eero Pro 6 delivers premium Wi-Fi 6 performance. The Wi-Fi 6 router supports speeds up to a gigabit and coverage up to 2,000 square feet. So you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home—even when the whole family is online. Set up an eero router in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in Zigbee 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
Tri-band with coverage up to 2,000 sq. ft. and support for speeds up to a gigabit.
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 supports faster wifi 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.
A few years ago, I installed a first-gen Velop mesh Wi-Fi system in my 2-story house. It has worked fine for the most part, though I've never been thrilled with its clunky feature set and slower speeds at the far corners of my house. I've heard eero mentioned as an excellent mesh system over that same time period, but I was hesitant to make the switch until a Wi-Fi 6 version was introduced. Now that I've switched to the eero Pro 6, there's no going back - this is the way mesh Wi-Fi is meant to be.
=== SETUP ===
- Unboxing this set is a delight - there are no unnecessary papers or packaging: just the 3 eeros, the power cords, and an Ethernet cable.
- Compared to my previous Velop nodes, the eeros are shorter but definitely have some heft to them. Regardless, they should fit almost anywhere and blend into any home.
- Setup couldn't be easier, and it's all done through the sleek eero app. All you need is an email address or phone number (no new account passwords to remember), and then follow the simple instructions. The app even runs placement tests during the setup process so you can be sure that you're placing the eeros in spots that will allow for maximum performance. Any of the eero Pros can be used as the main "gateway" (the one that connects to your modem) -- they are all identical and interchangeable, so don't worry about the order in which you take them out of the box.
- After all of the eeros are plugged in and ready to go, the app will let you see what devices have already connected to the network, and you can choose to be notified when new devices connected. Each device can be assigned to a profile so you can easily see which devices belong to which person and manage them accordingly.
=== PERFORMANCE ===
- The main benefit of eero's "Pro" system is its increased speed and coverage, and I'm happy to report that it doesn't disappoint. My house is over 3,000 square feet and is not wired with Ethernet, so we have always relied on range extenders or mesh Wi-Fi to use the Internet throughout the house.
- I placed the eeros exactly where I had the Velop nodes: The gateway node connected to the modem in the office at far corner of the lower level; the second one in the dining room in the middle of the lower level; and the last one in a guest bedroom upstairs, above and just slightly diagonal from the dining room.
- Our Xfinity plan is a modest 200 mbps download / 10 mbps upload (although speeds usually top out a bit higher at around 240 down / 12 up). With the Velop system, I always achieved full speeds when I was near the main node in the office, but speeds were essentially cut in half if I was connected to either of the satellite nodes in the dining room or upstairs. eero Pro 6 has completely eliminated this issue: I now achieve a full 240 down / 12 up throughout the entire house. I ran speed tests on Wi-Fi 5 (AC) and Wi-Fi 6 (AX) devices and received the same results -- I maxed out my Internet speed every time. It's so impressive that I'm tempted to upgrade to the next Xfinity speed tier.
- Most importantly, the eero Pro 6 has been incredibly reliable. After a full week of use, I've had zero dropped connections from anywhere in the house. Zero resets or reboots. Handoff from node-to-node as I walk through the house is almost seamless. It's a massive improvement over my now-retired Velop system.
=== FEATURES AND MANAGEMENT ===
- Performance aside, eero's app and feature set are what really make this system stand out. Gone are the days of confusing, archaic apps and websites to manage your router. The eero app is brilliantly organized and very intuitive.
- The main screen of the app shows you all devices that are currently connected or that have recently connected to your system. Digging deeper, you can see exactly which eero a device is connected to, see how much bandwidth any device is currently using, or choose to block a device from connecting to your network.
- Parents will love the "scheduled pause" feature, which allows you to automatically pause a user's devices from accessing the Internet at certain times of the day.
- The "Activity" section of the app will show you the Internet speeds that are currently being pulled from your modem, which makes troubleshooting much easier when you suspect a problem with your ISP.
- New to the app is a Data Usage feature, which caught me by surprise as I don't see this advertised anywhere on eero's website. Located in the Activity section, the Data Usage screen shows you how much data your devices have consumed over a day, week, and month. It breaks down data usage by user and device with easy-to-understand charts and graphs.
- Several more advanced features are reserved for subscribers to eero's "Secure" service, such as content filters for children and ad blocking. I'm sure many will scoff at the idea of paying to unlock these features, but I find the Secure+ subscription to be an incredibly good value with 1Password, Malwarebytes, and a VPN included.
