TL MR 100 Carrier Aggregation and Issue with Band Selection.

TL MR 100 Carrier Aggregation and Issue with Band Selection.
TL MR 100 Carrier Aggregation and Issue with Band Selection.
2020-11-03 17:41:15 - last edited 2020-11-22 02:30:17
Model: TL-MR100
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.1.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 200612 Rel.63438n

Hi Everyone,

Good Day. 

 

I bought the TL MR100 V1 router a month ago.

 

I have a lot of compatibility and Network issues with TL MR100.

 

Here I post list of observations and review:

 

Network Drop and Disconnection Issue:

 

The network signal drops often. Whenever signal Drops the internet is disconnected. 

Whether 100% to 75% OR 75% to 50% it happens. 

 

For this issue I got beta firmware and currently using beta version and selected the band on 4G only mode.

 

Still this happens.

 

Beta firmware doesn't allow to select 3G band manually and Not supporting HSPA+:

 

I have very good 3G signal when compared to 4G, So I changed 3G only mode in settings.

 

I'm receiving HSPA+ in My mobile but not in TL MR 100.

TL MR 100 doesn't have manual band selection for 3G also working for HSPA+.

 

I see that TL MR 100 claims it can support UTMS/HSPA+ but not working on UTMS/HSPA+ why?

 

Is this because of beta frimware?

How to switch to HSPA+ on particular band?

 

Developers and Engineers please try to address these issues and release a good firmware.

 

Thanks,

Aravind S.

 

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Re:TL MR 100 Carrier Aggregation and Issue with Band Selection.
2020-11-06 05:52:45

@AravindS 

Good day,

Thank you very much for your time and patience.

 Recently, there is an official firmware released for the TL-MR100:

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-mr100/#Firmware

TL-MR100(EU)_V1_201016

https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202011/20201102/TL-MR100(EU)_V1_201016.zip

Please try to update to the latest firmware to see if your current issue has been fixed.

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:TL MR 100 Issue with Band Selection Search and HSPA+
2020-11-07 09:22:45 - last edited 2020-11-22 02:29:37

@Sunshine 

Bad day. 

 

I installed the latest version from the link you provided. 

 

Firmware Version:‪1.3.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 201016 Rel.35768n

 

Worst ever firmware I have ever seen. Are you guys testing it before releasing it?

 

When I select Advanced->Network->Internet->Band->Manual it's searching for a while. I was waiting for more 3 to 4 minutes. no way to cancel the search. No way to select the band. beta firmware far better than official one.  

 

After 3 to 4 minutes I got the following error. Don't know why. In my area I have Band 40 and Band 1 available tested with mobile.

 

 

Same search issue happened with Advanced->Network->Internet->Network Searchsearching for a while. after 3 to 4 minutes it detected only one network. 

 

I regret why I bought TP link product.

Please try to address the issue earliest.

Please test before releasing the firmware, it makes customer more angry when things doesn't work.

 

Also you not answered some of my questions on previous post. This version doesn't answer my all my questions not even one. 

I would like to fall back to beta firmware. It was far better than official release.

 

 

UPDATE 1:

 

Date: 07th November 2020  

Time: 17.10 UTC

 

Bug:

 

If I turn off the Mobile data. then it search the band after few minutes. 

If mobile data turned on I got the error. 

 

 

More problems: 

 

1.Network search also failed many times.  No clue sometimes takes 3 to 4 minutes then showing the network. Many times getting the following error.

 

2.Frequent internet/wifi disconnection seen in this release. 

 

3. I changed my the sim card on the router.

When I insert the second sim Internet not even connecting. 

I looked and found that previous band selection is applied to the second sim.

 

My Airtel ISP work with Band 1 and Band 40

My vodafone ISP work with Band 1,Band 3 and Band 41

 

Don't TP link developers think this usecase/testcase?

 

So If I need to change the sim every time I have to go and change the settings. Ridiculous. 

 

4. Whole WiFi disconnection when changing the settings and band selections.

 

Sometimes the router unresponsive. Suddenly internet and WiFi disconnected and black white page is showing. 

 

UPDATE 2:

 

Date: 22nd November 2020  

Time: 02.25 UTC

 

1. @Sunshine Till the date no reply from officials. 

2. Wireless disconnection issue happening heavily. Automatically disconnecting from the device.

3. HSPA+ not working

4. Band selection not working searching for a while still no result many times. Even if I turn off mobile data.

5. Network selection not working.

6. I thought downgrading to beta firmware could solve the problem but no way to downgrade firmware.

 

Thanks,

Aravind S.

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Re:TL MR 100 Issue with Band Selection Search and HSPA+
2021-01-13 09:59:55

@AravindS 

 

Hello, apologies for the super late reply.

 

We have reported the issue to the support engineers, they will likely reach out to you via email to continue to troubleshoot your issue.

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Re:TL MR 100 Issue with Band Selection Search and HSPA+
2021-02-04 08:27:45
I also had the same issue. Please fix it.
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Re:TL MR 100 Carrier Aggregation and Issue with Band Selection.
Monday

@AravindS  did you tested with Vi sim, with a proper APN with www it is not working at all, other 4g models also faced this issue.

 

 

please send the upcoming  update with Vi sim bug fix,new apn profile>set any profile name>pdp type ipv4&ipv6>set apn type to dynamic(if dynamic type doesnt work then select static and type 'www' in the apn column

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Re:TL MR 100 Issue with Band Selection Search and HSPA+
Monday
Please fix India new Vi ISP SIM issue ASAP
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Re:TL MR 100 Issue with Band Selection Search and HSPA+
Monday
I suspect tp link using logic bomb or time bomb or they don't know how to handle things. I have faced too many issues with TL mr 100 with airtel and vi. No support provided. Don't dream that they will fix. They will release new device to cheat more people. They don't provide care for existing customers. Never recommend tp link to anyone.
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