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eero Home Wi-Fi® System

Mesh Wi-Fi system with one eero router and two Beacon access points

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Overview

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Do you get weak, fluttery internet access when you walk upstairs? The eero Home Wi-Fi System provides a powerful router with two Beacon access points — they all work together to fill your home with strong, seamless Wi-Fi.

Need strong Wi-Fi in the kitchen? Plug in an eero beacon to extend your network.

Need strong Wi-Fi in the kitchen? Plug in a beacon to extend your eero network.

Powerful TrueMesh™ Wi-Fi for a 2-4 bedroom home

Do you get weak, fluttery internet access when you walk upstairs? The eero Home Wi-Fi System provides a powerful router with two Beacon access points — they all work together to fill your home with strong, seamless Wi-Fi.

Just place the router near your modem, and place the Beacons in rooms near the edge of the original signal. Each one only needs to be plugged into a wall outlet for power, then it picks up the signal from the router, repeats it, and strengthens it.

Convenient app and frequent software updates

Installation takes just minutes, and the smartphone app makes managing connected devices simple and intuitive. Regular software updates bring new features, improve performance, and ensure your security is always up to date.

Make connections to the router

Dual Ethernet ports on the router allow you to directly connect to devices that need a lot of bandwidth — think high-res music players, 4K smart TVs, movie and TV streaming boxes, and video game consoles. 

Product Highlights:

  • router with two beacon satellite nodes creates a seamless TrueMesh™ Wi-Fi network for a 2-4 bedroom home
  • beamforming technology directs wireless signal where it's needed most
  • Bluetooth® connectivity for mobile devices
  • eero router:
    • 802.11ac simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHz tri-band Wi-Fi
    • dual auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN and/or LAN connectivity
    • 700 MHz quad-core processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • 4GB flash storage
    • 4-3/4"W x 4-3/4"H x 1-1/4"D
  • 2 eero Beacons:
    • dual-band Wi-Fi access point
    • plugs into a standard wall outlet
    • 4-3/4"W x 3"H x 1-3/16"D (each)
Network Security and Warranty:

What's in the Box:

  • eero
  • 2 eero Beacons
  • AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
  • 57" Ethernet cable
  • Welcome card

This system is the Apple of WiFi networks. Well made, Designed to be installed by normal people... no geek required. Works great. The ultimate in user friendly.

Robert, Sarasota, FL

Reviews

eero Home Wi-Fi® System Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(12 Reviews)

eero 2nd generation

Jorge from Miami, FL on 11/1/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My house is 2,400 sq ft single level. I have XFinity 150 where I was getting 179 next to the modem but only mid 20's on the other side of the house. With eero installed I am pretty much getting the same speeds next to the modem. However, it did improve to the mid 90's on the other side of the house. I like the simplicity of it and the look. I wish that it would get more speed on the other side and that it would be a little less expensive. I have still not implemented the eero plus security.

Pros: Design Ease of use Improved speed

Cons: Price Lost half the speed on the other side of the house.

Great wifi coverage, great product

Jack from Sherman Oaks, CA on 9/5/2018

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Super easy set-up (if I can do it, anyone can!). I'm getting maximum speed throughout the house. We have three floors and 4000+ square feet. Also, the eero's have a built in nightlight, which is an added bonus. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to maximize their wifi throughout their house.

Pros: Easy set-up. Maximum speed throughout the house. Bonus night-light.

Cons: None that I've experienced.

Working Great!

Christopher from Terryville, CT on 8/14/2018

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I bought this for my home with plaster walls, I always seemed to struggle getting signal throughout our ranch. I installed the router and so far, so good. I am getting great speeds and consistent coverage throughout the house. No drops, no lag. Works great with my phones, computers, tablets and television. Overall, I like it compared to my old Netgear router. I'd definitely get it again.

Pros: Small, Sleek, Great Speeds, No lag, No drops

Cons: Not a lot of LAN ports

Easy and woks great!

Robert from Sarasota, FL on 8/13/2018

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This system is the Apple of WiFi networks. Well made, Designed to be installed by normal people... no geek required. Works great. The ultimate in user friendly.

Pros: Easy, works great.

Cons: a bit pricy

Best Wi-Fi System out there!

Mile from Vernon Hills, IL on 7/8/2018

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One of the best wi-fi systems out there. I put my own router in "Bridge Mode", which allows you to use your current network name and wifi password; otherwise you will have to create a new wifi network with its own password.

