When we all first started using Wi-Fi in our homes, most of us didn’t need it to reach every corner. Now, with smart homes gadgets, smart TVs, phones, tablets, and computers all connecting to Wi-Fi, that solitary router might not be cutting it anymore. Mesh Wi-Fi technology has the answer for spaces struggling with spotty coverage, and eero’s home routers have that and plenty of other upgrades in store.
No corner uncovered
Where one router can’t cover every inch of your home, why not go with two or perhaps three routers instead? That’s just what eero’s mesh Wi-Fi system does.
Rather than trying to position a single router somewhere central in your home in the hopes that its signal will be strong enough to offer a stable connection around your home, you can space out multiple access points in a mesh Wi-Fi system. These devices will connect to one another to create a big, seamless network throughout your home. Since they can connect to one another wireless, they can also save you the hassle of unsightly cable runs when you need to connect devices at different ends of the home.
Once your electronics are connected to that mesh network, it doesn’t matter which access point you connect to you. You don’t have to manually switch over or teach your phone three different networks.
The mesh system is also flexible. You can start out with a small network today using just a few nodes, and you can expand it later if you move into a larger home by simply adding more nodes. You have a variety of options from eero, allowing you to also mix and match devices to meet your networking needs. Want the fastest speeds everywhere? You can build your network entirely with eero Pro 6 units. Just trying to stretch your network for some light phone use on the back deck? You can throw an eero 6 Extender unit in to get the job done affordably.
And that’s just the upgrade you get from the mesh aspect of the network.
Modern speeds for modern devices
The latest eero 6 and eero Pro 6 mesh systems are built with the new Wi-Fi 6 technology. This new standard comes with some serious improvements. Chief among them is the increased speeds you can get with compatible devices. Single device speeds can be improved over earlier Wi-Fi standards, but so can the routers ability to deliver data quickly to multiple devices.
Since many of us have a lot more internet-connected devices nowadays than we did ten years ago when we might have gotten the router we’re still using today, it can seriously help to have a router that’s capable of handling the load.
The increased speeds of Wi-Fi 6 also let the mesh network perform better. Since each node in the network needs to send data to one another, they’ll especially benefit from faster speeds.
So, if your home Wi-Fi is spotty and not quite living up to your expectations. Be sure to check out the mesh solutions from eero.