Please explain: eero speed vs competition
Not that this is a vs thread per se but for my own personal technological knowledge, can someone please explain why eero’s capped speed on its routers are actually lower than the competition? I ask this because since everyone is using tri bands, 2ghz, 5ghz x 2, why is it other manufacturers have higher rated speeds and the Eros are significantly lower with similar hardware and antennas.
In the real world, I know those speeds are all theoretical and my ISP is nowhere near those speeds but Im just curious. Velop, AMPLIFI HD, t-link, I believe they all have higher rated speeds. Are the eeros actually capable of it and it’s their software that caps them out?
In my opinion, it's just all just marketing hype. In the real world, you're never going to see the 867Mbps throughput that Velop claims (and the other guys probably say they're even faster). eero doesn't claim they *can't* hit the theoretical limit of 867Mbps per radio (their radios even broadcast that as being the max rate), but eero is honest enough to publicly state that 600Mbps is about the max you're actually going to get--even though that's also about what you'll also get with the other competitors (and actually you often won't even see that, because of all the nuances of wifi). I don't think eero is capping the speed artificially through software. The ~600Mbps statement takes into account everything else the eero is doing (most of which is probably the TrueMesh magic). All the extra stuff that the eero handles (TrueMesh, profiles, local DNS caching, Smart Queue Management, etc) takes processor power and so while I have no idea what the actual impact those features have, they do have to impact the eero system performance to some extent.Reply