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Author Topic: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03  (Read 1833 times)

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COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« on: September 02, 2020, 08:29:08 AM »

Another new beta for the "guest network broadcast in AP mode" issue. Still not 100% but they said it is no longer open and the broadcast will stop after 3-5 minutes after a reboot.

ftp://FTP2.DLINK.COM/PRODUCTS/COVR-2202/REVA/BETA/COVR-2200_REVA_FIRMWARE_v1.06B03_HOTFIX.zip
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 08:42:59 AM »

Ok, Will check this out and report my findings.  ;)

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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 11:10:24 PM »

Ok,
Router mode seems to be still working.
I do see dlink guest for a few seconds from the B point however it disappears soon after and doesn't return. Same for Bridge (AP) mode.

Unfortunately I have found a bug.  ::) The A point is crashing I believe, and starts blinking AMBER after connecting the B point via Ethernet while in Bridge (AP) mode. A Gb switch is in between the A point and B Point. Doesn't do this in router mode. My 1 wired PC connected to the switch also looses internet connectivity.  :-\ B Points front LED is WHITE. Wifi is still broadcasting.

Testing the B Point directly connected to the A Points #2 port directly with out a switch has same results for Bridge (AP) mode.

A factory reset and setup from scratch was performed along with two tests each for router and Bridge (AP) Mode.

I tested this new FW and COVR behind a main host router. So I'll try and find some time to put the COVR system online as main host router mode and see how it goes.  ???
Update 10/6/2020:
I found that it was not the A point that was crashing or stopping. It was the upstream non D-Link gateway modem I had the 2202 system connected too. I tried a different non D-Link MESH system and it also causes problems at the gateway modem. I how have the 2202 system configured in AP Mode behind a different non D-Link router and the entire system is working fine with the B point ethernet connected behind 3 daisy chained DGS 1 series switches. I've contacted the Mfr of the non D-Link gateway modem about the problem seen on there modem.  ;)

Still wish D-Link would try to implement changing from Bridge mode back to Router mode with out having to factory reset the A Point and setup from scratch.  ???
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 03:04:03 PM by FurryNutz »
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 06:23:37 AM »

Thanks for the update. I sent HQ your findings.
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 11:31:29 AM »

Thank you.  ;)
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 12:16:21 PM »

I wanted to get a couple of pictures, one of the A Point after its crashed with the A Point Ethernet connected in AP mode.
And what I see on the network when the B point is connected to Ethernet when it first turns ON and syncs with the A Point.


And what I see on the network when the B point is connected to Ethernet when it first turns ON and syncs with the A Point. ARP storm?


I just put the A point online as main host router and then turned ON the B point connected Ethernet behind 4 Daisy Chained switches.
I see this ARP storm happened 3 times then has gone away:

I presume this maybe by design...

A Point>DGS-1100>DGS-108>DGS-105>DGS-105 in basement that the B point connects too.

I noticed that I could not get the iphone or pad to connect to Airport Extreme. I changed the SSID name to Airport then they connected. I changed back to Airport Extreme and they would not connect and found the A point at RED. I powered OFF the A point, Then I went down and removed the B Point from Ethernet and restarted the A point.
A point is WHITE again and devices are reconnected. Something with B point Ethernet connected maybe causing the A Point to not work right in router mode.
I had to run into town for a bit. I returned and system is still online. B Point is wireless connected though with a weak connection. Why I'm hoping to Ethernet connect the B point in the basement...I'll try again to connect the B Point via Ethernet. I'll try and capture logs if the A point remains connectable.

Update 10/6/2020:
I found that it was not the A point that was crashing or stopping. It was the upstream non D-Link gateway modem I had the 2202 system connected too. I tried a different non D-Link MESH system and it also causes problems at the gateway modem. I how have the 2202 system configured in AP Mode behind a different non D-Link router and the entire system is working fine with the B point ethernet connected behind 3 daisy chained DGS 1 series switches. I've contacted the Mfr of the non D-Link gateway modem about the problem seen on there modem.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 03:03:27 PM by FurryNutz »
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 07:52:46 PM »

My config is a COVR-2203 in bridge mode (AP) mode.  I want to make clear, since no one seems to be talking about it, that when in bridge mode the guest wifi configuration is missing from the menu in both the app and web client.

