Eero created its own home wireless system in order to provide consumers with an easy way to setup a speedy and wireless network in their home. They made it so easy that even that layman was capable of setting this type of wireless network up. Traditionally, wireless networks have been a pain to setup, often requiring a huge time investment or hiring a computer technician (or a tech sent out by the ISP) to come and setup the home wireless network. The Eero has definitely achieved its goal, but some may not like the speeds that they’re getting out of this home WiFi device — it’s rated for 600Mbps, but the average seems to sit at around 200Mbps.
That said, if you’re not a big fan of the Eero because of its hardware capabilities, support, or something else, there are plenty of Eero alternatives on the market that will give you better speeds and a more reliable network. So if you follow along below, we’ll show you the best Eero alternatives on the market.
First up, we have the Google WiFi home wireless system on our list. This device is intended to be a complete router replacement. Depending on how much square footage you need, Google offers its WiFi devices in packs. You can purchase a single “puck,” which will cover up to 1,500 sq.ft of space in your home. For larger homes, you can get a three-pack to cover a full 4,500 sq.ft. These are extremely easy to setup with your Internet connection, only having to download the Google WiFi app on your phone to setup your network. The app will even let you configure different frequencies, parental controls, and more.
Amplifi HD Mesh WiFi Router
One of our favorite options is the Amplifi HD Mesh WiFi Router. This system was designed to replace your existing wireless setup — you can use the app to setup and configure your new Amplifi setup in seconds. It’s actually designed to bring you Gigabit level speeds, so you should be able to stream 4K content without a hitch, even while other people are online, using the network. Amplifi is actually able to support homes up to 10,000 sq.ft in size, eliminating all dead zones in the home so that you can have a fast and reliable connection. Check out Amplifi at the link below.
The Linksys Velop is next up on our list. This is a mesh network WiFi system designed to replace your existing wireless setup. Linksys Velop tries to get Gigabit speeds on your network, but that’s only if your ISP can support it. Paired with a good package from your ISP, you can be streaming 4K video and other content effortlessly. These are actually pretty thick and chunky “nodes,” so they do take up quite a bit of vertical space. There’s a lot of technology packed into these nodes, so you should be able to extend a strong wireless signal all over your, up to a whopping 6,000 sq.ft. The Linksys app will guide you through a quick and painless setup process, and even allow you to configure your network afterwards.
The Netgear Orbi might be last up on our list, but it’s still a formidable wireless mesh router system that can cover up to homes as large as 6,000 sq.ft. These might actually have the best possible speeds on our list, with Netgear saying that they’re rated for a whopping 2.2Gbps. That said, you can pull down some serious data with the Orbi. They have a sleek, modern design so that the Orbi looks nice in your home. It’s actually really easy to setup with the Orbi app, too.
The BT Whole Home system by British Technologies is actually a cheap way to extend your existing wireless setup. Connect up the BT Whole Home system to your wireless router with an application, and you can eliminate dead zones throughout your home, extend your coverage, and get a faster wireless speed, that is if your ISP will support it. The BT Whole Home is really great at making sure that you have a strong, wireless signal with any degradation, keeping your speeds at the highest levels possible. The BT Whole Home application will not only help you setup and configure your network, but you can pause the Internet for certain devices, apply parental controls, configure frequencies, and more.
Netgear Nighthawk R7000
Next up, we have Netgear’s very own Nighthawk R7000. If you want to move away from mesh-based routers — routers that tend to track consumer Internet activity — this is the perfect solution for those looking to go the more traditional route. There are some pretty stellar speeds inside of this one, actually supporting download speeds of up to a whopping 1,900Mbps.
One of the highlights of this router is the built-in amplifiers and external antennas. It makes the Nighthawk’s signal more reliable, but where this router really shines is the dual-core processor. Whatever games, TV shows, movies, or social media you want to use, this high-end processor can stand up to anything.
And next up on our list is ASUS’s very own RT-AC5300. Perfect for the gamer, this router supports download speeds of up to 2Gbps. So not only is this router fast, but it’s also wicked powerful. And something we don’t see every day is that this one has a game accelerator built-in, which helps you maintain a reliable multiplayer connection.
Linksys’ WRT1200AC. It utilizes a dual-band wireless connection, which basically connects the two together to form a single connection that is ultra powerful and efficient — you won’t need to be waiting for anything to load, buffer, or reconnect ever again. Beamforming technology allows this to connect directly to your devices and send a strong wireless signal to each of them, making the Linksys router a top choice for households with numerous devices.
The WRT3200ACM might look similar to the last Linksys model, but there are a couple of major differences that makes it stand out. It does utilize the same dual-band technology that the last does, but this one supports much higher download speeds at a whopping 3.2Gbps.
What sets this router apart from the last is that this particular model uses MU-MIMO technology, which gives every device it’s own individual wireless connection. That means that another person coming online won’t slow everyone else down.
And finally, in number one spot, we have another choice from ASUS — the AC2900. This model actually optimizes dual band technology for better speeds; however, one of the most unique features about it the WTFast Game. This technology was designed to create a gaming experience that’s lag-free, but also helps optimize 4K UHD streaming content. This makes it another great option for the dedicated gamer, but it’s also going to benefit anything you stream, such as movies and TV shows.
As you can see, you have a lot of options for replacing the Eero home WiFi system. Our favorites, and likely the most reliable, will be the Google WiFi discs and the Netgear Orbi. The BT Whole Home isn’t bad for existing setups, either.