Where should I place my eero?
Strategically placing your eeros is the single most important step you can take to ensure your system provides fast, reliable WiFi to every room in your home. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for placement, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite tips to help you find the perfect spots to place your eeros.
Each home is different. Where you place your eeros will depend on the layout of your home and the materials used in its construction. For example, walls of brick, stone, and metal will be hard for your WiFi to penetrate. Placement decisions will also depend on where you want strong WiFi coverage. If you want to get the Internet on your back deck, for instance, you could place an eero inside the back door to extend the range of coverage beyond the perimeters of your home.
Placement isn’t an exact science, and you might have to experiment with the location of your eeros for optimal performance. If you need any help, feel free to give us a call, and we’ll walk you through it.
For a quick and easy setup experience, we recommend keeping your eeros in relatively close range to each other — a good rule of thumb is less than 50 feet between them. Once your network is up and running, feel free to spread your eeros out around your home.
If your home was built with wired Ethernet in mind, hardwiring your eeros is always an option. Wireless links are typically slower than wired connections. They’re also more prone to interference since they have to share the airways with other devices that are also broadcasting. eeros are designed to deliver the fastest WiFi connection possible in any configuration, so while wiring isn’t necessary, it may help to increase the speed and strength of the signal throughout your home.
You’ll also want to optimize the placement of your gateway eero. You may not have much choice here, since it has to connect to your modem which connects to your phone or cable line. But if you can move your modem and gateway eero out of your basement and into a more centralized location, you’ll improve the speed of your entire network with that one change.