Eero brings the networking technology of the Wi-Fi 6 era with two new products: dual-band Eero 6 ($ 129 to $ 279) and tri-band Eero Pro 6 ($ 229 to $ 599). The prices are based on the number of nodes in each set, which in turn determines the amount of square the network can cover.
The nodes in the Eero Pro 6 set have dual Ethernet ports, but only the router in the Eero 6 is equipped with them. The only cable connection on Eero 6 extenders is a USB port for power; they can therefore not be used for wired backflow. Both the Eero Pro 6 and Eero 6 have integrated Zigbee radios for smart home integration, and they also have Bluetooth LE radios.
However, it is worth noting that none of the product lines support 160MHz channels that mark the most elite routers on the market today. These models have theoretical maximum speeds of up to 1733 Mbps using only two spatial streams, although the number of client devices that also Support for 160MHz channels is very limited. You can not press that bandwidth if you do not have an equally equipped client.
The Eero Pro 6, pictured above, is the more sophisticated of the two products. It is an AX4200 class router, which means it supports two spatial streams down and two spatial streams up (usually listed as 2×2) to deliver maximum theoretical throughput of 574 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz network, while 2×2 5 The GHz network offers a maximum throughput of 1,201 Mbps.
Another 5 GHz network supports four spatial streams in each direction to deliver speeds of up to 2,401 Mbps (sum and round these numbers up and you get 4200 – as in the AX4200).
The Eero Pro 6 is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, along with 4 GB of flash memory. It has two auto-sensing gigabit Ethernet ports and is designed to accommodate up to gigabit broadband service. Each puck-like node measures 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.1 inches (WxDxH). When sold later this year, a single Eero 6 Pro that can cover up to 2,000 square feet costs $ 229. For larger homes, a $ 399 two-pack should cover up to 3,500 square feet, while a $ 599 three-pack should be sufficient for McMansions up to 6,000 square feet.
The slightly less powerful Eero 6 is a dual-band, AX1800 mesh Wi-Fi system that promises two spatial streams down and two up on both 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. This makes it possible to deliver maximum theoretical throughput of 574 and 1,201 Mbps, respectively. Although it also has two gigabit Ethernet ports, Eero says that this model is designed for broadband connections of up to 500 Mbps. Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 512 GB of RAM, it is equipped with 4 GB of flash memory in a case measuring 3.91 x 3.82 x 2.42 inches.
A single Eero 6 that can cover 1,500 square feet will be priced at $ 129. If you need more coverage, a set of an Eero 6 router and an extender with a total range of 3,000 square feet will cost $ 199; a set of router and two extenders costs $ 279 and covers up to 5,000 square feet.
In addition to the hardware, Eero offers two online security subscriptions: Eero Secure offers parental control and other privacy features for $ 2.99 per month. For $ 9.99 per month, Eero Secure Plus adds third-party apps 1Pasword for password management, Malwarebytes for malware protection and Encrypt.me for VPN services.