Eero Vs Google Mesh Home Wifi System
We can say that Eero is the first model of mesh home wifi system available in the market, even though it says that Eero is a whole home wifi system but the concept is similar like combination of wireless router and wireless range extender. Whole home or mesh home wifi system is designed in a simpler way to work seamlessly. Since then, most all networking vendors introduce similar whole home wifi or mesh home wifi system products including Netgear Orbi mesh home wifi system, Linksys Velop three band system, Google mesh wifi system and still more.
What is Eero
The first time Eero is introduced it was said that system is like a combination of wireless router with range extender to cover dead zones in the further corners of the house. With a combination of wireless router and extender, each unit Eero is claimed to cover up to 1,000 sq ft. You can start one unit Eero and add as many as you need.
The good thing is that Eero can update new software to get better, and it also works with Alexa. Eero is based on dual band wireless AC1200 standards delivering speeds up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band. Before comparing Eero with Google mesh home wifi system, take a look at the following lists of main features of Eero so you can see how it is compared with Google.
- Easy to setup, works out of the box and it works with Alexa
- It’s the first whole home wifi system replacing wireless router and extender
- Dual band based on wireless AC1200 technology with 2×2 MIMO technology
- Bluetooth smart ready
- Speeds up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band
- Two Ethernet Gigabit ports (1xWAN and 1x LAN) and 1x USB 2.0 port
- Each Eero covers up to 1,000 sq ft
- Hardware performance 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage
- Doesn’t support Beamforming
- Doesn’t support MU-MIMO
Comparison Eero vs Google
One of competing products for Eero is new product introduced by Google – Google mesh wifi system. This is reasonable since both products are based on the same network segment – AC1200 technology.
The other new products are higher speed products and thus more expensive, you can mention Linksys Velop and Orbi which based on three band technology.
Both models of Eero and Google are based on the same AC1200 network segment, dual band speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz and up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band. And both don’t support Beamforming and MU-MIMO. Compared with other competing products Linksys and Orbi which both are featuring Beamforming and MU-MIMO.
Technically Eero cover less distance than Google. With typical home, three units of Eero can cover up to 3,000 sq ft and compared with 3 units of Google mesh wifi system that can cover up to 4,500 sq ft.
Take a look at the comparison table below for better insights of spec comparison between the two products.
Table 1 Comparison Eero vs Google
|Model||Eero whole home wifi||Google mesh home wifi|
|Wifi network segment||AC1200 dual band with 2×2 MIMO technology||AC1200 dual band with 2×2 MIMO technology
Wave 2 wifi
|Ethernet Ports||2x Gigabit Ports||2x Gigabit Ports – 1x Gigabit WAN and 1xGigabit LAN on primary AP
Both acts as LAN ports on additional wifi points
|USB Port||1x USB 2.0||N/A|
|Coverage||Up to 1,000 sq ft each device||Up to 1,500 sq ft each device|
|Hardware||1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage||Unspecified|
|Price / 3 APs||$398.00||$298.00|
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You may also like to try Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD wireless ac access point or the lite one UAP-AC-LITE instead of mesh home wifi system. It’s one of the best business class wireless ac access point in the market. You can use it start from one device at home.
Eero is the first model of mesh home wifi system – a combination of easy to setup wireless router and wireless range extender. The new introduction of Google mesh wifi system becomes its competing product for Eero knowing that Google cover longer distance coverage and cheaper product than Eero. See also new generation of eero pro with three band model and faster speed with MU-MIMO technology.