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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Eero 5 Mesh wifi system 3-pack for $237

The Eero 5 mesh wifi system 3-pack is on sale for $237 (reg. $279). Same price as February and close to the all-time low of $225.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07WGJ9TY3

June 11 edit: The 3-pack is back on sale for $237.

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Opinions on replacing my old tplink archer 3200?

I have a 3000sqdt house with a dead zone in the basement and under my deck.

Could I just place one on each floor and have good
Coverage?
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shma wrote: Opinions on replacing my old tplink archer 3200?

I have a 3000sqdt house with a dead zone in the basement and under my deck.

Could I just place one on each floor and have good
Coverage?
The tplink archer c3200 is a tri-band wifi router so you will lose one 5Ghz band if you switch to the Eero 5. If you want to keep the same triband setup, Eero Pro 5 is what you'll need. However, what you lose in bands, you'll definitely gain back in coverage as you'll be able to place the 3 Eeros strategically in your house to eliminate those dead zones.

You can also keep the tplink router for the wired router functionality and put the Eero into bridged mode just for the wifi network. However, you'll lose some of the functionality that the Eero offers like parental control, Eero Secure (subscription based), etc.
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Thank you for that.

So I could have a single network setup on the wired from TP-Link and the eeros?

I have sonos and a nas so it’s vital everything is on a single network ssid
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shma wrote: Thank you for that.

So I could have a single network setup on the wired from TP-Link and the eeros?

I have sonos and a nas so it’s vital everything is on a single network ssid
Yes, the first Eero needs to be hardwired from your Tp-link router to it. The other two Eeros can be wireless in other parts of your house. The wireless network that Eero will manage will be a single ssid for both 2.4ghz and 5ghz. You would then turn off the wireless functions on your Tp-link router.
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shma wrote: Could I just place one on each floor and have good
Coverage?
Your internet at home: speed do you pay for ?

https://eero.com/find-your-system

Less than 350 mbps they recommend eero 5 (this thread)

350 - 550 mbps they recommend eero 6 (was recently on sale for $319 for three pack)


Do you have Ethernet jack in many rooms (house wired up) ?
Regular eero 5 have Ethernet plug on all 3 pack
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I pay for 150 and have Ethernet drops randomly across the house
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I would like to get better coverage outside. Should you get another cupcake for $92 or the extender/beacon for $127?
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shma wrote: I pay for 150 and have Ethernet drops randomly across the house
Eero 5 seems perfect for your needs
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In your opinion would one per 1500sqft floor be enough?
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is it true that the EERO doesn't allow you to track device usage? and is there a new model coming out anytime soon? curious because i need a new router but not until I move and wondering if this price will drop further.
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shma wrote: In your opinion would one per 1500sqft floor be enough?
In my opinion 3000 sqft is better with 3 units, considering the small price difference in purchasing 2 individual units Vs 3-pack

I have 2000 sqft and plan to purchase a 3 pack if I choose eero 5.

(I want Ethernet on 2 units so I can’t choose regular eero 6 3-pack so either
- eero 5 3-pack on sale $237 + tax
- eero 6 2 individual routers $143 each when they are on sale = $286 + tax
- eero 6 pro 2-pack : $539 + tax : go all in no matter the Heavy Dollar Sign cost , not really RFD approved :)
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otaknap wrote: is it true that the EERO doesn't allow you to track device usage? and is there a new model coming out anytime soon? curious because i need a new router but not until I move and wondering if this price will drop further.
They have a new eero 6 which have a 3 pack regularly on sale for $319, came out end of 2020

Don’t know if price of the « old » eero 5 3 pack could drop more

The new eero 6 have some disadvantage compared to old eero 5, such as no Ethernet ports on 2 of the 3 units in a 3 pack
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I have a tplink deco 5 network. It's ok. Would this be much of an upgrade? I'd use ethernet to connect the eeros in the same place as the decos. I have 300 Mbps internet.
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sparkaction wrote: I would like to get better coverage outside. Should you get another cupcake for $92 or the extender/beacon for $127?
Depends if your space would be better for a cupcake (on a desk) or smaller extender that you plug in wall outlet

Both are supposed to cover 1,500 sqft
Compact and powerful, eero Beacon is half the size of eero but comes with the same advanced wifi technology. Simply plug it into a wall outlet to add 140 m² (1,500 sq. ft.) of coverage
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Super strokey wrote: I have a tplink deco 5 network. It's ok. Would this be much of an upgrade? I'd use ethernet to connect the eeros in the same place as the decos. I have 300 Mbps internet.
Not much… if it’s ok I would wait

Do you have many recent devices with wifi 6?
Individual eero 6 routers with Ethernet ports could be a solution when they are on sale $143 each
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cashinstinct wrote: Not much… if it’s ok I would wait

Do you have many recent devices with wifi 6?
Individual eero 6 routers with Ethernet ports could be a solution when they are on sale $143 each
It's only ok, our speeds can sometimes suck though.

I don't relish the idea of setting up all our echos and light bulbs again either.
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rvs007 wrote:
The tplink archer c3200 is a tri-band wifi router so you will lose one 5Ghz band if you switch to the Eero 5. If you want to keep the same triband setup, Eero Pro 5 is what you'll need. However, what you lose in bands, you'll definitely gain back in coverage as you'll be able to place the 3 Eeros strategically in your house to eliminate those dead zones.
You can't really compare mesh systems to a single router like that. If you're just counting radios, the eero is actually better. You're getting 3x 2.4ghz and 3x 5ghz radios in the 3-pack. At the end of the day, it's basically doubling the "lanes of highway" that data can travel across (there are still bottle necks but the raw "capacity" of the radios is higher with a mesh system. I've always said eero is more about reliability than outright speed. If you have no complaints about your current wifi, you arn't going to notice any drastic difference with eero. But if you have deadzones, or issues with a single router setup, or don't want to spend hours in configuring a router, the eero is a great mesh option.
shma wrote: In your opinion would one per 1500sqft floor be enough?
YMMV as houses are built differently yadda yadda, but 1 node per 1500 floor sounds fine. The nodes in this 3-pack are identical so you can experiment and see if running 2 in your house is enough. You can always sell/donate to a friend the third unit.
Super strokey wrote: I have a tplink deco 5 network. It's ok. Would this be much of an upgrade? I'd use ethernet to connect the eeros in the same place as the decos. I have 300 Mbps internet.
If you have no complaints about your tplink mesh, I wouldn't bother unless you're gun ho about running dynamic backhaul and want the ease of use of the eero app and forwards compatibility with eero 6 nodes.
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Thanks for posting this!

Was debating between buying a new modem/router or a mesh system to boost signal through the house since the modem is located in the basement and Rogers won't come into the house because of COVID to relocate the modem.

Hope this works!
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mighty_chef wrote: Thanks for posting this!

Was debating between buying a new modem/router or a mesh system to boost signal through the house since the modem is located in the basement and Rogers won't come into the house because of COVID to relocate the modem.

Hope this works!
Just so it's clear, "mesh" systems don't boost existing wifi networks. They are independent wifi networks on their own and I even recommend you disable any other wireless AP's in your household to cut down on interference. Eero is continually optmizing and balancing transmission strength, channel selection, etc.. all the time and leaving an extra wifi router chattering away on a channel just makes it more difficult for eero or any other mesh system to operate.

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