- There is no username or password required to log into the eero app (you just use your email address or phone number, and then enter a confirmation number that is sent to you). It's nice that I don't have to remember an additional password, but I also wish I could create secondary, non-administrator accounts so that other family members could use the app without being able to change network settings.
=== OTHER THOUGHTS ===
- There aren't too many advanced networking settings offered in the eero app, so if you're a power user who needs to fine tune every last detail of your network, you might be left wanting more. (For example: you are unable to create separate SSIDs for the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands.)
- Only two ethernet ports on each node. On the main node, one of those has to be used for your cable modem, which leaves only one ethernet port to connect a desktop computer, home security system, or other device that you would prefer to have hard-wired. If you want more ports, you'll have to connect an Ethernet switch.
- No USB ports for those who would like to create a network storage solution.
- These latest generation eero models do not yet support Apple HomeKit. I was told by eero support that it should be coming soon, but they are awaiting final certification from Apple.
=== OVERALL ===
For large or awkwardly-shaped homes, the eero Pro 6 can't be beat. This system finally allows me to achieve my full Internet speeds from anywhere in my home. The eero app and features are so great that I have found myself opening the app just to admire how well everything works. Beginners and tech gurus alike will appreciate just how amazingly simple and intuitive this system is to setup and manage. No dropped connections, resets, or errors after more than a week of extensive use. An optional subscription service that actually adds exceptional value. This is how mesh Wi-Fi should be. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I've had the Eero 6 Pro system with 2 extenders up and running for the past few days in a rancher with full basement - about 1300 sq ft each floor. No deadspots anywhere. Even my truck in the driveway has a strong signal. Given the specs, my 2 extenders are probably not necessary, but it's awesome to have coverage over my entire property, which is bit over a 1/4 acre.
Basic setup was extremely fast and simple -- just download the app to your tablet/phone, run through a wizard and it was up and running in 10 min or so.
More advanced setup was a bit frustrating however, mainly because as far as I could figure out there's no way to connect directly to the Eero 6 router (unlikr previous Eero devices any 3 devices in my kit could be set up as the main router) from a local network device. The descriptions of the interfaces on the configuration page are poorly worded and confusing. They are IP Address, Subnet Mask, and .... Router IP. Huh? Well router IP is actually the gateway -- generally the IP address of the ISP router you're connected to. I actually did it backwards, then could not reconnect to correct it.
I looked up the instructions for resetting the router, but could not find one specific to the Eero 6 Pro. The reset switch is in the middle of the base -- barely a bump and the same color as the router. Holding it down for 7 seconds will turn the LED amber and reset the network config to default; 14 seconds the LED turns red and resets the entire router to factory default.
I tried this, but could not get the router to change state regardless of how long I held the button down. I looked up more troubleshooting guides looking for a way to get into it, and tried resetting a few more times. Finally, after 4 or 5 attempts, the router reset finally took place and I was able to correct the configuration. Once that was done, everything worked fine in terms of the Internet.
Once that was done, the app will let you see devices on the network and you can group devices into groups with their own settings such as parental controls. You can optionally add security subscriptions for $3 and $10 per month respectively -- the latter including third party subscriptions by Malwarebytes, a password manager, and a VPN service.
The Eero also includes an integrated Zigbee smart home hub, which meand you don't have to purchase seperate hardware to configure your smarthome devices. After updating some software, almost all my devices were up and running (smart thermostat, smart lights, etc.) except my front door lock. Need some time to get that figured out.
Overall, the system is fast, reliable, and other than my little snafu, very easy to configure. I still don't like that I can't just connect directly and manually configure everything, but I suppose the majority of users wouldn't really care - ease of setup is far more important. The Eero 6 Pro is Wi-Fi 6 compliant, supports Gigabit Wi-Fi, uses Tri-band for faster performance (the mesh system runs on a seperate 5 Ghz band that doesn't interfere with the 5 Ghz band all your various devices are talking on), and a built-in smarthome hub. The only downside is the Eero 6 devices only had 2 wired Ethernet interfaces -- I had to go and purchase a gigabyte switch to provide more wired connections. If you have a large area requiring Wi-Fi coverage, this system will suit your needs very well.
I know I know it’s $600........
Trust me I thought about this for awhile.
Best $600 I have ever spent!
I have a 9 year old 3 story house with 55 smart devices.
