Awesome deal for this mesh system.
The Wi-Fi 6 version is also available for $299.
eero only supports IPoE. There is no option to use PPPoE or PPPoE with VLAN 802.1Q.
Is the WiFi 6 version worth the extra $66?
Only if you have Wifi 6 devices /i
or expect to have wifi 6 devices in the foreseeable future.
…and you have fast-enough internet to take advantage of the speeds. I got this eero 3-pack in last year's Prime Day sale (was $257, so this year's sale is the cheapest it's ever been), and my 10-year old ThinkPad E430 with only 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) support still maxes out my home's 100/40 NBN connection in speed tests while connected even one node away from the gateway. I can't get faster internet because I'm stuck on FTTN.
Also, the Wi-Fi 6 version is still missing the brilliant set-it-and-forget-it QoS feature (SQM/optimise for conferencing and gaming) that the Wi-Fi 5 one currently has - expected to be added in a future update.
@AL0126: Can you give a little more detail around this please? I have the eero but don’t think I’ve seen this option anywhere in the app?
Does this allow me to have a game console have top priority over other devices?
Thanks OP I’ve been looking at mesh setups given end of financial year. Was leaning towards Google mesh yet held back because of its lack of wifi 6. In contrast, this sale makes this quite attractive for the wifi 6 model and cheaper than the recent Google mesh sales.
Do I need to plug in an ethernet cable (from modem) in all 3 of them or just 1?
just the main one, it connects to modem/wall
do the extenders have an etherner socket?
new wifi 6 model, no. older cheaper model, yes
This says uplink VLAN tagging works?
The ISPs in Oz that use VLAN 802.1Q use PPPoE.
Hmm… Dual band mesh even on the wifi 6 model, so no dedicated backhaul
Netgear Orbi RBK752, RBK753, RBK852, RBK853 and Asus XT8 for tri-band Wi-Fi 6.
If you have kids stay away from netgear orbi WiFi 6 meshes. So regretted not getting asus xt8, netgear doesn't have parental controls.
Netgear is going to add paid parental controls. Asus is free.
Two dongs up 👍👍
Will this work with Vodafone NBN ? fiber-to-building?
All depends on what modem you have. The internet source is irrelevant.
FTTN and FTTB will still need a modem to utilise this! FTTP, FTTC and coaxial all have NBN supplied device that will plug straight in.
Thinking of a mesh setup for our upcoming move. Does this have the ability to run an ethernet cable to one out to the backyard/shed?
Running iiNet cable, so speeds of 300-500mbps internet are very real. Speed is key.
Good buy? House isn't that big, but coverage is key. Idea would be to have coverage in the backyard with a tv rigged up with kayo for sports during summer.
Have a look at xiaomi 3600ax on AliExpress. I'll be ordering 2 to run in mesh.
Interesting. Probably should have mentioned new house moving to is double brick internal and external.
Guessing 3-4 units might be better than 1-2?
Stability and range is more important than lightning fast speeds.
Plus, this seems a reasonably cheap option for mesh?
I would start with 2 and ad more as needed. Good thing about xiaomi routers is you can buy different xiaomi router models and will be compatible in the xiaomi mesh and future models too. About a 3 week postage wait.
What are the differences between this one and Tenda Nova MW6 which is half the price?
The eero or eero 6?
Supports PPPoE and IPoE.
No support for VLAN 8021.Q.
CPU - single core 1Ghz.
RAM - 128MB.
Ethernet - maximum of around 700Mbps.
Wi-Fi - up to around 400Mbps.
Work for the optus modem?
eero is compatible with Optus.
Another question,can I keep my optus landline if I use eero?
That is possible.
1 - plugin eero to the LAN port on the Optus modem. This is called a double NAT. For casual browsing and Netflix you can get away with double NAT. Double NAT can break access to Plex, cameras, remote access, servers, home automation and more.
2 - plugin eero to the LAN port on the Optus modem and configure eero as the access point. This method turns off device bandwidth usage, device blocking and so on.
@Twix: Learned a lesson, thanks a lot.
This or Deco M5?
Deco M5 if you want support for ISPs that use PPPoE and IPoE.
Does 7% from Cashrewards/Shopback work if we pay by Gift Cards?
What is this exactly? If my standard ISP issued modem/router is “okay” should I not bother with this?
Some people have shit internet speeds in parts of the House (further away from the modem the shittier), but a mesh extends the connections.
This won't do 866Mbps such as the orbi… 500Mbps just won't cut it
I mean.. most people in Australia's not got 500Mbps.
How about Tenda MW12?
Officeworks is clearing stock for $235.
I'm still undecided between eero, eero 6 or Google nest wifi.
