eero 6 is the new standard for home wifi. The 2-pack Wi-Fi 6 system offers speeds up to 500 Mbps and coverage up to 3,000 square feet—so you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.
Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage
Dual-band with coverage up to 1,500 sq. ft. and speeds up to 900 Mbps.
Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering
eero’s TrueMesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
More wifi for more devices
Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster wifi with support for 75+ devices simultaneously.
Set up in minutes
The eero app walks you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
Built-in Zigbee smart home hub
eero Pro 6 connects compatible devices on your network with Alexa—so there’s no need to buy separate smart home hubs for each device.
1 wired eero 6
1 wireless eero 6
2 power adapters
1 Ethernet cable
Wi-Fi Mesh System
Number of Wi-Fi Satellites Included
Number Of LAN Ports
500 megabits per second
eero 6 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack)
Let me start by saying that before installing this system, I had the previous generation of less expensive Eero equipment, sometimes referred to as the Eero cupcakes. I have also set up and used a variety of mesh WiFi systems and home WiFi equipment from several different well-known brands. Several of the systems I have used in the past have had issues with connections dropping and reliability, which was really frustrating.
Out of all the different WiFi systems I have used, I have to say that so far Eero is my favorite. I don’t think Eero is the fastest system out there, but what has impressed me the most with Eero is its reliability. Unlike several other systems I have dealt with, Eero has been very solid and extremely reliable. There were a few cases with my previous Eero system where my signal dropped off very briefly when I was walking between WiFi points on a FaceTime call, but other than that, both my previous Eero system and this one have been rock solid and the most reliable WiFi equipment I have used yet. Speed is nice, but even more important to me is reliability. I feel confident in saying that Eero is very reliable.
When it comes to my experience with this particular system, there are a few things to note that are different than the previous generation Eero cupcakes. With this set, only the main WiFi point has ethernet ports. The previous version had ethernet ports on all of the WiFi points. Additionally, there are a few features missing from this system that were on the previous version. Under Eero labs, it appears that the Optimize for Conferencing and Gaming feature is currently missing. Additionally, it does not appear that HomeKit is supported on these devices right now. I do think that Eero is working on both of these and will add them in future firmware updates, but just be advised that these features are not available at the time of my writing this review.
When it comes to setup, it really couldn’t get any easier. Eero is super easy to set up, even if you aren’t tech savvy, the Eero app makes it so easy and straightforward and steps you through everything you need to do to get your equipment set up. From my experience, the app works well and serves its purpose. It has a nice design and allows for some important capabilities like checking the internet speed coming in from your modem, viewing devices on your network, updating firmware, etc.
When it comes to performance on this WiFi 6 equipment, I expected really fast speeds, and while I did get good speeds, they were not as fast as I expected. I have a 200mbps connection with Spectrum and tested this equipment on an iPhone 12 that supports WiFi 6. When I first set up the Eero equipment, I was getting super fast speeds of 230mbps average download and 11.5mbps average upload on my iPhone 12 which was awesome! But, as time has progressed, I have noticed a degradation in speeds since then.
I installed an initial firmware update when first setting up my equipment, and then a second firmware update was installed automatically a day or two later. I’m not sure if the second update led to lower speeds, but my speeds aren’t as fast as they were initially. Out of 7 tests recently, I was getting an average of 155mbps download and 10mbps upload. I did test the speed from my modem by running a speed test on the Eero app, and was able to confirm that around the time of my testing, the Eero was getting an incoming download speed of 234mbps and upload of 12mbps. Eero has stated that sometimes it can take a week or so for your equipment to familiarize itself with nearby WiFi signals so it can optimize and select the best transmission settings and wifi channels for your location. So, it may take some time of using the equipment to achieve the best possible speeds. Additionally, there could be some initial firmware issues on this equipment that Eero will resolve in future updates.
