Eero is bringing its mesh-networking expertise to the Wi-Fi 6 period with two new merchandise: the dual-band Eero 6 ($129 to $279) and the tri-band Eero Professional 6 ($229 to $599). Costs are based mostly on the variety of nodes in every equipment, which in flip determines the sq. footage the mesh community can cowl.
The nodes within the Eero Professional 6 equipment have twin ethernet ports, however solely the router within the Eero 6 is outfitted with them. The one wired connection on Eero 6 extenders is a USB port for energy; they subsequently can’t be used for wired backhaul. Each the Eero Professional 6 and the Eero 6 have built-in Zigbee radios for sensible house integration, they usually each have Bluetooth LE radios as effectively.
It’s price noting, nonetheless, that neither product line helps the 160MHz channels that mark probably the most elite routers in the marketplace in the present day. These fashions sport theoretical most speeds as much as 1,733Mbps utilizing simply two spatial streams, though the variety of shopper gadgets that additionally assist 160MHz channels may be very restricted. You’ll be able to’t faucet that bandwidth should you don’t have a equally geared up shopper.
The Eero Professional 6, pictured above, is the extra subtle of the 2 merchandise. It’s an AX4200-class router, which means it helps two spatial streams down and two spatial streams up (generally notated as 2×2) to ship most theoretical throughput of 574Mbps on its 2.4GHz community, whereas its 2×2 5GHz community presents most throughput of 1,201Mbps.
A second 5GHz community helps 4 spatial streams in every path to ship speeds as much as 2,401Mbps (sum and spherical these figures up and also you get Four,200—as in AX4200).
The Eero Professional 6 is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, together with 4GB of flash reminiscence. It has two auto-sensing gigabit ethernet ports and is designed to accommodate as much as gigabit broadband service. Every puck-like node measures 5.three x 5.three x 2.1 inches (WxDxH). When it goes on sale later this yr, a single Eero 6 Professional able to overlaying as much as 2,000 sq. toes will price $229. For bigger houses, a $399 two-pack ought to cowl as much as three,500 sq. toes, whereas a $599 three-pack ought to be satisfactory for McMansions as much as 6,000 sq. toes.
The marginally less-powerful Eero 6 is a dual-band, AX1800 mesh Wi-Fi system promising two spatial streams down and two up on each its 2.Four- and 5GHz networks. This permits it to ship most theoretical throughput of 574- and 1,201Mbps respectively. Whereas it additionally has twin gigabit ethernet ports, Eero says this mannequin is designed for broadband connections as much as 500Mbps. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 512GB of RAM, and it’s outfitted with 4GB of flash reminiscence in an enclosure measuring three.91 x three.82 x 2.42 inches.
A single Eero 6 able to overlaying 1,500 sq. toes can be priced at $129. Should you want extra protection, a equipment with one Eero 6 router and one extender with a mixed vary of three,000 sq. toes will price $199; a equipment with the router and two extenders will price $279 and canopy as much as 5,000 sq. toes.
Along with the , Eero presents two on-line safety subscriptions: Eero Safe gives parental controls and different privateness options for $2.99 monthly. For $9.99 monthly, Eero Safe plus provides the third-party apps 1Pasword for password administration, Malwarebytes for malware safety, and Encrypt.me for VPN companies.