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    Angry I will never buy another tp-link product again!!!

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    I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TP-LINK PRODUCT AGAIN!!!Bought a few TP-Link Bulbs and I’ll be returning them because the crappy KASA app doesn’t allow me to enter my non-broadcasted SSID without a password.It shouldn’t be TP-Link’s concern that my network is setup without a password. My SSID isn’t being broadcasted so you have to know my SSID in order to join the network.I have a dozen other projects connected to my network this way with no problem and my network has been setup the same way for 15 years.Amazon Alexa products don’t concern themselves with MY network security and iHome and WeMo doesn’t either. WTF makes TP-Link so f’n special. Nothing!And, registering for this form was rediculous. I took me four attempts because of the question “What County were you born in (option)?” Which I thought was optional, but it was required and when I didn’t answer it erroneously told me that I answered another question incorrectly and unchecked the “I agree” and wiped out my password.

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    I can understand your frustration and agree with your point that your security settings shouldn't be TP Links concern. OTOH I can empathize with TP Link in that testing obscure (and pointless) wifi configurations is not an effective use of development resources. If you're running without a password why are you bothering to hide your SSID? It takes about 3 seconds to find your hidden SSID and join your network - technology has come a long way in the last 15 years.
    Last edited by MikeP_AutomationManager; 12-30-2017 at 16:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP_AutomationManager View Post
    OTOH I can emphasize with TP Link in that testing obscure (and pointless) wifi configurations is not an effective use of development resources.
    Not entering a password isn’t “obscure” it’s an OPTION. The obscurity is with TP-Link and the fact that they recently removed the option. Until recently the option existed and the development resources chose to waist their precious time removing the option, making TP-Link completely unusable for anyone who chose to use this OPTION.Every device I have connected to my network allows me to connect without a password. TP-Link bulbs are the first devices I’ve purchased that don’t allow me to connect to my network.The following is a list of devices currently connected to my network without a problem. Sony smart TVRoku TVRoku SickAmazon Fire Stick3 Laptop computers2 Wireless printersPS3PS42 iPads2 Amazon Fire tabletsMany cell phonesWeMo devicesiHome devicesAmazon Alexa Echo and several DotsSo, again, TP-Link is the obscurity here.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP_AutomationManager View Post
    If you're running without a password why are you bothering to hide your SSID? It takes about 3 seconds to find your hidden SSID and join your network - technology has come a long way in the last 15 years.
    Again, my security isn’t anyone’s concern but my own. No one can access my network and I have it under control.


 

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