WiFi mesh network

eero 2nd gen (3-pack)

eero Pro WiFi System
eero 2nd gen (3-pack)
Performance Class (Standards Compliant):
  • N300 in 2.4GHz (SU-MIMO 2x2:2)
  • AC867 in 5GHz (MU-MIMO 2x2:2)

eero 2nd gen (3-pack)
Key Features (as described by the manufacturer)
  • Replace your router in under 10 minutes - The app guides you through setup and placement. eeros automatically connect to create a wireless mesh network.
  • World-class security - No searching, downloading, and installing here. Unlike traditional routers, eero provides automatic security updates and adheres to the strictest security standards.
  • If a vulnerability is discovered we can quickly update every system - you don't have to lift a finger.
  • Entertainment-grade WiFi for the entire family - With its incredibly low latency and coverage, you can stream, game, work, and play from every corner of your home - and from the backyard, too. eero won't break a sweat.
  • Intelligent software - eero's TrueMesh consistently finds the best route for your network traffic, quickly switching paths to avoid any interference.
  • eero also intelligently switches your device's connection between access points to ensure the fastest, most reliable connection.
  • Stays news, gets better - eero software automatically updates regularly, giving you entirely new features, performance improvements, and security updates.
  • With eero, your WiFi is ready for the future, and with its Thread capabilities eero is now the best solution for the smart home.
  • Covers any home - Customize or expand your WiFi by adding as many eeros and eero Beacons as you need. eero can also use Ethernet wiring in any combination. That means eero can cover any home, no matter the size or layout.
  • Easy-to-use app - With the eero app you can check network status, connected devices, and run speed tests from the app dashboard. You can also create profiles to set schedules and pause the internet on your kids devices.
  • Designed for the home - eero and eero Beacon are compact and elegant, making them a perfect fit for your home. On the inside, eero is made with an uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Every eero component is meticulously sourced, custom assembled, and tested with a level of precision that rejects the slightest performance flaw.


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eero 2nd gen (3-pack)
eero Pro WiFi System
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AC867 (MU-MIMO 2x2:2)
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eero 2nd gen (3-pack) Test Review (methodology)

Internet Speed Download

The speed of download from the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP download speed
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 88.0%
Whole Home Average: 88.0%
1st Floor Average: 89.9%
1st Floor Average: 89.9%
2nd Floor Average: 86.2%
2nd Floor Average: 86.2%
analiti @1: 91.9%
analiti @1: 91.9%
analiti @2: 93.0%
analiti @2: 93.0%
analiti @3: 84.6%
analiti @3: 84.6%
analiti @4: 85.5%
analiti @4: 85.5%
analiti @5: 85.6%
analiti @5: 85.6%
analiti @6: 87.4%
analiti @6: 87.4%

Internet Speed Upload

The speed of upload to the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP upload speed
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 98.6%
Whole Home Average: 98.6%
1st Floor Average: 98.1%
1st Floor Average: 98.1%
2nd Floor Average: 99.0%
2nd Floor Average: 99.0%
analiti @1: 97.2%
analiti @1: 97.2%
analiti @2: 98.1%
analiti @2: 98.1%
analiti @3: 99.1%
analiti @3: 99.1%
analiti @4: 98.1%
analiti @4: 98.1%
analiti @5: 99.4%
analiti @5: 99.4%
analiti @6: 99.4%
analiti @6: 99.4%

RSSI Average

Signal strength
average
in dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Whole Home Average: -53dBm
Whole Home Average: -53dBm
1st Floor Average: -48dBm
1st Floor Average: -48dBm
2nd Floor Average: -58dBm
2nd Floor Average: -58dBm
analiti @1: -46dBm
analiti @1: -46dBm
analiti @2: -58dBm
analiti @2: -58dBm
analiti @3: -40dBm
analiti @3: -40dBm
analiti @4: -67dBm
analiti @4: -67dBm
analiti @5: -59dBm
analiti @5: -59dBm
analiti @6: -50dBm
analiti @6: -50dBm