Pros: - Better than any of the name brand systems (Google or Linksys) - Easy to setup - I have 3750 sq. ft. 2-story home with finished basement; put the main unit on 1st floor; one beacon on the 2nd floor, and another beacon in the basement; 100% signal everywhere in the house (before it was very spotty and slow in some places) - Phone app is very easy to use and setup the system - Enable "Bridge Mode" in your own router/modem allows you to use your current wifi network name and passkey

Cons: - A bit pricey

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David from Mustang, OK on 1/15/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As simple as it gets, took about 10 minutes to install, plug it in and followed the steps on the app... it scanned the Beacon for best location and that took the longest, 2 tries at a couple of minutes each. We have a long house with bedrooms on one side, large living room and kitchen and master on the other side, it is a long way from were the cable, modem and router are so the signal made it hard to use the smart tv or tablet on the far side of the house. Also, using the microwave would cause whatever signal we had to stop and the interference was frustrating. The EERO has solved all of our issues including the garage door WiFi issues. We can now stream in 4K without any delays anywhere in the house.

Pros: Very easy setup and works great

Cons: Cost

Worth Serious Consideration

Mink70 from Charlottesvle, VA on 1/1/2018

No WiFi is perfect, but the setup, customer support and performance is terrific compared to previous Airport system and my expectations. For a 70 year old, I particularly liked the ease of setting up and using this system with Xfinity X1 Arris modem on bridge mode. Extremely easy to add base or beacons to initial system. The guest feature also is great. The only "con" is that my house size (3 stories with basement and @3500 sq. ft build in 1980's) and roughly an L-shape design and the need to program peripherals using ethernet connection, required additional base station and beacon to carry signal to all needed places. So, I have 2 base erros and 3 beacons. Probably should have ordered the Pro and 2 beacons but the expense would have increased. On top of that, Crutchfield has a store near me. It's sales people and return policy are terrific. Don't think I will need to return this system.

Pros: See review.

Cons: No real "cons" about the system. My house design and size presented the challenges.

Great Product, impeccable service

Robert from Berkeley, CA on 12/7/2017

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I am more than pleased with my purchase. Eero wireless system has created full bands on my iPhone and computer 24/7, and MBS>210 MBS all day!! Easy and fun to set up.

Pros: Improved reception

Cons: Night lights, too bright

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Guest from Meridian, ID on 10/27/2017

This was an awesome win! I won this through the facebook gear giveaway. eero home w-fi guides you through set up, my wi-fi is running smoothly. My router is upstairs and now i can get signal in the garage, definetly recommend this. Thanks again Crutchfield.

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great add on

Bill from Cary, NC on 10/15/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to set up. Really helps wifi coverage in all rooms

Pros: easy set-up

Cons: none

Happy so far.

jason from Hagerstown, MD on 10/10/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far so good. I hooked up the Eeros about a week ago and the coverage is excellent. With our old router and extenders it was hit or miss as far as coverage, especially in the basement, and you couldn't get on the wi-fi on the front porch (even though the extender was on the interior wall right by the porch). Thought for a while before purchasing because of the price so when I saw one available in the scratch and dent warehouse I went ahead and made the decision and as of now have no regrets.

Pros: coverage, ease of setup, detailed info on all things connected to Eeros

Cons: price

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John bell from Antelope, CA on 9/3/2017

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great in house coverage, easy setup as advertised

Pros: not overpriced considering quality

Cons: none

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Features

eero M010301 Home WiFi System (1 eero + 2 eero Beacons): The eero M010301 Home WiFi System comes with an eero and two eero Beacons that blanket your two to four bedroom home in fast, reliable WiFi for seamless coverage. Rather than connecting various wireless networking products to your existing router, a eero Home WiFi System can replace all of your existing networking hardware except for your modem. eero stays new and gets better with frequent software updates, improving performance, while also bringing new features and security improvements. It's simple to setup and easy to manage. With a network that expands as far as you need, you'll finally be able to stream, work, and play, from every corner of your home - even from the backyard too.

Notes:
  • eero doesn't replace your modem, it replaces your router. The first eero plugs into your existing cable or DSL modem. If you have a combination modem/router, you'll be using that as a modem and disabling the routing function by putting it in bridge mode. 
  • In order to use eero, you will still need to have an Internet Service Provider (ISP). eero works with all ISPs in the United States and Canada.
  • This is a 2nd Generation eero system. If you already have a 1st-generation eero, you can add 2nd-generation eeros or eero Beacons to your network.

Flexible Design: Every home is unique, and eero is designed to be flexible so that it can be a fit for any home. Generally, the number of eeros recommended & needed is one eero for every 1,000 square feet to provide coverage throughout your entire home or simply based on the number of bedrooms and/or floors in your home. You can add as many eeros or eero Beacons to your home & modem as you'd like.

