Top Best 50 Mesh Wi-Fi and Mesh Network Systems in December 2021

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TP-Link
TP-Link - Deco AX3000 (3-pack) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System - White
Description

How many devices are connected to your WiFi? Your router may slow down as you add more and more devices to your WiFi network. Upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi 6 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System to experience faster speeds, greater capacity, and expanded coverage for homes – all shapes and sizes. Three Deco units work together to provide dual-band Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 3 Gbps and coverage up to 7,000 sq. ft. Connect up to 150 devices and seamlessly move from room to room without changing your WiFi network or experiencing buffering or lag. Protect your network and connected devices with a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare™ featuring powerful antivirus, robust parental controls, and QoS. Decos are easy to set up with the TP-Link Deco app which guides you through the setup process and work with all Internet Service Providers.

10 Features
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 speeds: Experience incredible fast speeds up to 3 Gbps (3000 Mbps) perfect for 8K/4K streaming, online gaming, large downloads, and more.*
  • Whole home coverage: Three Deco unites work together to provide seamless coverage up to 7,000 sq. ft.*
  • Seamless roaming: Create a single network name and password for all your Decos and receive the best possible connection as you walk from room to room.
  • Connect more devices: OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies lets you connect up to 150 devices while simultaneously reducing lag.**
  • Total security: Protect your network and device with a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare™ featuring powerful antivirus, robust parental controls, and advanced QoS.***
  • Easy setup and management: The Deco app helps you set up your network in minutes with clear visual guidance and keeps you in control even when you are not home.
  • Works with all Deco models: Need more coverage? Easily pair new Deco units to your existing mesh network with the free Deco app.
  • Works with Alexa: Control your network with your voice and automatically trigger actions between smart home devices and applications.
  • Universally compatible: Compatible with all WiFi generations (a/b/g/n/ac), WiFi-Enabled Devices, and all Internet Service Providers.
  • Warranty and support: 2-year warranty, 24/7 unlimited technical support by phone and email.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by QualityFirst, 10 out of 10
    Easiest Network Install Ever

    Have done plenty of home network installs over the years, but this install covered a larger area. Results turned out great.

    Nov 09, 2021 01:58
  • Review by HappyDaddy38, 10 out of 10
    Smooth operator

    Deco wraps your phone in a warm, fuzzy blanket of WiFi coverage

    Oct 29, 2021 00:29
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    ARRIS - SURFboard mAX AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router – Model W21
    Description

    The ARRIS SURFboard mAX AX6600 Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router (Model W21) delivers faster speeds, greater coverage, and expanded capacity to your home network. With speeds up to 6,600 Gbps and coverage up to 2,750 square feet, it provides more speed and coverage to all the devices connected to your home network. Add up to 3 SURFboard mAX Routers to your home network for expanded coverage. mAXimize your Wi-Fi with the ARRIS SURFboard mAX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router.

    7 Features
  • Work (and play) from home without interruptions: Experience high-quality audio and video conferencing, HD & 4K video streaming and online gaming simultaneously at speeds up to 6,600 Mbps.
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi Coverage: No more dead spots, dead zones, or spotty coverage. The SURFboard mAX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router will fill your house—even outdoors—with up to 2,750 square feet of network connection.
  • Wi-Fi 6 technology supports high-bandwidth applications: Wi-Fi 6 technology enables up to 400% faster speeds and greater range than Wi-Fi 5. With 8 Wi-Fi 6 streams, SURFboard mAX gives you the capacity to easily support more users and up to 150 devices through a single Internet connection.
  • Mesh-Ready: The SURFboard mAX AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router works as a single router or it can be added to the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi System to expand coverage for larger homes.
  • Easy Network Setup with SURFboard Central App: The SURFboard Central app provides step-by-step instructions to set-up and manage your network. Once setup is complete, the app displays all devices connected to the network into one dashboard.
  • Customize your Wi-Fi Settings: With SURFboard Central, you can easily and quickly manage Wi-Fi settings, set parental controls, create a guest network, even check your Wi-Fi speeds.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The router has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports for reliable connection to wired devices.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HousePhone, 10 out of 10
    Wifi

    I’m loving this thing . Now I don’t have any problem getting wifi in my house.

    Apr 02, 2021 17:18
  • Review by SAM4, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend

    This product installed easily and performs well. A big upgrade.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:08
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    eero
    Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (1 eero + 2 eero Beacons), 2nd Generation - White
    Description

    Extend your internet access with this handy eero TrueMesh Wi-Fi system. Distributed throughout your home, the base units included with this system make it easier to get a clear wireless signal no matter where you are. Built around a quad-core processor and a set of powerful radios, each unit in this eero TrueMesh Wi-Fi system has a maximum 40-foot range

    8 Features
  • Replace your router in under 10 minutes: The app guides you through setup and placement. eeros automatically connect to create a wireless mesh network.
  • World-class security: eero utilizes automatic software updates to keep customer networks protected against today's latest threats. You can rest assured knowing your system is always kept safe and secure without having to even lift a finger.
  • Entertainment-grade WiFi for the entire family: With its incredibly low latency and coverage, you can stream, game, work, and play from every corner of your home - and from the backyard, too. eero won't break a sweat.
  • Intelligent software: eero's TrueMesh consistently finds the best route for your network traffic, quickly switching paths to avoid any interference.
  • Stays news, gets better: Get regular and automatic software updates with new features, improved performance, and advanced security enhancements without doing a thing. eero can cover any home, no matter the size or layout.
  • Easy-to-use app: With the eero app you can check network status, connected devices, and run speed tests from the app dashboard.
  • Parental controls: Easily create profiles to set schedules and pause the internet on your kids devices. You can even pause the Internet with an Alexa command.
  • Designed for the home: eeros are compact and elegant, making them a perfect fit for your home. On the inside, eero is made with an uncompromising attention to detail. Every component is meticulously sourced, custom assembled and tested
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    It just works

    I had 3 of the 1st Gen Eero Pros and went with a Prosumer brand to gain more information and control my network. That is going to be an expensive mistake. It wasn't reliable, blocked things indiscriminately and dropped service.

    I brought out my 3 Eero units and they just work. I have since added this bundle with one more Pro and 2 beacons. I used wired backhaul for the Pros and the service is solid. The app is great with lots of features and alerts.

    They have a value add with Secure and Secure+ if you want to subscribe, but you don't have to. Now that I'm back on Eero I'm sorry I ever left.

    There were rumors for a while that Apple would buy them, not surprising with the look, reliability and quality of the product.

    Sep 05, 2020 15:54
  • Review by porky, 10 out of 10
    Solved my problem

    We have an unusual long home and have never had wifi all over the home. The eero routers solved this problem completely.

    Jan 17, 2018 17:59
  • Review by KennyLove, 10 out of 10
    TBOY WIFI

    Great Mesh WiFi that's easy to setup and strong signal blanketing your entire house. The best features of the product are the 2 eero Beacons which require 0% technical skills to setup. You will plug each one in an outlet of a room that you want strong coverage and you're done, no additional setup is needed beyond plugging the Beacons into a wall outlet. They also provide a little night light below the Beacon when dark. The price is tough to swallow but the results will wash away any remorse of your purchase. Think of how often you upgrade your phone, now think of the last time you've upgraded your WiFi? The Best One Yet!

    Jul 06, 2020 09:56
  • Review by HeREIGNS82, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding.

    So I’ve had the Eero system for aver a month now. Setup was very easy. The beacons are a nice touch of style for the home if you can spare the wall outlet. Speeds are consistent and the range is astounding considering their size. I literally can wait for my daughter at the bus stop access from my house and still stream content to my phone. I pay for 200 mb from xfinity and my results usually end up daily over 250 with the occasional one just below 200. Their customer service is great. I signed up for their Eero Plus and have been enjoying those benefits as well. I can from an Orbi setup consisting of 1 router and 2 sattalites. Orbis customer service is a joke and the devices and software had so many reaccuring problems. I’m completely satisfied with my Eero system. It’s not without its flaws but in my experience the few flaws that it has are overshadowed by its incredible reliability. Good job Eero. Keep the updates rolling and improving your ecosystem.

    Apr 03, 2018 14:44
  • Review by Yuck, 2 out of 10
    Disconnects, Runs very hot, Hand off problems.

    Had this two days and is going back for another brand. After setting up It had hand off problems. But biggest problem is this thing run way to hot. I get temp readings of over 130f and the inside of house is 60f being there are no fans in this sealed unit with no vent holes.

    I don't want to come to burned down house. My area gets to over 110 115 in the summer and I won't chance it. Besides the heat problem it also had hand off problems, app on iPhone is wonky, Another major insult is the company said this is normal.

    Google erro heat problems and read it for yourself.

    Feb 16, 2020 17:44
  • Review by Ram23, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding coverage

    Bought this because I had a few dead spots in my home. Best purchase I’ve made in a long time. Zero dead spot, outstanding signal strength everywhere-even outside the house/yard/ garage. Super fast internet speeds (see picture)

    Jan 20, 2018 16:08
  • Review by Georgeb, 2 out of 10
    Cero customer service with a defective product

    I bought this product after reading good reviews. The product seems unstable. The Internet goes on and off. I called the Internet service provider and they came to check everything and the technicians computer Kept reading weird and unstable frequencies. We got Eero’s customer service on the phone for over an hour, did soft and hard resets and nothing.

    They never offered to replace the product. Even though they said it wasn’t working properly. I’m taking my Internet provider company advice and switching to google router. I am in shock Eere does not stand by the product. And I called them again the next day and it took me more than 30 minutes to get them on the phone. I am attaching my iphone screenshot.

    May 25, 2018 14:25
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Super easy setup

    Works great so far. Super easy setup and helped extend the signal to areas that my WiFi was weak.i purchased an additional beacon and added with ease.

    Aug 30, 2020 07:26
  • 9.6score
    eero Pro 6 AX4200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wifi System (3-pack)
    Description

    eero Pro 6 is the most powerful eero yet. The 3-pack Wi-Fi 6 system offers speeds up to a gigabit and coverage up to 6,000 square feet. So you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home—even when the whole family is online. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.

    5 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Tri-band with coverage up to 6,000 sq. ft. and speeds up to a gigabit.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero’s TrueMesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
  • More wifi for more devices: Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster wifi with support for 75+ devices simultaneously.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
  • Built-in Zigbee smart home hub: eero Pro 6 connects compatible devices on your network with Alexa—so there’s no need to buy separate smart home hubs for each device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Eero is the Way: Your Wi-Fi Search Ends Here

    A few years ago, I installed a first-gen Velop mesh Wi-Fi system in my 2-story house. It has worked fine for the most part, though I've never been thrilled with its clunky feature set and slower speeds at the far corners of my house. I've heard eero mentioned as an excellent mesh system over that same time period, but I was hesitant to make the switch until a Wi-Fi 6 version was introduced. Now that I've switched to the eero Pro 6, there's no going back - this is the way mesh Wi-Fi is meant to be.

    === SETUP ===

    - Unboxing this set is a delight - there are no unnecessary papers or packaging: just the 3 eeros, the power cords, and an Ethernet cable.

    - Compared to my previous Velop nodes, the eeros are shorter but definitely have some heft to them. Regardless, they should fit almost anywhere and blend into any home.

    - Setup couldn't be easier, and it's all done through the sleek eero app. All you need is an email address or phone number (no new account passwords to remember), and then follow the simple instructions. The app even runs placement tests during the setup process so you can be sure that you're placing the eeros in spots that will allow for maximum performance. Any of the eero Pros can be used as the main "gateway" (the one that connects to your modem) -- they are all identical and interchangeable, so don't worry about the order in which you take them out of the box.

    - After all of the eeros are plugged in and ready to go, the app will let you see what devices have already connected to the network, and you can choose to be notified when new devices connected. Each device can be assigned to a profile so you can easily see which devices belong to which person and manage them accordingly.

    === PERFORMANCE ===

    - The main benefit of eero's "Pro" system is its increased speed and coverage, and I'm happy to report that it doesn't disappoint. My house is over 3,000 square feet and is not wired with Ethernet, so we have always relied on range extenders or mesh Wi-Fi to use the Internet throughout the house.

    - I placed the eeros exactly where I had the Velop nodes: The gateway node connected to the modem in the office at far corner of the lower level; the second one in the dining room in the middle of the lower level; and the last one in a guest bedroom upstairs, above and just slightly diagonal from the dining room.

    - Our Xfinity plan is a modest 200 mbps download / 10 mbps upload (although speeds usually top out a bit higher at around 240 down / 12 up). With the Velop system, I always achieved full speeds when I was near the main node in the office, but speeds were essentially cut in half if I was connected to either of the satellite nodes in the dining room or upstairs. eero Pro 6 has completely eliminated this issue: I now achieve a full 240 down / 12 up throughout the entire house. I ran speed tests on Wi-Fi 5 (AC) and Wi-Fi 6 (AX) devices and received the same results -- I maxed out my Internet speed every time. It's so impressive that I'm tempted to upgrade to the next Xfinity speed tier.

    - Most importantly, the eero Pro 6 has been incredibly reliable. After a full week of use, I've had zero dropped connections from anywhere in the house. Zero resets or reboots. Handoff from node-to-node as I walk through the house is almost seamless. It's a massive improvement over my now-retired Velop system.

    === FEATURES AND MANAGEMENT ===

    - Performance aside, eero's app and feature set are what really make this system stand out. Gone are the days of confusing, archaic apps and websites to manage your router. The eero app is brilliantly organized and very intuitive.

    - The main screen of the app shows you all devices that are currently connected or that have recently connected to your system. Digging deeper, you can see exactly which eero a device is connected to, see how much bandwidth any device is currently using, or choose to block a device from connecting to your network.

    - Parents will love the "scheduled pause" feature, which allows you to automatically pause a user's devices from accessing the Internet at certain times of the day.

    - The "Activity" section of the app will show you the Internet speeds that are currently being pulled from your modem, which makes troubleshooting much easier when you suspect a problem with your ISP.

    - New to the app is a Data Usage feature, which caught me by surprise as I don't see this advertised anywhere on eero's website. Located in the Activity section, the Data Usage screen shows you how much data your devices have consumed over a day, week, and month. It breaks down data usage by user and device with easy-to-understand charts and graphs.

    - Several more advanced features are reserved for subscribers to eero's "Secure" service, such as content filters for children and ad blocking. I'm sure many will scoff at the idea of paying to unlock these features, but I find the Secure+ subscription to be an incredibly good value with 1Password, Malwarebytes, and a VPN included.

    - There is no username or password required to log into the eero app (you just use your email address or phone number, and then enter a confirmation number that is sent to you). It's nice that I don't have to remember an additional password, but I also wish I could create secondary, non-administrator accounts so that other family members could use the app without being able to change network settings.

    === OTHER THOUGHTS ===

    - There aren't too many advanced networking settings offered in the eero app, so if you're a power user who needs to fine tune every last detail of your network, you might be left wanting more. (For example: you are unable to create separate SSIDs for the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands.)

    - Only two ethernet ports on each node. On the main node, one of those has to be used for your cable modem, which leaves only one ethernet port to connect a desktop computer, home security system, or other device that you would prefer to have hard-wired. If you want more ports, you'll have to connect an Ethernet switch.

    - No USB ports for those who would like to create a network storage solution.

    - These latest generation eero models do not yet support Apple HomeKit. I was told by eero support that it should be coming soon, but they are awaiting final certification from Apple.

    === OVERALL ===

    For large or awkwardly-shaped homes, the eero Pro 6 can't be beat. This system finally allows me to achieve my full Internet speeds from anywhere in my home. The eero app and features are so great that I have found myself opening the app just to admire how well everything works. Beginners and tech gurus alike will appreciate just how amazingly simple and intuitive this system is to setup and manage. No dropped connections, resets, or errors after more than a week of extensive use. An optional subscription service that actually adds exceptional value. This is how mesh Wi-Fi should be. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Nov 16, 2020 01:24
  • Review by hahanson, 10 out of 10
    Great Coverage, Easy Setup if Conifig is Simple

    I've had the Eero 6 Pro system with 2 extenders up and running for the past few days in a rancher with full basement - about 1300 sq ft each floor. No deadspots anywhere. Even my truck in the driveway has a strong signal. Given the specs, my 2 extenders are probably not necessary, but it's awesome to have coverage over my entire property, which is bit over a 1/4 acre.

    Basic setup was extremely fast and simple -- just download the app to your tablet/phone, run through a wizard and it was up and running in 10 min or so.

    More advanced setup was a bit frustrating however, mainly because as far as I could figure out there's no way to connect directly to the Eero 6 router (unlikr previous Eero devices any 3 devices in my kit could be set up as the main router) from a local network device. The descriptions of the interfaces on the configuration page are poorly worded and confusing. They are IP Address, Subnet Mask, and .... Router IP. Huh? Well router IP is actually the gateway -- generally the IP address of the ISP router you're connected to. I actually did it backwards, then could not reconnect to correct it.

    I looked up the instructions for resetting the router, but could not find one specific to the Eero 6 Pro. The reset switch is in the middle of the base -- barely a bump and the same color as the router. Holding it down for 7 seconds will turn the LED amber and reset the network config to default; 14 seconds the LED turns red and resets the entire router to factory default.

    I tried this, but could not get the router to change state regardless of how long I held the button down. I looked up more troubleshooting guides looking for a way to get into it, and tried resetting a few more times. Finally, after 4 or 5 attempts, the router reset finally took place and I was able to correct the configuration. Once that was done, everything worked fine in terms of the Internet.

    Once that was done, the app will let you see devices on the network and you can group devices into groups with their own settings such as parental controls. You can optionally add security subscriptions for $3 and $10 per month respectively -- the latter including third party subscriptions by Malwarebytes, a password manager, and a VPN service.

    The Eero also includes an integrated Zigbee smart home hub, which meand you don't have to purchase seperate hardware to configure your smarthome devices. After updating some software, almost all my devices were up and running (smart thermostat, smart lights, etc.) except my front door lock. Need some time to get that figured out.

    Overall, the system is fast, reliable, and other than my little snafu, very easy to configure. I still don't like that I can't just connect directly and manually configure everything, but I suppose the majority of users wouldn't really care - ease of setup is far more important. The Eero 6 Pro is Wi-Fi 6 compliant, supports Gigabit Wi-Fi, uses Tri-band for faster performance (the mesh system runs on a seperate 5 Ghz band that doesn't interfere with the 5 Ghz band all your various devices are talking on), and a built-in smarthome hub. The only downside is the Eero 6 devices only had 2 wired Ethernet interfaces -- I had to go and purchase a gigabyte switch to provide more wired connections. If you have a large area requiring Wi-Fi coverage, this system will suit your needs very well.

    Nov 09, 2020 14:54
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Finally, connection issues are resolved!!!

    First, wifi 6 is not simply about after speed than the wifi 5, but it may slightly make that happen on compatible devices that support wifi 6, mostly device manufactured in 2018 and up. The significant feature that stands up here in this eero Pro 6 AX4200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wifi System is the wifi 6 capability, which allows multiple devices to be connected at the same time through MU-MIMO "multiple in and out". With that being said, the more devices you have the more reliable connection you receive from wifi6 because wifi is able to deliver the connection to many devices with less traffic congestion. Another benefit is the elimination of dead spots where devices losing connection and may interfere with each other, thank you for the reliable mesh. From my experience of having more than 65 devices connected to the same wifi network, I have been looking into wifi 6 only to address the traffic congestion as well as the dead spots where I completely lose connection. Like magic, this eero has proved its reliability by addressing my connection issues such as when using my Homnekit on Apple devices most of my Hue lights and smart sprinklers appear unresponsive, I tried to reset and replace multiple routers but nothing made any improvement. It also boosted my wifi speed to almost having m true speed that I'm paying for. Highly recommended if you have multiple devices at home and having issues with interference and dead spots. It is a piece of mind and lifesaver. I have been a user of AT&T Fiber (1000Mbps) and usually, I receive 50% of that speed on wifi 5 but now with eero system wifi 6, I'm getting almost full speed. Additional features are scan and add block but are trial. Amazing!!!!

    Nov 10, 2020 16:24
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Super easy setup and great coverage

    The Eero Pro 6 AX4200 is using the very latest 802.11AX wireless standards that requires you to have a device that can handle that if you truly want to see the fastest speeds. Fortunately, this is backwards compatible with previous standards (802.11AC) so you will not be left out in the cold even without the latest and greatest. You also must have a Gigabit speed from your ISP if you want to see the full speeds, but I do not have that myself, hopefully you do.

    Setup was as easy as can be. Downloading the eero app will walk you thru the process from start to finish. It took me about 10 minutes to set mine up. You can set these up to be wireless (which I did) or you can use a wired method for the fastest possible speeds, but I was not concerned with that. I recreated my Wi-Fi network with the same name and passcode as before and nearly all my devices connected right away. I only had issues with a 5-year-old AMD Toshiba laptop and a 3-year-old WeMo plug, neither of these devices would see the new network no matter what I did. I ended up attaching one of my older nodes (of another brand) to this system and created a separate wireless network that was 802.11AC and then those devices connected no problem. Each node has two Ethernet ports that are auto sensing so you can use any of these and plug one into your modem and the other port I have a Linksys 8 port gigabit switch plugged into that and then I can plug in my 7 devices that require a hard connection.

    Coverage in my 2400 sq ft home is easily covered by this three pack, which is rated for up to 6,000 sq ft. I am seeing great signal all thru my house on both floors and even coverage in my yard which will make things nice when we have people over again.

    Speed has been great with these, but I do not have a super-fast connection from my cable provider, but I am getting my full speed that I am paying for. I do have about 45 devices that are always connected, which consists of, TiVo’s, tablets, Laptops, Phones, Arlo cameras, smart assistants, etc., and there have been no complaints of slowdowns at all.

    Build quality seems very solid, these are much bigger than the regular eero 6 and the previous generation eero’s. They have some weight to them, and they feel very well built. The design is minimalistic, and they can easily blend in with just about any environment.

    The eero app is very well laid out and is easy to use. You can group devises to different profiles and it will keep track of usage per device and profile, so if you are interested in that type of thing, you can see who is hogging all of the bandwidth. I do like the pause internet feature that is built in; I can easily turn off the connection on my kids tablets when it is time for them to put them down. Also, there is some security that is built in, but you can pay extra for it if you want to use it past the trial period, but for the price of this system, I feel that should be included.

    In the end, this is a great mesh system that provides great coverage and good speed. A little on the expensive side, but this will be a system that will be relevant for years to come.

    Pros:

    Speed

    Set up

    Build Quality

    App features

    Futureproof

    Cons:

    Price

    Backwards compatibility

    Nov 19, 2020 23:19
  • Review by RingKing23, 10 out of 10
    Best $600 I have ever spent! Do it!

    I know I know it’s $600........

    Trust me I thought about this for awhile.

    Best $600 I have ever spent!

    I have a 9 year old 3 story house with 55 smart devices.

    I was so tired every day waking up to see one of my nest smoke/carbon detectors off line and the light turning yellow on the devices or the ring doorbell and stick up cams not recording at a certain times.

    I had 2 Ring pro extenders also that work off and on.

    Well guess what!!!!! I don’t have to check my Comcast XFI everyday to see what is offline because

    I have eero pro 6 now! I have Comcast GIG service and get speeds in the 700’s on my pc and iPhone 12 Promax and IPad Pro. It is such a good feeling that I know everything is going to be online. Also the range is insane I used to have issues with chamberlain garage door opener with camera.

    I can now be across the street and open the garage with my phone and go deep in the backyard and get WiFi. These awesome great looking pods have changed my life! I was so used to waking up checking my xFi to see what is not connected

    It’s a great feeling! So do yourself a favor if you have a lot of devices or a smart home this is a great investment! It’s funny I spent $260 august lock $260 ring doorbell pro $250 ecobee voice thermostat $240 8 Alexa’s $900 3 homepods $500 on nest smoke/carbon detectors $300 garage opener, $1000 6 air purifiers etc....

    All this spent but I was being cheap on the WiFi 6 mesh system!!!!!

    So don’t do what I did go get it now and save the headache!

    Jan 15, 2021 17:21
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Frustration Free WiFi and Fast Speeds

    I have been an owner of an eero network since their initial launch of the generation 1 eero Mesh system. Since introducing the first consumer level mesh system, they have now defined an entire market of mesh network routers, with many trying to replicate or even beat their initial performance. I had swapped over to another Manufacturer mesh solution after the generation 2 eero Pro hardware and was not happy with the overall performance since leaving eero. My speeds were lagging, buffering was sometimes never ending, and while I did have access to Wi-Fi 6, it was not nearly as fast as advertised by the other manufacturer with their mesh solution.

    In the long box, you will find three eero Pro 6 routers, three power cords, network cables, and a quick setup guide that is printed underneath one of the divider cards. While eero has always offered a more premium unboxing, this iteration is easier to open, and really makes for a frustration free experience overall. The box also serves the important purpose of protecting the contents, with some nice padding to keep the shiny new eero from scuffing. This is one of the first routers I have owned (or electronic device in general) that does not require peeling of clear film. It is just an open, set, and forget experience.

    Things to note if you're looking to buy eero: You should have an ISP compatible modem to get internet to your home (or small office), and make sure you're able to reach the power cord of the modem. While eero does provide great Wi-Fi, you will still need an internet service provided to you (cable or DSL). If you have an existing Wi-Fi router, and want to keep the same SSID (Name), you can do this and successfully set up eero to replace your existing router with minimal disruption to your connected devices. The benefit of keeping the same SSID and a (hopefully strong) Wi-Fi password, is that you will not necessarily need to mess with your wireless devices. In some instances, you might need to power cycle a wireless device to see the new network. In my case, setting the same SSID/Password only resulted in me having to power cycle two CCTV cameras connected over Wi-Fi. They connected immediately once they rebooted and have not had connectivity issues since.

    If you have owned an eero Pro system, and are currently using eero, the app makes the swap SUPER easy. It walks through removing the old eero and replacing it with the new eero Pro 6. There is even a nice graphical walk through of the steps needed to complete the process. For those familiar with the process, you can also simply add the new eero, and remove the old one once it is fully up to date. The app makes adding and removing eero devices straight forward. I will note that the eero Pro 6 is a bit taller than previous generation eero Pro’s, but the size difference isn’t so much that you’ll need to make more room.

    You can start with any eero, as they all have two auto sense Gigabit ethernet connections that can be used to connect the modem, and any compatible network switch or Ethernet only device. This means you can hook up any of the eero Pro's to your modem and set the others as wireless access points. Does not matter which port you plug the modem in, it will know which is the modem and which is just routing traffic. You should set aside approximately 10 to 15 minutes for a new network setup. If you are replacing an existing eero network, or adding to your eero’s, it will take maybe 2 to 5 minutes to complete setup. In either case, you will probably need to install a firmware update, using the eero app, which is easy and quick. You should expect your network to reboot once or twice while it completes the updates fully. Keep in mind, that the update prompt is always presented immediately after you complete set up. It might take a few minutes, depending on your network speeds, to download and install the update. If you have existing eero devices, and don’t want to remove them, the eero Pro 6 will work with all previous generation eero devices, but you will only see the increased AX speeds when connected to an eero 6.

    I’m fortunate enough to get access to my ISPs ultra-tier internet service and can confirm this will work with Spectrum. There will not be a need to call your ISP, if you follow the steps presented during installation. Simply unplug your modem from power, unplug your existing router, use the included ethernet cable from eero to connect to your modem, and your eero. Then plug both into power, and wait for the modem to come online, and your eero to show a flashing blue LED. During initial power up, the blue led did take about 2 minutes to show, as it waited on the modem to fully connect. The eero app will ask you to name the router location, which allows for custom names, and set the SSID (network name) and password. As stated previously, if you want to use the same SSID and password, enter them during this part of the setup. If you are using a modem/router combo, you can simply toggle off the Wi-Fi in the modem/router’s setup menus or call your ISP for assistance with bridging or turning off the Wi-Fi. In most cases. The modem/router combo manufacturer likely has a setup guide available online, with many simply requiring you to go to a default internet address like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1 to access the menus.

    Once the set-up of the initial gateway eero was complete, the app asked about setting up other eero(s) wirelessly, following the same steps for set up. The eero app will even check position to ensure it has a strong signal to the gateway eero (the one plugged into the modem). Since this is a mesh network, proper placement is vital to make sure you are getting the fastest speeds possible. In my case, I set an eero up in my living room with the modem, one in my master bedroom, and one in my loft area upstairs. I can confirm this is likely overkill for my 2,100 sq foot home, but need wired devices connected in my master bedroom that are not wireless capable. The greatest part of my setup was not having to re-configure about 60 wireless devices. Outside of power cycling two cameras, all other devices connected immediately and without issue.

    I also witnessed better connectivity across all my devices, with smart cameras loading quicker in their respective apps, my streaming services on my Apple TV’s were starting in 4K without any buffering, and my Xbox was downloading game updates at almost twice the speed over my last router (with another MFG). Having a 400Mbps download speed from my ISP, I was able to see consistent 400+Mbps on my Wi-Fi 6 devices connected on the 5 Ghz bands, and my wired devices connected to wireless eero access points were also achieving full ISP speeds over the mesh network, while wired in to those wirelessly connected eeros.

    For those devices that are not Wi-Fi 6 compatible, there is no need to worry. The eero routers continue to be backwards compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi devices, and I have not seen any issues with older wireless devices connecting to the internet. Matter of fact, my older Mac Pro, which is not “ax” but is “ac” compatible, is achieving Wi-Fi speeds at around 200 Mbps when connected over 5 Ghz. This is also an increase over the last mesh network manufacturer that was replaced again with this eero Pro 6, with previous speed tests around 120 to 150 Mpbs. The overall performance boost was almost immediately demonstrated with simple streaming apps on my Apple TV. With my previous mesh network, I was seeing buffering early in playback, resulting in lower than SD resolution for some streams, only for it to catch up a couple of minutes into playback. With eero Pro 6, it’s instant, with all services starting at the highest resolution available, within seconds.

    I also have the unique circumstance of having an on-site network storage server, and a Linux web server for personal use automations. I have not seen any disconnects, bottlenecks, or issues accessing my storage on my network, and when off my network using their cloud components. Overall, I’m really impressed with the ease of setup, which has only become faster, the eero app is easy to use, and haven’t had to make any adjustments to my eero network since set up. Firmware updates are quick, painless, and the app even notifies you when the install is done. Wi-Fi speeds have been consistent since I installed the new network last week (at launch), and I haven’t seen any connectivity issues with any of my wireless or wired devices, servers, and any streaming platform.

    eero also offers “eero secure,” which has also been changed since their initial launch. They offer two pricing options, with one of them including some partner service offerings, while the other offers just the network security add-ons. I do want to say, for users with kids, this is a great add on. It does what many commercial wireless providers do, for a consumer level service, with minimal set up required. Simply subscribe on eero’s website, and the change is instantaneous.

    Overall, this will resolve most issues you might be experiencing with conventional routers. You will eliminate dead spots, see faster connectivity with newer wireless devices that use AX (Wi-Fi 6), and will see fewer network issues in the long run. I can't recommend eero enough for work from home users, and those wanting more connectivity freedom. This hasn't had a single connectivity issue with older devices, so you shouldn't have to worry about issues with your existing devices.

    Nov 09, 2020 14:02
  • Review by psyclopps, 10 out of 10
    Best wifi router out there!

    Summary: Best router, mesh or not that I have ever owned. The only thing I would fix would be to add a web-based management ability. Otherwise, performance is amazing, the units look cool, internet is reliable and app-based management is easy!

    Pros:

    Looks cool

    Fast network performance

    Easy to set up

    App is easy to use

    Integrated security settings

    Reliable performance

    Cons:

    No web-based management

    Nothing else bad to say!

    Unboxing:

    Inside you will find the three mesh units, three power adaptors, an ethernet cable (unknown if Cat 5e or Cat 6 as the box doesn’t say and the cable doesn’t have anything printed on it). There are some quick start guides on each unit that are easy to miss since they look like ads for the unit.

    Set up: First, install the Eero app on the phone. Once you do that, plug in the device to your router and power, turn it on with your router, it will connect you your device via Bluetooth and easily walk you through the rest of the setup. Once you finish the first device, click to add another and repeat (with only power, no ethernet cable needed). So easy!

    I connected mine to a modem/router combo so in that situation, you will likely need to disable NAT on your modem/router so that it can ensure that the Eero is in charge of the router functions on your home network. If you only have a modem this step would not be needed as you can simply replace your existing router.

    Use: After setup, there was a quick update needed which happened in the background. I played with the in-app settings. The first thing I did was allocate each device to a user profile. To start, you can give each device a more obvious name and assign it a “type” such as smart watch, digital assistance, tv, etc. This is mainly just useful in identification. For my wife and it is mostly for organization but for the kids… it gets handy! If you put all your child’s devices under their name, you can quickly click on their profile and click “pause” which will disable the internet to their devices only with a click of a button! Imagine the possibilities at dinner and nap time!

    Next, you can view activity such as download speeds for the week, data usage, scans, threats blocked and content filter blocks (if enabled). Where it gets interesting is the “discover” tab. In there, you will see options for Eero secure, Amazon Connected Home and Eero Labs. I’ll address each one separately.

    Eero secure is a subscription service. Installation comes with a 30-day trial and provides two tiers to go with after, secure and secure+. Secure is what most people will need with security screening in the router, content filters, ad blocking and activity monitoring. If you upgrade further to Secure+ you also get a 1password, encrypt.me VPN and Malwarebytes subscription on a monthly or annual basis. This software is outstanding for families as the content filters let you filter out, based on user profiles, adult content, illegal or criminal content, and violent content including “safe search” at the router level.

    Amazon connected home allows all your amazon devices that support it to be use the Eero as a smart hub with Alexa / Zigbee smart home devices and enables “frustration free setup” with supported amazon devices to quickly connect it to your network.

    Last, Eero labs adds band steering, Local DNS Caching and WPA3 if you would like to enable it.

    Other settings you can adjust are IPv6, DHCP, Static IP or bridge, DNS (if you change it it will disable security features), IPv4 reservations and port forwarding, firewall rules, UPnP, Thread protocol, and remote restarts.

    As mentioned earlier, I would prefer to edit these functions through a web-based option but it works well in the app.

    Reliability: In the week or so I have used it, I have had zero dropped connections and all rooms in my house have five bars between the three mesh routers. My internet is limited to 450mbps so I cannot see how good 1gbps works via internet, but internal network speed transfers are outstanding! I did not benchmark internal throughput, but I had zero issues streaming 4k video to two TVs while playing Google Stadia on a computer with kid playing Xbox online. No one had any complains.

    Nov 11, 2020 16:46
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Next Generation Wifi!!!

    Eero has always been one of the top names is the WIFI game because of range, reliability, and speeds, and this time is no different. The Eero Mesh Pro 6 delivers amazing WIFI speeds, with great coverage (NO MORE DEADSPOTS), and with a hands-off reliable system, making sure your WIFI is up and running when you need it to work.

    The Eero Mesh Pro 6 is next generation of WIFI, keeping you up to date by providing the next gen WIFI 6 to your WIFI capable devices. So, you may ask what is WIFI 6 and do I really need it? Well simply put WIFI 6 is the latest generation of WIFI that allows multiple devices to connect to the internet simultaneously, efficiently, and with the best speeds possible. I am currently running with about 50 devices on my network at any given time and with the new Eero Mesh pro 6, I have no connection issues, no signal drop, my WIFI is up and running when I need it and with the best possible speeds. So, my old router, which wasn’t really old but did not provide WIFI 6 signal was not a bad router but I still had some issues with dead spots around the house, some of my devices would not stay connected, buffering issues and I was not getting the best speeds possible. Honestly, the Eero Mesh Pro 6 has been an amazing addition to my household. I have 1000mb down and 40 upload with my service provider and the Eero system depending on my location and distance from the router has been providing the speeds and signal strength on my WIFI 6 device as follows:

    THESE TESTS WERE CONDUCTED CONNECTED TO THE MAIN ROUTER-

    10 Feet - Full Signal Strength - 600mbps Down and 40 up

    20 Feet – Full Signal Strength – 550mbps Down and 40 up

    30 T0 40 FEET – DROPPED 2 BARS – 150mbps Down and 20 up

    50 to 60 feet – 1 Bar signal strength – 20 to 30mbps up and 3 to 4mbps up

    I am very happy with my results because compared to my old router my connectivity and speeds have been a lot better

    ***YOUR RESLUTS MAY VERY DEPENDING ON DEVICES CONNECTED AND POSTIONING OF YOUR ROUTER AND SATELITES***

    Now lets go over some features and pros and cons of the Eero Mesh Pro 6.

    Key Features-

    WIFI 6 (WIFI 6 capable devices)

    WPA3-Personal, WPA2-PSK

    TRI-Band technology

    2.4 GHz, 5.2 GHz, 5.8 GHz

    AX, AC, N, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5

    MU-MIMO (Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple Output) and Beamforming

    Wired Backhaul

    Smart Home Hub

    5.3H x 5.3L x 2.1W and 1.5lbs

    *BETA LABS Features

    Band steering – Encouraging capable devices to the 5 GHz Band

    Local DNS Caching- Speeds up page loads by storing domain information at the network level

    PRO-

    Range

    Speeds

    Connection reliability

    No Dead spots

    Small compact units

    Ability to add multiple satellites

    Simultaneously handle multiple connected devices

    Wired or Wireless Backhaul option – I have one wired and one wireless

    CON-

    2 Ethernet ports on every unit

    Smart Home Hub only works with Amazon devices

    Eero Secure, Advanced Security and Ad Blocking are only trail features. You can sign up for a subscription for $2.99 a month. In my opinion these features should be included as standard.

    All in all, you will not be disappointed and I would highly recommend the EERO MESH PRO 6.

    Nov 08, 2020 18:42
  • 9.4score
    Google - Wifi - Mesh Router (AC1200) - 3 pack - White
    Description

    Google Wifi is the easy Wi-Fi upgrade that is a great value. It blankets your whole home with up to 4,500 square feet of fast, reliable Wi-Fi and helps your network stay safe.*

    8 Features
  • Stream with speed. AC1200 per point.: Intelligently works behind the scenes to make sure your Wi-Fi remains fast.* Walk from room to room on a video call with an uninterrupted signal. A Google Wifi 3 Pack covers most homes and gives you faster speeds for your home.*
  • Simple setup in a few steps.: Connect the Ethernet cable to your Google Wifi point’s WAN port and connect the other end to your modem. Plug your primary Wifi point into an electrical outlet. Then use the Google Home app to create your network and get online in minutes.
  • Designed for your home, and the world around it.: Google Wifi is sustainably designed, with 49% of its plastic parts weight made with recycled materials.
  • Parental peace of mind.: Parental permissions let you set schedules to manage screen time, restrict certain kinds of adult content, and pause Wi-Fi specific devices whenever you want.
  • 2 port ethernet.: Built in 2 port ethernet available on the router.
  • Your home, your way.: Google Wifi is easy to set up with the Google Home app, you can add and manage your network in one place.* Check your network speeds from anywhere with your smartphone. Easily create a guest network and share your password in just a few taps.**
  • Thoughtfully designed, inside and out.: Google Wifi respects your privacy. It doesn't track websites you visit and will never sell your info for advertising.
  • Security that's a step ahead.: It automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DrBAO, 10 out of 10
    Ring Set-Up with Google Mesh

    I purchased this Google Mesh system for the purpose of expanding my WiFi for a Ring set-up. After taking advantage of Best Buy’s free in-home consultation and speaking with a few other BB techs, I got the Google Mesh system. I used this YouTube video [https://youtu.be/wz62iZogrPQ] for set-up and wah-lah, I’ve got my doorbell & 2 stick-up cameras working seamlessly. Huge shout out to the techs at BB and the gentleman who made this very easy video!

    Nov 13, 2020 16:30
  • Review by CJav, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommended.

    I had very low wireless internet speed(8MB/s) in the furthest room of my house, I tried with wireless extenders and it improved the network(20MB/s) but not what I expected, After google wifi internet speed improved almost 10 times. Everybody in the house are very happy with this purchase.

    Feb 08, 2021 08:08
  • Review by Gloria, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product!!!

    We already had wifi but it would only work downstairs so instead we went and bought these, We have a two story so we needed wifi to reach upstairs so we bought these and they work excellent!! We have one in both bedrooms and one downstairs. If you’re looking to buy for wifi I definitely recommend this product.

    Dec 11, 2020 17:36
  • Review by DJAppleSnob, 10 out of 10
    Great choice sub $100 perfect for entry smart home

    Almost as good as an Apple Time Capsule ;)

    Easy set up done in under ten minutes. Cool classy modern contemporary design. The Google home app lets you priorities devices and mange everyone on your network. Caps at 50 WiFi devices. Compatible with Nest products off the bat. My speeds were 225 dl and 10 upload.

    Nov 15, 2020 20:18
  • Review by TBofAK, 10 out of 10
    Google wifi

    I like each unit can be hardwired with Ethernet, and no more dead zones in the house!

    Dec 19, 2020 08:37
  • Review by Holder, 10 out of 10
    Technology

    I live in a 3 bedrooms apartment. And always having trouble with the wifi signal. But, after this wifi google stuff. Problem solved.

    Thanks for this item.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Tjhallin, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING!!!

    Worked just liked advertised. Super easy setup and really fast speeds through out my whole guest house. I will definitely refer this product to anyone who wants to increase their WiFi range.

    Jan 22, 2021 16:45
  • Review by LevoitAirPurifier, 10 out of 10
    Stronger Wifi

    Easy to set up and does the job. My Wifi signal is so much better.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:56
  • 9.4score
    Google - Wifi - Mesh Router (AC1200) - 1 pack - White
    Description

    Google Wifi is the easy Wi-Fi upgrade that is a great value. It blankets your whole home with up to 1,500 square feet of fast, reliable Wi-Fi and helps your network stay safe.*

    8 Features
  • Stream with speed. AC1200 per point.: Intelligently works behind the scenes to make sure your Wi-Fi remains fast.* Walk from room to room on a video call with an uninterrupted signal.*
  • Simple setup in a few steps.: Connect the Ethernet cable to your Google Wifi point’s WAN port and connect the other end to your modem. Plug your primary Wifi point into an electrical outlet. Then use the Google Home app to create your network and get online in minutes.
  • Designed for your home, and the world around it.: Google Wifi is sustainably designed, with 49% of its plastic parts weight made with recycled materials.
  • Parental peace of mind.: Parental permissions let you set schedules to manage screen time, restrict certain kinds of adult content, and pause Wi-Fi specific devices whenever you want.
  • 2 port ethernet.: Built in 2 port ethernet available on the router.
  • Your home, your way.: Google Wifi is easy to set up with the Google Home app, you can add and manage your network in one place.* Check your network speeds from anywhere with your smartphone. Easily create a guest network and share your password in just a few taps.**
  • Thoughtfully designed, inside and out.: Google Wifi respects your privacy. It doesn't track websites you visit and will never sell your info for advertising.
  • Security that's a step ahead.: It automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DrBAO, 10 out of 10
    Ring Set-Up with Google Mesh

    I purchased this Google Mesh system for the purpose of expanding my WiFi for a Ring set-up. After taking advantage of Best Buy’s free in-home consultation and speaking with a few other BB techs, I got the Google Mesh system. I used this YouTube video [https://youtu.be/wz62iZogrPQ] for set-up and wah-lah, I’ve got my doorbell & 2 stick-up cameras working seamlessly. Huge shout out to the techs at BB and the gentleman who made this very easy video!