While the download and upload speeds could be a little better on my equipment, I have been using my network extensively and have been streaming live tv, watching YouTube and Netflix videos, conferencing online, etc and this equipment has done great! Videos load fast and I haven’t had any issues with losing connections or buffering or anything like that. Rather than just running speed tests and rating equipment based on that, I think the best test of how good equipment is is to see how well it actually performs during everyday use. I can definitely say that this has performed very well during my day to day use! I have had issues with several other WiFi systems in the past where I would lose my connection to the internet randomly and unexpectedly, or video conferencing was unreliable, but I have not had those issues with Eero. Also, considering my connection speed, an average of 155mbps download is still close to my advertised speeds and is plenty fast!
I’m not sure how this equipment would perform if you have a gigabit internet connection, but I would expect that it definitely wouldn’t get those full speeds, so that is something to keep in mind depending on what type of internet you have. If you have a really fast gigabit connection and want to get the best speeds possible, it would definitely be a good idea to consider the Eero Pro 6 or another system that can get the highest possible WiFi 6 speeds. It wouldn't surprise me if Eero improves the speeds on this new equipment with future firmware updates.
Overall, this is a great system! If you are looking for equipment that performs well, is very reliable, and is very easy to set up, I would strongly recommend this system! So far, I am very satisfied with this Eero WiFi 6 system and will definitely be recommending it to others!
The eero 6 is our first pre-packaged multi-node mesh Wi-Fi system. Previously, we had used an AiMesh system in our 3-story home consisting of a host router at the top floor and a child node two floors down because the signal was weak on the lower floors and the child node needed to be fairly close to our smart lock on the back door, but the signal from the child node was relatively weak and wasn't always reliable. The child node was also somewhat troublesome to set up and expensive which is why we never bothered buying a third node to boost the signal on the second floor. With the eero 6, since it came with two extenders in addition to the main router, we were able to place one on each floor, and now the signal inside the house is pretty uniform no matter what room we're in.
The mobile app is required for setup, and after signing up for an account and logging in, getting the main eero hub and extenders up and running took only about 15 minutes. All the nodes use USB-C powered and come with the same power brick with integrated USB-C cable. The app gives you a few tips on where to place them and will even tell you if you've found an optimal location. Since we made the network name the same as what we'd been using previously, all our 30+ devices automatically connected to the new Wi-Fi system, while choosing the node with the best signal. Some devices even switched to using WPA3 encryption, even though our previous router didn't support that. Since the eero 6 is dual-band there is a 5 GHz signal and 2.4 GHz signal, but both use the same network name. Our devices didn't seem to have any trouble determining which band to connect to. There's even an optional 'band steering' setting in the app that attempts to automatically connect devices to the faster 5 GHz network, if they are capable. We also activated the guest network for visitors. The guest network has a 'share' option that will send a text to your guests with the login credentials or you can display a QR code on your phone's screen that someone can simply scan with their phone to join the network.
I do have to say I like the low-profile and minimalist look of the eero router and access points, with the clean, glossy white plastic exterior and gentle curves. There aren't any antennas sticking up from the units and the single status LED on the front can be disabled (great when it's in a bedroom and you need complete darkness to sleep!). In fact, you can't even tell the difference between the router and extenders unless you take a look at the back. The main router has two ethernet ports while the extenders have none. One of those ethernet ports will be connected to your modem that brings your internet signal into the home. The other can be used for wired access to the network. That's probably the biggest drawback, is that you're limited to connecting one wired device to the network at a time, unless you get an ethernet hub or add an additional access point with ethernet ports. As it is, we have our printer connected to the router as a wired device and all our other devices are operating wirelessly without issue.
Our broadband service level is 250 Mbps through our cable provider and since the eero 6 supports up to 500 Mbps, we still have plenty of breathing room if we want to upgrade our internet speed in the future. Interestingly enough, the app measured our fastest download speed at just under 300 Mbps at consistent intervals. Where it didn't perform as well as our old router (with 4 antennas) is in sheer distance from the nodes. While we were able to maintain good signal in and around the house, the signal dropped off significantly in the backyard, since we live on top of a hill and the yard is 10-15 feet lower than our ground floor. At the limit of our property, approximately 100 feet from the house the Wi-Fi signal was non-existent, whereas with our previous router we were able to receive some signal, though speeds were slower.
