Should I get rid of my eero pro 6?

jaydiculous

New Around Here
I recently moved into a 1700sq ft townhome, two stories. There's a Legrand On-Q enclosure installed in the laundry room on the 2nd floor, very central. Right now I have 1 eero pro 6 installed there and coverage is good everywhere, but having 1 kind of defeats the purpose, and I think putting another on the 1st floor is a bit overkill. I love the ease, but I am wondering, should I sell all 3 and get 1 router like a Asus RT-AX86U? Is the router like the RT-AX86U stronger?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
You're correct that having 2 AP's in 1,700 SqFt is 'too much WiFi'.

I'm not familiar with the Eero Pro 6, but I'll assume that a 3x pack will more than pay for the RT-AX86U (currently the highest recommended router that Asus and RMerlin support today). And I'd also be confident that the RT-AX86U will outperform it in range, throughput and features too.

If your ISP speeds are at 1Gbps (or more), and your client devices can benefit today or in the near future, the RT-AX86U is a great match.

RT-AX86U vs. RT-AX88U

386.1 Final 2x RT-AX86Us 2.5GbE Backhaul
 

jaydiculous

New Around Here
You're correct that having 2 AP's in 1,700 SqFt is 'too much WiFi'.

I'm not familiar with the Eero Pro 6, but I'll assume that a 3x pack will more than pay for the RT-AX86U (currently the highest recommended router that Asus and RMerlin support today). And I'd also be confident that the RT-AX86U will outperform it in range, throughput and features too.

If your ISP speeds are at 1Gbps (or more), and your client devices can benefit today or in the near future, the RT-AX86U is a great match.

RT-AX86U vs. RT-AX88U

386.1 Final 2x RT-AX86Us 2.5GbE Backhaul
Thank you!
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Right now I have 1 eero pro 6 installed there and coverage is good everywhere, but having 1 kind of defeats the purpose, and I think putting another on the 1st floor is a bit overkill

Not really - think of it this way - one wants the wifi where the people are, and most folks do not congregate in the middle of a typical home...

I would consider keeping the one Eero Pro 6 that you have, and add one (possibly two) to provide coverage towards common areas (living/dining/family room/kitchen/etc) and one to cover the bedroom areas.

Two Eero's for 1700 sq ft is actually a recommended config by them.
 

jaydiculous

New Around Here
Not really - think of it this way - one wants the wifi where the people are, and most folks do not congregate in the middle of a typical home...

I would consider keeping the one Eero Pro 6 that you have, and add one (possibly two) to provide coverage towards common areas (living/dining/family room/kitchen/etc) and one to cover the bedroom areas.

Two Eero's for 1700 sq ft is actually a recommended config by them.
That is how I have been doing it. I'll trial and error.
 

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