eero is a simple WiFi solution that covers the entire home.

Over the years WiFi has been my friend and my enemy. I hate wires so eliminating the ethernet cable for a strong WiFi connection is has been a dream of mine. The problem is that depending on where I am in my home, I could have a wonderful connection or a very spotty one. This can be remedied by either adding WiFi extenders or by creating a mesh network like eero.

eero creates a simple to set-up mesh network that covers everywhere you need it to. The software behind the eero is called TrueMesh and it’s the next generation of wireless mesh technology, custom-built from the ground up to work perfectly with eero. TrueMesh understands how all the eeros in your home are connected and the system finds the best route for data so that it is the fastest possible connection throughout your home. It’s the first home WiFi system made up of three base units. One unit connects directly to your router and then the other two that are strategically placed in your home, automatically connect to the primary unit. If you have ethernet wired throughout the home, you can choose to plug them directly into the network through a wired connection, but otherwise, the eero units will connect wirelessly.

eero Home WiFi System REVIEW Brings strong WiFi to Whole House

So what makes it different than just using a Time Capsule and AirPort Express? Well, the setup. After you install the first error that connects to your modem the rest are as easy as plugging them in and opening the iOS App.

Set-Up
From the get-go, I was impressed with how easy the eero was to setup. You first set up the base station that plugs directly into your router via Ethernet. Once you do that, you go to the app and finish the connection to the Internet. You will likely be asked to update the firmware and once it finishes, you are ready to add the other base units. While you have the option to daisy-chain them together via ethernet, you don’t have to. Each eero unit is wireless. And once you set-up the first unit, you will use the app to add additional units to your network. I believe it took me about 10 minutes to get everything up and running. It was that smooth of a set-up. The hardest part was determining where I was placing the units throughout the house.

eero Home WiFi System REVIEW Brings strong WiFi to Whole House

Testing
We’ve been running the eero system in our house now for a few weeks. It’s been a solid network, but not quite as fast as our regular 5 GHz WiFi signal. When we first installed it, I immediately ran a speed test on it to test the strength of the network. We actually currently have two separate routers running and creating networks in our home. There are two 5 GHz and two 2.4 GHz WiFi networks set-up in addition to the eero’s network. So, I was able to test eero’s signal against the other two 5 GHz networks. You will see from the results below that even though the Floo Network 5 GHz wins for speed, that eero is still faster than the Arrow 5 GHz network. They are all pulling the same signal from the same provider. So there is no real reason for the speed difference except for the hardware that is transmitting it outwards.

eero Home WiFi System REVIEW Brings strong WiFi to Whole House

As far as the mesh network testing, I don’t have a good test for it other than saying that my signal remained consistent through the house rather than dropping off – as advertised. I am also quite impressed with the parental controls that are programmed into the eero ecosystem. It’s a very intuitive UI inside the app and it makes it easy to confine Internet use for different members of the family.

Conclusions
eero makes a very easy-to-use system for the whole home. I’ve been impressed with its performance and find that it’s totally worth having because of its incredibly easy set-up and because of how it relieves stress with having a consistent WiFi signal.
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