  • Small Homes & Apartments: Since 1-2 eeros are recommended per floor, in these home settings, a great fit would be the eero M010201. This set includes one eero, which will replace your existing router and connect directly to your modem, and an eero Beacon to be placed at another spot in your home to help blanket your home in fast, reliable WiFi.
  • Most Homes: If you have a home that has two or more floors, you will likely see best results from the eero M10301. Again, the eero will replace your existing router and connect directly to your modem, while the two eero Beacons can be placed throughout your home to deliver the best-connected home experience.
  • Larger & Wired Homes: If have a larger home (more than 3 floors) or your home is wired for Ethernet, the best fit is the eero B010301 Pro WiFi System. This set includes three high-powered eeros, each of which features a tri-band radio and two Ethernet ports. The eero Pro WiFi System is also a great fit if you just really want the ultimate in overall network performance.
Notes:
  • When figuring out the optimal number of eeros for your home, take your home's layout into consideration. This includes length, number of rooms, and any potential interference-inducing obstacles like brick walls, large appliance or metal doors.
  • eero's range may vary based on characteristics of your home including, but not limited to, its building materials, layout, interference, and eero placement.

Processor, Memory, & Storage: The eero M010301 Home WiFi System is outfitted with a 700 MHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 4GB flash storage.

TrueMesh Technology: The eero Home WiFi System uses TrueMesh technology to ensure your traffic is always moving efficiently throughout your network. This means your devices stay connected no matter where you are at home while getting the necessary speeds to deliver the same great experience. eero and every eero Beacon act as an access point on your home network and function together as a self-sufficient WiFi system. This means that eero Beacons can talk with both eeros and eero Beacons. Whereas with a range extender, it can only communicate with your router, making its expandability limited to the range of your router.

  • Unlike the familiar router-to-range extender network configuration, eero employs TrueMesh technology that uses multiple access points to provide your home with fast, reliable coverage all on a single network.
  • TrueMesh technology knows the signal strength between each eero & eero Beacon in your home and calculates the best path from your device to the internet. If there's a disruption on any part of your network, TrueMesh dynamically reroutes traffic to keep it perfectly balanced. All this happens in the background so you don't notice a thing.

WiFi Technologies: The eero Home WiFi System incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like Tri-Band, 802.11ac, MU-MIMO, & Beamforming.

  • Tri-Band: With tri-band (2.4/5.2/5.8 GHz), the eero has an additional 5Ghz radio, meaning more of your devices can connect and get the fastest possible speeds (the eero Beacons are only Dual-Band [2.4/5.2GHz]). The eero Home WiFi System's max rated transmit speeds are approximately 240Mbps at 2.4GHz and approximately 600Mpbs at 5GHz. One eero system can support up to 128 devices. However, if those devices are heavily using the Internet for activities like streaming video, you'll probably see best results using up to 30 devices with a eero system.
  • 802.11ac: 802.11ac WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and is 3x faster than Wireless-N. The eero system supports the following WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.
  • MU-MIMO: MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) is the latest advancement towards uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi connections. Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets, game consoles, and many more use a lot of bandwidth, and with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the eero system sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.
  • Beamforming: Beamforming technology helps improve the quality of voice, streaming of video and other bandwidth and latency sensitive transmissions. Beamforming will direct WiFi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports: As the gateway of an eero WiFi system, the eero has two auto-detecting Ethernet Gigabit ports. One connects directly to the modem and the other port provides the option to hardwire devices like an Ethernet switch, printer, or video game console. The eero Beacons do not contain Ethernet ports.

eero App: The eero app (for Apple iOS 9.3+ and Android OS 4.3+) allows you to easily set up (in less than 10 minutes) and manage your eero WiFi system from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to view and manage your eero network from anywhere with a network or cellular connection. You'll also be able to easily and securely share your network with guests, or block devices from using your network. In addition, you can schedule or pause internet access to manage screen time. The eero app even offers automatic updates with new features, performance improvements, and the latest security standards for your eero system. The eero app automatically runs a speed test once per day; the results of the latest test can be found at the bottom of the app's home page.

Amazon Alexa Compatible: Control your eero WiFi network with the power of your voice using Amazon Alexa and the eero skill-set. After installing an Alexa product (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) on your eero network, you can ask Alexa to perform various tasks without needing to open the eero app on your Apple iOS or Android device.

