How is eero different than a range extender?
Unlike the router-to-range extender network configuration, eero is a WiFi system that uses multiple access points to provide your home with fast, reliable coverage on a single network.
Range extenders expand the reach of your existing wireless network, unfortunately, this comes with performance issues. Bandwidth may be cut in half because they rely on a single wireless radio to listen for and broadcast data. This results in a slower connection when you’re receiving a WiFi signal from your range extender and can also impact your connection speeds to your router.
Some extenders also have a separate network from the router. If your original home network has the SSID “Home2848”, and your range extender has “Home2848_RPT” you’ll have to switch between the networks as you move throughout your home. eero eliminates this by creating a single SSID.
Rather than connecting various products to your existing router, eeros can replace all your existing networking hardware, except the modem. You can connect as many eeros as you need to eliminate dead zones.
Once your new system is up and running, your eeros determine how to pass traffic between your connected devices efficiently. This enables you to access a strong WiFi signal no matter where you are in your home. eeros can communicate with the cloud to receive instructions and updates, making them self-updating, self-fixing, and self-improving all the time.