RSSI 95th percentile

Signal strength
95% of measurements
are stronger than
in dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Whole Home Average: -54dBm
Whole Home Average: -54dBm
1st Floor Average: -49dBm
1st Floor Average: -49dBm
2nd Floor Average: -60dBm
2nd Floor Average: -60dBm
analiti @1: -48dBm
analiti @1: -48dBm
analiti @2: -59dBm
analiti @2: -59dBm
analiti @3: -42dBm
analiti @3: -42dBm
analiti @4: -69dBm
analiti @4: -69dBm
analiti @5: -60dBm
analiti @5: -60dBm
analiti @6: -50dBm
analiti @6: -50dBm

WiFi AP Speed Average

WiFi AP Speed Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 867Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 867Mbps
Whole Home Average: 642Mbps
Whole Home Average: 642Mbps
1st Floor Average: 664Mbps
1st Floor Average: 664Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 619Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 619Mbps
analiti @1: 711Mbps
analiti @1: 711Mbps
analiti @2: 570Mbps
analiti @2: 570Mbps
analiti @3: 712Mbps
analiti @3: 712Mbps
analiti @4: 440Mbps
analiti @4: 440Mbps
analiti @5: 563Mbps
analiti @5: 563Mbps
analiti @6: 855Mbps
analiti @6: 855Mbps

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Whole Home Average: 596Mbps
Whole Home Average: 596Mbps
1st Floor Average: 608Mbps
1st Floor Average: 608Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 584Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 584Mbps
analiti @1: 590Mbps
analiti @1: 590Mbps
analiti @2: 550Mbps
analiti @2: 550Mbps
analiti @3: 683Mbps
analiti @3: 683Mbps
analiti @4: 390Mbps
analiti @4: 390Mbps
analiti @5: 550Mbps
analiti @5: 550Mbps
analiti @6: 813Mbps
analiti @6: 813Mbps

WiFi AP Speed Maximum

WiFi AP Speed Maximum
Best Possible (for this analysis): 867Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 867Mbps
Whole Home Average: 867Mbps
Whole Home Average: 867Mbps
1st Floor Average: 867Mbps
1st Floor Average: 867Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 867Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 867Mbps
analiti @1: 867Mbps
analiti @1: 867Mbps
analiti @2: 867Mbps
analiti @2: 867Mbps
analiti @3: 867Mbps
analiti @3: 867Mbps
analiti @4: 867Mbps
analiti @4: 867Mbps
analiti @5: 867Mbps
analiti @5: 867Mbps
analiti @6: 867Mbps
analiti @6: 867Mbps

Internet Dns Success

Internet Dns Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 99%
analiti @3: 99%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

Internet Dns Latency Average

Internet Dns Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 19.0ms
1st Floor Average: 18.2ms
2nd Floor Average: 19.8ms
analiti @1: 16.6ms
analiti @2: 19.3ms
analiti @3: 18.7ms
analiti @4: 19.7ms
analiti @5: 20.9ms
analiti @6: 18.9ms

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 34.9ms
1st Floor Average: 33.9ms
2nd Floor Average: 36.0ms
analiti @1: 29.3ms
analiti @2: 42.3ms
analiti @3: 30.0ms
analiti @4: 33.0ms
analiti @5: 42.0ms
analiti @6: 33.0ms

Internet Dns Latency Jitter

Internet Dns Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 5.1ms
1st Floor Average: 5.0ms
2nd Floor Average: 5.2ms
analiti @1: 4.6ms
analiti @2: 6.6ms
analiti @3: 3.8ms
analiti @4: 4.5ms
analiti @5: 6.7ms
analiti @6: 4.5ms

Internet Http Success

Internet Http Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

Internet Http Latency Average

Internet Http Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 32.9ms
1st Floor Average: 32.0ms
2nd Floor Average: 33.8ms
analiti @1: 29.7ms
analiti @2: 32.6ms
analiti @3: 33.6ms
analiti @4: 33.6ms
analiti @5: 33.4ms
analiti @6: 34.4ms

