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What is Eero WiFi?

Eero WiFi is a mesh system that offers to deliver great power in a little router device. A simple mesh network is a group of different internet devices that are set up in homes or offices and act as a single network, so your internet has several internet sources instead of one router only.

It is considered better than a traditional router because it allows faster connection speed, better service reliability, and far more stable coverage around your home or office. Another reason why mesh systems are considered a far more viable option than a conventional router is that they can be customized accordingly as well.

The Eero WiFi System offers reliability with speed and security as it blankets your space with an internet system that does not disappoint. Furthermore, it utilizes TrueMesh Technology, which adapts to the requirements of the user.

Who Currently Owns and Controls Eero WiFi?

Presently, Eero WiFi is owned and controlled by the e-commerce giant, Amazon who acquired the startup a few years ago to further understand mesh network systems while intending to keep it the way it was. Thus, allowing Eero to continue existing as an independent operation under their wing, without adjusting technical management. This was Amazon’s way of understanding the acquired enterprise.

What are the Different Products Offered by Eero WiFi System?

Currently, there are six different types of Eeros, which are as follows:

Eero

Eero router is a device that has a massive wireless footprint. It’s a great economical option, which offers impressive speed and maximum coverage more than your previous router delivered. This reliable yet simple home WiFi is meant to cover a large house of up to 5000 sq. feet. It comes in two ways; the 3-pack costs about $199 whereas the 1-pack costs about $69.

Eero Pro

Eero Pro has the same elegance as the first-generation Eero router has in its design and utility. However, it's far more powerful than its predecessor. This is the only WiFi access point that can broadcast on three wireless bands simultaneously, despite its sheer size.

Eero 6

Eero 6 is the new standard for a home router. This router supports greater speeds, which go up to 900 Mbps, so you no longer worry about dead internet spots or constant buffering. Simply set up your router device to get unmatched network service. There are three bundles offered by Eero 6, which include the 3-pack (1 Router+2 Add-Ons) for $195. Then there is the 3-pack (3 Eero routers), for $244, while the 1-pack (1 router) is for $83 only.

Eero Pro 6

Eero Pro 6 is a sleeker version of the original design that offers better performance. The Pro 6 provides the same tri-band WiFi signal as the previous model and is compatible with previous Eero devices as well. It comes in three different bundles: the 3-pack is great for larger homes and covers up to 6,000 sq. ft. for $599 only. The 2-pack covers up to 3,500 sq. ft. and is great for a huge space for $399 only, whereas the 1-pack is best for medium homes and covers up to 2,000 sq. ft, for a minimal price of $229 only.

Eero Beacon

Eero Beacon is another kind of add-on/extender, that's far more powerful than first-generation Eero but half in size. Simply plug Eero Beacon in all the nooks and crannies of the house, whether it is the corner of the hallway or the other side of the kitchen so that all areas within your house receive internet without any disturbance. You can add as many as you like. The Eero Beacon is a great option if you want to extend your network with WiFi 5. This add-on also extends your service coverage up to 1500 sq. feet for a reduced price of $119.

Eero 6 Extender

This extender is supposed to stretch and boost WiFi signals within all corners of your personal and professional space. The Eero 6 Extender covers up to 1500 sq. feet of your space at a reduced rate of $89 only.

Can You Use Any Eero Device As a Gateway?

Yes, this is possible as you can use any Eero device (Eero, Eero Pro, Eero 6, Eero Pro 6, Eero Beacon, or Eero 6 Extender) as a gateway to begin with. Simply connect any one of them with your modem and use it as a single device or in combination with other Eeros.

How Fast Is Eero WiFi and Does the System Support WiFi 6?

Eero System recently launched two new models: the Eero WiFi 6 (Dual-Band) and the Eero Pro 6 (Tri-band). The Eero 6 comes with a dual-band WiFi 6 that efficiently produces speeds which go as high as AX1800. This means that users receive 1200 Mbps at 5GHz, whereas they receive 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz (theoretically, this is the maximum speed of the wireless device). Hence, when users utilize their router in a mesh network, the device will use some of that speed to link with other connected Eeros. On the other hand, the Eero Pro 6 (Tri-band) augments the additional 5GHz band while enhancing the internet speed to AX4200, which is great, especially if a user requires extra speed. Currently, these two mentioned Eero devices are the only ones that fully facilitate users with WiFi 6.

Which Eero Model is Considered Better for Users?

When it comes to selecting between the two, both offer a different set of speeds, meant for particular user profile(s). However, among the two, Eero Pro 6 (Tri-band) offers faster speeds than the former and can handle around 1 Gigabit internet, with internet speeds, rising to AX4200, as mentioned before. Moreover, this model offers a third band that ensures a surge in network speeds.

Nevertheless, the Eero 6 (Dual-Band) is no less impressive and continues to astonish users with its dual-band WiFi that has enhanced speeds, going up to 1800 Mbps/AX1800. What’s more, a computer with a wired Ethernet connection with an Eero device can instantly reach a maximum speed of 1 Gbps.

