Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network

Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-14 12:55:24

 

 

Interesting...

 

I checked my Archer C8 and noted that the prefix for all of my SSID MACs including guest networks are prefixed "c4:e9:84" which is assigned to TP-Link. I could not see the hidden SSIDs with the Apple IOS tool I am using. I will need a different tool for that.

 

I used the following tool (there are several) to check the MAC address as the first six digits is the OUI. - https://www.adminsub.net/mac-address-finder/c4:e9:84

 

The tool did not identify the hidden ID prefix.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-15 07:45:48 - last edited 2019-09-15 07:49:47

@Aquafox 

 

Same problem here.  This firmware is all screwed up.

 

I already reported several bugs of this firmware, open this link below.

 

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/168148?page=2

 

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-15 08:28:21

I downgraded to version 1.0.4 Build 20180425 rel.72768(5553) and don't have this problem.

 

But I can't use version 1.0.4 Build 20180425 rel.72768 (5553), because QoS and country control no longer works after I upgraded to version 1.0.11 Build 20190726 rel.57101, it's no use downgrading, because several  features do not work as they did before.  I am suing TP-Link in court.

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-15 15:56:37

@ ArcherC8 

 

Use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=abdelrahman.wifianalyzerpro

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-16 03:45:37 - last edited 2021-07-28 02:16:57

Hi @Aquafox and all,

 

The hidden wireless network is not a bug, instead, it is used to build up the mesh wireless network system. 

 

Like the exsiting Deco mesh package products, the specific hidden network with high-intensity random password can guarantee the security of the network.

 

May it help and have a good day. 

 

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-16 04:15:33

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thanks for the explanation. It would be great if there's a way to disable this feature when we don't use any mesh device. I hope your engineering team can consider this for future firmware upgrade.

 

Thanks! smiley

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-09-19 06:35:53

@lemon 

 

Noted that. 

 

Best regards. 

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-12-09 16:50:41

@Aquafox  I have exactly the same issue with this router and confirm the hidden network is caused by the router. 

 

I'm considering returning this router unless a solution is provided. It is causung patchy  audio streaming. didn't have any issues with my old, cheap router.

 

Alex Guzman

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-12-10 12:36:33

@AlexG70 

 

Hello Alex, per I said before, the hidden wireless network is not a bug, instead, it is used to build up the mesh wireless network system. 

 

Like the exsiting Deco mesh package products, the specific hidden network with high-intensity random password can guarantee the security of the network.

 

And it won't affect the actual performance of the wireless conenction. 

 

Best regards. 

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Re:Archer C7 v5 is emitting a hidden network
2019-12-10 12:45:35

@Kevin_Z what exactly is a "high intensity random password"? Is it hard-coded into the router? How do other devices that connect to the router via the hidden network know the password?

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