TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable

TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable

Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-25 08:02:40 - last edited 2021-04-25 08:13:15

@Wizz - The EAP225 seems to work well. It does all the things that the WA1201 promised.

I have now bought a 2nd EAP225, the WiFi covers about 200 m2 of open indoor space and my customer seems happy.

 

Two EAP225's with an OC200, a TL-R605, a TL-SG2008P, two TL-SG108E's and TL-SG108S, all together make a very usable multi-VLAN, multi-SSID professional grade WiFi and wired network. It's way more expensive than i was promised by tp-link FAQ's (generic router, TL-WA2101 with TL-SG108E)

 

During testing, both the TL-WA1201 and the EAP225 were multi-SSID, mulit-VLAN on the same network, looking at the R605 as router for DNS resolution. On nslookup to google.com, the EAP worked perfectly *every* time - fast and accurate, the WA1201 did ok for the first few seconds after reboot, then it started to get slow, then it started to time out and within a few minutes, it was timing out almost every request.

 

Both WA1201 and EAP were on:

VLAN 1 - 192.168.0.1/24 <— Admin

VLAN 10 - 192.168.100.1/24 <— Staff

VLAN 20 - 192.168.120.1/24 <— Guests

VLAN 30 - 192.168.130/24 <— Test

 

VLAN 1 - always resolved DNS queries instantaneously even on WA1201

VLAN 10, 20 & 30 all exhibited the same slow and timeout behavior on WA1201 but fast on EAP

 

Factory reset and setting up from scratch did not help the WA1201.

I have not had a chance to apply the beta firmware and test the WA1201 - it is still on my customer's site where it ended up configured as a standard AP on the Admin VLAN and is now switched off.
 

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-25 15:24:28

@davidraw thanks for info. Good to know 😊

 

@Solla-topee - please can you report back on this thread, if problem from @SuudoXR turns out to be unrelated to the TL-SG108E reporting bug discussed on post #16 here: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/83046?page=2

 

Thanks

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-26 02:24:52

@Wizz 

Hello, the thread you mentioned is of SMB product, and I'm afraid that is beyond what I could help. I will let our SMB support know and see if they could help take care of thread. 

 

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-27 11:34:58

@Solla-topee thanks for the reply (and also for chasing the other thread), but I am actually asking you to report back if you find anything wrong with TL-WA1201 during your private investigation with @SuudoXR (UNrelated - ie NOT related to the known TL-SG108E bug)

 

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-28 07:29:35

@Wizz 

 

Support did indeed get in touch and after looking at my setup it was confirmed this is the known bug with the TL-SG108E.

 

Cheers,

SuudoXR

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2021-04-28 11:04:55

Ah! Great! Good to know thanks @SuudoXR 

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2022-01-19 23:47:33

 

TP-Link wrote

@Wizz 

Hi, thank you very much for your time and patience.

Here is the beta firmware to fix the unstable issue under the Muiti-SSID with VLAN tags:

https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202101/20210104/TL-WA1201v2_210104.zip

please feel free to update here whether the beta firmware could fix your current issue or not;

 

Thanks a lot and wait for your reply.

@TP-Link I notice there is a new official firmware out. Does this include the changes that were in this beta version?

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable-Solution
2022-05-25 10:38:55 - last edited 2022-05-25 10:39:02

 

Updated on 22-05

Hello everyone, 

 

Here is a new beta  for TL-WA1201 for issues when working in multi SSID mode / different VLANs : 
https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202106/20210628/TL-WA1201v2_eu-up-ver1-0-1-P1[20210628-rel55053].zip

If your current firmware is not stable enough, please give it a try and feel free to let us know if works  for you. 

 

Note:  make sure router & AP's IP addresses are on a different subnet from the VLAN  when use this Beta firmware. ( if your router/switch supports creating multiple subnets)  For example, if router & AP's IP addresses are on 192.168.0.0/24 subnet, set VLAN  on a different subnet like 10.10.10.0/24.

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2022-07-24 19:41:18

It's been more than a year now, that a beta firmware fixing the problem has been released. How come it wasn't merged in the latest official firmware?

 

Can we have some news please? Using a beta firmware for VLAN is not acceptable, I expect more from TP Link. The latest official firmware comes with "Enhance device security", the beta firmware doesn't.

 

I have a V2 hardware version. Is it fixed in V3 maybe? I already lost time identifying the problem didn't come from my network configuration but from the TP Link device.

 

I would like to not also lose money by putting the device to trash.

 

Can I get an ETA for an official firmware with the fix included, or a refund, or another similar product with multi ssid/vlan capability?

 

Waiting for feedback from TP Link.

 

Thank you

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Re:TL-WA1201 multi-SSID unreliable/unusable
2022-10-27 22:09:06

  @Solla-topee what is the latest news please?

 

When can we expect an official firmware release that works for multi-SSID?

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