Can Deco Mesh, OneMesh, EasyMesh and Omada Mesh products work together?

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Updated 12-28-2023 00:54:58 AM 23564
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While TP-Link's Deco, Archer Router, and Omada EAP all support Mesh functionality individually, they are not designed to work together to form a single Mesh network. These product lines, although under the same brand (TP-Link), differ in their technology and software, preventing them from interoperating in a unified Mesh network, you may still be able to use them together, but they won’t be able to form a single, unified Mesh network. In other term, if you use an Archer Router and a Deco system together, there won’t be any seamless roaming between the Router and the Deco system.

A detailed comparison between Deco Mesh, OneMesh, EasyMesh, and Omada Mesh is listed below.

Deco Mesh

OneMesh*

EasyMesh*

Omada EAP Mesh

Devices

Deco

Archer Router

Range Extender (only works as a satellite)

Archer Router

Range Extender (only works as a satellite)

Omada EAP

System Operation Mode

Router or AP

Router or AP

Router or AP

AP Only

Ethernet Backhaul**

Yes

No

Yes

No

Backhaul Aggregation***

(Adaptive Path Selection)

Yes

No

No

No

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 connect multiple Mesh devices by ethernet, enhancing 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 makes installation a lot easier, take Deco as an example, with the main Deco configured properly, you only need to power on the rest satellite units, they will automatically join the Mesh network without manual intervention.

***** Compared to other Home Mesh systems, Deco Mesh system have multiple configurable wireless networks. Having multiple Wi-Fi networks (SSIDs) allows you to easily manage and categorize client devices, A guest network is a separate Wi-Fi network that is specifically created to provide internet access to visitors or guests without granting them access to your main or internal network, IoT network is specifically designed to connect and manage IoT devices.

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