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[Solution] Weak secuirty issue on the IOS system
[Solution] Weak secuirty issue on the IOS system
2020-09-18 02:59:56 - last edited 2021-06-04 02:57:43
Model: Deco
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version:

Background:

Some of you may have updated your Apple devices to the latest iOS 14 version and get a “Weak Security” warning message when connecting to the Deco network. 

 

 

Why Deco network is displayed as “Weak Security”?

Deco by default secured your wireless network with a mixed WPA/WPA2-AES/TKIP security, and the previous firmware was not allowed to manually configure the security mode. While iOS14 and some new operating systems consider other than the latest WPA3 and WPA2 AES to have security issues.

 

Solution:

1.The latest firmware version has allowed users to manually configure the security mode; Please make sure that you have updated Deco to the latest firmware;

2.Please ensure you are running the latest Deco app on your phone;

Then Launch your Deco app->MORE->Wi-Fi, tap the password box and you will be able to change the Security Type:

 

Note:

1.Sometimes Deco APP might fail to get the latest firmware upgrade notification, please also check on the local official website to ensure you have the latest firmware;

2. After changing the security mode to WPA2-PSK (AES) only, If some of your old IoT devices cannot connect to the Deco network anymore, you could change the security back to the mixed WPA2-PSK (AES)+WPA-PSK (TKIP) as your devices might not support the newer AES version.

  

 

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system-Solution
2021-04-25 10:23:51 - last edited 2021-06-04 02:57:43

@GetRighT 

 

Hi, you can download the Upgrade Tool from the TP-Link official website.

Download Link: https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/deco-m9-plus/v2/#Utility

Note: Deco M9 Plus V2 running the older 1.2.x firmware can ONLY be updated via the Upgrade Tool, you cannot update it via web nor on the Deco app.

 

If someone gets stuck with the upgrade procedure, please refer to the below FAQ to do some basic troubleshooting:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2930/

 

 

Update: The weak security issue has been fixed already on the latest firmware, customers are suggested to check the solution we provided on the first post on this thread. If you have any other issues or inquiries, start a new thread on your own, be sure to provide details about the issue you are experiencing, which will help others to understand and advice on it.

 

Thank you very much.

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-18 07:00:09

@TP-Link_Deco 

 

Excellent.... Good to see your development team is still with us... 

 

While I am happy to see this update, the ability to choose the channels is yet not implemented in the beta firmware. This is a request from hundreds of users and I am hopeful that it will be included in the final release of the next update. 

 

Would you please update on the channel change option... And confirm if it will be included in the final release? 

 

Thanks. 

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-18 09:08:23
And news on the P9?
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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-18 09:38:40

@timp78 

 

Thanks for your reminding, just updated.

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2020-09-18 09:40:28

@TP-Link_Deco please can you issue a change log?

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-18 15:52:54

@TP-Link_Deco thanks so much for the beta firmware upgrade. I have changed my review on Amazon to reflect the improvement

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2020-09-18 18:31:49 - last edited 2020-09-18 18:59:20

@TP-Link_Deco I was able to update my m5 network to the beta. In the app, I verified that the new firmware was recognized. I went to the App Store to verify the version of the app I have (2.2.2 for iOS, updated 1 week ago). However, I don't have the option on the Wi-Fi Settings screen to manage secuirty.

 

However, my i-devices started working again now that the router has been updated.

 

In case some people were wondering: in my case, my Apple devices connected to the network fine, but they just had sporadic or very slow connections to other sites. So, my symptoms were:

  • Wireless network not working on i-devices despite multiple reboots of entire system.
  • Wired network working correctly.
  • Wireless network working ok on non-Apple devices.

 

EDIT: This was resolved by updating to the beta firmware. Thank you for providing that. Unfortunately, after about 10 minutes, my iPad was back to the same intermittent internet problem, while my wired computer is working fine. My Deco app now has a "network optimization" feature that I'm running. But I'm not hopeful at this point.... Yep, as I expected, that didn't help. Bummer. 

 

Will there be an automatic upgrade from the beta to the release software? Sometimes some companies make beta users upgrade manually becuase the release doesn't include an upgrade mechanism from the beta version.

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-18 18:41:49

@TP-Link_Deco 

Thanks for the Updates.

As your mail support already told me - I have an integrated M3W Deco too - this device so far has no firmware update.

So it happens, that my DecoApp doesn't show the security settings.

 

Please keep in mind updating the M3W too! :)

 

Thanks

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-19 23:31:15

@TP-Link_Deco 

 

Dear, I am currently using a beta firmware on my deco m4 for the 5Ghz channel to receive 149+ channel. Is this firmware restriced to band 1-4? Otherwise, I cannot connect my phones using 5Ghz. Which is really annoying. 

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Re:【Deco Beta Firmware】Change wireless security type on your Deco system
2020-09-20 00:17:27

@TP-Link_Deco 

 

I just upgraded my M5 and M4 and don't see any prompt to change the WiFi.  When I press the password I don't get any prompt.  I verified that the beta software has been successfully loaded onto both devices.  What is the problem?

 

I do now have a "Network Optimization" feature.  Not sure what it does.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

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2020-09-20 05:02:37

@TP-Link_Deco 

I updated to the beta firmware and it works fine for me (5 Decos P7)

But I can't find a new "network optimisation" function. Where should I find it? I have the iOS 2.2.2 app version

 

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