k.a. learning mode. After one day it will go into Full Eco mode.
  • Please check in the registration list, which is shown at the bottom of the tab JRS on the Wireless page of the router settings menu. If there are devices showing ‘Connected Now’, these are the devices keeping the router awake and you need to turn wifi off on those devices. There are two registration lists: one for the 2.4GHz network and one for the 5 GHz network. You need to check them both. You can switch between lists by changing the Band selector. Even if your wireless devices are not connected but their wifi is still on, they may still be transmitting connection requests which will keep the router awake.
  • You may need to turn off the ‘improve location accuracy’ setting on your wireless device or turn off Location services altogether. If the setting is on, your device will keep emitting wifi scans even if wifi is turned off!
  • Please check whether the router is in ‘Full Eco’ mode in the drop-down menu on the JRS tab of the Wireless page in the Asus settings menu.
  • The Full Eco functionality does not work if Enable Radio if set to Off for the 2.4 GHz wifi.
  • If all of the above doesn’t help, try whether restarting the router solves the problem.

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