Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-23 02:32:57

@Bunklung 

 

Thanks for asking again. The official firmware to disable the Onemesh option is still on the way, you may need to wait it with patience. While if you do need it right now, we can provide you a beta version. Please confirm.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-23 02:53:12

@Kevin_Z 

 

Yes please link me the beta firmware for A6 v2. Thanks.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-23 03:26:29

@Bunklung 

 

Sent it. Please confirm.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-23 07:02:42

@Kevin_Z  

Please send me the link to the beta firmware

 

My current version

1.1.7 Build 20201010 rel.49458(5553)

Archer A6 v2.0

 

my main concern is to stop the hidden ssid because of it i lose connection to couple of the mobile devices.

 

regards,

Senthil

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-23 12:09:27 - last edited 2020-12-23 13:11:51

@Kevin_Z

 

Thank you for this. I did get the file and I can confirm I was able to successfully upgrade A6 v2 to:

1.1.8 Build 20201110 rel.52599(5553)

 

I also can confirm that the ghost/One Mesh hidden SSID is gone now when in AP mode for both 2.4ghz and 5ghz. I did not revert to routed mode to try to manually toggle the One Mesh option.

 

Do you want me to test routed One Mesh toggle? Do you have an ETA for this release to the general public?

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-24 02:21:52

@SENTHILPR 

 

Please check my below post, you can try the beta firmware for your Archer A6US 2.0.

 

Kevin_Z wrote

 

Hello, thank you both for sharing your opinions on this issue and thanks @Aquafox a lot for summarizing this feedback, really appreciate that.

 

Update on 2020-12-24:

For those Onemesh routers, there is currently no switch on/off feature for the hidden SSID, we will soon release a new official firmware to add this option to allow you to disable/enable the Onemesh. The good news is this feature has been available for the Archer A7 and Archer C7, you can update your router firmware to the latest then confirm.

 

For others models, such as Archer C6/A6, if you don't want to have the hidden SSID as well, the current workaround is upgrading to the below beta firmware:

For Archer C6EU V2: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202010/20201030/ArcherC6v2_eu-up-ver1-3-6-P1[20201030-rel60104].zip

For Archer A6EU V2: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202010/20201030/ArcherA6v2_eu-up-ver1-3-6-P1[20201030-rel60104].zip

For Archer C6/A6US V2: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202011/20201110/ArcherA6v2_us_tw_c6us-up-ver1-1-8-P1[20201110-rel52599].zip

 

For other models, we will add this feature in the near future. This will take some time, however, we hope you could wait patiently.

 

Note: We as always strongly recommend our customer upgrade their TP-Link devices to the latest official firmware, you can try the beta firmware posted by our TP-Link Admins/Officials unless the official firmware doesn't resolve the issue you experience.

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-24 04:42:38 - last edited 2020-12-24 04:43:32

@Kevin_Z

Thank you very much. hiddenssid is gone and i hope it doesn't shown up anymore.

regards,

Senthil

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-24 05:37:03
You are most welcome~
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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2020-12-28 06:28:30

@lemon 

With wifi analyzer, we can find that Archer A7 v5 / Archer C7 v5 (both with latest firmware) has 2 SSIDs on each band. Actually, one of them is the normal SSID, which can be detected and connected by the wireless devices; The other is the hidden SSID, which is used to build up the one mesh wireless network system

 

lemon wrote

@Aquafox I have no idea 

 

I worry whether this will have effect on network performance (or maybe hardware life) or not, especially because it's intermittent.

 

If the Hidden SSID just stays there without disappearing every few seconds, I would have less doubt.

 

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2021-01-02 13:49:56

@Kevin_Z 

 

I noticed on the beta software, the A6 v2 is creating unnecessary DHCP requests, like every 30 seconds.

 

Not only are they too numerous, but they should be not happening as the interface is set to a static IP on the A6 v2. DHCP Server is set to (auto). If I turn DCHP Server fully off, then this goes away, but it breaks DNS across the A6 v2 :(

 

The A6 is set to AP mode and it not the main router. Please forward this to the development team. Thanks.

 

The main router is reporting the excessive DHCP in it's own logs:

 

Main router reports (10.19.78.1):

[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:21:22
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:20:48
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:20:14
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:19:40
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:19:05
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:18:31
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:17:57
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:17:23
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:16:49
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:16:14
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:15:40
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:15:06
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:14:32
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:13:58
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:13:23
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:12:49
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:12:15
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:11:41
[DHCP IP: (10.19.78.46)] to MAC address 68:FF:7B:03:xx:xx, Saturday, Jan 02,2021 08:11:07

 

 

 

 

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