I was so tired every day waking up to see one of my nest smoke/carbon detectors off line and the light turning yellow on the devices or the ring doorbell and stick up cams not recording at a certain times.
I had 2 Ring pro extenders also that work off and on.
Well guess what!!!!! I don’t have to check my Comcast XFI everyday to see what is offline because
I have eero pro 6 now! I have Comcast GIG service and get speeds in the 700’s on my pc and iPhone 12 Promax and IPad Pro. It is such a good feeling that I know everything is going to be online. Also the range is insane I used to have issues with chamberlain garage door opener with camera.
I can now be across the street and open the garage with my phone and go deep in the backyard and get WiFi. These awesome great looking pods have changed my life! I was so used to waking up checking my xFi to see what is not connected
It’s a great feeling! So do yourself a favor if you have a lot of devices or a smart home this is a great investment! It’s funny I spent $260 august lock $260 ring doorbell pro $250 ecobee voice thermostat $240 8 Alexa’s $900 3 homepods $500 on nest smoke/carbon detectors $300 garage opener, $1000 6 air purifiers etc....
All this spent but I was being cheap on the WiFi 6 mesh system!!!!!
So don’t do what I did go get it now and save the headache!
The Eero Pro 6 AX4200 is using the very latest 802.11AX wireless standards that requires you to have a device that can handle that if you truly want to see the fastest speeds. Fortunately, this is backwards compatible with previous standards (802.11AC) so you will not be left out in the cold even without the latest and greatest. You also must have a Gigabit speed from your ISP if you want to see the full speeds, but I do not have that myself, hopefully you do.
Setup was as easy as can be. Downloading the eero app will walk you thru the process from start to finish. It took me about 10 minutes to set mine up. You can set these up to be wireless (which I did) or you can use a wired method for the fastest possible speeds, but I was not concerned with that. I recreated my Wi-Fi network with the same name and passcode as before and nearly all my devices connected right away. I only had issues with a 5-year-old AMD Toshiba laptop and a 3-year-old WeMo plug, neither of these devices would see the new network no matter what I did. I ended up attaching one of my older nodes (of another brand) to this system and created a separate wireless network that was 802.11AC and then those devices connected no problem. Each node has two Ethernet ports that are auto sensing so you can use any of these and plug one into your modem and the other port I have a Linksys 8 port gigabit switch plugged into that and then I can plug in my 7 devices that require a hard connection.
Coverage in my 2400 sq ft home is easily covered by this three pack, which is rated for up to 6,000 sq ft. I am seeing great signal all thru my house on both floors and even coverage in my yard which will make things nice when we have people over again.
Speed has been great with these, but I do not have a super-fast connection from my cable provider, but I am getting my full speed that I am paying for. I do have about 45 devices that are always connected, which consists of, TiVo’s, tablets, Laptops, Phones, Arlo cameras, smart assistants, etc., and there have been no complaints of slowdowns at all.
Build quality seems very solid, these are much bigger than the regular eero 6 and the previous generation eero’s. They have some weight to them, and they feel very well built. The design is minimalistic, and they can easily blend in with just about any environment.
The eero app is very well laid out and is easy to use. You can group devises to different profiles and it will keep track of usage per device and profile, so if you are interested in that type of thing, you can see who is hogging all of the bandwidth. I do like the pause internet feature that is built in; I can easily turn off the connection on my kids tablets when it is time for them to put them down. Also, there is some security that is built in, but you can pay extra for it if you want to use it past the trial period, but for the price of this system, I feel that should be included.
In the end, this is a great mesh system that provides great coverage and good speed. A little on the expensive side, but this will be a system that will be relevant for years to come.
First, wifi 6 is not simply about after speed than the wifi 5, but it may slightly make that happen on compatible devices that support wifi 6, mostly device manufactured in 2018 and up. The significant feature that stands up here in this eero Pro 6 AX4200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wifi System is the wifi 6 capability, which allows multiple devices to be connected at the same time through MU-MIMO "multiple in and out". With that being said, the more devices you have the more reliable connection you receive from wifi6 because wifi is able to deliver the connection to many devices with less traffic congestion. Another benefit is the elimination of dead spots where devices losing connection and may interfere with each other, thank you for the reliable mesh. From my experience of having more than 65 devices connected to the same wifi network, I have been looking into wifi 6 only to address the traffic congestion as well as the dead spots where I completely lose connection. Like magic, this eero has proved its reliability by addressing my connection issues such as when using my Homnekit on Apple devices most of my Hue lights and smart sprinklers appear unresponsive, I tried to reset and replace multiple routers but nothing made any improvement. It also boosted my wifi speed to almost having m true speed that I'm paying for. Highly recommended if you have multiple devices at home and having issues with interference and dead spots. It is a piece of mind and lifesaver. I have been a user of AT&T Fiber (1000Mbps) and usually, I receive 50% of that speed on wifi 5 but now with eero system wifi 6, I'm getting almost full speed. Additional features are scan and add block but are trial. Amazing!!!!
