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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Amazon’s Eero to Get Wi-Fi 6

September 14, 2020

The latest and greatest Wi-Fi spec is Wi-Fi 6. We've seen a few devices being sold over the last several months, but there's about to be a big splash to the market with the next release of eero. According to a post on Zatz's Not Funny, a new filing with the FCC identifies the specifications for a Wi-Fi 6 version of eero. As the post quotes

"The Model N010001 and Q010001, eero 6 and eero 6 Extender, is a 2×2 home WiFi router. It is intended to operate as a dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) wireless router over 20 MHz, 40 MHz and 80 MHz channels. The router will be in compliance with regulatory standards of regions it will be operating in.

Model differences:
N010001, eero 6 Gateway, contains two RJ45 ports and USB-C AC/DC adapter port.
Q010001, eero 6 Extender, USB-C AC/DC adapter port; No RJ45 ports. BLE/802.15.4 RF circuitry has been removed. Both have the same WLAN radio hardware."

If you are in the market to upgrade your current wireless network, make sure you investigate and consider going with Wi-Fi 6. Besides having faster speeds, Wi-Fi 6 also includes the improved security of WPA3.

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