Change wifi channel on Deco M9

Change wifi channel on Deco M9

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-06 10:30:24 - last edited 2021-05-06 10:32:42

@TP-Link_Deco 

to add a use case for more user control. Our car connects to our WiFi to download software updates and allow up to control preconditioning from our mobile devices. Cellular signal is poor on our drive so we rely on WiFi. The car being American only operates on channels 1-10 on 2.4ghz. Numerous occasions our mesh will choose channel 11 upwards which means our can can no longer use this mesh network. Please give us control over the WiFi channel. 
Im based in the UK FYI. 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-11 06:12:44

@Dst12345 

Hi, may I know the model number of this Car?

By the way, normally the US version would support channel 1-11, not channel 12 and 13;

Would restarting the Deco or clicking network optimization force the Deco to change to another Deco?

Thank you.

 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-11 08:00:57

@TP-Link Tesla Model X 2017 year. 
 

yes running network optimisation will sometimes randomly put it onto a useable channel. 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-12 02:59:10

@Dst12345 

Hi, Currently, there is still no plan to add support for manually changing the channel;

But the later firmware update will avoid using channels 12 and 13 for 2.4ghz in case some smart devices failed to detect the 2.4ghz;

Thank you.

 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-12 05:47:00

@TP-Link this would be helpful. Thanks. 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-17 08:42:10

I want my 3 tp-link mesh units to MANUALLY select channel 11.. but NO the Deco app says channels 1 or 6 ARE BEST !! as they have fewer clashes (for good reason) i.e.

 electromagnetic interference from microwaves & neighbors' equipment ... but Deco & tp-link think they know better than me...It is VERY ARROGANT not to trust & listen to your loyal customers... As others have said one of your competitors have a better and more customisable mesh solution. If this issue isn't fixed by tp-link in Q3 of 2021 I WILL throw away your otherwise good kit (Covid & working from home has made this previously minor annoyance an untenable issue)  You will lose years of my goodwill & recommendations of tp-link products to friends, acquaintances and work colleagues.

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-17 09:04:08

@Sooty1962 

 

Also you could make a habit of placing as much honest reviews at TP-link product sites as possible with references to this thread, warning people of what they will have face when buying these products.

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-05-17 11:45:20 - last edited 2021-05-17 11:49:03

 

Sooty1962 wrote

I want my 3 tp-link mesh units to MANUALLY select channel 11.. but NO ... Deco & tp-link think they know better than me...

@Sooty1962 

 

Not aiming at you specifically, you probably know what you are doing, but below is scan of WiFi networks that reach my house. First two networks are my Deco mesh, 5GHz and 2.4GHz, the rest are from neighbors. Notice something interesting in channel selection by these networks?

 

 

First time I saw that I was surprised, but then figured when people Google for "what is the best 2.4GHz WiFi channel" and told it is 1,6 and 11 - they set it manually in their router and forget about it.

 

Not that I complain: my Deco WiFi mesh is running with less interference because of that. Can't say the same about my neighbors. 

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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-06-11 13:33:09
I have a very specific reason for wanting *some* control over channel. My cycling GPS requires channel 1-9. That costs more than my Deco system and leads my requirements. I currently have my ISP provided 2.4 ghz WiFi also on for this use case and am considering my options. By not providing ‘some’ control you ignore that some consumer devices cannot use all 2.4ghz bands. Your answer of ‘what’s the point in even buying mesh if you want to exert any control’ is somewhat ignorant on your part. Though I also think some people’s reactions on here are a bit overboard.
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Re:Change wifi channel on Deco M9
2021-06-18 10:02:13

@TP-Link_Deco 

 

Hi,

 

I have a 2 Deco devices and noticed both are using the same CH4.
Why not split, say CH4 and CH9?

 

 

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