【Resolved Solution】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5

【Resolved Solution】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
【Resolved Solution】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-16 12:22:44 - last edited 2020-07-09 02:52:09
Model: Deco M5
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version: 1.4.0

Dear all,

 

We provide a beta firmware for you here if you encounter an unstable connection issue, repeated new devices detected messages, disappearance of mesh technology switch for clients connected to satellite Deco or experience a really slow speed after upgrading to the 1.4.0 of Deco M5. 

 

Please download and extract the files, follow the instruction to upgrade the firmware via the web UI.

 

Download link: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202001/20200117/M5_v1.4.2_Fix_issues_of_firmware_1.4.0.zip

 

Note: 

1. The firmware only applies to Deco M5, all country versions. 

2. The functions of this firmware are the same as the 1.4.0, but fixed the issues mentioned above. 

3. The 1.4.x firmware is not allowed to degraded to 1.3.x directly, while the1.4.0 can be upgraded to 1.4.2, vice versa. 

 

The official firmware will be released soon, please keep an eye on the official website / Deco APP for updates. 

 

For the option to "select weekdays and weekends" on Android cellphone, new APP for Android OS will be released to fix it soon; You can use an iPhone to satisfy your needs as a workaround for now. 

 

Thanks for your kindly understanding and support in advance. 

 

Have a nice day. 

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 04:55:19 - last edited 2020-01-17 04:55:51

successfully upgraded to it, hoping won't have to face these types of issues in future. thanks

 

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 06:50:30

@deepanshu 

 

Thanks for your valued reply. 

 

You can take more time to test the performance of the new firmware, any updates, be free to contact us.

 

Have a nice day. 

 

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 08:44:18

@Kevin_Z 

 

Upgrade was successfull. With the new firmware wireless and wired components are detected. Is this the right behaviour?

With the old 1.4 firmware only the wireless components were detected.

My deco m5 works in ap mode. Two decos were connected with my zyxel switch, two more are wireless connected.

 

Greetz

Holger

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 09:23:40

@Kevin_Z Good morning Kevin, I feel that with my knowledge of computer science, I am not able to install the beta version for my M5 system. I would appreciate if possible explain the first steps in detail to do the operation. Thank you very much

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 12:13:45

@Rioja 

Hi Rioja

 

you have to update the firmware with the web gui of the deco.

Login to the main deco, go to Advanced, then System. Just click on firmware upgrade

 

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 12:34:07

@Kevin_Z 

 

Hi,

I just dowloaded the 1.4.2 beta firmware and tried to upload it from web UI.

after clicking on Upgrade button, I can see the file transfer at bottom left of browser and finally a chip that says operation succeeded

that said, nothing updates and I can see a 500 error in the browser dev tools  on following url

http://192.168.68.1/cgi-bin/luci/;stok=82d397e2d02335d63ca5485e80f09608/admin/cloud?form=firmware_status

Any idea what's wrong ?

 

BTW, I have 3 Deco M5 units, hardware V1.0 (EU)

I installed them from app and was only able to update primary one, so right now I have:

main deco : 1.4.0 Build 20191223 Rel. 38921

first slave & secondary slave : 1.1.5 Build 20170820 Rel. 62483

 

I've never been able to update from mobile app again (says unable to check for updates) nor the web UI online option as in that case even if UI shows all units with correct versions when I click on "check for upgrades", I get a never ending spinner and again in the console I see the following javascript error:

frame.js:1 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'toString' of null
    at Object.o.su.escapeHtml (frame.js:1)
    at l.su.widgets.<computed>.renderer (eval at <anonymous> (jquery.min.js:3), <anonymous>:1:1299)
    at l.su.widgets.<computed>.setValue (frame.js:1)
    at o._syncDataValue (frame.js:1)
    at o.sync (frame.js:1)
    at o.e.su.Observable.t.fireEvent (frame.js:1)
    at o.syncView (frame.js:1)
    at o.bindViewObj (frame.js:1)
    at o.syncSubViewBinds (frame.js:1)
    at o.bindViewObj (frame.js:1)

 

Anyone can help?

thanks a lot in advance

Christophe

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 14:52:47

@Rioja Good afternoon Kevin, I just updated, beta version 1.4.2 Build 20200116 Ref.46064. Everything works fine, I will report anything that may surprise me.

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-17 15:59:18

@Kevin_Z 

 

So I am hesitate to install  Beta Firmware. Is there any timeframe of when an official release will be? Also when updating this to the 1.4.2 version (should I choose to do so); will this update ALL M5 Deco's & not just the main unit?

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-18 09:02:27 - last edited 2020-01-18 09:02:55

@Kevin_Z  plz let us know when will u guys roll out the official firmware, is there any specific time period and would be better be better if u could tell us the exact date.

thanks

 

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Re:【Problem Solved】Fixed the issues after upgrading to firmware 1.4.0 of Deco M5
2020-01-18 13:04:00

@gatito I experienced this the first time as well (there was a new firmware version but the app never showed it so I wanted to install manually). 
 

what worked for me was connecting my laptop wired to one Deco (it wasn't the main Deco but to be safe I recommend you do that) and removing the cable that's between your modem/router and your Deco (so basically disconnect it from the internet).
TP-link had a guide somewhere (can't find it that quick) that actually suggested to try to upgrade the Deco's while disconnected from the internet. That seemed to work for me. 

 

I hope it works! 

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