I'm with Telstra NBN HFC 100/20, and double storey house, with no wifi 6 devices.
Don't know about the Google Nest Wifi.
but between Eero and Eero 6, the only reason you would want to get the Eero is if u need ethernet ports on all the devices (Only Router on the Eero 6 has Ethernet).
Other than that Eero 6 will mean your future devices will get faster speeds.
I'm in the same boat. Few factors I'm still thinking about is what ecosystem I'm thinking of going down. Don't think I'll be able to get anything above 100mbps so wifi 5 is good enough for me.
We Don’t Need Another Eero, from the motion picture Mad AX 6000, sang by Tina Turner
Looking for something
We can rely on
There's gotta be something better out there
Wifi-6 and Triband
Their day is coming (coming)
All else are routers built in the air
And I wonder when we
Are ever gonna change, change
Living under the mesh
'Til nothing else remains
All the children say
We don't need another Eero
We don't need to know the dead zones
All we want is life beyond the black spots
So, what do we do with our wi-fi?
We leave only a mark
Will our signal shine like a light
Or end in the dark
Is it all or nothing?
Asking for a friend. They have iiNet cable. Modem is technicolor TG789VAC v2.
Will this work?
For casual browsing and Netflix you can get away with double NAT. Double NAT can break access to Plex, cameras, remote access, servers, home automation and more.
You will need to check if iiNet uses IPoE though.
Most of there connections seem to be PPPoE.
Sorry noob question what is - "eero only supports IPoE. There is no option to use PPPoE or PPPoE with VLAN 802.1Q." means for non-techical person?
They are settings your internet provider uses to log you onto their networks.
You will need to check if your internet provider uses PPPoE or IPoE to connect you.
There is a list here: https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/vdsl2_modem_routers_isp_settin... with most providers.
For example AussieBB uses IPoE while Mate uses PPPoE.
I am using TPG FTTP which uses PPPoE on my current TPlink router. If I let my existing router do the authentication I still can use the eero mesh via the LAN port right? if my provider support IPoE, I can connect from wall unit (NTU) direct to the eero router. Is this correct?
Looks like you can according to this article.
You may loose some features depending whether you can use double NAT or have to put it into bridge mode.
I am signing up to aussie bb this week. will this mean i dont need a router for 149 from them or i still need it
eero is a router. Do you have FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP, HFC?
I have FTTC but just about to move from Telstra Cable to Aussie bb. The one aussie bb is offering is a modem router ? So this means i wont need to buy the aussie bb one?
Don't buy the Netcomm modem/router from Aussie BB. Plugin the eero to the nbn box.
@Twix: Perfect.. im assuming they send the NBN Box for free?
@lextsy: nbn might come out to install the nbn box. It's free.
@Twix: Legend thx
Shame only got 2 gigabit ports…
Was $349 before with echo dot 4th gen with clock included but that appears to be replaced with this.
Are these good/capable of extending the range of 5Ghz signal? Don't know much about mesh routers, only bought a wifi extender before and it basically did nothing for the 5Ghz strength.
Yes. However , eero is a combined 2.4ghz and 5ghz signal. There is issues where some of my 5ghz devices were only connecting to eero 2.4ghz band. It’s the reason I’m moving away from eero. There is no solution by the way.
Don't forget an updated 10% Shopback/Cashrewards cash back rate on Eero device, bringing the 3-Pack Eero down to $209.10.
Also, if you have no idea whether your ISP does PPPoE or IPoE, whirlpool to the rescue!
I am with AussieBB and currently use the Netcomm NF18AVC modem/router.
Firstly will this work? And if so, would I plug the eero into the Netcomm modem/router or get rid of the Netcomm and plug it into the NBN?
Eero and ABB works with IPoE see here on WhirlPool. Are you running FTTP, FTTN/HFC/FTTB?
HFC I believe
Connect your existing modem router to the first Eero in the chain
i assume you still need a router to connect this to if you're on VDSL?
i don't see an RJ11 on it.
You'll connect the Eero to your existing modem (eg., NBN equipment) via RJ45
I have been using the Eero 3-pack for about a year now and am pretty pleased with the product. I am on FTTC with Vodafone.
I have no issues with speed or connection reliability. Although, one of the satellites went faulty and support (USA based) sent me a replacement - Had to do the usual 'power off and reset everything' as troubleshooting.
The eero support team can access your logs which shows them pretty much everything - like devices connected, D/L U/L speeds of the device, activity, etc
Don't worry about pppoe or Vlan, just buy a 2nd mikrotik router or Ubiquiti edge then plug the eero 6 after these routers. They should be a perfect combination