What can the Eero Wi-Fi System do? To start, it can create a seamless Wi-Fi network and it can do so within a large area while still maintaining a reliable connection. Its hardware is one that is well-designed and the functionalities are easy-to-use. You can even purchase more units should you want to scale up your home network. However, this impressive performance comes with a steep price so it’s not easily available for anyone.
The Eero Wi-Fi System is Very Convenient and Reliable for Internet Sharing, at a Price
The Eero Wi-Fi System consists of three identical units found in the standard packaging. Each unit measures in at 4.75 x 4.75 x 1.34-inches. Any of the units can function as a separate router, a range extender, or even an access point.
When used as a router, the Eero will work similarly as that of the Google OnHub. However, unlike Google’s offering, this one has only two Gigabit network ports. It also has Bluetooth and a USB port. The two network ports can be used for LAN/WAN auto-sensing. This means that you can use them for either WAN/Internet port, or as a LAN port.
In terms of power, it is a bit less powerful than the Google OnHub. It features dual-stream (2×2) setup of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection standard, but the OnHub has the faster 3×3 architecture. Therefore, when looking at its speeds on paper, its top Wi-Fi speed is at 887Mbps.
However, its biggest selling point is how you setup the entire system. One unit will connect to form an Internet source using a network cable. Then, you would put the other two units together to boost Wi-Fi range significantly.
Installing and setting the three devices up is done entirely with the use of the accompanying mobile app. Said app is compatible to iOS and Android devices. If you don’t have a smartphone or a tablet, or you’re primarily a Windows fan for your mobile devices, then you’re out of luck because there’s no other alternative. You cannot set the units up with a browser or a computer.
As a standalone router, it doesn’t have anything much to offer other than the basic settings. It also has Guest networking and port forwarding, but other than those couple of extra features, that’s all you’re going to get.
What the Eero Wi-Fi System excels in is its capability of immensely boosting the range of your Wi-Fi connection throughout your home. Connectivity is also reliable which makes it a recommendable device, but only to a degree. Aside from the basic stuff, it still lacks a good amount of features that might turn off some interested individuals that want more control with their home network.