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  1. #1

    Lightbulb What I expect to see on further Deco's firmware updates:

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    Firmware Version :

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    Some ideas to consider, TP-LINK:

    - A way to turn on/off ethernet backhaul using mobile app

    - A way to check if a node is really working or not by ethernet backhaul

    - A monitor to measure signal strength between Deco main router and each one nodes


    - An improved monitor not only to inform how many devices are connected at my network, their IPs an MAC addresses, but in which WiFi standard their are connected (ac/n/g) and what frequency their are using (2,4/5Ghz or both).

    - Spelling mistakes corrected on Portuguese app version (there so many!!!)

    My suggestions are easy to implement. Hope engineer team read this.

    I will write more ideas latter.

  2. #2
    Hi DoctorTaliesin,

    Thank you very much for your valuable suggestions. We already have a plan to implement the three suggestions below. And we will consider your first suggestion. For the last one, we are so sorry about that, we'll ask the related department to check that. Thanks again for your support on TP-LINK. Hope you can enjoy internet with our products.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorTaliesin View Post


    - A way to check if a node is really working or not by ethernet backhaul

    - A monitor to measure signal strength between Deco main router and each one nodes


    - An improved monitor not only to inform how many devices are connected at my network, their IPs an MAC addresses, but in which WiFi standard their are connected (ac/n/g) and what frequency their are using (2,4/5Ghz or both).


  3. #3
    Can you provide an ETA on these improvements? Later firmware upgrade did not include them.

  4. #4
    - A possibility to turn off/on 2.4GHz or 5GHz (only for clients. Connection between decos should always communicate with both)
    - A possibility name 2.4GHz and 5GHz with different SSID
    Last edited by Tumphu; 11-24-2017 at 20:06.

  5. #5
    - Get the guest network to function during Ethernet backhaul.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorTaliesin View Post
    Model : Hardware Version : Firmware Version : ISP : [/COLOR]Some ideas to consider, TP-LINK:- A way to turn on/off ethernet backhaul using mobile app- A way to check if a node is really working or not by ethernet backhaul- A monitor to measure signal strength between Deco main router and each one nodes- An improved monitor not only to inform how many devices are connected at my network, their IPs an MAC addresses, but in which WiFi standard their are connected (ac/n/g) and what frequency their are using (2,4/5Ghz or both). - Spelling mistakes corrected on Portuguese app version (there so many!!!)My suggestions are easy to implement. Hope engineer team read this. I will write more ideas latter.
    As well as a way to change the LAN range. Some of us would like to run /23 networks. VLAN support would be super as well. I know it can be done as these are running almost the same chipset as Orbi and they now support VLAN's

  7. #7
    I hear that they've decided to make a web-interface to the Deco with all these feature on board, I would like to see what exactly this web-interface look like, should be very interesting.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorTaliesin View Post
    Model : Hardware Version : Firmware Version : ISP : [/COLOR]Some ideas to consider, TP-LINK:- A way to turn on/off ethernet backhaul using mobile app- A way to check if a node is really working or not by ethernet backhaul- A monitor to measure signal strength between Deco main router and each one nodes- An improved monitor not only to inform how many devices are connected at my network, their IPs an MAC addresses, but in which WiFi standard their are connected (ac/n/g) and what frequency their are using (2,4/5Ghz or both). - Spelling mistakes corrected on Portuguese app version (there so many!!!)My suggestions are easy to implement. Hope engineer team read this. I will write more ideas latter.
    The way to turn off ethernet backhaul is simple. Unplug the ethernet cable.

  9. #9
    All of the above ANDOption to AUTOMATICALLY apply parental controls to all devices connecting to the (guest) network.

  10. #10
    Ability to use Wireless Backhaul for mesh in Access Point mode with multiple Deco M5 devices?

    Competing devices can still have a Wireless Backhaul even when in Access Point mode (also called Bridge mode) with third-party router.

    That is, not have to use Ethernet Backhaul when in Access Point mode with multiple Deco M5.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_topology

    All Deco nodes should act in a fully connected Mesh even when all Deco (including the first) is in Access Point mode. Not as a liniar bus network or star network which the FAQ pictures shows.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesh_networking

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/NetworkTopologies.svg
    Last edited by Gamester17; 12-04-2017 at 09:13.

  11. #11
    wireless backhaul under AP mode is already possible, read this FAQ: http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1842.html

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    wireless backhaul under AP mode is already possible, read this FAQ: http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1842.html
    But you loose the Mesh functionallity when no Deco is acting as a router and instead use a third-party router.
    Last edited by Gamester17; 12-05-2017 at 10:53.

  13. #13
    With Deco under AP mode, there's no double NAT, dont worry about it, it works with your third-party router

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    With Deco under AP mode, there's no double NAT, dont worry about it, it works with your third-party router
    It works but only as a Star-network and not a a Mesh-network, see dicussion here => http://forum.tp-link.com/showthread....e-with-Deco-M5

    When no Doco is acting as a router you loose the Mesh-functionality. Instead they then only form a Star-network which is not the same.

    Please see wikipedia to understand the differnce between a Mesh and a Star-network => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_topology

  15. #15
    @Gamester 17, as far as I am concerned, have been using the AP mode for a while now, there's no difference in performance, the Deco works just like when they are under "Router" mode.


 

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