190125 Firmware 2.2.0 released for CPE210v3 (update: now available for CPE510v3)
190125 Firmware 2.2.0 released for CPE210v3 (update: now available for CPE510v3)
190125 Firmware 2.2.0 released for CPE210v3 (update: now available for CPE510v3)
2019-03-04 22:10:35 - last edited 2019-03-05 18:35:17
Model: CPE210
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version:

Changelog (CPE210)


1. Improved web UI display.
2. Added Antenna Alignment function. (???)
3. Added IPV6 function.

 

Changelog (CPE510)

 

1. Improved web UI display.
2. Added Antenna Alignment function.
3. Now the https is enabled by default.
4. Added IPV6 function.

 

urls:

 

https://www.tp-link.com/de/download/CPE510_V3.html#Firmware
https://www.tp-link.com/de/download/CPE210_V3.html#Firmware

 

- As always excercise caution when installing these releases in production / clients environments, perform tests prior to roll-out.

- True to its heritage and in a class of its own TP-Link continues to make a complete mess in naming firmware releases, with this latest being titled: CPE210(EU)_v3.0_20190125, whereas the included files suggest: CPE210(UN)_3.0-up-ver2-2-0-P9[20190125-rel36261] - lack of a proper QA team is obvious at this stage after years at this, same applies to CPE510 f/w.

- As per previous installations it is expected that this firmware can be also installed in previous gear versions, i.e. v3 firmware can be installed in v1 equipment.

 

update: f/w now available for the CPE510v3, too - watch this space for more.

 

- Firmware weighs in 1MB (!!) more than the previous release (5.6MB vs. 4.5MB)...

 

Please do share your feedback with your setups and the new f/w below.

Now serving finite customer via f(x)=AirTime/∞ on the 5Ghz band :-/
0
0
#1
Options
2 Replies
Re: 190125 Firmware 2.2.0 released for CPE210v3 (update: now available for CPE510v3)
2019-03-06 01:37:26 - last edited 2019-03-06 01:44:54

Hi @RTouris,

 

the CPE510 UN firmware version 2.2.0 can be installed on:

 

  • CPE210 v1.0
  • CPE510 v1.1
  • WBS201 v1.20

 

Downgrade is possible, settings can be retained on upgrades (as usual) and even on downgrades (newer settings might be lost on a downgrade).

Runs fine so far (tested only with two CPE210 for now).

 

Finally the bugs I reported long time ago have been fixed:

 

  • Spectrum analyzer for the 2.4 GHz band works again in CPE210.
  • Channel width 5 MHz can be selected (now fits to the specs in the data sheet).
  • Bonus fix: channel width 40 MHz-only can be selected, too.
  • Web UI of two devices can be accessed simultaneously now in the same browser w/o terminating the other session.

 

Enhancements in firmware 2.2.0 (see pictures below):

 

  • HTTPS is enabled by default now for the web UI.
  • New Antenna Alignment function similar to AA in UBNT devices.
  • Signal strength now is reported for both, horizontal/vertical polarized antennas or combined (as before).
  • NTP server setting has default values (nist.gov).

 

Spectrum analyzer now shows country-specific frequency band again:

 

 

More channel widths can be selected:

 

 

Antenna Alignment function helps to find best mounting position:

 

 

Signal strengths for horizontal and vertical polarized antennas:

 

 

NTP server defaults in System menu:

 

 

Speed test with 802.11n-only / 40 MHz / Auto-Distance (39 meters), RX only:

 

 

Speed test TX only:

 

 

Speed test RX/TX:

 

 

Speed test RX/TX with MAXtream enabled (MAXtream Station Mode: Auto-Adjust):

 

 

 

Very good job the Pharos division of TP-Link did with this upgrade!

༺ 0100 1110 0011 0010 10ཏ1 0010 0110 1010 1101༻
0
0
#2
Options
Re:190125 Firmware 2.2.0 released for CPE210v3 (update: now available for CPE510v3)
2019-03-06 09:12:53 - last edited 2019-03-06 09:24:31

Thanks for chiming in @R1D2 

 

Non-comprehensive non-exhaustive list of further findings follows:

 

Device compatibility:

- f/w can also be applied to CPE610

UI:

- opening page loads considerably faster

- there's only one "Apply" button per page now, as opposed to one per section in the previous releases

AP mode:

Status / monitor

- MAC addresses are now clickable and present info about the connected stations, MCS indeces, data transfered and other stats

- IP addresses are now also clickable, transferring to the IP address of the corresponding station

Surveys:

- user is now presented with a "please wait dialog" and then the full list is populated at once

- even less vertical space in the corresponding window now, which makes things a tad harder

- cell widths (MAC addresses / BSSIDs) have still NOT been corrected (causes wrapping of excessive characters to next line making the table look awkward)

SNMP:

- code has been recompiled, despite still being based on Linux 2.6.31

- you may need to re-add your targets

SSH / shell:

- BusyBox 1.01 (shell: ash)

- preliminary tests show that radartool is now NOT permitted to run

 

Subjective opinion:

- Unquestionably some effort has been put into this release, however judging by the added functionality it's mostly considered polishing and keeping up-to-date (or rather playing catch-up) with vendors playing in the same field.

- Since installing this and for the last 12hours I've been getting far more false DFS positives with release 2.2.0 compared to previous releases. I will be restoring to factory defaults and giving this another go in the next few days.

Now serving finite customer via f(x)=AirTime/∞ on the 5Ghz band :-/
0
0
#3
Options