I have been an owner of an eero network since their initial launch of the generation 1 eero Mesh system. Since introducing the first consumer level mesh system, they have now defined an entire market of mesh network routers, with many trying to replicate or even beat their initial performance. I had swapped over to another Manufacturer mesh solution after the generation 2 eero Pro hardware and was not happy with the overall performance since leaving eero. My speeds were lagging, buffering was sometimes never ending, and while I did have access to Wi-Fi 6, it was not nearly as fast as advertised by the other manufacturer with their mesh solution.
In the long box, you will find three eero Pro 6 routers, three power cords, network cables, and a quick setup guide that is printed underneath one of the divider cards. While eero has always offered a more premium unboxing, this iteration is easier to open, and really makes for a frustration free experience overall. The box also serves the important purpose of protecting the contents, with some nice padding to keep the shiny new eero from scuffing. This is one of the first routers I have owned (or electronic device in general) that does not require peeling of clear film. It is just an open, set, and forget experience.
Things to note if you're looking to buy eero: You should have an ISP compatible modem to get internet to your home (or small office), and make sure you're able to reach the power cord of the modem. While eero does provide great Wi-Fi, you will still need an internet service provided to you (cable or DSL). If you have an existing Wi-Fi router, and want to keep the same SSID (Name), you can do this and successfully set up eero to replace your existing router with minimal disruption to your connected devices. The benefit of keeping the same SSID and a (hopefully strong) Wi-Fi password, is that you will not necessarily need to mess with your wireless devices. In some instances, you might need to power cycle a wireless device to see the new network. In my case, setting the same SSID/Password only resulted in me having to power cycle two CCTV cameras connected over Wi-Fi. They connected immediately once they rebooted and have not had connectivity issues since.
If you have owned an eero Pro system, and are currently using eero, the app makes the swap SUPER easy. It walks through removing the old eero and replacing it with the new eero Pro 6. There is even a nice graphical walk through of the steps needed to complete the process. For those familiar with the process, you can also simply add the new eero, and remove the old one once it is fully up to date. The app makes adding and removing eero devices straight forward. I will note that the eero Pro 6 is a bit taller than previous generation eero Pro’s, but the size difference isn’t so much that you’ll need to make more room.
You can start with any eero, as they all have two auto sense Gigabit ethernet connections that can be used to connect the modem, and any compatible network switch or Ethernet only device. This means you can hook up any of the eero Pro's to your modem and set the others as wireless access points. Does not matter which port you plug the modem in, it will know which is the modem and which is just routing traffic. You should set aside approximately 10 to 15 minutes for a new network setup. If you are replacing an existing eero network, or adding to your eero’s, it will take maybe 2 to 5 minutes to complete setup. In either case, you will probably need to install a firmware update, using the eero app, which is easy and quick. You should expect your network to reboot once or twice while it completes the updates fully. Keep in mind, that the update prompt is always presented immediately after you complete set up. It might take a few minutes, depending on your network speeds, to download and install the update. If you have existing eero devices, and don’t want to remove them, the eero Pro 6 will work with all previous generation eero devices, but you will only see the increased AX speeds when connected to an eero 6.
I’m fortunate enough to get access to my ISPs ultra-tier internet service and can confirm this will work with Spectrum. There will not be a need to call your ISP, if you follow the steps presented during installation. Simply unplug your modem from power, unplug your existing router, use the included ethernet cable from eero to connect to your modem, and your eero. Then plug both into power, and wait for the modem to come online, and your eero to show a flashing blue LED. During initial power up, the blue led did take about 2 minutes to show, as it waited on the modem to fully connect. The eero app will ask you to name the router location, which allows for custom names, and set the SSID (network name) and password. As stated previously, if you want to use the same SSID and password, enter them during this part of the setup. If you are using a modem/router combo, you can simply toggle off the Wi-Fi in the modem/router’s setup menus or call your ISP for assistance with bridging or turning off the Wi-Fi. In most cases. The modem/router combo manufacturer likely has a setup guide available online, with many simply requiring you to go to a default internet address like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1 to access the menus.
