General questions about EasyMesh

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Updated 04-23-2024 00:26:58 AM 87681
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Q1. Which TP-Link products will support EasyMesh?

A. You may refer to our list of TP-Link EasyMesh Compatible Devices

Note: Please be aware that certain models will require firmware updates to support EasyMesh. You can keep an eye on the most recent firmware releases on our 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.  There are plans for EasyMesh routers or extenders to support Ethernet Backhaul. In fact, some of the EasyMesh routers already support it via firmware updates. For the latest firmware update release information, please visit our official TP-Link website.

Visit our community post here for a list of router models that support Ethernet backhaul.

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 running in AP mode, can I set it as an EasyMesh main router?

A. Currently, EasyMesh is not supported when the router is running in AP mode. Please ensure the router is running in wireless router mode.

Q6. If my TP-Link range extender was installed in another house, can I relocate it and add it to an existing TP-Link EasyMesh system?

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

Q7. If I want to add more than one TP-Link range extender to the 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. For each separate EasyMesh Extender, you will need to press the WPS button on the main router, and satellite extender, to establish an EasyMesh connection.

Q8. Can I configure the EasyMesh network with Tether Application?

A. Yes, currently some models have supported it, such as Archer C80, AX72, BE800, etc. If your main router shows EasyMesh on Tether App, you can add the satellite devices via App.

Please keep an eye on the official website and the router’s online updates for firmware updates when the new features are available.

Q9. How can I add an older router into an EasyMesh network?

A. First, the router’s firmware must be upgraded to a version that supports EasyMesh. Then, reset the router to factory defaults. The router can now be added to the main EasyMesh router/network.

For detailed steps regarding this configuration process, please click here

Q10. Can I use my own router which doesn't support EasyMesh as the main router?

A. No. Currently, the main router needs to support EasyMesh so it will be capable of handling EasyMesh technology and protocols, such as knowing when and how devices should connect and roam between nodes in an EasyMesh Wi-Fi network.

Q11. If I accidentally disable the EasyMesh function on the main router’s web interface, can I re-enable it and recover the original EasyMesh connection?

A. It depends on the type of satellite devices being used in the EasyMesh network. 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.

Q12. What can I do if I fail to configure the EasyMesh Network?

A. You may refer to What If I fail to establish EasyMesh network using TP-Link EasyMesh devices?

 

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