“Eero, a small San Francisco startup, is hoping will get people interested in its slick-looking, simplified, app-controlled Wi-Fi boxes, which it refuses to even call routers,” Walt Mossberg writes for Re/code. “Eero’s basic product is a dead-simple wireless mesh network of devices that it recommends people buy in packs of three to spread around a home for optimal coverage.”
“I’ve had just such a three-unit Eero system working in my typical-sized, two-story suburban house for about 10 days now. Holding my breath, I installed it in place of a carefully configured group of traditional routers I’d been using,” Mossberg writes. “And, so far, the Eeros have worked perfectly, which is no small thing, because my home has a couple of quirks that make Wi-Fi tough.”
Mossberg writes, “In my tests of Eero, the setup required almost no configuration and, so far, no restarts. In fact, Eero claims its system is ‘self-fixing,’ because it regularly diagnoses itself and fixes problems… Wi-Fi is like air for living a digital life. You want as much of it as you can get, everywhere. It’s possible to achieve that with high-quality, well-configured traditional routers. But I found that it’s much easier, if a bit pricey, with Eero.”
Much more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: We are currently using a system of AirPort Extreme units (big surprise) and haven’t had any issues since Apple finally killed discoveryd with OS X 10.10.4.
if you’re still having Wi-Fi issues you might want to consider Eero’s Wi-Fi solution.