General Questions about EasyMesh

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Updated 09-22-2023 16:23:16 PM 66556
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Q1. What TP-Link products will support EasyMesh?

A. You may refer to the TP-Link EasyMesh Compatible Devices

NOTE: 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?

A. Yes and No. Wi-Fi EasyMesh, TP-Link OneMesh™, and Deco Mesh are three different mesh Wi-Fi solutions provided by TP-Link. You cannot build a mesh network by mixing TP-Link OneMesh™ routers/extenders with Deco Mesh, but you can build up a mesh system with TP-Link EasyMesh and OneMesh™ devices. In other words, you can still build up a mesh network if you have “EasyMesh router + Onemesh extender” or “OneMesh router + EasyMesh extender”.

Q3. Will EasyMesh support Ethernet Backhaul?

A. EasyMesh routers or extenders are planned to support Ethernet Backhaul and some of the EasyMesh routers have already supported it via a firmware upgrade. Please keep an eye on the official website and the router’s online updates for firmware updates when the new features are available.

Q4. Can I use TP-Link EasyMesh devices with EasyMesh products from different manufacturers or companies? Are they compatible?

A. 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.

Q5. If I have a TP-Link EasyMesh router working under AP mode, can I set it as an EasyMesh main router directly?

A. No, when the router is working under AP mode, there is no EasyMesh option on the Web. First, ensure sure the main router is operating in Wireless Router Mode.

Q6. If the TP-Link range extender was installed in another house, can I just take it here and add it to the existing TP-Link EasyMesh system?

A. Yes, by pressing the WPS button on the main router and new extender to complete the EasyMesh configuration.

Q7. If I want to add more than one TP-Link range extender to an existing EasyMesh system, can I press the WPS button on the additional Range Extender and existing Range Extender separately to finish the process?

A. No, the WPS button must be pressed on the main router and satellite extender separately to establish an EasyMesh connection.

Q8. Can I configure EasyMesh via the TP-Link Tether App?

A. Not yet. For now, EasyMesh configuration is achieved via the Main Router's Web Management Page.

Q9. How can I use EasyMesh-compatible devices in my network?

A. EasyMesh is configured via a Wi-Fi connection using EasyMesh-compatible TP-Link devices in your network. For example, Router + Router, Router + Range Extender, or Router + Router + Range Extender.

Q10. How can I add an old router into my EasyMesh network?

A. First, you will need to have a router that supports EasyMesh via a firmware upgrade. Once the EasyMesh firmware upgrade is installed, reset the router back to its factory default settings, then the router can be added to another main EasyMesh router(s) via WPS pairing.

Q11. Can I use my own router that doesn't support EasyMesh as the main router?

A. No. For now, the main router needs to support EasyMesh. The EasyMesh router will help handle and decide when and how we should connect and roam in our EasyMesh Wi-Fi network.

Q12. If I disable the EasyMesh function on the main router by mistake, can I turn it back on to recover the original EasyMesh connection?

A. It depends on the type of satellite devices. If the satellite device is a range extender, it can recover the EasyMesh connection automatically. But if the satellite device is a router, it cannot rejoin the EasyMesh network automatically.

Related Article:

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

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