Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection

Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-03-30 14:12:31 - last edited 2021-03-31 10:51:37
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version:
Dear All,
 
Good Evening. Recently i bought the TP Link Archer MR600 V2 router. As you know it supports 4G+ (Carrier Aggregation future).
 
When i try with either Airtel or the Jio i am not getting the 4G+. (Though in the same place my mobile shows a 4G+ with different bands).
 
The router connect with only one band at a time and i do not see any option to enable career aggregation. From some of the youtube video's i saw this functionality was available for the MR600 V1 by using beta firmware.  The same option is missing in the V2 version of this model.
 
Band lock option is available by default in MR600 V2, but with that when i select more than one band, it always connect with either one of the band and frequent disconnections as well.
 
Could you please guide me the steps to enable the Carrier Aggregation if there is any? Is there any Beta firmware available for this model?
 
Anyone succeeded with Carrier Aggregation in this model in India?
 
Best Regards,
 Kathir K
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-03-31 12:04:28

@Kathir 

Hi, please refer to this link for further suggestions:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/257116?replyId=580280 

 

And please make sure the chosen 4G bands are supported both by the modem as well as the SIM card provider;

Thank you.

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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-04-01 05:37:49

@TP-Link Unfortunately the method descried by you doesn't work. Please check my updates with the screen shots in the given thread.

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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-04-26 15:27:25 - last edited 2021-04-27 06:55:25

@tplink , @TP-Link 

Is there any update on this issue.

 

As you are selling this product as 4g+ router but we are not getting 4g+ with good signal too. as described by kathir we are getting 4g+ in mobile.

 

Kindly  help with this issue or provide option for manual selection like v1 have with beta version.

I hope you will look into issue and reply ASAP.

Regards, SR1646
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-04-27 06:39:22 - last edited 2021-04-27 06:55:56

Hello @tplink , @TP-Link 

Please find my Router signal strength details on my Jio sim card.

 

 

As you see in above image it is showing ISP null. I can say excellent signal as -71dbm (mobile can use 4g+ at 90-100dbm too).
 

Please also find my Profile configuration.

Please also find my firmware version :

Firmware Version:‪1.2.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 201203 Rel.59032n Hardware Version:‪Archer MR600 v2 00000001

 

Please let me know if i can provide any further information. or i have to change some configuration changes for get 4g+ signal.(i.e. band aggregation like v1)

I hope the above detail will help you in further investigation.

 

Regards, SR1646
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-03 14:52:32 - last edited 2021-05-07 05:55:19

@Kathir 
[[[  EDIT:  Not working any more, look like it is random still if you want try then you can try   ]]]

Hello 
I have found way which will work 70% of time for locking multiple band and getting 4g+ in mr600 v2.

Steps:

1. Select band manually (only 2 band you want to do CA (3+5 working for me)

2. Reboot the device 

3. Check the status

Credit : https://youtu.be/dGlL3wQpXmc
Please let me know if it is working for you.

Regards, SR1646
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-04 04:30:56

Dear @SR1646,

 

I followed the same steps given by you. Unfortunately, it always connect with only one of the band even after reboot.

 

I have tried with Airtel and i have tried the following band combinations.

 

Band 1 + Band 3,

Band 3 + Band 40.

 

Not sure why its not aggregating the bands. Refer the screen shot below.

 

 

May be a different firmware version?

 

My firmware version is : 1.2.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 201203 Rel.59032n

 

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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-05 14:56:58 - last edited 2021-05-05 14:58:14

@Kathir 
I have verified we both have same version but as i told you it is working 70% of time so some time it will not locking band.

For me band 3, and 5 is almost locked for 5+ hour during testing. some time it will show band 5 only but if there is 4g+ is showing then in 2-3 minute it will again selecting both band.

 

But on other side i am never able to lock band 3+40 or band 5+40. so it is still issue.

Regards, SR1646
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-07 04:49:19

@SR1646 Thanks a lot for checking the firmware version and updating me.

 

Do you really see any speed difference with the band aggregation when you combine band 3 + 5??

 

By the way which SIM are you using? i have one Jio sim as well. And when i try with that, the internet speed is too slow. its not even crossing 4Mbps.

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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-07 06:03:22 - last edited 2021-05-07 06:08:56

Hello @Kathir 
I am using jio sim.


Regard speed When  I am getting 4g+ with band 3 & 5 i found internet is more stable.

i.e. on band 40 i am getting highest speed without even 4g+ i.e. around 40-50mbps download 20+mb upload depend on time of day.

but some time during peak hour band 40 speed is limited to 5-10mbps and upload is very low i.e. 0.01 to 0.9mbps so at that time band 40 is not helping as due to upload speed issue internet will not work correctly.

 

So, my observation is on 4g+ band 3 and 5 i am getting 4-7mb upload and download no matter what time it is so it is stable speed but less then band 40.

 

and i also notice if i am getting 4g+ on mobile then it have always good (higher) speed then router. no matter on what band am i.

 

I want to aggregate between band 40 and band 5 but as there is no option like mr600v1 currently not able to do.

 

I hope tplink will help soon for v2. looking for firmware update.

 

 

 

 

Regards, SR1646
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Re:Archer MR600 V2 Carrier Aggregation & Band Selection
2021-05-10 03:35:09

@Kathir 

 

To locate this issue and try to fix it, we would like to follow up on your case via email. Please check your inbox and provide the information that we need.

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