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Amazon announces new Wi-Fi 6 Eero mesh networking routers

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Sep 2020, 10:26am

Amazon announces new Wi-Fi 6 Eero mesh networking routers

Amazon has just announced a slew of new products and amongst them are two new Eero routers.

Meet the new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. These new routers support mesh networking and also the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax).

We begin with the Eero 6, which is a dual-band AX1800-class router that's powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core routers.

The Eero 6.

It can deliver data transfer rates of up to 575MBps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,200Mbps on its 5GHz network.

Each Eero 6 router features two auto-sensing Ethernet Gigabit ports and it's powered via USB-C.

According to Amazon, a single Eero 6 router can cover up to 1,500 sq ft whereas a three-pack can provide Wi-Fi coverage for up to 5,000 sq ft.

Prices start at US$129 (~S$177) for a single router and a three-pack costs US$279 (~S$383). No word yet on local availability and pricing.

The Eero 6 Pro. (Image source: Eero)

For more demanding and discerning users, there's the Eero Pro 6.

This is a tri-band AX4200-class mesh networking system powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.

Maximum data transfer rates are 600Mbps on the single 2.4GHz network and 1,200Mbps on one of the 5GHz network and 2,400Mbps on the second 5GHz network that's typically reserved for backhaul communications.

Like the Eero 6, the Eero Pro 6 features two auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet port and is powered via USB-C.

Apart from providing internet access, the Eero Pro 6 also performs double duties as a Zigbee smart home hub and can connect and manage compatible Zigbee devices in conjunction with Alexa.

As for coverage, Amazon claims a single Eero Pro 6 can cover 2,000 sq ft while a three-pack is good for up to 6,000 sq ft. Of course, this will depend greatly on where you position the Eero and your home's layout.

A single Eero Pro 6 router is priced at US$229 (~S$314) while a three-pack is US$599 (~S$823). Again, no word yet on local availability and pricing.

Source: Eero