I found the Amazon/Alexa integration interesting, as eero is an Amazon-owned brand. Linking my account was as simple as logging in and this gave me instant access to the eero via voice commands to do things like turn off Wi-Fi for specific devices or a group of devices organized under a user profile in the app. I could see this being useful for folks with kids: you could simply ask Alexa to turn off Wi-Fi for all of a child's devices at dinnertime, for example. You can even have Alexa ask eero to find phones connected to the network, and it'll call them. The eero 6 also has a built-in Zigbee hub and that'll allow you to sync up your compatible Zigbee devices without having to use a separate hub. I'm all about reducing complexity and the number of devices around the home when possible. While none of our smart home devices currently use Zigbee (all are direct Wi-Fi connections), it's nice to have this option available to use at no additional cost for future additions. If you have more complex network setup needs, the app allows for some advanced options like UPnP and port forwarding. We don't use those features, so I can't go into more detail about how well they work. For most average users, this system will be plug-and-play.
Overall, I've been pretty impressed with the eero 6. The ease and speed of setup was as advertised and the network just works. We haven't had any issues regarding network stability or signal loss inside the home. With the exception of the signal range outside the home and the lack of ethernet expansion options, this mesh network was a great fit for our needs.
i been searching for extender my wifi signal i have the crazy idea to buy a lan splitter and a 100 feet ethernet cable to connect a second wifi router and keep the spectrum modem wifi to but i was thinking wow is gonna be a mess all that work sending a cable thru my 2nd floor room thru the window and everyone it's gonna see that cable behind the house. but i decide to go to the store and i specialist help me to make my decision, i have in my mind expend more money thru a $99 dollars ac netgear router, 100 feet cable alan splitter box, and this guy told me this is what you looking for instead all that mess. i have it in my home and works great so i try it and i need to admit it this eero device works flawless i have 5 security cameras, 6 smart tv's my 3 kids has 3 tablets 3 cellphones i have my laptop my daughter has a laptop to i have 4 smartswitches 2 alexa speakers a genie smart garage door bulbs smarts and this little 3 guys make that job like no effort no lags no buffering my cameras going better quality picture and stop recording sometimes now my cameras record every motion. if i was you i give a try you will not regret. great product and looks great the design i love them. i forgot to mention you can see in the app everything. how much internet spend every device you can block any device without interrupting any other devices if you mad with the kids you can block their devices without desconect the whole system. that's a feature makes this eero different then the others ones i heard complaint in reviews cause the have different internet companies i have spectrum and works great. alexa perform great with every device with no issues. most people have a low budget and i understand like me too but i decide to spend a little bit more and the sacrifice was success and i don't paid $10 bucks a month for a router. ;)
Summary: Great router, easy to setup, blazing-fast speeds!
This router is amazing. First, the setup was amazingly easy. All I had to do was download the app, plug the router in to the power and the modem, connect it with the app, and boom. Then I was able to give the network a name and password, and I was able to connect to it instantly. The access points were also very easy to setup: you just plug them into an outlet, connect it with the app, and the connection reaches much farther.
And the connection speed is great. The connection has been 5 bars all the time and it's never dropped connection. Also, this works great for Virtual Desktop on my oculus quest.
