There are six different types of eeros: eero Pro 6, eero 6, eero Pro, eero, eero 6 extender, eero Beacon.
eero Pro 6
eero Pro 6 is the sleek, new WiFi 6-capable version of the original eero Pro. Offering all of the WiFi 6 features, this eero will deliver faster speeds, better performance, and better support for simultaneous device usage. The eero Pro 6 will provide the same tri-band WiFi signal as the previous Pro model, while delivering coverage up to 2,000 sq ft. The eero Pro 6 is compatible with all of our previous eero models and with two auto-detecting Ethernet ports, it can be used as the gateway of an eero WiFi system, or a wireless addition to your existing eero network.
eero 6 is the new standard for home wifi. The Wi-Fi 6 router supports speeds up to 900 Mbps and coverage up to 1,500 square feet—so you can say goodbye to dead spots and buffering. Work, play, video conference, and stream from any corner in your home. Set up eero in minutes and get automatic updates, a built-in smart home hub, and more.
eero Pro has the same elegant design and footprint as eero (1st-generation), but is more than twice as powerful. It is the first and only WiFi access point of its size that can broadcast on three wireless bands simultaneously (tri-band WiFi), doubling the speed of its predecessor. As the gateway of an eero WiFi system, eero has two auto-detecting Ethernet ports. One connects directly to the modem and the other port provides the option to hardwire devices like an Ethernet switch, printer, or video game console.
eero is the little router with a huge wireless footprint. This economical option still gives you the great speed and coverage across your home that you’re used to. With the new design to raise the antennas, the little router offers up to 1500 sq ft of coverage and can be a great addition to expand a network. With the two auto-detecting Ethernet ports, it can also be used as the gateway of an eero WiFi system. One connects directly to the modem and the other port provides the option to hardwire devices like an Ethernet switch, printer, or video game console.
Eero 6 Extender (add-on)*
With the eero 6 extender you can add up to 1,500 square feet of Wi-Fi 6 to your eero network in minutes. Boost your entertainment-grade wifi throughout your home, get automatic updates, and manage everything with the eero app.
eero Beacon (add-on)*
eero Beacon is half the size, but even more powerful than eero (1st generation). After a year and a half of collecting customer insights and feedback, eero found that more than half of customers place eeros in stairwells, kitchens, and hallways, where cords are disruptive. With eero Beacon, simply plug each unit into a wall outlet to easily expand coverage in the home. Add as many eero Beacons as needed to provide each room with WiFi coverage.
*The eero 6 extender and the eero beacon do not have ethernet ports and can only be added to a new or existing eero network.
Are eeros interchangeable?
Yes, however it is important to note that in every network, you must use an eero with an ethernet port on the back so you can connect it to your modem. eeros that can be used as a gateway are the eero, eero Pro, eero 6 and eero 6 Pro. Once your gateway eero is installed you may use any combination of eeros to setup your network. All eeros are compatible with each other no matter when they were released.