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Eero's lineup of mesh WiFi products are now available for purchase, eero announced in a blog post this morning. Eero devices can be bought from Apple in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

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Apple is selling multiple eero Pro Mesh WiFi setups with one or two beacons and pricing starting at $300, along with the eero Pro Mesh WiFi Router and a Pro Router three pack. The standard Eero Mesh WiFi Router is available alongside the eero Mesh WiFi System and the eero Beacon Mesh WiFi Range Extender. Eero's products are compatible with HomeKit.
This is an exciting step towards delivering our vision to bring eero to more customers and homes around the world, providing them with a safe and reliable network for their smart home. Today's announcement follows eero's support for Apple HomeKit, a key addition to our growing line-up of smart home integrations.

With our TrueMesh technology, your eero network learns and optimizes for your space, devices, and usage. Get fast, reliable wifi to all of the connected devices in your home as you work, game, and stream video in every corner of the house (backyard included).
Apple first began offering router and WiFi options on its website after discontinuing its AirPort products. Apple also sells routers and mesh WiFi systems from Linksys and Netgear, offering both the Velop and the Orbi.

Article Link: Eero Mesh WiFi Products Now Available From Apple's Online Store
 

jcswim312

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I’m planning on getting this - I currently have Apple’s discontinued AirPort Extreme for my home router and was planning on getting an Eero setup when Apple announced that it would be HomeKit compatible
 
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roar08

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Strongly advise against Eero depending on your needs. After almost 2 years, I eBay'd my Eero system: 4 Eeros + 2 Beacons and bought the new Netgear Orbi RBK852 units (AX6000). The 2 Orbis are flawless in our home w/ 50+ devices. The Eeros required us to frequently toggle wifi off/on on many devices, and speeds were significantly inconsistent through our house. Additionally, certain HomeKit devices would be unresponsive -- this hasn't happened once in the 2 1/2 weeks since we made the switch. The Eeros can work well in certain situations, but if you have a lot of devices and/or a larger home, and/or speeds over 300-500 Mbps from your provider ... it might not work well for you. The wireless backhaul in the later Eeros is a welcome addition, but the beacons don't have this ... and the implementation in general isn't as good as other brands. I was a VERY loyal Eero customer early on and probably sold 5-10 systems by recommending to friends, many of whom are switching to the Orbi AX6000 which - again - are absolutely incredible. Max speed everywhere in the house, HomeKit devices working flawlessly, no device drops. Also, even with the wireless backhaul in later Eeros, still no Wifi 6 and no roadmap for when it might be available. The current Eero offerings are not very future-forward as they once were.
 
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MacBird

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Does it support the new WiFi standard ax? I can't find this information on the Apple website.

Edit: Found it on the Eero website, no WiFi 6 support, I would not buy it just because of that:

Quote: eero supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Currently, there is no timeline set for 802.11ax (also known as WiFi 6) support.
 
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bag99001

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I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t just buy Eero and sell this. People would certainly pay a premium for this and I always found my AirPort Extreme was super reliable and easy to control from my Apple products. Is it just supporting routers is complicated? The cost of the mesh routers seems to suggest Apple could charge a premium.
 
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tbeaumont

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I also switched from the AirPort Extreme to Eero's about 5 years ago and have had a fantastic experience with the Eero's. In the event you ever have a problem, Eero's customer support is great!
 
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melgross

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I’m not impressed with their offerings. They get good reviews, but the performance is well behind my year’s old Apple router network which uses three, because of my old house.
 
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jason4427

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I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t just buy Eero and sell this. People would certainly pay a premium for this and I always found my AirPort Extreme was super reliable and easy to control from my Apple products. Is it just supporting routers is complicated? The cost of the mesh routers seems to suggest Apple could charge a premium.
Because they are owned by Amazon, is why.
 
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clayj

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I love the Eero setup. I have 3 in my home and it is almost too much.
Same here -- 3 eero pros in a 1450 sqft condo. Coverage is NOT a problem. :cool:
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I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t just buy Eero and sell this. People would certainly pay a premium for this and I always found my AirPort Extreme was super reliable and easy to control from my Apple products. Is it just supporting routers is complicated? The cost of the mesh routers seems to suggest Apple could charge a premium.
Because Amazon bought eero about a year ago.
 