What is Eero Beacon and Why is it Required for a Smooth Internet Experience?

Eero Beacon is an internet wall plug-in that’s specially designed to expand and enhance the prevailing Mesh WiFi System. Eero Beacons can be plugged in any outlet and are considered ideal for a user’s kitchens, bedrooms, and hallways as well. These beacons come with a built-in night light and don’t need any wires or special cords to get them to work effectively.

What’s more, they can be plugged into any electrical outlet and will enhance WiFi coverage in that area. Since Eero is not the only Mesh WiFi vendor on the market, the units that offer the same functionality as Eero Beacon may come with a different names. For instance, the Netgear Orbi System calls these internet extender units “Satellites”.

How Many Eero Beacons/Internet Extender Units Do I Need to Enhance my Daily Internet Experience?

The Eero device is available as a bundle that includes two or more beacons. The number of beacons that need to be added to a modest household depends on the WiFi coverage required in the domestic space. The main gateway successfully covers an area of 1500 square feet on its own, which is further supplemented with the addition of Eero Beacons. An important thing to note is that the signals from the Eero router may be interrupted by the walls, house flooring, ceilings, and even by the different electronic items placed in the house.

Hence, it is best advised that at least one beacon should be placed on each floor/room if users want impeccable internet coverage. The signals can also be affected by the room structure. That’s why it’s recommended to place an Eero Beacon in an area where signals are weak. Otherwise, users will continue to experience weak signals all over the house or office. It is typically recommended to begin with one basic Eero device that should be placed in a central position so that the connection is not weak and another beacon or two should be added to aid the user with optimum coverage.

Are Eero Routers Compatible with Other Routers?

The Eero System is quite compatible with other routers, including the ones installed by top providers, such as Comcast, Xfinity, and Verizon Fios, to name a few. However, users need to tweak their routers/modems if they want the Eero Routers to work without a hitch.

Since most of these service providers often supplement users with company-approved equipment, they will first have to switch off WiFi features and then connect it with an Ethernet port on the ISP-provided router. The router will then provide an internet connection whereas the Eero System will handle and manage full WiFi capacity in the home environment or office, acting as a gateway machine to connect surrounding devices to the present internet network.

Does Eero Router Replace My Current Router?

It depends on the user. Even though many users want to use their existing router, Eero provides a better WiFi option that provides far more stable and faster internet throughout their space. Whether residential or commercial, Eero provides much greater network coverage that users would no longer require their older routers.

However, some customers still prefer to use their existing router. In that case, they can still use Eero alongside their existing configuration, putting their existent routers in Bridge Mode to minimize unwarranted obstruction in the connection and maintain a single SSID. This way the Eero device will help to improve the wide range and overall speed of your internet network. If you choose to bridge Eeros, you will be unable to use many advanced features of the app, as Eeros will then simply act as mere access points.

Which Smartphones Does Eero Support for the Setup Process?

At present, both iOS and Android smartphones can be used to set up and manage Eero. The mobile device should support BLE as well. Bluetooth versions, earlier than 4.0 are not supported by the new system. The iOS requirements include a running iOS 13 system or later versions of it. Otherwise, it's not supported by Eero. Whereas Android requirements are not much different and also include a running Android 7.0 (or later versions). This includes tablets as well.

Why is An Eero WiFi System Considered More Secure than others?

The Eero WiFi System is considered an excellent alternative to the usual WiFi routers, thus ensuring a smooth connection of your home/office internet network. Unfortunately, it does not come with built-in security features, even though it is considered as secure as the private network in use. To make the Eero WiFi System more secure, you will have to resort to typical digital security solutions such as antivirus software or firewalls.

Although the Eero WiFi System is less vulnerable to certain digital threats, as malware attacks cannot be carried out via a web-based interface, which is absent in an Eero WiFi System. Hence, such a threat is automatically disregarded and eliminated on its own. Customers should invest in Eero Secure Service to upgrade their security as it includes multiple features that help to check and control network activity to protect against various online attacks.

Concluding Words

We hope that this article proved to be an excellent guide for you if you are just beginning with Eero WiFi System. For any further queries or confusion regarding the process, visit https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us and get connected to a customer rep, who will guide you further.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why use an Eero device when my old router is working just fine?

Your old router may be working just fine but Eero is the latest tech that is expected to redefine your entire internet experience. Its excellent performance ensures that each nook and cranny of your space receives an optimal internet service minus the hassle of wires or extra cords, just dangling by.

Are All Eeros Devices the Same?

No, there are six different kinds of Eero devices available on the market today, namely, Eero Pro 6, Eero 6, Eero Pro, Eero, Eero 6 Extender, and Eero Beacon.

Who owns Eero?

Eero was acquired by the e-commerce giant Amazon for $97 million, according to official records documented by Mashable.