    Nov 13, 2020 16:30
  • Review by CJav, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommended.

    I had very low wireless internet speed(8MB/s) in the furthest room of my house, I tried with wireless extenders and it improved the network(20MB/s) but not what I expected, After google wifi internet speed improved almost 10 times. Everybody in the house are very happy with this purchase.

    Feb 08, 2021 08:08
  • Review by Gloria, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product!!!

    We already had wifi but it would only work downstairs so instead we went and bought these, We have a two story so we needed wifi to reach upstairs so we bought these and they work excellent!! We have one in both bedrooms and one downstairs. If you’re looking to buy for wifi I definitely recommend this product.

    Dec 11, 2020 17:36
  • Review by DJAppleSnob, 10 out of 10
    Great choice sub $100 perfect for entry smart home

    Almost as good as an Apple Time Capsule ;)

    Easy set up done in under ten minutes. Cool classy modern contemporary design. The Google home app lets you priorities devices and mange everyone on your network. Caps at 50 WiFi devices. Compatible with Nest products off the bat. My speeds were 225 dl and 10 upload.

    Nov 15, 2020 20:18
  • Review by TBofAK, 10 out of 10
    Google wifi

    I like each unit can be hardwired with Ethernet, and no more dead zones in the house!

    Dec 19, 2020 08:37
  • Review by Holder, 10 out of 10
    Technology

    I live in a 3 bedrooms apartment. And always having trouble with the wifi signal. But, after this wifi google stuff. Problem solved.

    Thanks for this item.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Tjhallin, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING!!!

    Worked just liked advertised. Super easy setup and really fast speeds through out my whole guest house. I will definitely refer this product to anyone who wants to increase their WiFi range.

    Jan 22, 2021 16:45
  • Review by LevoitAirPurifier, 10 out of 10
    Stronger Wifi

    Easy to set up and does the job. My Wifi signal is so much better.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:56
  • 9.4score
    eero Pro 6 AX4200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (1-pack)
    Description

    eero Pro 6 is the most powerful eero yet. The Wi-Fi 6 router offers speeds up to a gigabit and coverage up to 2,000 square feet. So you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home—even when the whole family is online. Set up an eero router in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.

    5 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Tri-band with coverage up to 2,000 sq. ft. and speeds up to a gigabit.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero’s TrueMesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
  • More wifi for more devices: Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster wifi with support for 75+ devices simultaneously.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
  • Built-in Zigbee smart home hub: eero Pro 6 connects compatible devices on your network with Alexa—so there’s no need to buy separate smart home hubs for each device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Eero is the Way: Your Wi-Fi Search Ends Here

    A few years ago, I installed a first-gen Velop mesh Wi-Fi system in my 2-story house. It has worked fine for the most part, though I've never been thrilled with its clunky feature set and slower speeds at the far corners of my house. I've heard eero mentioned as an excellent mesh system over that same time period, but I was hesitant to make the switch until a Wi-Fi 6 version was introduced. Now that I've switched to the eero Pro 6, there's no going back - this is the way mesh Wi-Fi is meant to be.

    === SETUP ===

    - Unboxing this set is a delight - there are no unnecessary papers or packaging: just the 3 eeros, the power cords, and an Ethernet cable.

    - Compared to my previous Velop nodes, the eeros are shorter but definitely have some heft to them. Regardless, they should fit almost anywhere and blend into any home.

    - Setup couldn't be easier, and it's all done through the sleek eero app. All you need is an email address or phone number (no new account passwords to remember), and then follow the simple instructions. The app even runs placement tests during the setup process so you can be sure that you're placing the eeros in spots that will allow for maximum performance. Any of the eero Pros can be used as the main "gateway" (the one that connects to your modem) -- they are all identical and interchangeable, so don't worry about the order in which you take them out of the box.

    - After all of the eeros are plugged in and ready to go, the app will let you see what devices have already connected to the network, and you can choose to be notified when new devices connected. Each device can be assigned to a profile so you can easily see which devices belong to which person and manage them accordingly.

    === PERFORMANCE ===

    - The main benefit of eero's "Pro" system is its increased speed and coverage, and I'm happy to report that it doesn't disappoint. My house is over 3,000 square feet and is not wired with Ethernet, so we have always relied on range extenders or mesh Wi-Fi to use the Internet throughout the house.

    - I placed the eeros exactly where I had the Velop nodes: The gateway node connected to the modem in the office at far corner of the lower level; the second one in the dining room in the middle of the lower level; and the last one in a guest bedroom upstairs, above and just slightly diagonal from the dining room.

    - Our Xfinity plan is a modest 200 mbps download / 10 mbps upload (although speeds usually top out a bit higher at around 240 down / 12 up). With the Velop system, I always achieved full speeds when I was near the main node in the office, but speeds were essentially cut in half if I was connected to either of the satellite nodes in the dining room or upstairs. eero Pro 6 has completely eliminated this issue: I now achieve a full 240 down / 12 up throughout the entire house. I ran speed tests on Wi-Fi 5 (AC) and Wi-Fi 6 (AX) devices and received the same results -- I maxed out my Internet speed every time. It's so impressive that I'm tempted to upgrade to the next Xfinity speed tier.

    - Most importantly, the eero Pro 6 has been incredibly reliable. After a full week of use, I've had zero dropped connections from anywhere in the house. Zero resets or reboots. Handoff from node-to-node as I walk through the house is almost seamless. It's a massive improvement over my now-retired Velop system.

    === FEATURES AND MANAGEMENT ===

    - Performance aside, eero's app and feature set are what really make this system stand out. Gone are the days of confusing, archaic apps and websites to manage your router. The eero app is brilliantly organized and very intuitive.

    - The main screen of the app shows you all devices that are currently connected or that have recently connected to your system. Digging deeper, you can see exactly which eero a device is connected to, see how much bandwidth any device is currently using, or choose to block a device from connecting to your network.

    - Parents will love the "scheduled pause" feature, which allows you to automatically pause a user's devices from accessing the Internet at certain times of the day.

    - The "Activity" section of the app will show you the Internet speeds that are currently being pulled from your modem, which makes troubleshooting much easier when you suspect a problem with your ISP.

    - New to the app is a Data Usage feature, which caught me by surprise as I don't see this advertised anywhere on eero's website. Located in the Activity section, the Data Usage screen shows you how much data your devices have consumed over a day, week, and month. It breaks down data usage by user and device with easy-to-understand charts and graphs.

    - Several more advanced features are reserved for subscribers to eero's "Secure" service, such as content filters for children and ad blocking. I'm sure many will scoff at the idea of paying to unlock these features, but I find the Secure+ subscription to be an incredibly good value with 1Password, Malwarebytes, and a VPN included.

    - There is no username or password required to log into the eero app (you just use your email address or phone number, and then enter a confirmation number that is sent to you). It's nice that I don't have to remember an additional password, but I also wish I could create secondary, non-administrator accounts so that other family members could use the app without being able to change network settings.

    === OTHER THOUGHTS ===

    - There aren't too many advanced networking settings offered in the eero app, so if you're a power user who needs to fine tune every last detail of your network, you might be left wanting more. (For example: you are unable to create separate SSIDs for the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands.)

    - Only two ethernet ports on each node. On the main node, one of those has to be used for your cable modem, which leaves only one ethernet port to connect a desktop computer, home security system, or other device that you would prefer to have hard-wired. If you want more ports, you'll have to connect an Ethernet switch.

    - No USB ports for those who would like to create a network storage solution.

    - These latest generation eero models do not yet support Apple HomeKit. I was told by eero support that it should be coming soon, but they are awaiting final certification from Apple.

    === OVERALL ===

    For large or awkwardly-shaped homes, the eero Pro 6 can't be beat. This system finally allows me to achieve my full Internet speeds from anywhere in my home. The eero app and features are so great that I have found myself opening the app just to admire how well everything works. Beginners and tech gurus alike will appreciate just how amazingly simple and intuitive this system is to setup and manage. No dropped connections, resets, or errors after more than a week of extensive use. An optional subscription service that actually adds exceptional value. This is how mesh Wi-Fi should be. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Nov 16, 2020 01:24
  • Review by hahanson, 10 out of 10
    Great Coverage, Easy Setup if Conifig is Simple

    I've had the Eero 6 Pro system with 2 extenders up and running for the past few days in a rancher with full basement - about 1300 sq ft each floor. No deadspots anywhere. Even my truck in the driveway has a strong signal. Given the specs, my 2 extenders are probably not necessary, but it's awesome to have coverage over my entire property, which is bit over a 1/4 acre.

    Basic setup was extremely fast and simple -- just download the app to your tablet/phone, run through a wizard and it was up and running in 10 min or so.

    More advanced setup was a bit frustrating however, mainly because as far as I could figure out there's no way to connect directly to the Eero 6 router (unlikr previous Eero devices any 3 devices in my kit could be set up as the main router) from a local network device. The descriptions of the interfaces on the configuration page are poorly worded and confusing. They are IP Address, Subnet Mask, and .... Router IP. Huh? Well router IP is actually the gateway -- generally the IP address of the ISP router you're connected to. I actually did it backwards, then could not reconnect to correct it.

    I looked up the instructions for resetting the router, but could not find one specific to the Eero 6 Pro. The reset switch is in the middle of the base -- barely a bump and the same color as the router. Holding it down for 7 seconds will turn the LED amber and reset the network config to default; 14 seconds the LED turns red and resets the entire router to factory default.

    I tried this, but could not get the router to change state regardless of how long I held the button down. I looked up more troubleshooting guides looking for a way to get into it, and tried resetting a few more times. Finally, after 4 or 5 attempts, the router reset finally took place and I was able to correct the configuration. Once that was done, everything worked fine in terms of the Internet.

    Once that was done, the app will let you see devices on the network and you can group devices into groups with their own settings such as parental controls. You can optionally add security subscriptions for $3 and $10 per month respectively -- the latter including third party subscriptions by Malwarebytes, a password manager, and a VPN service.

    The Eero also includes an integrated Zigbee smart home hub, which meand you don't have to purchase seperate hardware to configure your smarthome devices. After updating some software, almost all my devices were up and running (smart thermostat, smart lights, etc.) except my front door lock. Need some time to get that figured out.

    Overall, the system is fast, reliable, and other than my little snafu, very easy to configure. I still don't like that I can't just connect directly and manually configure everything, but I suppose the majority of users wouldn't really care - ease of setup is far more important. The Eero 6 Pro is Wi-Fi 6 compliant, supports Gigabit Wi-Fi, uses Tri-band for faster performance (the mesh system runs on a seperate 5 Ghz band that doesn't interfere with the 5 Ghz band all your various devices are talking on), and a built-in smarthome hub. The only downside is the Eero 6 devices only had 2 wired Ethernet interfaces -- I had to go and purchase a gigabyte switch to provide more wired connections. If you have a large area requiring Wi-Fi coverage, this system will suit your needs very well.

    Nov 09, 2020 14:54
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Finally, connection issues are resolved!!!

    First, wifi 6 is not simply about after speed than the wifi 5, but it may slightly make that happen on compatible devices that support wifi 6, mostly device manufactured in 2018 and up. The significant feature that stands up here in this eero Pro 6 AX4200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wifi System is the wifi 6 capability, which allows multiple devices to be connected at the same time through MU-MIMO "multiple in and out". With that being said, the more devices you have the more reliable connection you receive from wifi6 because wifi is able to deliver the connection to many devices with less traffic congestion. Another benefit is the elimination of dead spots where devices losing connection and may interfere with each other, thank you for the reliable mesh. From my experience of having more than 65 devices connected to the same wifi network, I have been looking into wifi 6 only to address the traffic congestion as well as the dead spots where I completely lose connection. Like magic, this eero has proved its reliability by addressing my connection issues such as when using my Homnekit on Apple devices most of my Hue lights and smart sprinklers appear unresponsive, I tried to reset and replace multiple routers but nothing made any improvement. It also boosted my wifi speed to almost having m true speed that I'm paying for. Highly recommended if you have multiple devices at home and having issues with interference and dead spots. It is a piece of mind and lifesaver. I have been a user of AT&T Fiber (1000Mbps) and usually, I receive 50% of that speed on wifi 5 but now with eero system wifi 6, I'm getting almost full speed. Additional features are scan and add block but are trial. Amazing!!!!

    Nov 10, 2020 16:24
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Super easy setup and great coverage

    The Eero Pro 6 AX4200 is using the very latest 802.11AX wireless standards that requires you to have a device that can handle that if you truly want to see the fastest speeds. Fortunately, this is backwards compatible with previous standards (802.11AC) so you will not be left out in the cold even without the latest and greatest. You also must have a Gigabit speed from your ISP if you want to see the full speeds, but I do not have that myself, hopefully you do.

    Setup was as easy as can be. Downloading the eero app will walk you thru the process from start to finish. It took me about 10 minutes to set mine up. You can set these up to be wireless (which I did) or you can use a wired method for the fastest possible speeds, but I was not concerned with that. I recreated my Wi-Fi network with the same name and passcode as before and nearly all my devices connected right away. I only had issues with a 5-year-old AMD Toshiba laptop and a 3-year-old WeMo plug, neither of these devices would see the new network no matter what I did. I ended up attaching one of my older nodes (of another brand) to this system and created a separate wireless network that was 802.11AC and then those devices connected no problem. Each node has two Ethernet ports that are auto sensing so you can use any of these and plug one into your modem and the other port I have a Linksys 8 port gigabit switch plugged into that and then I can plug in my 7 devices that require a hard connection.

    Coverage in my 2400 sq ft home is easily covered by this three pack, which is rated for up to 6,000 sq ft. I am seeing great signal all thru my house on both floors and even coverage in my yard which will make things nice when we have people over again.

    Speed has been great with these, but I do not have a super-fast connection from my cable provider, but I am getting my full speed that I am paying for. I do have about 45 devices that are always connected, which consists of, TiVo’s, tablets, Laptops, Phones, Arlo cameras, smart assistants, etc., and there have been no complaints of slowdowns at all.

    Build quality seems very solid, these are much bigger than the regular eero 6 and the previous generation eero’s. They have some weight to them, and they feel very well built. The design is minimalistic, and they can easily blend in with just about any environment.

    The eero app is very well laid out and is easy to use. You can group devises to different profiles and it will keep track of usage per device and profile, so if you are interested in that type of thing, you can see who is hogging all of the bandwidth. I do like the pause internet feature that is built in; I can easily turn off the connection on my kids tablets when it is time for them to put them down. Also, there is some security that is built in, but you can pay extra for it if you want to use it past the trial period, but for the price of this system, I feel that should be included.

    In the end, this is a great mesh system that provides great coverage and good speed. A little on the expensive side, but this will be a system that will be relevant for years to come.

    Pros:

    Speed

    Set up

    Build Quality

    App features

    Futureproof

    Cons:

    Price

    Backwards compatibility

    Nov 19, 2020 23:19
  • Review by RingKing23, 10 out of 10
    Best $600 I have ever spent! Do it!

    I know I know it’s $600........

    Trust me I thought about this for awhile.

    Best $600 I have ever spent!

    I have a 9 year old 3 story house with 55 smart devices.

    I was so tired every day waking up to see one of my nest smoke/carbon detectors off line and the light turning yellow on the devices or the ring doorbell and stick up cams not recording at a certain times.

    I had 2 Ring pro extenders also that work off and on.

    Well guess what!!!!! I don’t have to check my Comcast XFI everyday to see what is offline because

    I have eero pro 6 now! I have Comcast GIG service and get speeds in the 700’s on my pc and iPhone 12 Promax and IPad Pro. It is such a good feeling that I know everything is going to be online. Also the range is insane I used to have issues with chamberlain garage door opener with camera.

    I can now be across the street and open the garage with my phone and go deep in the backyard and get WiFi. These awesome great looking pods have changed my life! I was so used to waking up checking my xFi to see what is not connected

    It’s a great feeling! So do yourself a favor if you have a lot of devices or a smart home this is a great investment! It’s funny I spent $260 august lock $260 ring doorbell pro $250 ecobee voice thermostat $240 8 Alexa’s $900 3 homepods $500 on nest smoke/carbon detectors $300 garage opener, $1000 6 air purifiers etc....

    All this spent but I was being cheap on the WiFi 6 mesh system!!!!!

    So don’t do what I did go get it now and save the headache!

    Jan 15, 2021 17:21
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Frustration Free WiFi and Fast Speeds

    I have been an owner of an eero network since their initial launch of the generation 1 eero Mesh system. Since introducing the first consumer level mesh system, they have now defined an entire market of mesh network routers, with many trying to replicate or even beat their initial performance. I had swapped over to another Manufacturer mesh solution after the generation 2 eero Pro hardware and was not happy with the overall performance since leaving eero. My speeds were lagging, buffering was sometimes never ending, and while I did have access to Wi-Fi 6, it was not nearly as fast as advertised by the other manufacturer with their mesh solution.

    In the long box, you will find three eero Pro 6 routers, three power cords, network cables, and a quick setup guide that is printed underneath one of the divider cards. While eero has always offered a more premium unboxing, this iteration is easier to open, and really makes for a frustration free experience overall. The box also serves the important purpose of protecting the contents, with some nice padding to keep the shiny new eero from scuffing. This is one of the first routers I have owned (or electronic device in general) that does not require peeling of clear film. It is just an open, set, and forget experience.

    Things to note if you're looking to buy eero: You should have an ISP compatible modem to get internet to your home (or small office), and make sure you're able to reach the power cord of the modem. While eero does provide great Wi-Fi, you will still need an internet service provided to you (cable or DSL). If you have an existing Wi-Fi router, and want to keep the same SSID (Name), you can do this and successfully set up eero to replace your existing router with minimal disruption to your connected devices. The benefit of keeping the same SSID and a (hopefully strong) Wi-Fi password, is that you will not necessarily need to mess with your wireless devices. In some instances, you might need to power cycle a wireless device to see the new network. In my case, setting the same SSID/Password only resulted in me having to power cycle two CCTV cameras connected over Wi-Fi. They connected immediately once they rebooted and have not had connectivity issues since.

    If you have owned an eero Pro system, and are currently using eero, the app makes the swap SUPER easy. It walks through removing the old eero and replacing it with the new eero Pro 6. There is even a nice graphical walk through of the steps needed to complete the process. For those familiar with the process, you can also simply add the new eero, and remove the old one once it is fully up to date. The app makes adding and removing eero devices straight forward. I will note that the eero Pro 6 is a bit taller than previous generation eero Pro’s, but the size difference isn’t so much that you’ll need to make more room.

    You can start with any eero, as they all have two auto sense Gigabit ethernet connections that can be used to connect the modem, and any compatible network switch or Ethernet only device. This means you can hook up any of the eero Pro's to your modem and set the others as wireless access points. Does not matter which port you plug the modem in, it will know which is the modem and which is just routing traffic. You should set aside approximately 10 to 15 minutes for a new network setup. If you are replacing an existing eero network, or adding to your eero’s, it will take maybe 2 to 5 minutes to complete setup. In either case, you will probably need to install a firmware update, using the eero app, which is easy and quick. You should expect your network to reboot once or twice while it completes the updates fully. Keep in mind, that the update prompt is always presented immediately after you complete set up. It might take a few minutes, depending on your network speeds, to download and install the update. If you have existing eero devices, and don’t want to remove them, the eero Pro 6 will work with all previous generation eero devices, but you will only see the increased AX speeds when connected to an eero 6.

    I’m fortunate enough to get access to my ISPs ultra-tier internet service and can confirm this will work with Spectrum. There will not be a need to call your ISP, if you follow the steps presented during installation. Simply unplug your modem from power, unplug your existing router, use the included ethernet cable from eero to connect to your modem, and your eero. Then plug both into power, and wait for the modem to come online, and your eero to show a flashing blue LED. During initial power up, the blue led did take about 2 minutes to show, as it waited on the modem to fully connect. The eero app will ask you to name the router location, which allows for custom names, and set the SSID (network name) and password. As stated previously, if you want to use the same SSID and password, enter them during this part of the setup. If you are using a modem/router combo, you can simply toggle off the Wi-Fi in the modem/router’s setup menus or call your ISP for assistance with bridging or turning off the Wi-Fi. In most cases. The modem/router combo manufacturer likely has a setup guide available online, with many simply requiring you to go to a default internet address like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1 to access the menus.

    Once the set-up of the initial gateway eero was complete, the app asked about setting up other eero(s) wirelessly, following the same steps for set up. The eero app will even check position to ensure it has a strong signal to the gateway eero (the one plugged into the modem). Since this is a mesh network, proper placement is vital to make sure you are getting the fastest speeds possible. In my case, I set an eero up in my living room with the modem, one in my master bedroom, and one in my loft area upstairs. I can confirm this is likely overkill for my 2,100 sq foot home, but need wired devices connected in my master bedroom that are not wireless capable. The greatest part of my setup was not having to re-configure about 60 wireless devices. Outside of power cycling two cameras, all other devices connected immediately and without issue.

    I also witnessed better connectivity across all my devices, with smart cameras loading quicker in their respective apps, my streaming services on my Apple TV’s were starting in 4K without any buffering, and my Xbox was downloading game updates at almost twice the speed over my last router (with another MFG). Having a 400Mbps download speed from my ISP, I was able to see consistent 400+Mbps on my Wi-Fi 6 devices connected on the 5 Ghz bands, and my wired devices connected to wireless eero access points were also achieving full ISP speeds over the mesh network, while wired in to those wirelessly connected eeros.

    For those devices that are not Wi-Fi 6 compatible, there is no need to worry. The eero routers continue to be backwards compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi devices, and I have not seen any issues with older wireless devices connecting to the internet. Matter of fact, my older Mac Pro, which is not “ax” but is “ac” compatible, is achieving Wi-Fi speeds at around 200 Mbps when connected over 5 Ghz. This is also an increase over the last mesh network manufacturer that was replaced again with this eero Pro 6, with previous speed tests around 120 to 150 Mpbs. The overall performance boost was almost immediately demonstrated with simple streaming apps on my Apple TV. With my previous mesh network, I was seeing buffering early in playback, resulting in lower than SD resolution for some streams, only for it to catch up a couple of minutes into playback. With eero Pro 6, it’s instant, with all services starting at the highest resolution available, within seconds.

    I also have the unique circumstance of having an on-site network storage server, and a Linux web server for personal use automations. I have not seen any disconnects, bottlenecks, or issues accessing my storage on my network, and when off my network using their cloud components. Overall, I’m really impressed with the ease of setup, which has only become faster, the eero app is easy to use, and haven’t had to make any adjustments to my eero network since set up. Firmware updates are quick, painless, and the app even notifies you when the install is done. Wi-Fi speeds have been consistent since I installed the new network last week (at launch), and I haven’t seen any connectivity issues with any of my wireless or wired devices, servers, and any streaming platform.

    eero also offers “eero secure,” which has also been changed since their initial launch. They offer two pricing options, with one of them including some partner service offerings, while the other offers just the network security add-ons. I do want to say, for users with kids, this is a great add on. It does what many commercial wireless providers do, for a consumer level service, with minimal set up required. Simply subscribe on eero’s website, and the change is instantaneous.

    Overall, this will resolve most issues you might be experiencing with conventional routers. You will eliminate dead spots, see faster connectivity with newer wireless devices that use AX (Wi-Fi 6), and will see fewer network issues in the long run. I can't recommend eero enough for work from home users, and those wanting more connectivity freedom. This hasn't had a single connectivity issue with older devices, so you shouldn't have to worry about issues with your existing devices.

    Nov 09, 2020 14:02
  • Review by psyclopps, 10 out of 10
    Best wifi router out there!

    Summary: Best router, mesh or not that I have ever owned. The only thing I would fix would be to add a web-based management ability. Otherwise, performance is amazing, the units look cool, internet is reliable and app-based management is easy!

    Pros:

    Looks cool

    Fast network performance

    Easy to set up

    App is easy to use

    Integrated security settings

    Reliable performance

    Cons:

    No web-based management

    Nothing else bad to say!

    Unboxing:

    Inside you will find the three mesh units, three power adaptors, an ethernet cable (unknown if Cat 5e or Cat 6 as the box doesn’t say and the cable doesn’t have anything printed on it). There are some quick start guides on each unit that are easy to miss since they look like ads for the unit.

    Set up: First, install the Eero app on the phone. Once you do that, plug in the device to your router and power, turn it on with your router, it will connect you your device via Bluetooth and easily walk you through the rest of the setup. Once you finish the first device, click to add another and repeat (with only power, no ethernet cable needed). So easy!

    I connected mine to a modem/router combo so in that situation, you will likely need to disable NAT on your modem/router so that it can ensure that the Eero is in charge of the router functions on your home network. If you only have a modem this step would not be needed as you can simply replace your existing router.

    Use: After setup, there was a quick update needed which happened in the background. I played with the in-app settings. The first thing I did was allocate each device to a user profile. To start, you can give each device a more obvious name and assign it a “type” such as smart watch, digital assistance, tv, etc. This is mainly just useful in identification. For my wife and it is mostly for organization but for the kids… it gets handy! If you put all your child’s devices under their name, you can quickly click on their profile and click “pause” which will disable the internet to their devices only with a click of a button! Imagine the possibilities at dinner and nap time!

    Next, you can view activity such as download speeds for the week, data usage, scans, threats blocked and content filter blocks (if enabled). Where it gets interesting is the “discover” tab. In there, you will see options for Eero secure, Amazon Connected Home and Eero Labs. I’ll address each one separately.

    Eero secure is a subscription service. Installation comes with a 30-day trial and provides two tiers to go with after, secure and secure+. Secure is what most people will need with security screening in the router, content filters, ad blocking and activity monitoring. If you upgrade further to Secure+ you also get a 1password, encrypt.me VPN and Malwarebytes subscription on a monthly or annual basis. This software is outstanding for families as the content filters let you filter out, based on user profiles, adult content, illegal or criminal content, and violent content including “safe search” at the router level.

    Amazon connected home allows all your amazon devices that support it to be use the Eero as a smart hub with Alexa / Zigbee smart home devices and enables “frustration free setup” with supported amazon devices to quickly connect it to your network.

    Last, Eero labs adds band steering, Local DNS Caching and WPA3 if you would like to enable it.

    Other settings you can adjust are IPv6, DHCP, Static IP or bridge, DNS (if you change it it will disable security features), IPv4 reservations and port forwarding, firewall rules, UPnP, Thread protocol, and remote restarts.

    As mentioned earlier, I would prefer to edit these functions through a web-based option but it works well in the app.

    Reliability: In the week or so I have used it, I have had zero dropped connections and all rooms in my house have five bars between the three mesh routers. My internet is limited to 450mbps so I cannot see how good 1gbps works via internet, but internal network speed transfers are outstanding! I did not benchmark internal throughput, but I had zero issues streaming 4k video to two TVs while playing Google Stadia on a computer with kid playing Xbox online. No one had any complains.

    Nov 11, 2020 16:46
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Next Generation Wifi!!!

    Eero has always been one of the top names is the WIFI game because of range, reliability, and speeds, and this time is no different. The Eero Mesh Pro 6 delivers amazing WIFI speeds, with great coverage (NO MORE DEADSPOTS), and with a hands-off reliable system, making sure your WIFI is up and running when you need it to work.

    The Eero Mesh Pro 6 is next generation of WIFI, keeping you up to date by providing the next gen WIFI 6 to your WIFI capable devices. So, you may ask what is WIFI 6 and do I really need it? Well simply put WIFI 6 is the latest generation of WIFI that allows multiple devices to connect to the internet simultaneously, efficiently, and with the best speeds possible. I am currently running with about 50 devices on my network at any given time and with the new Eero Mesh pro 6, I have no connection issues, no signal drop, my WIFI is up and running when I need it and with the best possible speeds. So, my old router, which wasn’t really old but did not provide WIFI 6 signal was not a bad router but I still had some issues with dead spots around the house, some of my devices would not stay connected, buffering issues and I was not getting the best speeds possible. Honestly, the Eero Mesh Pro 6 has been an amazing addition to my household. I have 1000mb down and 40 upload with my service provider and the Eero system depending on my location and distance from the router has been providing the speeds and signal strength on my WIFI 6 device as follows:

    THESE TESTS WERE CONDUCTED CONNECTED TO THE MAIN ROUTER-

    10 Feet - Full Signal Strength - 600mbps Down and 40 up

    20 Feet – Full Signal Strength – 550mbps Down and 40 up

    30 T0 40 FEET – DROPPED 2 BARS – 150mbps Down and 20 up

    50 to 60 feet – 1 Bar signal strength – 20 to 30mbps up and 3 to 4mbps up

    I am very happy with my results because compared to my old router my connectivity and speeds have been a lot better

    ***YOUR RESLUTS MAY VERY DEPENDING ON DEVICES CONNECTED AND POSTIONING OF YOUR ROUTER AND SATELITES***

    Now lets go over some features and pros and cons of the Eero Mesh Pro 6.

    Key Features-

    WIFI 6 (WIFI 6 capable devices)

    WPA3-Personal, WPA2-PSK

    TRI-Band technology

    2.4 GHz, 5.2 GHz, 5.8 GHz

    AX, AC, N, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5

    MU-MIMO (Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple Output) and Beamforming

    Wired Backhaul

    Smart Home Hub

    5.3H x 5.3L x 2.1W and 1.5lbs

    *BETA LABS Features

    Band steering – Encouraging capable devices to the 5 GHz Band

    Local DNS Caching- Speeds up page loads by storing domain information at the network level

    PRO-

    Range

    Speeds

    Connection reliability

    No Dead spots

    Small compact units

    Ability to add multiple satellites

    Simultaneously handle multiple connected devices

    Wired or Wireless Backhaul option – I have one wired and one wireless

    CON-

    2 Ethernet ports on every unit

    Smart Home Hub only works with Amazon devices

    Eero Secure, Advanced Security and Ad Blocking are only trail features. You can sign up for a subscription for $2.99 a month. In my opinion these features should be included as standard.

    All in all, you will not be disappointed and I would highly recommend the EERO MESH PRO 6.

    Nov 08, 2020 18:42
  • 9.4score
    TP-Link - Deco M9 Plus – AC2200 Smart Home Mesh WiFi System -(3-pack)
    Description

    Deco is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home. Enjoy fast and secure tri-band Wi-Fi no matter how many devices you have. Deco M9 Plus is much more than just a Wi-Fi system, able to act as a hub for all your smart home devices. Simply works with a variety of Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi devices. Three separate Wi-Fi bands deliver super-fast, stable connections to devices in every room of your home. More bandwidth is freed up with dedicated wireless links between Deco units. Say goodbye to lag with AC2200 WiFi system. Deco M9 Plus uses not only 5G_1(867Mbps) as wireless backhaul but also 5G_2(867Mbps) and 2.4G(400Mbps) as backhaul while traffic gets heavy, delivering speeds over 1000Mbps which is ideal for your gigabit fiber.

    8 Features
  • Whole Home Coverage: Deco M9 Plus (3-pack) uses a system of units to achieve seamless whole-home WiFi coverage up to 6,500 sq. ft. — eliminate weak signal areas once and for all!
  • Tri-Band Speeds: Reach speeds up to 2200 Mbps with the tri-band Deco M9 Plus.
  • TP-Link Mesh Technology: With advanced Deco Mesh Technology, units work together to form one unified whole-home network with the same network name. Deco automatically chooses the best connection for your device as you move throughout your home
  • Dynamic Backhaul: A dynamic backhaul up to 1.5 Gbps ensures you have fast, stable connections throughout your home.
  • Built-in Smart Hub: Deco M9 Plus acts as a hub for your wireless and smart home devices. Adjust settings and create interactions from one app.
  • Connect More Devices: Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free WiFi connection for over 100 devices.
  • TP-Link HomeCare: A free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare protects your family with personalized security features, including Parental Controls, built-in Antivirus and Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Easy Setup: Setup is easier than ever — The Deco app will walk you through setup step by step.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Tray, 10 out of 10
    Strong little tools

    Powerful little tool. I purchased these for my daycare facility to kill the dead spots. Not only did it do that it also allowed me the ability to cover most of my property, allowing me to install more wireless accessories such as cameras. Thanks, TP. Got to get a set for my house.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:07
  • Review by ArloProUser, 10 out of 10
    Works as advertised

    I bought these to replace my Netgear Night Hawk router and extender. It was easy to set up and works as advertised. I think I have better coverage then my old Netgear system and less trouble to use.

    Nov 20, 2021 03:19
  • Review by EarlofTX, 10 out of 10
    Awesome WiFi

    This is a great system. Everyone that visits our house comments on the seamless coverage throughout. No need to connect to a different extender etc. Very easy to install.

    Nov 17, 2021 18:45
  • Review by lordmonkey, 10 out of 10
    Easy and fast

    Easy and simple to install. Use their rj45 cable and watch your download speed go up. I went from 98 to 300 vis old wifi phone. Between 400to500 for wired.

    Nov 11, 2021 01:52
  • Review by Daveh, 10 out of 10
    WOW! I finally have reliable WiFi in my home

    I installed 7 of these in my home and they work like a charm.

    Nov 13, 2021 21:47
  • Review by FurryWooki, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    We love these Deco's so much. Really easy to setup and solid reliability.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Jasper, 10 out of 10
    Internet

    Works great I would recommend this to everyone. Thanks

    Sep 10, 2021 17:22
  • Review by thompy, 10 out of 10
    TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is a great wi-fi system

    TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is our favorite wireless system we use in all of our locations now. The Deco App works great , easy to install and update . No buffering on Spectrum 200 MB service at all. Many devices can be added for seamless w-ifi operation.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:05
  • 9.4score
    NETGEAR - AC1200 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
    Description

    Ensure a reliable internet connection with this NETGEAR two-in-one cable modem and router. Gigabit Ethernet ports and channel bonding provide fast internet speeds of up to 680 Mbps, while the simultaneous dual band minimizes Wi-Fi interference when connecting multiple devices. This NETGEAR two-in-one cable modem and router supports WPA and WPA2 security standards to safeguard your connection, and the support for Nighthawk app enables quick, simple setup.

    9 Features
  • Compatible with Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox: Required for fast Internet speed tiers, such as Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox data plans. Not compatible with cable bundled voice services.
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk app: Easily set up your cable modem router, and get more out of your Wi-Fi. Includes access from anywhere to manage your network away from home.
  • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports: Connect more wired devices for fast file transfers and uninterrupted connections.
  • DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem: Features 16 x 4 channel bonding for download speeds up to 680Mbps, backward compatible.
  • AC1200 dual-band Wi-Fi router: Provides up to 1.2 Gbps (300Mbps + 900Mbps) wireless speeds for fast data transfers.
  • Advanced security standard: Supports WPA2 with the quality Wi-Fi security protocol.
  • 128-bit AES encryption with PSK: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
  • SPI/NAT firewall: Advanced security ensures your private information stays private.
  • Wi-Fi 5 technology: Allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously without impacting the speed or reliability. Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 4 and earlier-generation devices.
  • 9.4score
    NETGEAR - Orbi Tri-Band AX4200 Mesh WiFi System with 32x8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem (2-Pack) - White
    Description

    Personalize your home or office network with this NETGEAR Orbi DOCSIS mesh Wi-Fi system. The NETGEAR Armor provides enhanced cybersecurity, while Wi-Fi 6 network technology connects a variety of devices simultaneously without compromising speed. This NETGEAR Orbi DOCSIS mesh Wi-Fi system features a built-in DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with up to 10 Gbps for quick file transfers and lag-free gaming.

    16 Features
  • Compatible with all major US cable service providers: Including Xfinity from Comcast, Cox, Spectrum and more.
  • Certified with AT&T and T-Mobile: Not compatible with Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi system: Powered by the mesh technology, it covers up to 5000 sq. ft. to ensure strong, reliable, and fast Wi-Fi in every corner of your home.
  • Built-in DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem: Up to 10x quicker download speeds comparing with the DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Features 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels. Fully backward-compatible with early DOCSIS standards.
  • Wireless-AX technology: Uses the MU-MIMO smart antenna design to deliver an improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • Up to 4200 Mbps data transfer rates: Get the ultimate experience for lag-free gaming and smooth streaming.
  • Tri-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz wireless frequencies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compliant): Ensure fast, efficient operation.
  • MU-MIMO: Improves the quality for each user trying to access the wireless network at the same time.
  • Beamforming technology: Broadcasts wireless data intended for a device in a way that's optimal for the device.
  • Comprehensive antivirus and data theft protection: NETGEAR Armor eliminates vulnerabilities so you can simply learn the status of your home network and devices anytime, anywhere.
  • NAT and SPI firewall: The advanced security ensures that your private information stays private.
  • Six Gigabit Ethernet ports: Enable wired connection of up to six computers. Four ports on cable modem router, two ports on satellite.
  • Easy setup with Orbi app: Adjust your Wi-Fi, customize your settings, and enjoy your new system in minutes.
  • Works with your PC, Mac, and mobile devices: For a proper fit.
  • Automatic firmware updates: You can get automatic Orbi software updates for new router features and Wi-Fi improvements.
  • Save on monthly rental fees: Allows saving up to $168 per year by eliminating monthly cable modem rental fees.*
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by EL305, 10 out of 10
    Netgear does it again!

    I have been a proud owner of the original Orbi (RBK50) since day one when it was first released a few years ago. It has served me very well during these years, and I was really weary of upgrading or changing to any other device.

    However, with WiFi6 already here, I finally bit the bullet and decided to upgrade to this Router/Modem/Satellite Orbi combo. Because my original experience with the RBK50 was a little rough (It was early in development, and it was a whole new technology) I was a little afraid that I was gonna have the same poor experience initially, but boy was I wrong.

    This Orbi system has been rock solid since day one, I have over 30 devices connected on my network at all times. TVs, Eufy Security Cameras, Android Tablets, iPads, Ooma VOIP system, Soundbars that connect to Wi-Fi, Smart lights, Smart Thermostats, Phones, and more. Everything has had a rock solid and stable connection 24/7.

    I can't be happier with the system so far. Of course not all is great. I had a really rough experience setting up the Orbi, The App would fail to connect to them. I had to do it on the computer, and then even in the computer I had trouble setting it up too.

    The Orbi web interface would not recognize my input, took me many tries till it finally went through. It turns out it doesn't like it if you just leave the options as they are during the first security questions in setup. You must pick and select several times and then type, leave spaces and delete and type again. I tried with Chrome, Edge and Firefox, all with the same issue.

    Another thing, don't do what I did, I called Comcast and activated the modem first, then went into the app and tried to configure. The app expect you to follow the wizard and activate the modem online (not calling Comcast) I think that's why the app had issues finishing the setup for me.

    Another thing, this Orbi system seems smaller in pictures than it is in real life. The main unit (Modem/Router) is actually like 2 inches bigger than the RBK50, and the satellite is actually the same height as my original Orbi. So keep that in mind too.

    Anyways, aside from that bad setup experience, the rest has been nothing but perfect with this Orbi System. I absolutely love it so far as much as I liked my original RBK50.

    Get it, you won't regret it!

    Mar 29, 2021 19:35
  • Review by Batt1eRatt1e, 10 out of 10
    Expensive, but worth it

    Just moved, and after having Spectrum for one month, the modem stopped working and was replaced by a technician who told me those modems aren’t the best. After that, I started researching to buy my own modem. Found out some modems use this Intel Puma chip which are causing issues, so make sure your modem doesn’t have that chip.

    After looking into a new modem and mesh set up, I found this all in one system from Netgear Orbi. This set up allows you to have a modem/router combo (or gateway as some call it) with one of the devices while the other is the satellite (think WiFi range extender but better). It made sense to buy this versus buying a modem and Orbi’s separate. Speed tests have run great and no more complaints from my kids about lagging and teleporting in their games. It was very easy to set it up through the Orbi app and a few minutes on the phone with Spectrum. The instructions and information like the MAC ID, serial, etc, are all easily found, they’ve made this dummy proof.

    This set up is future proof. Most people, like 99% of us, cannot take full advantage of the speed capabilities with this set up, so there’s no need to worry about having to upgrade this set up for a while. If you’re wondering the difference between the AX4200 and more expensive AX6000 model, the AX6000 does not have a modem/router combo version like this, so you’d need to buy a different modem. Also, the AX6000 simply allows for faster speeds that no one even has. There’s no justification to buy the AX6000 model and you can see YouTube videos comparing the two which will explain this.

    Yes, it’s expensive. But this is a clear case of you get what you pay for. The Orbi app is awesome too. You can tell what devices are connected to the main router or satellite, you can cut internet access off to any device, there’s a lot of info and features in the app. Stop fussing with that modem and router from your cable provider or that old set up from a few years ago and upgrade today!

    Jun 06, 2021 13:39
  • Review by Simmylak, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    I upgraded my out of date cable and separate router for my home office to the Netgear Orbi and am very pleased. The upgrade was excellent and very easy, the app makes the install process quick and I did have to call my ISP to register the new cable modem router combo but after that I was right back online. I give this 5 stars because the internet and wifi connection are great with very good range, no more slow internet or getting booted from websites and install was easy using the app by following the steps.

    Nov 17, 2021 09:17
  • Review by kishan, 8 out of 10
    Can't be used just as a wireless router

    Router is great and super fast. The setup though was rough. I had to hard reset the router like 3-4 times just to get it to work correctly. A few times it had me setup a password and security questions, but then wouldn't accept the answers. One thing to note, I thought I was going to use it for Spectrum but then it turned out I wanted to use it just as a wireless router (without the cable modem). It wouldn't let you so I ended up using this at another location.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:26
  • Review by Wifi, 10 out of 10
    Great product, Best Buy needs work

    Hands down this is the best modem router mesh combo on the market and it shows!

    My internet speeds are almost exactly what i pay for and i can go to my neighbors house 3 doors down and still have 3 bars of wifi.

    On the downside working with best buy to purchase this was a nightmare!

    May 28, 2021 19:47
  • Review by Luke, 10 out of 10
    Excelent Find!

    Much better than the useless modems provided by the ISPs. I can walk around my home now without dropping connection, and I can have many devices connected at one time without dropping speed. It's a little pricey, but I am glad I made the move. OH!! It's super easy to set up and get it to work right out of the box.

