What are yakibest eero mesh wifi system – router replacement for whole-home coverage 3-pack features?
- Whole-home coverage – the eero mesh wifi system brings up to 4,500 sq. Ft. Of fast, reliable wifi to your home.
- Works with alexa- with eero and an alexa device (not included), you can easily manage wifi access for network profiles to take focus away from screens and back to what’s important.
- Works with your interent service provider- eero replaces your wifi router and works with most major internet service providers.
- Set up in minutes – the eero app guides you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
- Don’t let wifi slow you down- get the most from your wifi by streaming, gaming, and working across your home.
- Gets better over time – receive automatic updates to help keep your network safe and secure. Online security and additional network management features available via a separate subscription.
- Experience the eero truemesh difference – eero’s patented truemesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs and dead spots.
- Easily expand your system – with cross-compatible hardware, you can add eero products as your needs change.
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Hi, i have an integrated modem and router from comcast xfinity. How would eero replace the router?
xfinity has the modem/router combo that works out to be cheaper to rent (with unlimited data), than to purchase my own modem and pay the unlimited data fee—in this case, it’s better to put the combo device in bridge mode as others have suggested.
The combo device will still work as a modem, and essentially be responsible for one network device: this router (which would then handle all of the other connections).
As an additional possibility, it seems some users have had success using their own modem after activating their xfi complete combo device (possibly use your own equipment, and save $5/month on unlimited data).
Is this the same as a netgear wifi extender?
Support for wifi 6?
I have a relatively new hp printer that i cannot connect as it uses wps. Is there a way around this? If not, i will have to return. Unhappy with this.
Anyone running 1gbps service through the mesh router?
Is the tp-link deco x55 better than eero mesh, more ethernet ports and faster speeds?
Will this hookup to existing router?
Additional instructions are here:
Do you need more than this one?
What if your modem has a built in router can you still use this?
Do i have to run a network cable to each one of them?
How do i hook this up to a modem/router combo? If it’s via an ethernet cable, does the eero come with one or do i need to buy it?
Is the power adapter multi voltage – will also work with 220v power supply?
If i purchase the three pack, can i use them in three separate homes, or do they have to be connected on the same network to eachother?
Can someone explain how this works? I get my internet through at&t and the modem that came with it. Does this replace it? Or is it in addition to it?
I’m 66, is it easy to conect?
How many devices can connect to it via wifi at once?
You really should try reading up on the product through their website. So many facts there!
Will this work with a ring camera?
Will this work with emerson sensi thermostat on 2.4ghz only without trying to make it use 5 ghz channel?
Will these work in michigan?
Wired connection to extender
What are our customers saying?
I bought the bundle with three eeros and alexa, to set up the wifi at my parent’s house. Before i took it over there i set it up at my house and configured it here. I am only moderately familiar with network stuff, so i need to concentrate while setting it up, i don’t want to be peppered with questions!
My existing network had two wireless access points. I have had them for years and they’re very stable, i have no complaints. But the eeros gave me much better speeds and coverage, i was super impressed. I was sad when i unplugged the eeros from my house and took them to my parent’s house. So i am going to buy a second set for my house.
Setting them up was not completely seamless, but it was close. The first one just worked, almost instantly. But the second one did not immediately work. It gave me an error message, can’t recall exactly what is was. But then it offered me a firmware upgrade, and i accepted it. Then it just sat there like a lump, i could not tell if it was doing anything. After an hour it was still sitting. I just left it and went to bed, figuring i would call eero in the morning. But in the morning, it had finished upgrading itself, and it just worked. I did not have to call support. So i would say, if you get one and have trouble, let it automatically upgrade itself and be patient.
One other bit of advice: the setup tells you to place them in spots spread through your house, pick their room names, and then it praises your choice of spots. This is a silly bells and whistles thing. Just line all three up on the table together and set the software up with them like that. Because it is annoying to be setting something up and running up and down stairs to plug things in and check whether the lights are on or whatever, especially if, like me, you get one that needs a software upgrade. Place them in their spots in the house, later. There is a screen in the app where you can change the room names if you end up moving them around, so you are not stuck with whatever room names you pick first.