Required For Setup: Below is a list of requirements for eero setup -

  • Active internet connection from an ISP (Internet Service Provider) - with modem (or other device with an upstream connection to your ISP). eero has been tested for compatibility with most major ISPs in the United States and Canada. To date, no U.S. or Canadian ISP has been considered incompatible with eero. As long as you can connect your gateway eero to a modem or upstream device with an Ethernet cord, you should be able to set up and use eero -
    • Examples of ISPs in the U.S. include, but are not limited to, Comcast Xfinity, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Charter, Verizon Fios, Cox, Google Fiber, and Frontier.
    • Examples of ISPs in Canada include, but are not limited to, Rogers, Bell Aliant, Eastlink, Shaw, Cogeco, Bell Canada, Videotron, Telus, and TekSavvy.
  • Supported Apple iOS 9.3+ or Android OS 4.3+ device with Bluetooth 4. BLE & data connection (cellular or WiFi).
  • The eero app for Apple iOS or Android OS from the Apple Apps or Google Play stores.
  • An email address and US or Canada phone number to activate and sign-in to your account.

Safe & Secure Connection: eero systems use Transport Layer Security (TLS) and WPA2 encryption to maintain a secure connection between your eeros, devices, and the cloud. You'll receive a single-use code via text message to gain administrative access to your network and ensure secure setup. Every component of the eero system uses best-in-class encryption and security protocols to keep your network and data secure. Regular audits of the entire eero infrastructure are run by 3rd-party security firms, and eero works with the global research community to find and fix security issues.

eero Plus: eero Plus is a subscription service that provides an extra level of security to your network. You can either do a monthly plan at $9.99 per month or a year-long subscription at a two-month discount of $99. eero Plus ensures your network stays protected and secure from outside threats and keeps the people on your network safe from unsuitable content on the internet. eero. In addition to all of eeros standard security features, an eero Plus subscription gives you access to the following advanced features -

  • Advanced Network Security: Protects your devices on the network from potential viruses, malware, phishing attacks, and more. Before anything malicious can happen to you or others, eero Plus will catch these attacks so that your devices stay protected.
  • Advanced Filtering: eero Plus customers will have the option to turn on Safe Search, as well as three Content Filtering options. These services can be turned on for each individual profile you have and will apply the selected filters to all the devices under their profile. 
    • Safe Search: When Safe Search is turned on, the devices associated with that profile will filter out any potentially inappropriate search results for websites, images, or YouTube.
    • Content Filtering: Within Content Filtering, network admins will have 3 filtering options to choose from for each device connected to a Family Profile. These options include - Sexually Explicit, Illegal or Criminal, & Violence.
  • VIP Support: When you sign up for eero Plus, you will also have priority access to eero's best-in-class support team. This means when you have an issue and need a hand, you'll have limited or no wait time to speak with a member of our team so you can quickly get back to your day.

Mounting & Placement Options: Your gateway eero, the one that connects to your modem via Ethernet, should ideally be centrally located in your home (if possible) on a surface that is both stable and flat - such as tables, countertops, and nightstands. The eero Beacons simply plug into wall outlets to easily expand coverage in the home. The eero Home WiFi System is not waterproof or water resistant. However, by placing an eero closer to outdoor areas (but still inside), you can get great coverage across your outdoor space.

Power Requirements: The eero includes an AC power adapter which will need to be plugged into an AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately). The eero Beacons are equipped with a built-in AC plug, so they can connect directly into an AC wall outlet.

Automatic OTA (Over-The-Air) Updates: eero software automatically updates about once a month, keeping your system at the cutting edge. Regular software updates range from bug fixes to performance improvements to exciting new features and the latest security standards. To use eero, you will need to have a download speed of at least 1Mbps to receive system updates.

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Why did you buy this?

Reviews indicating b enter WiFi coverage and ease of set-up [ william  Oct 25, 2018 ]
I have been doing research on a Mesh WiFi network and a friend of mine just told me he got one last week and couldn't be happier with his Eero Home Wifi System. [ Donald  Sep 11, 2018 ]
Recommended by my Crutchfield advisor [ PATRICK  Nov 30, 2017 ]
Great reviews [ Richard  Nov 26, 2017 ]
When I watch my movies, they buffer. [ ROBERT W  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Simple setup, great coverage on whole house and yard. [ Jeffrey  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Looking for great speed and wide wifi coverage. [ Todd  Oct 18, 2017 ]
Better Wi-Fi at home and Dino provided great service! [ Mike  Sep 19, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

According to Eero's website: "No U.S. or Canadian ISP has been considerered incompatiable with eero. Examples of ISPs in the U.S. include, but are not limited to, Comcast Xfinity, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Charter, Verizon Fios, Cox, Google Fiber, and Frontier." So you shouldn't have any problems using the Eero Home system with your AT&T Internet :) Hope that helps! [ Larry  Sep 30, 2017 ]  Staff
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