How many units is too many?
Currently running 3 wired eeros. Getting decent reception bars for all 50 or so devices. Ordered a 4th eero to be wired also. Hoping to tweak for maxing signal everywhere.
At what point do eeros start interfering with one another ? Had 4 Google Wifi units but found signal degraded so went back to 3. Wonder if Eero is better equipped for this?
Thanks for the question! There really isn’t a limit to the number of eeros. A good rule of thumb is one eero for every 1,000 square feet with eeros being no more than 50 feet apart.
With that said, the more space you are looking to cover, the higher the odds are that there will be some sort of interference (walls, electronics, doors, etc.). It really just depends on the space, but following that general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t see any interference between eeros.
Also, if you are wiring some eeros, this will help avoid any interference between eeros since they’ll use Ethernet as the network backhaul.
Hope this helps!
Thanks much for your answer. Will let you know when I get the 4th eero in a few days. I have outside Nest cams that are situated right next to aluminium soffits and window shutters. Lots of interference like that everywhere in the house.
Am getting mostly 5 bars at the moment with a couple 4 bars, and a couple that occasionally turn to yellow for a few seconds then back to 5 bars. Not sure what’s up with that but everything works so far. As long as the eeros don’t interfere with each other (or rather, devices have issues switching between eeros), things will be good.
So far, eero has been excellent and stable. Hopefully things will be even better with eero #4.
Wondering if software updates always reboot the eeros, thus disconnecting everything, or are they done in the fly.
Daniel, Sudbury Ontario
In my experience with other routers *(e.g. Google Wifi), 50 feet is a long way in a house, and most houses aren't 50 feet long. I rather say decent range is 25 feet and if you have refrigerators or stoves in the middle of that, likely down to 20 feet and not with full speed. Just my experience anyway.
My soffits and window shutters are aluminium. Furnace and kitchen stainless appliances. Wrought iron furniture and wine rack. 50 devices competing for bandwith.
Thus, getting 4th Eero to cover entire house - two upstairs, two down, all wired. Should be good.