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– March 31, 2021
I just received a pair of these, which I was hoping to use to optimize a network in tandem with two Eero 6 Pros. I can say without hesitation that if you’re in the market, choose the Pro over this model. No matter the placement, I can’t pull down more than 150 Mbps from these devices, and when using ethernet to bridge to a desktop, they max out at 300 Mbps. The Pros, in contrast, I can get about 600 Mbps wireless and 850 Mbps wired.
I understand that these are the budget models, but it hardly seems worth the upgrade to Wifi 6 for something that can’t really deliver Wifi 6 speeds. Also, don’t believe Amazon/Eero’s claims of 1000 square feet of coverage — that’s only line of sight, and even there, the speeds greatly decrease after about 30 feet, and especially though walls. This is mostly a limitation of wifi! But I do feel like Eero could be more honest about the power and speed available on these devices. They don’t at all seem to be reporting real world conditions.
– April 21, 2021
This device is super easy to set up and lightning fast. I was able to stream two 4k movies and three HD movies on 5 devices at once with no lag. Set everything up in less than 10 min. Size matters too much for you nerds that say this non pro version is not fast enough! 150mbps not enough?!? 550mbps not enough?!? In looking at all the other reviews, I wonder what everyone else really needs to stream. I pay for 50Mbps up/down on fiber for my family of 3. Does that make me cheap? Maybe. (it’s $45/mo) But why pay for more?? For perspective, I could stream ten HD movies/zooms or about four 4k movies at once. How many 4k videos do you people stream at once with your gigaspeeds? This device is plenty!
For reference:0.5 Mb/s to view standard definition movies on a laptop computer. While you can stream Netflix at speeds of 0.5 Mb/s, the quality is grainy on a large screen, much like watching an old VHS movie. Netflix recommends at least 1.5 Mb/s.3.0 Mb/s to view standard definition video (480p) on a TV.4.0 Mb/s to view high definition video (720p, 1080p).5.0 Mb/s or more for the best 1080p experience.15 Mb/s to stream 4K (but 25 Mb/s is preferred).
Stop buying into your cable company upselling you to gigaspeeds! Enjoy your streaming and see you online.
Love, a fellow nerd.
– April 27, 2021
I bought 2 units, placed in the opposite sides of the house. They are both connected via ethernet to a router. Setup took about 10min and then it took another 10-15mins to upgrade those. Overall smooth experience with a couple of hiccups that I will outline below.Once configured & updated, I was pleasantly surprised that mesh works smooth. Eeros would force-switch clients to the nearest device within several seconds delay – I was walking from one to another with a notebook while copying large files. Network speeds are improved even for 802.11ac clients (I measured speed with old Asus “AC” access point and then Eeros show about 15% speed increase even in AC mode). If I disconnect ethernet from eero, it quickly switches to wireless connection to another eero – smooth. Though I wish Eero provided a more advanced settings for power-users.
Hiccups:* in my setup I need neither of the eeros to act as a router/gateway, I needed them to work as mesh access points. After initial setup, I had to manually change them in advanced settings to “Bridge” mode. It would be nice if they detect that they already part of the “internal” LAN (vs “internet” facing connection) automatically – not every user would notice that and will end up behind a double-nat.* I don’t understand why eero opts to forgo old-school web-based UI in favor of smartphone app only option to configure devices* during initial connection for some reason one of the Eeros would not establish wired connection until I move cable to another port (from right to left if looking from the back)* don’t see much of zigbee functionality in settings? will it be coming up via WF upgrade?
– May 19, 2021
I’m going to start by saying i want to like this thing. I’m working from home still and needed more reliable internet and for that I would say this thing is perfect. It nicely organizes all of your connected devices and the interface is user friendly along with the customer support but there is one HUGE drawback. I cannot get my Microsoft Teams to work and I’m having issues with other computer based phone call/meeting systems.
Prior to hooking up the EERO I had no issues with Teams, my meetings were crystal clear and everything was good. The past two days when i join a call and within 3 seconds the other callers can’t hear me. Within a minute and half I can’t hear them anymore. I tried the test calls and it always says in Teams that I have poor connection. I checked the WiFi signal and it’s strong as can be. I tried hard wiring the connection using an Ethernet cable to my EERO and work laptop and still getting “weak connection” from Teams. I don’t know if this is an EERO or teams issue but there is obviously a disconnect between the two and since Teams worked fine before the EERO I’m saying it’s gotta be EERO. I spent about an hour and 15 minutes in the phone with support today (whom are always very nice) and we tried everything in the book. If they can find a fix before my return return period expires I will gladly give 5 stars but to not have support for such a large meeting software with so many people still working from home just tells me they rushed this release and there are still bugs to work out.
UPDATE: it’s now been a few weeks and am still having an issue. I have discovered that I can switch to my hotspot on my phone and Teams will work. Additionally I have tried connecting the Ethernet to my ATT modem/router instead and Teams will also work so this just further confirms a disconnect within eero and Teams. Again, not sure whose side it’s on that’s causing the disconnect but it’s looking like I may have to return this thing…
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