What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh and how does it work with TP-Link routers and extenders?

What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh and how does it work with TP-Link routers and extenders?

What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh and how does it work with TP-Link routers and extenders?
What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh and how does it work with TP-Link routers and extenders?
2022-08-23 11:18:24 - last edited Thursday

You may have heard that TP-Link embraces an updated EasyMesh protocol that allows building a multiple-AP mesh network with certified products from various vendors. It also breaks new ground in the network deployment compared with the previous Mesh standard. In this article, we will talk about how to build wireless backhaul between APs via EasyMesh.

 

 

Setup Video for TP-Link EasyMesh Devices

 

 

What is Wireless Backhaul in EasyMesh?

 

Wireless Backhaul in an EasyMesh network makes it possible to wirelessly connect two EasyMesh products including TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers and Range Extenders together to build a seamless Wi-Fi network, this benefits both extended Wi-Fi coverage and Wi-Fi network stability.

 

 

 

 

How does EasyMesh Wireless Backhaul work?

 

Router - Router Networking

Mesh Wireless Backhaul between Routers

 

Yes, you hear it right. In an EasyMesh network, now you could define a router as the main router, and easily add a satellite router to boost the Wi-Fi coverage.

 

EasyMesh enables automatic synchronization of wireless network settings across all the EasyMesh nodes in the network and saves your time of manually setting up wireless SSID and password on a satellite device(s).


Note:

1. It is recommended to connect no more than 3 mesh nodes (2 satellite devices) in a single chain for better wireless performance.
2. A firmware update may be required for some models to support Router -Router Networking.

 

 


Router – RE Networking
Mesh Wireless Backhaul between TP-Link Router and Range Extender
 

The brand-new mesh solution also allows you to add Range Extender as the satellite device which is wirelessly connected to the main router and builds a seamless Wi-Fi network.

 

 

 

 

EasyMesh Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q1. What TP-Link product will support EasyMesh?
Visit here to check all TP-Link EasyMesh Compatible devices.

 

 Devices that have implemented EasyMesh: 

Wi-Fi Routers

Archer C80_V2.20_1.12.0 Build 220924 and later versions
Archer C80_V1_1.12.0 Build 221010 and later versions

Archer A8_V2.20_1.12.0 Build 220924 and later versions

Archer A8_V1_1.12.0 Build 221010 and later versions

Archer C6_V4_1.12.0 Build 220924 and later versions

Archer A6_V4_1.12.0 Build 220924 and later versions

Archer C64_V1_1.12.0 Build 221010 and later versions

Archer A64_V1_1.12.0 Build 221010 and later versions

Early Release EasyMesh Firmware for Archer AX55

Range Extenders

RE550_V1_1.0.12 Build 220908 and later versions

RE700X(US)_V1_1.1.2 Build 20220927 and later versions

 

Please be aware that certain models will require firmware updates to support EasyMesh, you could pay attention to the subsequent firmware releases on the TP-Link official website.

 

Q2. Can I use TP-Link EasyMesh products together with TP-Link OneMesh™ or Deco Mesh products?
No. Wi-Fi EasyMesh, TP-Link OneMesh™, and Deco Mesh use different technologies, so they are not compatible in building a Mesh network.
Refer to the QA below for the main differences between EasyMesh, TP-Link OneMesh™, and Deco Mesh.

 

Q3. What is the difference between EasyMesh, OneMesh™, and Deco Mesh?
From the below chart you could have a general comparison between EasyMesh vs OneMesh™ vs Deco Mesh.

 
EasyMesh
OneMesh™
 Deco Mesh
Seamless Wi-Fi Network

Working with a different vendor*

-

-

AP Seamless Steering

Band steering (Smart Connect)

Router- Router Wireless Backhaul

-

Ethernet Backhaul

- (Planned***)

-

AP mode - (Planned***) -
Mesh Protocol Supported

802.11k/v

802.11k/v

802.11k/v/r

Management Methods

Web UI & Tether APP

Web UI & Tether APP

Deco APP & Simple Web UI

Technology

Wi-Fi EasyMesh standardized protocol

TP-Link OneMesh™ Technology

TP-Link Deco Mesh Technology

Products & Compatibility

Check TP-Link EasyMesh products >>

vendors**

Check TP-Link OneMesh products >>

Check TP-Link Deco Products >>

Note :
1. TP-Link EasyMesh, OneMesh™, and Deco Mesh products use different mesh technologies so they are not compatible in building a Mesh network.
2. Working with a different vendor*
Certified EasyMesh devices can work with each other, while we highly recommend using TP-Link EasyMesh products together to ensure the best performance and full compatibility.
3. Visit this site to get the EasyMesh Certified Products from multiple vendors*: https://www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-easymesh-certified-products (from Wi-Fi Alliance®).
4. Planned*** : Kindly note that Planned is not a guarantee, as the plan can be adjusted or changed.

