[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0

[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-24 02:20:05 - last edited 3 weeks ago

Hello everyone,

Please be sure you have read The Beta Test Agreement before proceeding!

 

We are happy here to announce that we now have the 1.6.0 firmware for Deco M5 V1/V2/V3 for trial.  Please refer to the following link to access this firmware.
Deco M5 1.6.0 build 20210818_Rel54889

https://static.tp-link.com/upload/beta/2021/202108/20210823/Deco_M5_1.6.0_210811_trial.zip


New Features/Enhancement:
1. Added Reboot Schedule for every day/week under Deco App > More > Reboot Schedule.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported when the Deco with the firmware 1.6.0 installed is set as the Main Deco.


2. Added support for customizing Satellite Deco signal source under Deco App > Internet > Select the Satellite Deco > Signal Source.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported on Deco with firmware 1.6.0 installed.


3. Added support for customizing clients connection preference under Deco App > CLIENTS > Select the client > Click the gear icon on the right-up corner > Connection Preference.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported in Mesh networks consisting of ALL Deco's with firmware 1.6.0 installed. And the clients are connected to the HOST NETWORK.


4. Added No-IP and DynDNS to the DDNS settings under Deco App > More > Advanced > DDNS.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported when the Deco with 1.6.0 installed is set as the Main Deco.
No-IP and DynDNS are the two commonly used dynamic DNS providers and after installing firmware 1.6.0, you can choose to set up a No-IP or DynDNS domain name for your Deco in addition to TP-Link DDNS.


5. Added Smart DHCP on/off switch under Access Point mode.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported when the Deco with the firmware 1.6.0 installed is set as the Main Deco.
Smart DHCP is enabled by default. When the Smart DHCP function is enabled, Deco will periodically check whether the DHCP Server in the LAN is working properly, and when it stops working, Deco will take the initiative to assign IP addresses to the devices in the LAN.


6. Added a prompt when the Ethernet link rate goes down to 100Mbps.

Note: Deco M5 supports a maximum link speed of 1000Mbps, but due to the quality of the Ethernet cable, the link speed of the connected device, the flow control, and power-saving settings, etc., the link speed can sometimes drop to 100Mbps or even 10Mbps. This can affect your download and upload speed if your bandwidth is more than 100Mbps. After installing firmware 1.6.0, you will receive a prompt in Deco App when the Ethernet link speed is not 1000Mbps.


7. Added schedule and bandwidth limit to guest network under Deco App > More > Wi-Fi > Guest Network.

Note: This feature is ONLY supported when the Deco with the firmware 1.6.0 installed is set as the Main Deco.


8. When configuring Deco for the first time, you can choose to establish an IPv6 connection directly.
9. Improved system reliability.


Notes:
1. This firmware CAN'T be downgraded to the previous version.

2. The current network configuration would not be lost after installing the beta firmware.
3. Please update your Deco APP to the latest version for the new features.
4. If there are other Deco models in the Mesh network, you may miss some new features but this feature will be supported via firmware update in the future.

5. You may miss some new features when Deco is set to Access Point mode.


Please feel free to comment below.

Or you can also submit feedback from Deco app by tagging the three-line icon on the top left>Help>Contact Us>Suggestions

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-24 10:55:47

@TP-Link Upgrade works flawless

Wired Internetspeed is half of provider speed (tested with deco app 500 mbps, provider speed 1gbit)

Was with fw 1.5.3 the same

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-24 18:52:03 - last edited 2021-08-24 18:52:57

@TP-Link Thank you for releasing this. It is working good so far.

 

On my side I haven't noticed any impact on ISP bandwidth, and speed tests are looking good.

Just had to reboot and run network optimization once because one of the units was ignoring the selected source choice.

Besides the much awaited and needed source selection feature, all other feature were a great addition!

 

On a side note, being able to fully manage the network without the app would be very useful.

Looking forwared for the public release!

 

PS: running 6 units here

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-24 19:51:30

@TP-Link When will this be available for the M9??

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-25 03:15:05

@Seb80  Hi, I have not been informed of the estimated date for M9 Plus yet.

 

@Holger 

Were you trying to say, after updating the 1.6.0, the wired speed from main Deco is still 500m/s, half of the bandwidth from the provider, no improvement comparing with 1.5.3?

If yes, Did Deco work on the wireless router or access point?

Since the current issue is not related to firmware 1.6.0 anymore, would you be kind to start a new thread and provide me some screenshots about the speed test results, from Deco, from the ISP modem?

 

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-25 08:29:44
New thread was created
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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-25 09:04:20

@TP-Link working perfectly on my M5's, would be great to get the same functionality on the M9's. 

 

As previously noted, once the manual source had been set - the device needed a reboot. It's trippled the download speed from my 3rd floor M5 😃 Which is now routing via my 2nd floor M9 to my 1st floor M5 😃 

 

Thank you for yours and the dev teams work :-) 

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-26 13:22:27

@TP-Link After upgrading to firmware 1.6.0 I am having trouble with my wifi enabled treadmill not connecting. I shows up as an connected client (192.168.0.105) in the Deco app but the treadmill sais it is not connected. I have checked the log and see some errors but I dont understand what it says. I see that it has something to do with the treadmill connection because of the ip address (192.168.0.105). Here is some of the log.

 

Thu Aug 26 14:52:46 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: Received DISCOVER
Thu Aug 26 14:52:46 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: clear ip 6900a8c0
Thu Aug 26 14:52:46 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: Sending OFFER of 192.168.0.105
Thu Aug 26 14:52:46 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: Sending ACK to 192.168.0.105
Thu Aug 26 14:52:46 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: clear ip 6900a8c0
Thu Aug 26 14:52:48 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: Sending ACK to 192.168.0.105
Thu Aug 26 14:52:48 2021 daemon.err udhcpd[7721]: clear ip 6900a8c0
Thu Aug 26 14:52:52 2021 daemon.err client_mgmt: client(7C-DD-90-AD-D1-B9) not found in arp table disconnect_counter=1
Thu Aug 26 14:52:52 2021 daemon.err client_mgmt: client(66-32-9A-AC-4F-22) not found in arp table disconnect_counter=1
Thu Aug 26 14:52:52 2021 daemon.err client_mgmt: client(C4-DD-57-15-6D-4B) not found in arp table disconnect_counter=1
Thu Aug 26 14:52:52 2021 daemon.err client_mgmt: client(FE-D8-AB-49-30-78) not found in arp table disconnect_counter=1
Thu Aug 26 14:53:12 2021 daemon.err client_mgmt: client(7C-DD-90-AD-D1-B9) not found in arp table disconnect_counter=2
 

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-26 20:56:57 - last edited 2021-08-27 08:03:11

Updated my 5x Deco M5 to the 1.6 firmware.

 

Unfortunately even when selecting the connection preference to the closest deco devices are still connecting to decos alot further away.

 

Rebooted both all the decos and the device's made no difference. Here is a TPLINK tapo plug and a wyze cam. Both ignoring the much closer and preferred deco 

 

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-27 01:15:30

@Lordvader 

Hi, the feedback is very valued for us and May I know the model number of your Tapo plug and wyze cam?

Would powering off/on these smart devices make any difference?

By the way, I would like to follow up on your case by email and please have a check of your email box.

Thank you very much.

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Re: [New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-27 01:25:21

@RoarE 

Hi, Did this issue just start updating the firmware 1.6.0?

Would restarting the treadmill and Deco make any difference?

By the way, may I know the model number of the treadmill?

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