Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support

Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support

Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-05 16:10:01 - last edited 2023-06-05 16:12:45
Model: Deco XE75 Pro  
Hardware Version: V16
Firmware Version:

I noticed the Deco XE75 had firmware released in April that supports OpenVPN, but the Deco XE75 PRO does not.

 

I am looking for any way to get the VPN support as soon as possible. If you can provide pre-release firmware (alpha/beta/preview) for the PRO I will gladly try it.

 

I would even be open to somehow tricking my router into thinking it's not PRO because I don't need 1.5 Gigabit.

 

Thank  you

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-06 08:25:54

  @Ahmed_Sh 

Hi, the VPN-supported firmware for Deco XE75 pro might still need a while. So far, there hasn't been a pre-release firmware yet.

Since the VPN server/client features follow the main Deco and if you add a Deco X50/X55 V1 or XE75 V1 as the main Deco, the whole Mesh will support VPN as well.

Thank you very much.

Best regards.

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-07 03:41:34 - last edited 2023-06-07 03:42:27

  @David-TP 

 

Thank you for the tip. Any idea how I can source an XE75 V1 (US version)? Amazon doesn't list the hardware version and they could not tell me more over the phone either. I also live in Canada and when I go to the Canadian tp-link site looking for firmware (https://www.tp-link.com/ca/support/download/deco-xe75/v1/#Firmware) I don't see VPN support. I assume any store I go to is selling the Canadian version. Is there a beta version available that does support VPN for the Canadian version?

 

Alternatively I could go with X55 since most hardware versions over both countries have the VPN support, but any suggestion where I can buy just one? I am only seeing three packs and I have two XE75 PRO currently and I am hoping to cover a large range and reviews have me concerned about X55 with wireless backhaul. I am hoping to be able to achieve video conferencing over VPN.

 

Maybe I should get the 3 pack, wire one to the modem and then wire it also to an XE75 Pro and get the other XE75 Pro and other 2 X55s just to connect wirelessly to give me a lot of range? Will it work right or is this nonsense?

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-07 11:23:37
Or could I simply put something like this between my xe75's and the internet? https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Multi-WAN-Wired-Router-ER605/dp/B08QTXNWZ1/ref=sr_1_3?crid=26NVA391KAYSJ&keywords=vpn+router&qid=1686115111&s=electronics&sprefix=vpn+router%2Celectronics%2C136&sr=1-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.c1b088f5-04b2-4ab6-9d7a-b4ccd9a2b544
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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-08 02:31:29

  @David-TP 

 

Or can I buy more XE75 and use it to make site to site VPN with my home in a way that lets me use my home internet connection out?

 

Sorry for the many questions. This is the first time I am trying anything like this. I appreciate the tips.

 

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-06-08 08:40:00

  @Ahmed_Sh 

Hi, Thanks for getting back to me.

The online store does not list the hardware version and you might need to purchase from a local store. The hardware version is printed on the box as well as the bottom label. But it is not ideal and convenient though. By the way, for most Deco models, US/EU/CA shared the same firmware version.

Then I think your second suggestion is much better, instead of adding a VPN-compatible Deco, a VPN standard router would be a better choice.

And the following topology:

ISP modem---ER605---main Deco XE75 pro)))((( satellite Deco XE75 pro

ER605 is on the default router mode and set Deco into Access Point mode.

Here is also an emulator of the web UI of ER605 and you could view its VPN configuration first:

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/er605/v2/#Emulators

 

Thank you very much.

Best regards.

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-09-19 04:25:47

  @Ahmed_Sh 

Not sure on you're country, but i'm in AU & had this issue.
 

I just upgraded to: Deco XE75 Pro(US)_V2_1.2.2 Build 20230601

Which has VPN support.

 

MAKE SURE you only download from your local country & it should hopefully be added

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-09-19 21:47:20

  @NateSyd Thanks!! I had US version 1.6 since I purchased from Amazon (I live in Canada but do not have the CA version) but luckily both countries have VPN support in their firmware as of August 24th. Upgrading now! :)

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Re:Deco XE75 Pro firmware with VPN support
2023-12-02 23:17:25 - last edited 2023-12-07 11:47:49

As for the Deco X55, it's a good alternative if you can't find an XE75 V1 with the specs you want. You can look for the Deco X55 in online marketplaces, electronics stores, or even local retail stores. This is also how you can buy proxies and use them for their intended purpose. Buying three sets and strategically placing the devices to cover a large area can be a cost-effective solution. You can connect one device to a modem and then use wired connections to extend the network to other Deco devices.

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