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 45.0ms
1st Floor Average: 45.0ms
2nd Floor Average: 45.0ms
analiti @1: 40.0ms
analiti @2: 53.3ms
analiti @3: 41.7ms
analiti @4: 40.7ms
analiti @5: 49.0ms
analiti @6: 45.3ms

Internet Http Latency Jitter

Internet Http Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 5.7ms
1st Floor Average: 5.7ms
2nd Floor Average: 5.7ms
analiti @1: 5.1ms
analiti @2: 7.1ms
analiti @3: 4.9ms
analiti @4: 5.4ms
analiti @5: 6.6ms
analiti @6: 5.2ms

WiFi Router Ping Success

WiFi Router Ping Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

WiFi Router Ping Latency Median

WiFi Router Ping Latency Median
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 5.3ms
1st Floor Average: 4.1ms
2nd Floor Average: 6.5ms
analiti @1: 2.7ms
analiti @2: 3.1ms
analiti @3: 6.6ms
analiti @4: 6.8ms
analiti @5: 6.4ms
analiti @6: 6.4ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 8.8ms
1st Floor Average: 6.8ms
2nd Floor Average: 10.8ms
analiti @1: 4.3ms
analiti @2: 5.7ms
analiti @3: 10.3ms
analiti @4: 11.7ms
analiti @5: 10.7ms
analiti @6: 10.0ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 2.1ms
1st Floor Average: 2.0ms
2nd Floor Average: 2.1ms
analiti @1: 1.4ms
analiti @2: 2.2ms
analiti @3: 2.3ms
analiti @4: 2.4ms
analiti @5: 2.0ms
analiti @6: 1.9ms

Our whole home WiFi testing methodology

We test whole home WiFi products - but our tests are independent and objective:

  • We test only products that were purchased from well known retailers when they were publicly available. We don't test samples pushed to us by the manufacturer prior to release date that may contain different software and hardware than the actual units that you can purchase.
  • We only test performance, measurable with objective metrics. You will not hear what we think of design, or apps, or functionality that has nothing to do with product performance or subjective preferences.
  • We test with a publicly available tool - the fasTest app. Our tests are repeatable - not just by us, but also by you, in your home or office.

We test whole home WiFi products in a real home lab. It's a two level apartment in multi-family building, comprising of the two top levels. The levels are separated by a concrete slab, making it especially difficult for wireless signals to pass through.

Lab layout
whole home WiFi testing lab

The orange squares are locations where we have routers, access points or range extenders placed, whereas the blue circles are location where we perform measurements. We use the fasTest | speed test app (in the "deep" testing mode) for running the tests (and you can, too - in fact, it is recommended you test your solution at home, before you install it and after you set it up, to make sure you got an effective solution for your specific situation).

We perform the fasTest Deep test (using a single TCP connection for data download or upload) in every location for 3-5 times - measuring and recording multitude of parameters. We then pick the top (best) three measurements and average the measurements fto get the result for the specific parameter using the specific network at the specific location.

We then calculate the average whole home performance by averaging the location-specific results in all measurement locations.

Test configurations

Our test configuration depends on the type of UUT (Unit Under Test) - whether a range extender, a standalone router or a WiFi mesh system - as well as the form factor of the UUT components - desktop or wall-plug

Test configuration for range extenders
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • The range extender (the UUT) is placed at location @B
  • The range extender is connected to the ISP modem/router using WPS Push Button method.
  • The range extender is configured to use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz for serving clients, regardless of the capabilities of the ISP modem/router (that are limited to 2.4GHz only).
Test configuration for mesh systems
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • Primary mesh unit of the UUT placed at location @A and is connected using an Ethernet cable to the ISP modem/router
  • Additional mesh units of the UUT are placed at location @C and @E (for the desktop form factor) or @B and @E (for the wall-plug form factor)
  • For UUTs with only one additional unit - that unit is placed at location @E
Test configuration for standalone routers
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • The standalone router (the UUT) is placed at location @A and is connected using an Ethernet cable to the ISP modem/router
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