I love the phone app, too. I can check my parent’s network, without going over to their house. My mom has dementia and cannot remember why there is a row of little green lights, so she finds the plug and turns them off. When this happens i can see they are offline without going over there, and i can call them and talk them through plugging the modem back in. (after a few rounds of this i found a place to hide the modem, lol!)
within the eero app there is a spot where you can turn off the white status light. This is good, i was able to darken the living room eero and therefore reduce the likelihood it will be unplugged.
They can run in bridge mode, so when i install the next set at home, i can place them downstream of my wired router and my pi-hole (whole network ad blocker) will still work. They come with a 30-day trial of some other ad blocker, but it’s nowhere near as good as my pi-hole so i will not buy it.
The bundle: i would never have bought an alexa, but since it was bundled at the same price, i decided i might as well set it up for my dad. He has poor vision and it’s hard for him to get out of his chair, so it’s nice for him to be able to turn on music or make a phone call just by talking to alexa. It’s working so well that i have gone ahead and bought a smart plug and i am going to try my hand at creating an alexa-controlled lamp for him. I like alexa way more than i though i would.
Edit 7/4/2020: i am taking away a star. The unit that gave me trouble during my install of the first set, which seemed to be fixed by the firmware upgrade? I don’t think it is truly fixed. It has been intermittently failing for the last week. If i go out there and power cycle it, it might work for a while but it keeps failing again. Or if i ignore the failure it sometimes starts working again on its own. The other two carry on working fine even when this one is out of order. I suppose i will need to contact eero about it.
Then yesterday i had a weird hiccup on my second set. The internet just stopped working. The eero app said all was fine, but it would not restart, and would not let me save any setting changes, the app was just frozen. No amount of power cycling of eeros and cable modems seemed to help. What fixed it was, i unplugged all the eeros, then used my cell phone data to get online, then i brought up the app and it realized the eeros were not responding, it finally displayed them as offline. Then i plugged them back in and they came back online normally and started working again. So apparently you need internet to fix the internet connection. Glad i have cellular data as a backup source of internet!
Anyways, i am taking away a star. I may give it back if eero gives me decent support when i contact them. Because when the eeros work they really are great. I just have this stability issue right now.
i have been working with eero support. They have been quick to answer and pleasant to work with, but they have not yet been able to resolve the issues with my one flaky unit. They worked with me on the phone, and emailed me some steps to try. Since the unit can be made to work if you tinker with it, but then fails again over time, it’s slow to troubleshoot – you do something, it works, then you wait, and in a day or two it fails again. But i cannot trigger the failure while troubleshooting, so we just end up trying things and waiting and hoping that when it comes back up this time it will stay up. So far it has not. It’s in a failed state again now and i have emailed them saying i think we have done enough and they should just replace it. I mean, the other five all work perfectly and there’s nothing in the environment that should make this one any different.
I will update the review when something happens, and give them back their star if they send a new one and it works.
eero did send me a replacement unit, back in july. It works just fine. I have had no issues since.
I am bumping them up to five stars. Because they have been great.
Tldr: i had luma wifi for 3 years, google wifi for 5 days, and finally eero and i’m very happy with eero so far.
Back in 2017 i was looking for whole home wifi. There was eero, luma wifi, and google wifi. At least those were the brands i was looking at. Over the 3 years i really didn’t have any problem with it. I mean it just sat back and did what it was supposed to. The last couple of months i noticed some issues with streaming and general slowness that i chalked up to everyone being at home using it all the time. I did a little research and luma was sold back in 2018 and i never received an email or anything and the app had never had an update since then either. I guess that’s why it was so stable. Luckily they left us on a stable build.