Once the set-up of the initial gateway eero was complete, the app asked about setting up other eero(s) wirelessly, following the same steps for set up. The eero app will even check position to ensure it has a strong signal to the gateway eero (the one plugged into the modem). Since this is a mesh network, proper placement is vital to make sure you are getting the fastest speeds possible. In my case, I set an eero up in my living room with the modem, one in my master bedroom, and one in my loft area upstairs. I can confirm this is likely overkill for my 2,100 sq foot home, but need wired devices connected in my master bedroom that are not wireless capable. The greatest part of my setup was not having to re-configure about 60 wireless devices. Outside of power cycling two cameras, all other devices connected immediately and without issue.
I also witnessed better connectivity across all my devices, with smart cameras loading quicker in their respective apps, my streaming services on my Apple TV’s were starting in 4K without any buffering, and my Xbox was downloading game updates at almost twice the speed over my last router (with another MFG). Having a 400Mbps download speed from my ISP, I was able to see consistent 400+Mbps on my Wi-Fi 6 devices connected on the 5 Ghz bands, and my wired devices connected to wireless eero access points were also achieving full ISP speeds over the mesh network, while wired in to those wirelessly connected eeros.
For those devices that are not Wi-Fi 6 compatible, there is no need to worry. The eero routers continue to be backwards compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi devices, and I have not seen any issues with older wireless devices connecting to the internet. Matter of fact, my older Mac Pro, which is not “ax” but is “ac” compatible, is achieving Wi-Fi speeds at around 200 Mbps when connected over 5 Ghz. This is also an increase over the last mesh network manufacturer that was replaced again with this eero Pro 6, with previous speed tests around 120 to 150 Mpbs. The overall performance boost was almost immediately demonstrated with simple streaming apps on my Apple TV. With my previous mesh network, I was seeing buffering early in playback, resulting in lower than SD resolution for some streams, only for it to catch up a couple of minutes into playback. With eero Pro 6, it’s instant, with all services starting at the highest resolution available, within seconds.
I also have the unique circumstance of having an on-site network storage server, and a Linux web server for personal use automations. I have not seen any disconnects, bottlenecks, or issues accessing my storage on my network, and when off my network using their cloud components. Overall, I’m really impressed with the ease of setup, which has only become faster, the eero app is easy to use, and haven’t had to make any adjustments to my eero network since set up. Firmware updates are quick, painless, and the app even notifies you when the install is done. Wi-Fi speeds have been consistent since I installed the new network last week (at launch), and I haven’t seen any connectivity issues with any of my wireless or wired devices, servers, and any streaming platform.
eero also offers “eero secure,” which has also been changed since their initial launch. They offer two pricing options, with one of them including some partner service offerings, while the other offers just the network security add-ons. I do want to say, for users with kids, this is a great add on. It does what many commercial wireless providers do, for a consumer level service, with minimal set up required. Simply subscribe on eero’s website, and the change is instantaneous.
Overall, this will resolve most issues you might be experiencing with conventional routers. You will eliminate dead spots, see faster connectivity with newer wireless devices that use AX (Wi-Fi 6), and will see fewer network issues in the long run. I can't recommend eero enough for work from home users, and those wanting more connectivity freedom. This hasn't had a single connectivity issue with older devices, so you shouldn't have to worry about issues with your existing devices.
Summary: Best router, mesh or not that I have ever owned. The only thing I would fix would be to add a web-based management ability. Otherwise, performance is amazing, the units look cool, internet is reliable and app-based management is easy!
Fast network performance
Easy to set up
App is easy to use
Integrated security settings
No web-based management
Nothing else bad to say!
Inside you will find the three mesh units, three power adaptors, an ethernet cable (unknown if Cat 5e or Cat 6 as the box doesn’t say and the cable doesn’t have anything printed on it). There are some quick start guides on each unit that are easy to miss since they look like ads for the unit.
Set up: First, install the Eero app on the phone. Once you do that, plug in the device to your router and power, turn it on with your router, it will connect you your device via Bluetooth and easily walk you through the rest of the setup. Once you finish the first device, click to add another and repeat (with only power, no ethernet cable needed). So easy!
I connected mine to a modem/router combo so in that situation, you will likely need to disable NAT on your modem/router so that it can ensure that the Eero is in charge of the router functions on your home network. If you only have a modem this step would not be needed as you can simply replace your existing router.
