OneMesh: Create a Whole-Home Wi-Fi Network with Your TP-Link Devices

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In our home, we usually install a Wi-Fi extender to get complete coverage throughout the house. But we soon run—well, walk—into some problems. For instance, moving from the living room to our bedroom, we’re hounded by “buffering” as we switch between the router’s and the extender’s network. The new trend of whole-home mesh Wi-Fi can eliminate them. However, setting up a whole new Wi-Fi system can not only be costly but may also make your existing network equipment obsolete. Is there any good way to spend less and greatly enhance your wireless experience?  Luckily, TP-Link’s OneMesh™ is designed to optimize your whole-home network with your existing TP-Link devices through one simple firmware update. So, if you’re looking to set up a new Wi-Fi ecosystem, don’t go spending money you don’t have to.


Traditional Extenders vs. OneMesh™

Traditional extenders increase Wi-Fi coverage by connecting to your existing Wi-Fi router and creating a separate Wi-Fi network. You'll have to switch your devices between the router and the extender’s networks as you move around the house. If you don't, you'll receive poor Wi-Fi performance since your devices will stay on the same, weak network until it switches to another network with a stronger signal. Do you really want to exit your video chat, movie, or game, open your settings, find the stronger signal, tap into it, and switch back to what you were doing every time you go to another room?


Don't forget, setting up and maintaining a traditional wireless network can be daunting. It's time-consuming visiting multiple configuration pages to set up and manage different routers and extenders. It's even worse when your extender comes from a different brand, you’ll need to install multiple sets of software.


Even if you configure all your network devices to use the same wireless network name that does not give a seamless network. You just happen to have multiple network devices with the same name, but that will not change the client device needing to leave whatever network device it is connected to and join another. This process is what will cause your network device to lose network connection as it moves over. Worst yet, your client device may stay connected to the original network device no matter where you go, giving the impression your extender is giving a weak wireless signal even though you are next to it.



The OneMesh™ solution, however, works as a system to extend Wi-Fi to all areas of your home, providing you with better performance, broad coverage, and a seamless network connection. Not to mention, it's easier to use and manage without the frustrations you typically face with traditional extended networks.

Unlike traditional extenders that simply communicate with one central router, OneMesh™ devices communicate with each other. When a OneMesh™ device turns off or gets blocked by interference, your devices will automatically switch to the active device with the strongest signal to keep you connected. It’s like driving on the road and taking a quick detour to avoid waiting in line for heavy traffic or accidents up ahead.


With TP-Link’ s AP Steering, OneMesh™ routers and extenders share the same Wi-Fi name and security credentials to deliver a seamless and consistent network connection as you move around the house. Once connected to the OneMesh™ network, your mobile devices will connect to the OneMesh™ device with the strongest signal. Now you can stay connected to the same network and enjoy uninterrupted streaming, downloading, and more throughout your house.



In a network of multi-band OneMesh™ devices, TP-Link’s Band Steering steers your devices to the best available Wi-Fi band to ensure all devices connect where they will obtain the best performance. With TP-Link’s Adaptive Path Selection, OneMesh™ keeps the network running at the top-speed by intelligently choosing the fastest connection path between Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for your data. This improves overall wireless performance and ensures the stability and efficiency of the whole Wi-Fi network for everyone that’s connected.


Best of all, unlike traditional routers and extenders that require complicated configuration, setting OneMesh™ up is a breeze. TP-Link’s user-friendly Tether app and Web UI allow you to easily set up and manage your whole-home network by providing you with easy-to-follow instructions and helping you customize wireless settings. These include the network name, password, and advanced features like Parental Control and QoS. If your OneMesh™ devices have WPS buttons, one- touch connection is available. Just press the WPS button on the router and extender, respectively, to quickly set up a OneMesh™ network.



Upgrade to a OneMesh™ Network
If you currently use TP-Link's wireless devices and want an easy and affordable way to improve your home network performance, a OneMesh™ network is the best option. OneMesh™ is coming to all TP-Link SOHO product categories, including wireless routers, 3G/4G routers, XDSL modem routers, range extenders, and powerline adapters. A simple firmware update is all you need to upgrade your existing TP-Link router with OneMesh™ capability. Then, just connect one or more OneMesh™ extenders for a seamless, reliable mesh Wi-Fi connection throughout your home.  



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Know More about OneMesh™ 
Q1: Can I set up a OneMesh™ network with routers or extenders from other brands?

No. OneMesh™ is only supported by TP-Link's wireless devices. Check the full list of OneMesh™ compatible devices at: OneMesh™ will be offered alongside all TP-Link small office and home office product lines, including wireless routers, range extenders, XDSL, 3G/4G routers, and powerline adapters.

