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Eero 6+ Review

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The Eero 6+ is a dual-band WiFi 6 router that’s great for smaller homes. Its WiFi download speed is incredibly fast and stays strong at long range. However, it has poor upload speeds, no USB inputs, and a short connection range.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Eero 6+, released in 2022, is a mid-tier dual-band, mesh Wi-Fi 6 system designed for seamless home internet coverage, similar to many of the best routers out today. Its design has no antennas, but it supports MU-MIMO and connects with backhaul, and the Wi-Fi 6 with 160MHz channel allows for faster, more efficient connectivity and scalable coverage through additional units.

The download speeds clock in at 444 Mbps on a 5GHz band, and the upload speed comes in at 148 Mbps on the same band. The advertised max data rate is 3,000Mbps. Offers user-friendly setup via a mobile app, advanced security features, web blocking, parental controls, and compatibility with smart home devices.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Eero 6+ is a dual-band router supporting 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Its download speed measures in at 444 Mbps. At 30 feet, WiFi speeds are 367 Mbps. However, upload speeds aren’t good; on a 5GHz band, upload speeds are 148 Mbps, which is in the bottom 25% of the category. (The Asus ROG Rapture GT6 is much better at 618 Mbps) Unfortunately, the connection range drops out after about 105 feet, which works for smaller homes of 1,500 square feet, but extra satellites are required for larger homes.

The setup and controls are also easy to use. Users can set up the router via the app in about 5 minutes; they also can run updates, issue parental controls, and control bandwidth directly within the app.

The ports are very limited on the Eero 6+. There’s no USB port, and it only has two LAN ports, but they do allow for link aggregation.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good Download Speeds
    • The dual-band Eero 6+ mesh network with WiFi 6 is good for a small home-use option with high download speeds of 444 Mbps, which places it in the top half of certified tested routers.

    • At distances, it also ranks highly for a router. At 30 feet, it measured at 367 Mbps..

  • Easy to Set Up and Configure
    • The setup is quick and painless. Users can create a network right from the app, and the process takes less than 5 minutes in total.

    • The app also allows users to update firmware and adjust settings with an intuitive interface. There are also many helpful features, such as anti-malware and parental controls, although some require subscription costs.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor Upload Speeds
    • Its 5 GHz upload speeds are 147 Mbps, which places it in the bottom 25% of the category.

  • Limited Range of Connection
    • The router only reaches devices up to 105 feet away. This is enough for smaller homes, but additional satellites must be implemented to cover larger homes fully.

  • No USB Ports
    • The router has limited ability to connect external devices, as it completely lacks USB ports. IT also only comes with two LAN ports, although it does allow link aggregation.

Eero 6+ Review Specs

# of LAN Ports# of LAN Ports2
# of Phone Ports# of Phone Portsn/a
# of WAN Ports# of WAN Ports1
App CompatibleApp CompatibleYes
Available StorageAvailable Storage4000MB
Band TechnologyBand TechnologyDual
Data Encryption TypeData Encryption TypeWPA2-PSK, WPA3-Personal
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
Frequency BandsFrequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz
Integrated ModemIntegrated ModemNo
LAN PortsLAN Ports2 Gb Ethernet
MU-MIMO SupportMU-MIMO SupportYes
Mesh SystemMesh SystemYes
Number of AntennasNumber of Antennas
Parental ControlsParental ControlsYes
Processor CoresProcessor CoresDual
Processor SpeedProcessor Speed1Ghz
Quality of Service PrioritizationQuality of Service PrioritizationYes
WiFi RangeWiFi Range4500 sq. ft
WiFi SpeedWiFi Speed0.94 Gb
Wired SpeedWired Speed940 Mb
Wireless StandardWireless StandardAC, AX, N

All Specs

Test Results

2.4 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)0
2.4 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
5 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)444
5 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)147.5
Router Range (ft)0
Latency (ms)0
6 Ghz Download speed (Mbits/s)0
6 Ghz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0

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Product Comparison

Eero 6+ Review

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Market Context

The Eero 6+, released in 2022, is a mid-tier dual-band, mesh Wi-Fi 6 system designed for seamless home internet coverage, similar to many of the…

The Eero 6+, released in 2022, is a mid-tier dual-band, mesh Wi-Fi 6 system designed for seamless home internet coverage, similar to many of the best routers out today. Its design has no antennas, but it supports MU-MIMO and connects with backhaul, and the Wi-Fi 6 with 160MHz channel allows for faster, more efficient connectivity and scalable coverage through additional units.

