Wi-Fi Alliance’s “EasyMesh” will allow different brands of mesh WiFi to work together

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Wi-Fi CERTIFIED EasyMesh™ brings a standards-based approach to Wi-Fi networks that utilize multiple access points (APs), combining the benefits of easy to use, self-adapting Wi-Fi with greater flexibility in device choice that comes with interoperable Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ devices.

Lots of buzz about this one this morning. The people in charge of all your 802.11 a’s, b’s, g’s & n’s amongst other standards has put this one together in the hopes that it will be adopted by mesh WiFi manufacturers.

The only thing is they have to “want” to adopt it. Nearly every networking brand has a mesh system these days, they all use proprietary tech in one way or another that means only their own brand of APs can be used to extended your network and locking you in ensures they continue to get your dollars.

Opening that up and allowing me to grab a hub from Eero, an AP from Google and then another from Linksys because they’re on special would be amazing but I’m not holding my breath for it to happen.

Source: Wi-Fi EasyMesh | Wi-Fi Alliance

1 comment

  1. According to Apple, there’s nothing to innovate in wifi. Wish Apple would wake up. We need secure, private wifi more than ever. ERRO requires you keep your wifi password in the cloud – talk about a winner. We need you more than ever Apple. Hope it’s as out of the wifi game as it was out of external displays.

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