Install a WiFi router in the position that provides the best coverage within the home may get a long time. In addition, set the number of parameters is a rather tedious task a startup based in San Francisco, has found the solution: a device that combines the functions of routers, range extender and repeater to offer full coverage through the formation of a wireless mesh network.
Eero is a small square box (12 × 12 cm) of white color characterized by a very sophisticated design the shape of the router is designed by Fred Bold, the industrial designer who designed the products Nest. Inside the device are placed a dual core processor at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM and 1 GB of flash storage. Eero supports standard WiFi 802.11ac dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and integrates a LAN port, a WAN port and a USB 2.0 port.
Eero work as a usual router after connecting to a modem, you can make the initial setup and set the parameters using the app for iOS and Android, and installed on your smartphone (the router integrates a Bluetooth module 4.0). However, the “magic” is obtained by adding the other two units, which must be powered from the mains. The three routers communicate with each other automatically, creating a wireless mesh network that covers the entire dwelling. The app helps the user in positioning of the units, by detecting areas where the signal is weaker.
Eero is connected to the cloud from which it downloads and installs the new firmware and security patches, without user intervention. The router automatically chooses the frequency band, monitors the network, and, in case of problems sends a notification on your smartphone and restarts by itself.
There is no need to reset or pull the plug. If a guest wants to use the WiFi connection, the user can send a text message with all the essential data. If the guest installs the app Eero just a touch to access the network, without entering a password Eero will be on sale by the summer, but it is already possible to make a pre-order. The discounted price is $ 125 for a router and $ 299 for three units. At the end of the offer, the prices will go up to 299 and $ 499.