A good friend of mine just recently moved house and he was troubled about the new house’s lack of networking cabling. His initial thought was to run new networking cable all over the house. He wanted cable access in centralized rooms, to which he could install a network switch and run more network lines.

Not only did that seem like a lot of work, it was a lot of unneeded cabling for devices that already have wireless capability.

My recommendation to him was to use a system that I reviewed a bit ago called eero. By using multiple bases, you can have full home-wireless coverage that is not only fast, but reliable, secure, and powerful.

The original eero review is coming up on a year now and I thought I would discuss the new upcoming eero system, or as I like to call it, eero 2.0.

I’ve been staying up-to-date with the company since I first got my hands on the eero system , because what they offer is something no other product has ever offered me before, an absolutely perfect experience.

A year has gone by and not once have I had a problem with the eero system. It does literally everything on its own, including updating itself. If I didn’t have the application on my smartphone, I would sometimes forget it’s powering my home network. Eero's promotional video on their home page is a word-for-word reflection of how I feel about the product.


I live in a house with thick wooden walls to protect against the Wisconsin winters, but eero doesn’t seem to mind that. As the wireless is sent all over the home with little interference. Moreover, eero's continuous innovation will push the company forward and the new second generation eero units are twice as powerful as the originals.

Eero’s second generation units use a tri-band wireless that pierces through walls like a knife through butter and it even doubles the speed of the predecessor. With the super speed processor, eero 2.0 gets wireless internet to your devices with higher speeds and ensures that you maintain a strong connection to the base unit.

Another neat addition of eero 2.0 is that it can now connect to low-powered devices like smart door locks, doorbells, and other sensors by using a new Thread radio. This Thread radio is a part of the new eero Beacon.

The Beacon is a new product from the networking company that plugs directly into a wall socket. Half the size and even more power than the first generation, the Beacon helps get wireless to areas that are more sensitive to space saving.

Many eero owners, like myself, tend to place their eeros in kitchens, bedrooms, hallways, and stairwells. Well, with the older model, it was sometimes hard to find a place for it, but the Beacon stylishly connects to a wall outlet for a sleek design.

Furthermore, the Beacon also contains an ambient light sensor and automatic dimmer light at the base of the unit. This means that if the Beacon is in a bedroom or hallway, you can have a subtle light guiding your way at night. What other wireless company does that?

The last addition for the new eero update is their new monthly protection service. A common problem in a network is that if one computer is attacked by malware, there’s little stopping it from spreading to the next computer. Eero Plus is a monthly subscription service that stops botnet, phishing, and other online attacks from attacking your network. For $9.99 a month, eero Plus adds even more advanced security to your network and it’s something that I am dying to try out for myself.

With competitors ranging from Belkin to Cisco, eero has done a fantastic job at maintaining a strong company image and providing products that are always a pleasure to use. Eero 2.0 offers great new base units with double the power, the Beacon paves the way for the future, and the monthly Plus subscription protects users against even the worst malware attacks.

I’m happy to see eero continually grow and hope to see more in the upcoming year.

© 2017 Justin Vendette