As of this week, you can finally pick up a two-pack of Eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi 6 routers for under $400. The move by the Amazon-owned company gives you more price-palatable choices for upgrading your existing Wi-Fi router to a faster, more powerful option.
First announced when the Eero Pro 6 launched last year, the two-pack is now available through Amazon and Best Buy (although weirdly not on Eero’s own site). And currently, both sites are offering an extra 20 percent off for Prime and Best Buy members through September 28th. That means for around $320 you can blanket up to a 3,500-square-foot home in speedy Wi-Fi goodness using this tri-band, Wi-Fi 6 mesh router. (The single unit and three-pack also are currently discounted.)
Previously, your options were a single Eero Pro 6 to cover 2,000 square feet for $229 or the more-than-most-people-need three-pack to cover 6,000 square feet for $599. It has been possible to buy two Eero Pro 6 devices, but not easy. You had to hunt around on Amazon for it, and if you happened to land at BestBuy.com or Eero’s own website, you’d be out of luck or paying $60 more, for two individual Eeros.
The Eero two-pack is a great fit for anyone whose living space is somewhere between a studio apartment and a three-bedroom house in the ‘burbs. And of course, Wi-Fi coverage is not just about space. If you’ve got 1,500 square feet segmented by thick, brick walls and you want a wire-free way to spread the speed, an extra node or two will certainly come in handy.
The Eero Pro 6 mesh system offers gigabit speed, Wi-Fi 6, and tri-band performance. Its satellite nodes that you place around your home also have two ethernet ports on them, so you can hardwire a TV or games console to one for a more reliable connection without it needing to be in the same room as your modem.
The Eeros also have a Zigbee smart home hub built-in — which you can use to connect select Zigbee devices, including smart lightbulbs, door locks, smart plugs, and smart sensors. While it acts as the hub, you still need the Amazon Alexa app and an Amazon account to set up and manage the devices.
By offering this third price option, the very expensive Eero Pro 6 comes closer to competitors like Asus, with its two-pack ZenWiFi AX Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System for $450. However, the Asus offers more control over network settings, which the Eero, despite its Pro tag, doesn’t match.
If the price is still too steep for you, the non-pro Eero 6 routers cost $279 for a three-pack and cover up to 5,000 square feet. But you only get a dual-band setup and recommended speeds top out at 500 Mbps.