 

Q4. Will EasyMesh support Ethernet Backhaul?
EasyMesh is currently still under development and the ETA is not yet confirmed. Kindly note that Planned is not a guarantee as the plan can be adjusted or changed, please keep an eye on the official website for firmware updates when the new features are available.

 

Q5.Can I use TP-Link EasyMesh devices with EasyMesh products from different manufacturers or companies? Are they compatible?

Theoretically, TP-Link EasyMesh will work with any EasyMesh-certified products due to the standardized EasyMesh technology. However, EasyMesh networking methods can vary based on the manufacturers, we highly recommend using TP-Link EasyMesh products together to ensure the best performance and full compatibility.

 

 

Visit this blog to know more about EasyMesh: What is EasyMesh?

 

Welcome to leave your comments below regarding EasyMesh.

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Re:EasyMesh Networking: Build Wireless Backhaul between Routers and Range Extenders
2022-08-25 15:13:51

 

You can build a wireless backhaul between routers and range extenders using EasyMesh networking. This will allow the routers and range extenders to communicate with each other wirelessly, making it easier to expand your network.
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2022-09-27 12:50:33

  @Kevin_Z How many routers can join easymesh? just two?

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2022-09-27 19:50:35
The FAQ says two satellites plus one main (anchor)
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2022-09-27 23:30:30

  @Davert I think so too, just like onemesh, and IMO this is useless to cover wider area, so whY? If I'm not mistaken deco mesh can have as many as 8 nodes, this is the only mesh that makes sense and reasonable which tp-link has ever created so far

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2022-09-28 01:19:29

  @Kevin_Z Is EasyMesh already workable? has anyone tried it? can I connect C80 to C64, at least wirelessly right now?

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2022-09-28 06:05:12

 

nyonyo wrote

  @Kevin_Z Is EasyMesh already workable? has anyone tried it? can I connect C80 to C64, at least wirelessly right now?

 

@nyonyo Unfortunately no. EasyMesh is not available at the moment, you may wait and check this site regularly to get the most updated news once a model supports EasyMesh:

TP-Link EasyMesh Compatible devices

 

As you can see, both Archer C80 and C64 are in the PLANNED list. While planned is not a guarantee, as the plan can be adjusted or changed. It's suggested to purchase once EasyMesh is ready for the model that you wish to buy.

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2022-09-28 07:41:36

  @Kevin_Z Ok, thanks, I already have C80 and will wait to buy another router to pair.

 

And I think Tp-Link needs to clarify whether easymesh as well as onemesh devices have to be in the same division, or they work also inter division, I mean decos which are sold in 2-pack or 3-pack are always of the same division, AX1500 or AC1200 etc. but they also work between different class, AC1200 can join AX5400 deco mesh right? so does this inter division network also applies to easymesh and onemesh?

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2022-09-28 14:44:36

If wired backhaul really starts working with EasyMesh, it would be great!

 

C80 is on the pending list, but not the RE305 extender.

 

Does anyone have more details about the free upgrade? :)

https://www.tp-link.com/my/blog/290/tp-link-wi-fi-6e-will-support-easymesh%E2%84%A2-free-upgrades-for-other-devices-to-follow-/

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2022-09-28 23:49:21

Davert wrote

The FAQ says two satellites plus one main (anchor)

  @Davert so what's the point of this statement? another confusing and contradicting information?

 

https://www.tp-link.com/my/blog/290/tp-link-wi-fi-6e-will-support-easymesh%E2%84%A2-free-upgrades-for-other-devices-to-follow-/

 

No Router Goes to Waste: If you already have an EasyMesh™ compatible access point, you can add as many EasyMesh™ APs as needed. This lets you make full use of your older routers without replacing them

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2022-10-01 18:13:29

i buy one router. it work properly but after a month it starts a problem with the connection I don't know why. it does not connect to my mobile and laptop. I am a website designer and i need wifi all the time but this device disturbs me a lot. if anyone knows how I can solve this problem. please tell me. 

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