    Oct 20, 2021 10:40
  • Review by Andycab, 10 out of 10
    Wow

    This system is flawless, it came out of the box and took over our needs like ravenous beast genetically designed to please. It is a pricey unit, but it doesn’t leave you wanting more.

    Oct 19, 2021 08:49
  • Review by Asc2010, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use

    This modem has been great. The setup was super easy w the app and is working great with full coverage throughout the house. I’m so glad the sales rep recommended it.

    Oct 16, 2021 03:08
  • 9.4score
    eero - Pro Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3 eeros), 2nd Generation - White
    Description

    The eero Pro WiFi System (3-pack) comes with three eeros and is made for homes with 3-5+ bedrooms. Each eero is tri-band and uses TrueMesh technology to enable great WiFi performance and reliability no matter how many devices you use in your home. With two built-in Ethernet ports per eero, eero Pro WiFi Systems are customizable and flexible. Use them wirelessly or plug them directly into computers, gaming devices, and entertainment systems for even better performance. And with eero's app, you can set up your system in under 10 minutes, share your network with guests, and manage family screen time from anywhere.

    9 Features
  • Replace your router in under 10 minutes: The app guides you through setup and placement. eeros automatically connect to create a wireless mesh network.
  • World-class security: eero utilizes automatic software updates to keep customer networks protected against today's latest threats. You can rest assured knowing your system is always kept safe and secure without having to even lift a finger.
  • Entertainment-grade WiFi for the entire family: With its incredibly low latency and coverage, you can stream, game, work, and play from every corner of your home - and from the backyard, too. eero won't break a sweat.
  • Intelligent software: eero's TrueMesh consistently finds the best route for your network traffic, quickly switching paths to avoid any interference.
  • Stays new, gets better: Get regular and automatic software updates with new features, improved performance, and advanced security enhancements without doing a thing. eero can cover any home, no matter the size or layout.
  • Covers any home: Customize or expand your WiFi by adding as many eeros and eero Beacons as you need. eero can also use Ethernet wiring in any combination. That means eero can cover any home, no matter the size or layout.
  • Easy-to-use app: With the eero app you can check network status, connected devices, and run speed tests from the app dashboard.
  • Parental controls: Easily create profiles to set schedules and pause the internet on your kids devices. You can even pause the Internet with an Alexa command.
  • Designed for the home: eero and eero Beacon are compact and elegant, making them a perfect fit for your home. On the inside, eero is made with an uncompromising attention to detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Tekguy761, 10 out of 10
    This Mesh Router System is a BEAST!

    After extensive research, I went with this Mesh Router System. Less than 2 years earlier, I purchased a Linksys Velop, dual band mesh router system (2 nodes). I should be able to download 700mbps through xfinity. The day before I purchased my Eero pro system, I was only pulling down 70mbps (it was dying). Obtaining a DHCP lease from my Xbox and Ecobee was nearly impossible. I should have gotten a few more years out of it. I’ll never go Linksys again.

    The app on the eero system is MUCH better. The Linksys App was duplicating my devices. I can group my devices associated with my kids. I no longer need my Disney Circle to pause connectivity with my children. I think my only gripe is Eero wants me to pay for ad blocking, and spyware tracking. It just provides stats without any detail. I am on a month long trial at the moment. Not really worth it in my opinion (no justification for me to pay 2.99 a month). It is a bit pricey, but I had a hundred bucks in coupons from BB and NewEgg had it listed for 40 bucks cheaper. BB matched the price, so do some price comparisons before purchasing.

    My wife originally balked at the pricing. Now, she sings it’s praises. I can easily pull up my ring cams without the wait I had with my Linksys Velop. You won’t be disappointed with this system!!

    Jan 17, 2020 22:06
  • Review by KevinWalker, 10 out of 10
    Wifi issues fixed!!

    My son started complaining about being kicked off his Xbox One when playing online. Keep losing wifi or not enough speed. So I bought a high boost/high range router but couldn't get it to work. To that back and picked up this system. With this system it came with 3 boxes. I hard wired the 1st box to the router in the basement, put the second one on the main level, then the 3rd box is in my sons room and hard wired to his Xbox One. Since then he has had no issues. You can wire up to each box for internet or use the wifi.

    So now we use the comcast wifi for our home network and use the eero network for all of our phones, tablets, gaming & guest use.

    Highly recommend buying this system if your having wifi strength issues!

    Also you download an app in which you can monitor which devices are the most data etc. Can even do restrictions and turn off times for the little ones (devices) that want to play online all night!

    Jul 05, 2019 16:59
  • Review by AgentKen, 10 out of 10
    Best Mesh System

    The Eero system is by far the best wifi system on the market.

    Originally I had a Nighthawk and had to run ethernet cables through the attic to hard wire my gaming devices in other rooms. Had issues with it not doing well with Netflix, (even though I have 950mpbs with Spectrum) so I decided to upgrade my router.

    Then, I tried my first mesh system which was ORBI.

    With a mesh system, I realized I could get rid of all the ethernet cables that I had run in the attic, and just get a couple 8 ft Ethernet cables to run from each Orbi pod to the laptop or console.

    Orbi worked fine for a bit but then had an update and kept crashing/dropping during some important ranked games which upset myself and the other gamers in my home.

    Since I did my final upgrade to the Eero pro wifi system, I haven’t had an issue at all. The signal has been optimized and the connection hasn’t ever dropped (only during updates or system changes).

    I have recommended the Eero system to other friends and family, due to the fact that it hasn’t failed me during my whole experience and pretty much guarantees that if I have an issue (red light on the Eero pod) that it would be my internet provider and not the Eero equipment.

    Feb 21, 2020 00:10
  • Review by Bill, 10 out of 10
    A+++++ Product

    I live in an old 4700 sq. ft. house that has thick plaster and metal lathe behind all the walls so I got so tired of having multiple routers throughout my home and the struggle of trying to hide ethernet cords. I bought the eero pro, and subsequently one additional eero pro and one becon, and the internet works exceptionally well now! Awesome product, 100% recommend.

    Jan 12, 2019 01:48
  • Review by Scott, 10 out of 10
    Extreme Quality, plus Apple HomeKit!

    I replaced a Netgear nighthawk combo modem/router which worked pretty good for speed and coverage but would not reach into corners of garage to connect some smart switches/plugs. For a couple days, I had the eero system connected to the this original modem/router combo (and didn’t even shut down the two 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz WiFi signals from original and eero worked fine. Picked up an Arris Surfboard “modem only” with 3.1 docs for future faster speeds (currently we get 200MB download speed From Mediacom) and connected to the eero Pro wi-fi system. Works great.

    While this is an expensive system, the quality of the eero hardware is exceptional. Looks like a product you’d expect from Apple (iPhone, Mac, etc). We use apple HomeKit for home automation, so is pumped I’m the worst-if system ties into Apple HomeKit.

    The quality of the app that is used during set up is excellent. Very easy to set up and helps you optimize placement of each of the three Wi-Fi hardware units. I have one on each end of the house and one in the garage and the mesh system works flawlessly.

    It’s really great being able to quickly check your Internet and Wi-Fi output on a smart device. The “far away from original modem/router” smart switches and plugs that previously did not work, now work great.

    I highly recommend this system.

    Aug 04, 2020 13:25
  • Review by Klembuddy, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi system

    I purchased this WiFi mesh system because I was consistently losing WiFi connections with my smart devices and laptops. I have a 2000 square foot home 2 stories with over 80% of the home connected with Z-wave, Zigee, and WiFi smart switches and outlets and Amazon Alexas in each room. I have my WiFi system loaded. Since I purchased this item I have had consistent WiFi coverage throughout the upstairs and downstairs. The software if very easy to use even when I not at home. I can monitor connection and check internet speed which remains consistent. I got the Pro Mesh System so I have 3 units and each unit has 2 ethernet ports. I connected ethernet switches to the ports and I was able to expand the number to faster wired connections for some of the various wired bridges /hubs I have for some of my smart devices. This has allow me to place some of my bridges/hubs throughout my home so they can have closer connection to their appropriate device. This system works great and I am very happy with the result although the price was steep. I accomplished exactly what I wanted and my home now has consistent connection and excellent coverage. I highly recommend the investment.

    May 16, 2020 06:34
  • Review by TimC91607, 10 out of 10
    EERO

    Great new addition for my eero network. Needed an extra one for my pool house, pretty much plug and play and automatically connected to my existing eero network! Strongly recommend if you want to extend your network.

    Jun 26, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Rickycaraz, 10 out of 10
    The Best by Far eero

    This is the best mesh router system I’ve owned. I have purchase and returned more than 6 different brands and finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s called eero.

    Jan 08, 2021 17:54
  • 9.4score
    eero 6 AX1800 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Extender (1-pack, Add On Only)
    Description

    With the eero 6 extender, you can add up to 1,500 square feet of Wi-Fi 6 to your eero network in minutes. Boost your entertainment-grade wifi throughout your home, get automatic updates, and manage everything with the eero app.

    5 Features
  • Extend your eero wifi coverage: An eero 6 extender adds up to 1,500 sq. ft. of Wi-Fi 6 coverage to your existing eero mesh wifi system.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through adding an eero 6 extender and is backwards compatible with previous Wi-Fi generations.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero uses TrueMesh technology to intelligently route traffic and reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
  • Gets better over time: Automatic updates bring the latest and greatest in wifi while also keeping your network safe and secure.
  • Requires an eero network: eero 6 extenders require an existing eero network. You can add as many eero 6 extenders as you need to maximize coverage throughout your home.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by James, 8 out of 10
    Good product

    I've got signal where ive never had it before. The speeds not exactly where i want it to be but all in all a good product

    Jun 04, 2021 20:34
  • Review by 63Cobra, 10 out of 10
    EERO 6 EXTENDER

    This extender is connected to an Eero 6 Pro wifi router network in my house, single story, which is 1800 sq. ft in area. Setup is through the Eero app available for Android and Apple. The router and the extender are about 30 feet apart with 2 walls between. This network has improved use and access to two Ring outdoor cameras and one Ring Pro doorbell through the Ring app on an Android phone and an iPad. Minimum number of connected devices on my home network is 20. Eero rates the speed of the Extender at up to 500 Mbps.

    Note on the Eero Pro 6 wi-fi router: there are only 2 ethernet ports on the router. I use an 8 port ethernet unmanaged switch wired to the router in order to connect 3 to 4 other devices to the network via ethernet cable.

    Nov 15, 2020 06:29
  • Review by 3dvizwiz, 10 out of 10
    Easy as pie!

    I purchased this to go in my townhome to add to my primary Eero Pro 6 (along with a second Eero Pro 6 that I don't think I'll be needing, as this is very sufficient for my 2400 sq ft), and setting it up in the eero app on my iPhone worked perfectly! Since I think I won't be needing the second Pro 6, I easily renamed this extender to where I had planned to use the other, and everything worked as planned. I'm thrilled with the ease of setup, and their support folks are really excellent as well.

    Oct 22, 2021 12:18
  • Review by Khalil, 10 out of 10
    Just What I Needed

    I have internet through Wow and one of their plans include Eero products (an Eero Pro and Beacon). I have everything set up downstairs, but my media room is upstairs, and the connection just isn't strong enough up there. I bought this to add to the network and I haven't had any trouble since. Would definitely recommend.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Tweety, 10 out of 10
    Awesome WiFi Equipment!

    internet speed coming in from your modem, viewing devices on your network, updating firmware, etc. When it comes to performance on this WiFi 6 equipment, I expected really fast speeds, and while I did get good speeds, they were not as fast as I expected. I have a 200mbps connection with Spectrum and tested this equipment on an iPhone 12 that supports WiFi 6. When I first set up the Eero equipment, I was getting super fast speeds of 230mbps average download and 11.5mbps average upload on my iPhone 12 which was awesome!

    Sep 29, 2021 10:58
  • Review by RicoNYG87, 10 out of 10
    Amazing internet

    Makes my internet work in my house amazing. I run 3 tvs and 3 xbox 1's and a bunch of phones especially with guests. Laptops and ipads also and everything runs great. Very easy to use app and instructions.

    Nov 17, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Tiger150123, 10 out of 10
    Eero=solid performance and easy install

    Great coverage, setup with the app is so user friendly. Once you connect you can move the “router” around to find the best aesthetics and performance to keep the wife at bay :). Speed outperformed the Xfinity provided router.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:05
  • Review by POOKIE, 10 out of 10
    Must have

    I have added this into my erro pro wifi 6 system. I have a brick home with the main hub in the living room one in the office and one garage. The garage is 40is ft away past a double carport. Reason am says this is this hub is piggy back off the garage in a metal building another 50 ft from the garage hub. So when I was working in the shop I had no wifi. Now with this adding the hub into the shop I get around 100/10. Plenty to steam music and for the smart tv. Setup took less then five mins via the app. Highly recommended

    Mar 19, 2021 22:24
  • 9.4score
    TP-Link - Deco AC1200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3-Pack) - White
    Description

    Create a wide-ranging wireless network with this TP-Link Deco M4 Wi-Fi system. The three included units reduce weak signals, and the mesh technology supports up to 100 devices for unrestricted connectivity. This TP-Link Deco M4 Wi-Fi system is compatible with Alexa for convenient voice control, while the app-based setup lets you change settings away from home.

    8 Features
  • Compatible with 802.11ac: Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz frequency: Delivers a fast response when transferring files.
  • 16MB flash memory: Plus 128MB RAM promotes optimal performance.
  • MU-MIMO technology: MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
  • Beamforming technology: Get clearer coverage. Targeted Wi-Fi signals will stream directly to each device.
  • QoS (Quality of Service): Optimize your Wi-Fi. Maintain a strong connection during any task by prioritizing HD streaming, gaming and more.
  • Encryption: Includes WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK to keep your network secure.
  • Parental control: Lets you automatically block specific content on connected devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Excellent choice for 5k sq ft house

    These are rated at 5500 sq ft coverage. My home is a 4900 sq ft+ rambler and we are getting full coverage in every room and corner of the house. Using Xfinity 75MBPS and we don't have any gamers in the house but we do have a lot of devices and kids are always doing homework or streaming something and we have zero waiting, zero lag. Very happy with the TP LInk Deco mesh wifi. Set up took 2 tries for some reason and I had to reset each device before it would let me run the set up again but the second time everything went flawlessly so I didn't take any points away for that...technology isn't perfect and I might have made a mistake the first time. Eventually if they offer fiber where we live then I may need something with higher speeds, maybe? but this is very much up to the task for our situation right now. Would recommend to anyone who wants fast, reliable wifi.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:28
  • Review by rleeb6154, 10 out of 10
    Deco M4

    No more dead spots. They covet my 1900 sq. ft. perfectly. Highly recommend. Easy setup through mobile app.

    Jan 03, 2021 09:07
  • Review by technerdnurse, 10 out of 10
    Switch to a Mesh Network it’s Life Changing

    My apartment is longer than what a traditional router can support and when I had switched cable companies the installer mentioned mesh systems being better than buying just an extender. He was absolutely right, this mesh network is incredible, there are no dead zones in my apartment at all, I can see every device that is using WiFi on my network, and it was easy to install for an insanely low price compared to many of the other mesh networks out there.

    Feb 20, 2021 19:04
  • Review by DanaLW, 8 out of 10
    Good system, but Zoom...

    This is my second pack of 3. The first 3 did not quite reach all of the areas in my home that I needed wi-fi, so I bought a second pack. They integrated perfectly with the first set of three. The only drawback that I have with these is that they struggle with Zoom sometimes, giving me an unstable connection. I usually switch back to my AT&T router when I know I will be using Zoom, but that wi-fi doesn't have nearly the range of this mesh system. Overall, I am very satisfied.

    May 05, 2021 09:39
  • Review by TrickyRick, 10 out of 10
    Fixed my house's dead zones with Google Fiber

    I had just set up the Google Wifi equipment that they gave me, and had several dead zones in my house. I bought these and set them up and have had no problems since!

    Nov 06, 2021 09:37
  • Review by AppleTech, 8 out of 10
    Ended up returning

    Quality was OK but I decided to purchase routers from my internet supplier, so I returned this item.

    Nov 07, 2021 08:06
  • Review by Adams, 10 out of 10
    works well!

    works well without using an extender. Easy to set up and small and unobtrusive.

    Nov 20, 2021 06:46
  • Review by Haus, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic mesh system

    1 word-awesome! Super easy set up pretty sure my 6 yr old coulda done it :) previously could not get a signal to my master bedroom or basement. Now I run consistently in the 3-400 Meg range. I feel like I finally get what I pay for. I picked this is up for like 129 bucks-I feel like it’s priceless. Do yourself a favor and try this out for 129 even at full price of 179 it’s great deal. Plus they look kinda cool

    Dec 04, 2020 22:54
  • 9.4score
    NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender - White
    Description

    Important - This is an add-on productOrbi Whole Home WiFi Add-on Satellite delivers up to 3.0Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas add up to 2,500 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room.

    10 Features
  • Important - This is an add-on product: An existing Orbi router/system is required to use this product.
  • Whole Home WiFi Coverage: Orbi provides whole home WiFi coverage to prevent WiFi dead spots.
  • Latest technology for fast, reliable speeds: The dedicated WiFi backhaul ensures 4K HD streaming, gaming, and even browsing perform at fast speeds.
  • Single Network Name for easy setup: Enjoy the convenience of a single WiFi name for your whole home with a seamless connection as you move from room-to-room. One network name reduces confusion as you add more devices to your network.
  • Smart Parental Controls: Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls lets you easily manage content & time online on any device.
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for flexible connectivity: With a total of 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, you are able to easily create a direct connection with your home media center, game consoles, and home office devices.
  • Quick and Easy Setup with Orbi Mobile app: Use the Orbi app to setup whole home WiFi in minutes. The app enables you to share network credentials see connected device list, speed test, and more.
  • Performance with Style: Sleek, modern design with four high-gain internal antennas in the Orbi Router increases wireless range in hard-to-reach areas of your home.
  • Guest WiFi network: Provide internet access to friends and family without sharing your personal network password.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant: Use voice commands to control your home network.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 4KFan, 10 out of 10
    Orbi RBS50 AC3000 Satellite - Flawless Performer

    I purchased the RBS50 Add On satellite to go with the RBK50 system I already had to expand my coverage in the house. I bought this unit before installing the router and satellite because I wanted to bring them all up at the same time.

    The reason I needed the additional satellite is because I have two PC's that are fed off of Ethernet cables. One is my Son's upstairs directly above my office and the other in my office. Another reason I was looking for a new WiFi solution was my cancelling of Comcast's 150 MBPS download/6 MBPS upload internet service. I was able to replace it with AT&T's Gigapower fiber-optic internet service with 840 MBPS download and 880 MBPS upload through the AT&T modem.

    My previous router was the Netgear Nighthawk X6000 AC3200 router with a Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 Exrtender in my office and an old Linksys extender in my Son's room. My office and my Son's room are 50-60 feet away from the router passing through several walls. The performance metrics below will highlight why I began looking for better networking equipment.

    My PC: 150 MBPS download / 300 MBPS upload

    Son's PC: 60 MBPS down / 65 MBPS up

    iPad 15 feet from the router: 99 MBPS down / 100 MBPS up

    iPhone 6s same distance: Same results as above.

    Installed the Orbi system. The add on satellite synced flawlessly with the router as did the other satellite. A quick call to Netgear support got me past a sticking point associated with the Orbi app. I updated the satellite firmware, then the router firmware. I went to both PC's and measured the hoped for improvement. I was hoping to double my previous performance at a minimum. I was not prepared for the actual performance.

    My PC: 643 MBPS download / 740 MBPS upload

    Son's PC: 533 MBPS down / 640 MBPS up

    iPad 15 feet from the router: 500 MBPS down / 550 MBPS up

    iPhone 6s same distance: 375 MBPS down / 450 MBPS up

    The improvement in performance is 4 fold to 9 fold better than my previous Netgear equipment which is only 3 years old. I am astonished at the performance. I check the performance everytime I get on my PC and it is rock solid stable at the numbers above.

    The Orbi WiFi system is everything I thought it would be and THEN SOME. It is amazing technology and I can't wait to see what Netgear does for an encore!

    Jul 17, 2017 15:14
  • Review by Dre1, 10 out of 10
    Great expander for my current wi-fi system

    Effortless connection to the existing Orbi system.

    The satellite provides range beyond my expectations.

    Sep 29, 2017 16:31
  • Review by Tablerocked, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Product, RF Engineer Purchased

    I’ve been through a half dozen repeaters and “gaming” routers and none have provided the coverage, hand-offs, and load balancing for my 8,000 sq ft home as has this system. I purchased the 3 pack from Costco because it was much cheaper than anywhere else, and added this satellite to that network. I’ll likely add a 4th satellite to ensure 100% 5Ghz coverage, but aside from that, flawless. I’d love the software to be a bit more in depth in traffic and QOS per device.

    Mar 24, 2020 10:50
  • Review by giper4, 10 out of 10
    excellent performance slightly difficult set up

    This is my third Wi-Fi mesh system I have used, and the Orbi is excellent. What I like best about the Orbi is that it has fast performance and able to cover a large area because it has a dedicated 5 mHz band for back haul connection. Some mesh Wi-Fi systems and repeaters loss up to half the speed when using the extender or additional mesh unit. The dedicated channel for backhaul lets you experience faster speeds with your additional Orbi units. I have 50 up and 5 down cable internet. In my main room with the router and modem I can get speeds of up to 61 Mbps up and 6 Mbps down. In my living room I have an additional Orbi unit. I experience the exact same numbers. With my old systems my speed would be around 25 Mbps down and 2 Mbps Up. The Orbi I was able to have the exact same speeds 61 Mbps down and 6 Mbps up. I experienced the same numbers where I watch streaming down stairs with an iPad pro. No longer do I experience any buffering or lose of signal and clarity has been greatly improved. I set a third Orbi unit in my garage and here is where I love it. Speeds in my garage used to by 3 Mbps down and >1 Mbps up. With the Orbi I know have 40 Mbps down and 5 Mbps down. By my pool I could never have a signal and now my speeds are 30 Mbps down and 4 down. At the back of my property (3/4 of an acre about 120 feet from the main router and 100 feet from the 3rd Orbi unit) I have speeds of up to 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps down. I now have internet all over my house and yard. I have an older house with plaster and concrete drywall, with a tiled full shower so there is a lot of barriers in my house preventing a strong signal.

    Set up is through the website which can be slightly painful. I had to update the router and satellites and it took a while. I finally had to update them manually and it took several attempts to do this. There is an app, which shows you what is available and working, but it doesn’t really let you do much with the Orbi system.

    I did not noticing a downgrade in performance when walking around my yard and house as I traveled from satellite to satellite and router. I like how the units are more vertical which leaves more space for other items on desks and shelves.

    This is one of the better Wi-Fi mesh units out here if you are willing to upgrade the firmware and set up the system through your browser.

    Jan 08, 2017 11:23
  • Review by BOBK, 8 out of 10
    A good addition

    I have the Orbi 3000 mesh system which was dropping connecting . It comprised of a best and one extended . Putting in a 3 rd leg in the mesh improved performance- less disconnects etc.

    I would get geek squad coverage because Netgear charges for coverage after a short period.

    I have a nighthawk system in another system which is a stronger performer as its newer technology

    Mar 18, 2020 19:28
  • Review by MidasTouch3, 8 out of 10
    Exactly What We Needed

    We had purchased the system consisting of one router and two satellites, but we found we had an inconsistent signal throughout our house, especially in the bonus room upstairs. Another issue we found with the product was the use of circle by Disney. It’s a really cool concept and the app is intuitive, but I believe the firmware is buggy as does others. With circle enabled we would lose network connectivity several times a day! We disabled circle and added this unit upstairs and we have not had a single issue! Great product, very intuitive, just could use a little work.

    Feb 15, 2020 07:46
  • Review by GummiGumm, 10 out of 10
    Easy and powerful

    Very handy extension of the home internet. With more people in the household working/schooling from home, we bought this one to add to our existing Orbi setup, and works like a charm with no issues.

    Nov 07, 2020 11:14
  • Review by Queenfan, 10 out of 10
    Perfect!

    I have 3 of these in my house and mu internet reaches everywhere. The Orbing is nice looking and does a great job. Very unobtrusive and fairly compact. Love the contemporary design.

    Jul 18, 2020 00:58
  • 9.4score
    Nest Wifi - Mesh Router (AC2200) and 2 points with Google Assistant - 3 pack - Snow
    Description

    Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.* With up to 3800 sq. ft. of coverage, it automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe. And Nest Wifi points have a speaker with the Google Assistant for extra help around the house.

    8 Features
  • Scalable whole home Wi-Fi system.: Provides up to 3800 square feet of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Handles up to 200 connected devices, and fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.*
  • 2 port ethernet.: Built in 2 port ethernet available on the router.
  • Manage your family's Internet use.: Keep track of your family's screen time - pause the Internet on your kids' devices at bedtime or during homework hours.
  • Wi-Fi protected access.: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
  • Simple setup in a few steps.: Use the Google Home app to create your network and get online in minutes.** No matter how tech savvy you are.
  • Beamforming technology.: Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
  • Google Home app.: Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network.
  • Wireless-AC technology.: Features two wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and up to 2.2 Gbps data transfer speed for faster wireless performance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Google Nest Wifi - Better Range Within Minutes.

    If you are still using the wifi router provided to you by your internet service provider, chances are (unless you live in a very small house or apartment), that you are not completely happy with your wifi performance. Your signal can be strong in one room, and non-existent in the next. You may wish to sit “here”, but you can’t get a signal unless you move a few feet over “there”, where you don’t want to sit. You may have tried wifi repeaters or extenders in the past, but they basically just create a second network in your home with slow speeds and similar dead zones, forcing you to switch back and forth.

    Enter the Google Nest wifi router and “point” (what they call an extender). These small, semi/almost round devices that can fit in your hand create what’s called a “mesh” system where by connecting the Google router to your existing router, you can transfer the wifi functions to it, allowing it to send out stronger signals in both the 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz frequencies simultaneously. The “point(s)” (very slightly smaller than the router itself) are set in other areas of your home, picking up the signal from the main Google router, and boosting them even further. Nicer still, they do not create a separate network in the same way older models do, but instead, extend the one you have.

    If you buy a pair (one being the main router and the other the point device), you have three choices of colors, but the router is always white – the point comes in three colors… Mist (a very pale blueish color), Sand (which to me looks Pink), and Snow (white). For large homes, you can also get a router and two points sets. You need to install the appropriate Google Home app to set the system up, and instructions for doing so are simple and included in the app, which works on Apple devices and Android. Provided there are no unforeseen hiccups, you should be up and running within minutes. I know a couple of other people with these devices aside from myself, and one of them did not even need the extra access point – the Google router alone provided stronger and faster wifi than their older one did. One of them has a multi-level home and they did use the point on another level, which did boost speeds and reliability in that area. For myself, the router speed dropped off once it reached the other side of the single level ranch style house, but the overall STRENGTH of it was stronger than my older model… no dead spots.

    Side-note: Your access point should you decide to use it, also doubles as a Google Assistant device, where you can ask it a variety of questions, control lights, and more with the appropriate equipment.

    I do recommend this system, but there is one warning involved – if you have some types of security cameras, doorbells, and devices that ONLY run on a 2.4 ghz frequency, some people can have an issue where they won’t connect, or they won’t stay connected, to a mesh system like this because it transmits on both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz at the same time. They get confused it seems. Now, RING (doorbells, cameras, etc) tech support can walk you through how to get around this. If you are lucky (very lucky) you can get a tech at ARLO to do this, too. Your success will vary and you may have to make more than one call if you do run into this issue, so just be prepared knowing that you MIGHT have to do this to ensure all of your devices work with it. Waving a finger at these other device makers though, they need to get with it and update their devices to work on all wifi frequencies, and better be able to detect, connect to, and maintain connection to, mesh networks. It’s not always the router’s fault – many times it’s the device makers not keeping their devices updated, and one rep with one of these companies even admitted to me they are behind in catching up to working with mesh networks.

    My one big complaint about the router itself, and it is a big one as others have pointed out, is that the Google router only has one “out” ethernet port on the back for extra devices. That’s it. Camera systems like Arlo require you plug their own hub into one of these. Perhaps you have smart bulbs that come with a small hub as well that need a port, or home phone service, etc. In my opinion, there really is NO excuse for Google only putting one extra ethernet port on this device. Just be aware of this because if you have various things that you currently have plugged directly into your old modem, you may need extra equipment if you are going to use this one to replace it entirely – and the point device has NO ethernet ports. It’s for this reason I won’t give this 5 stars, and really, would drop it to 3 ½ if I could. Yeah – big booboo, Google.

    Otherwise, yes, it’s a reliable system for those willing to do the tech call work to perhaps get some of their devices to work with it. But you will most likely be rewarded with a stronger wifi signal over greater ranges.

    Dec 25, 2019 22:37
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Simplified WiFi to Boost Your Connected Home

    With internet usage and connected home devices increasing so much in your typical household, the need for high quality routers have become more common. I believe that the best form of achieving this is through a mesh router system and Google has really made an achievement with their new Google Nest Wifi Mesh System.

    PROS:

    - The design of the router and the point are very appealing. Everything is smooth, seamless, and its meant to be that way. Google did this on purpose to encourage users to have them out in the open as opposed to tucked away. The router will work much better being out in the open so it’s a good choice to make them beautiful!

    - Set-Up was very easy. As expected, Google makes everything feel so simplified and straight forward. It was a clean process and I was very pleased with the set up!

    - This package features a Router and a Point, which is very common for mesh systems. The Router plugs in directly to your modem so that it gets the hard wired internet source. Then the Point can be placed elsewhere in the house and it just requires power. The system works together flawlessly and really provides a strong boost of internet across multiple levels of your home. It is worth noting that the "Point" isn't as strong as the Router, which seems obvious, but I had no issues as the Point delivered much stronger internet than I previously had to an almost dead internet area of my home.

    - The Point makes up for its subtle lack in power, by doubling as a Google Nest Speaker as well and it sounds great! Once again, this encourages you to place it out in the open but the speaker sounds great, has all the same functionality as a Google Nest Mini, and even has a colorful ring to it.

    - Lastly, Google really makes this WiFi very easy to manage and just makes it feel so much more accessible than any other WiFi system I have used. By integrating this into your Google Home App and Google Assistants, there are plenty of perks you enjoy. This includes checking connection speeds, setting up Guest networks, see what devices are on it, prioritize which devices are more important for WiFi, and even turn off WiFi for devices aka devices your kids are using. I also really enjoy that you can use a Google Smart Display device to show what your speed tests are or display password information easily.

    CONS:

    - The biggest complaint I foresee people having is that the router only has 2 Ethernet ports. One being for the input and one being for output. Sure there are ways around this issue but it would be nicer to have more ports.

    - At the time of this review, you really need two apps to access every feature for these routers: The Google Home app and the Google WiFi app. Eventually, Google will merge these two apps into one but for the time being you will have to have two apps if you really want to utilize all the features - although this isn't necessary.

    - This mesh system does not support WiFi 6. It seems odd considering WiFi 6 is moving forward as the latest and greatest in home consumer WiFi, but Google opted against including it in this system.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - This system is an all-around win-win for home internet users. On one hand it can be simple and out of the way for you minimalists while providing easy controls when needed. On the other hand, it can be a welcomed addition to you heavy smart-home users by providing a well-integrated Mesh WiFi system that works so well with your other devices. Google knows how to make high quality products, with comfortable ease of use, at reasonable prices compared to what others offer - this Google Nest Mesh System is no exception and will keep you happy.

    Dec 11, 2019 11:35
  • Review by Romo0012, 10 out of 10
    Superb Wifi Speeds and Coverage

    I've had the Asus Ac 5300 for about 2 years. Great router for gaming, but doesn't cover the 5,000 sq ft that it advertises. Maybe it does, but my walls are insulated with foam and I was hardly getting a bar in my garage area (2900sq) to connect my 2 garage doors to wifi. I made a decision to buy another Asus router to mesh. I bought the AC 2900 and it really changed the game, but now I was about $500-600 invested. The routers didn't look attractive at all since we moved to a newer modern home so I invested in these tiny Google routers and boy are they a game changer. Now I don't worry about updates or any problems what so ever. I am very glad I finally made the move to this new system after many years with Asus. They are worth every penny and more! I highly recommend these to anyone that wants superior wifi coverage and speeds.

    Feb 11, 2020 20:47
  • Review by Navin, 10 out of 10
    Best Router I have ever used!

    Paired with Arris Surfboard 3.0 (also reviewed), the best wifi service I have ever experienced. I highly recommend this pair. I used to have cable company modem and could not have more than 3 devices connected at once without the frustration of lagging.

    With my Arris Surfboard and Google Nest pairing, I have had as much as 12 devices connected at the same time and no lagging. I am so happy I no longer have to constantly get stressed about my wifi signal like before ^_^

    I normally do not review products unless they blow my expectations away. This product with the Arris surfboard pairing did exactly that. Absolutely phenomenal!!!

    Feb 07, 2020 15:47
  • Review by MarkusKong, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Stylish and EFFECTIVE Mesh System

    Google - Nest Wifi AC2200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack)

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    Google’s Nest Wifi system has been a huge upgrade from my (fairly old) ASUS RT-N66U. One of the biggest differences has been going from a single-router to a mesh system with multiple access points to cover more square feet around my home. Initially I bought the 2-pack (Router and AP) but ended up expanding to another AP due to how satisfied I was with the product.

    Setting up the system is bar-none the easiest I’ve had to setup. Using Google Home’s app, it’s all automated and straight-forward as you go through the prompt. The only issue I had (which is definitely due to my laziness) is I shared the same SSID and PW with my current router and the new Nest...so of course I had issues getting it all paired up. But after I worked that out, the drop in was almost flawless.

    Speeds have been considerably faster on all of my WiFi devices (which I have quite a bit of) and I haven’t experienced any dropoff or inconsistent speeds since my installation. Arguably some of this could have been attributed to how WiFi signal dips as it goes through walls or other channels my neighbors are using...but nonetheless it has resolved a lot of what I was hoping it would fix.

    One personal gripe I have (which is a nonissue for most) is the hardline capabilities of the router itself. If hardline is required, you will have to get an unmanaged switch to fork the connections to allow for things such as ethernet runs or Powerline ethernet (which is how I hardline my computers in separate rooms). Unfortunately there’s only one output of ethernet on the back of the router, so some creativity might be involved with transitioning to this router.

    Onto the aesthetics, I don’t think there are many mesh systems that are as sleek and provide as much features as the Nest. Having a built-in Google Home essentially replaces the current Google Minis I have spread across rooms. Not just that, but the AP is pleasing on the eyes wherever they’re placed.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

    Each AP covers around 1600sq ft

    Dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz channels

    Built-in Google Assistant

    Ease of setup via Google Home App

    Lots of management options for the router (IE parental rules, or limiting bandwidth)

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    *****What's in the box*****

    Nest AC2200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router

    Nest AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point

    Ethernet Cable (6.5ft)

    Power Adapter (2x)

    Manual

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    Jan 21, 2020 15:37
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great wifi!

    Great wifi get solid coverage inside and outside the house. My approximate sq is 3700 and this covers everything my old router couldn’t. The built in app that you set this is is also great. I see everything on the network and what’s being used. This is a feature I use all the time tied to my kids iPads and Xbox in order to kill their internet for bedtime, dinner, lunch and other breaks. Has parental controls in it as well to help protect them from sites and I can do network and Speedtest that are built in to check wifi. Really great system and having the google home function built in to play music, answer questions or use it like an intercom and broadcast to the house is an awesome feature too! Btw they look really nice and are compact!

    Jun 07, 2020 10:02
  • Review by MovieMan, 10 out of 10
    Probably the best Google product I’ve ever bought.

    I wasn’t looking to buy a router but the salesman explained this item to me and I bought it. I have 47 devices on my home network and e always had problems with WiFi extenders. This lets all my devices work seamlessly I’m even able to hold my weekly zoom meetings in the back yard on the patio with blazing speed. I have X-Finity 200 mbs service and I am able to get full speed in the back yard.(241 mbs) It’s worth every penny!My point is near the back patio door.

    Sep 19, 2020 17:52
  • Review by zero325, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Upgrade

    As a longtime owner of the previous generation Google WIFI, I’m definitely impressed with this surprising update. Setup was a breeze and the results speak for themselves.

    The previously required Google WIFI app still has a place when needing advanced routing features like reservations, port forwarding, etc... However, it’s no longer a requirement. You can see critical information, manage family WIFI settings, see devices and retrieve passwords from within the Google Home app, along with all your other google smart home integrated products.

    With the 2 unit kit, one router and one access point, I was able to cover my entire home without issue. The documentation claims that 2 units can handle up to 3800 square feet – so no surprise my 2000 + backyard was no issue. Placement is key, so make sure take consideration when setting them up.

    The icing on the cake, at least for me, is that the access points are also Google Home Minis. What a great extra little feature for people like myself who have one in every room. I was able to place the access point in the back of the house and finally finish my full house audio setup.

    Dec 27, 2019 00:45
  • 9.2score
    Google - Nest Wifi - Mesh Router (AC2200) - Snow - Snow
    Description

    Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.¹ With up to 2200 sq. ft. of coverage, it automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe. And Nest Wifi points have a speaker with the Google Assistant for extra help around the house.

    7 Features
  • Scalable Wi-Fi router: Provides up to 2200 sq. ft. of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Handles up to 200 connected devices, and is fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.¹
  • Wireless-AC technology: Features two wireless bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, for faster wireless performance.
  • Up to 2.2 Gbps data transfer speed: Allows for fast, efficient operation.
  • Beamforming technology: Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
  • Wi-Fi protected access: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
  • Manage your family's Internet use: Keep track of your family's screen time. Pause the Internet on your kids' devices at bedtime or during homework hours.
  • Google Home app: Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechJunkie, 10 out of 10
    solid wifi, backward compatable

    So I took a long time to come around to trying agoogle Nest wifi but a tight budget forced my hand. I am pretty satisfied with the performance and with the ability it has to handle 4k streeming along side keeping my smartphone online and functioning. Just to give you an example I currently have 95 devices on my network I neverhavea slowdown when streaming music or 4k video. For the price range I think this is a great value. Oh and a huge + was that I was able to integrate my old Google WiFi with the Google NestWiFi I did not have to purchase additional access points witch was very nice.

    Apr 10, 2020 20:57
  • Review by JMRjosh, 10 out of 10
    Needed a mesh router and couldn’t be happier!

    I needed To get a mesh router for a new building i moved Into. I was Pulling 15mps and we were about to switch. The installer that came out recommended this router and I told them I would give it a try. I couldnt be happier with it! Easy is an understatement to use and now i am Pulling 900+ Mps out of the router!

    Jan 26, 2021 04:36
  • Review by arosero007, 10 out of 10
    Good value, though slightly expensive

    Gets the job done. Slightly expensive, but you get good convenience features.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:14
  • Review by CamP, 8 out of 10
    It's cool

    Working pretty great. I just don't like that you can't manually choose if you'd like to connect to 2.4ghz or 5ghz frequency. You just have to trust that it makes the best decision for your devices.

    Jan 28, 2021 12:26
  • Review by m0nkey, 10 out of 10
    Aesthetically Pleasing / High Performance Router!

    The Google Nest WIFI AC2200 Router was super easy to set up with the Google Home app. The Google Home app walks you through the installation process with ease. I did have an issue with it connecting to my WIFI smart outlets that run on 2.4GHz. I called up Google and they provided me a workaround to get them set up. (it will require a secondary phone with hotspot capabilities). I am paying for 200 Mbps internet and when I perform the speed test I hit 207 Mbps on Ookla's speedtest. On top of the performance and ease of setup, I put this router ontop of our floating TV console in our living room and it is aesthetically pleasing to look at. My GF did not like our old router with the antennas sticking out.

    1. Setup a secondary phone hotspot with the same SSID and password as you configured for your Google Nest WIFI Router

    2. Turn on secondary phone hotspot

    3. Connect your Phone to the secondary hotspot

    a. Ensure that you see the blue banner on secondary phone

    b. Ensure that you see the hotspot symbol on your phone

    4. Using the specific WIFI smart app, enter in the same SSID and password as in step 1

    5. Once you walk through the steps on the smart app and it successfully connects

    6. You can now turn off the hotspot and rename the secondary phone back to its original name

    7. On your phone now you can connect back to the Google Nest WIFI

    8. Verify controls to WIFI outlets while on the Google Nest WIFI

    This is to trick your WIFI outlets to thinking its connecting to a 2.4GHz router, this is because the Google Nest WIFI router does not have dedicated WIFI SSID's for 2.4GHz and 5Ghz. (Both channels are rolled up into one SSID)

    I hope this help others!

    Nov 19, 2019 22:47
  • Review by ROXBlak, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use

    Very easy for me to set this up.

    I like that it’s small in size, don’t get in the way.

    So far I had this for a few months and happy.

    Apr 23, 2021 19:49
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Setting up through Google Home app was a breeze. I don't think you really need the Google Wifi app anymore, since you can use the GH app for settings, etc..

    Better coverage and way faster than Google Wifi mesh system. I needed 2 pucks with the older mesh system and now I only need the Nest router hooked up to my modem to have strong, fast, reliable Wifi in every space of the house.

    Very pleased with my purchase!!

    Nov 04, 2019 16:42
  • Review by Drskyhawk, 10 out of 10
    Great router and works well as additional access p

    I purchased this router to wirelessly connect with Google Nest router connected to my modem. I wanted a hard wire connection to my work laptop in my office to give it the fastest connection. Prior to purchase my laptop connected to web wirelessly with Google Nest wireless point in my office. The connections speed was not awful, but I suspected it would be faster connected to be wired to Google Nest router. I was right, my speed doubled and ping dropped as well, anywhere from 8-15 Ms depending on the time of day. Set up is easy. You connect the 2nd router just like if u set up a wireless point. After it is set up I connected my Cat8 cable (5 ft) to my laptop. The initial set up of router took about 10 minutes, then another 5 to 10 minutes for the Ethernet connection to my laptop to to work at its full potential. Overall , I am happy with purchase and set up. I know there a couple other options out there with a little more flexibility or maybe slightly cheaper, but the low profile of the Google Nest appealed to me and my family.

    May 16, 2020 09:04
  • 9.2score
    Nest Wifi - Mesh Router (AC2200) and 1 point with Google Assistant - 2 pack - Snow
    Description

    Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.¹ With up to 3800 sq. ft. of coverage, it automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe. And Nest Wifi points have a speaker with the Google Assistant for extra help around the house.

