Also part of these new breed of WiFi systems is the possibility for integration with a dedicated app on your phone to easily allow management of all aspects of the system, speed tests, and more. If you have ever had to log into a weird web address and use an ugly, confusing web interface to configure a router, you will know how big a deal this is. For example, as well as providing all the management functionality you would expect, the eero app can automatically connect to your wireless network, see how many devices are connected to the network, test your networks speed, and see how much traffic is being consumed. These new systems are also smart enough to automatically install updates and improvements that make the system work much more stably - they keep secure and up to date, without the need to do.
So, unlike the "router, to repeater 1, to repeater 2" scheme, where the major router is used to manage all the network and routing issues and the other devices are just trying to relay that information as dumb extenders, all three eero devices are full-fledged routers, creating, a Mesh Network where each node serves as a transition point for another node in the system, working together to give an evenly-distributed powerful signal throughout the whole mesh. This eliminates dead spots and weak points in your home WiFi - wherever you have WiFi within the Mesh, you have a strong signal.
We hope this helped you get your head around what Mesh Networking is, why it is better than older WiFi systems, and how it manages to be so, and we hope you are now interested in checking out the options available. Faster and better WiFi is possible! If you are looking for more information, typing keywords like Mesh Networking into Google should give you plenty.
The eero (or any Mesh Network) Wi-Fi system consists of several devices: at least one base station, and several smaller, cheaper beacons, designed to fit in anywhere as needed and expand the network coverage. Most products have pre-configured packages intended for particular sized homes - eero has packages for for 1-2, 2-4, and 3-5+ bedroom homes which consist of 1 eero + 1 Beacon, 1 eero + 2 Beacons, and 3 eeros respectively.
Until recently, this problem was solved by installing a second router, and its most important feature was a repeater mode support. What does that mean? In short, more effort, and often more problems! You can configure the second router to expand the signal of the first one making a connection a bit more stable. But although the coverage area significantly increases and stabilizes, there is another problem: the connection speed on each new repeater drops noticeably.