The download speeds clock in at 444 Mbps on a 5GHz band, and the upload speed comes in at 148 Mbps on the same band. The advertised max data rate is 3,000Mbps. Offers user-friendly setup via a mobile app, advanced security features, web blocking, parental controls, and compatibility with smart home devices.

The Eero 6 Pro uses Wi-Fi 6 with tri-band frequencies (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands). Comparatively, the Eero 6+ employs Wi-Fi 6…

The Eero 6 Pro uses Wi-Fi 6 with tri-band frequencies (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands). Comparatively, the Eero 6+ employs Wi-Fi 6 but with dual-band technology, giving lower WiFi and download speeds. The Eero 6 Pro tops out at 1,008 Mbps, whereas the 6+ tested in at a max of 444 Mbps. The 6 Pro also provides more extensive coverage, ideal for larger homes or spaces with many connected devices. The Eero 6+ gives less coverage per unit than the Pro version, but still for smaller homes. You can see our Google Nest WiFi review for another great home router.

The ASUS Blue Cave AC2600 offers WiFi speeds of 242 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. The Eero 6+ is faster at 444 Mbps at 5 GHz….

The ASUS Blue Cave AC2600 offers WiFi speeds of 242 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. The Eero 6+ is faster at 444 Mbps at 5 GHz. However, the Asus offers more inputs, including four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections and a USB 3.0 port. Meanwhile, the Eero only has two auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections. The ASUS also has a slightly longer range of connection, testing in at 125 feet before dropping out, while the Eero tests in at 105 feet. If you want to see more from this competing brand, check out our ASUS RT AX86S review.

At 955 Mbps,  Eero 6+ has a 444 Mbps 5 GHz band download speed, which is better than the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8), which is…

At 955 Mbps,  Eero 6+ has a 444 Mbps 5 GHz band download speed, which is better than the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8), which is 287 Mbps. The ASUS also offers many more ports; it has 3 LAN ports, which is one more than the Eero.  Likewise, it offers a USB port, whereas the Eero has none. When it comes to range, the ASUS also wins. It provides an advertised coverage of up to 5,500 square feet, enough for large homes, and the Eero has a range of 4,500 square feet. We also have a great ASUS ZenWifi XT8 review for those interested.

The Eero 6+ is the following generation to the Eero 6, both are dual band WiFi 6 mesh routers. The main difference between the two…

The Eero 6+ is the following generation to the Eero 6, both are dual band WiFi 6 mesh routers. The main difference between the two is the peak WiFi speed. The Eero 6+ has an advertised 1,000 Mbps speed, which doubles the Eero 6 at 500 Mbps. The other difference is the ability to cover space. The Eero 6 comes only with two nodes, whereas the Eero 6+ comes with three, allowing for more extensive coverage. If you want to learn more about one of the successors of the Eero 6+, check out our Eero Max 7 review.

# of LAN Ports

2

1

4

3

# of Phone Ports

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

# of WAN Ports

1

1

1

1

App Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available Storage

4000MB

4000MB

128 MB

256MB

Band Technology

Dual

Tri

Dual

Tri

Data Encryption Type

WPA2-PSK, WPA3-Personal

WPA2-PSK, WPA3-Personal

WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK

WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS

Energy Star Certified

No

No

No

n/a

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Expert Score

82

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    85.3

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Eero 6+ Wi-Fi mesh system makes it easy to bring speedy wireless networking to… Read More

    By:

    John R. Delaney
  • CNET
    78.11

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    Eero 6 Plus is well worth considering, and a great option for anyone looking for… Read More

    By:

    Ry Crist
  • Techradar
    74.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    It’s not exactly overflowing with additional features, and the need to pay a subscription fee… Read More

    By:

    Cliff Joseph
  • Consumer Reports
    50.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Unknown
  • Android Police
    68.93

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Eero 6+ mesh Wi-Fi system is an affordable option for those that require Wi-Fi… Read More

    By:

    MATTHEW SHOLTZ
  • Spy.com
    50.78

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    After reading through our Eero 6+ review, that should be obvious. The answer is: absolutely…. Read More

    By:

    Patrick Hearn