New eero 6 Mesh Router vs Netgear MK63 vs D-link

Following its success with the previous eero mesh wifi since under Amazon umbrella, Amazon releases other series of eero 6 mesh wifi router based on wifi-6 technology. How do you compare eero 6 routers with Netgear Nighthawk MK63 and D-Link Lx1870?

Eero 6 routers

Like previous Amazon eero mesh wifi products based on wifi-5 (wireless ac) technology which Amazon did not release mesh wifi products at high network segments such as ac3000 but ac1200, this time Amazon only released two series of Amazon eero 6 ax1800 and eero 6 pro ax4200, the new generation of eero products based on wifi 6 technology.

You may compare with Netgear that released Orbi ax6000 and also ax4200, even you can find that Arris released Surfboard ax11000, the highest network segment based on wifi-6 technology.

eero 6 mesh wifi system
eero 6 mesh wifi system

eero 6 routers and extender

With eero 6 ax1800 you have two options to create mesh wifi-6 network, option one with 3 units of eero 6 routers and option two is one eero 6 router plus two or more eero 6 extenders. With three units of eero 6 routers to create whole home network, you have 6x gigabit Ethernet ports and you option to configure wired Ethernet backhaul instead of wifi backhaul.

Built-in Zigbee Smart Home hub

The good thing with eero 6, and also the previous Amazon eero products are that they come with built-in Zigbee Smart Home hub to allow all types of smart home Zigbee devices to connect to the network seamlessly. In addition of Zigbee smarthome hub, eero 6 also comes with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 (BLE 5.0). See also TP-link Kasa smarthome router that also comes with built-in Zigbee hub.

These built-in Zigbee smarthome hub and BLE 5.0 features are the advantages that are not featured by its competitors including the d-link ax1800 and the nighthawk mk62 ax1800 (or mk63 for 3-packs).

Eero 6 vs D-link vs Nighthawk mk63

All the three products here are designed based on ax1800 wifi-6 technology; three units of eero 6 mesh routers delivers high speed wifi-6 network covering up to 5,000 sq ft of your multi-story building. You can also run UTP network cable for wired backhaul and let the other two radio bands are used for connected devices.

Eero 6 vs D-link ax1800

The ax1800 wifi-6 network with three Eero 6 units can cover up to 5,000 sq ft and is already integrated with the Zigbee Smart home network, so it is slightly more expensive than the routers that do not come with built-in Zigbee hub.

D-Link lx1870 ax1800 mesh router
D-Link AX1800 mesh router

Compare with D-link lx1870 ax1800 without zigbee hub, it covers your home up to 3,000 sq ft per unit. And if you need a wider coverage you can add one more lx1870 routers or add one or two D-link dap-x1870 mesh range extenders. With two Lx1870 mesh routers you have 10x Gigabit Ethernet ports and covers up to 6,000 sq ft.

Take a look at the following table below that shows you spec comparison table between eero 6 mesh and D-link lx1870.

Table 1 eero 6 vs D-link ax1800

Mesh wifi modelEero 6 mesh routers (3-pack)D-link Lx1870
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 wifi-6 technology with 2×2 MU-MIMOSimultaneous dual band ax1800 wifi-6 technology
Wifi speeds theoretically Up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHzUp to 1,201Mbps @5GHz Up to 574 Mbps @5GHz
BackhaulWifi and optional wired Ethernet backhaulExpand wifi with other D-Link mesh extenders Dap-x1870 and DIR-X1870 mesh router with D-Link WiFi Mesh
CoverageUp to 5,000 sq ft /3-packUp to 3,000 sq ft / unit
Ethernet PortsEero 6 router comes with two Gigabit Ethernet WAN/LAN port Eero 6 extender: N/A1xGigabit WAN port 4xGigabit LAN ports
USB portN/AN/A
Smart featuresBuilt-in Zigbee smart home hub Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Works with AlexaWorks with Amazon Alexa and Google assistant 
Processor1.2GHz quad core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB Flash memoryBroadcom BCM6750 (1.5 GHz / 3 cores)
SecuritySupports WPA2 / WPA3WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2/WPA3-Personal (WPS not supported), WPA3 Only (WPS Not supported)
Devices connectionUp to 25 devices 
Price (Feb 2021)$349.00 (3x eero routers)$129.99

Eero 6 vs Nighthawk mk63

What about eero 6 compared with Nighthawk mk63 (3-pack)? You can use table 2 below as a reference for spec comparison between eero 6 and Netgear Nighthawk mk63 that consists of one Nighthawk router plus two satellites. With Nighthawk mk63 you save up to $100 compared with eero 6 (3-pack), and see that Zigbee is the main different between the two kits.  

Netgear Nighthawk MK63
Netgear Nighthawk MK63

Take a look at the following spec comparison table between eero 6 and Netgear Nighthawk mk63 ax1800 mesh wifi (3-pack).

   Table 2 eero 6 vs Nighthawk mk63

Mesh wifi modelEero 6 mesh routers (3-pack)Netgear Nighthawk MK63 (3-pack)
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 wifi-6 technology with 2×2 MU-MIMOSimultaneous dual band ax1800 wifi-6
Wifi speeds theoretically Up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHzUp to 600Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHz
BackhaulWifi and optional wired Ethernet backhaulShared wifi
CoverageUp to 5,000 sq ft /3-pack4,500 sq ft /3-pack
Ethernet PortsEero 6 router comes with two Gigabit Ethernet WAN/LAN port Eero 6 extender: N/ARouter: 1xGIgabit WAN and 1xGigabit LAN; satellite: 1xGigabit LAN
USB portN/AN/A
Smart featuresBuilt-in Zigbee smart home hub Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Works with AlexaWorks with Alexa
Processor1.2GHz quad core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB Flash memoryPowerful Qual-Code 1.5GHz processor with 128MB Flash and 256MB RAM
SecuritySupports WPA2 / WPA3WPA2
Devices connectionUp to 25 devicesUp to 25 devices
Price (Feb 2021)$349.00 (3x eero routers)$249.99

To support your smart home devices, eero 6 is ideal gear for covering your home with ax1800 wifi-6 solid network and is ready with Zigbee smarthome hub. Click the link below to see current price and shop the product in Amazon (#ads).

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