Q2: Can I set up a OneMesh™ network with two OneMesh™-supported routers (for example, two Archer A7's)?

No, only one OneMesh™ router can be used as a root access point in a OneMesh™ network. 


Q3: What is the difference between OneMesh™ vs having the same SSID, I get one network name either way?


OneMesh™ provides true seamless roaming by utilizing wireless protocols so you do not drop any connections as you move from one node to another. Having a non-mesh network means your device will need to drop the connection as it connects from your router to the range extender and vice versa. You may also experience issues such as a device continuing to stay connected to a network device even though it is physically closer to another one. With OneMesh™, your network will recommend your client device to connect to the best network device in order to have the best performance.


Q4: Do my extenders connect to the router only or to each other?


When you set up the OneMesh™ range extenders, it will pair preferably with the router, but may also choose another extender if that is a better connection.



I just added a TP Link R300 as a OneMesh device to my TP Link AC1750 A7 router and I noticed videos would pause and buffer several times throughout my watching, what can I do to fix that? The device I replaced with the R300 was a different brand setup as a wifi extender and connected to it the videos would play smooth throughout.

Make sure the Archer A7 has the latest firmware, and OneMesh is configured for your network. Make sure the signal light of the RE300 is solid white, if it turns red then it is too far from the router.

Hello, excuse my English but I will use the google translator.

I want to replace my current routers, where the first one is located on the top floor of my house, and is configured as a router. In the low silver of the house, there is another configured as AP. Both are connected by ethernet cable. If I put an Archer C6 in router mode on the top silver of my house and another Archer C6 but as an AP connected via ethernet cable on the ground floor, can I use the OneMesh by activating it on both? Or would it only work with Archer C6 and a compatible extender? If so, can the extender be configured as an AP connected via ethernet cable instead of taking the Wi-Fi signal? It is understood ?. And the other question is, if the Archer C6, activating the OneMesh, allows to configure static routes, since in another house I have installed the deco m4 and does not allow to configure static routes. What a great mistake in such a great product not being able to configure a simple static route. Thank you and I hope you can help me with these questions. Greetings.


Hola, perdone mi ingles pero voy a utilizar el traductor de google.

Quiero reemplazar mis actuales routers, donde el pimero que se encuentra en la planta superior de mi casa, y esta configurado como router. En la plata baja de la casa, se encuentra otro configurado como AP. Ambos estan conectados mediante cable de ethernet. Si coloco un Archer C6 en modo router en la plata superior de mi casa y otro Archer C6 pero como AP conectados mediante cable ethernet en la planta baja,  podre utilizar el OneMesh activandolo en ambos? O solo funcionaria con Archer C6 y un extender compatible? Si fuera asi, el extender se puede configurar como AP conectado a travez de cable de ethernet en vez de que tome la señal wifi? Se comprende?. Y la otra pregunta es, si el Archer C6, activando el OneMesh, permite configurar rutas estaticas, ya que en otra casa tengo instalados los deco m4 y no permite configurar rutas estaticas. Que gran error en tan gran producto no poder configurar una simple ruta estatica. Gracias y espero puedan ayudarme con estas dudas. Saludos.





Are other router models expected to have firmware upgrades to make them OneMesh capable?  I have an archer c8 V1 and would like to buy an extender to create a mesh network.  

Here is where you can see device that are compatible and if there are products the OneMesh will come out for:


The Archer C8 is not listed, and it does not appear that there is firmware that will be available for it making it OneMesh compatible.



I just bought an Archer C7 V5 and it doesn't show up as OneMesh when I try to connect my RE305 to it. It's updated to the latest firmware.


Firmware Version: 1.0.11 Build 20190726 rel.57101(5553)

Hardware Version: Archer C7 v5.0


When I go to the OneMesh page of my router's admin, it says "No OneMesh device to work with this mesh router."


How do I activate OneMesh to work? Thanks!



Look at the RE305's hardware version it needs to be version 3. You can find that on the box where the serial number is or by logging into the extender. If you have any previous hardware version it will not work with OneMesh. If you have hardware version 1 or 2 do not upgrade the firmware meant for version 3, you will brick the extender. Only if you have version 3 can you then upgrade the firmware shown here:


Here is a FAQ to upgrade the firmware:

Will there be a OneMesh firmware update to the Archer C5400X? I've moved and I need to redo wifi as everything is taking a hit now. I would rather go with a mesh setup instead of an extender.



It does not look like there is one coming out for the C5400X.

I have a WPA8730 powerline adapter.  With the 8630 series on the OneMesh compatibility list, will the 8730 series be considered as well?