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    Question [EUROPE] RE450 unable to connect to 5GHz network

    Model : RE450

    Hardware Version :

    Firmware Version : 1.0.0 Build 20161202 Rel. 56846

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    Hello, I have this very same issue.

    I am in Sweden in the EU using the RE450 with an ASUS RT-AC68U router. My RE450 BIOS is version 1.0.0 Build 20161202 Rel. 56846. Updated from the EU-region download section of the TP-Link website. It seems EU has not received the latest possible patch, available in the US and other regions.

    2.4GHz is connecting but has some severe stability issues. The connection seems to drop out, frequently.
    5.0GHz can be detected and selected using the RE450 network scanner but the RE450 is not connecting to this network.

    In the log I get hundreds of lines such as these:
    0 days 00:12:38 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.
    0 days 00:13:06 WIRELESS ERROR 2.4/5GHz failed the connection to the front end, due to: Connecting timed out.

    I have tried:
    - Experimenting with different 5GHz channels such as 40, 44, 48 etc etc.
    - Experimenting with different channel bandwidth such as 20, 40, 80 MHz
    - Changing the SSID names and passwords of all channels

    Nothing is working to remedy the issue above.

    Please help.

    Best regards,
    G

  2. #2
    Been a while since I posted this and still no official response from TP-Link? Is this the official forum and if so, is the company taking their customers seriously?

  3. #3
    Ok, so I decided I had to figure this out on my own.

    I started by testing additional settings on the router. This included testing of all available static channels and bandwidths. 5GHz still not working.

    Next I decided to downgrade the router to the earliest available BIOS.

    RE450(EU)_V1_160530 Did not resolve the problem
    RE450(EU)_V1_160727 Solved the problem. At least for the time being!

    So in short. Downgrade and hope you find an earlier version of the BIOS that works for you.

  4. #4
    UPDATE:

    So I have been using the 160727 BIOS for about a day and the result is that the range extender seems to be having some serious internal malfunctions including frequently dropping it's routing table or something to that effect.

    Please TP-Link officials. If you read this. Prioritize the development of a new BIOS for this piece of hardware.

  5. #5
    A few days ago I decided I had had enough with the TP-Link product and what seems to be the company policy not to prioritize official forums and user feedback.

    I returned my TP-Link product and opted on the slightly more expensive ASUS counterpart. Needless to say, it worked right out of the box.


 

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