Netgear's Orbi RBK22 is a great entry-level mesh system with a tri-band connection and dedicated backhaul that should be more than enough for most homes. The eero Pro can add some coverage to your eero mesh with a great low profile but won't work on its own.
Both the eero and eero Pro can serve as the start to your eero mesh but the Beacon needs to connect to an existing eero network. The eero Pro adds more speed thanks to its tri-band wireless connection.
Mesh systems can make the most of a tri-band setup's extra bandwidth to keep speeds high. While eero Pro delivers a solid experience in a compact package, Netgear's Orbi RBK50 has more speed and more coverage.
Most routers and even ISPs are making the move to IPv6 which can add efficiency and improved support for more devices but to most home users, the effects won't be immediate. Unless something essential on your network isn't working with IPv6, there's no reason not to use it with eero.
Plume gets the hardware right but it isn't quite worth it for most people to sign up for a Wi-Fi subscription service. Eero keeps things more traditional with a ton of optional subscription features if you want them
One of the great services offered by eero is ability to create family profiles to manage devices, set online schedules, and limit or pause internet access. We'll show you how to set this up in just a few quick and easy steps.
The SuperPod from Plume has some great hardware with a solid balance of feature but the required Plume subscription isn't worth it to many people. The eero Beacon keeps things compact and expands an eero mesh with all subscriptions remaining optional.
Eero's Home Wi-Fi System was named #1 on Android Central's list of best mesh Wi-Fi systems in 2019 and for good reason. Today's deal at Amazon could score you the Eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router for $79, or grab a two-pack or set of three at up to $50 off.
A mesh Wi-Fi system is great for improving speed and network access around your home, but eero's system can offer you even more. With its eero Secure subscription plans, you can customize privacy controls per user and device.
The best part of a mesh network is that it can be expanded to fit your needs. Both the Eero Beacon and Google Wifi can work as an easy node but the Beacon can plug straight into the wall and making placement a breeze.
Using a mesh network doesn't mean doing away with traditional networking. Sometimes a wired connection remains the best way to get a device online, and most of Eero's devices support that to some extent.