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Wi-Fi Alliance’s EasyMesh Certification Standardizes Home Wireless Networks

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, May 15, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    Focused on access points, Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh is standards-based certification established by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

    In other words, customers are able to use multiple certified access points from different vendors with the assurance that optimal wireless coverage and operation is achieved.

    Certified vendor’s access points provide the same benefits consumers expect from autonomously operating mesh networks, including seamless roaming and self-healing Wi-Fi. As a result of providing interoperability between different vendors’ products, the certification assures consumers that security, protocols, management, setup and scalability are all functional if and when different certified APs are used. Lastly, consumers get the freedom to pick and choose which certified products they want to use at home without having to worry about compatibility.

    For more information, visit the Wi-Fi EasyMesh page at the Wi-Fi Alliance website.
     

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  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I read through all three documents available from the WFA website. My conclusion is this is not aimed at consumers. After all, how many mesh points does the average consumer need and what's the advantage of mixing nodes from different manufacturers?

    The heart of EasyMesh is the draft Multi-AP spec, which is neither mesh-specific nor particularly focused on mesh.
    https://www.wi-fi.org/file/multi-ap-draft-technical-specification

    The real focus here is for service providers and enterprises to enable more flexibility in configuring and running large networks. The Multi-AP spec standardizes inter-AP control messaging for things like band steering, backhaul management, etc.

    The controller doesn't have to be a separate physical box. It can be conbined with an AP, as is done in current consumer mesh products.
     
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  5. steve23094

    steve23094 Regular Contributor

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    Why don’t you change the title of the article then?
     
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    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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