The all-new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 are designed for covering a vast area in an office or home as these new Mesh routers support Wi-Fi 6 and offer ZigBee radios for connecting to the Internet and various smart home devices.
Amazon has revealed new mesh systems that can easily join a mesh network with a Wi-Fi 6 standard. Wi-Fi 6 offers better data management and faster speeds than the previous generations. If you are planning to purchase a mesh network setup, then the new Eero 6 system does have several impressive features that need to be considered.
Eero 6 Mesh Versions & Prices
You will see two versions of Amazon’s Eero 6 Mesh routers; the first one is the lower cost basic version Eero 6 Mesh, and the second one is the high priced and higher performing Eero Pro 6.
The Eero 6 Mesh is suitable for the places having up to 500 Mbps of internet connections. Eero 6 is a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 router with two Ethernet ports alongside a Zigbee smart home hub built-in into the router. A single Eero 6 router can cover up to 1,500 square feet, and it comes at a price of $129. The two-pack Eero 6 comes with a router and an extender, and it can cover over 3,000 square feet for $199. The three-pack Eero 6 comes with a router and two extenders, and it can cover up to 5,000 square feet of area. The three-pack Eero 6 can be purchased for $279. In case you want additional extenders, you can get them for $89 each.
The Eero 6 Mesh comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 512 MB of RAM alongside a 4 GB flash storage. It offers smart home connectivity and works well with Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup, Alexa, Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0, and 802.15.4 radio (Zigbee, Thread).
The Eero Pro 6 Mesh is built for homes and offices with comparatively high-speed internet connections than 500 Mbps. The Eero Pro 6 has a tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 router and has two Ethernet ports alongside the built-in Zigbee smart home hub. A single Eero Pro 6 router comes for $229 and covers over 2,000 square feet of the region. The two-pack Eero Pro comes with one router and one extender at $399, and it can cover over 3,500 square feet area. The three-pack Eero Pro 6 offers a router and two extenders for $599, and this setup covers over 6,000 square feet.
The Eero Pro 6 comes with a 1.6 GHz of a quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 4 GB of flash storage.
All of the above-discussed models can be preordered from Amazon; however, they are all set to get released on November 2, 2020.
Smart Home and Office Support
The Eero6 and Eero Pro 6 both come with built-in Zigbee smart home hub support. This technology is designed to connect to the Internet of Things devices and smart home appliances that support Zigbee. With this technology’s help, you can easily connect your Eero 6 or Eero Pro 6 Mesh with smart locks, smart lights, plugs, and other devices that are compatible with it.
You can manage your network, share your network with others, pause the Internet, or do a lot with the help of the Eero app on your smartphone. You can also use Alexa for managing certain functions.
Security on Eero 6 Mesh
Eero 6 offers robust security. All the latest security patches related to bug fixes and other upgrades get downloaded and installed automatically on the Eero 6 Mesh, saving you from doing it manually. In case you want additional layers of security, you can subscribe to Eero Secure. It comes at a pricing of $2.99 per month for the basic version, which offers advanced privacy and parental control options. In case you want more security, you can opt for the Eero Secure+ subscription at $9.99 per month. It offers you all the Eero Secure features alongside some more features like Malwarebytes malware protection, 1Password password management, Encrypt.me VPN and more. If you want a trial, then you can use the Eero Secure for a free trial of 30 days.
The Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 Mesh routers offer various advantages over other traditional routers, specifically when using in a wide area. This is because the conventional routers use only a single point of connection, which may not be sufficient for covering a large location, hence resulting in dead zones.
On the other hand, mesh networks offer more seamless and centralized options by combining the two routers, the main router with one or more than one extender, thereby giving you a smooth and uninterrupted connection.
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