I have experience with several mesh WIFI systems and the Eero is very easy to set up and worked flawlessly for me. I commend them on their app software. I also like that it has a built-in smart hub since I plan on adding smart devices to my network. The Eero is made to work with Alexa which makes it very easy to set up by linking your Amazon account during setup on the app which is great for people that are already owners of Alexa devices and in the Amazon system. So far the Eero system seems very reliable to me it stays connected well has smooth handoffs between eero's and lets you know during setup if your Eero placements are adequate which is very helpful for setting up a good network. It says for Networks up to 500Mbps but I was able to get over 500 on a newer laptop with AX wireless in the same room. We live in a 4000SF single-story house and it does not have any problem covering it as well as providing WIFI outside the house. I was able to get 65 down on my phone about 25ft away from the Eero on that end of the house and 16.1 further out in the yard connected to that same Eero. I also got 17.2 in the very back bedroom which probably 50ft away and through 3 walls from the main router in my office also with my phone. I set them up toward the other end of the house since we do not use the back bedroom and I wanted WIFI in the driveway and out in the yard on that end of the house. It would be beneficial to add another Eero to that back bedroom to get a stronger signal and WIFI around that end of the house in the yard at better speeds. If you are in a 4000-5000 SF home I would use 4 especially if it is a one-story home on a big lot. Overall, I am impressed by the eero system and would definitely recommend it especially for those that are not so Tech Savy for it's very straight forward and easy setup. However, with its built-in smart hub and Zigbee compatibility, it is also good for advanced users or those wanting to learn and get into setting up their homes with smart devices. It is nice to see a company offer good hardware and good software in their app which offers features such as a built-in speed test and the ability to see which Eero you are connected to and what other devices are connected to each Eero you have as well. For a 2 channel system, this Eero system is very competitive and it will give you good speeds as long as you space the Eero's well and are not too far away from them. I would like to see a little better range out of them, however. For that, I guess it is either add another eero or get the 3 channel Eero6 system. For the price of this 2-channel if that is what your budget is though I would say you can't go wrong and you could always expand by adding Eero's to improve your system!
Installed this system in my 2100 sqft house with 500 sq ft basement. Replaced Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router + DST extender
Super easy installation, took me about 15 mins to setup the entire house.
Here are the results:
I installed the main router in my living room which was the biggest deadspot in our house.
Old Netgear Eero 6
Living Room 30MB/s 600MB/s
Office 283MB/s 270MB/s
Master Bedroom 40MB/s 210MB/s
Bedroom 1 145MB/s 157MB/s
Bedroom 2 170MB/s 162MB/s
Basement 237MB/s 268MB/s
This works perfectly in my house! I had no idea my internet could be so fast. The router makes all the difference. I walk throughout my entire 2 story house with zero interruptions and full bars now with my eero. Before my Ring wouldn’t always work and I had no coverage in my guest bedroom. This is so easy to set up with the free app they provide. I couldn’t be happier!
I had serious wifi issues in my 150 year old house. 3200 square feet of petrified wood walls and cast iron plumbing everywhere. Tried range extenders and Tri-band routers. Nothing could hold up to the demand of six people and wireless devices everywhere.(25 plus) Super easy install on the new mesh system and all issues solved. Haven’t missed a beat with 4 gaming systems, 6 smart phones, four smart TVs , 3 Ring doorbells, etc etc you get my point
A:AnswerOn the eero AX1800 dual band wi fi 6 there are two Ethernet ports on the main router. One of these ports are used to connect to your isp’s modem so there is only one port available for wired Ethernet expansion. The satellite units do not have any ports on them.
A:AnswerNot sure what is going wrong but I would try to connect the extenders directly in front of the main router. If they show up then I would move them to a new location. I added an extender in that manner and it worked fine. If yours doesnt I would return them for new ones.
A:AnswerIt works just fine. If you need to connect specifically to 2.4 ghz in the settings>troubleshooting>device won’t connect. You can temporarily pause the 5 ghz so that your devices can cannot to the 2.4ghz only.
A:AnswerIt is faster.. I haven't done a head to head but knowing the the 2nd gen was marginally faster than the first gen, and knowing this is sometimes twice as fast as the first gen... yeah, it is faster on paper (and when measured). But put that in perspective, these are raw numbers we are talking about, but what do they really mean? if you are not having problems with your second gen (lagging or excessive buffering) that means its good enough, and for most applications you wouldn't notice faster.. You might notice faster if you are downloading huge video files before playing (like 5 gb). And I believe your 2nd gen is tri-band? This is only dual-band. That extra band is for node to node communication and no doubt makes things smoother. Should you upgrade? I would be tempted to go to the tri-band Eero Pro 6 if I had money to spare and lots of WIFI-6 devices, but not sure the speed increase on the dual-band Eero 6 is enough to get me to change. Bottom line is WIFI-6 is new, a lot of dust has to shake out so waiting for the next gen might be smart.
A:AnswerEERO is a wireless router so it would not work as a Wi-Fi extender. The EERO satellites are made to work with the EERO hub router only. I would recommend getting a wi-fi extender vs trying to make the EERO work.