EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade

EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-24 19:39:49
Model: EAP320
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version: 1.4.0

Hi,

Does anybody know if TP-link is gonna add mesh support to the EAP320 and the EAP225?

These are still running on fw 1.4.0?

Grtz,
E-raser

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-24 23:53:03

Hi,

 

We have already add mesh in the latest firmware of EAP225v3, and we will add this feature later for EAP245v3. 

 

For now, we have no plan to ass this feature for EAP320.

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Re:Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-25 06:47:32

So lifetime warranty, but firmware upgrades for only a few months?

Even on the most expensieve AP's eap320/eap330 ...

Strange company policy :-(

 

Grtz,

E-raser

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Re:Re:Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-25 11:27:04

E-raser wrote

So lifetime warranty, but firmware upgrades for only a few months?

Even on the most expensieve AP's eap320/eap330 ...

Strange company policy :-(

 

This is indeed a big problem in the SMB market. Our customers are not willing to buy new hardware versions of the same product every then and when just to keep the firmware up-to-date during the product's life cycle. I wish TP-Link would change this update policy for their Omada, Pharos and JetStream products.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-25 11:34:56 - last edited 2019-05-25 11:35:16

Indeed, the FW of the EAP320 is not stable (2.4ghz clients disconnects after a while randomly) & TP-link doesn't create updates?!?

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-05-25 13:11:32

I have switched harder twice in 1.5 years, but I do not do it again, lucky is only my home network, my customers will never get tp links with such an update policy. They will be offered Cisco or Unifi.

Now in those days, there have been updates to V3 products, I guess it will be the last update. :-)

I hope I'm wrong.

 

/shberge

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-10-27 20:01:25 - last edited 2019-10-27 20:04:06

Yeah, I would really appreciate if they would keep doing updates for the 'lifetime' supported products, like the v1/v2 EAP-225's, especially as it wasn't too long ago they were still selling them in parallel to the v3's!

 

It's bad enough if they stop updates for home-usage commodity APs, but to do this for SMB products may work on the short term, but in the long run equates to corporate suicide...

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Re:Re:Re:Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-10-28 07:59:43

@E-raser 

 

I am pretty sure, TP-Link will create you a beta-firmware with a fix, if you complan on that problem and help them to troubleshoot it. I received betas with fixes for long-time EOL products several times, which didn't become official firmware.

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-10-28 08:09:07

@shberge 

Cisco for 1k$ per AP?

Maybe you can also show me MESH on TP-Link EAP225 competitive model of unifi AP AC LR? :) I will answer for you, there is no MESH. Only in AC Mesh AP, which has much higher cost.

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-10-28 08:44:50 - last edited 2019-10-28 08:47:40

 

Mitya wrote

 

Maybe you can also show me MESH on TP-Link EAP225 competitive model of unifi AP AC LR? :) I will answer for you, there is no MESH.

 

shberge's point is that EAP225 V1/V2 didn't get an update. There is no mesh functionality either on those models due to TP-Link's firmware policy. This policy is indeed a problem for all OEMs which took EAP225 V1/V2 on stock and for customers of those devices now left behind.

I would rather pay a somewhat higher price for the EAPs if their firmware would be supported over the product lifetime as promised. Eventually EAPs are meant to be SMB-class products, not SOHO sell-and-forget products.

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Re:EAP225v1.0/2.0 - / EAP320 Mesh Support - Firmware upgrade
2019-10-28 09:06:58

@R1D2 

All online trainings, which I had from TP-Link, when they are speaking about 'limited lifetime warranty', they are talking only about service-centers (hardware repairement), not about firmware support. 

If TP-Link supports something, it is for free (no any additional licences, as Cisco, Ruckus, etc..), no any licences. If you have a problem/bug and you troubleshoot it with tplink, you will receive beta even for eol product pretty fast(I received it many times, even for TPNMS, which is eoled for years).

The problem you mention is about model naming, probably, as they just continue with eap225v3, but not EAP MESH and just eol EAP225, but I do not see any difference.

Ubiquiti also has different hardware versions for their product, which they stop to develop. I do not know the ideal vendor, who supports EOL products for free. I feel tplink is pretty good with it.

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