    8 Features
  • Scalable whole home Wi-Fi system: Provides up to 3800 square feet of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Handles up to 200 connected devices, and fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.¹
  • Wireless-AC technology: Features two wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) for faster wireless performance.
  • Up to 2.2 Gbps data transfer speed: For fast, efficient operation.
  • Access point with built-in Google Assistant: Allows you control smart home devices, play music, manage your Wi-Fi network, and more, using your voice.²
  • Beamforming technology: Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
  • Wi-Fi protected access: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
  • Manage your family's Internet use: Keep track of your family's screen time - pause the Internet on your kids' devices at bedtime or during homework hours.
  • Google Home app: Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Google Nest Wifi - Better Range Within Minutes.

    If you are still using the wifi router provided to you by your internet service provider, chances are (unless you live in a very small house or apartment), that you are not completely happy with your wifi performance. Your signal can be strong in one room, and non-existent in the next. You may wish to sit “here”, but you can’t get a signal unless you move a few feet over “there”, where you don’t want to sit. You may have tried wifi repeaters or extenders in the past, but they basically just create a second network in your home with slow speeds and similar dead zones, forcing you to switch back and forth.

    Enter the Google Nest wifi router and “point” (what they call an extender). These small, semi/almost round devices that can fit in your hand create what’s called a “mesh” system where by connecting the Google router to your existing router, you can transfer the wifi functions to it, allowing it to send out stronger signals in both the 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz frequencies simultaneously. The “point(s)” (very slightly smaller than the router itself) are set in other areas of your home, picking up the signal from the main Google router, and boosting them even further. Nicer still, they do not create a separate network in the same way older models do, but instead, extend the one you have.

    If you buy a pair (one being the main router and the other the point device), you have three choices of colors, but the router is always white – the point comes in three colors… Mist (a very pale blueish color), Sand (which to me looks Pink), and Snow (white). For large homes, you can also get a router and two points sets. You need to install the appropriate Google Home app to set the system up, and instructions for doing so are simple and included in the app, which works on Apple devices and Android. Provided there are no unforeseen hiccups, you should be up and running within minutes. I know a couple of other people with these devices aside from myself, and one of them did not even need the extra access point – the Google router alone provided stronger and faster wifi than their older one did. One of them has a multi-level home and they did use the point on another level, which did boost speeds and reliability in that area. For myself, the router speed dropped off once it reached the other side of the single level ranch style house, but the overall STRENGTH of it was stronger than my older model… no dead spots.

    Side-note: Your access point should you decide to use it, also doubles as a Google Assistant device, where you can ask it a variety of questions, control lights, and more with the appropriate equipment.

    I do recommend this system, but there is one warning involved – if you have some types of security cameras, doorbells, and devices that ONLY run on a 2.4 ghz frequency, some people can have an issue where they won’t connect, or they won’t stay connected, to a mesh system like this because it transmits on both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz at the same time. They get confused it seems. Now, RING (doorbells, cameras, etc) tech support can walk you through how to get around this. If you are lucky (very lucky) you can get a tech at ARLO to do this, too. Your success will vary and you may have to make more than one call if you do run into this issue, so just be prepared knowing that you MIGHT have to do this to ensure all of your devices work with it. Waving a finger at these other device makers though, they need to get with it and update their devices to work on all wifi frequencies, and better be able to detect, connect to, and maintain connection to, mesh networks. It’s not always the router’s fault – many times it’s the device makers not keeping their devices updated, and one rep with one of these companies even admitted to me they are behind in catching up to working with mesh networks.

    My one big complaint about the router itself, and it is a big one as others have pointed out, is that the Google router only has one “out” ethernet port on the back for extra devices. That’s it. Camera systems like Arlo require you plug their own hub into one of these. Perhaps you have smart bulbs that come with a small hub as well that need a port, or home phone service, etc. In my opinion, there really is NO excuse for Google only putting one extra ethernet port on this device. Just be aware of this because if you have various things that you currently have plugged directly into your old modem, you may need extra equipment if you are going to use this one to replace it entirely – and the point device has NO ethernet ports. It’s for this reason I won’t give this 5 stars, and really, would drop it to 3 ½ if I could. Yeah – big booboo, Google.

    Otherwise, yes, it’s a reliable system for those willing to do the tech call work to perhaps get some of their devices to work with it. But you will most likely be rewarded with a stronger wifi signal over greater ranges.

    Dec 25, 2019 22:37
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Simplified WiFi to Boost Your Connected Home

    With internet usage and connected home devices increasing so much in your typical household, the need for high quality routers have become more common. I believe that the best form of achieving this is through a mesh router system and Google has really made an achievement with their new Google Nest Wifi Mesh System.

    PROS:

    - The design of the router and the point are very appealing. Everything is smooth, seamless, and its meant to be that way. Google did this on purpose to encourage users to have them out in the open as opposed to tucked away. The router will work much better being out in the open so it’s a good choice to make them beautiful!

    - Set-Up was very easy. As expected, Google makes everything feel so simplified and straight forward. It was a clean process and I was very pleased with the set up!

    - This package features a Router and a Point, which is very common for mesh systems. The Router plugs in directly to your modem so that it gets the hard wired internet source. Then the Point can be placed elsewhere in the house and it just requires power. The system works together flawlessly and really provides a strong boost of internet across multiple levels of your home. It is worth noting that the "Point" isn't as strong as the Router, which seems obvious, but I had no issues as the Point delivered much stronger internet than I previously had to an almost dead internet area of my home.

    - The Point makes up for its subtle lack in power, by doubling as a Google Nest Speaker as well and it sounds great! Once again, this encourages you to place it out in the open but the speaker sounds great, has all the same functionality as a Google Nest Mini, and even has a colorful ring to it.

    - Lastly, Google really makes this WiFi very easy to manage and just makes it feel so much more accessible than any other WiFi system I have used. By integrating this into your Google Home App and Google Assistants, there are plenty of perks you enjoy. This includes checking connection speeds, setting up Guest networks, see what devices are on it, prioritize which devices are more important for WiFi, and even turn off WiFi for devices aka devices your kids are using. I also really enjoy that you can use a Google Smart Display device to show what your speed tests are or display password information easily.

    CONS:

    - The biggest complaint I foresee people having is that the router only has 2 Ethernet ports. One being for the input and one being for output. Sure there are ways around this issue but it would be nicer to have more ports.

    - At the time of this review, you really need two apps to access every feature for these routers: The Google Home app and the Google WiFi app. Eventually, Google will merge these two apps into one but for the time being you will have to have two apps if you really want to utilize all the features - although this isn't necessary.

    - This mesh system does not support WiFi 6. It seems odd considering WiFi 6 is moving forward as the latest and greatest in home consumer WiFi, but Google opted against including it in this system.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - This system is an all-around win-win for home internet users. On one hand it can be simple and out of the way for you minimalists while providing easy controls when needed. On the other hand, it can be a welcomed addition to you heavy smart-home users by providing a well-integrated Mesh WiFi system that works so well with your other devices. Google knows how to make high quality products, with comfortable ease of use, at reasonable prices compared to what others offer - this Google Nest Mesh System is no exception and will keep you happy.

    Dec 11, 2019 11:35
  • Review by Romo0012, 10 out of 10
    Superb Wifi Speeds and Coverage

    I've had the Asus Ac 5300 for about 2 years. Great router for gaming, but doesn't cover the 5,000 sq ft that it advertises. Maybe it does, but my walls are insulated with foam and I was hardly getting a bar in my garage area (2900sq) to connect my 2 garage doors to wifi. I made a decision to buy another Asus router to mesh. I bought the AC 2900 and it really changed the game, but now I was about $500-600 invested. The routers didn't look attractive at all since we moved to a newer modern home so I invested in these tiny Google routers and boy are they a game changer. Now I don't worry about updates or any problems what so ever. I am very glad I finally made the move to this new system after many years with Asus. They are worth every penny and more! I highly recommend these to anyone that wants superior wifi coverage and speeds.

    Feb 11, 2020 20:47
  • Review by Navin, 10 out of 10
    Best Router I have ever used!

    Paired with Arris Surfboard 3.0 (also reviewed), the best wifi service I have ever experienced. I highly recommend this pair. I used to have cable company modem and could not have more than 3 devices connected at once without the frustration of lagging.

    With my Arris Surfboard and Google Nest pairing, I have had as much as 12 devices connected at the same time and no lagging. I am so happy I no longer have to constantly get stressed about my wifi signal like before ^_^

    I normally do not review products unless they blow my expectations away. This product with the Arris surfboard pairing did exactly that. Absolutely phenomenal!!!

    Feb 07, 2020 15:47
  • Review by MarkusKong, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Stylish and EFFECTIVE Mesh System

    Google - Nest Wifi AC2200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack)

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    Google’s Nest Wifi system has been a huge upgrade from my (fairly old) ASUS RT-N66U. One of the biggest differences has been going from a single-router to a mesh system with multiple access points to cover more square feet around my home. Initially I bought the 2-pack (Router and AP) but ended up expanding to another AP due to how satisfied I was with the product.

    Setting up the system is bar-none the easiest I’ve had to setup. Using Google Home’s app, it’s all automated and straight-forward as you go through the prompt. The only issue I had (which is definitely due to my laziness) is I shared the same SSID and PW with my current router and the new Nest...so of course I had issues getting it all paired up. But after I worked that out, the drop in was almost flawless.

    Speeds have been considerably faster on all of my WiFi devices (which I have quite a bit of) and I haven’t experienced any dropoff or inconsistent speeds since my installation. Arguably some of this could have been attributed to how WiFi signal dips as it goes through walls or other channels my neighbors are using...but nonetheless it has resolved a lot of what I was hoping it would fix.

    One personal gripe I have (which is a nonissue for most) is the hardline capabilities of the router itself. If hardline is required, you will have to get an unmanaged switch to fork the connections to allow for things such as ethernet runs or Powerline ethernet (which is how I hardline my computers in separate rooms). Unfortunately there’s only one output of ethernet on the back of the router, so some creativity might be involved with transitioning to this router.

    Onto the aesthetics, I don’t think there are many mesh systems that are as sleek and provide as much features as the Nest. Having a built-in Google Home essentially replaces the current Google Minis I have spread across rooms. Not just that, but the AP is pleasing on the eyes wherever they’re placed.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

    Each AP covers around 1600sq ft

    Dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz channels

    Built-in Google Assistant

    Ease of setup via Google Home App

    Lots of management options for the router (IE parental rules, or limiting bandwidth)

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    *****What's in the box*****

    Nest AC2200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router

    Nest AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point

    Ethernet Cable (6.5ft)

    Power Adapter (2x)

    Manual

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    Jan 21, 2020 15:37
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great wifi!

    Great wifi get solid coverage inside and outside the house. My approximate sq is 3700 and this covers everything my old router couldn’t. The built in app that you set this is is also great. I see everything on the network and what’s being used. This is a feature I use all the time tied to my kids iPads and Xbox in order to kill their internet for bedtime, dinner, lunch and other breaks. Has parental controls in it as well to help protect them from sites and I can do network and Speedtest that are built in to check wifi. Really great system and having the google home function built in to play music, answer questions or use it like an intercom and broadcast to the house is an awesome feature too! Btw they look really nice and are compact!

    Jun 07, 2020 10:02
  • Review by MovieMan, 10 out of 10
    Probably the best Google product I’ve ever bought.

    I wasn’t looking to buy a router but the salesman explained this item to me and I bought it. I have 47 devices on my home network and e always had problems with WiFi extenders. This lets all my devices work seamlessly I’m even able to hold my weekly zoom meetings in the back yard on the patio with blazing speed. I have X-Finity 200 mbs service and I am able to get full speed in the back yard.(241 mbs) It’s worth every penny!My point is near the back patio door.

    Sep 19, 2020 17:52
  • Review by zero325, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Upgrade

    As a longtime owner of the previous generation Google WIFI, I’m definitely impressed with this surprising update. Setup was a breeze and the results speak for themselves.

    The previously required Google WIFI app still has a place when needing advanced routing features like reservations, port forwarding, etc... However, it’s no longer a requirement. You can see critical information, manage family WIFI settings, see devices and retrieve passwords from within the Google Home app, along with all your other google smart home integrated products.

    With the 2 unit kit, one router and one access point, I was able to cover my entire home without issue. The documentation claims that 2 units can handle up to 3800 square feet – so no surprise my 2000 + backyard was no issue. Placement is key, so make sure take consideration when setting them up.

    The icing on the cake, at least for me, is that the access points are also Google Home Minis. What a great extra little feature for people like myself who have one in every room. I was able to place the access point in the back of the house and finally finish my full house audio setup.

    Dec 27, 2019 00:45
  • 9.2score
    NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - White
    Description

    Orbi Whole Home WiFi System delivers up to 3.0Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas for up to 5,000 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room. Circle Smart Parental Controls runs on Orbi Routers for a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Provide internet access to guests without sharing your personal network password. Orbi is ready right out of the box and compatible with your ISP. Just use the Orbi app to get started with better WiFi, everywhere in minutes.

    12 Features
  • Supports high definition video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, WebEx, FaceTime, and more): Whether you work from home or want to connect with your friends and family you can video conference with crystal clear audio and video from anywhere in your home.
  • Whole Home WiFi Coverage: Orbi provides whole home WiFi coverage to prevent WiFi dead spots.
  • Latest technology for fast, reliable speeds: The dedicated WiFi backhaul ensures 4K HD streaming, gaming, and even browsing perform at fast speeds.
  • Single Network Name for easy setup: Enjoy the convenience of a single WiFi name for your whole home with a seamless connection as you move from room-to-room.
  • NETGEAR Armor: Built-in anti-virus and data theft protection for all of your smartphones and computers. Protects your connected home from internet threats. Free trial included. Covers unlimited devices.
  • Smart Parental Controls: Circle Smart Parental Controls lets you easily manage content & time online on any device.
  • 7 Gigabit Ethernet ports for flexible connectivity: With a total of 7 Gigabit Ethernet ports, you are able to easily create a direct connection with your home media center, game consoles, and home office devices.
  • Quick and Easy Setup with Orbi Mobile app: Use the Orbi app to setup whole home WiFi in minutes. The app enables you to share network credentials see connected device list, speed test, and more.
  • Performance with Style: Sleek, modern design with four high-gain internal antennas in the Orbi Router increases wireless range in hard-to-reach areas of your home.
  • Guest WiFi network: Provide internet access to friends and family without sharing your personal network password.
  • Ready Right Out of the Box: Compatible with your internet service provider (ISP). Just connect to your modem to create high-speed WiFi for your whole home.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant: Use voice commands to control your home network.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CraigB, 8 out of 10
    Solid entry into home mesh WiFi

    Pros

    Sleek design with built in antennas allows better flexibility of placement

    Pre-paired making setup easier

    Excellent speed between router and satellite even at a distance

    Separate antenna just for communication between router and satellite

    Standard design makes administration easy if you are familiar with other routers

    Management of all units is done through a single interface

    Can be set up as either a standard router or as just the access point

    Reliable. Has not required manual restarts

    Cons

    Initial page load time seems slower than expected

    Speed drops significantly with distance

    Light ring should have more use as most of the time it is off

    Odd authentication errors and brief loss of internet occurs on connected devices

    Startup takes a very long time making you unsure if the devices have paired

    Color ring only shows status color for a very short time making it easy to miss

    2.4GHz and 5GHz network cannot be named independently

    Admin interface can be slow

    Parental controls and advance features have not progressed in Netgear products

    No way to mount on wall

    Uses default password that is the same on all which could mean people leave their unit exposed

    Firmware has no auto update option

    The Netgear Orbi is a type of product that, while not new to the business world, is just becoming popular in the consumer world. Although it is not the first to bring mesh WiFi into the home, it is nice to see Netgear enter the space. Mesh WiFi can be complicated. One of the nice things about Orbi is the units can pre-paired meaning you don’t have to do anything except place them where you think is best and plug them in. The router and satellite will display a color on the ring on the top to indicate if you are within range although it would be better if the color was displayed longer if there is a problem. In fact, the color ring almost seems like an under-utilized artistic element. It would be nice if there were a way to keep the color ring on or use it for other purposes. The overall look of these devices is not like your standard network equipment. It is designed to look more appealing and sleek so you can place them where your WiFi will work best instead of where you are least likely to see it. Most people wouldn’t have a problem placing it on a counter in plain sight to get optimal signal.

    These units come with three internal antennas with one for 2.4GHz, one for 5GhZ, and the other for communication between units. In most cases it says 2 units could handle up to a 4,000sqft house. Although this is true you might find speeds drop off quickly with distance due to the antenna design. The good thing is, if needed, more satellites can be purchased and added to the setup to improve coverage. Speed between the router and satellites, when you have a green signal ring, is very good. I would say even tolerant of unusual obstacles without affecting performance. In my house, I needed to put the satellite in a particular place between some of my WiFi products that require a very close WiFi to work properly. In order to do this, I had to place the Orbi satellite in a place that usually causes other WiFi setups to barely be able to connect due to poor placement. In the case of Orbi, the satellite has a strong signal back to the router and I still was able to utilize all 400mbps of my internet. It would appear that, at least in regards to the third antenna, the design is solid.

    Using WiFi was generally good, but a quick drop-off in link speed was observed at distance. I have noticed that even though speed tests come up with max speed and low ping times it just seems like the first page of every website takes just a second or two longer than in the past. Almost as if the processor is a bit on the slow side compared to my old gaming WiFi router.

    These units are not without flaws. The 2.4GHz and 5GHz names cannot be specified separately. This might cause your Apple devices get to get a little confused. I can’t confirm seamless roaming between units worked but it seemed I always had a strong signal, even though it wasn’t always the fastest. I did have two regular odd occurrences. At odd times all my devices will say there is no internet, even though I am connected to WiFi. By the time I log in Orbi to find out, everything seems to be working fine. I only experience this when using the Orbi WiFi. The other thing I have experienced is some devices, particularly those with Android, will at random say there is a problem authenticating and lose internet. Tapping the name of the WiFi corrects it but I have to do this quite frequently and as with the dropout issue, this only happens when accessing via WiFi on the Orbi. I am not sure if it is the devices or Android at this point but it is quite odd.

    Administration is fairly standard using the tried and true integrated website setup that many routers have. The layout is standard Netgear so no surprises here. It has all the regular items and adds a small section in regards to managing the satellites. Otherwise it seems Netgear has not really pushed the boundaries of new interface design here with improved parental controls or even more granular features. If Netgear did nothing else, I wish they would add an automatic firmware upgrade option. In these times, considering how easily routers that are not up to date are being compromised, it seems like an oversight to depend on home consumers to manually update their own firmware. That said, if you have been happy with older Netgear administrative interfaces this won’t disappoint. In that respect, my main criticism is that the interface feels too slow for how basic it is.

    Overall, the Netgear Orbi is a solid home mesh WiFi offering that sticks with nearly the same Netgear formula that those who use Netgear will know well. There is nothing jarring or groundbreaking here and, even with my large number of cons, none were significant enough to warranty saying these units are anything but a solid offering if you want to move into the world of home mesh WiFi the Netgear way.

    Oct 11, 2016 12:48
  • Review by Nate34, 10 out of 10
    Great connection, speeds, coverage, and looks

    Starting off the packaging is done very well. All the items are well protected without going overboard. Everything is separated and protected to prevent any scuffs, etc.

    The set up was easy, but took awhile though. A piece of advice. Follow the instructions well. Dont go ahead and connect all your devices before going through the set up. When I tried that I couldnt complete the set up. Heres what I did that worked.

    1) Plug in the Router Orbi, Turn on, then connect the Ethernet form your modem in. Wait for the Light ring to turn white.

    2) Find the location you want to put the Orbi Satellite, then plug it and power on.

    3) The Satellites light ring will also turn white, then Magenta while the the 2 should automatically try to sync with each other. If they do the ring on the Satellite with turn solid blue then off.

    4) If it turns Amber they are too far apart, so move them closer

    5) If the Satellite does not turn solid blue then you will need to manually sync them by pressing the sync buttons on both.

    6) It took awhile, but eventually the light turned solid blue then off. They are now connected so you can move on.

    7) Now you are ready to log on to the Orbi's set up page and go through the web based set up.

    Once I had it all set up I was very surprised at the speeds I was getting from my Wired and Wireless connections. My internet max speeds are set at 150 MBPS, but I was actually able to get 180 MBPS downloads when wired, and the same speeds with my Galaxy S7 connected wirelessly. This was literally over 100 MBPS faster than my other router. And even more important was the connection strength. In my room about 30 feet away from the router I use to drop to 1 -2 bars on my Galaxy S7, but with the Orbi I had a full 4 bars and amazing speeds.

    And we have a lot of devices that rely on that wireless connection and now have no dead spots, and all the speeds for all devices are great. No more Netflix buffering, or low resolution when streaming. Another thing I didnt know at first was that this only has one SSID to choose from. No more switching from 2.4ghz to 5ghz depending on where you are in the house. It automatically chooses the best and strongest connection each time.

    So in summary this is a must for anyone that wants great speeds, simple set up, fast wired speeds, and full wireless coverage throughout your house or office. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

    Sep 20, 2016 06:06
  • Review by xKing, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic WiFi Coverage!

    I've installed this set (Router + Satellite) and walked around the house with my tablet running speed test - I could not find a spot where my internet speed would be under 350 Mbit/s anywhere!

    WiFi signal strength is perfect thru the whole house, back yard, front yard - everywhere, so if you having wifi coverage problems - this set will solve most of them!

    Overall setup is extremely easy - connect to the modem with the included Ethernet cable, power on the router, power on the satellite, connect to the WiFi. Initial setup could be done via the router's web interface or a Netgear Genie mobile app.

    Satellite uses a separate backhaul network to communicate with the main router wirelessly (unlike a regular WiFi Range Extender) so your regular WiFi bandwidth is not reduced by the satellite presence. Backhaul network shows that it's operating at 1733Mbit/s even with the router and satellite being on a different levels at the opposite corners of my house.That internal link network does not show up on the clients WiFi network list and appears to be encrypted, password can be re-generated on the router for extra security. Satellite itself does not need any separate setup, but it will receive it's own IP address and it does have it's own simple web interface.

    Router configuration is pretty basic - built in DHCP server, NAT, port forwarding and port triggering. Parental controls present as well, allowing you to setup a list of the restricted web sites (or keywords found in the site names) and services.

    WiFi can be scheduled to turn on and off automatically as well. MAC address filtering is supported, WiFi authentication methods are limited to WPA and WPA2, this set does not support WPA2-Enterprise authentication (aka Radius server authentication).

    List of the attached devices will show device MAC, IP address, device name and connection type - wired or wireless, but no band or speed is available thru the web interface (speed and signal strength information is available via the Genie app).

    Built it logging is real good - router will create a log entry for all connection attempts, parental control violations and other security events and e-mail you the logs on the pre-defined schedule (when full, hourly or daily). There is no syslog support.

    Other supported features include: dynamic DNS support, basic IPv6, QoS, UPnP. Remote management (via Internet) is possible if configured.

    This set could be configured as a pure Access Point as well, if you already have a router which you prefer to use and just need a WiFi, all internal router features will be disabled in the Access Point mode. Unfortunately it's not possible to hardwire the satellite to the router, the only supported communication mode is via a dedicated wireless backhaul.

    Guest network is not yet supported, but I've heard that it's going to be available by the end of the 2016.

    Physically - router and the satellite look identical, and their physical dimensions allow to conceal them easily, for example I have my satellite between the couch and a wall - it fits perfect and is out of the way. Neither Router nor Satellite have any blinking lights during the normal operation, the only light is a power LED on the back. Router has 3 1Gbit/s LAN ports and Satellite has 4, both have USB 2.0 ports but they don't seem to be active right now, they probably will be with the future software updates.

    Overall: great WiFi coverage even with just the router itself, satellite doubles it. You'll say "good buy" to the "spotty" coverage, however router software features are pretty basic - it lacks Radius support, VPN, USB ports are not yet active.

    Sep 21, 2016 11:06
  • Review by Txstatesal, 10 out of 10
    Zooming Speed downloads

    So aesthetically this duo is cute and not at all an eye sore. Compared to other routers i've had that have antennas that stick out this is a pretty set that almost looks like a art piece on my side table and by my tv in the living room.

    Now regarding the features, it was as quick to set up as the box describes. I definitely agree it's plug and play after you go through the short set up process of your network. On day one I had to test the speed and it was 400 Mbps! I mean I just got my other router a couple of months ago and this one outshines it easily. This one says it covers 4000 square feet so that's cool. What's neat also for those of us who can't diagnose a problem is that if the router or it's satellite are having an issue they glow a certain color to tell you whether it is connected a solid white which goes away after it confirms connection or it glows red.

    Perfect fit for a person in college who just wants no hassle or for a parent who wants to be able to plug it in and now worry about a whole bunch of sets.

    My one down fall is that there isn't an iOS application to manage my connection from my phone but i'm sure that will come later. Definitely worth the buy.

    Sep 19, 2016 20:46
  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    Expansive Wi-Fi Coverage!

    I'll be honest. I was not expecting much from this product. At this day and age when every major technology/electronics manufacturer (and third party for that matter) is promising you blazing fast Wi-Fi speeds, glorious Wi-Fi coverage, and no Wi-Fi drops, with their router systems it's rather easy to see that this is simply marketing at its best. However, once in a while, a product comes a long that pleasantly surprises you. This was one of those products.

    First and foremost, the setup for this Wi-Fi system was extremely easy. It comes with two devices. Each device is either labeled as "Router" or "Satellite". You simply connect the router to your internet provider's modem and wait for the LED on the Orbi router to turn solid white. Then you simply place the satellite device in the center of your home to a wall outlet and you're done. Once the LED on the Orbi satellite turns a solid white and then turns off it's connected. There is no additional setup required. The network name and password is labeled on the router. Of course for you advanced users, you can modify the settings to your liking.

    Now for the performance. I know what you're thinking. This is just a fancy router with an extender that acts like an access point. Wrong. The router shares a dedicated channel with the satellite device and takes on a non-traditional approach. I was pretty blown away to say the least. Netgear claims that this device is suitable for users that have a large home up to 4000 square feet. I will be giving you my honest opinion testing it in my home of 1800 square feet. My home typically has dead spots at each end at the home. Especially at the two furthest bathrooms. I deliberately streamed media on multiple devices while testing in the bathrooms with the doors closed and I was very impressed. Blazing fast speeds and very consistent. I also had full signal bars. Typically with my internet service provider's gateway I would struggle to retain 2 bars and the signal would be very inconsistent and drop off. With Orbi,i being in these two bathrooms rivals the experience of being in the living room next to the router. The coverage was THAT good.

    I tested over the course of a couple of weeks streaming things like netflix, youtube, etc in different rooms of the house and not a single hiccup. I asked my girlfriend about her experience and she also stated she noticed an improvement in the speed and range. So far Orbi has delivered on what it's intended purpose is; to provide coverage in areas that are typically dead spots in your home. For those of you who have larger homes or who need coverage in the garage or upstairs do yourself a favor and try this product. If it doesn't work for you, return it.

    The user interface was very simple and intuitive. However, there were several advanced features available like port forwarding, packet prioritization, Router/AP mode, and even an ability to create static routes!! I'm geeking out but the ability to create static routes is not something typically seen in residential grade routers. I also downloaded the recommended iOS/Android app "Netgear Genie" and I was able to see who's connected to network, make changes to the router remotely, and I loved the traffic meter which gave me an overview of data consumption to determine which device is consuming the most bandwidth!

    Finally, the design of the product is very interesting. It definitely feels like it's top notch quality, however, most might not like the fact that it looks like a vase of some sort. I see why netgear went this route as this is likely a product that will sit somewhere in the middle of your home so they trend to make something that was easy on the eyes and that blends into it's environment without looking loud with sharp accents. However, I would have at least liked to see an option for a black unit but I won't dock it a star for that.

    Overall, I have to say I am VERY surprised by this product. The design initially did not impress me and I felt that this is was just another router that over-promised and under-delivered. In my experience, I had solid speeds and consistency with NO deadzones in my house. If you currently suffer from deadspots or are trying to get Wi-Fi access in something like a basement, attic, garage, distant room give this a shot and it may save you money from having to install another modem in another location of your house which would mean paying more service fees to your provider that extra modem.

    Sep 25, 2016 06:57
  • Review by Kelby, 10 out of 10
    Simple Setup, Modern Look, Fast, Great Coverage

    Everything about the Netgear Orbi system is well designed, even the packaging. In the box, you get the Orbi Router, Orbi Satellite, a 2m Ethernet cable, two 12V/3.5A power adapters, and a quick start guide. These items are organized and appealingly presented in the box. Orbi is one of the best looking WiFi systems I have seen. Our family has always tried to hide previous internet routers because they can be an eyesore with their large size and antennas sticking out. However, the Orbi is pleasing to the eye, so we no longer mind having a visible router. I like the modern, stylish look and the small size.

    Setting up the Orbi system was quick and easy. I was surprised by how basic the quick start guide was and, based on past experiences with different routers, I was not convinced that it would actually be that simple, but it was! Within minutes after placing the router and satellite in the desired location, plugging in the power adapters, and downloading the mobile app that assists with setup, I was connected to the internet. The simple, customer-friendly setup is a fantastic feature of the Netgear Orbi.

    The range that this Orbi WiFi system can reach is very impressive. The combination of the router and satellite is not only capable of covering up to a 4000 sq ft home but also providing a strong signal and high speeds wherever you may be in your home. We do not have a large enough home to truly test this to its limits, but I have been impressed with the speed and reliability, especially in the areas of my home that I use to get a weak signal and slower speeds. In addition, Orbi uses Tri-band WiFi, so max speeds can be delivered to many devices at once. Since our home has a variety of wireless devices connected to the internet, such as gaming systems or Blu-ray players, the Tri-band really helps keep our network fast and reliable.

    I am very impressed with the Netgear Orbi, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their home WiFi system.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:42
  • Review by kc2dc, 10 out of 10
    Great for large home

    One year review. After trying some other options such as router extenders etc, this finally did the trick with my large home. I hard wired one of them and placed it in the center of a 3 story home and put the other one on the top floor. Every since I have installed these, I have had zero problems with wifi and I have a loaded "smart home". I also think they look nice.

    Dec 04, 2019 23:46
  • Review by MarkusKong, 10 out of 10
    Orbi, you're my hero

    Outside of the box:

    - High Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System

    - Covers up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi Signals

    - Creates dedicated wireless connection to internet using Tri-Band WiFi delivering maximum speeds no matter how many devices connect

    - Just plug in. With simple setup from your mobile device, your secure WiFi network is ready in just minutes

    Whats in the Box?

    - 1 Orbi Router (RBR50)

    - 1 Orbi Satellite (RBS50)

    - 1 2m Ethernet Cable

    - 2 12v/3.5A Power Adapters

    - Quick Start Guide

    Requirements to have Orbi work?

    - High Speed Internet Connection

    - Connect to existing modem or gateway

    Physical Dimensions

    - 6.7 x 3.1 x 8.89in (170.3 x 78.9 x 225.8mm) each

    - Weight 1.96lb (890.5g) each

    Technical Specifications:

    - AC3000 (1733 + 866 +400 mbps)

    - Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi

    * IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz - 256 QAM Support

    * IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz - 256 QAM Support

    - Memory: 4GB Flash and 510 MB RAM

    - 6 High-Performance Antennas with High-Powered Amplifiers

    - Implicit/Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz Bands

    - MU-MIMO Capable for Simultaneous Data Streaming on Multiple Devices

    - 4 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Ports

    * 1 WAN & 3 LAN for Router

    * 4 LAN for Satellite

    - 1 USB 2.0 Port

    - 24/7 Technical Support (90-day Complimentary Technical Support)

    Testing/Setup/Speeds:

    - Packaging is BEAUTIFUL!, extremely slick

    - Unit came with a little bit of random dust or something on it. So if you have OCD like I do, this may be an "issue" for you

    - Material of the units feels very nice, smooth, and guess what... NO FINGER PRINTS!

    - Nicely labeled for "Router" and "Satellite" so you know which one to use, even if its your first time setting up any router

    - Construction and build quality is nice. Finish is amazing. Product looks stunning. The only issue I had with the build quality is the "sturdiness" of it. What I mean is the base kinda doesn't sit solid on top of where you're placing it. Meaning, it wobbles. So if you have any children or pets around, be careful where you put it because the unit kinds rocks back and forth if moved. I wouldn't recommend putting it anywhere high

    - Manual included is easy to follow and is clear

    - Included Ethernet cable is flat, thin, and flexible; awesome

    - AC adapter build quality feels a little cheap (as far as the base goes) but the wire/cord is nice. But honestly... WHO CARES!

    - Current speeds WITHOUT Orbi:

    *PC Direct Ethernet - 66.32 down, 4.33 up, 13ms ping

    *iPhone 6 Plus in bedroom - 2 of 3 bars signal, 48.62 down, 4.37 up, 16ms ping

    *Android tablet in bedroom - 1 of 3 bars signal, 12.98 down, 4.79 up, 15ms ping

    *PC WiFi connection in bedroom - 2 of 3 bars signal, 66.29 down, 4.37 up, 13ms ping

    *iPhone 6 Plus in bathroom (further) - 1 of 3 bars signal, 25.60 down, 4.73 up, 17ms ping

    *Android tablet in bathroom (further) - 1 of 3 bars signal, 12.30 down, 4.75 up, 14ms ping

    - Post speeds after installing Orbi:

    *PC Direct Ethernet - 66.34 down, 5.80 up, 12ms ping

    *iPhone 6 Plus in bedroom - 3 of 3 bars signal, 65.90 down, 5.71 up, 40ms ping

    *Android tablet in bedroom - 3 of 3 bars signal, 66.16 down, 6.04 up, 14ms ping

    *PC WiFi connection in bedroom - 3 of 3 bars signal, 64.53 down, 5.79 up, 16ms ping

    *iPhone 6 Plus in bathroom (further) - 3 of 3 bars signal, 65.94 down, 6.05 up, 37ms ping

    *Android tablet in bathroom (further) - 3 of 3 bars signal, 65.74 down, 6.04 up, 14ms ping

    Conclusion:

    WOW! Ladies and gentlemen, this ORBI is amazing. By the test results, it improved the strength/connection, extended my WiFi to wherever I needed it, and boosted my upload speeds. Ethernet connection (direct), same but that's a given. The unit is supposed to deliver what it promised which is better "coverage" and stable speeds across all devices; and it did. Another thing to note even though it wasn't on my test, typically when I go downstairs to the garage where my car is parked; on my old setup I didn't get a good connection. With the ORBI, guess what? FULL BARS, FULL SPEEDS, and STABLE. Setup was a breeze, even for beginners. The device looks very nice in any modern home, apartment, condo, etc. Having guest come over and want to use your WiFi? NO PROBLEM. The Orbi will handle everyone's necessities. All I can say is, I am very pleased with that Netgear released. The only gripes I have about the unit itself is the way the base sits. So if you're planning on buying this bad boy/girl, make sure you find somewhere to put it where it won't fall off somewhere high and break as it hits the ground. The other gripe I have is the customer service 90 day ordeal... Not quite sure how that works cause I typically don't call in but does this mean you only get complementary 90 day support then that's it? You have to pay? Hopefully you would never need to call since this thing is a beast and the build quality is great.

    Sep 19, 2016 21:01
  • 9.2score
    eero 6 AX1800 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (3-pack)
    Description

    eero 6 is the new standard for home wifi. The 3-pack Wi-Fi 6 system offers speeds up to 500 Mbps and coverage up to 5,000 square feet—so you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.

    5 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Dual-band with coverage up to 5,000 sq. ft. and speeds up to 500 Mbps.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero’s mesh wifi technology adapts to your space—so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference across your home.
  • Supports 75+ devices: eero 6 uses the power of Wi-Fi 6 to increase the capacity—and efficiency—of your network.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through set up and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
  • Connect to Alexa: eero 6 doubles as a Zigbee smart home hub, making it easy to connect and control compatible devices on your network with Alexa.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Liam, 10 out of 10
    Awesome WiFi Equipment!

    Let me start by saying that before installing this system, I had the previous generation of less expensive Eero equipment, sometimes referred to as the Eero cupcakes. I have also set up and used a variety of mesh WiFi systems and home WiFi equipment from several different well-known brands. Several of the systems I have used in the past have had issues with connections dropping and reliability, which was really frustrating.

    Out of all the different WiFi systems I have used, I have to say that so far Eero is my favorite. I don’t think Eero is the fastest system out there, but what has impressed me the most with Eero is its reliability. Unlike several other systems I have dealt with, Eero has been very solid and extremely reliable. There were a few cases with my previous Eero system where my signal dropped off very briefly when I was walking between WiFi points on a FaceTime call, but other than that, both my previous Eero system and this one have been rock solid and the most reliable WiFi equipment I have used yet. Speed is nice, but even more important to me is reliability. I feel confident in saying that Eero is very reliable.

    When it comes to my experience with this particular system, there are a few things to note that are different than the previous generation Eero cupcakes. With this set, only the main WiFi point has ethernet ports. The previous version had ethernet ports on all of the WiFi points. Additionally, there are a few features missing from this system that were on the previous version. Under Eero labs, it appears that the Optimize for Conferencing and Gaming feature is currently missing. Additionally, it does not appear that HomeKit is supported on these devices right now. I do think that Eero is working on both of these and will add them in future firmware updates, but just be advised that these features are not available at the time of my writing this review.

    When it comes to setup, it really couldn’t get any easier. Eero is super easy to set up, even if you aren’t tech savvy, the Eero app makes it so easy and straightforward and steps you through everything you need to do to get your equipment set up. From my experience, the app works well and serves its purpose. It has a nice design and allows for some important capabilities like checking the internet speed coming in from your modem, viewing devices on your network, updating firmware, etc.

    When it comes to performance on this WiFi 6 equipment, I expected really fast speeds, and while I did get good speeds, they were not as fast as I expected. I have a 200mbps connection with Spectrum and tested this equipment on an iPhone 12 that supports WiFi 6. When I first set up the Eero equipment, I was getting super fast speeds of 230mbps average download and 11.5mbps average upload on my iPhone 12 which was awesome! But, as time has progressed, I have noticed a degradation in speeds since then.

    I installed an initial firmware update when first setting up my equipment, and then a second firmware update was installed automatically a day or two later. I’m not sure if the second update led to lower speeds, but my speeds aren’t as fast as they were initially. Out of 7 tests recently, I was getting an average of 155mbps download and 10mbps upload. I did test the speed from my modem by running a speed test on the Eero app, and was able to confirm that around the time of my testing, the Eero was getting an incoming download speed of 234mbps and upload of 12mbps. Eero has stated that sometimes it can take a week or so for your equipment to familiarize itself with nearby WiFi signals so it can optimize and select the best transmission settings and wifi channels for your location. So, it may take some time of using the equipment to achieve the best possible speeds. Additionally, there could be some initial firmware issues on this equipment that Eero will resolve in future updates.

    While the download and upload speeds could be a little better on my equipment, I have been using my network extensively and have been streaming live tv, watching YouTube and Netflix videos, conferencing online, etc and this equipment has done great! Videos load fast and I haven’t had any issues with losing connections or buffering or anything like that. Rather than just running speed tests and rating equipment based on that, I think the best test of how good equipment is is to see how well it actually performs during everyday use. I can definitely say that this has performed very well during my day to day use! I have had issues with several other WiFi systems in the past where I would lose my connection to the internet randomly and unexpectedly, or video conferencing was unreliable, but I have not had those issues with Eero. Also, considering my connection speed, an average of 155mbps download is still close to my advertised speeds and is plenty fast!

    I’m not sure how this equipment would perform if you have a gigabit internet connection, but I would expect that it definitely wouldn’t get those full speeds, so that is something to keep in mind depending on what type of internet you have. If you have a really fast gigabit connection and want to get the best speeds possible, it would definitely be a good idea to consider the Eero Pro 6 or another system that can get the highest possible WiFi 6 speeds. It wouldn't surprise me if Eero improves the speeds on this new equipment with future firmware updates.

    Overall, this is a great system! If you are looking for equipment that performs well, is very reliable, and is very easy to set up, I would strongly recommend this system! So far, I am very satisfied with this Eero WiFi 6 system and will definitely be recommending it to others!

    Nov 12, 2020 02:08
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Simple setup; reliable signal, decent range

    The eero 6 is our first pre-packaged multi-node mesh Wi-Fi system. Previously, we had used an AiMesh system in our 3-story home consisting of a host router at the top floor and a child node two floors down because the signal was weak on the lower floors and the child node needed to be fairly close to our smart lock on the back door, but the signal from the child node was relatively weak and wasn't always reliable. The child node was also somewhat troublesome to set up and expensive which is why we never bothered buying a third node to boost the signal on the second floor. With the eero 6, since it came with two extenders in addition to the main router, we were able to place one on each floor, and now the signal inside the house is pretty uniform no matter what room we're in.

    The mobile app is required for setup, and after signing up for an account and logging in, getting the main eero hub and extenders up and running took only about 15 minutes. All the nodes use USB-C powered and come with the same power brick with integrated USB-C cable. The app gives you a few tips on where to place them and will even tell you if you've found an optimal location. Since we made the network name the same as what we'd been using previously, all our 30+ devices automatically connected to the new Wi-Fi system, while choosing the node with the best signal. Some devices even switched to using WPA3 encryption, even though our previous router didn't support that. Since the eero 6 is dual-band there is a 5 GHz signal and 2.4 GHz signal, but both use the same network name. Our devices didn't seem to have any trouble determining which band to connect to. There's even an optional 'band steering' setting in the app that attempts to automatically connect devices to the faster 5 GHz network, if they are capable. We also activated the guest network for visitors. The guest network has a 'share' option that will send a text to your guests with the login credentials or you can display a QR code on your phone's screen that someone can simply scan with their phone to join the network.

    I do have to say I like the low-profile and minimalist look of the eero router and access points, with the clean, glossy white plastic exterior and gentle curves. There aren't any antennas sticking up from the units and the single status LED on the front can be disabled (great when it's in a bedroom and you need complete darkness to sleep!). In fact, you can't even tell the difference between the router and extenders unless you take a look at the back. The main router has two ethernet ports while the extenders have none. One of those ethernet ports will be connected to your modem that brings your internet signal into the home. The other can be used for wired access to the network. That's probably the biggest drawback, is that you're limited to connecting one wired device to the network at a time, unless you get an ethernet hub or add an additional access point with ethernet ports. As it is, we have our printer connected to the router as a wired device and all our other devices are operating wirelessly without issue.

