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eero – 6+ AX3000 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack) – white review

eero – 6+ AX3000 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack) – white review

Is Amazon eero 6 Plus good? The Eero’s newfound support for 160MHz channel width—up from 80MHz the previous time—is a major factor in its advancement.Easy to assemble and use, it provides excellent reception at both ends of your home. With the added functionality of serving as a Matter and Zigbee hub, it’s an excellent all-purpose mesh system for the typical home. We have more in eero – 6+ AX3000 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack) – white review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 160MHz channels are supported.
  • Easy setup and management with the Eero app
  • Built-in Zigbee hub and matter support are excellent features for smart homes.
  • Reasonably priced for 6 GHz

Cons

  • Additional subscription is required for parental controls.
  • No way to restrict how much data Eero collects

Amazon eero – 6+ Specs

  • Price: $140 for 1-pack, $240 for 2-pack, $300 for 3-pack
  • Dimensions: 66 x 97 x 99.4mm, 0.25kg
  • Network: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, AX3000, 2.4GHz (2×2) and 5GHz (2×2), up to 160MHz channel width
  • Ports: 2x gigabit WAN/LAN ports, 1x USB-C (for power only) on each node
  • Internals: 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM
  • Others: Alexa, Zigbee, OFDMA, Beamforming, MU-MIMO, WPA3
  • Speed: 3.0Gbps
  • Connectivity: 2x Gigabit Ethernet (WAN/LAN)
  • Processor: Dual-core @ 1.0GHz
  • Memory 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB Flash

Price

At $440 for a four-pack, $300 for a three-pack, $240 for a two-pack, or $140 for a single device, the Eero 6 Plus is currently on sale. Every unit is the same.

Compare eero – 6+ (Plus) vs eero 6

Eero 6+Eero 6Asus ZenWifi XT9
Wi-Fi:Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (2.4GHz/5.0GHz), Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax), dual-band 2.4GHz + 5GHzTri-band WiFi 6 (2.4GHz and 2x 5.0GHz)
Speed:3.0Gbps500Mbps7.8Gbps
Connectivity:2x Gigabit Ethernet (WAN/LAN)2x Gigabit Ethernet2.5Gb WAN, 3x Gigabit Ethernet; 1x USB 3.2
Processor:Dual-core @ 1.0GHzQuad-core, 1.2GHzQuad-core,1.7GHz
Memory:512MB512MB512MB
Storage:4GB Flash4GB Flash256MB Flash
Dimensions:66 x 97 x 99.4mm57 x 90 x 90mm161 x 160x 75mm
eero – 6+ AX3000 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack) – white comparison

eero – 6+ AX3000 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack) – white review

Design

The AX3000 build of the Eero 6 Plus is an improvement over the AX1800 of the original Eero 6.The small dimension of each router—99.4 mm by 97 mm by 65.9 mm—is actually misleading because of the router’s slant from back to front. It’s a neat little white box that blends in with its surroundings without drawing attention to itself. However, because of their sturdy construction and small size, you can easily set up each router on any nearby table or shelf.

Ports

The USB-C power jack and two gigabit Ethernet connections are located on the back of each device.There are additional choices for wired connections for a smart TV, game console, or other wired devices with the two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The node features a little LED indicator on top that illuminates red when the node loses its internet connection, blue during setup, and white when everything is connected and functioning as it should.

Band

With a maximum theoretical speed of 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, up to 1,201 Mbps on one of the 5GHz bands, and up to 2,402 Mbps on the secondary 5GHz band, the Eero 6+ is a tri-band AX4200 system. For devices that support it, there is extra Wi-Fi bandwidth available on the 160MHz radio channel.

Memory & coverage

With a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage, the system powers those radios. According to Amazon, a three-piece configuration should have sufficient range to cover an area of up to 4,500 square feet.

Transfer rate

As anticipated, adjacent devices in the same room as the first Eero router just registered their typical speeds, which are the fastest my workplace broadband connection can support—150 Mbps for the Ookla Speed Test and 19 MB/s for Steam downloads.

Smart Home

Similar to the Eero Pro 6, the Eero 6+ connects to a range of smart home appliances, including lights, cameras, smart plugs, and thermostats, via a Zigbee radio. These devices may all be managed via the Eero mobile app. In addition, it has a Bluetooth radio, supports voice commands and routines from Amazon Alexa, and can operate some items that are compatible with Thread.

Subscription

The Eero routers do come with a 30-day free trial of Eero Plus; but, after that, you’ll have to pay £9.99/$9.99 per month or £99.99/$99.99 annually to keep using the service.

Setup

The setup process is very simple: just plug in the router, turn on the modem, and launch the app. Once the router has been located, the app will prompt you to name and password-protect your new Wi-Fi network. You should also give that point a name, in my instance Server Cabinet, to make it easy to utilize and set up the mesh.

The buttons for Home, Activity, Discover, and Settings are located along the bottom of the screen. While the Activity button shows historical data including the amount of data uploaded and downloaded, the number of security scans completed, and the number of security threats prevented, the Home button takes you back to the Home screen.

Eero apps and Performance

You may configure the system, keep an eye on its performance, and change its settings using the Eero app. It’s one of the better app alternatives in the router category, making quick work of the setup procedure with an attractive design and easy access to controls and settings. Your network will be operational in a matter of minutes if you simply follow the instructions, plug everything in as directed, choose a network name and password, and update to the most recent firmware build.

With a close-proximity throughput test result of 938Mbps, the router node outperformed the ZenWiFi XT8 (860Mbps), the Motorola MH7603 (700Mbps), and the TP-Link Deco W7200 (771Mbps) to become the fastest Wi-Fi 6 mesh system to date. Comparably, the Eero 6+ router outperformed the competition with a score of 367Mbps on the 30-foot test, outperforming the ZenWiFi XT8 (347Mbps), Motorola MH7603 (245Mbps), and TP-Link Deco W7200 (298Mbps).

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