【Resloved】RE450 V3/RE455 v1 weak security issue

【Resloved】RE450 V3/RE455 v1 weak security issue

Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-01-03 04:58:18

@TP-Link When will the new stable version be released? please give us a time frame.

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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-01-11 14:36:39

@TP-Link hi there - please help

 

At the start of this thread you let us know the Beta firmware was available and provided a link to it:

 

https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202012/20201210/RE450_V3_201209.zip

 

HOWEVER

 

I just checked your RE450 download page at the following location https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/re450/v3/#Firmware and the latest version that shows is:

 

https://static.tp-link.com/2021/202101/20210106/RE450_v3_201203.zip

 

This was posted after your announcement here, but appears to relate to an older date 20/12/03 vs. 20/12/09.

 

Please can you tell us as soon as possible which is the more stable of these two variants and which we should have installed on our devices.

 

Many thanks.

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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-01-13 07:12:04

@Company 

Hi, it is recommended to update the official firmware on the local website.

Thanks for your feedback.

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-02-13 13:02:14 - last edited 2021-02-13 13:05:36

@TP-Link 

 

I have followed the following steps for my Hardware version RE450 v3.0

 

Downloaded firmware update from https://www.tp-link.com/uk/support/download/re450/v3/#Firmware

Used ethernet connection direct to RE450 extender

Updated firmware using this package re450v3_un-up-ver1-0-2-P1[20201203-rel80349] (as downloaded)

Used the reset button on the device

Used the reboot button on the interface

This is the firmware version reported from the management interface: 1.0.2 Build 20201203 Rel. 80349(6985/8575)

 

YET I am STILL getting the weak security issue on my iOS / iPadOS devices

To ease troubleshooting, I have labelled the two extender SSIDs with _EXT2 and _EXT5 (to further separate 2.4ghz and 5ghz)

From the Mac terminal ./airport -s command you can see the output below.

 

Clearly, it seems that as of this firmware update, the 2.4ghz extended network is no longer including TKIP. But, the 5ghz network is still giving TKIP.

 

 

SSID BSSID RSSI  CHANNEL HT CC SECURITY (auth/unicast/group)
Host 80:72:15:6c:8e:b2 -73 6 Y -- WPA2(PSK/AES/AES) 
Host_EXT2 d8:07:b6:dd:fe:58 -48 6 Y -- WPA2(PSK/AES/AES)
Host_EXT5 d8:07:b6:dd:fe:59 -55 36 Y -- WPA2(PSK/AES,TKIP/TKIP)
Host 80:72:15:6c:8e:b5 -64 36 Y GB WPA2(PSK/AES/AES) 

 

 

 

I have attached the Host Network and Extended Network settings screens for reference also.

Please can you advise if this can be fixed in the next 28 days, otherwise I will return the kit as defective where I bought it.

 

Side note, it would be more helpful if you gave the user the choice of security encryption so that we can forcibly disable TKIP. I have no devices reliant on this legacy encryption. Inclined to return just based on this issue.

 

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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-02-13 18:41:35 - last edited 2021-02-13 18:42:39

@b737 hi, I have now returned mine but before doing so the latest firmware did solve the weak security issues on my V3 for us.

 

You may have done this but to get the latest firmware to show it may be worth setting up the devices from scratch so going through the whole setup again. I also cleared my browser cache in case that helps. Either way the version number did update and show the new version for me. Good luck.

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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-02-16 01:24:51

@b737 

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback!

We are very interested in your finding and would like to forward your case to the senior engineers.

Please have a check of your email box later.

At the same time, have you tried to reset the RE450 and set it up from the scratch via web UI, not via Tether APP?

Then delete the previous profile on the IOS devices and connect it again?

By the way, may I know the model number of your main router?

How about the operating system of your IOS devices?

Thank you very much and wait for your reply.

 

 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-03-12 16:02:07
Any firmware update for the RE450 V1 UK model?
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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue-Solution
2021-03-19 07:32:06 - last edited 2021-09-14 07:14:11

Hello everyone, 
Here is a summary thread for Range Extender Weak security issue,  where you could find some troubleshooting tips & the latest (beta) firmware that fixed the problem: 
[Solution] iPhone iOS14 recognizing the range extender wireless network as "weak security"
https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/232218?page=1


If you still experience the same issue, please report back with information required in the above thread, so we could look in to your inquiry as soon as possible. 
If  your model is not listed there ,feel free to leave the Hardware version and Country version (UK/ EU etc.) of your device there ,we would regularly record them for further evaluation.

 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-06-11 04:01:19 - last edited 2021-06-11 04:05:48

@TP-Link and the v2 model that also suffers from these problems , not to mention the other problems it already has with frequent disconnections of the connection wi-fi .... abandoned it ? even v1 model has been updated and v2 so far nothing.  I am very sorry for the purchase of this model, its advertising is amazing but the device is horrible and it is abandoned by TP-Link.... Wi-Fi disconnection is frequent... Poor security... TKIP... etc

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Re:【Beta Firmware】RE450 V3 weak security issue
2021-06-11 07:47:05 - last edited 2021-06-11 07:49:27

@Andrsouzaaa  Hello, 

 

RE450 has fixed the weak security issue since 202009XX firmware, please confirm your RE450 V2 is running the latest firmware: 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/re450/v2/#Firmware

 

Make sure main router is on WPA2-PSK (AES)  or ios devices does not show' weak security' when connected to main router

Here is a related guide to check security type on router: 

Why my iOS14 warning weak security when I connect to TP-Link Wi-Fi

 

You may need to  factory reset range extender and reinstall RE from Web page after router is on WPA-PSK (AES)

 

Reset RE: with RE powered on, use a pin to push the reset hole for 10 secs. 

How to log into the web management page of the range extender (new logo)?
https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1398/

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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