    Our broadband service level is 250 Mbps through our cable provider and since the eero 6 supports up to 500 Mbps, we still have plenty of breathing room if we want to upgrade our internet speed in the future. Interestingly enough, the app measured our fastest download speed at just under 300 Mbps at consistent intervals. Where it didn't perform as well as our old router (with 4 antennas) is in sheer distance from the nodes. While we were able to maintain good signal in and around the house, the signal dropped off significantly in the backyard, since we live on top of a hill and the yard is 10-15 feet lower than our ground floor. At the limit of our property, approximately 100 feet from the house the Wi-Fi signal was non-existent, whereas with our previous router we were able to receive some signal, though speeds were slower.

    I found the Amazon/Alexa integration interesting, as eero is an Amazon-owned brand. Linking my account was as simple as logging in and this gave me instant access to the eero via voice commands to do things like turn off Wi-Fi for specific devices or a group of devices organized under a user profile in the app. I could see this being useful for folks with kids: you could simply ask Alexa to turn off Wi-Fi for all of a child's devices at dinnertime, for example. You can even have Alexa ask eero to find phones connected to the network, and it'll call them. The eero 6 also has a built-in Zigbee hub and that'll allow you to sync up your compatible Zigbee devices without having to use a separate hub. I'm all about reducing complexity and the number of devices around the home when possible. While none of our smart home devices currently use Zigbee (all are direct Wi-Fi connections), it's nice to have this option available to use at no additional cost for future additions. If you have more complex network setup needs, the app allows for some advanced options like UPnP and port forwarding. We don't use those features, so I can't go into more detail about how well they work. For most average users, this system will be plug-and-play.

    Overall, I've been pretty impressed with the eero 6. The ease and speed of setup was as advertised and the network just works. We haven't had any issues regarding network stability or signal loss inside the home. With the exception of the signal range outside the home and the lack of ethernet expansion options, this mesh network was a great fit for our needs.

    Nov 24, 2020 20:36
  • Review by jose, 10 out of 10
    so far so good 5 stars.

    i been searching for extender my wifi signal i have the crazy idea to buy a lan splitter and a 100 feet ethernet cable to connect a second wifi router and keep the spectrum modem wifi to but i was thinking wow is gonna be a mess all that work sending a cable thru my 2nd floor room thru the window and everyone it's gonna see that cable behind the house. but i decide to go to the store and i specialist help me to make my decision, i have in my mind expend more money thru a $99 dollars ac netgear router, 100 feet cable alan splitter box, and this guy told me this is what you looking for instead all that mess. i have it in my home and works great so i try it and i need to admit it this eero device works flawless i have 5 security cameras, 6 smart tv's my 3 kids has 3 tablets 3 cellphones i have my laptop my daughter has a laptop to i have 4 smartswitches 2 alexa speakers a genie smart garage door bulbs smarts and this little 3 guys make that job like no effort no lags no buffering my cameras going better quality picture and stop recording sometimes now my cameras record every motion. if i was you i give a try you will not regret. great product and looks great the design i love them. i forgot to mention you can see in the app everything. how much internet spend every device you can block any device without interrupting any other devices if you mad with the kids you can block their devices without desconect the whole system. that's a feature makes this eero different then the others ones i heard complaint in reviews cause the have different internet companies i have spectrum and works great. alexa perform great with every device with no issues. most people have a low budget and i understand like me too but i decide to spend a little bit more and the sacrifice was success and i don't paid $10 bucks a month for a router. ;)

    Jul 18, 2021 12:19
  • Review by Thomas, 10 out of 10
    Great System! Replaced my Nighthawk AC1900.

    Installed this system in my 2100 sqft house with 500 sq ft basement. Replaced Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router + DST extender

    Super easy installation, took me about 15 mins to setup the entire house.

    Here are the results:

    I installed the main router in my living room which was the biggest deadspot in our house.

    Old Netgear Eero 6

    Living Room 30MB/s 600MB/s

    Office 283MB/s 270MB/s

    Master Bedroom 40MB/s 210MB/s

    Bedroom 1 145MB/s 157MB/s

    Bedroom 2 170MB/s 162MB/s

    Basement 237MB/s 268MB/s

    Nov 22, 2020 11:08
  • Review by Androidaholic, 8 out of 10
    Very Simple and effective Mesh WIFI!

    I have experience with several mesh WIFI systems and the Eero is very easy to set up and worked flawlessly for me. I commend them on their app software. I also like that it has a built-in smart hub since I plan on adding smart devices to my network. The Eero is made to work with Alexa which makes it very easy to set up by linking your Amazon account during setup on the app which is great for people that are already owners of Alexa devices and in the Amazon system. So far the Eero system seems very reliable to me it stays connected well has smooth handoffs between eero's and lets you know during setup if your Eero placements are adequate which is very helpful for setting up a good network. It says for Networks up to 500Mbps but I was able to get over 500 on a newer laptop with AX wireless in the same room. We live in a 4000SF single-story house and it does not have any problem covering it as well as providing WIFI outside the house. I was able to get 65 down on my phone about 25ft away from the Eero on that end of the house and 16.1 further out in the yard connected to that same Eero. I also got 17.2 in the very back bedroom which probably 50ft away and through 3 walls from the main router in my office also with my phone. I set them up toward the other end of the house since we do not use the back bedroom and I wanted WIFI in the driveway and out in the yard on that end of the house. It would be beneficial to add another Eero to that back bedroom to get a stronger signal and WIFI around that end of the house in the yard at better speeds. If you are in a 4000-5000 SF home I would use 4 especially if it is a one-story home on a big lot. Overall, I am impressed by the eero system and would definitely recommend it especially for those that are not so Tech Savy for it's very straight forward and easy setup. However, with its built-in smart hub and Zigbee compatibility, it is also good for advanced users or those wanting to learn and get into setting up their homes with smart devices. It is nice to see a company offer good hardware and good software in their app which offers features such as a built-in speed test and the ability to see which Eero you are connected to and what other devices are connected to each Eero you have as well. For a 2 channel system, this Eero system is very competitive and it will give you good speeds as long as you space the Eero's well and are not too far away from them. I would like to see a little better range out of them, however. For that, I guess it is either add another eero or get the 3 channel Eero6 system. For the price of this 2-channel if that is what your budget is though I would say you can't go wrong and you could always expand by adding Eero's to improve your system!

    Nov 15, 2020 03:14
  • Review by Gary, 10 out of 10
    Love, Love, Love

    We absolutely LOVE them. No more slow internet, anywhere in our 2400 sq ft house. These things have so many features, we can’t even begin to use it all. We wish we would have known about this system long ago. And our sales person was wonderful

    Oct 22, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Winger81, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Wi-Fi Upgrade

    I installed the eero AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi system to replace an older mesh-style Wi-Fi setup. The configuration I chose included one "base" router and two satellite "extenders."

    Pros:

    - Amazingly simple setup - online in less than ten minutes

    - Terrifically strong speeds, nearing close to the internet speed I pay for (200mbps) - see pictures

    - Outstanding range even outside my home

    - Great app - easy to use, simple to understand

    - Latest home Wi-Fi security standards: WPA3 and Private Address capabilities

    - Sleek 'easy on the eyes' design

    - Easy backwards compatibility with older devices running less secure connections on 2.4ghz networks

    - Seamless integration with other Amazon products

    - Incredibly simple to expand if needed

    Cons - I only have one!

    - The only problem I've run in to with this particular configuration of the eero system is highly specific to my home's set up and may not be a problem for the majority of users. This configuration includes one base router and two satellite extenders. Only the base router includes a hardwired ethernet port which I need for VoIP service. Locating the router close enough to the VoIP system AND where the internet comes in to my house was impossible so I had to run a very long ethernet cable under the floor and up through the wall. This could *easily* be solved by changing the configuration or purchasing an expansion device.

    The Verdict:

    This was an awesome upgrade. I pay for 200mbps internet from my fiber internet company and was able to achieve close to those speeds all through my 2,800 sq. ft. three floor home. The range is truly incredible - I was able to get signal and reasonable fast speeds even outside of my home, approximately 50-60 feet from the eero extender inside. I would strongly recommend eero for anyone looking to really upgrade their home Wi-Fi, especially from a single router system or an older mesh-like system. This was a terrific upgrade.

    Nov 10, 2020 15:25
  • Review by garygary, 10 out of 10
    Amazing wifi with great speed!

    Summary: Great router, easy to setup, blazing-fast speeds!

    This router is amazing. First, the setup was amazingly easy. All I had to do was download the app, plug the router in to the power and the modem, connect it with the app, and boom. Then I was able to give the network a name and password, and I was able to connect to it instantly. The access points were also very easy to setup: you just plug them into an outlet, connect it with the app, and the connection reaches much farther.

    And the connection speed is great. The connection has been 5 bars all the time and it's never dropped connection. Also, this works great for Virtual Desktop on my oculus quest.

    Mar 12, 2021 00:19
  • 9.2score
    eero - AC Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3-Pack) - White
    Description

    Improve your home network with this three-pack of eero Wi-Fi routers. Powerful dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity provides up to 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage, and TrueMesh technology helps minimize buffering and congestion. These eero Wi-Fi routers are easy to install and include a convenient app that walks you through setup and makes managing your network simple.

    6 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi system: Powered by TrueMesh technology, covers up to 5000 sq. ft. to eliminate any dead spots, buffering movies, and games dropping offline.
  • Wireless-AC technology: Uses the MU-MIMO smart antenna design to deliver an improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant): Ensure fast, efficient operation.
  • MU-MIMO: Improves the quality for each user trying to access the wireless network at the same time.
  • Beamforming technology: Broadcasts wireless data intended for a device in way that's optimal for the device.
  • NAT firewall, VPN pass-through, and static IP capability: Advanced security ensures that your private information stays private.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    superfast

    We have a 4,500 sqft house and had a gigabyte internet for about six months but never got anywhere close to that speed even right next to the router and barely over 50mgb in the upstairs bedroom. I tried multiple Netgear routers with multiple extenders and got better speed but super unreliable ( it would drop multiple times a day ) and their customer service was absolutely atrocious. I decided to give eero a try and behold fast and reliable internet. I had some trouble on the first day, with the eero in my office disconnecting but i called customer service and they answered right away and got it fixed in 20 minutes. Since then we have not had a single issue with connection issues. We have around 20 electronics connect to the eero not included our ring security system, cameras, and doorbell, as well as multiple smart lights and alexas throughout the house. With no issues at all. This system is incredible and the app is smooth, and this is coming from a software engineer. Overall a great system that is expandable. Definitely recommend giving this a try. (the photo is speed test taken outside by my mailbox, as far from the router as possible)

    Jan 10, 2020 16:26
  • Review by Cloud9Dude, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi System - Easy Custom Setup!

    I researched this purchase for months and considered every option, of which there are plenty. I finally decided on this Eero system and I am so happy I did. Setup was fast and EASY; the phone app is awesome and takes you through it in no time. It’s like you have an Eero technician right there at your side, walking you through the setup and placement of a custom mesh WiFi system for your home. I haven’t had to do anything since that first day I set it up almost a month ago. I’ve forgotten about it and I’ve never seen a signal less than max, even in my basement or outside. I paired it with an ARRIS Surfboard (SB6190) modem and it works great. The whole system is super fast with great throughput; never any lagging, even with streaming video. It was a good value too.

    Feb 09, 2020 06:30
  • Review by WIFiexplosion, 10 out of 10
    WiFie changing

    Our home was built in the 70’s, with a lot of concrete block and a good size addition. After talking to Vegas, the extremely helpful sales guy at our local BB, he recommended this system. He said it would change your world. He was correct. I did testing of our system prior and after we installed it and I couldn’t believe the difference.

    Jun 25, 2021 20:17
  • Review by Bucfanman, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi fix

    I had a very expensive netgear router that wouldn’t cover my whole home. But these little guys fix that problem.

    Dec 06, 2019 16:42
  • Review by NoreeninNY, 10 out of 10
    Simple Solution to our Internet Issue

    We have an older home and the computer upstairs was not connecting all the time. We set up an in-home consultation. In 10 days the tech was there to install and we've had no issues since.

    Sep 04, 2020 17:28
  • Review by DANIELSOLOBOY, 10 out of 10
    Love the eero

    Glad to have got the eero awesome device great to watch movies at home thanks eero=}

    Aug 21, 2020 21:44
  • Review by Minus2trill, 10 out of 10
    Works exactly as stated

    Works exactly as expected. No more blindspots, strong connection, small and hidden, and the convince of controlling my whole network from my phone

    Apr 16, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Lolowahine, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    This router is with every penny, I wanted something inexpensive and well decided to invest in this and it’s easy to set up and worth every penny.

    Apr 02, 2021 16:30
  • 9.2score
    eero - AC Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 Router - White
    Description

    Get a more reliable network with this eero Wi-Fi router. The included app makes setting up and managing your network easy, and the cross-compatible hardware easily integrates with existing systems. Featuring integrated TrueMesh technology, this eero Wi-Fi router manages network traffic efficiently to minimize buffering and dropouts and avoid congestion.

    6 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi system: Powered by TrueMesh technology to eliminate any dead spots, buffering movies, and games dropping offline.
  • Wireless-AC technology: Utilizes the MU-MIMO smart antenna design to deliver improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wireless frequencies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant): Offer fast, efficient operation.
  • MU-MIMO: Improves the quality for each user trying to access the wireless network at the same time.
  • Beamforming technology: Broadcasts wireless data intended for a device in the optimal way.
  • NAT firewall, VPN pass-through, and static IP capability: Advanced security ensures your personal information stays private.
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  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    superfast

    We have a 4,500 sqft house and had a gigabyte internet for about six months but never got anywhere close to that speed even right next to the router and barely over 50mgb in the upstairs bedroom. I tried multiple Netgear routers with multiple extenders and got better speed but super unreliable ( it would drop multiple times a day ) and their customer service was absolutely atrocious. I decided to give eero a try and behold fast and reliable internet. I had some trouble on the first day, with the eero in my office disconnecting but i called customer service and they answered right away and got it fixed in 20 minutes. Since then we have not had a single issue with connection issues. We have around 20 electronics connect to the eero not included our ring security system, cameras, and doorbell, as well as multiple smart lights and alexas throughout the house. With no issues at all. This system is incredible and the app is smooth, and this is coming from a software engineer. Overall a great system that is expandable. Definitely recommend giving this a try. (the photo is speed test taken outside by my mailbox, as far from the router as possible)

    Jan 10, 2020 16:26
  • Review by Cloud9Dude, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi System - Easy Custom Setup!

    I researched this purchase for months and considered every option, of which there are plenty. I finally decided on this Eero system and I am so happy I did. Setup was fast and EASY; the phone app is awesome and takes you through it in no time. It’s like you have an Eero technician right there at your side, walking you through the setup and placement of a custom mesh WiFi system for your home. I haven’t had to do anything since that first day I set it up almost a month ago. I’ve forgotten about it and I’ve never seen a signal less than max, even in my basement or outside. I paired it with an ARRIS Surfboard (SB6190) modem and it works great. The whole system is super fast with great throughput; never any lagging, even with streaming video. It was a good value too.

    Feb 09, 2020 06:30
  • Review by WIFiexplosion, 10 out of 10
    WiFie changing

    Our home was built in the 70’s, with a lot of concrete block and a good size addition. After talking to Vegas, the extremely helpful sales guy at our local BB, he recommended this system. He said it would change your world. He was correct. I did testing of our system prior and after we installed it and I couldn’t believe the difference.

    Jun 25, 2021 20:17
  • Review by Bucfanman, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi fix

    I had a very expensive netgear router that wouldn’t cover my whole home. But these little guys fix that problem.

    Dec 06, 2019 16:42
  • Review by NoreeninNY, 10 out of 10
    Simple Solution to our Internet Issue

    We have an older home and the computer upstairs was not connecting all the time. We set up an in-home consultation. In 10 days the tech was there to install and we've had no issues since.

    Sep 04, 2020 17:28
  • Review by DANIELSOLOBOY, 10 out of 10
    Love the eero

    Glad to have got the eero awesome device great to watch movies at home thanks eero=}

    Aug 21, 2020 21:44
  • Review by Minus2trill, 10 out of 10
    Works exactly as stated

    Works exactly as expected. No more blindspots, strong connection, small and hidden, and the convince of controlling my whole network from my phone

    Apr 16, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Lolowahine, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    This router is with every penny, I wanted something inexpensive and well decided to invest in this and it’s easy to set up and worth every penny.

    Apr 02, 2021 16:30
  • 9.2score
    eero 6 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack)
    Description

    eero 6 is the new standard for home wifi. The 2-pack Wi-Fi 6 system offers speeds up to 500 Mbps and coverage up to 3,000 square feet—so you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.

    5 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Dual-band with coverage up to 1,500 sq. ft. and speeds up to 900 Mbps.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero’s TrueMesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
  • More wifi for more devices: Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster wifi with support for 75+ devices simultaneously.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
  • Built-in Zigbee smart home hub: eero Pro 6 connects compatible devices on your network with Alexa—so there’s no need to buy separate smart home hubs for each device.
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  • Review by Liam, 10 out of 10
    Awesome WiFi Equipment!

    Let me start by saying that before installing this system, I had the previous generation of less expensive Eero equipment, sometimes referred to as the Eero cupcakes. I have also set up and used a variety of mesh WiFi systems and home WiFi equipment from several different well-known brands. Several of the systems I have used in the past have had issues with connections dropping and reliability, which was really frustrating.

    Out of all the different WiFi systems I have used, I have to say that so far Eero is my favorite. I don’t think Eero is the fastest system out there, but what has impressed me the most with Eero is its reliability. Unlike several other systems I have dealt with, Eero has been very solid and extremely reliable. There were a few cases with my previous Eero system where my signal dropped off very briefly when I was walking between WiFi points on a FaceTime call, but other than that, both my previous Eero system and this one have been rock solid and the most reliable WiFi equipment I have used yet. Speed is nice, but even more important to me is reliability. I feel confident in saying that Eero is very reliable.

    When it comes to my experience with this particular system, there are a few things to note that are different than the previous generation Eero cupcakes. With this set, only the main WiFi point has ethernet ports. The previous version had ethernet ports on all of the WiFi points. Additionally, there are a few features missing from this system that were on the previous version. Under Eero labs, it appears that the Optimize for Conferencing and Gaming feature is currently missing. Additionally, it does not appear that HomeKit is supported on these devices right now. I do think that Eero is working on both of these and will add them in future firmware updates, but just be advised that these features are not available at the time of my writing this review.

    When it comes to setup, it really couldn’t get any easier. Eero is super easy to set up, even if you aren’t tech savvy, the Eero app makes it so easy and straightforward and steps you through everything you need to do to get your equipment set up. From my experience, the app works well and serves its purpose. It has a nice design and allows for some important capabilities like checking the internet speed coming in from your modem, viewing devices on your network, updating firmware, etc.

    When it comes to performance on this WiFi 6 equipment, I expected really fast speeds, and while I did get good speeds, they were not as fast as I expected. I have a 200mbps connection with Spectrum and tested this equipment on an iPhone 12 that supports WiFi 6. When I first set up the Eero equipment, I was getting super fast speeds of 230mbps average download and 11.5mbps average upload on my iPhone 12 which was awesome! But, as time has progressed, I have noticed a degradation in speeds since then.

    I installed an initial firmware update when first setting up my equipment, and then a second firmware update was installed automatically a day or two later. I’m not sure if the second update led to lower speeds, but my speeds aren’t as fast as they were initially. Out of 7 tests recently, I was getting an average of 155mbps download and 10mbps upload. I did test the speed from my modem by running a speed test on the Eero app, and was able to confirm that around the time of my testing, the Eero was getting an incoming download speed of 234mbps and upload of 12mbps. Eero has stated that sometimes it can take a week or so for your equipment to familiarize itself with nearby WiFi signals so it can optimize and select the best transmission settings and wifi channels for your location. So, it may take some time of using the equipment to achieve the best possible speeds. Additionally, there could be some initial firmware issues on this equipment that Eero will resolve in future updates.

    While the download and upload speeds could be a little better on my equipment, I have been using my network extensively and have been streaming live tv, watching YouTube and Netflix videos, conferencing online, etc and this equipment has done great! Videos load fast and I haven’t had any issues with losing connections or buffering or anything like that. Rather than just running speed tests and rating equipment based on that, I think the best test of how good equipment is is to see how well it actually performs during everyday use. I can definitely say that this has performed very well during my day to day use! I have had issues with several other WiFi systems in the past where I would lose my connection to the internet randomly and unexpectedly, or video conferencing was unreliable, but I have not had those issues with Eero. Also, considering my connection speed, an average of 155mbps download is still close to my advertised speeds and is plenty fast!

    I’m not sure how this equipment would perform if you have a gigabit internet connection, but I would expect that it definitely wouldn’t get those full speeds, so that is something to keep in mind depending on what type of internet you have. If you have a really fast gigabit connection and want to get the best speeds possible, it would definitely be a good idea to consider the Eero Pro 6 or another system that can get the highest possible WiFi 6 speeds. It wouldn't surprise me if Eero improves the speeds on this new equipment with future firmware updates.

    Overall, this is a great system! If you are looking for equipment that performs well, is very reliable, and is very easy to set up, I would strongly recommend this system! So far, I am very satisfied with this Eero WiFi 6 system and will definitely be recommending it to others!

    Nov 12, 2020 02:08
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Simple setup; reliable signal, decent range

    The eero 6 is our first pre-packaged multi-node mesh Wi-Fi system. Previously, we had used an AiMesh system in our 3-story home consisting of a host router at the top floor and a child node two floors down because the signal was weak on the lower floors and the child node needed to be fairly close to our smart lock on the back door, but the signal from the child node was relatively weak and wasn't always reliable. The child node was also somewhat troublesome to set up and expensive which is why we never bothered buying a third node to boost the signal on the second floor. With the eero 6, since it came with two extenders in addition to the main router, we were able to place one on each floor, and now the signal inside the house is pretty uniform no matter what room we're in.

    The mobile app is required for setup, and after signing up for an account and logging in, getting the main eero hub and extenders up and running took only about 15 minutes. All the nodes use USB-C powered and come with the same power brick with integrated USB-C cable. The app gives you a few tips on where to place them and will even tell you if you've found an optimal location. Since we made the network name the same as what we'd been using previously, all our 30+ devices automatically connected to the new Wi-Fi system, while choosing the node with the best signal. Some devices even switched to using WPA3 encryption, even though our previous router didn't support that. Since the eero 6 is dual-band there is a 5 GHz signal and 2.4 GHz signal, but both use the same network name. Our devices didn't seem to have any trouble determining which band to connect to. There's even an optional 'band steering' setting in the app that attempts to automatically connect devices to the faster 5 GHz network, if they are capable. We also activated the guest network for visitors. The guest network has a 'share' option that will send a text to your guests with the login credentials or you can display a QR code on your phone's screen that someone can simply scan with their phone to join the network.

    I do have to say I like the low-profile and minimalist look of the eero router and access points, with the clean, glossy white plastic exterior and gentle curves. There aren't any antennas sticking up from the units and the single status LED on the front can be disabled (great when it's in a bedroom and you need complete darkness to sleep!). In fact, you can't even tell the difference between the router and extenders unless you take a look at the back. The main router has two ethernet ports while the extenders have none. One of those ethernet ports will be connected to your modem that brings your internet signal into the home. The other can be used for wired access to the network. That's probably the biggest drawback, is that you're limited to connecting one wired device to the network at a time, unless you get an ethernet hub or add an additional access point with ethernet ports. As it is, we have our printer connected to the router as a wired device and all our other devices are operating wirelessly without issue.

    Our broadband service level is 250 Mbps through our cable provider and since the eero 6 supports up to 500 Mbps, we still have plenty of breathing room if we want to upgrade our internet speed in the future. Interestingly enough, the app measured our fastest download speed at just under 300 Mbps at consistent intervals. Where it didn't perform as well as our old router (with 4 antennas) is in sheer distance from the nodes. While we were able to maintain good signal in and around the house, the signal dropped off significantly in the backyard, since we live on top of a hill and the yard is 10-15 feet lower than our ground floor. At the limit of our property, approximately 100 feet from the house the Wi-Fi signal was non-existent, whereas with our previous router we were able to receive some signal, though speeds were slower.

    I found the Amazon/Alexa integration interesting, as eero is an Amazon-owned brand. Linking my account was as simple as logging in and this gave me instant access to the eero via voice commands to do things like turn off Wi-Fi for specific devices or a group of devices organized under a user profile in the app. I could see this being useful for folks with kids: you could simply ask Alexa to turn off Wi-Fi for all of a child's devices at dinnertime, for example. You can even have Alexa ask eero to find phones connected to the network, and it'll call them. The eero 6 also has a built-in Zigbee hub and that'll allow you to sync up your compatible Zigbee devices without having to use a separate hub. I'm all about reducing complexity and the number of devices around the home when possible. While none of our smart home devices currently use Zigbee (all are direct Wi-Fi connections), it's nice to have this option available to use at no additional cost for future additions. If you have more complex network setup needs, the app allows for some advanced options like UPnP and port forwarding. We don't use those features, so I can't go into more detail about how well they work. For most average users, this system will be plug-and-play.

    Overall, I've been pretty impressed with the eero 6. The ease and speed of setup was as advertised and the network just works. We haven't had any issues regarding network stability or signal loss inside the home. With the exception of the signal range outside the home and the lack of ethernet expansion options, this mesh network was a great fit for our needs.

    Nov 24, 2020 20:36
  • Review by jose, 10 out of 10
    so far so good 5 stars.

    i been searching for extender my wifi signal i have the crazy idea to buy a lan splitter and a 100 feet ethernet cable to connect a second wifi router and keep the spectrum modem wifi to but i was thinking wow is gonna be a mess all that work sending a cable thru my 2nd floor room thru the window and everyone it's gonna see that cable behind the house. but i decide to go to the store and i specialist help me to make my decision, i have in my mind expend more money thru a $99 dollars ac netgear router, 100 feet cable alan splitter box, and this guy told me this is what you looking for instead all that mess. i have it in my home and works great so i try it and i need to admit it this eero device works flawless i have 5 security cameras, 6 smart tv's my 3 kids has 3 tablets 3 cellphones i have my laptop my daughter has a laptop to i have 4 smartswitches 2 alexa speakers a genie smart garage door bulbs smarts and this little 3 guys make that job like no effort no lags no buffering my cameras going better quality picture and stop recording sometimes now my cameras record every motion. if i was you i give a try you will not regret. great product and looks great the design i love them. i forgot to mention you can see in the app everything. how much internet spend every device you can block any device without interrupting any other devices if you mad with the kids you can block their devices without desconect the whole system. that's a feature makes this eero different then the others ones i heard complaint in reviews cause the have different internet companies i have spectrum and works great. alexa perform great with every device with no issues. most people have a low budget and i understand like me too but i decide to spend a little bit more and the sacrifice was success and i don't paid $10 bucks a month for a router. ;)

    Jul 18, 2021 12:19
  • Review by Thomas, 10 out of 10
    Great System! Replaced my Nighthawk AC1900.

    Installed this system in my 2100 sqft house with 500 sq ft basement. Replaced Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router + DST extender

    Super easy installation, took me about 15 mins to setup the entire house.

    Here are the results:

    I installed the main router in my living room which was the biggest deadspot in our house.

    Old Netgear Eero 6

    Living Room 30MB/s 600MB/s

    Office 283MB/s 270MB/s

    Master Bedroom 40MB/s 210MB/s

    Bedroom 1 145MB/s 157MB/s

    Bedroom 2 170MB/s 162MB/s

    Basement 237MB/s 268MB/s

    Nov 22, 2020 11:08
  • Review by Androidaholic, 8 out of 10
    Very Simple and effective Mesh WIFI!

    I have experience with several mesh WIFI systems and the Eero is very easy to set up and worked flawlessly for me. I commend them on their app software. I also like that it has a built-in smart hub since I plan on adding smart devices to my network. The Eero is made to work with Alexa which makes it very easy to set up by linking your Amazon account during setup on the app which is great for people that are already owners of Alexa devices and in the Amazon system. So far the Eero system seems very reliable to me it stays connected well has smooth handoffs between eero's and lets you know during setup if your Eero placements are adequate which is very helpful for setting up a good network. It says for Networks up to 500Mbps but I was able to get over 500 on a newer laptop with AX wireless in the same room. We live in a 4000SF single-story house and it does not have any problem covering it as well as providing WIFI outside the house. I was able to get 65 down on my phone about 25ft away from the Eero on that end of the house and 16.1 further out in the yard connected to that same Eero. I also got 17.2 in the very back bedroom which probably 50ft away and through 3 walls from the main router in my office also with my phone. I set them up toward the other end of the house since we do not use the back bedroom and I wanted WIFI in the driveway and out in the yard on that end of the house. It would be beneficial to add another Eero to that back bedroom to get a stronger signal and WIFI around that end of the house in the yard at better speeds. If you are in a 4000-5000 SF home I would use 4 especially if it is a one-story home on a big lot. Overall, I am impressed by the eero system and would definitely recommend it especially for those that are not so Tech Savy for it's very straight forward and easy setup. However, with its built-in smart hub and Zigbee compatibility, it is also good for advanced users or those wanting to learn and get into setting up their homes with smart devices. It is nice to see a company offer good hardware and good software in their app which offers features such as a built-in speed test and the ability to see which Eero you are connected to and what other devices are connected to each Eero you have as well. For a 2 channel system, this Eero system is very competitive and it will give you good speeds as long as you space the Eero's well and are not too far away from them. I would like to see a little better range out of them, however. For that, I guess it is either add another eero or get the 3 channel Eero6 system. For the price of this 2-channel if that is what your budget is though I would say you can't go wrong and you could always expand by adding Eero's to improve your system!

    Nov 15, 2020 03:14
  • Review by Gary, 10 out of 10
    Love, Love, Love

    We absolutely LOVE them. No more slow internet, anywhere in our 2400 sq ft house. These things have so many features, we can’t even begin to use it all. We wish we would have known about this system long ago. And our sales person was wonderful

    Oct 22, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Winger81, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Wi-Fi Upgrade

    I installed the eero AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi system to replace an older mesh-style Wi-Fi setup. The configuration I chose included one "base" router and two satellite "extenders."

    Pros:

    - Amazingly simple setup - online in less than ten minutes

    - Terrifically strong speeds, nearing close to the internet speed I pay for (200mbps) - see pictures

    - Outstanding range even outside my home

    - Great app - easy to use, simple to understand

    - Latest home Wi-Fi security standards: WPA3 and Private Address capabilities

    - Sleek 'easy on the eyes' design

    - Easy backwards compatibility with older devices running less secure connections on 2.4ghz networks

    - Seamless integration with other Amazon products

    - Incredibly simple to expand if needed

    Cons - I only have one!

    - The only problem I've run in to with this particular configuration of the eero system is highly specific to my home's set up and may not be a problem for the majority of users. This configuration includes one base router and two satellite extenders. Only the base router includes a hardwired ethernet port which I need for VoIP service. Locating the router close enough to the VoIP system AND where the internet comes in to my house was impossible so I had to run a very long ethernet cable under the floor and up through the wall. This could *easily* be solved by changing the configuration or purchasing an expansion device.

    The Verdict:

    This was an awesome upgrade. I pay for 200mbps internet from my fiber internet company and was able to achieve close to those speeds all through my 2,800 sq. ft. three floor home. The range is truly incredible - I was able to get signal and reasonable fast speeds even outside of my home, approximately 50-60 feet from the eero extender inside. I would strongly recommend eero for anyone looking to really upgrade their home Wi-Fi, especially from a single router system or an older mesh-like system. This was a terrific upgrade.

    Nov 10, 2020 15:25
  • Review by garygary, 10 out of 10
    Amazing wifi with great speed!

    Summary: Great router, easy to setup, blazing-fast speeds!

    This router is amazing. First, the setup was amazingly easy. All I had to do was download the app, plug the router in to the power and the modem, connect it with the app, and boom. Then I was able to give the network a name and password, and I was able to connect to it instantly. The access points were also very easy to setup: you just plug them into an outlet, connect it with the app, and the connection reaches much farther.

    And the connection speed is great. The connection has been 5 bars all the time and it's never dropped connection. Also, this works great for Virtual Desktop on my oculus quest.

    Mar 12, 2021 00:19
  • 9.2score
    Linksys - AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router - Black
    Description

    The MR8300 Max Stream™ AC2200 is a high-performance Tri-Band router. Perfect for households that thrive on entertainment, it delivers up to 2.2 Gbps of superior speed throughout your entire home. The Tri-Band and MU-MIMO technology make it ideal for simultaneous streaming of HD movies, online gaming, video calling and supporting all of your smart home devices. MR8300 also grows as your needs do. With its built-in mesh Wi-Fi, instead of investing in a new router, you can expand coverage by simply adding Linksys Velop™ Mesh Wi-Fi nodes for seamless Wi-Fi everywhere.The MR8300 serves as the master router and must connect directly to your modem to create your network. Sets up in minutes with the Linksys app.

    9 Features
  • Wireless-AC technology: Backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
  • Entertainment powerhouse: Simultaneous streaming, online gaming, and smart home devices always have superfast Wi-Fi throughout your home. Intelligent Tri-Band AC2200 Wi-Fi combined speeds: 867 Gbps (2-5GHz) and 400 Mbps (2.4GHz).
  • Grows as your needs do: Add additional coverage by simply adding a Velop Mesh Wi-Fi node anywhere in your home.
  • Built-in 4-port Ethernet switch: Enables a wired connection of up to 4 computers.
  • Automatic firmware updates: Keep your system up to date and secure.
  • Easy setup: With the Linksys app, simply name your network and choose a password.
  • Security controls with Linksys app: Easily limit Internet use, and know your network is always protected.
  • Works with all Internet service providers: Enjoy flawless Wi-Fi with all Internet service provider supplied equipment and speeds.
  • Alexa Wi-Fi Access: With Alexa, you can easily manage Wi-Fi access for devices and individuals in the home,taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important.Say commands like“Alexa, turn off Timmy’s Wi-Fi”,when it’s time for dinner or“Alexa, enable guest Wi-Fi”when you have people over
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  • Review by Crasher, 10 out of 10
    Great Wi-Fi Coverage

    Linksys tri-band router with the supplied wi-fi extender is sure to reach everybody in your home no matter where you place the main router. There are some key features that set this unit apart from most other tri-band set ups out there and hopefully this will help to clear up any confusion on rather or not this is the right set up for you.

    Lets talk about what you can expect to receive right out of the box. Your going to receive the wireless router, power cable, Ethernet cable, wifi extender, and a instruction booklet. Right off the bat i was a little concerned on how well this unit would work due to its small size and only having 4 antennas instead of 8 as my previous router had. I have a 4000 sq foot house and my main router is placed in the basement so wifi signals have always been a struggle for anyone on my second floor. This unit combined with the given wifi extender(which plugs directly into a wall socket) was able to give everyone in my house full bars no matter where they were. Before i talk about performance i really want to talk about setting this unit up because i feel it deserves some praise as to how easy the set up was. The set up on this unit was by far the fastest and easiest set up i have ever done on a router. Most of my previous routers required me to hook them up directly to my pc or either access them via the wifi signal on my pc which required me allowing a pass through on my firewall to even begin the initial set up. I have always found setting up a wireless router tedious and sometimes overly complicated then what is necessary. This Linksys set up was very easy to do and took me a matter of 5 minutes to do. The nice thing about the set up was everything was done through the Linksys provided phone app. I was able to set up both my wifi device and extender all while sitting on my couch. Through the app you can also set up wifi passwords and wifi signal name. This app is also one of the most integrated app i have seen so far. Let me explain what i mean by this. Through the app you see every device that is connected to your router. Not only can you see them but you can rename them to help identify where they are coming from i.e. "Julie's Tablet." You can also set up parental controls and wifi schedules if you have kids. This means that you can block whatever websites you want and set up a schedule as to when the wifi will be available to the kids. For example my kids get home from school around 4 pm so i have the schedule set to turn the wifi off monday through friday between 8am to 6pm. This means that after 6pm they will be able to get on the wifi. Whats also nice about this feature is that it does not effect everyone in the house it is device specific. Through the app you can also set up device priority. This means that if you get a heavy stream of devices on your router you can set certain devices to take priority meaning they will get the fastest signal. For me i set up my wireless home security cameras to have priority seeing as how my home safety was more important than my kids streaming Youtube.

    Lets talk performance. What makes this unit really perform so well is the fact that this is a tri-band device combined with the router extender. Let me talk briefly about the tri-band for those that are not too familiar with what that means. With out getting all technical and confusing you this basically means that your router is running three signal frequencies to help prevent traffic on the lines. You have your standard 2.4 ghz line and two high speed 5 ghz lines. So let me break this down for you as to how this means efficiency and speed. Your 2.5 ghz line is the one that has the biggest signal and the one that most devices will grab on to. This means that if your on your phone or tablet just surfing the web or posting on Facebook you will be directed to this line. Now lets say you have a smart tv and decided to stream a 4k movie off of Netflix. Obviously your going to need faster speed with less interruption so you can get the full quality of the movie. The router will automatically pick up on that and put you on the high speed 5 ghz line this way you can have the fastest speed available without being held up from your kids watching Youtube or posting on social media. They will be on one band and your tv will be streaming on another band. During heavy congestion i had about 10 devices on my router and when i checked signal strength and speed i was still at full bars while being 60 feet away with a speed of 160 mps. I was impressed to say the least.

    Here's the bottom line. As of writing this review i truly can not find any flaws so far. Time will be the real test as to how well this unit continues to perform. But as of right now im loving this device. As a person who loves to stream videos and game it up this router is a godsend. Given the added parental controls to keep your family safe without limiting your personal internet usage is a nice touch that i think any adult with kids can appreciate. So should you buy this set up? Lets see, do you game? Do you have a big house? Do you have kids? Then yes buy this unit and you will not be disappointed. In all reality this router should suit just about everyone's needs.

    Feb 11, 2019 18:48
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Wide Range, Speed, Multiple-Devices, No Dead Spots

    Because I have four new devices that are MU-MIMO, I was anxious to receive this Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router in exchange for an honest review. I was especially curious to see if this router could handle my two Smart TVs and allow buffer-free streaming on both. When my Grand Kids are over my Wi-Fi router has to do a lot of work: a gaming console, streaming on two TVs, and playing music from an Internet music service becomes routine. Then, I have my desktop computer in my home office, my wife using her laptop plus our two cellular phones, Wi-Fi temperature control and Wi-Fi home security system also on our network. It only took a few days of use to convince me this was a terrific replacement for my old router. After three weeks of use and experimenting with the location of the main router unit and the Linksys Mesh Wi-Fi Router Extender I am now thrilled. I have full, Wi-Fi home and patio coverage (wife insists on Wi-Fi on our Patio) without any dead spots. YooHoo!

    I am super-pleased with this Linksys AC2200 and here is why:

    ** Wide Range – This is probably the most important reason for choosing a home Wi-Fi router. This Linksys AC2200 with Mesh Extender has outstanding range and coverage. The old two-band SU-MIMO router was placed in my home office, and I just got used to limited coverage and dead spots. However, I found after moving the Linksys AC2200 around my house, that by placing it approximately at the center of my house was optimal for me (see attached pic). That location also eliminated my previous dead spots. By placing the Mesh Wi-Fi Extender in one of the baseboard outlets in the kitchen (see attached pic) gave my wife (her) Patio coverage, and, in the garage too (for me). WooHoo! If you purchase this router move it around to various locations in your home or residence if you can. You may be pleasantly surprised at the range of coverage that is possible. However, additional Linksys Mesh Extenders can be purchased and added to your existing home network for even more extensive coverage. I live in a rural area of North Florida without a lot of neighbors or electronic interference. I can go outside with any of my mobile devices: the phones, tablets, or I-Pad and still be connected for approximately 150 feet on 5 GHz before it drops to 2.4 GHz. 5.0 GHz frequency does not broadcast as far as 2.4 GHz does, but your router and device will automatically adjust the radio frequency for the distance from the router to your device. How cool is that?

    ** Easy Setup – Linksys furnishes a complete Setup Guide, which walked me through the entire process in less than15 minutes. I first had to download the Linksys App, then physically connect the power supply (LED blinks blue) and Internet, Ethernet cable to my router. After connecting to my Internet, the LED on my router turned purple. I then opened the Linksys App and followed the detailed setup steps. EZ! On your mobile device (phone) you can see the actual status of your entire network (see attached pic), make any necessary changes and allow Guest Access. Guests on this router can access the Internet, but NOT make any changes to any of your settings. I also accessed my Linksys Router Network through my Web Interface from my desktop (see attached pic), laptop, and tablet. My mobile account e-mail and password allowed me to login to check the network from any of those devices. The one big advantage of using a computer to access my Web Interface instead of a mobile phone is that it allows me to check the download and upload speed between the Internet and that device.

    ** MU-MIMO Technology – I have four devices that are MU-MIMO (802.11ac), Wave 2. My Linksys AC2200 allows my Home Wi-Fi network to broadcast a signal from my router to multiple devices simultaneously. The speed and download rates are very noticeable on my devices equipped with MU-MIMO - Desktop, Laptop, and my two mobile phones (Samsung S8 & S9). There are three radio frequencies, 2.4 GHz ('legacy' devices), which can reach speeds of up to 400 Mpbs and two different 5 GHz, which can reach speeds of up to 867 Mpbs. This Linksys Router supports 'beamforming', which sends my data over a broader range to my devices simultaneously other than the 'stand-in-line' kind of sharing my old router performed.. This results in faster download speeds because it decreases the time any one of my devices has to wait to receive data, and increases the amount of devices my network can handle simultaneously. I have 18 devices, but they are all not on-line at any one time (see attached pic). Even my devices that do not have MU-MIMO technology have a better Wi-Fi connection and over all experience. However, please keep in mind that MU-MIMO only increases the download speed NOT the upload speed.

    ** Device Prioritization - Prioritization allows me to choose the devices I want the best possible Wi-Fi connections too. All of the devices my Grand Kids use are on my prioritization list. Plus my wife's laptop (she uses on the Patio).

    ** Band Steering – Another cool feature, when turned ON, senses gaming and video streaming and gives me outstanding Wi-Fi performance. No more buffering and Grand Kids complaining they can't play their games or get their videos. WaHoo!

    ** Security – Linksys Firewall has the ability to recognize data for different types of connections, and pass through only data from known and recognized active connections. Additionally, Linksys provides DoS network, 'attack' protection.

    ** Parental Controls – Linksys allows me to block certain websites, and soon will have Linksys Shield available, which is much more comprehensive in blocking malicious websites. I have Parental Control on all of the devices my Grand Kids use, but this adds another layer of protection.

    ** Automatic Firmware Updates – Updates are automatically added and configured to my router during off-peak times at night. Since my router is 'ON' 24/7 I really appreciate this feature.

    ** Cons – Although I like the mobile app for setup and everyday status, the web interface is almost another world. There are some things I can only do on the mobile app and others only on the web user interface. Am not sure why this is,but I am hoping the Linksys Developers make both seamless and compatible, or, at least explain the differences in writing in their Setup Guide to all users.

