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eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 3-Pack $324 (Was $499), Router $149 (Was $229), Extender $129 (Was $199) Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Was on the lookout for a mesh wi-fi system when I noticed Amazon have discounted their eero range with up to 35% off.

eero 6 3 pack $324
eero 6 extender $129
eero 6 router $149

eero 3 pack $272
eero router/ extender $104

More details on the product:

  • Whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage - an eero 6 system covers up to 460 sq. m. with wifi speeds up to 500 Mbps.
    eero 6 systems use Wi-Fi 6 to increase the capacity—and efficiency—of your network. It’s next-generation connectivity, delivering faster speeds to every corner of your space.
  • Say goodbye to dead spots and buffering - Our TrueMesh technology intelligently routes traffic to reduce drop-offs so you can confidently stream 4K video, game, and video conference.
  • More wifi for more devices - Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster wifi with support for 75+ devices simultaneously.
    Set up in minutes - The eero app walks you through setup and allows you to manage your network from anywhere. Plus, free customer support is available 7 days a week.
  • Built-in Zigbee smart home hub - eero 6 makes it easy to connect compatible devices on your network with Alexa — so there’s no need to buy separate smart home hubs for each device. You will need to link your eero and Amazon accounts to use this feature.
  • Gets better over time - Automatic updates bring the latest and greatest in wifi while also keeping your network safe and secure.
  • Easily expand your system - With cross-compatible hardware, you can easily add eero products as your needs change.

eero only supports ISPs that use IPoE. There is no option to use PPPoE or PPPoE with a VLAN ID tag.

2 ethernet ports on the eero 6 router only, none on the extenders. Purchase multiple eero 6 routers for wired ethernet backhaul.

2 ethernet ports on each eero (older model) device

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  • +4

    this is actually a pretty good router, the only bummer is that on the extenders there is no ethernet which killed it for me.

    • No ethernet on the extenders? So if I have some ethernet already I have to buy multiple routers to use the ethernet backhaul?

      • Yep purchase multiple eero 6 routers for wired backhaul.

        • Im new to this mesh business so please forgive the silly questions. If I buy multiple routers, would they still be the one wifi network or would it be multiple networks?

          Also, i have two NAS units and a desktop PC that sit in different locations and all three require a physical port. Can a physical LAN cable be connected to the units for gadgets that require a physical LAN connection?

          • +2

            @ialam99: you can mesh all of these eero routers onto one network, the routers have 2 ethernet ports each so with e.g. 3 routers you have 6 ethernet switches altogether.

          • @ialam99: What avgbowlofpho said is right. Who is your ISP? Do you have FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP, HFC?

            • @Twix: I have fttp with iinet. I have a small metal cabinet in my garage with the nbn modem and iinet router (free one) where i plug in the three Ethernet cables into my home. Two of them goto a couple of  tp‑link archer c9 at each end of the house. The third ethernet goes to my TV but i can easily switch that to wifi if required.

              The two archer C9s have got have things connected on (through ethernet) which need to stay there. One has a desktop and NAS while the second has another NAS. The issue that i get is if i walk from one side of the house to the other, my laptop and phone still stays connected to the first wifi and doesn't automatically change to the second one…so making calls through zoom and skype are a bit of a struggle and constantly changing wifis is a bit of a chore so looking for a solution that can solve that for me. Im not sure if this is the solution though as each router only has one extra ethernet port so ill probably need 3 routers to make it work.

    • +1

      The latest model - eero 6 Pro - has 2 Ethernet ports in each unit. In the 3-pack all 3 units are exactly the same, there’s not one designated as the router and others as extenders.

      Whilst the 3-pack is currently listed as $999, when Amazon first released it about a month ago it was at a $799 “introductory price” for a few days. I suspect they’ll likely offer it at $799 on Prime Day and other Amazon special pricing days.

      Still expensive, but comparable with Orbi and other systems with the same technology.

  • I ordered this from the US back in Feb before it was available here and it's been fantastic, I wanted something with wifi 6 and HomeKit support (didn't have it at the time but the eero 5 did but I wagered that it would get it sooner or later).

