Deco M5 source signal selectable?

Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 08:42:22

@TP-Link 

 

That's great. 

Bit of an obvious question, but do you have a, even high level, estimate on when 1.6.0 might be avaiable to the public?

 

Kind regards.

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 11:40:56

@TP-Link Hi, how can i get bet firmware for my m5 deco? I really need it, im having a bunch of throuble with my slave decos connecting to wrong source signal.

 

tnx

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 11:43:30

@vaultgunner 

 

M5 beta firmware (For V1+2+3):

https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202102/20210207/Deco_M5_1.5.1_Network_Map_Optimization_Log.zip

 

You then need to connect to your Deco's on their web interfaces, by visiting their IP addresses in a browser. Upload the relevant firmware to the deco, ENSURING the FW is the correct one for your Deco. As if it isn't you could brick the device.... 

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 11:48:09

@MikeSel tnx, 

Did you test it? Any problem that could prevent the network from working?
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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 11:50:59
You may want to read the rest of the thread.. The source isn't selectable manually in this release, you have to run the optimisation. If you read back a few pages, you'll see I have it installed on 2 of my 5 nodes (running m9's and m5's) and they now behave 'better' - not perfect, but better.
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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 11:53:52
Understand. Thank you very much for the information.
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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-04-27 17:38:48

@TP-Link  I have 1 main and 4 satalies and all connect to the main which the signal is week for 2 of the further satallites.  Is there an update that will allow the statllites to connect to the closests?

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-05-02 04:15:47

@TP-Link HI! I would like to get the beta version update for the m5. I'm having a hard time to connect the mesh on the proper source. 
 

thank you

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-05-05 07:51:04

Hi TPLink,

 

I tried the special firmware patch for my Deco M5, using the link posted earlier on this thread.

https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202102/20210207/Deco_M5_1.5.1_Network_Map_Optimization_Log.zip

 

However, I still experience the issue. Here is roughly my current setup:

The main M5 that connects to the modem (NBN - PPPoE) is located in my office.

Then I set up another two satellites in the adjacent dining room, and also in the bedroom.

 

 

The M5-AP1 (dining)'s signal-source is the M5-Main (Office), and the wifi backhaul signal is full, which is great.

 

However, the M5-AP2 (bedroom) is trying to also connect to M5-Main (Office) despite the signal-source is very low (1 yellow bar).

While, it (M5-AP2) could actually reach M5-AP1 easier and prolly get a stronger signal-source.

 

 

Another strange thing is that, when I use my laptop and mobile-phone in the bedroom, I could see that they are being redirected to use the M5-Main (Office), rather than M5-AP2 (Bedroom), which technically is closer (as they're in the same room).

 

 

 

In my mobile phone, despite I'm just sitting next to (approx 30cm)  MP5-AP2 (bedroom), I could see the wifi signal is NOT full:

 

 

which I guess, is because my mobile-phone is not connected to this MP5-AP2 satellite which is located in my bedroom, but instead to MP5-main (office) which is much further and the signal is much weaker.

 

I'm just wondering if I misconfigure this Deco M5?

From my observation, correct me if I'm wrong, but looks like:

a) M5-satellite signal-source choose lowest-hop distance one brute-forcely, without considering signal-strength

b) my mobile-phone device, when connected to the mesh wifi, is always redirected to the main-M5, eventho it's further away, instead of connected to the closest one.

 

Just as comparison, when I run OKLA speedtest on the office-room, it gives me approx 50MBps download, but when I bring it to the study-room, disconnect & reconnect the Wifi, it gives me just around 20-30 Mbps download (which is around half of the actual speed)

 

Therefore, if you could shed some light and advise on anything I could do to tweak my Deco M5, that would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

 

Cheers,

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Re:Deco M5 source signal selectable?
2021-05-05 07:52:10
Also, I try this other firmware from the website https://static.tp-link.com/2021/202102/20210220/Deco_M5_V1_V2_V3_210203.zip but, it didn't seem to give me much luck either
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