TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot

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TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot

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Re:Re:Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-05-16 03:55:13

@Carl 

 

I have tried to upgrade the firmware as you suggested and have the same issue as @millsy same error code.

millsy wrote

Carl

 

i have tried to put the new Firmware in but it is not accepting it, i have the below already in?

the error code I get is 4503

 

Firmware version:0.9.1 3.16 v0001.0 Build 170421 Rel.74156n

Hardware version:TL-WR802N v4 00000004

 

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Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-05-16 16:54:23

Hello,

 

I have taken your comments and forwarded them to our software team.  I will post and udpate once that team has responded. 

 

 

thank you 

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Re:Re:Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-05-17 16:14:41

millsy wrote

Carl

 

i have tried to put the new Firmware in but it is not accepting it, i have the below already in?

the error code I get is 4503

 

Firmware version:0.9.1 3.16 v0001.0 Build 170421 Rel.74156n

Hardware version:TL-WR802N v4 00000004

@millsy 

 

 

It appears you have an EU version, that mean the Frimware won't work becuase it is only for the US.  You can find a FW for your version here:  https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wr802n/#Firmware   Also if you are in another region other than the US I would like to introduce you to our Global Forum community at community.tp-link.com/en as this forum is for US region customers only.  

 

 

Best Regards 

Hi, Wi-Fi 7 | TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | November 14, 2022 @ 10:00AMPST Watch Live At: https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/
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Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-05-17 16:16:35

@Bucko 

 

We could not determine any region based on the information you provided below.  If you are outside the US region then you will want to use this link:  https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wr802n/#Firmware

If you are in the US region use this one:  http://support.tp-link.com/f/d01c769084/?dl=1

Best Regards 

Hi, Wi-Fi 7 | TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | November 14, 2022 @ 10:00AMPST Watch Live At: https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/
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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-08-27 09:24:31
Region EU - Italy
 
WR902 like CLIENT WIFI can't connect to hotspot IPHONE but only with smartphone ANDROID ?
 
Model: TL-WR902AC
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: Build 170828 Version 0.9.1.0.1


after many attempts with different models of iphone I came to the conclusion that the product does not connect to wifi with the hotspot function;

 

 

 

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Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-09-30 06:43:06

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Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-10-10 10:00:04
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Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-10-29 09:58:29
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Re:TL-WR802N V4 will not connect with iPhone 6S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2019-11-19 09:56:55
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Re:TL-WR802N V3 or V2 poor with iPhone 6 or iPhone 7S, using the phone as a wifi hotspot
2020-01-29 12:29:09

@Carl 

 

Please can you help.

 

I have 3 of the TL-WR802N routers to be used to link to a Draytek Vigor 2862LN as a Failover to a Hotspot on the iPhone 6 or 7S.

 

The problem I have is that they will connect but only with great difficulty. Once connected they work OK, the problem is getting the connection in the first place.

 

When the available  SSID's are scanned by the TL-WR802N it can take many goes to see the phone and when selected this does not guarantee the Hotspot will connect.

 

Interestingly with the iPhone 6 the TL-WR802N seems to get the iPhone the MAC address almost right (2n character of MAC is wrong but rest is OK). But the scanned address of the iPhone 7S seems to be completely wrong, Unfortunately at present, I cannot confirm that when they DO connect if the MAC address is correct.

 

I intend to Use each router to connect to just one specific phone so the MAC adddress should always be the same.

 

Looking at the Firmware there only seems to be the initial release.

The unit I have are -

V3 TL-WR802N - 3.16.9 Build 160801 Rel .38965n   Hardware Version v3 00000000

 

V2 TL-WR802N - 3.16.9 Build 151231 Rel .53503n Hardware Version v2 00000000

 

Like I say they will connect some times and when connected performs OK but if the Hot spot is turned off it s=is a struggle to get it to re-connect.

Can you Help?

 

 

 

 

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