What Is Eero WiFi?

Amazon-owned Eero offers mesh WiFi nodes with Alexa integration.
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Eero is part of the Amazon ecosystem, but what else should you know about this mesh WiFi brand? Read on to learn about the Eero home WiFi system, as well as its pros and cons.

What Is Eero WiFi?

Eero is an Amazon-owned brand that has pushed out two generations of mesh WiFi nodes. Eero hardware relies on a "router and satellites" model. It also requires constant connectivity to the Eero cloud — ostensibly for analytics reasons. What's more, you have to create an Eero account to use it.

The price of Eero leaves a lot to be desired. You'll pay $399 for one base station and two Eero Beacons.

There appears to be some oddities with this account system, though. Amazon Alexa integration allows you to pause internet connections for a group of devices — a handy trick if you want to limit your kids' internet time. Unfortunately, Alexa can't turn the internet back on. For that, you'll need the Eero app.

What Do the Eero Reviews Say?

Eero has consistently updated their products, and this mesh WiFi system has been lauded for its powerful network controls. However, some reviews say the coverage area and speeds can be lacking. The price of Eero leaves a lot to be desired, too. You'll pay $399 MSRP for one base station and two Eero Beacons.

SEE ALSO: What Is Google Wifi?

If you're looking at options besides a Eero mesh network, see our guides on the Netgear Orbi, Ubiquiti AmpliFi, and Google Wifi systems.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Sean is a freelance writer and photojournalist working in the Hampton Roads region. He has been a writer, adventure motorcyclist, drag racer, data nerd, shade-tree mechanic, and tornado chaser. Recommend good beers to him on Twitter at @wxgeek.
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