TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !

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TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-09-22 03:20:48 - last edited 2021-11-15 10:15:44
Model: RE650  
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version:

TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !

 

HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ANSWERS TO THE DANGEROUS USE OF TKIP VS AES ASKED BY SEVERAL USERS, YET NO ONE AT TP LINK HAS YET ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE WITH *** CLEAR AND CONCISE STEPS *** TO DISABLE TKIP AND ONLY ALLOW AES ENCRYPTION.... 

 

STOP TRYING TO BLAME USERS ROUTERS !! IT IS THE COMPLETE LACK OF CLEAR SECURITY OPTIONS ON TP LINK EXTENDERS THAT IS CAUSING THIS SERIOUS ISSUE, AND WE DEMAND YOU ISSUE A FIRMWARE UPDATE ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE ASAP, OR OFFER CLEAR AND CONSIDER INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DISABLE TKIP AND ENABLE AES ON THE EXISTING LATEST FIRMWARE ASAP !!!! THANK YOU.

 

TP LINK USERS COMMUNITY

 

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !-Solution
2020-09-22 10:03:30 - last edited 2021-11-15 10:15:44

@DaveFromBoca 

Good day.

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

Sorry for the delay.

Since I have seen that you posted three threads and for the TP-Link router, do you have Deco M9 plus?

If yes, have you tried the beta firmware listed here:

Deco M9 Plus_V1: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202009/20200917/Deco_M9Plus_V1_1.4.3.zip

 

Deco M9 Plus_V2: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202009/20200917/Deco_M9Plus_V2_1.4.3.zip

 

For the RE650, after you update the beta firmware, then configure the RE device to re-associate the front-end through the web page Quick Setup (Tether is not recommended).

 

Please note:

Our Range Extenders use Auto security mode by default, which supports WPA2+AES, and TKIP to be compatible with the devices that only support old encryption methods. If the Apple devices detect that the wireless connection a weak encrypted network,  'the weak security' would show up there. But in fact, IOS devices would still prefer the secure encryption method WPA2+AES, instead of TKIP when connecting to the range extenders, and users do not need to worry about the potential security issue.

 

Thank you very much for your understanding and support.

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !-Solution
2021-08-27 06:03:53 - last edited 2021-11-15 10:17:00

Hello everyone, 
Here is a summary thread for Range Extender Weak security issue where you could find the latest firmware or beta firmware that fixed the problem: 

 

[Solution] iPhone iOS14 recognizing the range extender wireless network as "weak security"enlightened
https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/232218?page=1


If your model is not listed, or you still experience the same issue, please leave your comment there with case details. We will look in to your inquiry as quickly as possible. 

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !-Solution
2020-09-22 10:03:30 - last edited 2021-11-15 10:15:44

@DaveFromBoca 

Good day.

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

Sorry for the delay.

Since I have seen that you posted three threads and for the TP-Link router, do you have Deco M9 plus?

If yes, have you tried the beta firmware listed here:

Deco M9 Plus_V1: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202009/20200917/Deco_M9Plus_V1_1.4.3.zip

 

Deco M9 Plus_V2: https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202009/20200917/Deco_M9Plus_V2_1.4.3.zip

 

For the RE650, after you update the beta firmware, then configure the RE device to re-associate the front-end through the web page Quick Setup (Tether is not recommended).

 

Please note:

Our Range Extenders use Auto security mode by default, which supports WPA2+AES, and TKIP to be compatible with the devices that only support old encryption methods. If the Apple devices detect that the wireless connection a weak encrypted network,  'the weak security' would show up there. But in fact, IOS devices would still prefer the secure encryption method WPA2+AES, instead of TKIP when connecting to the range extenders, and users do not need to worry about the potential security issue.

 

Thank you very much for your understanding and support.

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-09-24 01:20:30

@DaveFromBoca AS STATED, I HAVE BOTH THE RE650 and RE200 WIRELESS EXTENDERS. BOTH HAVE THIS ISSUE, WILL NOT CONNECT TO MY ASUS RT-3200 ROUTER VIA AES, AND THE ASUS IS SET TO AES ENCRYPTION. ALL OTHER IOS AND WIN 10 DEVICES THAT CONNECT DIRECTLY TO THE ASUS ROUTER CONNECT VIA AES. BUT WHEN CONNECTING VIA THE RE650 OR RE200 EXTENDERS, WILL ONLY CONNECT VIA TKIP. BOTH YOUR DEVICES HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO LATEST FIRMWARE. YOUR REPLIES ARE NONSENSICAL AND DO NOT ADDRESS THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE. 

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-09-25 10:22:17

Good day.

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

Since Apple Released iOS 14.01 recently which also fixed some bugs, have you tried that firmware?

For the range extender, we did not have beta firmware yet to manually fix the security method.

 

And TP-Link has attached great importance to this issue and our engineers are trying to find more efficient solutions.

 We are really sorry for the current inconvenience so far.

Thanks  a lot.

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-09-26 13:54:44 - last edited 2020-09-26 13:58:20

@DaveFromBoca 

 

I also have this seriously security problem.

 

In my house, most of newest devices alerted "Now using TKIP, not safe! Please setup the router to WPA2 (AES) or WPAS".

The iphone, android , macbook , windows also use the WPA(TKIP) at default and cannot change to WPA2(AES).

 

What The Fuxk of this "Re650 v1" ?????

I am working for bank. I am very worry about the network security when i at home office. 

 

So Sad for this seriously security issues.

 

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-09-27 01:20:12

@f-- 

Good day.

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

For the RE650, our senior engineers are working on it for the next firmware upgrade;

But it might take some time.

For anyone who would have the same issue, please feel free to post it here so that we could work together to accelerate this process.

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation and support.

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-10-02 11:30:42
Deco M9 Plus . I need to upgrade firmware and increase SECURITY.
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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-10-04 14:25:08 - last edited 2020-10-04 14:25:40

 

 

Require RE650 WPA2 / AES or WPA3 options for encryption. Still showing Weak Security @ iphone WFI

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-10-05 05:37:42

@Solla-topee I am having a similar with my RE650.   I have the extender configured in high-speed mode where I use the 5Ghz band to communicate between the router and the extender, and the extender only broadcasts the 2.4Ghz band.

 

Using WiFi Analyzer, I can confirm the the 5Ghz signal from the router is using Chanel 36 WPA2-PSK-CCMP (strong security) while the 2.4Ghz signal broadcast from the extender is using Channel 2 WPA-PSK-TKIP+CCMP (weak security).  If connecting to the 2.4 band I can the warning on iOS14 that the signal is using weak security.  Channel 2 appears to be a default that cannot be changed on the extender.  The router only broadcasts the 5Ghz signal.

 

This is causing my entire network security to be compromised and needs to be resolves ASAP.

 

 

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-10-05 18:50:48 - last edited 2020-10-05 22:09:50

@Solla-topee 

 

Same problem here with RE200.

 

Please prioritize all those firmwares for those it is not possible to choose the encryption method as this is exposing our networks (it has always been but we just didn't know - until Apple released iOS 14).

 

What is the development timeline?

 

KR

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Re:TP-LINK RE650 / TKIP - AES ISSUE STILL UNRESOLVED !
2020-10-06 23:48:24
I set my ASUS RT-3200 PERMANENTLY to accept AES Only, which is a option with ASUS WiFi devices (and one that you do not provide, along with not being able to manually assign wireless channels, which is just lazy and ludicrous..)
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