    Since I only have a small apartment I've been able to get away with the one eero 6 (non-Pro) which supports my gigabit internet, but if you have gig internet and need more than one eero you've gotta step up to Pro else the mesh won't be able to support your full bandwidth. This quiz thing on the eero website is SUPER helpful and actually told me to just get the one basic eero 6: https://eero.com/find-your-system

    I've got a unmanaged switch connected to it to provide ethernet to my wired devices which works for me since they all live in the same physical area. Can't comment on repeaters not having ethernet ports so it's something to keep in mind. It's a bit strange doing everything through the app and not a website, but I have a Plex server at home and I was able to set up port forwarding and such very easily. Some issues I've had are just with connecting legacy devices since the eero puts both 2.4 and 5GHz in the same SSID. To fix this I just have to turn off 5GHz from in the app and then my devices can connect as normal.

    • +2

      Thank you, based on your recommendation, I just cancelled my order.

      Guys, based on the questionnaire https://eero.com/find-your-system if you had high speed NBN (I had NBN 1000), you better buy the eero pro 6 (not on discount at the moment) because the eero 6 only support upto 500 Mbps

      • Definitely, if you want to get full gigabit across an eero mesh network, the Pros are the way to go. However they are insanely expensive at the moment, I can't imagine anyone dropping 1k on a 3-pack, it's nuts.

        • +1

          Yeah true, I am keeping an eye on eero pro 6 and this https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07RPN8LCH at the end-of-year sales.

          How do you think about the asus one?

          • @cenakhoa: The Asus RT-AX92U doesn't provide a true gigabit mesh (it's something like 860~Mb so you could call it close enough) since only one of the 5GHz bands supports wifi 6, and that band is used for the mesh backhaul. An alternative is the Asus XT8 which has wifi 6 on all bands but it's almost as expensive as the eero. If you have ethernet ports around the house you could probably get gig mesh with a dual band system which would be a tonne cheaper, but that use case doesn't apply to me so I haven't done a lot of research on it.

  • +1

    How the mesh work?
    So I just replace the new router with old one and the other 2 I just place somewhere less WiFi signal?

    Do I need to check whether it work with my internet provider?

    Thank

    • The connection is different for each kind of nbn. Who is your ISP? Do you have FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP, HFC?

      • My provider is Telstra, how will I know if I’m using FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP or HFC?

      • It's opticomm fibre internet. My provider is Occom. So what is it?

        • One eero plugs into the OptiComm box and you put the other eero's where you need.

          I can't find if Occom uses PPPoE or IPoE. You have to ask them. If Ocomm use IPoE the eero is compatible. If Ocomm use PPPoE you need to pick a different router.

  • I considered selling my google nest wifi to upgrade to this, it has had some problems and the top system is wifi 6 so I figured it would have to be better.

    From some reviews though, they seem to prefer nest. Anyone had both?

    • What problems are you having with Nest? Who is your ISP?

      Google's hardware event is on Wednesday.

      • want faster file transfer but zoom has been patchy on the upload for some reason although all else is fine. Ive seen it mentioned on here by others as well. Seems to be a thing.

  • I know this is a classic case of an upgrade dilemma, but if you're not in a rush it might be worth waiting for the Wifi 6E versions to come out, as it'll be a more significant upgrade than Wifi 6 and will likely be the norm for quite a few years to come.

    • +1

      Wi-Fi 6E is yet to be approved for use in Oz. Once approved you need new Wi-Fi 6E routers, mobiles, laptops and so on to use the 6GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E routers are double and triple the price of Wi-Fi 6 routers. It will take a quite few years to transition to Wi-Fi 6E and there is no ETA.

      Wi-Fi 6 routers are fast enough for Gigabit.

      • +1

        Thanks for the info, I didn't realise the roll-out would take this long!

        Under what conditions do you think it's worth jumping to a Wifi 6 system? I currently have a Deco M5 that is serving me quite well on a 100/40 connection, would I have to hit Gigabit speeds before Wifi 6 makes sense?

        • +1

          Wi-Fi 6E discussions has taken all year so far.

          It is worth going to a Wi-Fi 6 setup for Gigabit speeds or if your router dies and you can find a good deal. Deco M5 can handle about 850Mbps with ethernet and 460Mbps with Wi-Fi 5.