FW 1.03 - 1.05 - guest network could be setup prior to switching to BM but when in BM would not connect but still broadcast
FW 1.06B03 - guest mode is off no matter if it was setup prior to switching to BM

The biggest issue for me is that the 'mesh system' does not work as a mesh at all.  It works as a star and I have no idea if it supposed to or if the FW is broken.  Since most people only run one B unit I think this is under talked about.
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 10:10:42 AM »

Can you post screen captures of the Guest Network menu option seen on the A Points web page while in router and bridge mode?

What browser are you using?
My config is a COVR-2203 in bridge mode (AP) mode.  I want to make clear, since no one seems to be talking about it, that when in bridge mode the guest wifi configuration is missing from the menu in both the app and web client.

FW 1.03 - 1.05 - guest network could be setup prior to switching to BM but when in BM would not connect but still broadcast
FW 1.06B03 - guest mode is off no matter if it was setup prior to switching to BM

The biggest issue for me is that the 'mesh system' does not work as a mesh at all.  It works as a star and I have no idea if it supposed to or if the FW is broken.  Since most people only run one B unit I think this is under talked about.
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 09:23:26 AM »

So after having the 2202 system on line as main host router with B point wirelessly connected, I attempted to connect the B point in the basement to the A Point via ethernet connection with a few switches in the middle. Soon as I connected the B Point in the basement to the last switch in the daisy chain the A Point seemed to stop working and all wifi and wired devices lost internet access. I checked the A Point and the front LED was still WHITE. I tried a wired PC to connect to the A Point to see if I could get to the web page and long in and could not access the web page. So capturing logs was not successful.

I presume there maybe an issue with maybe having too many switches in the mix though this works for my COVR1203 system and other non D-Link MESH systems.

I'll try and test the B Point at the first swtich (DGS-1100) thats right behind the A Point and see what happens. I may test at each switch to see what happens.

Seems that there is a problem with B Point being ethernet connected.  ???
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2020, 09:49:43 AM »

Ok so I took the B Point and connected it behind the DGS-1100 switch, it connected OK here and A Point remained operational and online. NO problems. I skipped the DGS-108 that was next and went to the living room DGS-105 and connected the B Point there. It connected OK here and A Point remained operational and online. NO problems. I then went back to the DGS-105 in the basement and connected the B Point there again. Powered ON the B Point and also power cycled the switch there. I did move the connected to a different port as well for the B Point. It connected OK here and A Point remained operational and online. NO problems. Possibly this one switch or the port on this switch could have been in a bad state though other devices were connected to this one switch and working, i.e. xbox.
The system is now working as expected in router mode with B Point Ethernet connected behind daisy chained switches. I'll let this run for a while and see if anything appears. Hopefully not.  ::)
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 10:15:56 AM »

Just reporting that the 2202 system has been running very well since clearing the switch/B point issue. Let the system run over the long weekend and it has been good in router mode with the B point wired behind a few daisy chained switches. I games and streamed and have many devices connected. No complaints from other house hold members. Seems that v106B03 is pretty good.

I hope D-Link was able to review the bug found in Bridge (AP) mode.  ???
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 01:09:39 PM »

I PM'd you more questions from the engineers. Sounds like they replicated the issue.
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 03:51:23 PM »

Good. I replied.

Other than the Bridge mode and B Point causing the A Point to show front AMBER led and crash. Router mode is working very well. Enjoying this system, finally.  ::) This version of FW seems stable and is working well.  ;)
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 05:56:55 PM »

Here are two screen shots:
I included links as well since embedded links aren't working.

Wireless config in bridge mode...no guest option
https://ibb.co/xH8zNqJ


Main page showing in bridge mode
https://ibb.co/DKHNM3w


Let me know if you want any more screenshots.

FW1.06B03, factory reset on pt A and both pt B's after upload.
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Re: COVR-2202 - BETA Firmware 1.06B03
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2020, 10:10:37 AM »

I know that Guest Network was a problem that plagued the 2202 system while in bridge mode. Was being broadcast in bridge mode even when it was not enabled. So D-Link may have taken Guest Network out in this FW.

I would send this information to D-Link support to ask them about this to see if this is a permanent change or something they may bring back.
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