Internet blocking does not work on TP link Deco M5 system

JosKoopmanJosKoopman Member Posts: 2
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After upgrading my network to a TP link deco M5 mesh system, in parental internet blocking does not work anymore. Error message from fing box is that the ipV6 adresses prevent the blocking. But ipV6 is disabled in the deco system.
What can i do else, to get the parental controls back?

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  • DaveyDavey Member Posts: 33
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    I had this with tp link Omada and eap access points. I disabled mesh as all my access points are hard wired. Ipv6 was disabled anyway. In my opinion if you have a mesh network the blocking feature doesn’t work anymore, or at least it didn’t with my setup.
  • JosKoopmanJosKoopman Member Posts: 2
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    Tried to switch off the mesh feature in deco, but still not able to pause the internet.

    What does work is blocking the device all together. Unfortunately I have to do this manually every time I want to block the internet. There is no schedule option for blocking a device.

  • RuudBRuudB Member Posts: 1
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    I am having the Fingbox as of 2017 and it works great. However, I changed my wifi with new deviced, TP-Link Deco M9 and facing the same issues. So my children can be online all the time. I am now managing it via the Deco app of TP Link which has similar functionality, but the delay function is what I really miss and the Fingbox is more user friendly. Is there a way to change it, or will there be updates soon to have the TP Link Deco M9 also fully working with the Fingbox?
  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,206
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    Thanks for feedback all. With Mesh systems with more than 2 nodes, Fingbox has some discrepancies but as soon as there is an update that Fingbox is compatible with it, all users will be notified.
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
    Getting Started? Please refer to Community guidelines & Community User Guides("Helping Hand"). HAPPY POSTING!!!
  • BMWAndyBMWAndy Member Posts: 1
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    Are you working on a fix for this, because lots of us have mesh systems and need the blocking function working!!
  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,206
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    BMWAndy said:
    Are you working on a fix for this, because lots of us have mesh systems and need the blocking function working!!
    Our developers are working on a fix but as of now there is no time frame for this. As soon as there is an update, we will update here on community.
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
    Getting Started? Please refer to Community guidelines & Community User Guides("Helping Hand"). HAPPY POSTING!!!
  • jwoods7947jwoods7947 Corning OHMember Posts: 12
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    Fing also does not detect the access points correctly. It wants to show them as independent stand alone AP's. As a mesh issues 2 wifi channels just to connect to the other mesh AP's (x's however many AP's they use) and it detects as a totally different router/ap even if you try to tell it that it's not. Pretty sure this is going to be the new way most people's home Networks will run (Mesh) soon as non techy people realize that it's the easiest way to get there wifi across there whole home without repeaters etc. Will this also ever be addressed?

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