160MHz Channel Support (eero 6+, eero Pro 6E)
160MHz is the highest bandwidth available on 5GHz routers. With double the throughput compared to 80MHz channels, it can achieve data rates up to 2.4Gbps on capable clients.
However, it is important to know that not all client devices support 160MHz wide channels. Most notably, there aren’t currently any Apple devices supporting 160MHz wide channels. While devices that don’t support 160MHz will still connect to the network without issue, they’ll only be using half the available bandwidth and won’t see significant improvement compared to a router using 80MHz channels.
Using 160MHz channels requires the network to run within Dynamic Frequency Selection channels. If a network using 160MHz channels encounters a DFS strike, the network will dynamically switch to 80MHz operation until DFS is available again.
- Does 6GHz use 160MHz channels?
- Yes, eero Pro 6E uses 160MHz channels via 6GHz
- eero 6+ does not support 6GHz
- Are eero Pro 6E and eero 6+ compatible with previous eero models?
- While all eeros are compatible, it’s not recommended to use eero 6+ and eero Pro 6E in a mixed node network containing older eero models. When adding a legacy eero model to a 6+/6E network, all nodes will be forced to run at 80MHz channel widths via 5GHz.