Are you looking to upgrade your home WiFi system away from the traditional router and modem setup? There are tons of new all-in-one options out that are node-based, which work to maximize your wireless network’s speed and area of coverage without any sort of signal degradation. These systems can always be a little pricey, so before buying, it’s always good to compare your top 3 choices to each other. And that’s just what we’ll be doing today.
Today, we’re looking at the differences between the Linksys Velop, Google WiFi and the Eero. Follow along below!
Velop Vs Google Wifi Vs Eero Best Home Wifi System Comparison
1. Linksys Velop
First up on our list is the Linksys Velop. The Linksys Velop comes with three nodes — a primary node that replaces your traditional router and modem setup, and then two other nodes that are placed throughout your home to extend your WiFi coverage without signal or speed degradation.
The Linksys Velop does take a little more tinkering than most. It’s easy to get setup, as you can do that in just a few simple steps by the instructions found in the Linksys Velop app. However, there’s a lot more stuff to tinker with — parental controls, DNS settings, setting up additional secure networks for guests and more. In addition, if a node loses connection or malfunctions for some reason, there are diagnosis and repair tools that you can mess around within the Velop app to bring the down node back to life.
While there is a bit more to tinker with, this setup can cover up to 6,000 sq.ft of your home and remove any and all dead zones, giving you a more reliable connection.
2. Google WiFi 9521
Next, you have the Google WiFi system. It’s primarily designed to eliminate dead zones within your home as well as buffering. It uses the node setup much like the Eero and Linksys Velop. Each node can bring an additional 1,500 sq. ft of wireless coverage to your home. So, the base 3-node package will be able to cover 4,500 sq.ft of your home.
It’s a little different in that Google WiFi uses intelligent technology to constantly scan for the clearest channel and bands for the device you’re using. This keeps your connection always stable and fast, which is super nice when you’re using more demanding services like YouTube, Netflix or playing an online game. It’s super easy to setup, all you have to do is use the Google WiFi app. And, as an added bonus, Google WiFi will let your pause the Internet on the kids’ devices if you’re ever having trouble getting them to the dinner table!
The Eero is an excellent home WiFi system to pick up. It completely replaces your traditional router and modem setup. The base package comes with three nodes — your primary node will probably sit where your router and modem were and replace the functionality of those two devices. The other two nodes will act as satellites, extending the area of your wireless network throughout the edges of your home.
The Eero is actually a pretty neat setup. It’s designed so that the user doesn’t have to think about their wireless connection (i.e. it should work so flawlessly and without error that one would not have to think about it). They’re able to do this by using a tri-band and mesh WiFi setup, which keeps your connection stable as your connection bounces through the three nodes in your home depending on your location.
It’s also super easy to setup. You most certainly don’t need a professional to get it hooked up. By using the Eero app, even the layman can get their home wireless network setup in just a few simple steps. The Eero app will take you through that process step-by-step, too.
Velop Vs Google Wifi Vs Eero Best Home Wifi System Comparison Verdict
So, which one should you choose? If you’re on a budget, the choice is obvious — the Google WiFi setup is fairly affordable. Both the Linksys Velop and Eero are almost double that price point.
If you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to deal with problems in your WiFi connection, going with the Eero is the best choice. It was designed so that users wouldn’t even have to think about their WiFi connection because it will perform so flawlessly with the Eero. With the Eero, you shouldn’t ever experience network interruptions or signal degradation unless there’s a problem on the ISP side.
For tinkers, get the Linksys Velop. Tinkers will love setting the network up and playing around with all of the extra settings inside the node — DNS settings, security, permissions, setting up guest networks and more.
What’s your favorite best home WiFi system in 2018? Let us know in the comments section below.