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erinsarah

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I actually just found a deal on Costco's site this week for two Eero Pros (no beacons) for $269. Seems perfect for my needs, and given the Wink Hub fiasco happening currently, I'm glad to see Eero getting some apparent love from Apple.
 
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DoctorTech

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I bought 4 Eero routers (the non-pro version) last December. I previously used an Airport Extreme which I loved but I was starting to run into issues with dropping smart home devices (I have about 50 devices total on my network).

I put one Eero in my office in the basement and 3 on the main floor. I pay for 300 Mbs bandwidth from Comcast and I get 200+ Mbs everywhere in my house. I really like that these devices support Homekit router (I turned that feature on the first day it was available).
 
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Sean7512

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Strongly advise against Eero depending on your needs. After almost 2 years, I eBay'd my Eero system: 4 Eeros + 2 Beacons and bought the new Netgear Orbi RBK852 units (AX6000). The 2 Orbis are flawless in our home w/ 50+ devices. The Eeros required us to frequently toggle wifi off/on on many devices, and speeds were significantly inconsistent through our house. Additionally, certain HomeKit devices would be unresponsive -- this hasn't happened once in the 2 1/2 weeks since we made the switch. The Eeros can work well in certain situations, but if you have a lot of devices and/or a larger home, and/or speeds over 300-500 Mbps from your provider ... it might not work well for you. The wireless backhaul in the later Eeros is a welcome addition, but the beacons don't have this ... and the implementation in general isn't as good as other brands. I was a VERY loyal Eero customer early on and probably sold 5-10 systems by recommending to friends, many of whom are switching to the Orbi AX6000 which - again - are absolutely incredible. Max speed everywhere in the house, HomeKit devices working flawlessly, no device drops. Also, even with the wireless backhaul in later Eeros, still no Wifi 6 and no roadmap for when it might be available. The current Eero offerings are not very future-forward as they once were.

I have not used Eero, but I did just upgrade to the same Orbi as you and I can definitely say the speeds are melt your face fast. I used to have 2 AirPort Extremes (AC -- connected via ethernet backhaul) and in most rooms in my house, I pulled down 20-50Mbps on my iPhone X. Now with the Orbi, my iPhone X pulls down well over 500Mbps in every room up to 700 when nearby. My laptop pulls down my full gig speed at 943Mbps. I configured my Orbi Satellite with a wired backhaul to the main router, so I cannot comment on the wireless satellite approach.
 
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roland.g

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We switched to the Eero Mesh Pro system in October. So glad. So much better than my two older Airports. And the management tools are great.
 
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Blackstick

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LOVE my Eeros, bought them in January 2018 and never looked back - I have a very tall townhouse, and the 2nd floor was a disaster with a single base station downstairs... with one Eero base and two beacons, it has yet to be an issue again. AT&T Fiber is gigabit and I get ~500Mbps upstairs, which is plenty.
 
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brentsg

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Strongly advise against Eero depending on your needs. After almost 2 years, I eBay'd my Eero system: 4 Eeros + 2 Beacons and bought the new Netgear Orbi RBK852 units (AX6000). The 2 Orbis are flawless in our home w/ 50+ devices. The Eeros required us to frequently toggle wifi off/on on many devices, and speeds were significantly inconsistent through our house. Additionally, certain HomeKit devices would be unresponsive -- this hasn't happened once in the 2 1/2 weeks since we made the switch. The Eeros can work well in certain situations, but if you have a lot of devices and/or a larger home, and/or speeds over 300-500 Mbps from your provider ... it might not work well for you. The wireless backhaul in the later Eeros is a welcome addition, but the beacons don't have this ... and the implementation in general isn't as good as other brands. I was a VERY loyal Eero customer early on and probably sold 5-10 systems by recommending to friends, many of whom are switching to the Orbi AX6000 which - again - are absolutely incredible. Max speed everywhere in the house, HomeKit devices working flawlessly, no device drops. Also, even with the wireless backhaul in later Eeros, still no Wifi 6 and no roadmap for when it might be available. The current Eero offerings are not very future-forward as they once were.

I don't necessarily endorse Eero (don't use them) but when I tested, the Orbi was the worst performing product that I looked at. Wifi products can very much be YMMV. Performance can be one good or bad release away and I think that's where they suffered.
 
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