Amazon UK Launches Eero Pro 6 Mesh WiFi
The Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi system has been on sale in the US for a couple of months now. However, this Amazon-owned company is now bringing its high-end mesh Wi-Fi system to the UK to join the already popular budget-friendly option, the Eero 6.
The main difference between the Eero Pro 6 and Eero 6 comes down to the Wi-Fi standard used. The Eero Pro 6 has WiFi 6, while it’s much cheaper, brother; the Eero 6 uses Wi-Fi 5.
The Eero 6 Pro also features a tri-band setup, while the Eero 6 only has dual bands. The Tri-band setup adds an extra 5Ghz band into the mix, boosting the amount of bandwidth available for communication and clients between the nodes.
Amazon says the Eero Pro 6 is perfect for homes in the UK that have gigabit internet plans. “Getting fast and extensive range in your home is easy with the Eero Pro 6, which can connect more than 75 devices at the same time.”
Which New Features Does the Eero 6 Bring Compared to The Previous Generation?
Some of the new features on the Eero Pro 6 include:
- Featuring Wi-Fi 6, the Eero Pro 6 promises better performance and faster speeds than its much cheaper counterpart. This puts the Eero Pro 6 in the same league as the Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System.
- It also has better coverage, and you don’t need a separate smart home hub to connect devices on your network because of the inbuilt ZigBee hub. The Eero 6 Pro covers up to 2000 square feet, but you can buy the 3-pack Eero Pro 6 system that works with cables or wirelessly and can increase the range up to 6,000 square feet.
- Amazon has used the AX4200 on the Eero Pro 6. As a result, the speed breakdown on this Mesh Wi-Fi kit is 600Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band, 1200Mbps on one of the 5Ghz bands owing to its 160Mhz channel, and finally, 2400Mbps on the other 5Ghz band.
- Eero Pro 6 also has “TrueMesh” to smartly route your network traffic, thereby helping to cut down on drop-offs, congestion, and buffering. This means that you should be able to stream your favorite 4K movies and TV shows and play HD games with no interruption.
- The Eero Pro 6 is also backward compatible with previous Eero devices, so you can mix and match Eero gadgets to customize and expand the network in your home.
How Easy Is It to Setup the Eero Pro 6?
The Eero Pro 6 offers a couple of benefits over its rivals; Amazon promises easy setup via the Eero App. You can also link your Amazon and Eero accounts which means smart gadgets purchased via your Amazon account will join your Wi-Fi Network and stay connected even when you change your Wi-Fi username and password.
The Eero App lets you manage your Wi-Fi network, pause the connection or even give other people access to your network by sharing a link. Also, with the Eero skill for Alexa, you can use the Alexa App or an Alexa-enabled device such as the Echo Dot to find your phone or pause the internet connection, all with a simple voice command.
Even ZigBee-enabled devices such as smart locks, lights, plugs, or doorbells can connect directly to your network via the Eero App. Otherwise, it’s business as usual. All nodes in the Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi Kit have two Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices. Note that during setup, the central node has to be connected using a cable to your modem.
How Much Will the Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi kit Cost On Amazon UK?
The Eero Pro 6 is at the moment available on Amazon UK for £229 for the one-pack and £599 for the three-pack. It joins the existing Eero, which is on sale for £79 for the one-pack, the Eero 6 £139 for the one-pack, and the Eero Pro for £149 for the one-pack, all on Amazon UK.
In addition, you can also opt to subscribe to Eero secure to get advanced parental controls and online security features. You can get Eero Secure in the UK for £2.99 a month or £29.99 annually. You can also get Eero Secure with Malwarebytes, 1Password, and Encrypt.me for £9.99 a month or £99 annually.
If you’re not impressed by Amazon’s latest offering, there are plenty more Mesh Wi-Fi 6 systems that you can find on the market. However, other systems might not be as easy to configure, so it might take time before you can bid farewell to your internet woes.