TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?

TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?

TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?
TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?
2022-08-14 07:29:25
Tags: #Firmware Update #Switch
Model: TL-SG108E  
Hardware Version: V6
Firmware Version: 1.0.0 Build 20211209 Rel.52369

Hello guys,

 

I am a little concerned. I bought myself a TL-SG108E switch and first thing was checking the firmware version. It shows as 1.0.0 Build 20211209 Rel.52369.

The latest firmware on the website however is from 2020 and the currently installed one is from 2021.

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-sg108e/v6/#Firmware

 

Was that switch already sold with a newer version or did someone modify the firmware and send it back andit got resold that way? Any support would be appreciated. I am new to home networking and this looked a little suspicious to me.

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Re:TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?
2022-08-18 06:46:17

Dear @cheaptrick ,

 

cheaptrick wrote

I am a little concerned. I bought myself a TL-SG108E switch and first thing was checking the firmware version. It shows as 1.0.0 Build 20211209 Rel.52369.

The latest firmware on the website however is from 2020 and the currently installed one is from 2021.

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-sg108e/v6/#Firmware

 

Thanks for reporting this issue in the community.

 

This is mainly due to the new firmware used in the factory production, but the new firmware is only used to improve the production process, there are no functional changes in practice and there is no impact in use, no need to worry about that.

 

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Re:TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?
2022-08-19 07:07:39
Thank you for the response. This is great news :)
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Re:TL-SG108E Unknown Firmware Version installed. Is the device compromised?
2022-12-10 20:10:55

  @cheaptrick 

 

Is there any way to get this NEWER firmware? The reason I asked, I have 2 of these switches, and I didn't really look, but I upgraded to this latest firmware, but it's not, and realized that it's actually older, after I did it. Now I would like to put it back, but this NEWER version doesn't seem to be available? Why is that?

 

Mike

cheaptrick wrote

Hello guys,

 

I am a little concerned. I bought myself a TL-SG108E switch and first thing was checking the firmware version. It shows as 1.0.0 Build 20211209 Rel.52369.

The latest firmware on the website however is from 2020 and the currently installed one is from 2021.

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-sg108e/v6/#Firmware

 

Was that switch already sold with a newer version or did someone modify the firmware and send it back andit got resold that way? Any support would be appreciated. I am new to home networking and this looked a little suspicious to me.

 

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