    ** Conclusion – I highly recommend this Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router as an upgrade, and, or replacement for your existing home router. Coupled with the Extender this unit serves my 3,000 plus square feet of service area. And, If I ever build an addition or move to a bigger home this AC2200 Router with additional Mesh Extender(s) will provide me with the Wi-Fi coverage my devices demand. If you have lots of devices, and, or, are going to replace your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphones, or other electronic devices, insure they are MU-MIMO and that you have a router like the Linksys AC2200 to support them. You won't be disappointed.

    Mar 03, 2019 19:59
  • Review by UncleRico, 8 out of 10
    Star off for setup. Performance is above a 5 star

    This is for the AC200 Whole Home WiFi; MR8300 with a Velop AC1300

    Once up and running this is solid piece of tech that will enhance your home’s WiFi experience. The quad core 716 MHz offers the equivalence of a gas guzzling V8 under the electronics hood. There is no update to the core frequency from the prior model and that is fine, assuming there are refinements to the hardware and software of the device. The AC200 offers plenty of tech and features to keep your network up to maximum potential up-time and capable of serving most all internet speeds wireless to the maximum speed of present WiFi technologically available. Data transfer rates and router management are as fast as can be and the GUI snappy for an appliance.

    Tri-Band - Now, this is cool. I have way too many devices for my older wireless router to effectively keep up with. I used to have a lot of issues with my older router. Now, I can view each connection anytime in the app with their name, icon and what band they are using, i.e., 5GHz, 2.4GHz, or Ethernet. Congestion has been remedied. We are a house of streaming and occasional intensive data use. We depend on OTA DVR streaming, streaming services and all wireless except only the DVR, a Sonos and gaming console that are Ethernet, using 3 of the 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports available. The dedicated 5GHz for streaming was noticeable while other 5GHz and 2.4GHz devices were being used with file transfers/work, etc, with no hiccups. Very solid connections and after a few weeks, there have been zero issues. The above said, I believe this is really the guts of what sets this router apart; being able to serve the three bands to all the connected devices, intelligently and with solid performance. The Tri-Band is able to self-configure with the connected device to intelligently determine what bandwidth usage will be best and then assign the channel/band and traffic cop the total bandwidth.

    Intelligent Mesh - Comes at a cost. The VELOP AC1300’s aren’t cheap, but they are worth it. These nodes will expand your WiFi range for larger homes and applications. In short, the configuration of the AC1300 was seamless but what it is doing in the background is far from light duty. The expansion adapter is constantly in communications with the router to adjust bandwidth and total network utilization. There is a protocol that is nested into the hardware of the router and each node. When the node is setup, it gets it’s parameters from the router and behaves as part of the mesh. It is very fast, acting as the router in the form of an access point. This is invisible to the user. What you get is an expansion of your WiFi range and it’s capable bandwidth.

    MU-MIMO - Multiple users, multiple inputs and Multiple outputs. This is cool tech that has been around for consumers since around IPhone 6. The protocol is chip based and newer devices using this tech will be able to have individual sub channel data streams to connect to the router versus the older 802.11 spec where there was more of a token type prioritization where, when multiple users waited in a queue to get to the Net. Now, there is no line; when multiple users with today's WiFi controls request to get out, there is no line - it is more of a concurrent connection without a lag in connectivity. With more users, the lag used to be noticeable. So this, in my opinion, is a must have in a busy home/WiFi environment.

    USB - Unfortunately the USB is unavailable for any real use other than acting as a 5V power supply, at this point. Talking with Customer Support they did mention a future firmware will allow this to connect to a USB HDD and serve files. "Looking forward to that."

    The App, (good parts:) Once setup you can change the name and icon for the device. This was nice since I have so many strange wireless devices, from streaming to smart plugs and temperature/humidity monitoring devices. It took some time to copy the mac addresses/device list from the old router, log the names of each device and rename them into the new router. There are still about 7 more devices to add and with updating security on the router, it takes a time to get to each one and configure it to the new router. I wanted to make sure that only the devices in my home were connected, verified mac and each device settings. Regardless, After setup the app does a nice job presenting the devices with the icon and as you’ve named them, showing who is active, who is prioritized, who is inactive and who is in parental lock down.

    Prioritization. Prioritization means that if the kids are gaming or doing heavy internet utilization surfing and there is a lag in the ISP then the main TV, Chromebook or dad’s laptop don’t take a hit. That’s all there is. 3 devices can be added to the priority list. And with today’s bandwidth you’ll probably not need this or notice, anyhow. But it is nice to have with larger homes with more data intensive users, small businesses, dorms, etc.

    Parental controls. This is more of a basic on/off switch with limited scheduling options, i.e., setting on and off on the hour or half hour. You can also add in specific websites to block for each device per schedule. ‘Nothing fancy to see here, just a schedule you can set for each device and the ability to enable or disable the device. For me and the two school aged girls in the house - this works. For others, they may want something more extensive and that is not to be found in this device. And most offerings of parental controls are subscription based. Not to be found here and honestly I don’t want to task my router with this and experience has shown that it is a painful policy to police. Parental controls are weak.

    Guest access - Nice to have. Instead of giving people your login info - you can turn this feature on from the App when needed and have a separate username/password for temporary guests. I will use this and it is nice to have. We all have to do a better job of controlling our passwords and access to our networks. This is a feature that will help protect your network and information. “Nice.”

    The bad. Setup via App was extremely painful. Having configured countless routers and similar gear over the years, this was one of the modern worst experiences. I was really missing yesterday's Linksys/Cisco web interface to plug in and play. This was no the case out of the box. Plug in internet, setup App, wait for blinky light, tap on head, rub belly, and hope for the best. By default the response from the app during setup was to call your cable provider and ask for new device configuration. What happened to plug in and mac cloning? It’s there, but nested - after setup! In my case, I own my cable modem so my ISP doesn’t care what is hooked up past my modem. Only my modem is registered to their network. Long story short, I stumbled on the manual configuration after many trials and failures all while listening to the persistent Mrs. ask if I should return it or maybe it was beyond me, etc. “It’s like when they tell you to stop and ask for directions and you keep saying you know where you are going, but in reality you can’t see the road. Lol. Extremely frustrating. I really wish they would have given the ability to plug in and configure the basic router settings to get the router talking to the net, then let the app take over and do what it needed to do. Rather the app takes everything over from the get go. Not until you unlock the App’s desire to setup the internet can you get into all the settings and web interface. It is all there but it is unnecessarily frustrating that you are locked out until you get through the setup interface part of the App.

    Support - Linksys does have 24 hour support. I was able to reach them on a Saturday evening and during the week, both with very reasonable call back times. Many companies cannot offer this. So good job with this part.

    In all fairness - My recommendation is to know what you are going to be up against. Take your time and reset your home network. Take the time to put a hard security password and identify every connected device. You may have issues getting through the basic set up and expect a lot of patience or maybe just call in and have someone walk you through it if you fail to get it going right away - if you are having any difficulty, just call their tech support. Further, you should have any username and password ready for your cable company in case you are not familiar with mac address cloning and are swapping out a router connected to a cable company’s modem. If you have experience, just dig in, let the app fail to connect and find the manual setup in the app.

    Conclusion: After the frustration of initial setup, this Max-Stream is really a 5 star rating and the star off is for their App during setup. Yeah, maybe a bit pricey for a router, but I believe in this case you are getting what you pay for. You are future proofing a bit and the Tri-Band with all the extra tech is pretty sweet. And notice how I never said Access point? Because my configuration is Router - not access point. So good luck if that is your path, but for a Router, this thing is the bomb. I cannot speak on behalf of more than one VELOP, but for my home, one is all I needed and there is no signal degradation in any corner of my house, Excellent WiFi.

    Feb 20, 2019 11:54
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great primary node for a Velop system

    Linksys' Velop line of mesh routers have been a popular choice for people struggling with WiFi dead zones in their homes. The MR8300 gives you the look of a traditional router with the benefit of working with the Velop mesh system.

    -= Who should buy this router? =-

    First off, you don't want to use this router by itself. To fully take advantage of this router, you'll need at least one of the Velop nodes. This allows you to the expand the WiFi coverage as needed.

    You can think of a mesh system as placing multiple routers around your home to blanket it in WiFi coverage. While the best place for your router is a central location in your home, who actually places their router there? Usually, you need to connect your router near a cable or phone line jack, which is typically located on an exterior wall of your home, which limits the coverage in your home since half of your WiFi signal is going outside.

    -= Setup =-

    The setup process is very easy as you only need your smartphone and the Linksys app. Thanks to Bluetooth technology built into the Velop system, the app automatically detects the router and your internet connection, and then configures it with the network name and password that you want. This sure beats the setup of traditional WiFi routers, which usually involved connecting to a temporary WiFi network, configuring it, then disconnecting and reconnecting to the new WiFi network. And it's definitely better than installing a program from a CD-ROM disc (anyone remember that?!).

    If you have an existing router in your home (perhaps your internet provider gave you a combo modem-and-router-in-one), the MR8300 can be placed into "bridge mode" which allows you to use your existing router with the range-extending antennas of the MR8300 and any associated Velop nodes.

    -= Performance =-

    The MR8300 broadcast 3 bands:

    - a 2.4Ghz band that most WiFi devices use

    - a 5Ghz band that newer smartphones and streaming boxes use

    - an additional 5Ghz band dedicated to connecting the mesh system together

    Typically, if your device supports 5Ghz, you'll want to use that because it's faster. However, the 5Ghz band doesn't go through walls or travel as far as the 2.4Ghz band does, so having a mesh system that gives you multiple 5Ghz spots throughout your home can improve WiFi performance.

    My internet service maxes out at 100 Mbps and I was happy to find that I was able to hit that speed in the far corner of my home where it would previously only reach about 30-40 Mbps with my old router. I only needed one additional Velop node to get coverage throughout my whole home.

    With the Linksys app, you are able to monitor which of your devices are connecting to which node. Although I have a node setup in my home office with my Mac, I've found that my Mac will skip over it from time to time and connect to the MR8300 router on the opposite end of the house. I've noticed my other devices occasionally doing the same thing: connecting to the node located furthest away from them. It baffles me, but all my devices seem to be performing fine regardless.

    -= Features =-

    Oddly, the USB 3.0 port on the back of the router is currently non-functional and is reserved for "future expansion". I imagine it will function like the USB ports on other Linksys routers and will allow you to plug in a USB flash drive and hard drive for use as network storage, but at this time (February 2019), it doesn't do anything.

    Power users will appreciate features such as port-forwarding and MAC address filters, which can be administered through the Linksys app. More features are also available on the web interface to the router, but oddly some things can only be done in the app (such as setting up and viewing nodes) while others can only be done in the web interface (such as creating separate names for the 2.4 and 5Ghz networks).

    -= Overall =-

    With about 40 devices on my network, the MR8300 has performed very well and has definitely improved areas of my home where the WiFi was lacking with my last router. One of the major benefits of the Velop system is that you can expand it as you go by adding nodes individually to your mesh network. The MR8300 is a great starting point, but remember that it will work best if you purchase a Velop node to go along with it.

    Feb 16, 2019 07:56
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    Solid entry into the Velop Mesh System Routers

    Last year I replaced my router with a Linksys Velop Mesh router which so far has been a solid performer. WiFi speeds and coverage has been excellent. This year my internet was upgraded to a fiber gigabit connection. I wanted to take advantage of those speeds as much I could with wired connections for my 4k Tv and game consoles. The only thing lacking from the Velop router was the lack of gigabit ethernet ports. With this model, I still retain all the good features from the Velop Mesh technology but with 4-gigabit ethernet ports. Setup was quick and easy with the Linksys app. The Linksys app allows you to make some adjustments and see connected devices. It also offers a built-in speed test to help with troubleshooting slows speeds. Wifi coverage has been good without any nodes connected to it. Since this model has more a traditional wifi router look the signal output is much stronger thanks to the 4 antennas that stand out. Both Wired and WiFi speeds have been excellent. Of course, wired speeds will be faster compared to WiFi speeds. Games like the Resident Evil 2 one-shot demo (25gb in size) took less than 5 mins to download on my PS4 Pro via wired. Wifi Speeds are fast even with multiple devices on at the same time. The router does a very good job of distributing WiFi bandwidth throughout the multiple devices connected. You also have an option to enable a guest network to keep devices from seeing your local area networks like network drives or wireless printer. It performs well just as a standalone router but with the flexibility of adding nodes to remedy dead spots locations. It’s a router that can be easily be adapted to a bigger place if you happen to move. It’s pricey but well worth it for how well it performs and the features it brings to the table.

    Feb 10, 2019 01:41
  • Review by MommyMay, 10 out of 10
    So easy to set up

    I want to first say this was so easy to set-up. I have never owned a store bought router before and have only used the modem and router that came from our internet service provider. We pay a lot each month for the fastest speeds and the modem we have does not transmit the fastest speeds. As soon as I set up the Linskys I could already see the difference. I had so many problems connecting my Ipad pro and my dell laptop, it was ridiculous. I literally could not use my Ipad or laptop in the living room because the main box would not allow me to connect and on the occasion that I could connect, my laptop would run so slow. My internet is running so much faster than it was before. Why are we paying so much for internet to get the fastest speeds and they give us a standard box so we don’t get the speeds we are paying for? It makes no sense to me. I never realized how much of a difference a new router could make.

    The Linskys was packaged very nicely and the directions were so easy to follow. The box had the mesh wifi router, the power adapter, an ethernet cable to connect to the modem and the directions (which were super simple to follow). I felt like all I did was plug it in, download the app and the router did the rest of the work. All I did was click next when it prompted me to. I also received a velop, an extra connector to connect in another room, and that was also easy to set up. You can purchase more velops to connect to your main Linskys router so wifi can reach throughout your whole house. I owned a wifi extender and that was way more difficult to set up than the extensions for the Linskys products. I would def reccommend this product to anyone who is having trouble getting the speeds they are paying for (even those who arent tech savvy like me because the set up is so easy). You wont regret it.

    Jan 31, 2019 14:02
  • Review by Poocher917, 8 out of 10
    Strong performance, weak setup and administration

    This review covers the MR8300 and one Velop Wi-Fi extender. I have mixed feelings about rating this product. On the one hand, it performs extremely well. On the other hand, using the Linksys App for setup and administration is not as good as it could be. For the reasons stated below, I will rate it a 5 for performance and coverage; and, only a 3 for set up and administration. Splitting the difference, I will rate it a 4.

    Setup: Whenever I add a new device to the network, I typically will reboot my modem and then install the router (connect CAT cable and turn it on). However, the directions you receive will direct you to install the Linksys App and follow the instructions. In the interest of doing what you are likely to do, I followed the instructions exactly. Of course you need a smartphone for this. The phone (Android 9 if that matters) connected to the router fine using Bluetooth but then I got stuck on the router connecting to the internet step. I tried starting from the beginning doing exactly the instructions on the App. And failed again and again at the same step. I then deviated to follow what I normally do with a new router. I exited the App. I disconnected the power for the router. I rebooted my modem. Once my modem was back online and functioning correctly, I connected the CAT cable from the modem to the router and powered up the router. I then started up the App and waited for the router. This allowed me to connect to the internet and then you are asked to create a Linksys account using the App. One thing the setup also does is there is one name for your 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz bands. As I wanted to test each separately, I had to use the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi website to complete this set up with a different name for each. So on my computer I entered 192.168.1.1 in the browser (see image). There is a “Continue to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi” option near the bottom of the page. Select this link and login to your Linksys account (you created it in the App when setting up your router). Your browser should tell you that you are NOT SECURE. I did not like this as this is the site for my router. I completed the remaining changes I like for my router using this website.

    Performance: I tested both the 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radios for the router using 6 different locations. It is very cold where I live so I did not check the maximum range outdoors. Here is the information for each location:

    Location A: On the desk with the router.

    Location B: Out of the line of sight of the router about 26 feet away in a different room with one wall in the way.

    Location C: Within the line of sight of the router but 42 feet away in a different room.

    Location D: On a different floor almost directly below the router about 15 feet away.

    Location E: On a different floor on the opposite side of the house about 45 feet away. There are many obstructions in the way.

    Location F: On the same floor as the router in a garage with many obstructions in the way about 50 feet away.

    I also put the Velop extender on the top floor for some tests. I have 150 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up for my service using cable internet. I typically speed test around 180/6 up/down. I do not quite understand why but the use of the Velop range extender did not make much of a difference on my tested speeds. I would need to play with this Velop more to understand why. Each location tested at 6 Mbps up. Here are the download results for each location:

    Location A: 2.4G 87 Mbps, 5G 180 Mbps – fast as expected.

    Location B: 2.4G 94 Mbps, 5G 180 Mbps – the difference could just be traffic related.

    Location C: 2.4G 86 Mbps, 5G 180 Mbps – I am used to seeing a 5G drop-off at this distance. This surprised me.

    Location D: 2.4G 96 Mbps, 5G 180 Mbps – sending the signal through the floor had no impact.

    Location E: 2.4G 84 Mbps, 5G 180 Mbps – Much faster than I expected. I typically get a marginal 5G coverage at this location. Adding the Velop on the same floor made a small difference for the 2.4G coverage.

    Location F: 2.4G 75 Mbps, 5Ghz 176 Mbps – Again the 5G signal and speed is very strong.

    Conclusion: The setup and administration functions direct you to the use of an App. This did not allow for all of the functions I wanted. This resulted in using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web page which is not secure per the browser (Chrome and Firefox). For many people, this may not be a concern. If you are a tweaker, you will not like this. Also, no DD-WRT or Tomato support for this router. Once it is set up, the performance exceeded my expectations. You should be able to have this in a 2,000 sq. ft. multi-level home and it will cover it all. So like many things in life, it has its advantages and disadvantages.

    Feb 15, 2019 17:58
  • Review by Biglou, 8 out of 10
    Very Nice Router

    Very Nice i would have given it 5 stars but difficult to understand the directions say to download the app to your phone and setup, not true I had tech support from linksys assist me and we configured everything through the computer. DJ walked me through the steps very helpful.

    attached with pictures see my setup Im using the T-Mobile Internet as my modem and the linksys as the wifi Router Check out my speed.

    Sep 02, 2021 00:40
  • 9.2score
    eero 6 AX1800 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (1-pack)
    Description

    eero 6 is the new standard for home wifi. The Wi-Fi 6 router offers speeds up to 900 Mbps and coverage up to 1,500 square feet—so you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from anywhere in your home. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more. Powered by TrueMesh, eero optimizes your wifi to work for your space and supports 75+ devices.

    5 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Dual-band with coverage up to 5,000 sq. ft. and speeds up to 500 Mbps.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering: eero’s mesh wifi technology adapts to your space—so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference across your home.
  • Supports 75+ devices: eero 6 uses the power of Wi-Fi 6 to increase the capacity—and efficiency—of your network.
  • Set up in minutes: The eero app walks you through set up and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
  • Connect to Alexa: eero 6 doubles as a Zigbee smart home hub, making it easy to connect and control compatible devices on your network with Alexa.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Javadghandi, 10 out of 10
    Super Boy

    I have used very professional routers before , but this little guy is doing a great job I was not expecting anything like this . Its great for a regular smaller apartment .

    Apr 22, 2021 20:31
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Best routers and extenders

    Eero devices are the best extender routers out there for residences. They are easy to configure and their robustness makes them the best solution to improve internet speed and the total coverage required throughout the house. If they install 1, 2, 3 or more equipments that are required ..... it is a tailored solution.

    i retirned specrun router and now i use this equipments....

    Jun 25, 2021 20:36
  • Review by TMT20, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Value and Performance for WiFi 6

    I was skeptical to try after buying an Orbi Mesh system when mesh routers first came out and having a bad experience due to frequent drops. After reading reviews and talking to a Best Buy store associate I decided to try out the new Eero 6 and so far it’s been an absolute game changer. We have a fairly large home and with my brother being a PC gamer he’s had the router in the bottom corner of the basement killing our wifi coverage, but after buying 2 Eero 6 routers (went with an additional router instead of a beacon so I could get the extra Ethernet ports for my PS5 in my room) our whole house and even outside the house is lightning fast. We get 300mpbs down and on my PS5 direct connected to the router in my room (the secondary router not even the main one plugged up to the modem), I get 288mpbs download and 16 upload. It’s insane how much of a difference it’s made. If you have a large house I highly recommend this because you can always add on any combination of Eeros at any time whether it’s beacons, first gen Eero, second gen, Pro, regular, etc.

    And for people that prefer an easy setup, this is about as easy as it gets. Quick tip: don’t hide your router in a cabinet or to where it’s housed too much.

    Nov 22, 2020 23:10
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    So fast

    I am amazed by the big difference on my slowwwww wifi previously to acquire my eero dual-band mesh router. I am very satisfy with the speed all over my house which is 1700 sq feet total. I was so annoyed by my previously speed and I was told that probably was because of my walls at home were blocking the signal but that was not the case. Install my eero router which is very easy with the app and voila, the speed is unbelievable.

    Jan 15, 2021 19:11
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    Excellent quality, design and promo-price

    Excellent device, quick and easy setup. I bought the eero to cover a 950sq ft apartment and it just rocks: whole and strong signal everywhere. I paired it with a Arris 6183 modem and it’s working perfectly (xfinity 200mpbs). When I move to a bigger place, I’m planning to buy more eeroa so as to have excellent connectivity everywhere.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:06
  • Review by thecarlyjean, 8 out of 10
    Great WiFi 6 router

    Great things for a mid-grade router. I had a 2nd gen Apple Airport Express I had to upgrade and chose this eero 6. It is similar in size and fits my needs very well. It is fast, it has great customization. The app is decent for control.

    Pros:

    - cost

    - WiFi 6

    - App can configure access hours for different devices, it can do a speed test right in app, and there are some premium services you can pay for for even more customization

    Cons:

    - no USB for printer sharing like the airport had.

    - can’t force a device onto the 2.4 GHz channel. It auto picks for you. This is great until you have problems with your smart devices that are 2.4 ghz only.

    All in all I am pleased. My favorite feature is I can turn the indicator light off. It will still light up if there are updates or problems but as a standard for when it’s working I don’t need a light nor want one.

    Jan 15, 2021 15:14
  • Review by Bahena, 10 out of 10
    200MBs thunder

    Upgraded for a Wifi-4 to Wifi-6 router. Long overdue!

    Went from pulling 30MBps to 220 MBps. I really like that the Eero automatically switches bands from 2G and 5G given your distance.

    I live in a small <1k sq ft apartment and this is enough range and strength for my needs.

    I enjoy the sleek design too.

    5*

    Feb 20, 2021 14:56
  • Review by MacMan, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Wireless System For Most Home Users

    First off, I am a certified Wireless Network Admin and I try to stay up-to-date with all things wireless via webinars, seminars, etc. I have setup hundreds of wireless systems ranging from small shops to major hospital chains. I have also worked with most of the major enterprise wireless companies and their network systems, so I am very familiar with how wireless works and especially what doesn't work (lol). I currently had an aging 802.11ac Wave 2 hardwired AP system that was starting to experience hardware issues and needed to be replaced. I wanted a reliable hardwired system, and 802.11ax (WiFi 6) support would be a plus. This system will hopefully be replaced within the next year with the newer WiFi 6E (6GHz) system, so I didn't want to spend a ton of money on it.

    I would have preferred to go with a system from Ubiquiti, but that system would have set me back almost $700, and it would have still be 802.11ac Wave 2. Enter the new Eero 6 systems from Amazon. Although the older Eero systems had a lot of issues, according to various threads, most of those have been worked out. Also this system is less than half the price, so I figured I would try them out. So far, I am happy I did.

    I purchased and installed three (3) of these Eero 6 Routers in my house with Ethernet cabling to each installation location. I did not want to purchase the 3-pack as it comes with only one (1) Router and two (2) of the cheaper Extenders. Both the Router and the Extenders can be 'meshed' together with a wireless backhaul (which is actually quite old technology and is NOT recommended unless you cannot run Ethernet cabling to the needed locations), but only the full Routers have two (2) Ethernet ports on the back of them for wired backhauls and other wired connections. This is crucial to me as every time you make a wireless hop, you effectively cut your throughput speed in half. You may have good signal everywhere, but you will suffer on raw bandwidth transmission and speed.

    For me it was either purchasing three (3) of these Eero 6 Routers, or the 3-pack of the Eero Pro 6 Routers, which happen to be almost twice the price. The third antenna is nice on the Pro units, but unless you have Gigabit Internet or faster speeds at your house, you truly will not benefit from the additional speeds those offer. Yes you will possibly be able to connect to other devices on your own network faster, but usually that is not realized in real world environments. The third radio would be a nice feature to manually restrict it to 802.11ax clients only, and utilize the other 5GHz radio for legacy devices (802.11ac Wave 2 and earlier), to avoid the slowdowns you would incur from putting all those clients on the same 5GHz radio. Unfortunately, there are not many 802.11ax clients in production, so the amount of users that would truly benefit from this are scarce. WiFi 6E (6GHz) will bring new efficiency and capabilities when it is ratified next year (hopefully), and that will be a blessing, and that will truly justify a third or forth radio.

    I have only been using these a few days, but my only complaints so far are the limitations of that the system. First off, there is no way to manually set the wireless channel of either band on the units themselves. There is also no way to adjust the output power of the antennas either. These two adjustments are very nice features on competing systems that allow you to fine tune your system manually. In some cases, you actually want to turn DOWN the output power of your APs in order to match the output power of your lower power client devices, and these units do not allow you to do that. Most people will overlook these two adjustments, as most people will be happy that these units are EXTREMELY easy to setup and get working, as it took me only about 5-10 minutes to setup my first unit, and then maybe 5 minutes for each additional unit. Yes, they are that easy to configure and setup as the system does 99% of the tasks automatically for you. It is very Apple like, and lots of people will appreciate that, but some will want more control which sadly these do not allow.

    One more complaint that I have is that you cannot choose a different SSID (wireless network name) for your 2.4GHz band vs your 5GHz band. They have to use the same SSID, which again most people won't care about, but some will. They also use the same wireless channels, which is not recommended in most systems, but appears to be working decently with this system. Your guest network can be enabled or disabled, and you can choose a unique SSID and WPA-PSK (passphrase) for it, so that is a plus.

    My house is roughly 3,100 ft^2 with an additional 1,700ft^2 basement (4,800ft^2 total). Each Eero 6 unit says it will cover up to 1,500ft^2, and a 3-pack system says it will cover up to 5,000ft^2. I was hoping that three (3) of these units would have blanketed my house, but I think I will be buying a forth unit for that. I used wireless survey software to check coverage, and although I have excellent signal in most of my house, signal is lacking in a few areas inside and also outside my house, and I want to make sure these areas are covered. At just over $100 per unit, buying an additional unit is a no-brainer for me, but I will have to wire up a new location and relocate two of my existing units. An easy task, but only if you know what you are doing.

    Again these are extremely easy systems to setup, and most of the controls are done automatically for you. I especially like the ability the create user profiles and assign hardware devices to each member of my household. I have over 70 wireless devices on my network (and more wired devices), so having profiles for each of my family members, and also separate profiles for various systems and security devices make it much easier to look at person/system usage. You can also see individual client traffic in real time, and that is a major plus on something this simple.

    My quick synopsis... I am happy I bought this system and it should get me through the next transitional year easily. For the average person that wants an easy to deploy system in their house, this is a great (and cheap) system to have. The pros definitely outweigh the cons for them. For those that want more control over their network, look elsewhere.

    Nov 30, 2020 00:19
  • 9.2score
    NETGEAR - Orbi AX4200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (2-pack) - White
    Description

    Orbi Wi-Fi 6 is a tri-band Wi-Fi system built with the fast Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide an ultimate Smart home experience with Wi-Fi coverage and connection capacity beyond belief. Keep all your Wi-Fi connections strong, in every room, all the time with enough bandwidth for all your devices, multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming video, music for your Wi-Fi connected speakers, fast online gameplay, smart lights, Wi-Fi security devices and more.

    9 Features
  • Ultimate in smart home Wi-Fi: This powerful mesh Wi-Fi system keeps all connections strong, in every room, all the time. With an upgraded Wi-Fi experience, you have enough bandwidth for your automated Smart home even when running multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming and online gaming.
  • 5000 sq. ft. of Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Covers large homes up to 5000 sq. ft. with fast Wi-Fi. The system includes a Wi-Fi router and satellite.
  • Wi-Fi 6 brings capacity beyond belief: The latest-generation Wi-Fi 6 technology is faster than before and supports your devices' connections for today and tomorrow with 4x increased capacity as compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) systems.
  • Performance leadership in mesh Wi-Fi: Enjoy wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, front door to backyard, seamless, and consistent coverage in every corner of your home.
  • Built for Gigabit Internet speeds everywhere: You've paid for fast Internet speeds, now experience them everywhere. Your Orbi Wi-Fi 6 system delivers Gigabit Internet speeds where you want to more than 100 devices on your network with total wireless speeds up to 4.2 Gbps.
  • Cybersecurity with NETGEAR Armor: Protect your connected home devices from Internet threats with antivirus, antimalware, and data protection. NETGEAR Armor empowers you to eliminate vulnerabilities or simply know the status of your home network and devices, anytime, anywhere.
  • Ease of setup and use: Simple setup and Wi-Fi management with the Orbi app. Create a guest network, view the connected devices, and perform speed tests right from the Orbi app.
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports: Four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the router and two Gigabt Ethernet ports on the satellite allow you to connect more wired devices - ideal for home offices or home entertainment areas.
  • One Wi-Fi network: Enjoy the convenience of a single Wi-Fi name for your whole home for seamless room-to-room roaming throughout your home.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RickeyJr, 10 out of 10
    Finally after Two Exchanges

    I recently moved to a 2,500 sqft home and I have an office, where I work from home out of on the weekdays. The cable modem has a cord ran out of the wall in the living room. So I first purchased the Google Nest Wifi assuming it would be good to have two mesh routers in the house. For coverage it was great but when it got to speed I was just capped at 400 MBPS Download. My ISP had more to offer, so I exchanged it for the pride and true Linksys AX6000. The speeds we're good coming back more in the 600 MBPS area. But my coverage was lacking in the corner of where my office is located on the other side of the house. I unfortunately had to another exchange and I wanted it to be my final one. So I went for the Netgear Orbi AX4200. Now after setting up everything up I was happy with the performance and of course the coverage was phenomenal. I'm pulling 800 MBPS and 900 MBPS download which is overkill in itself but wanted to get as close as a Gig as I could. If your reading this review and your in the same boat. Just purchase these when they go on sale. They typically start at $449 and fluctuate down.

    Oct 21, 2021 00:07
  • Review by JimL, 10 out of 10
    Netgear Orbi AX 4200 WiFi 6 System

    Orbi AX 4200 Router

    By Jim L.

    Netgear has hit one out of the park with this system. I replaced my old Spectrum cable router with The Orbi WiFI 6 system what a difference. The new Orbi Router is 4 to 6 times faster than the old Cable router. Speed, Stability and Easy Set UP is what you will get with the NETGEAR system. I highly recommend it. Well worth the cost! Also after turing in my old router my cable bill is now $5.00 a month less. So in time Orbi 4200 will pay for itself.

    Oct 23, 2021 07:02
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Great...but do some research about Mesh Systems

    The system is great for my 3500 sq ft home covers everything. The only thing that I would advise is if you're a gamer you'll need to port forward for some games and possibly set up the satellite as an AP because of double NAT.

    Jul 31, 2020 18:44
  • Review by Luis, 10 out of 10
    Great buy

    Recently purchased this Orbi for my home . I was recommended this item by my internet provider installer. I never know that hardware could really hinder the performance of your actual internet speeds. My kids game and I stream movies and have yet to have had any problems. I also love that it gives you a tried for security which I am going to purchase . It’s definitely a little on the high side but well worth it

    Jan 22, 2021 17:18
  • Review by Marty, 10 out of 10
    Super Fast

    Love the Orbi 6 Mesh. Our WiFi is noticeably faster. I also like that the web security is attached to the router. With they had an easy VPN attached to the router. A bit expensive but works great.

    Nov 10, 2021 18:00
  • Review by MyVegasLife, 10 out of 10
    Best Bang for the Buck

    Going on my 3rd month with this Beauty! After trying 2 Netgear Routers (X6S & AX5400) the Orbi is the only way to go. I wish I would have done my upgrade sooner. I have Cox Gigablast and Yes finally getting what I’m paying for using the Orbi. My home is 3200 Square Feet with many Devices contacted to it, and it doesn’t sweat or drop. I get half of my internet speed on my sidewalk and backyard as well. I doubt you’ll be disappointed, this is coming from someone who just recently started diving into electronics. I found the maybe the only hiccup I had was when i first installed it when it was time to place the 2nd satellite. That took 3 times until I found a sweet spot. I have my router and modem 2nd floor corner of the house, and satellite 1st floor opposite corner. Not really a negative thing just something you should know.

    StoryTime:

    Upgraded my Cox plan from 300 to 500. I got the latest & greatest modem/router they said... my speed test almost made my drive to the nearest Cox truck and throw up, while kicking & screaming for my money back lol I had them come out and after 3 techs and few wasted hrs of my brain cells talking to them. I said no, did my own research and guess what all i needed to just get a great quality router and modem. But when I asked them Cox said my speeds can’t get better and no one gets what they pay for and yes that might true only if you use the equipment they rent you.

    Dec 22, 2020 14:36
  • Review by Sheazie, 10 out of 10
    Great system.

    I have had the Orbi for several weeks and it has worked fast. Blazing speeds. Went from an Ubiquiti network to this and I must say it is just as reliable but so much more user friendly. I would highly recommend this product.

    Oct 10, 2021 07:57
  • Review by airpods, 10 out of 10
    SUPER POWERED

    Literally get what you pay for. This router has no problem maxing out your internet speed from your provider

    Oct 24, 2021 10:33
  • 9.2score
    Ubiquiti - AmpliFi Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System - White
    Description

    Enjoy stronger, more useful connectivity with this AmpliFi HD mesh Wi-Fi system. The included router and MeshPoint devices work together to help eliminate dead zones and provide a more stable and usable Wi-Fi network. A smart LED screen provides feedback on the wireless signal performance of this AmpliFi HD mesh Wi-Fi system.

    4 Features
  • Compatible with 802.11ac: Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz frequency: Delivers a fast response when transferring files.
  • MU-MIMO technology: MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
  • Encryption: Includes AES, TKIP and WPA2-PSK to keep your network secure.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BuyerBEWARE, 2 out of 10
    HORRIBLE

    Was shopping for a new router and was recommended the Orbi buy the Best Buy rep — I should have listened. I tried this and had nothing but glitches.

    There are so many other companies that offer a better product. Don’t buy this.

    Dec 07, 2020 20:06
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    Wish Mesh

    I am a big fan of Ubiquiti networking equipment. I didn't know that they offered a mesh networking system for consumer use until the Best Buy Associate directed me in that direction. I am impressed, as I get a network that now covers approximately 9,000 sqft with more than 48 devices connected. It is a perfect solution to someone that is networking multiple personal devices, desktop PC's, laptops, iPads, iPhones, whole-home security, and Home Automation. I highly recommend this unit, and it is also expandable by adding additional antennas.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:55
  • Review by kman, 10 out of 10
    Yea it works...

    I have a few Ubiquiti devices and thought I'd try the AmpliFi Mesh system. So far I haven't had any problems. Now every nook and cranny of my house have wifi. I also use the router that goes into a switch where I have cat 6 wire though out the entire house. My wired and wifi network is the best thus far. I also forgot to mention I have one access point out in my detached garage which gives my wireless cameras signals. All and all I'm happy with my purchase.

    Jun 26, 2020 16:10
  • Review by CALIMARK512, 10 out of 10
    Amazing booster

    I love in a really rural area that has hardly any internet connection or very bad signal. With this purchase I’ve seen where I’m able to get internet service any where in our home by connecting this booster up to our router. Excellent buy I suggest this unit to anyone that’s having the problems we where having with poor internet signal

    Sep 26, 2020 13:57
  • Review by shaynnon, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but so far worth it

    Easy to set up. Easy to configure. Been working across three floors (1st- router, 2nd- extender, 3rd- extender) with no drops for a few weeks. Highly recommend.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Yolo, 10 out of 10
    Wifi

    This is a great wifi system. Download the app. Plug in follow the instructions. The app is great. Lets you now the speen, who is connected, gest mode, also how far the extenders can be.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:38
  • Review by Spikad, 10 out of 10
    Magic!

    Disclaimer: I used this system to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots in my 2400 sq ft home. The equipment was connected to the modem/router provided by my internet provider, AT&T.

    The AMPLIFI system was the easiest piece of technical equipment I have ever installed in any setting. Other than entering my network name and password, I don’t believe I needed to provide any other data. I just sat back and let AMPLIFI configure itself. The best part: it actually works. It has not skipped a beat since installation. I can reach the Wi-Fi network in every corner of my home. Worth every penny.

    May 21, 2021 18:18
  • Review by GoMOTO, 10 out of 10
    Super Sleek

    Absolutely love this! It super easy to use and it can handle all the extremes that our business does online. And also it very sleek and cool to look at no ugly eye sore

    Oct 25, 2021 15:38
  • 9.2score
    Google - Nest Wifi - Mesh Router (AC2200) - Snow - Snow
    Description

    Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.¹ With up to 2200 sq. ft. of coverage, it automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe. And Nest Wifi points have a speaker with the Google Assistant for extra help around the house.

    7 Features
  • Scalable Wi-Fi router: Provides up to 2200 sq. ft. of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Handles up to 200 connected devices, and is fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.¹
  • Wireless-AC technology: Features two wireless bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, for faster wireless performance.
  • Up to 2.2 Gbps data transfer speed: Allows for fast, efficient operation.
  • Beamforming technology: Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
  • Wi-Fi protected access: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
  • Manage your family's Internet use: Keep track of your family's screen time. Pause the Internet on your kids' devices at bedtime or during homework hours.
  • Google Home app: Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechJunkie, 10 out of 10
    solid wifi, backward compatable

    So I took a long time to come around to trying agoogle Nest wifi but a tight budget forced my hand. I am pretty satisfied with the performance and with the ability it has to handle 4k streeming along side keeping my smartphone online and functioning. Just to give you an example I currently have 95 devices on my network I neverhavea slowdown when streaming music or 4k video. For the price range I think this is a great value. Oh and a huge + was that I was able to integrate my old Google WiFi with the Google NestWiFi I did not have to purchase additional access points witch was very nice.

    Apr 10, 2020 20:57
  • Review by JMRjosh, 10 out of 10
    Needed a mesh router and couldn’t be happier!

    I needed To get a mesh router for a new building i moved Into. I was Pulling 15mps and we were about to switch. The installer that came out recommended this router and I told them I would give it a try. I couldnt be happier with it! Easy is an understatement to use and now i am Pulling 900+ Mps out of the router!

    Jan 26, 2021 04:36
  • Review by arosero007, 10 out of 10
    Good value, though slightly expensive

    Gets the job done. Slightly expensive, but you get good convenience features.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:14
  • Review by CamP, 8 out of 10
    It's cool

    Working pretty great. I just don't like that you can't manually choose if you'd like to connect to 2.4ghz or 5ghz frequency. You just have to trust that it makes the best decision for your devices.

    Jan 28, 2021 12:26
  • Review by m0nkey, 10 out of 10
    Aesthetically Pleasing / High Performance Router!

    The Google Nest WIFI AC2200 Router was super easy to set up with the Google Home app. The Google Home app walks you through the installation process with ease. I did have an issue with it connecting to my WIFI smart outlets that run on 2.4GHz. I called up Google and they provided me a workaround to get them set up. (it will require a secondary phone with hotspot capabilities). I am paying for 200 Mbps internet and when I perform the speed test I hit 207 Mbps on Ookla's speedtest. On top of the performance and ease of setup, I put this router ontop of our floating TV console in our living room and it is aesthetically pleasing to look at. My GF did not like our old router with the antennas sticking out.

    1. Setup a secondary phone hotspot with the same SSID and password as you configured for your Google Nest WIFI Router

    2. Turn on secondary phone hotspot

    3. Connect your Phone to the secondary hotspot

    a. Ensure that you see the blue banner on secondary phone

    b. Ensure that you see the hotspot symbol on your phone

    4. Using the specific WIFI smart app, enter in the same SSID and password as in step 1

    5. Once you walk through the steps on the smart app and it successfully connects

    6. You can now turn off the hotspot and rename the secondary phone back to its original name

    7. On your phone now you can connect back to the Google Nest WIFI

    8. Verify controls to WIFI outlets while on the Google Nest WIFI

    This is to trick your WIFI outlets to thinking its connecting to a 2.4GHz router, this is because the Google Nest WIFI router does not have dedicated WIFI SSID's for 2.4GHz and 5Ghz. (Both channels are rolled up into one SSID)

    I hope this help others!

    Nov 19, 2019 22:47
  • Review by ROXBlak, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use

    Very easy for me to set this up.

    I like that it’s small in size, don’t get in the way.

    So far I had this for a few months and happy.

    Apr 23, 2021 19:49
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Setting up through Google Home app was a breeze. I don't think you really need the Google Wifi app anymore, since you can use the GH app for settings, etc..

    Better coverage and way faster than Google Wifi mesh system. I needed 2 pucks with the older mesh system and now I only need the Nest router hooked up to my modem to have strong, fast, reliable Wifi in every space of the house.

    Very pleased with my purchase!!

    Nov 04, 2019 16:42
  • Review by Drskyhawk, 10 out of 10
    Great router and works well as additional access p

    I purchased this router to wirelessly connect with Google Nest router connected to my modem. I wanted a hard wire connection to my work laptop in my office to give it the fastest connection. Prior to purchase my laptop connected to web wirelessly with Google Nest wireless point in my office. The connections speed was not awful, but I suspected it would be faster connected to be wired to Google Nest router. I was right, my speed doubled and ping dropped as well, anywhere from 8-15 Ms depending on the time of day. Set up is easy. You connect the 2nd router just like if u set up a wireless point. After it is set up I connected my Cat8 cable (5 ft) to my laptop. The initial set up of router took about 10 minutes, then another 5 to 10 minutes for the Ethernet connection to my laptop to to work at its full potential. Overall , I am happy with purchase and set up. I know there a couple other options out there with a little more flexibility or maybe slightly cheaper, but the low profile of the Google Nest appealed to me and my family.

    May 16, 2020 09:04
  • 9.2score
    eero - AC Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3-Pack) - White
    Description

    Improve your home network with this three-pack of eero Wi-Fi routers. Powerful dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity provides up to 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage, and TrueMesh technology helps minimize buffering and congestion. These eero Wi-Fi routers are easy to install and include a convenient app that walks you through setup and makes managing your network simple.

