TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?

TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-10-24 07:56:22 - last edited 2020-12-18 06:28:20
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519

I have recently bought a TL-WPA4220-KIT, containing two TL-WPA4220 and one TL-4010 device. I struggle since day one with the WiFi on the TL-WPA4220 devices, the WiFi seems to be very unstable and this was also noticed by other community members.

 

After it was not any better after I upgraded to the Beta FW TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_180509_Beta (and I absolutely hated the TP Link Beta watermark what make reading help and settings a nightmare experience), I decided to downgrade again to FW version TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519.

 

I found both firmware versions on this page https://www.tp-link.com/de/support/download/tl-wpa4220/v1/#Firmware

 

I was absolute horrified that the downgrade to TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 does not remove the TP Link Beta watermark, I tried to reset the adapters to factory default, no success. 

 

 

How can I get rid now of this dreadfully annoying TP-Link Beta Watermark? It is very distracting, annoying and it does not match with the FW TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 because this FW is not Beta.

 

I appreciate any help how to restore my TL-WPA4220 back to what it is after downgrading to TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519, it is not beta anymore.

 

Can you please help how to get rid of this TP-Link Beta watermark?

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?-Solution
2020-12-17 10:41:15 - last edited 2020-12-18 02:16:07

@Teo.Vlecram 

Good day,

Thank you very much for your kind reply.

The beta firmware TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_180509_Beta bin file is for the wireless part of TL-WPA4220.

And the firmware TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 (NVM+PIB file) is for the power-line part of TL-WPA4220(which is to say, you only downgrade the powerline part on the utility);

So you might need to use this firmware on the web interface:

TL-WPA4220 KIT(EU)_V1_160525 (bin file) to downgrade the wireless part with watermark.

https://static.tp-link.com/TL-WPA4220_V1_160525.zip

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-11-11 09:37:36

@StardustOne 

Good day,

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

After resetting the TL-WPA4220 by holding the reset pinhole for 10s, have you try to upload the TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 again to have a look?

By the way, after the firmware update, what is the firmware version on the status page, 170519 or 180509?

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-11-11 22:42:45

@Solla-topee I did reload the TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 two times even, but the TP-Link Beta background did not go away, the version I got after the reload of the older firmware is 170519 as seen in my provided screenshot.

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-12-16 21:33:27

@StardustOne 

I have exactly the same issue! Very, very annoying.

 

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-12-17 09:39:33 - last edited 2020-12-17 09:45:53

@Teo.Vlecram 

 

Installing older firmware version TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 makes no difference: Beta background screen remains.

 

 

 

Please TP-Link; fix this issue!

 

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?-Solution
2020-12-17 10:41:15 - last edited 2020-12-18 02:16:07

@Teo.Vlecram 

Good day,

Thank you very much for your kind reply.

The beta firmware TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_180509_Beta bin file is for the wireless part of TL-WPA4220.

And the firmware TL-WPA4220(EU)_V1_170519 (NVM+PIB file) is for the power-line part of TL-WPA4220(which is to say, you only downgrade the powerline part on the utility);

So you might need to use this firmware on the web interface:

TL-WPA4220 KIT(EU)_V1_160525 (bin file) to downgrade the wireless part with watermark.

https://static.tp-link.com/TL-WPA4220_V1_160525.zip

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2020-12-17 11:00:14

@TP-Link 

 

And that fixed it!

THANKS!

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2021-01-26 12:21:57
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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2021-01-28 06:13:39

@StardustOne The powerline utility does not work anymore, it used the discontinued Adobe Flashplayer. A newer version of the powerline utility is available but it does not find any powerline devices. Connecting to the devices to update the firmware or downgrade does not work anymore.

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Re:TL-WPA4220 V1.0: remove TP-Link Beta Watermark after downgrading FW?
2021-02-24 16:46:26

@StardustOne Download the new version of |TPlink from the website.

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