      • The thing which appeals to me about 6E is the opportunity for the wireless backhaul to be on the 6Ghz frequency. I'm upgrading to gigabit internet in the next couple of weeks so am thinking about what to replace my 1st gen Google Wifi with since I want to be able to make use of the gigabit speeds (or as close to it as possible) even if my devices aren't all yet upgraded to Wifi 6 (or 6E).

        • 6GHz wireless backhaul will be good.

          How much do you want to spend? Do you want mesh again or are you going to run ethernet?

          • +1

            @Twix: Will probably use mesh for the most part, but since I already ran the ethernet backhaul and put a 16 port switch on the other end, the mesh is to cover everything else and reach the bedroom which due to the very thick walls in my apartment and wireless congestion in the inner city, is a surprising challenge.

  • I currently have a RT-AX68U for the whole house and would like to integrate the eero 6 3 packs as AP. Would this work if I put my ASUS router in bridge mode and connect it directly to the eero router and use it as the first AP and the two extenders as APs around the house?

    Will I be able to use other LAN ports from the ASUS router as I connect my PC straight to the ASUS router?

  • How do these compare with Orbi?

    I understand the Orbi is tri-band. Does it make a world of a difference?

    • Not all Orbi is tri-band. Which Orbi are you comparing eero 6 with?

      • I’ve got the AX4200 and a RBK23 AC2200.

        • Keep the Orbi setup. Tri-band does make a difference with lots of devices.

  • +1

    At these discounted prices, could we say the eeros now have better price/performance compared to the TP-Link Deco ones?

    • +2

      At today's prices for a 3 pack eero 6 = yes. For a 2-pack of eero 6 routers = nope they are the same price compared to Deco X20. Deco X20 was cheaper than eero 6 yesterday.

      Deco has PPPoE, PPPoE with VLAN IDs and IPoE protocols to be compatible for all ISPs. eero is IPoE only.

  • Only prob is it’s really only 5gHz. If you have Sonos speakers that only work with 2.4 it’s a pain.
    Please correct me if there’s a way around this

    • eero is both 5GHz and 2.4GHz.

      • You need to disable 5gHz for ten minutes to connect to 2.4. Then it goes back as far as I’m aware

        • Sonos speaker should stick to 2.4GHz. Is yours connecting for 10 minutes and disconnecting after that?

  • I think those are overvalued. Used eero for three months and about 5-6 times some of the extenders were getting disconnected until a reboot.

    I mean it is fine but not great.

    • Should have gone Ubiquiti . I used that and never have to do a reset

  • Is this worth upgrading over WiFi 5 Netgear Orbi RBK50?

    I am worried over the lack of tri-band compared to the Orbi. I can't do ethernet backhaul.

    And I only have FTTC 100/20.

    • +3

      Keep the tri-band Orbi RBK50 for FTTC.

      From 2022 you will be able to order a FTTC swap to FTTP. To get it you will ask select ISPs and go on a minimum 250Mbps order.

      • +1

        Thanks

  • Looking for some advice. I got the normal eero 3-pack last year and it’s been working well on an HFC nbn connection. I do need another node as 3 don’t seem to cover the full house.

    Should I just go for another of the standard eero add-on’s, or would it make sense to get one of the wi-fi 6? I’m not even sure if they are compatible or make sense at all. Any advice pls? 😊

    • +2

      Without knowing your house/layout/interference, I'm surprised if a 3 point wifi mesh isn't able to get you coverage throughout the full house unless you've got either sub-optimal placement of points, or you just have a really large house with thick construction or lots of interference. I'd challenge you to just make sure you've really optimised layout of the mesh points (and also considered whether wired backhaul is a possibility) before changing.

      ps. I don't know if your 3 pack supports wired backhaul, but I also found running a wire between my Google Wifi mesh router and one of the points has made a huge improvement in performance.

      • Thanks for your response. The house has a narrow front and runs deep in length (in a court), so makes it a bit hard to get good reception in all parts of the house.

        I’ll have to research wired backhaul and see what that entails. Would that mean running a LAN cable from the main modem to another part of the house and connecting a eero node to the cable (as opposed to over wi-fi)?

        • +1

          Yep wired backhaul = linking all three eero's up with LAN cable.

          • +1

            @Twix: Thanks @twix! Will certainly explore this option - I guess will be better performance overall (although more expensive as I’ll have to get an electrician to come and do this for me).

