Mesh Wi-Fi systems have become incredibly popular in past with Amazon’s Eero Mesh Wi-Fi systems leading the route. Mesh routers guarantees to help by using multiple, range-extending units to spread a speedy signal to all corners Eero was the first to popularize back in 2016, and past this year, the company was acquired by Amazon. A few months later, it released a new version of its three-piece mesh Wi-Fi system for a price of C$349 –(half of the cost of the previous Eero Pro system).
$349 for a three-piece mesh setup is an ideal deal — or $400 less than a 2-pack Google Nest Wifi setup, and also less expensive than the three pack NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh Wifi too. That third device enables to better spread a steady internet connection across the home (up to 5,000 square feet, as per Eero). If budget is not a concern, you can also consider the Eero Pro Mesh Wifi System, which costs about $679 with also three devices. Eero also has incredible battery life. It is fast enough to take full advantage of an above-average Wi-Fi connection. Following are the features that come with eero.
- Easy as 1-2-3
Each of the three devices that come in an Eero starter kit is similar. Pick one, connect it to your modem with an Ethernet cable, plugin and then follow the instructions mentioned on Eero’s app to get your network up and running.
As for the Eeros, each one is a piece of white plastic. The design is a bit bland, despite the Amazon ownership, Eero devices don’t include built-in Alexa speakers. You should might go for a separate Echo speaker to turn on the Eero’s guest Wi-Fi network. Each one has multiple Ethernet jacks for users who want direct, wired connections for media streamers, desktop PCs, smart home hubs and other Eero units.
Unlike other mesh devices, Eero doesn’t split your internet into separate networks for the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Instead, you’ll connect to a single, unified network. Eero network performance is amazing. Its hardware is simple, the setup is simple, and once it’s up and working, you practically won’t even need to think about it.
- Installation and Performance
Like Any other mesh Wi-Fi, it’s very is easy to install. All you need to do is downloaded the mobile app, created an account, and tapped Get Started. Selected the appropriate Eero model from the gives list and tap Start, and followed the app’s instructions to unplug the modem. Connect the Eero node to it using the LAN cable, and power on the modem and node. After a few seconds, the Eero LED will transit from blinking blue to solid blue. Then tapped next and give the network a name and password. After that tapped next again to add another node and answered a few questions about my home.
The Eero nodes deliver good, but not great, performance in throughput tests. The router’s score of 459Mbps in the close-proximity test was a hair faster than the Nokia Beacon 1, but not as speedy as the Google Nest Wi-Fi router. The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus led the pack with a super speedy 546Mbps. At a distance of 30 feet, the Eero’s 199Mbps couldn’t keep pace with the Nokia or the TP-Link devices. This time around, the Google router took top honors with a speed of 291Mbps.
And As of the Eero satellite node, it came in last in the close-proximity test with a fine score of 210Mbps.
- Top speeds
A single Eero device can transmit data over Wi-Fi to a laptop 5 feet away at a respectable rate of 488Mbps — but the speed can drop off a cliff if were more than 30 feet away.
Unlike most other mesh systems, Eero’s system doesn’t feature a dedicated router. It’s designed for multi-point, mesh internet, and not for standalone connections. The data suggests that you shouldn’t put your devices any more than 30 feet away from the router, or each other.
We hope you found this review useful. Amazon is currently offering a free Echo Dot with each order of the 3-pack Eero mesh WiFi system. Bundle price is CAD349 (as of July 2020). You can place the order by using this link: https://amzn.to/30tL02y If you need assistance in installing your Eero system, please contact us.