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TP-Link OneMesh Creates Whole Home Mesh WiFi

By Zhafir Zulkifili

If you already own a TP-Link WiFi router, you might be thinking about expanding your existing WiFi coverage to cover your entire house with one seamless network.

One thing you can do is invest in a whole home Mesh WiFi system.

Indeed, the trend of Mesh WiFi has picked up steam over the past few years with many opting to buy into the seamless WiFi solution. However, buying a whole new WiFi system is not only costly but may also make your existing router obsolete.

This is where TP-Link OneMesh comes in.

What is TP-Link OneMesh?

TP-Link OneMesh was developed to allow most TP-Link SOHO products to support Mesh networking, including WiFi routers, DSL modem routers, 3G/4G routers, range extenders, and Powerline extenders. TP-Link OneMesh intelligently connects mobile devices to your router or extenders, whichever provides the best connection. OneMesh routers and extenders also share a single WiFi name, so you stay connected to your network in every room.

How does TP-Link OneMesh work?

In a traditional network, an extender connects to the WiFi router and creates a separate WiFi network. When moving between different networks, wireless devices may cling to poor WiFi connections until the WiFi signal is weaker than a specified threshold. It then rescans for available WiFi networks, switching to another network with a stronger signal.

As a result, you’ll experience low speeds, and your streaming may be interrupted. Even though you set up the extender with the same WiFi name as your WiFi router, you'll have to switch your devices between the router and the extender networks when you move around the house. If you don't, you'll have poor WiFi performance.

Supporting IEEE 802.11r/k/v, TP-Link OneMesh significantly reduces the WiFi scan time and reconnection time, allowing wireless devices to automatically switch to the network with the strongest signal to keep you solidly connected.

Why choose TP-Link OneMesh?

TP-Link’s AP Steering allows OneMesh routers and extenders to share the same WiFi name and security credentials to deliver a seamless and consistent network connection as you move around your home. Once connected to the OneMesh network, your mobile devices will connect to the OneMesh device with the strongest signal.

In a network of multi-band OneMesh devices, TP-Link’s Band Steering directs your devices to the best available WiFi band to ensure all devices get the best performance.

With TP-Link’s Adaptive Path Selection, OneMesh keeps the network running at top speeds by intelligently choosing the fastest connection path between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands. This improves overall wireless performance and ensures the stability and efficiency of the whole WiFi network for everyone that’s connected.

OneMesh is coming to more TP-Link product lines

OneMesh is coming to more TP-Link SOHO product categories, including wireless routers, 3G/4G routers, XDSL modem routers, range extenders, and Powerline extenders. 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 WiFi connection throughout your home.  

To learn more information about TP-Link OneMesh, visit https://www.tp-link.com/onemesh, and check the full list of OneMesh routers and extenders at https://www.tp-link.com/onemesh/compatibility.

Zhafir Zulkifili

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