What are the Differences between Deco Mesh, One Mesh, Easy Mesh and Omada Mesh?

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Updated 02-02-2024 23:21:00 PM FAQ view icon52833
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While TP-Link's Decos, Archer-series Routers, Range Extenders, and Omada EAPs all support Mesh functionality, they each approach Mesh connectivity differently and thus cannot work together to form a single Mesh network. While they are all TP-Link products they differ in their technology and software, preventing them from interoperating in a unified Mesh network,

Note: You may still be able to use these products together, but they won’t be able to form a single, unified Mesh network. Instead they would form wireless networks that are separate from each other. 

A detailed comparison between Deco Mesh, One Mesh, Easy Mesh, and Omada Mesh is listed below.

Features

Deco Mesh

One Mesh*

Easy Mesh*

Omada Mesh

Devices

Deco Mesh Systems

Archer-series Routers

Archer-series Routers

Omada EAPs

Range Extenders (only works as a satellite)

Range Extenders (only works as a satellite)

System Operation Mode

Router or AP

Router or AP

Router or AP

AP Only

Ethernet Backhaul**

Yes

No

Yes

No

Backhaul Aggregation***

Yes

No

No

No

(Adaptive Path Selection)

Available Networks (SSIDs)*****

Home/Guest/IoT

Home

Home

up to 16 SSIDs per device

Wi-Fi Channel Manual Selection

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Roaming Protocol

802.11 k/v/r

802.11 k/v

802.11 k/v

802.11 k/v/r

Self-Healing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Pre-Configuration****

Yes

No

No

Yes

Management Interface

Deco App Only

Tether App and web interface

Tether App and web interface

Omada Controller (web interface)

Recommended Application Scenario

Home/Small Office

Home

Home

Business/Enterprise

 

 

 

***** The support for all the mentioned features above is subject to the latest firmware of the product.

Notes:

* Devices that support One Mesh can be found at https://www.tp-link.com/onemesh/product-list/

* Devices that support Easy Mesh can be found at https://www.tp-link.com/easymesh/product-list/

** Ethernet Backhaul is a feature that allows you to transmit network traffic between Mesh nodes by ethernet. Ethernet backhaul may enhance Mesh network stability and performance. Get to know more about Ethernet backhaul here: https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1794/

*** Backhaul Aggregation (Adaptive Path Selection) allows Deco units to use multiple Wi-Fi bands to transmit data, improving overall backhaul performance, Wi-Fi 7 Deco models could even combine Wired + Wireless backhaul altogether, details can be found at https://www.tp-link.com/whole-home-mesh/

**** Pre-configuration refers to the plug and play aspect of units sold at a set.  All you need to do is configure one unit with your network settings.  Once configured simply power on the other units and they will link to the main unit and be configured automatically. 

*****Available Networks refers to the number or type of wireless networks that Mesh service will work on. 

 

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