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The Dog's Bollocks on steroids
Reviewed in Canada on March 27, 2018
These things are the dog's bollocks, but wow, expensive? I think the box it ships in is half of the product cost. You have to take out a second mortgage for this thing. If it was made of bollocks, each bollock would cost a dollar, and I'm using a small dog's bollocks for this calculation. A large dog would perhaps come in at about $3 per bollock. Consequently, their customer base may be skewed a little toward those who drive supercars and can taste the difference between tinned caviar and fresh snail eggs.
You can get almost as good as the Eero, for a lot less money, but the word "almost" is key here. "Almost" almost certainly means a bit less simple, a bit less reliable, and a bit less speedy -- especially over room-size distances. I do miss the ability to fiddle with some of the more obscure settings, and the default IP (192.168.7.x) meant that some of my devices got orphaned (192.168.1.x), but they may make changing that easier in subsequent firmware versions (or not)... But, by the time the next (almost monthly) firmware version updates itself automatically, I'll likely have forgotten I own these freakin' things; because they just seem to look after themselves.
Imagine that. A router (wireless or otherwise) that doesn't need to be rebooted every few months, and one that might stay fast, or get even faster, over the years? Eero's limited 1-year warrantee, should have been at least 3-years, if they really wanted to differentiate in this marketplace that typically uses cheap, degrading electronic components. This is my millionth bloody, freakin' router. Aaaarrrrggghhh. All of the Eero's predecessors now live in an insurmountable pile of dead electronics, although some of those boxes were quite good for their time, and some did last more than a year, especially those remarkable Linksys "blue cockroaches".
Anyway, if you are a complete and utter nincompoop and you can't wire up an orchid to its support stick, Eero's customer service people seem to answer back instantly, even late at night, and they are very polite and professional -- but that does not forgive you being a nincompoop. The best application for these things is where you can string network cable between each units, or where you already have a networked building that they can plug into. Otherwise, they link together wirelessly, and that can use up a sliver of the available wireless capacity, (you'd have to be a nerd to notice the difference if you are using normal wireless devices).
Keep your phone very close to each unit when you first give each unit a name. Spanky and Matilda ended up with their names swapped because my phone was in my office, and too far away from Spanky during Spanky's setup. However, the phone app is nincompoop-proof, so I managed to get poor Spanky renamed, when nobody was looking.
So, like I said, these things are the dog's bollocks, the company that makes them is easy to get along with, and the units are so small you wonder whether they could instead have used the big roach-leg antennas inside them. My wireless coverage is maxed out across two adjoined houses, plus a whole bunch of neighboring houses, and maxed out on all three floors of all houses, despite the units being on the main floor of only one of the houses.
Yep, I did not put password protection on the guest wireless network, as I am trusting Eero to have a decent firewall between my free and open public network, and my password-protected private network. So, any visitor, neighbor or burglar, who happens to be passing by, is logged by Eero and given free internet access. Yep, this puppy also acts a bit like a security system, assuming your local burglar has her phone's wifi turned on.
Yeah, I am a nerd, but you gotta have fun with this stuff, otherwise you start thinking about how freakin' expensive the dang things are, and you start to cry. The price is a kick in the bollocks. But, when you can charge 20-neighbors at least $10 per month, for unlimited internet that is faster than their freakin' supercars, your bollocks do recover quite nicely.