TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware

TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-11 15:10:44
Model: TL-WA850RE
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: 1.0.0 Build 20171218 Rel. 59722

Ever since I updated the TL-WA850RE to the latest firmware version (1.0.0 Build 20171218 Rel. 59722) I've been having problems with the extensor.

 

I'm currently using it as an access point with the following settings:

 

Security mode: WPA2-PSK

Encription mode: AES

Wireless mode: 802.11b/g/n mixed

Channel: Auto

Channel width: Auto

Wifi range: Max

WPS: Off

Obtain IP address: Auto

DHCP server: Auto

Energy schedule: from 00:00 to 07:00 everyday

Led control: from 00:00 to 07:00

Time zone: -05:00

Daylight saving: Off

 

The problems I'm having with the current firmware are:

 

- Sometimes the energy schedule doesn't turn off the wifi automatically even with the current setting (00:00 to 07:00) and I have to unplugg the device from the power outlet and reconnect it in order to make it work again.

- The "Obtain IP address" set to auto doesn't work because the current internal IP address assigned doesn't access the device, not even by unplugging and reconnecting it, I have reset the extensor to the factory settings and reprogram it again to make it work.

- Sometimes the DHCP server set to auto doesn't work to the point no wireless device can't get connected to the extensor, the only solution is to reset the device to the factory settings and repeat again the same settings I always use.

 

Looks like this device need a new firmware update to address this inconvenieces I'm having and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.

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Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-12 05:44:35

Hi,

 

There is a newer firmware you can try to update. 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/tl-wa850re/v4/#Firmware 

 

How to do that: https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/699/

 

Besides, you can try to disable DHCP server and setup a static IP which is in the same subnet of the main router for the 850RE; 

 

After that, please check whether it works.

 

Any updates, just let us know. 

 

 

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Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 00:20:46 - last edited 2019-06-13 00:21:37

No wonder!, I've always looked at the suport page of my country (Colombia) and I just realized it is not updated, I always see two firmware updates as you can see in the screenshot below, I'm going to install the one you suggested and I hope it fixes the issues I've been facing with the current one, thanks!.

 

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Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 01:02:20

Hi

 

Thanks for your reply, from the download link below, the latest firmware for 850RE V4 is 180409 and it is an universal version which you can see from the release note. 

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wa850re/v4/#Firmware

 

And for the local official website, we have reminded our engineer to update it later. 

 

You can give it a go by updating the firmware and setup static IP for the extender.

 

Any updates, please let us know. 

 

Good day. 

 

 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 01:05:43

Kevin_Z wrote

Hi

 

Thanks for your reply, from the download link below, the latest firmware for 850RE V4 is 180409 and it is an universal version which you can see from the release note. 

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wa850re/v4/#Firmware

 

And for the local official website, we have reminded our engineer to update it later. 

 

You can give it a go by updating the firmware and setup static IP for the extender.

 

Any updates, please let us know. 

 

Good day. 

 

 

 

Yes, I just updated the extensor with the firmware, now I'm going to wait for a few days to see how it performs, I'll let you know about any updates, thank you for helping me.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 01:25:35

Hey @Kevin_Z, I have a question: Is there any extender with WiFi AC speed, access point mode and the ability to schedule the power off of the wifi like the TL-WA850RE?

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 03:36:41

Hi,

 

Please take your time to test the performance, any updates, just let us know.

 

Meanwhile, for your request, there are some products can satisfy your needs, like RE200 v2-v3, RE450, RE500 and RE300; They are dual band range extender, supports access point mode and support power schedule feature. 

 

For more information, you can refer to the user guide.

https://static.tp-link.com/2018/201807/20180710/1910012368_RE450_UG_REV3.0.0.pdf

 

May it help and have a nice day. 

 

 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-13 04:26:56

Kevin_Z wrote

Meanwhile, for your request, there are some products can satisfy your needs, like RE200 v2-v3, RE450, RE500 and RE300; They are dual band range extender, supports access point mode and support power schedule feature.

 

Oh, they don't appear in the Colombian version of the TP-Link website either, that's why I was wondering if they existed, thank you for reply.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-17 08:02:03

Hi,

 

Here are some range extender which are available in your country.

https://www.tp-link.com/co/home-networking/range-extender/ 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-17 17:11:14

Kevin_Z wrote

Hi,

 

Here are some range extender which are available in your country.

https://www.tp-link.com/co/home-networking/range-extender/ 

 

Good day. 

 

 

Yes, I now, but not all of them appear there, specially the one I want... anyway I found the one that suits my need in the USA section, I'm gonna buy it as soon as I can, thank you for the info though.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WA850RE problems with current firmware
2019-06-18 02:18:16

mu pleasure; if need more help do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Good day. 

 

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