WiFi mesh network

eero 1st gen (2-pack)

eero 1st gen (2-pack)

eero 1st gen (2-pack)
Key Features (as described by the manufacturer)
  • Your WiFi problems, gone - WiFi setup is the worst. With eero, simply download the app and plug one eero directly into your existing cable or DSL modem.
  • You can add as many as you need eeros to cover your home - Additional eeros just need power from a wall outlet. They automatically connect to each other wirelessly.
  • WiFi is no longer a black box - The eero app lets you manage your network from the palm of your hand, so youll know how many devices are connected and the Internet speed youre getting from your ISP.
  • Security that's one step ahead - eero is protected with state-of-the-art WPA2 encryption, and because it controls the hardware and the software for your entire network, it ensures that youre always secure.
  • No need to reset your router again - The mysterious silver bullet to many a WiFi woe is to unplug your router, then plug it back in. eero regularly runs checkups so your network is always at its best.
  • The only answer is multiple access points - For fast, reliable WiFi in every room, you need a set of access points. Each eero in the network is created equal and the result is an incredibly fast, resilient network.
  • Wireless connectivity - Dual-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless, 2x2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready.
  • Wired connectivity - Dual auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN (cable or DSL modem) and/or LAN (networked device) connectivity, USB 2.0 port.
  • Security and networking services - WPA2 personal wireless encryption, DHCP, NAT, VPN passthrough, UPnP.


eero 1st gen (2-pack) Test Review (methodology)
Whole Home Internet Speed Coverage

Internet Speed Download

The speed of download from the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP download speed
All Locations Average: 79.5%
All Locations Average: 79.5%
1st Floor Average: 95.6%
1st Floor Average: 95.6%
2nd Floor Average: 63.5%
2nd Floor Average: 63.5%
analiti @1: 96.0%
analiti @1: 96.0%
analiti @2: 97.8%
analiti @2: 97.8%
analiti @3: 92.9%
analiti @3: 92.9%
analiti @4: 66.7%
analiti @4: 66.7%
analiti @5: 50.7%
analiti @5: 50.7%
analiti @6: 73.2%
analiti @6: 73.2%

Internet Speed Upload

The speed of upload to the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP upload speed
All Locations Average: 99.2%
All Locations Average: 99.2%
1st Floor Average: 99.4%
1st Floor Average: 99.4%
2nd Floor Average: 99.1%
2nd Floor Average: 99.1%
analiti @1: 99.1%
analiti @1: 99.1%
analiti @2: 99.8%
analiti @2: 99.8%
analiti @3: 99.4%
analiti @3: 99.4%
analiti @4: 99.1%
analiti @4: 99.1%
analiti @5: 99.1%
analiti @5: 99.1%
analiti @6: 99.1%
analiti @6: 99.1%

RSSI Average

Signal strength
average
in dBm
All Locations Average: -61dBm
All Locations Average: -61dBm
1st Floor Average: -60dBm
1st Floor Average: -60dBm
2nd Floor Average: -62dBm
2nd Floor Average: -62dBm
analiti @1: -48dBm
analiti @1: -48dBm
analiti @2: -61dBm
analiti @2: -61dBm
analiti @3: -71dBm
analiti @3: -71dBm
analiti @4: -60dBm
analiti @4: -60dBm
analiti @5: -63dBm
analiti @5: -63dBm
analiti @6: -63dBm
analiti @6: -63dBm

RSSI 95th percentile

Signal strength
95% of measurements
are stronger than
in dBm
All Locations Average: -62dBm
All Locations Average: -62dBm
1st Floor Average: -61dBm
1st Floor Average: -61dBm
2nd Floor Average: -63dBm
2nd Floor Average: -63dBm
analiti @1: -50dBm
analiti @1: -50dBm
analiti @2: -61dBm
analiti @2: -61dBm
analiti @3: -72dBm
analiti @3: -72dBm
analiti @4: -61dBm
analiti @4: -61dBm
analiti @5: -64dBm
analiti @5: -64dBm
analiti @6: -64dBm
analiti @6: -64dBm