    6 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi system: Powered by TrueMesh technology, covers up to 5000 sq. ft. to eliminate any dead spots, buffering movies, and games dropping offline.
  • Wireless-AC technology: Uses the MU-MIMO smart antenna design to deliver an improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant): Ensure fast, efficient operation.
  • MU-MIMO: Improves the quality for each user trying to access the wireless network at the same time.
  • Beamforming technology: Broadcasts wireless data intended for a device in way that's optimal for the device.
  • NAT firewall, VPN pass-through, and static IP capability: Advanced security ensures that your private information stays private.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    superfast

    We have a 4,500 sqft house and had a gigabyte internet for about six months but never got anywhere close to that speed even right next to the router and barely over 50mgb in the upstairs bedroom. I tried multiple Netgear routers with multiple extenders and got better speed but super unreliable ( it would drop multiple times a day ) and their customer service was absolutely atrocious. I decided to give eero a try and behold fast and reliable internet. I had some trouble on the first day, with the eero in my office disconnecting but i called customer service and they answered right away and got it fixed in 20 minutes. Since then we have not had a single issue with connection issues. We have around 20 electronics connect to the eero not included our ring security system, cameras, and doorbell, as well as multiple smart lights and alexas throughout the house. With no issues at all. This system is incredible and the app is smooth, and this is coming from a software engineer. Overall a great system that is expandable. Definitely recommend giving this a try. (the photo is speed test taken outside by my mailbox, as far from the router as possible)

    Jan 10, 2020 16:26
  • Review by Cloud9Dude, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi System - Easy Custom Setup!

    I researched this purchase for months and considered every option, of which there are plenty. I finally decided on this Eero system and I am so happy I did. Setup was fast and EASY; the phone app is awesome and takes you through it in no time. It’s like you have an Eero technician right there at your side, walking you through the setup and placement of a custom mesh WiFi system for your home. I haven’t had to do anything since that first day I set it up almost a month ago. I’ve forgotten about it and I’ve never seen a signal less than max, even in my basement or outside. I paired it with an ARRIS Surfboard (SB6190) modem and it works great. The whole system is super fast with great throughput; never any lagging, even with streaming video. It was a good value too.

    Feb 09, 2020 06:30
  • Review by WIFiexplosion, 10 out of 10
    WiFie changing

    Our home was built in the 70’s, with a lot of concrete block and a good size addition. After talking to Vegas, the extremely helpful sales guy at our local BB, he recommended this system. He said it would change your world. He was correct. I did testing of our system prior and after we installed it and I couldn’t believe the difference.

    Jun 25, 2021 20:17
  • Review by Bucfanman, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi fix

    I had a very expensive netgear router that wouldn’t cover my whole home. But these little guys fix that problem.

    Dec 06, 2019 16:42
  • Review by NoreeninNY, 10 out of 10
    Simple Solution to our Internet Issue

    We have an older home and the computer upstairs was not connecting all the time. We set up an in-home consultation. In 10 days the tech was there to install and we've had no issues since.

    Sep 04, 2020 17:28
  • Review by DANIELSOLOBOY, 10 out of 10
    Love the eero

    Glad to have got the eero awesome device great to watch movies at home thanks eero=}

    Aug 21, 2020 21:44
  • Review by Minus2trill, 10 out of 10
    Works exactly as stated

    Works exactly as expected. No more blindspots, strong connection, small and hidden, and the convince of controlling my whole network from my phone

    Apr 16, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Lolowahine, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    This router is with every penny, I wanted something inexpensive and well decided to invest in this and it’s easy to set up and worth every penny.

    Apr 02, 2021 16:30
  • 9.2score
    eero - AC Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 Router - White
    Description

    Get a more reliable network with this eero Wi-Fi router. The included app makes setting up and managing your network easy, and the cross-compatible hardware easily integrates with existing systems. Featuring integrated TrueMesh technology, this eero Wi-Fi router manages network traffic efficiently to minimize buffering and dropouts and avoid congestion.

    6 Features
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi system: Powered by TrueMesh technology to eliminate any dead spots, buffering movies, and games dropping offline.
  • Wireless-AC technology: Utilizes the MU-MIMO smart antenna design to deliver improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wireless frequencies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant): Offer fast, efficient operation.
  • MU-MIMO: Improves the quality for each user trying to access the wireless network at the same time.
  • Beamforming technology: Broadcasts wireless data intended for a device in the optimal way.
  • NAT firewall, VPN pass-through, and static IP capability: Advanced security ensures your personal information stays private.
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  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    superfast

    We have a 4,500 sqft house and had a gigabyte internet for about six months but never got anywhere close to that speed even right next to the router and barely over 50mgb in the upstairs bedroom. I tried multiple Netgear routers with multiple extenders and got better speed but super unreliable ( it would drop multiple times a day ) and their customer service was absolutely atrocious. I decided to give eero a try and behold fast and reliable internet. I had some trouble on the first day, with the eero in my office disconnecting but i called customer service and they answered right away and got it fixed in 20 minutes. Since then we have not had a single issue with connection issues. We have around 20 electronics connect to the eero not included our ring security system, cameras, and doorbell, as well as multiple smart lights and alexas throughout the house. With no issues at all. This system is incredible and the app is smooth, and this is coming from a software engineer. Overall a great system that is expandable. Definitely recommend giving this a try. (the photo is speed test taken outside by my mailbox, as far from the router as possible)

    Jan 10, 2020 16:26
  • Review by Cloud9Dude, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi System - Easy Custom Setup!

    I researched this purchase for months and considered every option, of which there are plenty. I finally decided on this Eero system and I am so happy I did. Setup was fast and EASY; the phone app is awesome and takes you through it in no time. It’s like you have an Eero technician right there at your side, walking you through the setup and placement of a custom mesh WiFi system for your home. I haven’t had to do anything since that first day I set it up almost a month ago. I’ve forgotten about it and I’ve never seen a signal less than max, even in my basement or outside. I paired it with an ARRIS Surfboard (SB6190) modem and it works great. The whole system is super fast with great throughput; never any lagging, even with streaming video. It was a good value too.

    Feb 09, 2020 06:30
  • Review by WIFiexplosion, 10 out of 10
    WiFie changing

    Our home was built in the 70’s, with a lot of concrete block and a good size addition. After talking to Vegas, the extremely helpful sales guy at our local BB, he recommended this system. He said it would change your world. He was correct. I did testing of our system prior and after we installed it and I couldn’t believe the difference.

    Jun 25, 2021 20:17
  • Review by Bucfanman, 10 out of 10
    Great WiFi fix

    I had a very expensive netgear router that wouldn’t cover my whole home. But these little guys fix that problem.

    Dec 06, 2019 16:42
  • Review by NoreeninNY, 10 out of 10
    Simple Solution to our Internet Issue

    We have an older home and the computer upstairs was not connecting all the time. We set up an in-home consultation. In 10 days the tech was there to install and we've had no issues since.

    Sep 04, 2020 17:28
  • Review by DANIELSOLOBOY, 10 out of 10
    Love the eero

    Glad to have got the eero awesome device great to watch movies at home thanks eero=}

    Aug 21, 2020 21:44
  • Review by Minus2trill, 10 out of 10
    Works exactly as stated

    Works exactly as expected. No more blindspots, strong connection, small and hidden, and the convince of controlling my whole network from my phone

    Apr 16, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Lolowahine, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    This router is with every penny, I wanted something inexpensive and well decided to invest in this and it’s easy to set up and worth every penny.

    Apr 02, 2021 16:30
  • 9.2score
    Ubiquiti - AmpliFi Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System - White
    Description

    Enjoy stronger, more useful connectivity with this AmpliFi HD mesh Wi-Fi system. The included router and MeshPoint devices work together to help eliminate dead zones and provide a more stable and usable Wi-Fi network. A smart LED screen provides feedback on the wireless signal performance of this AmpliFi HD mesh Wi-Fi system.

    4 Features
  • Compatible with 802.11ac: Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz frequency: Delivers a fast response when transferring files.
  • MU-MIMO technology: MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
  • Encryption: Includes AES, TKIP and WPA2-PSK to keep your network secure.
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  • Review by BuyerBEWARE, 2 out of 10
    HORRIBLE

    Was shopping for a new router and was recommended the Orbi buy the Best Buy rep — I should have listened. I tried this and had nothing but glitches.

    There are so many other companies that offer a better product. Don’t buy this.

    Dec 07, 2020 20:06
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    Wish Mesh

    I am a big fan of Ubiquiti networking equipment. I didn't know that they offered a mesh networking system for consumer use until the Best Buy Associate directed me in that direction. I am impressed, as I get a network that now covers approximately 9,000 sqft with more than 48 devices connected. It is a perfect solution to someone that is networking multiple personal devices, desktop PC's, laptops, iPads, iPhones, whole-home security, and Home Automation. I highly recommend this unit, and it is also expandable by adding additional antennas.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:55
  • Review by kman, 10 out of 10
    Yea it works...

    I have a few Ubiquiti devices and thought I'd try the AmpliFi Mesh system. So far I haven't had any problems. Now every nook and cranny of my house have wifi. I also use the router that goes into a switch where I have cat 6 wire though out the entire house. My wired and wifi network is the best thus far. I also forgot to mention I have one access point out in my detached garage which gives my wireless cameras signals. All and all I'm happy with my purchase.

    Jun 26, 2020 16:10
  • Review by CALIMARK512, 10 out of 10
    Amazing booster

    I love in a really rural area that has hardly any internet connection or very bad signal. With this purchase I’ve seen where I’m able to get internet service any where in our home by connecting this booster up to our router. Excellent buy I suggest this unit to anyone that’s having the problems we where having with poor internet signal

    Sep 26, 2020 13:57
  • Review by shaynnon, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but so far worth it

    Easy to set up. Easy to configure. Been working across three floors (1st- router, 2nd- extender, 3rd- extender) with no drops for a few weeks. Highly recommend.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Yolo, 10 out of 10
    Wifi

    This is a great wifi system. Download the app. Plug in follow the instructions. The app is great. Lets you now the speen, who is connected, gest mode, also how far the extenders can be.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:38
  • Review by Spikad, 10 out of 10
    Magic!

    Disclaimer: I used this system to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots in my 2400 sq ft home. The equipment was connected to the modem/router provided by my internet provider, AT&T.

    The AMPLIFI system was the easiest piece of technical equipment I have ever installed in any setting. Other than entering my network name and password, I don’t believe I needed to provide any other data. I just sat back and let AMPLIFI configure itself. The best part: it actually works. It has not skipped a beat since installation. I can reach the Wi-Fi network in every corner of my home. Worth every penny.

    May 21, 2021 18:18
  • Review by GoMOTO, 10 out of 10
    Super Sleek

    Absolutely love this! It super easy to use and it can handle all the extremes that our business does online. And also it very sleek and cool to look at no ugly eye sore

    Oct 25, 2021 15:38
  • 9.2score
    NETGEAR - Orbi AX6000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System (3-pack) - White
    Description

    Orbi Wi-Fi 6 is a tri-band Wi-Fi system built with the fast Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide an ultimate smart home experience with Wi-Fi coverage and connection capacity beyond belief. Keep all your Wi-Fi connections strong, in every room, all the time with enough bandwidth for all your devices, multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming video, music for your Wi-Fi-connected speakers, fast online gameplay, smart lights, Wi-Fi security devices and more.

    10 Features
  • Supports high definition video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, WebEx, FaceTime, and more): Whether you work from home or want to connect with your friends and family you can video conference with crystal clear audio and video from anywhere in your home.
  • Ultimate in smart home Wi-Fi: This powerful mesh Wi-Fi system keeps all connections strong, in every room, all the time. With an upgraded Wi-Fi experience, you have enough bandwidth for your automated smart home even when running multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming and online gaming.
  • 7500 sq. ft. of Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Covers large homes up to 7500 sq. ft. with fast Wi-Fi. The system includes a Wi-Fi router and two satellites.
  • Wi-Fi 6 brings capacity beyond belief: The latest-generation Wi-Fi 6 technology is faster than before and supports your devices connections for today and tomorrow with 4x increased capacity as compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) systems.
  • Performance leadership in mesh Wi-Fi: Enjoy wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, front door to backyard, seamless, and consistent coverage in every corner of your home.
  • Built for Gigabit Internet speeds everywhere: You've paid for fast Internet speeds, now experience them everywhere. Your Orbi Wi-Fi 6 system delivers Gigabit Internet speeds where you want to more than 100 devices on your network with total wireless speeds up to 6 Gbps.
  • Multi-Gigabit Internet speeds ready: The 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port supports multi-Gigabit Internet speeds available from service providers. Or you can use port aggregation to combine two Gigabit Ethernet (LAN and WAN) ports for multi-Gigabit speeds.
  • Ease of setup and use: Simple setup and Wi-Fi management with the Orbi app. Create a guest network, view the connected devices, and perform speed tests right from the Orbi app.
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports: Four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the router and satellites allow you to connect more wired devices. Ideal for home offices or home entertainment areas.
  • One Wi-Fi network: Enjoy the convenience of a single Wi-Fi name for your whole home for seamless room-to-room roaming throughout your home.
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  • Review by JPSNagi, 10 out of 10
    Arguably the best Wi-Fi Mech System

    Easily this is the best Wi-Fi system out there.

    The only system better than this is corporate Wifi Networks. This is bringing corporate/ cellphone tower like connectivity to your home.

    *** Why did I upgrade from Nighthawk? ***

    Years ago, I used to be a Linksys fan, and then the support/ equipment start to wane a bit with the Cisco acquisition. That is when I got the first Netgear Nighthawk R7000. 2 years back upgraded to Nighthawk Nighthawk X8 and now to this amazing piece of equipment ... Netgear Orbi AX6000.

    The router was on the second-floor corner room. My office which was on the first-floor room diagonally away from the router was a dead spot, and so was most of the backyard. The router was great but still had connectivity issues. Also, we upgraded the security system for our home which is a hybrid ADT & Ring and due to the range, there were dead spots or delays in system response.

    I was also using a Wi-Fi extender, but it is always a nuisance to manage two separate SSIDs or the problem with switching from router to extender with the same SSID because you have to toggle the Wi-Fi on and off for the wireless devices.

    All this led me to look into a Mesh network.

    *** Why I chose the (most expensive) Netgear Orbi AC6000? ***

    Two reasons.

    First, most of the gear in the wireless mesh systems is designed for a totally wireless home. This means that Router and Satellites will have one or maybe 2 Ethernet ports. Netgear Orbi AX6000, each unit has 4 ethernet ports for in-home (intra-home) networking. This means that if you use switches to connect any wired devices, you can get rid of them. And yes, each unit (Router or Sattelite can be used as a Gigabit Wireless Switch). Yay!

    Second, this has whopping 6Gbps total throughput, smarts to connect to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, and channels automatically. Not to forget that this is Wi-Fi 6 which should mean I am good for another 3-4 years. The 6Gbps in-home also helps if you have media/ data servers.

    *** What are some of the Pros? ***

    - Extreme performance (I have never seen such throughputs to my home).

    - Simple to set up through the App.

    - Easy to configure, rename the Router or Satellites to the name of your choice.

    - Look at Network Map through the App and see which device is connected how (wired/ wireless) to which unit.

    - Beautifully designed, looks great. I did get the powder-coated metallic wall-mount brackets from that big online merchant and mounted all three units on the wall.

    *** What are the Cons? ***

    - No Cons technically.

    - If you are using laptops that have either older WiFi cards or running old drivers, they will not see your Wi-Fi 6 network. I had to update the driver on one of the machines (the driver was from 2016). After update, it works fine.

    - The only con I think is a very ... very steep price tag.

    Two ways to save some money are,

    + Recycle your old router at your local Best Buy, and get a 15% coupon to buy new equipment. Take your router to the Customer Service desk. They will help you.

    + Signup for the email newsletter at Netgear.com and you can get a 10% coupon code in the mail to buy directly from them. I still think Best Buy has a better program of 15% discount.

    *** Final thoughts ***

    If you can afford this, I would highly recommend this.

    Otherwise, look for other Netgear Orbi systems - they are much less expensive, have multiple Ethernet ports and you will avoid Wi-Fi 6 connectivity problems. Use Best Buy to again get a 15% further discount on those too.

    Jan 01, 2021 21:23
  • Review by Tomsdiner39, 10 out of 10
    First Day and already impressed with speed

    A few weeks ago I upgraded my Xfinity internet to 1Gb download service. I'm running the Xfinity modem in bridge mode and had Google Wifi Mesh installed. At my switch on ethernet I was getting 935gb download speeds which is acceptable for the speed I'm paying for. But when connected on Google Wifi I was only getting barely 1/10 that speed (100mbps or less) only 30 feet away from the router with no walls in-between. Getting frustrated with what seemed to be no solution I looked for the best mesh router I could find, and although can be confusing with different sites recommending different products including what I already had, I settled on the Netgear Orbi AX6000. It is a little expensive, but my conclusion is that is worth the price, you get what you pay for.

    Today it has been one day since I set it up and now the computer I was getting 100mbps or less on is now getting 600 to 700mbps. On my Second floor rooms farthest away from my router I'm getting 400 to 500 speeds. In my detached garage, going through impact glass windows, 2 concrete block walls and having a satellite in the garage, I'm getting 325mbps speeds on my Apple TV. In the street in front of my house I'm getting 170mbps when I tested.

    I am more than happy with day one results and I may move the satellites around yet and play with different positions to see if I can improve anything. But I can tell you I'm very happy with the results I'm getting, I would love to get the highest results everywhere but I know I'll have limitations due to walls etc. So far my first day impressed and I would definitely recommend this to everyone with Gigabit service in their home. Plus the fact that you will be ready for the new wifi 6 (ax) support coming in new equipment. My Samsung Galaxy Fold phone has wifi 6 and is blazing fast now.

    Bottom line, glad I made the purchase and now I feel like I'm getting the speeds I'm paying for from my ISP.

    Aug 22, 2020 08:43
  • Review by goodbattery, 10 out of 10
    This is the one.

    Orbi WiFi 6 is what every family needs if they have cut the cord. We have three kids and all of our tvs use apple tv. We struggled to keep the screen from buffering when we were all home. After

    setting up our Orbi system we have zero internet issues. The speed of our internet is amazingly fast and the Orbi app is very user friendly. I highly recommend this system for every dad that is tired of hearing wifi complaints!!!

    Dec 04, 2020 16:34
  • Review by Shawn, 10 out of 10
    My home Orbi system

    Excellent!! So easy to set up. I downloaded the app and it’s very user friendly. The coverage is excellent in any room of the house. I also purchased the Netgear Nighthawk Cable Modem CM-1200. It works perfectly with Orbi and I couldn’t be happier. I absolutely love my Home Orbi system. When you see the name Netgear I always think quality.

    Jun 25, 2020 00:03
  • Review by Oculus, 10 out of 10
    ORBI evaluation

    Very pleased with wifi coverage in my house wit ORBI AX 6000

    The network map has identified all devices with a little help on unknowns .

    The router snd 2 satellites are cosmetically pleasing.

    The auto assignment of 2.4 and 5 gig radios is mostly ok but wish I had some control over it

    Apr 02, 2021 17:05
  • Review by BBCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Great but pricey

    Had to upgrade home internet to 1GBPS to not have disconnects while working from home. Had the old ORBI RB50 and was capped around 940MBPS. Got this one to get my full speed and now get the full 1.2GBPS (usually 1.4GBPS due to over-provisioning). I also have about 40-45 devices connected at any time. This version had a lot of positive and negative reviews due to issues caused by firmware. I took a chance and have been very happy. I’m a little disappointed that they let it have a 2.5GB WAN port but limit all others to 1GB but I suppose it works out b/c multiple devices running at 1GBPS wired would exceed my internet plan. Still seems limiting at this price point and since the wireless backhaul can move data faster than wired (in theory).

    Very pricey but it’s been reliable and opened up the rest of my speed I’m paying for to me. If you don’t have a bunch of wireless devices connected or have an internet speed plan less than 1GBPS, i’d get a cheaper version or look at another brand solely due to price. If you can afford this one and your router is your limiting factor…i’ve been very pleased thus far!

    Jul 09, 2021 17:49
  • Review by MiketheD, 10 out of 10
    Range and throughput exceeded my expectations

    Had an Orbi 3000 system for a number of years. Extremely good system but some issues penetrating the thick concrete and brick front of the house to reach my Ring Video Doorbell 3+. Decided that it was time to try WiFi 6. Bought this three pack and still had some issues with the Ring, so purchased another satellite and now the whole 2 story 3500 sq. ft. hone and the doorbell are humming. Incredibly easy setup (as opposed to the last Orbi system). Used the same SSID and password and it recognized all my devices automatically. Armor security caused my Orbi 3000 network to crash multiple times a day ... to the point where I had to permanently disable it. Not with the AX6000. It is steady as a rock with no crashes. Yes. This is a pricey system. But the whole house penetration, improved throughput at distance and the removal of the concrete and brick as barriers to a good signal to the Ring Doorbell makes me very pleased with the system. For me, it was worth the added expense.

    May 19, 2021 21:54
  • Review by Gameboy, 10 out of 10
    Great for us.

    I purchased a larger home and could not make good use of my current router. This one covers all 3 floors of my new home without any gaps and with no lag. I would recommend this to anyone in need of heavy usage in a larger location. It supports my family's heavier demands with ease. With three teenagers constantly pulling on their own products as well as my wife and myself.

    Went to the Greenville store to get what was supposed to be the last one in stock to discover they weren't able to find it. A floor associate that told me he head already looked for it earlier said let me look again in case I may have missed it. Looked in every location that the store kept them in and said they couldn't find it. He then asked his supervisor to help him look for it and briefly explained the situation to him. Both men double checked and couldn't locate it. I had checked other locations to see if it was in stockand Spartanburg claimed 1 more as well. The supervisor called the store and asked them if they could physically put their hands on it for him right away. When they did I purchased it for store pick up and was able to obtain it shortly afterwards. The floor associate that began helping me was supposed to clock out 5 minutes after he started helping me but stayed to see it through. That's something I rarely find in retail anymore and was truly surprised to find at a big box location. His efforts were greatly appreciated even though it was unable to be found at his location.

    Aug 21, 2021 06:25
  • 9.0score
    Linksys - Velop AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3 Pack) - Black
    Description

    Create a reliable wireless network at home with this Linksys Wi-Fi system. It offers up to 6,000 sq. ft. of coverage, so it's suitable for a large home, and its Tri-Band technology delivers faster speeds for multiple devices by balancing loads effectively. This Linksys Wi-Fi system works with Amazon Alexa to control the unit with simple voice commands.

    10 Features
  • Gets better all the time: Velop self-heals and optimizes to consistently deliver fast and flawless Wi-Fi.
  • Dynamic tri-band Wireless-AC technology: Features the MIMO smart antenna design for improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • MU-MIMO technology: MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
  • Beamforming technology: Get clearer coverage. Targeted Wi-Fi signals will stream directly to each device.
  • Velop’s Intelligent mesh TM Technology: Adapts to your WiFi needs, so you’ll always be on the fastest path to the internet.
  • Wi-Fi protected access: Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers. Provides WPA2 personal wireless encryption.
  • Linksys Aware**: Subscription service that uses your existing Intelligent Mesh WiFi network to sense motion without the use of cameras or additional hardware, ensuring privacy and convenience throughout your home.
  • Linksys SHIELD*: Protect Your Family's Connected Life with Linksys Shield* and have greater control over your network while being protected against online security risks.
  • Parental controls: Let you automatically block specific content on connected devices.
  • Alexa Wi-Fi Access: With Alexa,you can easily manage Wi-Fi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important. Say commands like “Alexa, turn off Timmy’s Wi-Fi”,when it’s time for dinner or“Alexa, enable guest Wi-Fi”when you have people over
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RBrylawski, 10 out of 10
    If You Want Reliable Fast Internet? Get This NOW!

    Over time, the number of Wifi enabled devices one owns grows too large for the standard-issue, crappy Internet Services Provider (ISP) Modem/Router. At least mine did, even with a Wifi repeater, reception in my two story home was barely acceptable. And we pay for 100 mbps internet service. After the router went down recently for the 3rd time, we had to yet again get the ISP to replace it, getting even worse Wifi reception. It was clear it simply wouldn’t ever come close to meeting our needs.

    Enter Linksys Velop total house Tri-Band Mesh Network. I did my homework. The top names in whole-house Mesh networks are Eero, Google Wifi, Netgear Orbi and Linksys. When PC Magazine and several other reviewers found them all good, but heaped praise upon praise on the Linksys Velop, I was pretty much pre-sold. After a visit to my Best Buy store however, it became clear. Two knowledgeable salespeople both gave the Linksys their top recommendation.

    Many reviews suggest it’s easy to set one up yourself. I’m moderately tech-savvy, but I just didn’t want any frustration, so I chose to let Best Buy install the system. Included in the installation was hooking all 22 Wifi enabled devices, such 3 Alexa, multiple laptops, iPhones/iPads, Arlo Wifi Security Camera, Printers, Ring Doorbell, multiple 4K TV’s, etc. The installer did an outstanding job and it took him a couple hours to get everything installed and connected. The last step was the most difficult as it required asking our ISP to bridge the new Router, turning off internet from their Modem/Router. They messed up the process, making nothing work. Thankfully, our Geek Squad installer was able to tell Spectrum what they needed to do and got us back up running. I’m telling you, unless you’re great with electronics, pay a pro to get you going properly. Then sit back and enjoy the blazing fast internet speeds you’ve been paying for, but probably weren’t getting with the crappy Modem/Router from your ISP.

    A few things to know about the Linksys Velop. It is what they call self-healing. This means the Velop optimizes the internet to all the stations (we got the three-station system) to ensure fast Wifi anywhere in our home. Our three-station system is supposed to be able to cover a 6,000 square foot home. Our home is only 2200 square feet. But I am glad we got the three-station system. Internet from any spot in our modern concrete Florida home is fantastic.

    The Linksys Velop is a dynamic tri-band system. It features MU-MIMO technology (multiuser multiple input, multiple output technology). The other higher end brands don’t offer this, like Google Wifi for example. MU-MIMO gives each device its own dedicated full-speed Wifi connection. Multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. Testing this in every room in my house, it does its job admirably.

    Setting up the Linksys via the free app on my iPhone couldn’t have been simpler. Once the base router communicates with the App, you name the router and create a password you want to use as your Wifi password. So nice to not have to refer to a written note with the odd letter/number, upper/lower case password the ISP Router comes with. And the app shows every connected device, which of the three stations it’s connected to and for the most part posted the right name for each device. Our laptops were named by their internal names, but it’s very simple to just tap on any device and rename it for easier recognition.

    Note: The App itself doesn’t offer the option to run a speed test. But you can go out to Linksys.com and sign into your account online and run a speed test there. And was I ever pleased with the result. I pay for 100 mbps service and I’m actually getting closer to 120mbs service. Nothing has ever downloaded or opened as fast as it does now.

    The Linksys Velop is attractive. Our electronics are black, so we chose the Velop in black. Turns out if you want the Velop in white it costs $20 more. Just for white. I happily saved $20 and the black base stations better match the electronics in our home. I am simply stunned with how terrific this system is. It’s attractive, and should provide years of stable internet service to the many devices we have connected to it.

    Aug 24, 2019 19:04
  • Review by Selva, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Tri Band Router, Superior Wi-Fi Speeds

    This router was introduced by Linksys in CES 2017 with Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi feature.

    It came in a excellent box with 3 nodes. The packing is excellent. Velop is designed for high-performance Wi-Fi. Each Velop features a beautiful, sleek design that can be placed in open spaces, and away from obstructions to provide the best in-home Wi-Fi experience. Compact in size, Velop node is easy to place throughout the home and features an 88% smaller footprint than that of a traditional router. Its tower design supports vertical antenna placement, which enhances Wi-Fi dispersion throughout your home. Additionally, Velop features a cable management system designed to hide connected cables and keep your home clutter-free.

    The setup was very easy. Please note that setup can be done only by Android or iOS app. I have connected the first node and able to connect to the internet in less than 2 mins. I have placed other two nodes in two different locations (first and second floor) in my house and followed the steps to configure the nodes. All nodes connected successfully to internet less than 10 mins. The cool feature is during setup it will check and tell you whether nodes are in ideal spots to get max Wi-Fi speeds.

    I switched over from the Netgear Orbi. I was facing slow speeds, Wi-Fi disconnects at my home and this router resolved all the issues. Linksys Velop is a high-performing modular Wi-Fi mesh system of nodes built to provide exceptional Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. It sets up in minutes and delivers a flawless, ultra-fast, full-strength signal.

    Featuring with Dynamic Tri-band technology, this router outperforms the competition by providing faster speeds through its combination of three Wi-Fi radios, each tuned for optimal Wi-Fi load balancing to ensure peak Wi-Fi performance throughout the home. Whether you're streaming 4K content, gaming, or video chatting, Velop delivers exceptionally fast Wi-Fi to ensure optimal performance even when multiple Wi-Fi devices are connected.

    Each Velop node is a powerful Tri-Band connection point offering up to 2,000 square feet of coverage and with velop's modular design it will perform well in any home type. This router mesh system operates as a singular network that works to ensure a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home

    I was able to configure with Amazon Echo and it is working flawlessly to tell your guest network password, wifi password etc. It is a nice feature. However, I have disabled this feature due to security reason.

    With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

    Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids--even when you're away from home. Reduce online distractions during homework, family or dinnertime. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.

    Guest Access: Generate a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password via text.

    Device Prioritization: Prioritize devices that need the most speed.

    Auto-Fix: Automatically select the best channel for your device and eliminate congestion with the push of a button.

    Speed Test: Easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed to make sure you're getting full speed from your provider.

    Notification : Enable notification to alert if any of the node is not working.

    I was able to setup the port forwarding in Linksys iOS app for my Plex Server and Plex Server connected for remote access without any issues.

    I am extremely pleased with this purchase and router performance. It is one of the most innovative and fastest router in the market with many great features. If you are looking for faster internet and longer Wi-Fi range, Please buy this router without any hesitation. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.

    Jan 10, 2017 23:54
  • Review by DavidJr, 8 out of 10
    Simple setup, modern design

    This system is specifically designed for someone that wants to supply Wi-Fi throughout their house without having a gaudy looking, “alien like” router being the center piece of it. The design of each node is like a small vase or one of those Glade automatic air fresheners, with wires easily guided behind it and hidden underneath, too include a very “modern looking” power adapter. The Linksys Velop is directly aimed at someone that wants a simple method to set it up and a simple way to manage it. With the Linksys app it walks you through the process step by step and works its “magic” as it displays during setup. Managing the system is simple and straight forward through the app which is only available on iOS (8.0 or later) and Android (4.0.3 or later). The app allows you to control each devices access, enable/disable guest networks, and manage other technical aspects of the network. Using three nodes you can seamlessly cover a large area without ever needing to understand how it works. With the two Ethernet ports on each node you can also provide wired Ethernet connections to remote devices while wirelessly connected back to the internet. In my case my son’s room has always been a weak Wi-Fi spot and his old computer has just remained off the internet for years now. With this system he now has excellent Wi-Fi coverage and his old computer is connected via Ethernet cable to a wireless network. The Linksys Velop is an easy, simple and elegant way to provide a single hi-speed Wi-Fi network throughout a large area.

    On the flip side though, I am a tech nerd and I like to have much more control over my devices. For instance, you cannot control these network devices with a computer. Unlike other Linksys devices that you can use the Linksys app for, you can usually use the computer to get even more refined details, such as separating the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands into separate networks or setting times to restrict access for parental controls. With the Linksys Velop you must use the app, even after the network is set up. If you attempt to log into the main node via IP, it will remind you that you must use the app. The other side effect to the app is that it is only available on iOS and Android devices that must already have an internet connection, because you have to download the app before you even start setup. So, if you only have an old device (earlier than iOS 8 and Android 4.0.3), or a Windows based phone, and don’t already have Wi-Fi or data services on your device, you will not be able to set this system up.

    During the set-up process, though simple and guided, there were several times that I was on a waiting screen with no feedback other than a pinging blue circle or a rotating blue ring and the statement telling me it will take some time or please wait. After waiting over 15 minutes, two separate times, I restarted everything and it only took about 5 minutes to complete setup of the first node. The second node was even quicker and the third node required a hard reset of holding the reset button for 10 seconds, as directed by the app, though it installed after that with no issues. I just feel that the app should realize that after about 5 minutes of being on a single screen that something may be wrong and suggest restarting.

    The Wi-Fi connection is truly seamless. Going from node to node is not noticeable unless you are looking for it and that is where I noticed that it only changes nodes over when it is at near loss of the previously connected node. For instance if connected to node 3 and you walk to node 2, you will not switch over to a stronger signal unless the other signal is so weak that you may lose connection anyways. Due to the size of my house, my devices only switch once I was at node 1, which was in my basement. This is a good thing, as it prevented actual loss of connection, but to me did not seem like the best option as the signal is stronger and most likely faster if I am a few feet from node 2 as opposed to 20 feet from node 3 or 1. The speed of this connection also ran between 80 and 100Mbps, which is good enough for my internet connection, but not the fastest local network speed.

    Overall, Linksys Velop is a great looking system and works as intended. If you are looking for a simple and kind of discreet way to provide Wi-Fi throughout your house, this is the way to go. If you are like me and want more control over your home Wi-Fi, you might want to consider something like the Linksys WRT3200ACM.

    Jan 12, 2017 08:05
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    Lightning Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi

    My six year old wireless router was beginning to show its technological age. It could not keep up with my family's growing consumption of online content. To make matters worse, I live in a three level condo where I had to use a wi-fi range extender to receive a wi-fi signal up to the third floor. Needless to say, I was quite interested to see how the Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-fi would perform.

    The system I received has three identical rectangular columns each measuring 7.25” in height and 3”x3” at its base. The three little towers, or nodes as Linksys calls them, resemble scale model white colored skyscrapers, much like how you would see in architectural models. This sleek, stylish, and contemporary look can easily blend in as a decorative piece in your home.

    But enough about how it looks. Inside the nodes are actually wireless routers with three bands – a 2.4GHz band, and two 5GHz bands. There are six vertical antennas. The system will automatically select the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band for your device for optimum wi-fi performance. On the underside of each node there are two ethernet ports, a power switch, a reset button, and connector for power. The nodes communicate with each other to create a wireless wi-fi mesh to provide the entire home with a strong, full strength wi-fi network. The wi-fi throughput does not degrade, which is a limitation of wi-fi range extenders which cuts the wi-fi throughput by one-half each time the signal is extended. Depending on the size of your home and your coverage needs, Linksys offers single node, two node, and three node options.

    Linksys makes the set-up very easy. The box does not come with a detailed user guide. Instead, there is a set up card that directs you to go to the Google Play or Apple Store to download the Linksys app to your smartphone or tablet which will guide you through the entire set up process. When I went to the Google Play store to select the Linksys app, I noticed there were two apps – a “Linksys Smart Wi-fi” app and a “Linksys Connect” app. Which one to install? I'll save you the trouble of trying to figure out which one is the correct app. Download and install the “Linksys Smart Wi-fi” app. The Linksys app holds your hand through each step, making it one of the easiest wi-fi set ups I have ever experienced. They should win an award just for being so consumer/user friendly. Please note that you will need to turn on your phone or tablet's bluetooth in order for the app to communicate with the node.

    It's a simple five step connection process. Step 1 – Disconnect your existing router, Step 2 – Connect the base node (they're all identical, so just choose one of the three nodes to be your base node) to your modem via the supplied ethernet cable, or you can use an existing ethernet cable, Step 3 – Let the app search for the node and make the automatic wireless connection, Step 4 – Personalize the Wi-fi network by creating a name and password, and Step 5 – Add additional nodes or exit if you have no other nodes to set up. As additional nodes are added, the app analyzes the location of the node to determine if the placement is adequate to create the wi-fi mesh.

    I placed a node at each of my three floors and was good to go. Perfomance wise, I noticed the improvement immediately. It was like I just came out of the wi-fi stone age and sprinted to the 21st century. No more buffering of video content while multiple devices were connected to the wi-fi network. Web pages load smoothly. My household has over a dozen devices connected via wi-fi, and there were no hiccups downloading and uploading content. This has everything to do with the multi-user, multi-input, multi-output (MU-MIMO) that Linksys has built into its whole home wi-fi. It is a robust system allowing multiple devices to simultaneously receive content. Furthermore, I could walk up the three flights of my condo and the wi-fi signal remained at full strength, and there was no longer a need to connect to a separate wi-fi network like I had to when I used the range extender.

    The app is also easy to use. You are able to personalize the names of each node such as naming them “kitchen”, “living room”, etc. whatever will make it easy for me to remember which node was which.

    There are also Parental Controls to allow you to manage internet access to your kids, Guest Access to share your internet without having to expose the rest of your wi-fi network, and Device Prioritization to allow up to three devices for priority usage of the internet. For advance users, there are Advanced Settings to allow customizations for Internet Settings, Port Settings, and Wi-Fi MAC Filters.

    There is only one negative that I see. There is no usb connection on the node for connections to hard drives.

    In summary, here are the Pros and Cons:

    Pros

    -Easy to set up

    -Stylish looking nodes

    -Fast full strength wi-fi for each node

    -Expandable

    -Eliminates the need for range extenders

    Cons

    -No USB port

    The Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-fi impressed me with the quality packaging, aesthically looking nodes, seamless set up, and blazing MU-MIMO wi-fi performance that is able to create a wi-fi mesh to provide full strength internet. I have no hesitation recommending this system as an upgrade to an existing router and range extenders. The Linksys Velop has the advantage of enabling a uniform and continuous wi-fi network for the whole house without degradation of the wi-fi signal. For those looking to create a wireless whole home network but aren't confident in their abilities to set one up themselves, the Linksys Velop is the perfect solution as the app virtually holds your hand through the set up.

    Jan 12, 2017 02:14
  • Review by CraigB, 6 out of 10
    Consumer mesh Wi-Fi needing a big software update

    Pros

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    Compact

    Easily blends into any part of the house allowing placement based on need instead of aesthetics

    Offers true mesh technology with automatic routing

    Separate backhaul channel to help keep speed between nodes higher

    Ports are universal so you don’t need to understand wan versus LAN or uplink versus bridge

    Cons

    ________

    Device Prioritization (very basic QoS) has issues with higher internet speeds.

    Built in speed test can’t achieve the speed resulting in a low number. Subscribed speed cannot be manually entered to compensate

    No way to configure via a Windows computer of any sort. No website or app.

    Antennas seem weak as speed between nodes was not consistent.

    Only offers two ports per node

    Configuring via the app is slow. Between 12-15 minutes per node

    Limited advanced functionality (Port forwarding is offered but only device based prioritization)

    Antiquated, extremely basic, parental controls. You must manually enter URLs per device.

    No category based internet filtering. You are the parental controls

    No log to see what sites your kids are accessing to block easily

    No way to name the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands differently for legacy compatibility

    DHCP cannot be configured in any way or even turned off.

    Valid DHCP range not showing without using less than official means.

    LAN network address IP configuration is not adjustable without calling support. Stuck as 192.168.1.x.

    No option for reserving static IPs on the network

    Nodes cannot hardwired to allow faster speed and redundancy like a corporate mesh system.

    ________

    Unlike regular mesh Wi-Fi, Velop cannot be used as just Wi-Fi while still being a mesh. This means in my case I have one unit sitting in closet in a less than ideal location. Corporate mesh Wi-Fi has an access point mode allow you to place the access points where they are needed most.

    The Linksys Velop system is intended to address one of the biggest problems old fashioned Wi-Fi systems encountered as internet speeds have increased and people start doing more online streaming. In a conventional system, Wi-Fi speed and strength drops the further you get away from the place where your internet comes into the house. By having multiple of what Linksys calls nodes spread throughout your house that work together the signal can be evenly spread everywhere allowing full strength and speed. This is a concept that has been around in the business sector for many years but was far too expensive and complicated for home use and the Velop intends to address this. Make no mistake, any consumer mesh Wi-Fi system today is going to be around $300 and up so you if you want good coverage and speed, regardless of manufacturer, you are going to have to spend more money. The best place for Wi-Fi is also out in the open so a traditional box with ugly antennas and wires won’t be tolerated. Just like many other solutions these nodes are designed to be placed in the open with minimal wiring and a more attractive design.

    Starting with setup things are different. You get three nodes that come with just a power cord. You get one Ethernet cable for your main node but that is it. If you need a local connection the bottom of each unit comes with two multi-purpose ports. They are not specifically designated and the system seems to know whether you are connecting the port to the internet, your network, or local device. It’s very convenient. If you have a fair number of wired devices you will need to purchase switches. In order configure your network, the process has been simplified. You install an app and just let it walk you through configuring and labeling each node. It will allow you to define where you put them, if the placement is ideal for signal, and then make sure the software is up to date on the node. There is one name for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks and you can also define a guest network. Oddly, there no way to configure a separate name for the different bands so those of you with older Apple devices might run into trouble.

    The app is available for iOS and Android. Strangely, there is no way to configure this with a Windows computer. This is strange because devices such as Velop are often offered by computer consulting companies to small to medium business as a cheaper alternative to more expensive corporate equipment. These companies also typically do not want staff to have client information on their personal devices so not having a way to configure via their work computer is quite odd. This also leaves out anyone who opts either to have a different smartphone or has no smart phone. Not all hope is lost though as Linksys is open to customer feedback and I already asked to be added to the list of people asking for a Windows universal app. I can even imagine if they offered a Windows Universal app playing on the Xbox One and just telling Cortana to have Velop prioritize my Xbox One or even shut down access to all other devices so my gaming is not affected by anyone else. So many unique possibilities not being utilized. For now, this a glaring omission and my Xbox One and my Surface Pro have been rendered useless for this. It is software so maybe Linksys could think more outside the box and see the potential.

    Instead of traditional QoS (Quality of Service) this has what is called Device Prioritization. You can choose a device on your list and give it high priority but that is it. There are no options for prioritizing based on service or port. To activate device prioritization, you must run the integrated speed test which brings up a bug in the administration. If you have a higher internet speed, mine is at least 400Mbps, the speed test will not be able to give a full read of your internet speed. This means if you turn on the device prioritization it will artificially cut your speed down. In my case, it took my 400Mbps connection, read it multiple times as 150Mbps and limited my max speed to 150Mbps for any device. Turning off prioritization caused my speed to jump up to 315Mbps but node to node speed was inconsistent leading to tests showing speeds from 180Mbps to 330Mpbs. This replaced a competing mesh product that just came out recently, placed in the same area, that always produced consistent node to node speeds up near 400Mbps. Velop was unable to achieve full speed even with device prioritization off. Linksys Support is aware of the device prioritization issue and hopefully in the coming weeks and months a solution for this will be put in place. Ideally the speed test system should be upgraded but it would be even better if you could manually enter your internet speed for times like this when the integrated system just can’t keep up. I have already received a callback so Linksys is very keen on improving this.