I started looking for a new wifi device again. I’m a nest home so i looked at eero and google wifi. I liked that google wifi will incorporate into the google home app with all my other google items. I gave eero a brief look but liked the form factor of google wifi a little better. So i purchased it on wednesday and it showed up on friday. I hooked them up and the hookup was a little clunky. Even the instructions were a bit confusing as it has you hook up the router then unplug your modem then boot the modem back up and plug in the google router. Then follow along on the app. It wasn’t great. I finally get it set up and that’s where the trouble started. Every 30 minutes to an hour the google wifi would just drop from existance. My hue hub was connected directly to my modem so i could still access that from off network if i disabled wifi on my phone. But then the wifi would mysteriously come back as quick as it disappeared. This happend on off for the next five days while working with google wifi support jumping through their hoops which consists of:
1. Unplug modem, google router, google point
2. Wait 5 minutes
3. Plug everything back in
4. See if it drops. Which it does.
5. Set dns to 18.104.22.168 see if it drops it does
6. Set dns to 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 see if it drops it does
7. Set dns to isp dns see if it drops it does.
8. Move the google point into the same room see if it drops it does
9. Turn off the point see if it drops it does
10. Reset all google devices to factory default and resetup see if it drops and it does.
11. Switch out the network cable.
12. Then they started blaming the isp.
13. Isp comes out and changes all the cabling from the pole to the modem. Still drops.
14. Complete steps 1-10 again about 10 times.
I asked google support to overnite me a new set so i could make sure it’s not faulty and they said they could not do that. Even though i just bought it 5 days ago. I showed them evidence that my internet connection is working even thought there wifi is not by showing them a laptop wired directly to my modem can access the internet while their wifi connected to the internet was showing connection but wifi was no where to be found.
At this point i was on day 4 growing more frustrated and decided to order eero. It said it would be here in 2 days. It was here in 1 kudos fedex and amazon during these times i was expecting a longer wait. I unboxed eero and started the process. The instructions in the box are simple. Download the eero app. Create an account. Unplug your modem. Follow the instructions in app.
It starts out saying you will have internet access in less than 10 minutes. They were spot on. The next step was to plug one eero into the modem. Boot up the modem and boot up the eero. In the app it starts searching for the eero and it finds it. You setup your ssid and password. I chose the same ssid and password as the previous wifi. It was up and running in less than 10 minutes. Your tasks aren’t done at that point as it still does a software update and reboots one time but the wifi was up and running in under 10 minutes. I setup my kid for her profile and set her weekday bedtimes and weekend bedtimes. Very simple and easy to use. The speeds are on par with google wifi and way better than what i was getting with luma. And as a bonus no wifi drop outs. I’ve only had it plugged in for 14 hours but no drop outs.
Google support did reach out back to me with one last question. They asked me how close my google router and point were and i wrote back they are about an inch apart in the box. Sitting in a fedex bin on their way back to you. You can keep those pos devices. I feel bad for the wifi support forum because there are about 10-15 posts on the same issue happening since march and in each post there are 5-10 new people complaining about the same thing. Apparently they either had a batch of bad hardware or a software update that affected a batch of hardware. I’m glad i finally made it to eero. I’ll update this after a bit of use since i’ve only had it for less than a day, so far i’m pleased.
Originally when i purchased the set it worked. I think it actually did work better than not having it. I’m not sure it was as great as the ad leaves you to believe but i think it helped. I bought the three-pack. I purchased the set in january of 2021. A noticed that the unit in my den was showing a red light more often than not. It wasn’t so important to me really because i don’t use it too often in there. And in truth, it did show a green light once in a while. But for the most part, it was red. Then, last week instead of a red light there was no light at all. I just brought that unit into the main room. That unit shows green all the time so that indicates that it’s working correctly. When i plugged in the unit i had in the den i got nothing. No light, nothing at all. I just came here to amazon to check on when i purchased it and to see exactly what the warranty was. It’s a 12-month warranty from the company. So i’m out of luck. Going forward i will replace this system with something better i hope. I think i paid a bit more than $200 for this set. I wouldn’t suggest anyone buy this product. I think that there is probably something better out there. Just do your research and don’t believe everything that the company tells you. This is a failure in my book. Sorry eero.
Built a large addition on my house and it’s great! Problem? My house and addition are concrete block. Concrete block = spotty, lack of dependable signal. Not great when trying to attend zooms, or simply trying to use wifi in the addition. Read the instructions, followed them carefully, and voila, strong signal in the house and out on the patio.
