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  1. #1

    Unhappy Access point mode + Ethernet Backhaul - NOT WORKING

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    I have purchased 3 Decos. I already attempt to set it up more than 3 times over the last 2 weeks. Was told to wait for new firmware.....

    New firmware is finally here . 1.1.3

    Here is my desire set up:
    Modem/ router/ switch => CAT6 => Deco1
    => CAT6 => Deco2
    => CAT6 => Deco3

    How I set the Decos up:
    1) I reset all Decos
    2) I plug Deco1 with CAT6 to the switch
    3) Pair it with the APP
    4) Power up Deco2 ( not connected to the switch, only USB power )
    5) Pair it with the APP
    6) Power up Deco3 ( not connected to the switch, only USB power )
    7) Pair it with the APP
    8) Check and updated firmware on all Decos - saw it reboot
    9) "Working mode" finally available and I change network to AP mode
    10) Connect my mobile to new SSID/ Network. Check I am in the same subnet as the router. All good
    11) Power down Deco2 and Deco3 and move it to my other room which has CAT6 to the Modem/ router/ switch
    12) Plug them in and wait
    13) All Deco LED is Green after a few mins

    Try connect to the new SSID/ Network, Seems like the network is up and down....I saw "connecting....", back to 4G, and "connecting...." Never managed to connect
    Also try my laptop. Same, cannot connect!

    What is the issue here??

    I cannot daisy chain ( that would require 2 CAT 6 in each room, not practical! ) and cannot use wireless between Deco, the Wifi is too weak between them. I do not want to add a 2nd switch, that is crazy for AP mode! The Modem/ router/ switch and Decos are all on the same subnet anyway...And I can see them from my router admin pages, all given unique IP.

    What is going on??? Please help....I want 1 SSID for my whole house, it is the value of Deco. My current router + old extenders work fine but I have different SSIDs depending on where I am, moving equipment is also a nuisance....

    Please fix.

    Click here for Available Solution
    Last edited by TP-Link Deco; 08-23-2017 at 02:16.

  2. #2
    ***SAME HERE***

    Exact setup and problems now after upgraded to latest firmware/app. Worked fine before upgrade.

  3. #3
    Junior Member delazaro is on a distinguished road
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    I experienced the same problem with my Deco after I upgraded to 1.1.3 firmware. TP Link, please help us with a new firmware!!!!

  4. #4
    ***SAME HERE***
    How did you get yours to work? There is no "Working Mode" and hence, no "AP Mode" in earlier firmware. Was on 1.1.1

  5. #5
    Same exact issue here....

  6. #6
    Add me to the list as well.
    NOT HAPPY...

  7. #7
    Same here

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by fishbee View Post
    How did you get yours to work? There is no "Working Mode" and hence, no "AP Mode" in earlier firmware. Was on 1.1.1
    I didn't and gave up after 3 hours of trying an then coming here to the forum and seeing your post that I am not the only one. The previous revision (1.1.2 Build 20170725 Rel. 55542 which is not on the TP Link Download page anymore) was the Fimware that did initially introduce AP Mode and worked flawlessly for me in AP Mode setup exactly how you have/want yours.
    Last edited by burntpowder; 08-20-2017 at 18:18.

  9. #9

    six hot paperweights

    this entire deco fiasco is starting to get irritating. I bought six of these things to act as hot paper weights.

  10. #10
    you may set the main unit as router mode, or connect all deco units through WiFi, just connect the main one to router/switch with cable, then for other units, you can set them in AP mode, link to the main one wirelessly.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin SG View Post
    you may set the main unit as router mode, or connect all deco units through WiFi, just connect the main one to router/switch with cable, then for other units, you can set them in AP mode, link to the main one wirelessly.
    Sure you can. No offense though but that is not a fix. It is a workaround and one that forces you into a configuration (Non-AP Mode) you might not want to use not to mention a less optimal (non-wired) setup for longer distances that I need to cover.

    For now, these sit on a table in my basement unhooked. I will give it a week or so and if nothing comes out of this, I am afraid I will contact Amazon for a return like others have done after their return window expired. I really just want these to work though.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by burntpowder View Post
    For now, these sit on a table in my basement unhooked. I will give it a week or so and if nothing comes out of this, I am afraid I will contact Amazon for a return like others have done after their return window expired. I really just want these to work though.
    I ran out of time...had 30 days via Fry's and had to return the Deco M5. Bummer, as it appeared to work after the first AP firmware was released, only to become useless with the next upgrade. Simply do NOT have time to spend on a solution that is supposed to be simple...
    The idea of these are great. Too bad the implementation sucks.
    I have to imagine that in this day and age, not many people are willing to drop their current router in order to bring a new router online -and worse yet, does not have web interface capability. Sorry, I do not mind doing small tasks on my phone, but when I need to do real work -such as transition from a router to this, I need to be sitting at a PC screen (IP cameras, port forwarding, static IP addresses, etc).

  13. #13
    Please give me "1.1.2 Build 20170725 Rel. 55542" to try...I want to get this to work...My return window is fast running out...

  14. #14
    Hi All,

    We have noticed this issue and found a solution on this case.
    The new firmware version 1.1.5 which has been confirmed solving this issue will be released in this week.
    If you can't wait for the update, please download and manual install the latest firmware due to the firmware recovery guidance.
    Download link: http://support.tp-link.com/f/e727490665/?dl=1
    Note: If the Windows computer only supports 32bits, you can download the 32bits version of TFTPd client on the internet.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by TP-Link Deco View Post
    Hi All,

    We have noticed this issue and found a solution on this case.
    The new firmware version 1.1.5 which has been confirmed solving this issue will be released in this week.
    If you can't wait for the update, please download and manual install the latest firmware due to the firmware recovery guidance.
    Download link: http://support.tp-link.com/f/e727490665/?dl=1
    Note: If the Windows computer only supports 32bits, you can download the 32bits version of TFTPd client on the internet.
    That is good news. Since the week is almost over, I will just wait for the official release instead of manually flashing 3 units.

    Anyone go the manual route already?


 

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