new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing

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new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-16 07:34:56 - last edited 2020-09-18 03:57:58
Model: Deco M5  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.5.0

Hi @TP-Link and all,

 

I have done a quick round of testing on the new beta firmware released a couple of hours ago -

https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202009/20200915/M5_1.5.0_fixed_wifi_security_as_WPA2-AES.zip

 

my initial findings (important - I am using all my 8 units, in 3 different networks, as APs) :

 

1. the upgrade process simply fails when using Edge Chromium but runs smoothly on IE 11

 

2. this version seems to completely eliminate WPA - I could not find anywhere on the app/webui the ability to enable/disable WPA but the good news : no more security warnings from iOS / Win10 devices! :-) able to select WPA2+WPA / WPA2 / None as security methods : included inside the wifi network name dialogue (thanks @Kingdaveontour1 )

 

3. a nice new feature shows in the app : "Network Optimization". and while it doesn't let you pick a specific channel it does scan the area and changes its' channel picks based on the findings. after several hours of use it seems that the app wants to optimize the network channels every time you enter that dialogue window

 

4. no major performance changes were observed (other than +4ms latency bump which might be related to my ISP rather than the device)

 

@TP-Link - i'd appreciate the full change log so we can aid in testing and have this version out as soon as possible. iOS 14 will be released today which would create a wave of security warnings for the Decos.

 

Thanks,

M.

 

 

 

 

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2020-09-18 03:57:47 - last edited 2020-09-18 03:57:58

@SrDarkWarrior  

 

Hello,

 

We have released the beta firmware for the Deco device to allow you to change the security type now, please refer to the below post for more details:
https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/227662

 

Thanks a lot~

Please leave me a message if I haven't seen your post and your issue is quite urgent!
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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-16 13:19:33

Using 1.5.0 here. 

Without any issue, and WPA2 only. 
Main network with 5 decos M5 runs smooth.

 

On Wifi settings if you click on Network name you can change security settings. Include now NONE as option.

 

 

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-16 13:43:25

Is there a 1.5 beta firmware for P7?

 

 

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-16 15:02:24

@AnonyOne 

 

issues..

 

antivirus doesn't update

 

network optimisation asks to optimise every time it's run

 

other than that. Stable

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-16 19:28:12

@AnonyOne 

Is there one for Deco M9 Plus V2?

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-17 11:03:55

It worked for me.

 

The only problem I had was in the first attempt to upload the firmware using Chrome on a Mac. After that, I tried again and it worked. It looks like at the second attempt to upload the firmware, it works.

 

I have 3 Deco M5 and everything looks pretty stable.

 

Thank you TP Link but you could do it better. A lot of users were warning about it since the first iOS 14 beta 1 in July.

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-17 12:15:33

@AnonyOne  @Kingdaveontour1  @leogz 

 

Thank you all for your valued updates and feedback about the new firmware.

 

As per the new Network Optimization feature on the Deco app, it will review all the channels in 2.4GHz and 5GHz and try to find lesser use channels and improve the mesh performance.

 

Good days.

Please leave me a message if I haven't seen your post and your issue is quite urgent!
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2020-09-17 12:18:04

@levo 

 

Hello, you may move to this post to download the new firmware for P7:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/220716

 

Good days.

Please leave me a message if I haven't seen your post and your issue is quite urgent!
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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-17 13:15:49

@TP-Link_Deco 

 

I would suggest to add a feature to enable/disable WPS. This is very insecure.

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-17 13:17:45

@TP-Link_Deco Thank you!

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Re:new (beta) firmware version for Deco M5 (v1) - 1.5.0 - new features testing
2020-09-18 01:00:21

@rmarliere 

 

Hello, thank you for the suggestions again.

 

Actually, the WPS is disabled by default, only when you enable it can you build a connection with other devices in 120 seconds.

 

Good days.

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