Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.

Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.
Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.
2020-08-11 12:35:02 - last edited 2020-10-28 09:28:43
Model: Deco M4
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 1.4.0 Build 20200628 Rel. 48846

Why Deco in access point mode keeps contacting sites like:

amazon.com

netflix.com

youtube.com

linkedin.com

google.com

 

DNS querys for this sites are spaming my dns server every 5-10 seconds.

 

WTH????

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2020-09-29 02:05:08 - last edited 2020-10-28 09:28:43

@anqu 

 

Hello, thanks for the update.

 

Deco is a network device or system, just like your PC, and it's a cloud-based service, it will need to resolve or send the DNS request to one or several of those domains or websites, such as facebook.com, youtube.com, reddit.com, etc. to detect the online connection and it is part of the green LED status, which means the internet is good on the system, only when Deco resolves the outside website successfully, can it display a solid green light (even when it is in AP mode).

 

Just to clarify again, Deco only resolves the DNS domain names but it is not actually connecting or pinging to the websites, so please don't worry about the traffic or data usage in your network, it won't be much. Additionally, different regions may have different network or DNS domain limitations, so it will try to resolve different domains based on your region, you may block some while it will connect to the others in order to keep the connection alive. If you block all the domains from your network, you may fail to connect to the internet via the Deco system and it will show you a red light.

 

May this answer your inquiry, good days.

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Re:Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.
2020-08-12 09:31:34

@anqu 

 

Hello,

 

Is it possible to share the captured log files when we can analyze it? Thanks.

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2020-09-27 17:08:06

@TP-Link_Deco 

Sorry for the late response, but i didnt have log from that time.

Now deco is acting up again. Log atached as file.

File:
log-2020-09-27.logDownload
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Re:Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.-Solution
2020-09-29 02:05:08 - last edited 2020-10-28 09:28:43

@anqu 

 

Hello, thanks for the update.

 

Deco is a network device or system, just like your PC, and it's a cloud-based service, it will need to resolve or send the DNS request to one or several of those domains or websites, such as facebook.com, youtube.com, reddit.com, etc. to detect the online connection and it is part of the green LED status, which means the internet is good on the system, only when Deco resolves the outside website successfully, can it display a solid green light (even when it is in AP mode).

 

Just to clarify again, Deco only resolves the DNS domain names but it is not actually connecting or pinging to the websites, so please don't worry about the traffic or data usage in your network, it won't be much. Additionally, different regions may have different network or DNS domain limitations, so it will try to resolve different domains based on your region, you may block some while it will connect to the others in order to keep the connection alive. If you block all the domains from your network, you may fail to connect to the internet via the Deco system and it will show you a red light.

 

May this answer your inquiry, good days.

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2020-09-29 18:16:41 - last edited 2020-09-29 18:22:05

Thank you for explanation, but problem is that is spamming dns server every 5-15 seconds. It's doing this when the main internet connection is up and i have working wifi on my devices. This happens usually after main connection drops for a moment. The log i attached earlier was from when internet connection was working. Device web gui is hard to access when this is happening like if it has to much to do. Only forced reboot fixes it.

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Re:Main Deco (access point) keeps contacing sites like youtube, amazon etc.
2021-06-17 10:39:26

@TP-Link_Deco This is a very strange practice especially with these selection of domains with questionable privacy reputation.
Why not connect to your own domain name to check? (DNS-server overload?) And why so much resolve requests, this seems a very bad practice.
So far I can only conclude that buying a TP-link product is a huge mistake if you take your and your family's privacy seriously.

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