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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. 




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 should pay attention to the subsequent firmware releases on the TP-Link official website. You can find the most recent firmware and patch notes on your product's download page.


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. If choosing to use a Mesh Network, please check the compatibility of all models on your network.


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. 





Deco Mesh 

Seamless Wi-Fi Network 

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AP Seamless Steering 

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Band steering (Smart Connect) 

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Router- Router Wireless Backhaul 

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Ethernet Backhaul 

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AP mode 

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Mesh Protocol Supported 




Management Methods 

Web UI & Tether APP 

Web UI & Tether APP 

Deco APP & Simple Web UI 


Wi-Fi EasyMesh standardized protocol 

TP-Link OneMesh™ Technology 

TP-Link Deco Mesh Technology 

Products & Compatibility 

Check TP-Link EasyMesh products >> 



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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. 


[Update] Ethernet Backhaul Compatability is beginning to appear on additional models, such as the C64 and A8. Keep an eye on the patch notes for your router, as the feature will be listed if/when it is brought to your model. This will also apply to some of our newest releases, where the feature is being completely optimized before being rolled out to high-performance devices.


[Update 9/21]: Ethernet Wired Backhauls are available to the following models:

  • AX10v1/2/3, AX1500v1/2/3, AX4400v2,
  • C80 v1.0/2.2/2.26, C6v4,
  • A6 v4.0/4.6, and A8 v1.0/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.26/2.28


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. 


Please See the EasyMesh Splash Page for an Overall Compatability List: https://www.tp-link.com/us/easymesh/product-list/



Looking to Get Started with EasyMesh?


How to Build and Ethernet Backhaul Using Two EasyMesh Routers


How to Add a Router to an EasyMesh Network as a Satellite Device


How to Add an Extender to An EasyMesh Network as a Satellite Device




What version of AX11000 do you have? As far as I am aware, the AX11000 currently has OneMesh functionality - unless you are mentioning specifically wired backhauls.


EasyMesh is seeing a rapid expansion across products right now, with most REs now supporting the feature. For routers, it is a slower rollout as the ethernet backahuls and Easymesh features are being developed separately. It is worth mentioning that the EasyMesh updates are more widely expected than Onemesh at this point due to the fact that EasyMesh can work with multiple brands and it has support for Ethernet Backhaul, which was never rolled out to OneMesh devices

Just a comment, Easymesh is a standard and not proprietary, Asus AI Mesh is proprietary as is Onemesh.


[New Firmware] Onemesh firmware for Archer AX11000 - Home Network Community (tp-link.com) or google it.  THe onemesh update should be available for your router.  If you login to your router go to advanced then system you should see firmware update.  Click and see which version of firmware you're running.


Companies usually make more profit from proprietary solutions and they tend to lock you in.


TP-link actually have a good reputation for supporting open standards such as OpenWrt which is why I switched from ASUS.


Have fun


Cheerio John

I have two Archer AX21 Wi-Fi 6 routers that I would like to use together with EasyMesh. I've had them both for over a year, and I thought they were the same as they were purchased from the same Amazon listing. However, the older one has hardware version 3.6, while the newer one has hardware version 2.6. The hardware version 3.6 device has the EasyMesh firmware update, but the hardware version 2.6 device does not appear to be on the list to get an updated firmware with EasyMesh support.


Is there any reason only hardware version 3.x Archer AX21 routers will support EasyMesh, but not hardware version 2.x Archer AX21 routers?

Does the new Archer BE9300 series router support Easymesh ethernet backhaul when partnered with one of the router from the list provided?  I have a Archer BE550 router,  can I partner this with one of the following :


Ethernet Wired Backhauls are available to the following models:

AX10v1/2/3, AX1500v1/2/3, AX4400v2,
C80 v1.0/2.2/2.26, C6v4,
A6 v4.0/4.6, and A8 v1.0/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.26/2.28



The BE550 does support easymesh,  but does it support easymesh ethernet backhaul?  I would like to think a brand new model just released would have this support already,  however I do not want to buy one of the models listed and find out it will not work.


Thank you.