[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0

[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-08-26 01:44:22 - last edited 2 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 it is only available when 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
2021-09-11 17:16:04
I just updated to 1.6.0 I have a five node deco M5 mesh, the main node is running in Router mode. I was able to configure a reboot schedule, no problem. Remains to prove that the reboot happens at 0400 EST. I have 46 client devices online. A mix of various IOT devices, cell phones, tablets and computers. This new version does an decent job of identifying the multitude of manufacturer MAC address and correctly identifying the devices. Glaringly the Ring Doorbell and August Smart Locks are either not correctly identified or are part of the not consistently discovered "Connected online Clients. The number of "online" clients changes anywhere from as low as 40 up to 46, this is extremely inconsistent. I tried to set a Client Connection Preference, I selected a node which is physically closer to my ring camera and clicked SAVE, the first two attempts it failed with an error, on the third attempt it was successful. The Android App seems to flash periodically, "We couldn't find Deco. Something went wrong with the cloud service", then the bouncing carrot displays indicating "Connecting", the display resets and takes a few seconds up to 60 seconds to repopulate the screen stats. Usually this does indeed reconnect but it has locked up and tapping the RESET button does nothing, requiring a reboot of the App. Intermittently getting "Phone or Tablet Offline" with the bouncing carrot "connecting" and a RETRY button at the bottom. RETRY does nothing. the only solution is to forcibly stop the App and restart. I am running LGv6 ThinQ, Android 11, Version V600VM20e and Deco App version 2.9.4.
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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-09-13 01:53:24

@DAServices 

Hi, Thank you very much for the feedback.

Would you be kind to record a video of the whole process that APP flashes periodically?

Please also send feedback via Deco APP>Overview>three lines icon on the top>help>Contact Us>suggestions and add the system log.

 

By the way, did this issue start just after the firmware 1.6.0 upgrade?

 

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-09-13 16:50:20

@TP-Link 

I have uploaded as requested. 

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-09-14 03:53:34

@TP-Link 

 

Hello,

 

Is there a reason this update is not available for the M9? Shouldn't we expect these new features as well? Thank you.

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-09-15 01:02:19

@rekeen01 

Hi, yes and these features would be added on the Deco M9 Plus as well.

But the exact release date is still not clear.

Thank you very much.

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-09-30 14:48:17

@TP-Link I installed the 1.6.0 trial firmware to test the "connection preference" functionality.  I have a wifi camera that seems to connect to the farthest Deco unit it can find.

 

I've a 3 unit M5 mesh system, set up in AP mode.

 

After installing the firmware, I set up the camera as follows:

- Mesh Technology: OFF

- Connection Preference -> Preferred Deco -> "2nd Floor LR"

- Preferred Wi-Fi Band -> 2.4GHz (the client only supports 2.4)

 

Upon booting the client, the client connects to the correct deco unit.  I checked it this morning and it had moved to "Dining Room" which is about as far away from the camera as you can get.  As far as I am aware neither the deco units nor the client rebooted during this time.

 

I think this may be an issue with the app reporting wrong information -- here's what I did

I rebooted the client several times and it continued to connect to "Dining Room".

I rebooted "Dining Room" and the app still reported the camera connected to "Dining Room"

I unplugged "Dining Room" completely and the app shows the camera connected to "Dining Room" even though that unit offline!   Screenshot attached.

 

During the above I restarted the app completely at each step to ensure it had the most up to date information.

 

Note that "2nd Floor LR" and "Dining Room" are satellite units, not the main deco.

 

So either the connection preference isn't working as intended, or the app is reporting incorrect information.

 

Please let me know if you need more detail.  Thanks.

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
2021-10-08 03:31:40

@Rob_A 

Hi, sorry for the time and patience.

Did you still have the same issue?

If yes, could you please go to Deco APP>Overview>three lines on the top>help>contact us>suggestions and add the APP log.

Thank you very much.

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

@TP-Link Hey there, when will this firmware get a public release out of beta please? Thanks

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
3 weeks ago

@ConcernedUser 

Hi, it is suggested that you could subscribe to this link and once there is any further news about the official firmware.

When will 1.6.0 be released for the Deco M9 Plus

I will update it there.

Thank you very much.

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Re:[New Firmware] Deco M5 1.6.0
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@TP-Link 

Can I use this firmware in Brazil? Any Problem? Thank you.

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