However the real question is does Eero deliver in the network stability and speed? It did. Candidly, in my 1,800 square foot house, I didn’t really expect Eero to make much of a difference. I had a current generation 802.11ac Apple Airport Extreme centrally located and really never had problems with my Wi-Fi network - or so I thought. I installed one Eero centrally in my living room (replacing my Airport Extreme) and the others on opposite sides of my house, on in my bedroom, another in my home office. After using Eero for a few weeks, it has solved problems I didn’t know I had.
At any given time, I have more than 25 devices connected to my network. Don’t laugh, they’re easy to collect when you think about all the Internet connected devices we have in modern homes. Heck, even some of my lightbulbs and electrical outlets are Wi-Fi connected. But all of these devices can take a toll on network performance. Particularly, I had several smart home devices that were on the outer edges of my home, lights that were outside or outlets that were connected to far walls that were never particularly reliable. I chalked it up to the devices themselves being flakey or the technology being new. But since installing the Eeros those devices have been rock solid. I’m convinced now it’s because they weren’t getting great Wi-Fi reception. With Eero, they are.
Eero is still a new technology and there is room for improvement. The biggest objection most people will have to Eero is the price. The starter set of Eeros, which includes 3 units, costs $499. That’s a heck of a lot more expensive than most wireless routers. You can extend the system by adding additional individual units at $199 each if you have a particularly large home or want to extend coverage into a yard or an exterior building . By comparison, an Airport extreme costs $199 and most wireless routers cost a good bit less. However, for most people a single wireless router may not solve all their wireless needs. So, if you take into account buying multiple devices and time involved in solving common Wi-Fi problems, the cost of the Eero starts to seem a little more reasonable.