Such a simple install process with maximum results, i encourage a friend whose house is greater than 4,300 square ft. He’d tried other boosters without any consistent signal. Now sitting under a beautiful oak tree on the deck, clear signal, easy sign on. And strong signal in every room of 3.5 story house! You don’t have to be a well-trained geek. Pretty much just plus the pods in and check for connection. Not connecting? Unplug it and follow suggestions for placement. The pods are small and unobtrusive..
Recommend highly. Excellent value!
I live in a concrete structure with steel rebar, basically a faraday cage. This mesh system seems to do a great job at a decent price. I purchased two 3-packs and currently using 5 to cover the domes and property.
I like the two ethernet ports on each unit. One eero connects to my internet modem and the others are distributed around the house based on coverage needs and ethernet port access needs. I have poe switches plugged into two of these at opposite ends of the house to power security cameras. You can toggle the status light and it is dimmable and a good reference for status, white good, red bad.
Setup is easy and the interface is decent. I have no need for parental controls, but the gui seems to support these options and you can easily pause or block devices.
I had statically assigned a few devices on my lan and without a reason a few stopped working. I found that the systems lan ip address had changed from a 192.168.x.x to 10.0.x.x by itself.
I did hours and hours of research over weeks to decide what mesh units to go with. I decided on the eero 3-pack for my needs, because i’ve read of the headaches other mesh systems caused people and i didn’t have a need for one with a speaker or anything like that. Going from a 10 year old router with a single 2.4ghz band to these units is a big difference. My house is roughly 3100 sq ft and is 120 years old, with thicker walls of plaster over wood, and who knows what sort of older wires and such in the walls themselves. Despite the original router being in roughly the center of the house, i would have a very weak signal that frequently dropped off my desktop. The 3 eero units have been up for barely a day and it’s a marked improvement. I have noticed that they run a tad warm, but not any warmer than the box we use for cable (not the modem, but what’s actually connected to the tv). We did sit them on coasters as a precaution considering the age of the furniture the devices sit on.
relatively easy. My phone and the eero units wouldn’t connect via bluetooth for some reason, so i had to manually enter each serial number, but once i did the units were found in the app and recognized each other and main one. The actual set up from there was easy. I found good locations for the other 2 units and the app informed me i’d chosen great locations for them.
i like the app. I prefer it over a computer-based website i would need to access, and i like that i can monitor what devices are connected from my phone. The app walked me through the setup and it didn’t take me long to figure out how to make some changes to things and take advantage of some of the customization options. There is some discrepancies with the speeds the app tells me the various devices are getting and what the devices themselves tell me they are getting. I also like that i can see which devices are connected to which unit and the band that they’re on. For some reason some devices jump between the bands rather than sticking to the same band, but that isn’t an issue for me. I also don’t mind that i can’t select which devices use which band. With so few devices connected compared to other homes, interference isn’t a concern.
Strength: noticeably stronger. My phone has full signal in my room where before i had maybe 2 bars at the most. My desktop is at 70-80% strength, which isn’t surprising given that it’s still 20-30 feet from each of the 2 units and also likely due to the wireless network card i’m using, but it’s stable and hasn’t dropped at all once the units updated themselves through the app (dropped just once when the units were updating, but likely because it’s more sensitive to signal strength and connection strength).
Speed: this hasn’t been an issue. Some social media images are slightly slower to load on my phone, but i spend more time on my desktop and everything works perfectly. I was able to watch episodes and such without any buffering or other issues; before with the old router i would have to pause episodes to let more load so it wouldn’t buffer on me and it would take twice as long to watch something. I’ll have a console in november and will be better be able to judge stability and strength with it as well, but at this stage i’m not anticipating having trouble.
I didn’t contact tech support at all, so i haven’t rated it. I have my own security options in place on the various devices, so i did not do the eero security trial or anything to do with that. Also, this is not a smarthome. We have no smart devices connected and will not ever have smart devices connected to these units, so i cannot comment on those. We will have, at most, 6 devices connected to the wifi at any one time, and usually just 5. There is one desktop with a wired connection to the unit connected to the modem, so that one doesn’t affect the wifi. I did turn on band steering in the app to help my desktop and such in my room have a stronger signal. I am not planning on using the guest option at all. I’ll update this review if necessary if i run into problems later on or if there are any changes with how the units work or how i use them.
