EasyMesh and TP-Link

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You may have heard during the Wi-Fi 7 Event that TP-Link is embracing the new EasyMesh Protocol that allows users to build a multiple-AP mesh network with certified products from various vendors. EasyMesh in the United States is launching with our Newest Wi-Fi 7 Routers and has plans to be added to a variety of TP-Link Products.  

 

What is EasyMesh? 

 
EasyMesh is a standard certification launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance, which brings a standards-based approach to multiple AP networks. It is a basic standard that defines the protocol for the interconnectivity between different APs. The latest version is EasyMesh R2. 

 

Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks use a common standard that allows devices from multiple vendors to be onboard, configured, and able to communicate with each other. This brings flexibility, enabling devices from different vendors to work together to increase capacity and effective throughput by forming a smart and adaptable network. Not to mention, these networks are easy to set up and maintain. All can be self-organized to provide consistent coverage anywhere in a home, office, or outdoor space. 

 

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 read that correctly. In an EasyMesh network, you can now define one router as the main router for the network, and then you can easily add another satellite router to boost the coverage of your Wi-Fi. 

 

Not only that, but EasyMesh enables automatic synchronization of wireless network settings across all EasyMesh nodes in the network and will automatically transfer your wireless SSID and password to satellite nodes. 

 

 

Note: 

It is recommended to connect no more than 3 mesh nodes (2 satellite devices) in a single chain for better wireless performance. 

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 

 

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

 

 

 

 

You can find a full list of EasyMesh-compatible devices on our site here: 

 

EasyMesh TP-Link USA Product List 

 

*Note that products marked as planned are not guaranteed to receive the feature. 

 

 

EasyMesh – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q1. What TP-Link product will support EasyMesh? 

Visit here to check all TP-Link EasyMesh Compatible devices
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. 

 

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®). 
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 official ETA is not yet confirmed. Kindly note that Planned is not guaranteed 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. 

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@Riley_S 

 

I have a question regarding EasyMesh and OneMesh.

 

I have multiple TP-Link products - both are on the list to get EasyMesh.   Do I need to wait for both to receive EasyMesh FW updates to mesh them, or can one device on OneMesh  mesh with a device with EasyMesh?

 

Never mind -   I see that my question is covered under Q2 above.    They are not compatible - so I need to wait until both of my routers are EasyMesh compatible to mesh them.

 

 

Thomas C (TC) Murphy Park City, Montana USA
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