Use: After setup, there was a quick update needed which happened in the background. I played with the in-app settings. The first thing I did was allocate each device to a user profile. To start, you can give each device a more obvious name and assign it a “type” such as smart watch, digital assistance, tv, etc. This is mainly just useful in identification. For my wife and it is mostly for organization but for the kids… it gets handy! If you put all your child’s devices under their name, you can quickly click on their profile and click “pause” which will disable the internet to their devices only with a click of a button! Imagine the possibilities at dinner and nap time!
Next, you can view activity such as download speeds for the week, data usage, scans, threats blocked and content filter blocks (if enabled). Where it gets interesting is the “discover” tab. In there, you will see options for Eero secure, Amazon Connected Home and Eero Labs. I’ll address each one separately.
Eero secure is a subscription service. Installation comes with a 30-day trial and provides two tiers to go with after, secure and secure+. Secure is what most people will need with security screening in the router, content filters, ad blocking and activity monitoring. If you upgrade further to Secure+ you also get a 1password, encrypt.me VPN and Malwarebytes subscription on a monthly or annual basis. This software is outstanding for families as the content filters let you filter out, based on user profiles, adult content, illegal or criminal content, and violent content including “safe search” at the router level.
Amazon connected home allows all your amazon devices that support it to be use the Eero as a smart hub with Alexa / Zigbee smart home devices and enables “frustration free setup” with supported amazon devices to quickly connect it to your network.
Last, Eero labs adds band steering, Local DNS Caching and WPA3 if you would like to enable it.
Other settings you can adjust are IPv6, DHCP, Static IP or bridge, DNS (if you change it it will disable security features), IPv4 reservations and port forwarding, firewall rules, UPnP, Thread protocol, and remote restarts.
As mentioned earlier, I would prefer to edit these functions through a web-based option but it works well in the app.
Reliability: In the week or so I have used it, I have had zero dropped connections and all rooms in my house have five bars between the three mesh routers. My internet is limited to 450mbps so I cannot see how good 1gbps works via internet, but internal network speed transfers are outstanding! I did not benchmark internal throughput, but I had zero issues streaming 4k video to two TVs while playing Google Stadia on a computer with kid playing Xbox online. No one had any complains.
I replaced a Netgear Nighthawk which, at the time was very good. However, it was time to replace it and upgrade. After plenty of research, I chose this eero. While I’m not using mesh, it covers upstairs and downstairs of our 3200 SF home. So far, it’s stayed online and provides great throughput. I’m quite pleased. The only downside is it only has two RJ45 ports. I added a switch to accommodate more connectivity.
CNETRating, 4.3 out of 54.3Ry Crist on November 24, 2020
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A:AnswerI connected my Eero Pro 6 directly to the Spectrum Modem, disconnected the Spectrum Wireless router and put it in the closet (don't lose it cause they'll want it back after the lease)... You will notice better download and upload speeds when you remove Spectrum's OEM Wireless Router. Spectrum will do their best to convince you to keep using their wireless router, but the truth is that when using their Spectrum Wireless Router, they track and monitor the unit (performance and network maintenance). Eero does a better job at security and network management right out of the box.
A:AnswerHi! These are actually routers, not modems. The modems should be given to you by your internet service provider.
Eero pro products used to be sold as a router with extenders. This new eero pro 6 is now sold with no extenders. You can use your eero pro 6 as a router and any additional eero pro 6 you purchase can be used as an extender.
Eero pro 6 allow for up to 1 gigabyte per second of download speed. The benefit of using an eero pro 6 as an extender is that it will allow for 1 GB of speed to be extended around the house for an additional 2000 sq ft. If you purchase the eero 6 extender, you will only have up to 500 megabytes per second of download speed with a range of 1,500 sq ft.
A:AnswerYes. Hard wire the first one to the modem. The second one can be placed anywhere and does no need a hard wire to the modem. Download the Eero app on your phone and it will walk you through the install. It's extremely easy and user friendly and will take about 10 minutes.
A:AnswerIf you're buying the eero Pro 6 all units will come with 2 ethernet ports, they can be used for either connecting to the rest of your network wired, providing network connectivity to other devices (wired or wireless).
- You can have an eero plugged in to get wired backhaul in one port & another port providing ethernet to devices
- You can have an eero connected wirelessly to other eero providing ethernet connection to devices plugged into it.
If you do need a switch for more ethernet ports, make sure to get an unmanaged switch.