My reasoning for purchasing this was i live in an older style home and the materials in the wall often blocked the signal from the router to the opposite end of the house. Please note, if you’re gonna buy this for the same reason, purchase a beacon as well to properly carry that mesh signal to your room. The reason this is better then a traditional wifi extender is because using the beacon won’t compromise the strength of the signal being carried across the house. Hope this helps someone else.
We had other wi-fi extenders throughout the house. The problem was each one was fighting the other. The mesh is on one “address “. Add that to upping our modem speed, we have no buffering. Also, the price was a lot less than if we purchased a mesh from our provider.
Yes it is true !! It did increase the speed and gave full coverage of my house!!!
I bought this as a bundle along with arris sb8200 modem docsis 3.1.
Installation was very very easy with respect to the devices (modem + eero mesh 6). Need to chat with my isp since this is the first time i am upgrading from docsis 3.0 to 3.1 and to register this new device with them. If you were with the same dilemma like me, you will see a tremendous increase in internet speed (you will be surprised by looking at my attached screenshots). Yes i did with doubt for a year to make a decision of upgrading my modem to 3.1 whether it will truly improve the internet speed or is it just a business strategy by isps in the market. But now i have to admit it is true. 3.1 upgrade is needed if you do wfh or have multiple device streaming.
I have not explored its full capacity of how many devices it can handle, for now only 16 devices connected and it does it’s job with justification.
But i did verify the coverage and it has improved 100%.
In layman terms – arris sb8200 is a modem and does not have an inbuilt router in it. The eero mesh 6 does the job of a router (physically 3 router devices at your house with the same wifi name to connect to your devices).
So, no need to manually switch to connect to these mesh devices as we normally do with a wifi extender. Wherever i move around my house there is a mesh device to back my n/w coverage. I believe it can easily cover 5000 sqft as they promised. Whenever there is a switch of mesh device happens i can see the coverage strength drop for a second and then regain its full strength in seconds.
I am satisfied so far with this device as far as the coverage, signal strength all over the house and its perimeter (garage, driveway, backyard) and most importantly for the competitive price in the market when compared to the price range of a netgear orbi.
I have this in other areas of my rambler and only needed one more for my mud room, where i put a desk to pay bills etc and stop bringing all of that mail into the kitchen. It plugged in and followed instructions – ready to go in 2-3 minutes. Easy.
I bought these to go with my spectrum fiber optic system as these were suggested by the installer. It took some time to get them connected. Out of the three i had one that would not connect but kept working with it until it connected. The next day i found one that had a red light and after searching online for help i tried to call tech support. There was a long hold so i decided to do some more research and found when i set them up the serial numbers did not match the location assigned in the app. I deleted all and started over paying close attention to which unit was where and the correct serial number listed. All three are working fine now. The app is really neat and i like that i can see what is connected to each eero. I have one as a gateway and i purchased a netgear ethernet switch to run the computer i need directly connected. Speeds are good throughout my home and in my basement. So far i would say it is worth the price paid.
Negatives: not as good as i had hoped. I bought system to replace a 5ish year old netgear 2g/ 5g wifi router with a crap chinese wifi extenders that was maybe $20 here on amazon. My current set up has the cable modem in the front of the house where the gateway is and i wanted to put 1 upstairs on the opposite side of the house and 1 downstairs on the opposite side of the house. Both of these locations were too far away the gateway and wouldn’t work. Now, mind you the gateway and the old netgear router are in the same place. I tried to set one of the eero next to where i had the cheap chinese wifi extender and it wouldn’t connect. I feel like this new hi-tech wifi mesh system should have out performed the old set up. I guess i need to move the gateway to the middle of the house.
Took longer to connect and set up than what was expected. The gateway popped in as soon as i plugged it in. Took about 2 hours to set everything up. About 1/2 the time was moving and messing with the satellite eero that wouldn’t connect. When they were connected to the gateway everything was smooth and simple. The instructions pretty much made it idiot proof!
went from 12 mbps to 238 mbps. All the tvs, laptops, alexa, rings and locks are firing like never before. Biggest difference i can see thus for are all security cameras are working amazing no lag on live feed or any pixelation.
