"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5

"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-07-12 14:43:55 - last edited 2020-09-16 01:12:59
Model: Deco M5
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.4.4

hi,

 

the lack of WPA3 support OR the ability to disable WPA have been plaguing the Deco product line for quite a while.

 

as if to make things worse, it seems that new device operating systems (desktop and mobile) are now gradually starting to classify WPA networks as unsafe.

this is a major issue because it would mean that someone like me that has a work iPhone (and laptop) won't be able to connect to my home Wifi (Deco M5 x 6) because the corporate security agent grabs the network classification from the operating system.

 

it is true that this is currently "just" an issue with people using developer betas of their iOS, but this is going to publicly released in mid September which would make this a significant issue.

 

so it basically boils down to this -

what is the ETA on providing firmware that would support WPA3?

as a quick and simple alternative - how fast can you release a firmware that allows disabling WPA?

 

PLEASE don't bother replying with "we're working on it" etc.

just be honest and tell us if/when these modifications are going to be made. even an honest "we won't do it" answer is better than the answers we have been getting in the past 10-12 months.

 

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5-Solution
2020-09-16 01:12:53 - last edited 2020-09-30 02:29:08

Hello all, thanks very much for your patiently waiting and support.

 

Our developers recently have provided a beta firmware for the Deco devices, which allows you to change the wireless security type for your Deco network, here is the download link if you are willing to update it:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/227662

 

Note: Ensure you are running the latest Deco app on your phone first, Android version 2.2.1, and iOS 2.2.2.

 

Let the community know if you have any inquiries, thanks a lot~

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-07-13 22:27:36 - last edited 2020-07-13 22:28:39

no response from anyone at TP-Link...?

 

which brings up the question - after reading some other posts here, are there ANY TP-Link employees monitoring and participating in any of the discussions here?

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-07-14 05:56:41
Saw the same with ios14 beta. There will be a flood of calls when the public beta hits the streets
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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-08-08 09:34:51

@Khammer 

Public beta is now here, TP Link has to speed-up regarding firmware issues!

-- TP-Link Deco P7 Mesh Network @ 1.4.8 Beta-Build 20200916 Rel. 59840 TP-Link Deco M3W @ 1.0.5 Build 20191202 Rel. 63124
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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5-Solution
2020-09-16 01:12:53 - last edited 2020-09-30 02:29:08

Hello all, thanks very much for your patiently waiting and support.

 

Our developers recently have provided a beta firmware for the Deco devices, which allows you to change the wireless security type for your Deco network, here is the download link if you are willing to update it:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/227662

 

Note: Ensure you are running the latest Deco app on your phone first, Android version 2.2.1, and iOS 2.2.2.

 

Let the community know if you have any inquiries, thanks a lot~

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-16 10:15:52

@TP-Link_Deco 

Thanks for that - I have M9Plus and X20 anything oin the hortizon there 

 

Regards

Rob

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-16 21:29:11

@TP-Link_Deco 

Is it possible to add WPA3 Support to Deco M9 Plus V2?

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-17 01:10:33

@Khammer 

 

I see, we will soon release the new official firmware for Deco M9 Plus and X20, please kindly wait for the updates and keep an eye on your Deco app.

 

Good days.

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-17 01:13:22

@SrDarkWarrior 

 

Hello, this will be forwarded as a feature request to the developers and they will take a look if we can support it in the foreseeable future.

 

BTW, you may pay attention to the compatibility list on the official website:

https://www.tp-link.com/wpa3/compatibility/

 

Good days~

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-17 06:57:03

@TP-Link_Deco 

thanks

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Re:"Weak Wifi Security" on iOS 14 (beta) for Deco M5
2020-09-17 08:12:02

@TP-Link_Deco Perfect! I'll try installing this tonight when I get home!

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