WiFi AP Speed Average

WiFi AP Speed Average
All Locations Average: 474Mbps
All Locations Average: 474Mbps
1st Floor Average: 551Mbps
1st Floor Average: 551Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 397Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 397Mbps
analiti @1: 789Mbps
analiti @1: 789Mbps
analiti @2: 563Mbps
analiti @2: 563Mbps
analiti @3: 300Mbps
analiti @3: 300Mbps
analiti @4: 420Mbps
analiti @4: 420Mbps
analiti @5: 365Mbps
analiti @5: 365Mbps
analiti @6: 407Mbps
analiti @6: 407Mbps

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile
All Locations Average: 422Mbps
All Locations Average: 422Mbps
1st Floor Average: 476Mbps
1st Floor Average: 476Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 368Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 368Mbps
analiti @1: 669Mbps
analiti @1: 669Mbps
analiti @2: 530Mbps
analiti @2: 530Mbps
analiti @3: 230Mbps
analiti @3: 230Mbps
analiti @4: 350Mbps
analiti @4: 350Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @6: 405Mbps
analiti @6: 405Mbps

WiFi AP Speed Maximum

WiFi AP Speed Maximum
All Locations Average: 867Mbps
All Locations 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%
All Locations Average: 100%
All Locations 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 Dns Latency Average

Internet Dns Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 16.0ms
1st Floor Average: 15.7ms
2nd Floor Average: 16.3ms
analiti @1: 15.5ms
analiti @2: 15.1ms
analiti @3: 16.5ms
analiti @4: 16.5ms
analiti @5: 16.2ms
analiti @6: 16.2ms

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 27.7ms
1st Floor Average: 27.4ms
2nd Floor Average: 28.0ms
analiti @1: 27.0ms
analiti @2: 26.0ms
analiti @3: 29.3ms
analiti @4: 29.3ms
analiti @5: 27.3ms
analiti @6: 27.3ms

Internet Dns Latency Jitter

Internet Dns Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 4.3ms
1st Floor Average: 4.2ms
2nd Floor Average: 4.3ms
analiti @1: 4.5ms
analiti @2: 3.8ms
analiti @3: 4.4ms
analiti @4: 4.7ms
analiti @5: 3.8ms
analiti @6: 4.5ms

Internet Http Success

Internet Http Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
All Locations Average: 100%
All Locations 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): 0ms
All Locations Average: 51.9ms
1st Floor Average: 51.8ms
2nd Floor Average: 52.0ms
analiti @1: 51.3ms
analiti @2: 52.4ms
analiti @3: 51.6ms
analiti @4: 51.4ms
analiti @5: 53.1ms
analiti @6: 51.7ms

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 62.5ms
1st Floor Average: 61.4ms
2nd Floor Average: 63.6ms
analiti @1: 60.2ms
analiti @2: 61.7ms
analiti @3: 62.3ms
analiti @4: 62.1ms
analiti @5: 62.0ms
analiti @6: 66.7ms

Internet Http Latency Jitter

Internet Http Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 5.6ms
1st Floor Average: 5.8ms
2nd Floor Average: 5.4ms
analiti @1: 5.9ms
analiti @2: 6.7ms
analiti @3: 4.7ms
analiti @4: 4.9ms
analiti @5: 6.4ms
analiti @6: 4.8ms

WiFi Router Ping Success

WiFi Router Ping Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
All Locations Average: 100%
All Locations 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 Average

WiFi Router Ping Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 4.0ms
1st Floor Average: 1.9ms
2nd Floor Average: 6.0ms
analiti @1: 1.7ms
analiti @2: 1.7ms
analiti @3: 2.5ms
analiti @4: 5.6ms
analiti @5: 8.2ms
analiti @6: 4.2ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 8.8ms
1st Floor Average: 3.1ms
2nd Floor Average: 14.5ms
analiti @1: 2.7ms
analiti @2: 2.7ms
analiti @3: 3.9ms
analiti @4: 13.5ms
analiti @5: 21.3ms
analiti @6: 8.7ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0ms
All Locations Average: 2.6ms
1st Floor Average: 1.2ms
2nd Floor Average: 3.9ms
analiti @1: 1.2ms
analiti @2: 1.1ms
analiti @3: 1.3ms
analiti @4: 3.8ms
analiti @5: 5.6ms
analiti @6: 2.4ms

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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