New Release New 1.3.1 Firmware for Deco X50/X55 Adds Support for Whitelist and Matter
Following up on the previous VPN and IoT Network, more advanced features, such as Allow List (also known as MAC Filtering / Whitelist), Camera Security, and Captive Portal for the Guest network, will be added to Deco. Now, it is exciting to know that Deco X50/Deco X55_V1_1.3.0 with the latest 1.9.0 firmware platform features is ready for trial.
Deco X50_V1_1.3.1_build20230824 (the official firmware)
Deco X55_V1_1.3.1_build20230824 (the official firmware)
Wi-Fi Access Control
It is under Deco APP > Secutiy and supports two modes: Allow List and Block List. When the Allow List is selected, only the pre-defined MAC addresses can connect to Wi-Fi and access the internet.
There are two sub-functions under Allow List mode, Guest Network Exception and New Device Notification. So you could decide whether the same limitation applies to the Guest network or not, and receive a notification before permitting an internet connection.
It is under Deco APP > Secutiy and allows users to set the internet access permission of security cameras to provide a more secure connection.
There are two modes under Camera Security: Home Mode and Local Only Mode.
Under Home Mode, it would display the current camera's network status and real-time/historical traffic usage. Then you are allowed to set up different block rules:
Block Schedule --- The camera will be blocked for internet per schedule, such as 10 pm-8 am., Monday to Tuesday.
Block Upon Arrival --- The camera will be blocked when the trigger connects to Deco Wi-Fi, for example, the camera will be blocked from accessing the internet as long as your smartphone connects to Deco Wi-Fi so that you are able to view the camera via local connection directly.
Block for Today --- Block the Camera just for Today.
Under Local Only Mode, the cameras that are added to the Local Only mode will be left connected to the Wi-Fi but no internet access. So It would no longer be managed by the control APP via remote control, and only be accessible when the control app/smartphone is on the same Deco network with the camera.
Captive Portal Authentication for Guest Network
It allows you to set up a portal page for your guest network and improves the security of the guest network. After enabling Captive Portal, it gives the following options, Authentication Type/Time Limit/Redirect or customize a login page.
It is under Deco APP > Network > Smart Home. You are allowed to add Matter-Supported devices under Smart Home so that you can control these devices directly via Deco APP, and set up Home Automation altogether with other smart home devices.
1. Some features are not supported if Deco is under Access Point mode or there are non-Deco X50/X55_V1_1.3.0 models in the Mesh network.
2. Please make sure Your Deco APP is up-to-date.
3. The firmware downgrade could be performed via firmware recovery. >>How to use firmware recovery
4. As a reminder, similar features are planned to be rolled out gradually on other models and the technical support team does not have further details regarding the ETA of a specific model. It's suggested to check for new firmware updates on your Deco App regularly.
Please install the early access firmware first and explore the newly added features. We would love to hear from you and please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.