I’ll update once i get the gateway moved to the middle of the house and the rest reconfigured.
I had a dead wi-fi spot in my bedroom & purchased 1 eero thinking it was like a wi-fi extender & i could just set it up in my room. Wrong. If you purchase one it has to be directly connected to your modem. I have xfinity & easily connected it & set it up. I turned off my xfinity modem network (i didn’t want 2 separate networks appearing as eero creates its own network) by turning on “bridge mode”. Google helped in doing this. After i set it up i moved the eero to my room & that’s when i realized additional devices were needed. Completely my error, but i wish i read this somewhere before i purchased it. As i work from that bedroom i need wi-fi & ended up purchasing the 3 pack & returning the single device. So far so good. Just know that a single eero isn’t gonna do much & it’s better to buy the multipack to save the headache & time that i went through. The set up was easy, but a little time consuming as each eero didn’t always want to connect & required a lot of turning on/off.
This is a great mesh system if you want to replace power-line adapters.
Yes, you can use these are power-line adapters. Buy 2 mesh routers, set one up and hook it up to your existing modem/router. You can set the 2nd one up in the app, and place it wherever. It will provide better speeds than any powerline adapter will ever hope of achieving.
– small router
– easy to install
– app is easy to understand for setting up the router(s)
– no features like changing channels. It automatically goes to high channels. You can pair it with other routers, but know that your other routers will need to be on low channels to prevent interference.
4/5 for me. Would recommend if your carriers equipment is downstairs, and you have horrible signal to the carriers network equipment from upstairs. This will 100% solve the issue. Att fiber 1gig, i got the 550mbps eero mesh routers, and i get 350mbps-400mbps down, and 350mbps-450mbps up.
The 550mbps model was the only one with same day shipping, otherwise i would have gotten 1gbps or 1.5gbps to test. But the speeds are fantastic.
The power-line adapters i was using (from downstairs to upstairs, so this is no surpise) was 25 down 25 up on the same network. These will 100% replace powerline adapters if you get 2 routers.
This is my setup,
carrier equipment, modem/router to
eero mesh router 1
eero mesh router 2 connected via wifi to eero mesh router 1 to
tp link wifi 6 router via ether.
So 4 routers in total. 350-400mbps speeds, no interference since everything is on a different channel.
4/5 stars because i can’t change the channels on the eeros myself. I hate automatic as being the only option.
Would recommend though.
I installed a total of five (two orders) of these devices. With the help of android app, i installed each of them. Now i have a mesh network that covers the entire house. Even my printer reports ‘excellent’ wifi signal strength. These devices have a light that gives you the current status. The light changes color and blinks as need be. With the help of the android app and the light i got every device working. Please note that i got the cheap(er) ones. I did not get the ‘pro’ devices. Another person told me that i could setup my own mesh network. He was correct.
I would give the product itself 5 stars but the installation instructions were bad. Not surprisingly, the only real instructions provided in the box were to download the app and walk though those instructions for installation. The first issue is that it asks you to attach a unit to the modem via the cable provided – it would have helped tremendously if they stated that unit permanently stays wired to the modem. I’ve used wireless extenders before which ask you to mate the unit with the modem initially and then place it where you wish so i thought that was the case here as well. So i wasted 10 or 15 minutes until i figured that out. The second issue is that the instructions tell you of looking for a blue light then a green light, but i never saw the instruction that stated what the goal is – a solid white light.
I’ve only had this product up for a week. So far, so good.
Did not come with much instruction, but we think we got it working and the wifi is better.
*i previously wrote a bad review but have decided to change it. For some reason it took 2-3 days but now works just fine. The speed is noticeably better although not as fast as i was hoping. Still, the set-up was confusing and frustrating. Once i got past all of that, i’ve had any problems with it. Considering what i paid for it on prime day, it wasn’t a terrible purchase.
As i mentioned in the tittle, the little device comes with a plethora of features but for some reason they forgot to include throttling of individual devices.