I tried Eero’s $400 WiFi system before Amazon bought the company, and it’s one of the best ways to get fast WiFi throughout your home

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I tried Eero’s $400 WiFi system before Amazon bought the company, and it’s one of the best ways to get fast WiFi throughout your home

Upstairs, the average download speed during my tests was 137 Mbps, and the average upload speed was 36.

The 57 Mbps slower download speeds show there’s some sort of bottlenecking between the primary router in the living room and the Beacon satellite unit upstairs in the bedroom. That’s despite the strong connection between the router and the Beacon satellite, according to the Eero app.

Still, 137 Mbps download speeds are pretty great. That’ll easily handle pretty much any streaming or internet activity you throw at it, including 4K streaming. In fact, 137 Mbps is enough for five people to stream 4K videos from Netflix at the same time, all from the single Beacon satellite unit upstairs. For reference, Netflix recommends at last 25 Mbps for 4K streaming.

Also, you should consider that my internet speeds are way above average, as I’ve signed up for a speedy internet service from my internet service provider. If you have a more modest 50 Mbps internet plan from your ISP, you would most likely get full speeds from the Beacon satellite. That’s because the Beacon satellite units appear to reach a limit of around 140 Mbps, and it could easily handle a 50 Mbps connection.

The MacBook Pro I’m using for testing also switched over from the router downstairs to the Beacon satellite upstairs fairly quickly, too. No manual switching here.

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