    • +1

      Standard eero for under 250Mbps. eero 6 or eero pro 6 for 500Mbps-Gigabit. eero is backwards compatible

      • +1

        Great thanks! I tried looking around the site but couldn’t find anything, this is useful!

  • Is power draw a concern when there are so many mesh nodes around the house?

    • Not at all. Other household items are much higher.

  • ozb brainstrust, I have HCF NBN through TPG, wanted to see if this works with this ISP or is TPG PPOE

    • +1

      This won't work with tpg because it doesn't support vlan tagging.

    • TPG = PPPoE.

      To plug in the eero to the nbn NTD change to an IPoE ISP or pick a different router.

      • How do I know if my nbn provider is ipoe or not?

        • Ask the ISP or check here

  • I have 4 at home of the eero 5 models. Very good.

  • Will this work in a 3 bedroom apartment (c140 sqm) which is on Optus NBN HFC? Do you think I would need 3 or just 1?

    • +1

      eero is compatible with Optus. One eero covers around 140sqm.

      • +1

        Thanks Twix. You are super helpful.

  • Another looking for specific advice sorry. I’m still using the free TP-link router from TPG. Now I’m on HFC with Superloop (100/20) & know i need a mesh system to get those speeds in some rooms. I’ve been stuck on what I need but this looks good. Do I just need the eero 3 pack? Thanks.

    • You don't always need mesh. How big is the area you are trying to cover?

      • Router is at very front of house ground level. Furthest room is up to 14m away. Single story. Right now WiFi drops out too frequently to use there.

        • I don't think you need 3. 1 or 2 should be enough.

  • +1

    Thanks Twix

  • Doesn't wifi 5 (whatever the letters were before wifi 6) go faster than 500mbps?
    If so, why would you get this?

    • There are Wi-Fi 5 routers that go faster than 500Mbps. Maybe a eero hardware limitation.

  • Similarly to some other members, I'm new to mesh and this seems like a compelling deal to jump on. Was hoping someone to help me out here.

    I have AussieBB NBN with FTTC, so I think this should be compatible. I'm currently using a Telstra Smart Modem and have been getting constant spikes for my work + home set up two. My dwelling is 200 sqm. Router is in the center of the house and there is about 2 structural walls between the router and the PCs. Router sits in the living room, I have two Ethernet cables connected for the TV + Playstation. PC is connecting through wi-fi. No interruptions downloading or streaming (approx 13mb/sec). However when playing online fps games, I get constant network interruptions and spikes.

    Should I be looking at a 3-pack?

    • eero is compatible with Aussie BB. Plug in one of the eero to the nbn NCD. Maybe go with two eero routers to plug in the PC hard wired.

      • +1

        Thanks @Twix. Would you suggest getting 2x eero 6 Routers to future-proof or will the standard eero routers be sufficient?

        • +2

          From 2022 you will be able to order a FTTC swap to FTTP. To get it you will ask select ISPs and go on a minimum 250Mbps order. 1000/50 is also available on FTTP. If you are keen on that go with the eero 6 or eero 6 pro. If not the standard eero will be suitable for FTTC.

          • +1

            @Twix: My man. Thanks for the helpful responses. Picking up 2x eero 6 routers now.

  • +1

    I have Belong ISP with HFC, and using DLink Viber - 2900AL, is this mesh system compatible?

    • Yep plug in one of the eero to the nbn NTD.

      • +1

        thanks @Twix, is this one pack enough? eero 6 extender $129

        or eero router/ extender $104

        my live space is about 120sqm. sorry, I'm new to mesh system.

        • +1

          Purchase one eero 6 router Wi-Fi 6 $149 for speeds around 500Mbps or eero router/extender Wi-Fi 5 $104 for speeds under 350Mbps.

  • eero 3 pack @ $272 vs 3 x deco m5s @ $190 ?

    • +1

      Deco M5 @ $190. Deco router has PPPoE, PPPoE with VLAN IDs and IPoE protocols to be compatible for all ISPs.

      eero is IPoE only. If you don't use iinet, TPG, Internode or Dodo the eero will be suitable.

      • Suitable but $80 more, any advantages to eero though?

        • Not really for the extra coin. eero has Apple HomeKit if you use it.

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