MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter

MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-20 12:19:01
Model: TL-WPA4220-KIT
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: 4.0.2 Build 20180308 Rel.37064

I'm having some issues connecting my Macbook to this extender, my phone is connecting regardless of the extender settings so it is a Macbook specific connection issue, however, the device is advertised as MacOS compatible.

 

On the Macbook side I have updated the Macbook's DCHP Lease, and tried switching between dynamic and static IP's for all of the below tests.

On the extender settings I have whitelisted the MAC addresses of Macbook and my phones to ensure that wasn't the issue. I also had the same SSID as the original router but that made it more difficult to debug so I switched it back to a different one.

 

Tests I have tried (see attached screenshot):

  • Connecting with no security = working
  • Connecting with WEP security = working
  • Connecting with WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK rotating every combination of extender setting = not working
  • Connecting with WPA/WPA2, WPA2-PSK rotating every combination of extender setting = not working

 

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a workaround as I don't really want to be using WEP? Or should I send this device back?

 

Hardware list

  • TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter WiFi Starter Kit, V4, 4.0.2 Build 20180308 Rel.37064
  • Macbook Pro, macOS High Sierra, 10.13.3
  • Virgin Media Hub 3 (connects flawlessly with WPA2 security to the Macbook when not using the extender)
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Re:MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-25 10:41:04

Hj, try to set TKIP encription. I've the same issue. 

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Re:MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-26 06:29:43

@mln06 

 

Please upgrade the firmware first, then check whether it works with WPA2/PSK.

 

Click here to download the firmware from the official website.

 

Here is the faq to upgrade it. 

 

 

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Re:Re:MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-26 12:01:12

Hi the link for the firmware does not actually provide any firmware to download, can you please provide one if it exists? 

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Re:Re:MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-26 12:02:14

As I mentioned I already iterated over every encryption option for wpa/wpa2 and none worked. 

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Re:Re:Re:MacOS issue when using WPA/WPA2 with TL-WPA4220KIT 2-Port Powerline Adapter
2019-07-29 06:38:06 - last edited 2019-07-29 06:38:37

@mln06 

 

It is a redirect link to download the firmware from the official website. 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/tl-wpa4220kit/#Firmware

 

Once you opened it, you need scroll down this page and download the first firmware.

 

After installed it, please check whether it works. 

 

 

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