Deco M5 App Updates Seriously Degrade Deco Mesh Functionality
I have purchased, recommended and installed dozens of Deco M5 units. They provide very good range and performance in a small unit. Unfortunately TP-Link updated the app and changed core functionality:
1) It is no longer possible to transfer ownership of M5s from one account to another. This option was removed.
2) The owner can add other managers, but those managers cannot add additional mesh nodes, even if network management is enabled.
3) Wi-Fi passwords can no longer contain spaces. If the network needs to be reset, then old passwords with spaces cannot be restored. This forces all users and devices to be updated with a new password, which can be very tedious and time consuming.
These types of changes, which are made without warning or recourse, can cause serious disruption and inconvenience. I am very disappointed that TP-Link decided to force these changes on users.