    Normally with any Wi-Fi, including corporate mesh systems, you can configure your Wi-Fi as either the control for everything or just serve only as a mesh Wi-Fi access system. In the case of the Velop, it’s all or nothing. If you want to use Velop, you are going to have to make this your one and only system. There are no options to turn DHCP on or off or configure any static IPs. In fact, even under the advanced settings it doesn’t have anything about switching the address range used on your internal network. This presents a problem since many modern ISPs have their modem configured to use range 192.168.1.x, just like Velop. This causes routing problems as well as a security threat as the system has no way to know what is inside or outside your network. A call to support uncovered a less than official way to do this but the point is I shouldn’t have to. They are also aware of this and hopefully future updates will change the setup.

    If you are a gamer, looking for a mesh Wi-Fi add-on, want to have comprehensive parental controls, want QoS controls, need to have a different internal network besides 192.168.1.x, run internal static systems such as servers or NAS, or want to have a way to configure and administer the system via your computer then you are best to look elsewhere. It is an odd combination trying to cater to people who don’t want to mess with their Wi-Fi and want max speed and yet the people most likely to spend the money on the high-speed internet packages will most likely want much more control. Of course, this is a new system and these adjustments and abilities could be added in later versions of the software but currently, about the only thing this system offers is broad Wi-Fi coverage in an attractive package.

    Advanced users, gamers, and power users might want to look elsewhere or check back after future updates. It has A LOT of potential but the software is still extremely basic even when compared to basic routers.

    Who is this system most suited? If you mainly use Wi-Fi, want a system to cover your entire house regardless of size, and don’t care that there are almost no controls of any sort then this might be for you. Setup is about as simple and basic as it can get and for such people I recommend this product.

    Jan 16, 2017 23:38
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Blazing Speed, Best In Class Performance!

    The Linksys - Velop Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (3-pack) is packaged in a beautiful & functional box with magnetic closure - it exudes quality! Each Node is protected individually. Just looking at the box, you expect a premium, esoteric product... & Linksys delivers that & more in spades! The shapely Nodes are beautiful & blend with any decorating style.

    Simple set-up via the Linksys iOS or Android App. Within minutes, you are ready to go online.

    As shown in attached photo, I have 90 wireless devices utilized over 5,000 sq feet / 3 floors: this is a challenging application for high speed Wi-Fi that includes: connected major appliances; BAS ceiling fans & Haiku Wi-Fi connected lights; Wi-Fi Thermostats; Netatmo Wi-Fi Weather Station; 65 Hue Lights; Connected exterior door locks; Wink Wi-Fi connected devices; connected iDevices, Nest & Arlo cameras; iPads; iPhones & computers. Finally, Streaming from 4) Apple TV's; Nixplay Wi-Fi Photo Frames.

    And now the Results:

    Velop delivers the fastest Wi-Fi speed I have ever experienced and does so consistently! The attached screen capture shows 349 Mbps Download / 23 Mbps Upload. These are WIRELESS speeds!! I pay for 300 Mbps Download / 30 Mbps Upload & our internet service provider generally delivers 300 - 360 Download & 22 - 32 Upload.

    Velop is the only Wi-Fi System I have found to date that actually delivers this sustainable speed and does not randomly disconnect the many devices.

    High power Wi-Fi requires a high current source. Each of the 3) square white power supplies produce 12 Volt, 2 Amp output! 24VA (Volt Amps) is the highest output of any router I have tested. Better yet, the cable that plugs into each Velop is perfectly angled at the plug so the wire routs neatly through the cable management feature at the base. Brilliant design!

    PRO's:

    1- Fastest Wi-Fi Speed

    2- Easy approximate 10 minute Set-up per hub

    3- Velop Nodes are very attractive & blend with any architecture

    4- Robust infrastructure yields dependable performance

    5- 24/7 Support

    6- 3-Year Warranty

    7- Easy to use App with great diagnostics

    8- Wire Management at the base is excellent & offers a wire free appearance.

    9- Three Velop Nodes establish fast Wi-Fi speed across the house on any floor.

    10- Expandable: Add an additional Node any time you prefer.

    CON's:

    1- IP Address range cannot be changed from: 192.***. My 2) existing Apple Time Capsule / Routers had IP addresses of 10.***, but they can be set to different ranges. A different IP Address range requires individually resetting a few devices that previously connected to the other range. For example, each Nixplay connected frame had to manually "Forget" the old Wi-Fi name of the previous SSID, then set up the same name with Velop, even though the Wi-Fi name and password are the same. On 13) Apple Airport Express devices, I had to power down each device to reset it from 10.*** to 192.***

    2- IPv6 is not supported as of product release. This is surprising, as my three year old Apple Time Capsule / Router supported IPv6.

    3- The first unit set up in under 10 minutes; however the remaining two hubs froze at the same exact place midway every time during set-up. After 6 failed attempts, I held each Node horizontally and kept my hand around it. Surprisingly, this procedure resulted in a virtually immediate set-up! Then I set each Node vertically & it continued to work great.

    4- Only one Node can connect to the internet via ethernet. The other Nodes connect to the first Node via wireless mesh connection. I would prefer the option of connecting each Node to a wired ethernet connection. Linksys Technical Support indicated this may be added later as a software update. This would prove beneficial because the Nodes must be located fairly close together (my tests showed less than 40 feet apart at most).

    CONCLUSION: My search for the "Ideal" Whole Home Wi-Fi System that consistently delivers 300 Mbps over 5,000 square feet with 90 devices ends here!! I am THRILLED with Velop & give it my highest recommendation!! It has proven to be the BEST ROUTER available for 2017!

    Jan 11, 2017 19:31
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Excellent range mesh system with decent speeds

    The Linksys Velop is a great Wifi mesh network system that people with big and/or multi-story homes should definitely purchase.

    It has a cool, modern design, the nodes blend in well with the environment, the setup process is very easy to perform via the Linksys smartphone app, the Wifi coverage area is EXCELLENT, and the speeds are pretty good.

    The Linksys Velop is my second experience with a Wifi mesh-type network system (first was the Google Wifi) and my experience with the Velop has been positive. The initial setup procedure was completed with the Linksys smartphone app and it was easy and simple. The time it took to setup each node, though, wasn't fast. It took maybe 15 to 20 minutes total.

    As for the range, there are no complaints. Every single corner of my home plus outside of my house are washed in great Wifi signal quality and reliability.

    If there was one disappointment, it was the top download speed. I purchase 50 Mbps broadband and doing a Speedtest on my front porch, the max download I'm able to get is ~33 Mbps. With Google Wifi at the same location, I was pulling down above my 50 Mbps limit and getting 69 Mbps.

    Despite not achieving the same top DL speed as Google Wifi, I prefer the Velop because the connection speeds are more consistent and even. When my devices used to be connected to Google Wifi, my Youtube resolution would often drop down to 480p and even into 240p despite my device located within 3 feet of a node. When I changed the resolution to anything higher, it would simply drop back down to 240p or 480p. That was UNACCEPTABLE. With the Velop, I'm not experiencing such degradation issues.

    Overall, I'm highly satisfied and happy with the Velop and give my full recommendation.

    Jan 14, 2017 17:15
  • Review by Walter, 10 out of 10
    Great coverage for large spaces

    I wanted to cover a 2400 sq.ft. house and a 900 sq.ft. detached garage apartment with a WiFi signal. The house was easy enough, my 5 y.o. router handles it no problem, but I really thought I was going to have run CAT cable from the modem-connected router that's located centrally in the main house to a slave router in the apartment which is approximately 35 ft away. I discussed my situation with a Best Buy employee and he suggested trying the Linksys Velop mesh router before I run cable.

    I had my doubts but I'm happy to say that climbing around the attic and digging a trench to hide a CAT wire between the 2 buildings won't be necessary, the Velop system works beautifully and set-up couldn't have been easier; the app walks you step-by-step through the process. I have a strong WiFi signal in both buildings and everywhere in-between. The signal even covers my entire back yard which is a pleasant surprise and is good enough everywhere to stream movies and play on-line games. My expectations are seldom surpassed but this Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system did just that. Great product!

    Aug 07, 2020 21:26
  • 9.0score
    Linksys - Velop AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System (3-pack) - White
    Description

    Make your home an internet haven with this versatile Linksys Velop wireless Wi-Fi system. Three identical tri-band dual-stream AC2200 routers, each equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, deliver lightning-fast internet. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0/LE, this Linksys Velop wireless Wi-Fi system is simple to set up and pairs easily with computers, tablets and smart devices.

    12 Features
  • Dynamic Tri-Band Wireless-AC technology: Features the MIMO smart antenna design for improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
  • 2.4 GHz and two 5.0 GHz wireless frequency: For fast data transfer speeds.
  • Velop’s Intelligent mesh TM Technology: Adapts to your WiFi needs, so you’ll always be on the fastest path to the internet.
  • Enjoy the freedom of one Wi-Fi name and password: The system operates as one network and continuously searches for your connected devices. This ensures a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home.
  • Linksys Aware: Subscription service that uses your existing Intelligent Mesh WiFi network to sense motion without the use of cameras or additional hardware, ensuring privacy and convenience throughout your home.
  • Linksys SHIELD: Protect Your Family's Connected Life with Linksys Shield* and have greater control over your network while being protected against online security risks.
  • Parental Controls: Lets you automatically block specific content on connected devices.
  • Guest networks: Create networks for guests and restrict access to specific users.
  • Up to 6,000 sq. ft. of coverage: This system is modular and performs well within every home type, situation and footprint.
  • Alexa Wi-Fi Access: With Alexa,you can easily manage Wi-Fi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important.Say commands like “Alexa, turn off Timmy’s Wi-Fi",when it’s time for dinner or“Alexa, enable guest Wi-Fi”when you have people over
  • Manage and monitor your Wi-Fi from anywhere: The Linksys app provides the freedom to access and control your Wi-Fi from home or remotely.
  • Easy to set up: Intuitively easy setup will give you whole-home Wi-Fi freedom in minutes.
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  • Review by RBrylawski, 10 out of 10
    If You Want Reliable Fast Internet? Get This NOW!

    Over time, the number of Wifi enabled devices one owns grows too large for the standard-issue, crappy Internet Services Provider (ISP) Modem/Router. At least mine did, even with a Wifi repeater, reception in my two story home was barely acceptable. And we pay for 100 mbps internet service. After the router went down recently for the 3rd time, we had to yet again get the ISP to replace it, getting even worse Wifi reception. It was clear it simply wouldn’t ever come close to meeting our needs.

    Enter Linksys Velop total house Tri-Band Mesh Network. I did my homework. The top names in whole-house Mesh networks are Eero, Google Wifi, Netgear Orbi and Linksys. When PC Magazine and several other reviewers found them all good, but heaped praise upon praise on the Linksys Velop, I was pretty much pre-sold. After a visit to my Best Buy store however, it became clear. Two knowledgeable salespeople both gave the Linksys their top recommendation.

    Many reviews suggest it’s easy to set one up yourself. I’m moderately tech-savvy, but I just didn’t want any frustration, so I chose to let Best Buy install the system. Included in the installation was hooking all 22 Wifi enabled devices, such 3 Alexa, multiple laptops, iPhones/iPads, Arlo Wifi Security Camera, Printers, Ring Doorbell, multiple 4K TV’s, etc. The installer did an outstanding job and it took him a couple hours to get everything installed and connected. The last step was the most difficult as it required asking our ISP to bridge the new Router, turning off internet from their Modem/Router. They messed up the process, making nothing work. Thankfully, our Geek Squad installer was able to tell Spectrum what they needed to do and got us back up running. I’m telling you, unless you’re great with electronics, pay a pro to get you going properly. Then sit back and enjoy the blazing fast internet speeds you’ve been paying for, but probably weren’t getting with the crappy Modem/Router from your ISP.

    A few things to know about the Linksys Velop. It is what they call self-healing. This means the Velop optimizes the internet to all the stations (we got the three-station system) to ensure fast Wifi anywhere in our home. Our three-station system is supposed to be able to cover a 6,000 square foot home. Our home is only 2200 square feet. But I am glad we got the three-station system. Internet from any spot in our modern concrete Florida home is fantastic.

    The Linksys Velop is a dynamic tri-band system. It features MU-MIMO technology (multiuser multiple input, multiple output technology). The other higher end brands don’t offer this, like Google Wifi for example. MU-MIMO gives each device its own dedicated full-speed Wifi connection. Multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. Testing this in every room in my house, it does its job admirably.

    Setting up the Linksys via the free app on my iPhone couldn’t have been simpler. Once the base router communicates with the App, you name the router and create a password you want to use as your Wifi password. So nice to not have to refer to a written note with the odd letter/number, upper/lower case password the ISP Router comes with. And the app shows every connected device, which of the three stations it’s connected to and for the most part posted the right name for each device. Our laptops were named by their internal names, but it’s very simple to just tap on any device and rename it for easier recognition.

    Note: The App itself doesn’t offer the option to run a speed test. But you can go out to Linksys.com and sign into your account online and run a speed test there. And was I ever pleased with the result. I pay for 100 mbps service and I’m actually getting closer to 120mbs service. Nothing has ever downloaded or opened as fast as it does now.

    The Linksys Velop is attractive. Our electronics are black, so we chose the Velop in black. Turns out if you want the Velop in white it costs $20 more. Just for white. I happily saved $20 and the black base stations better match the electronics in our home. I am simply stunned with how terrific this system is. It’s attractive, and should provide years of stable internet service to the many devices we have connected to it.

    Aug 24, 2019 19:04
  • Review by Selva, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Tri Band Router, Superior Wi-Fi Speeds

    This router was introduced by Linksys in CES 2017 with Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi feature.

    It came in a excellent box with 3 nodes. The packing is excellent. Velop is designed for high-performance Wi-Fi. Each Velop features a beautiful, sleek design that can be placed in open spaces, and away from obstructions to provide the best in-home Wi-Fi experience. Compact in size, Velop node is easy to place throughout the home and features an 88% smaller footprint than that of a traditional router. Its tower design supports vertical antenna placement, which enhances Wi-Fi dispersion throughout your home. Additionally, Velop features a cable management system designed to hide connected cables and keep your home clutter-free.

    The setup was very easy. Please note that setup can be done only by Android or iOS app. I have connected the first node and able to connect to the internet in less than 2 mins. I have placed other two nodes in two different locations (first and second floor) in my house and followed the steps to configure the nodes. All nodes connected successfully to internet less than 10 mins. The cool feature is during setup it will check and tell you whether nodes are in ideal spots to get max Wi-Fi speeds.

    I switched over from the Netgear Orbi. I was facing slow speeds, Wi-Fi disconnects at my home and this router resolved all the issues. Linksys Velop is a high-performing modular Wi-Fi mesh system of nodes built to provide exceptional Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. It sets up in minutes and delivers a flawless, ultra-fast, full-strength signal.

    Featuring with Dynamic Tri-band technology, this router outperforms the competition by providing faster speeds through its combination of three Wi-Fi radios, each tuned for optimal Wi-Fi load balancing to ensure peak Wi-Fi performance throughout the home. Whether you're streaming 4K content, gaming, or video chatting, Velop delivers exceptionally fast Wi-Fi to ensure optimal performance even when multiple Wi-Fi devices are connected.

    Each Velop node is a powerful Tri-Band connection point offering up to 2,000 square feet of coverage and with velop's modular design it will perform well in any home type. This router mesh system operates as a singular network that works to ensure a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home

    I was able to configure with Amazon Echo and it is working flawlessly to tell your guest network password, wifi password etc. It is a nice feature. However, I have disabled this feature due to security reason.

    With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

    Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids--even when you're away from home. Reduce online distractions during homework, family or dinnertime. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.

    Guest Access: Generate a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password via text.

    Device Prioritization: Prioritize devices that need the most speed.

    Auto-Fix: Automatically select the best channel for your device and eliminate congestion with the push of a button.

    Speed Test: Easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed to make sure you're getting full speed from your provider.

    Notification : Enable notification to alert if any of the node is not working.

    I was able to setup the port forwarding in Linksys iOS app for my Plex Server and Plex Server connected for remote access without any issues.

    I am extremely pleased with this purchase and router performance. It is one of the most innovative and fastest router in the market with many great features. If you are looking for faster internet and longer Wi-Fi range, Please buy this router without any hesitation. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.

    Jan 10, 2017 23:54
  • Review by DavidJr, 8 out of 10
    Simple setup, modern design

    This system is specifically designed for someone that wants to supply Wi-Fi throughout their house without having a gaudy looking, “alien like” router being the center piece of it. The design of each node is like a small vase or one of those Glade automatic air fresheners, with wires easily guided behind it and hidden underneath, too include a very “modern looking” power adapter. The Linksys Velop is directly aimed at someone that wants a simple method to set it up and a simple way to manage it. With the Linksys app it walks you through the process step by step and works its “magic” as it displays during setup. Managing the system is simple and straight forward through the app which is only available on iOS (8.0 or later) and Android (4.0.3 or later). The app allows you to control each devices access, enable/disable guest networks, and manage other technical aspects of the network. Using three nodes you can seamlessly cover a large area without ever needing to understand how it works. With the two Ethernet ports on each node you can also provide wired Ethernet connections to remote devices while wirelessly connected back to the internet. In my case my son’s room has always been a weak Wi-Fi spot and his old computer has just remained off the internet for years now. With this system he now has excellent Wi-Fi coverage and his old computer is connected via Ethernet cable to a wireless network. The Linksys Velop is an easy, simple and elegant way to provide a single hi-speed Wi-Fi network throughout a large area.

    On the flip side though, I am a tech nerd and I like to have much more control over my devices. For instance, you cannot control these network devices with a computer. Unlike other Linksys devices that you can use the Linksys app for, you can usually use the computer to get even more refined details, such as separating the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands into separate networks or setting times to restrict access for parental controls. With the Linksys Velop you must use the app, even after the network is set up. If you attempt to log into the main node via IP, it will remind you that you must use the app. The other side effect to the app is that it is only available on iOS and Android devices that must already have an internet connection, because you have to download the app before you even start setup. So, if you only have an old device (earlier than iOS 8 and Android 4.0.3), or a Windows based phone, and don’t already have Wi-Fi or data services on your device, you will not be able to set this system up.

    During the set-up process, though simple and guided, there were several times that I was on a waiting screen with no feedback other than a pinging blue circle or a rotating blue ring and the statement telling me it will take some time or please wait. After waiting over 15 minutes, two separate times, I restarted everything and it only took about 5 minutes to complete setup of the first node. The second node was even quicker and the third node required a hard reset of holding the reset button for 10 seconds, as directed by the app, though it installed after that with no issues. I just feel that the app should realize that after about 5 minutes of being on a single screen that something may be wrong and suggest restarting.

    The Wi-Fi connection is truly seamless. Going from node to node is not noticeable unless you are looking for it and that is where I noticed that it only changes nodes over when it is at near loss of the previously connected node. For instance if connected to node 3 and you walk to node 2, you will not switch over to a stronger signal unless the other signal is so weak that you may lose connection anyways. Due to the size of my house, my devices only switch once I was at node 1, which was in my basement. This is a good thing, as it prevented actual loss of connection, but to me did not seem like the best option as the signal is stronger and most likely faster if I am a few feet from node 2 as opposed to 20 feet from node 3 or 1. The speed of this connection also ran between 80 and 100Mbps, which is good enough for my internet connection, but not the fastest local network speed.

    Overall, Linksys Velop is a great looking system and works as intended. If you are looking for a simple and kind of discreet way to provide Wi-Fi throughout your house, this is the way to go. If you are like me and want more control over your home Wi-Fi, you might want to consider something like the Linksys WRT3200ACM.

    Jan 12, 2017 08:05
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    Lightning Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi

    My six year old wireless router was beginning to show its technological age. It could not keep up with my family's growing consumption of online content. To make matters worse, I live in a three level condo where I had to use a wi-fi range extender to receive a wi-fi signal up to the third floor. Needless to say, I was quite interested to see how the Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-fi would perform.

    The system I received has three identical rectangular columns each measuring 7.25” in height and 3”x3” at its base. The three little towers, or nodes as Linksys calls them, resemble scale model white colored skyscrapers, much like how you would see in architectural models. This sleek, stylish, and contemporary look can easily blend in as a decorative piece in your home.

    But enough about how it looks. Inside the nodes are actually wireless routers with three bands – a 2.4GHz band, and two 5GHz bands. There are six vertical antennas. The system will automatically select the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band for your device for optimum wi-fi performance. On the underside of each node there are two ethernet ports, a power switch, a reset button, and connector for power. The nodes communicate with each other to create a wireless wi-fi mesh to provide the entire home with a strong, full strength wi-fi network. The wi-fi throughput does not degrade, which is a limitation of wi-fi range extenders which cuts the wi-fi throughput by one-half each time the signal is extended. Depending on the size of your home and your coverage needs, Linksys offers single node, two node, and three node options.

    Linksys makes the set-up very easy. The box does not come with a detailed user guide. Instead, there is a set up card that directs you to go to the Google Play or Apple Store to download the Linksys app to your smartphone or tablet which will guide you through the entire set up process. When I went to the Google Play store to select the Linksys app, I noticed there were two apps – a “Linksys Smart Wi-fi” app and a “Linksys Connect” app. Which one to install? I'll save you the trouble of trying to figure out which one is the correct app. Download and install the “Linksys Smart Wi-fi” app. The Linksys app holds your hand through each step, making it one of the easiest wi-fi set ups I have ever experienced. They should win an award just for being so consumer/user friendly. Please note that you will need to turn on your phone or tablet's bluetooth in order for the app to communicate with the node.

    It's a simple five step connection process. Step 1 – Disconnect your existing router, Step 2 – Connect the base node (they're all identical, so just choose one of the three nodes to be your base node) to your modem via the supplied ethernet cable, or you can use an existing ethernet cable, Step 3 – Let the app search for the node and make the automatic wireless connection, Step 4 – Personalize the Wi-fi network by creating a name and password, and Step 5 – Add additional nodes or exit if you have no other nodes to set up. As additional nodes are added, the app analyzes the location of the node to determine if the placement is adequate to create the wi-fi mesh.

    I placed a node at each of my three floors and was good to go. Perfomance wise, I noticed the improvement immediately. It was like I just came out of the wi-fi stone age and sprinted to the 21st century. No more buffering of video content while multiple devices were connected to the wi-fi network. Web pages load smoothly. My household has over a dozen devices connected via wi-fi, and there were no hiccups downloading and uploading content. This has everything to do with the multi-user, multi-input, multi-output (MU-MIMO) that Linksys has built into its whole home wi-fi. It is a robust system allowing multiple devices to simultaneously receive content. Furthermore, I could walk up the three flights of my condo and the wi-fi signal remained at full strength, and there was no longer a need to connect to a separate wi-fi network like I had to when I used the range extender.

    The app is also easy to use. You are able to personalize the names of each node such as naming them “kitchen”, “living room”, etc. whatever will make it easy for me to remember which node was which.

    There are also Parental Controls to allow you to manage internet access to your kids, Guest Access to share your internet without having to expose the rest of your wi-fi network, and Device Prioritization to allow up to three devices for priority usage of the internet. For advance users, there are Advanced Settings to allow customizations for Internet Settings, Port Settings, and Wi-Fi MAC Filters.

    There is only one negative that I see. There is no usb connection on the node for connections to hard drives.

    In summary, here are the Pros and Cons:

    Pros

    -Easy to set up

    -Stylish looking nodes

    -Fast full strength wi-fi for each node

    -Expandable

    -Eliminates the need for range extenders

    Cons

    -No USB port

    The Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-fi impressed me with the quality packaging, aesthically looking nodes, seamless set up, and blazing MU-MIMO wi-fi performance that is able to create a wi-fi mesh to provide full strength internet. I have no hesitation recommending this system as an upgrade to an existing router and range extenders. The Linksys Velop has the advantage of enabling a uniform and continuous wi-fi network for the whole house without degradation of the wi-fi signal. For those looking to create a wireless whole home network but aren't confident in their abilities to set one up themselves, the Linksys Velop is the perfect solution as the app virtually holds your hand through the set up.

    Jan 12, 2017 02:14
  • Review by CraigB, 6 out of 10
    Consumer mesh Wi-Fi needing a big software update

    Pros

    ________

    Compact

    Easily blends into any part of the house allowing placement based on need instead of aesthetics

    Offers true mesh technology with automatic routing

    Separate backhaul channel to help keep speed between nodes higher

    Ports are universal so you don’t need to understand wan versus LAN or uplink versus bridge

    Cons

    ________

    Device Prioritization (very basic QoS) has issues with higher internet speeds.

    Built in speed test can’t achieve the speed resulting in a low number. Subscribed speed cannot be manually entered to compensate

    No way to configure via a Windows computer of any sort. No website or app.

    Antennas seem weak as speed between nodes was not consistent.

    Only offers two ports per node

    Configuring via the app is slow. Between 12-15 minutes per node

    Limited advanced functionality (Port forwarding is offered but only device based prioritization)

    Antiquated, extremely basic, parental controls. You must manually enter URLs per device.

    No category based internet filtering. You are the parental controls

    No log to see what sites your kids are accessing to block easily

    No way to name the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands differently for legacy compatibility

    DHCP cannot be configured in any way or even turned off.

    Valid DHCP range not showing without using less than official means.

    LAN network address IP configuration is not adjustable without calling support. Stuck as 192.168.1.x.

    No option for reserving static IPs on the network

    Nodes cannot hardwired to allow faster speed and redundancy like a corporate mesh system.

    ________

    Unlike regular mesh Wi-Fi, Velop cannot be used as just Wi-Fi while still being a mesh. This means in my case I have one unit sitting in closet in a less than ideal location. Corporate mesh Wi-Fi has an access point mode allow you to place the access points where they are needed most.

    The Linksys Velop system is intended to address one of the biggest problems old fashioned Wi-Fi systems encountered as internet speeds have increased and people start doing more online streaming. In a conventional system, Wi-Fi speed and strength drops the further you get away from the place where your internet comes into the house. By having multiple of what Linksys calls nodes spread throughout your house that work together the signal can be evenly spread everywhere allowing full strength and speed. This is a concept that has been around in the business sector for many years but was far too expensive and complicated for home use and the Velop intends to address this. Make no mistake, any consumer mesh Wi-Fi system today is going to be around $300 and up so you if you want good coverage and speed, regardless of manufacturer, you are going to have to spend more money. The best place for Wi-Fi is also out in the open so a traditional box with ugly antennas and wires won’t be tolerated. Just like many other solutions these nodes are designed to be placed in the open with minimal wiring and a more attractive design.

    Starting with setup things are different. You get three nodes that come with just a power cord. You get one Ethernet cable for your main node but that is it. If you need a local connection the bottom of each unit comes with two multi-purpose ports. They are not specifically designated and the system seems to know whether you are connecting the port to the internet, your network, or local device. It’s very convenient. If you have a fair number of wired devices you will need to purchase switches. In order configure your network, the process has been simplified. You install an app and just let it walk you through configuring and labeling each node. It will allow you to define where you put them, if the placement is ideal for signal, and then make sure the software is up to date on the node. There is one name for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks and you can also define a guest network. Oddly, there no way to configure a separate name for the different bands so those of you with older Apple devices might run into trouble.

    The app is available for iOS and Android. Strangely, there is no way to configure this with a Windows computer. This is strange because devices such as Velop are often offered by computer consulting companies to small to medium business as a cheaper alternative to more expensive corporate equipment. These companies also typically do not want staff to have client information on their personal devices so not having a way to configure via their work computer is quite odd. This also leaves out anyone who opts either to have a different smartphone or has no smart phone. Not all hope is lost though as Linksys is open to customer feedback and I already asked to be added to the list of people asking for a Windows universal app. I can even imagine if they offered a Windows Universal app playing on the Xbox One and just telling Cortana to have Velop prioritize my Xbox One or even shut down access to all other devices so my gaming is not affected by anyone else. So many unique possibilities not being utilized. For now, this a glaring omission and my Xbox One and my Surface Pro have been rendered useless for this. It is software so maybe Linksys could think more outside the box and see the potential.

    Instead of traditional QoS (Quality of Service) this has what is called Device Prioritization. You can choose a device on your list and give it high priority but that is it. There are no options for prioritizing based on service or port. To activate device prioritization, you must run the integrated speed test which brings up a bug in the administration. If you have a higher internet speed, mine is at least 400Mbps, the speed test will not be able to give a full read of your internet speed. This means if you turn on the device prioritization it will artificially cut your speed down. In my case, it took my 400Mbps connection, read it multiple times as 150Mbps and limited my max speed to 150Mbps for any device. Turning off prioritization caused my speed to jump up to 315Mbps but node to node speed was inconsistent leading to tests showing speeds from 180Mbps to 330Mpbs. This replaced a competing mesh product that just came out recently, placed in the same area, that always produced consistent node to node speeds up near 400Mbps. Velop was unable to achieve full speed even with device prioritization off. Linksys Support is aware of the device prioritization issue and hopefully in the coming weeks and months a solution for this will be put in place. Ideally the speed test system should be upgraded but it would be even better if you could manually enter your internet speed for times like this when the integrated system just can’t keep up. I have already received a callback so Linksys is very keen on improving this.

    Normally with any Wi-Fi, including corporate mesh systems, you can configure your Wi-Fi as either the control for everything or just serve only as a mesh Wi-Fi access system. In the case of the Velop, it’s all or nothing. If you want to use Velop, you are going to have to make this your one and only system. There are no options to turn DHCP on or off or configure any static IPs. In fact, even under the advanced settings it doesn’t have anything about switching the address range used on your internal network. This presents a problem since many modern ISPs have their modem configured to use range 192.168.1.x, just like Velop. This causes routing problems as well as a security threat as the system has no way to know what is inside or outside your network. A call to support uncovered a less than official way to do this but the point is I shouldn’t have to. They are also aware of this and hopefully future updates will change the setup.

    If you are a gamer, looking for a mesh Wi-Fi add-on, want to have comprehensive parental controls, want QoS controls, need to have a different internal network besides 192.168.1.x, run internal static systems such as servers or NAS, or want to have a way to configure and administer the system via your computer then you are best to look elsewhere. It is an odd combination trying to cater to people who don’t want to mess with their Wi-Fi and want max speed and yet the people most likely to spend the money on the high-speed internet packages will most likely want much more control. Of course, this is a new system and these adjustments and abilities could be added in later versions of the software but currently, about the only thing this system offers is broad Wi-Fi coverage in an attractive package.

    Advanced users, gamers, and power users might want to look elsewhere or check back after future updates. It has A LOT of potential but the software is still extremely basic even when compared to basic routers.

    Who is this system most suited? If you mainly use Wi-Fi, want a system to cover your entire house regardless of size, and don’t care that there are almost no controls of any sort then this might be for you. Setup is about as simple and basic as it can get and for such people I recommend this product.

    Jan 16, 2017 23:38
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Blazing Speed, Best In Class Performance!

    The Linksys - Velop Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (3-pack) is packaged in a beautiful & functional box with magnetic closure - it exudes quality! Each Node is protected individually. Just looking at the box, you expect a premium, esoteric product... & Linksys delivers that & more in spades! The shapely Nodes are beautiful & blend with any decorating style.

    Simple set-up via the Linksys iOS or Android App. Within minutes, you are ready to go online.

    As shown in attached photo, I have 90 wireless devices utilized over 5,000 sq feet / 3 floors: this is a challenging application for high speed Wi-Fi that includes: connected major appliances; BAS ceiling fans & Haiku Wi-Fi connected lights; Wi-Fi Thermostats; Netatmo Wi-Fi Weather Station; 65 Hue Lights; Connected exterior door locks; Wink Wi-Fi connected devices; connected iDevices, Nest & Arlo cameras; iPads; iPhones & computers. Finally, Streaming from 4) Apple TV's; Nixplay Wi-Fi Photo Frames.

    And now the Results:

    Velop delivers the fastest Wi-Fi speed I have ever experienced and does so consistently! The attached screen capture shows 349 Mbps Download / 23 Mbps Upload. These are WIRELESS speeds!! I pay for 300 Mbps Download / 30 Mbps Upload & our internet service provider generally delivers 300 - 360 Download & 22 - 32 Upload.

    Velop is the only Wi-Fi System I have found to date that actually delivers this sustainable speed and does not randomly disconnect the many devices.

    High power Wi-Fi requires a high current source. Each of the 3) square white power supplies produce 12 Volt, 2 Amp output! 24VA (Volt Amps) is the highest output of any router I have tested. Better yet, the cable that plugs into each Velop is perfectly angled at the plug so the wire routs neatly through the cable management feature at the base. Brilliant design!

    PRO's:

    1- Fastest Wi-Fi Speed

    2- Easy approximate 10 minute Set-up per hub

    3- Velop Nodes are very attractive & blend with any architecture

    4- Robust infrastructure yields dependable performance

    5- 24/7 Support

    6- 3-Year Warranty

    7- Easy to use App with great diagnostics

    8- Wire Management at the base is excellent & offers a wire free appearance.

    9- Three Velop Nodes establish fast Wi-Fi speed across the house on any floor.

    10- Expandable: Add an additional Node any time you prefer.

    CON's:

    1- IP Address range cannot be changed from: 192.***. My 2) existing Apple Time Capsule / Routers had IP addresses of 10.***, but they can be set to different ranges. A different IP Address range requires individually resetting a few devices that previously connected to the other range. For example, each Nixplay connected frame had to manually "Forget" the old Wi-Fi name of the previous SSID, then set up the same name with Velop, even though the Wi-Fi name and password are the same. On 13) Apple Airport Express devices, I had to power down each device to reset it from 10.*** to 192.***

    2- IPv6 is not supported as of product release. This is surprising, as my three year old Apple Time Capsule / Router supported IPv6.

    3- The first unit set up in under 10 minutes; however the remaining two hubs froze at the same exact place midway every time during set-up. After 6 failed attempts, I held each Node horizontally and kept my hand around it. Surprisingly, this procedure resulted in a virtually immediate set-up! Then I set each Node vertically & it continued to work great.

    4- Only one Node can connect to the internet via ethernet. The other Nodes connect to the first Node via wireless mesh connection. I would prefer the option of connecting each Node to a wired ethernet connection. Linksys Technical Support indicated this may be added later as a software update. This would prove beneficial because the Nodes must be located fairly close together (my tests showed less than 40 feet apart at most).

    CONCLUSION: My search for the "Ideal" Whole Home Wi-Fi System that consistently delivers 300 Mbps over 5,000 square feet with 90 devices ends here!! I am THRILLED with Velop & give it my highest recommendation!! It has proven to be the BEST ROUTER available for 2017!

    Jan 11, 2017 19:31
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Excellent range mesh system with decent speeds

    The Linksys Velop is a great Wifi mesh network system that people with big and/or multi-story homes should definitely purchase.

    It has a cool, modern design, the nodes blend in well with the environment, the setup process is very easy to perform via the Linksys smartphone app, the Wifi coverage area is EXCELLENT, and the speeds are pretty good.

    The Linksys Velop is my second experience with a Wifi mesh-type network system (first was the Google Wifi) and my experience with the Velop has been positive. The initial setup procedure was completed with the Linksys smartphone app and it was easy and simple. The time it took to setup each node, though, wasn't fast. It took maybe 15 to 20 minutes total.

    As for the range, there are no complaints. Every single corner of my home plus outside of my house are washed in great Wifi signal quality and reliability.

    If there was one disappointment, it was the top download speed. I purchase 50 Mbps broadband and doing a Speedtest on my front porch, the max download I'm able to get is ~33 Mbps. With Google Wifi at the same location, I was pulling down above my 50 Mbps limit and getting 69 Mbps.

    Despite not achieving the same top DL speed as Google Wifi, I prefer the Velop because the connection speeds are more consistent and even. When my devices used to be connected to Google Wifi, my Youtube resolution would often drop down to 480p and even into 240p despite my device located within 3 feet of a node. When I changed the resolution to anything higher, it would simply drop back down to 240p or 480p. That was UNACCEPTABLE. With the Velop, I'm not experiencing such degradation issues.

    Overall, I'm highly satisfied and happy with the Velop and give my full recommendation.

    Jan 14, 2017 17:15
  • Review by Walter, 10 out of 10
    Great coverage for large spaces

    I wanted to cover a 2400 sq.ft. house and a 900 sq.ft. detached garage apartment with a WiFi signal. The house was easy enough, my 5 y.o. router handles it no problem, but I really thought I was going to have run CAT cable from the modem-connected router that's located centrally in the main house to a slave router in the apartment which is approximately 35 ft away. I discussed my situation with a Best Buy employee and he suggested trying the Linksys Velop mesh router before I run cable.

    I had my doubts but I'm happy to say that climbing around the attic and digging a trench to hide a CAT wire between the 2 buildings won't be necessary, the Velop system works beautifully and set-up couldn't have been easier; the app walks you step-by-step through the process. I have a strong WiFi signal in both buildings and everywhere in-between. The signal even covers my entire back yard which is a pleasant surprise and is good enough everywhere to stream movies and play on-line games. My expectations are seldom surpassed but this Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system did just that. Great product!

    Aug 07, 2020 21:26
  • 9.0score
    NETGEAR - Orbi AX6000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System (3-pack) - White
    Description

    Orbi Wi-Fi 6 is a tri-band Wi-Fi system built with the fast Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide an ultimate smart home experience with Wi-Fi coverage and connection capacity beyond belief. Keep all your Wi-Fi connections strong, in every room, all the time with enough bandwidth for all your devices, multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming video, music for your Wi-Fi-connected speakers, fast online gameplay, smart lights, Wi-Fi security devices and more.

    10 Features
  • Supports high definition video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, WebEx, FaceTime, and more): Whether you work from home or want to connect with your friends and family you can video conference with crystal clear audio and video from anywhere in your home.
  • Ultimate in smart home Wi-Fi: This powerful mesh Wi-Fi system keeps all connections strong, in every room, all the time. With an upgraded Wi-Fi experience, you have enough bandwidth for your automated smart home even when running multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming and online gaming.
  • 7500 sq. ft. of Wi-Fi 6 coverage: Covers large homes up to 7500 sq. ft. with fast Wi-Fi. The system includes a Wi-Fi router and two satellites.
  • Wi-Fi 6 brings capacity beyond belief: The latest-generation Wi-Fi 6 technology is faster than before and supports your devices connections for today and tomorrow with 4x increased capacity as compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) systems.
  • Performance leadership in mesh Wi-Fi: Enjoy wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, front door to backyard, seamless, and consistent coverage in every corner of your home.
  • Built for Gigabit Internet speeds everywhere: You've paid for fast Internet speeds, now experience them everywhere. Your Orbi Wi-Fi 6 system delivers Gigabit Internet speeds where you want to more than 100 devices on your network with total wireless speeds up to 6 Gbps.
  • Multi-Gigabit Internet speeds ready: The 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port supports multi-Gigabit Internet speeds available from service providers. Or you can use port aggregation to combine two Gigabit Ethernet (LAN and WAN) ports for multi-Gigabit speeds.
  • Ease of setup and use: Simple setup and Wi-Fi management with the Orbi app. Create a guest network, view the connected devices, and perform speed tests right from the Orbi app.
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports: Four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the router and satellites allow you to connect more wired devices. Ideal for home offices or home entertainment areas.
  • One Wi-Fi network: Enjoy the convenience of a single Wi-Fi name for your whole home for seamless room-to-room roaming throughout your home.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JPSNagi, 10 out of 10
    Arguably the best Wi-Fi Mech System

    Easily this is the best Wi-Fi system out there.

    The only system better than this is corporate Wifi Networks. This is bringing corporate/ cellphone tower like connectivity to your home.

    *** Why did I upgrade from Nighthawk? ***

    Years ago, I used to be a Linksys fan, and then the support/ equipment start to wane a bit with the Cisco acquisition. That is when I got the first Netgear Nighthawk R7000. 2 years back upgraded to Nighthawk Nighthawk X8 and now to this amazing piece of equipment ... Netgear Orbi AX6000.

    The router was on the second-floor corner room. My office which was on the first-floor room diagonally away from the router was a dead spot, and so was most of the backyard. The router was great but still had connectivity issues. Also, we upgraded the security system for our home which is a hybrid ADT & Ring and due to the range, there were dead spots or delays in system response.

    I was also using a Wi-Fi extender, but it is always a nuisance to manage two separate SSIDs or the problem with switching from router to extender with the same SSID because you have to toggle the Wi-Fi on and off for the wireless devices.

    All this led me to look into a Mesh network.

    *** Why I chose the (most expensive) Netgear Orbi AC6000? ***

    Two reasons.

    First, most of the gear in the wireless mesh systems is designed for a totally wireless home. This means that Router and Satellites will have one or maybe 2 Ethernet ports. Netgear Orbi AX6000, each unit has 4 ethernet ports for in-home (intra-home) networking. This means that if you use switches to connect any wired devices, you can get rid of them. And yes, each unit (Router or Sattelite can be used as a Gigabit Wireless Switch). Yay!

    Second, this has whopping 6Gbps total throughput, smarts to connect to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, and channels automatically. Not to forget that this is Wi-Fi 6 which should mean I am good for another 3-4 years. The 6Gbps in-home also helps if you have media/ data servers.

    *** What are some of the Pros? ***

    - Extreme performance (I have never seen such throughputs to my home).

    - Simple to set up through the App.

    - Easy to configure, rename the Router or Satellites to the name of your choice.

    - Look at Network Map through the App and see which device is connected how (wired/ wireless) to which unit.

    - Beautifully designed, looks great. I did get the powder-coated metallic wall-mount brackets from that big online merchant and mounted all three units on the wall.

    *** What are the Cons? ***

    - No Cons technically.

    - If you are using laptops that have either older WiFi cards or running old drivers, they will not see your Wi-Fi 6 network. I had to update the driver on one of the machines (the driver was from 2016). After update, it works fine.

    - The only con I think is a very ... very steep price tag.

    Two ways to save some money are,

    + Recycle your old router at your local Best Buy, and get a 15% coupon to buy new equipment. Take your router to the Customer Service desk. They will help you.

    + Signup for the email newsletter at Netgear.com and you can get a 10% coupon code in the mail to buy directly from them. I still think Best Buy has a better program of 15% discount.

    *** Final thoughts ***

    If you can afford this, I would highly recommend this.

    Otherwise, look for other Netgear Orbi systems - they are much less expensive, have multiple Ethernet ports and you will avoid Wi-Fi 6 connectivity problems. Use Best Buy to again get a 15% further discount on those too.

    Jan 01, 2021 21:23