Spotty Wi-Fi isn’t just a bummer; it can seriously inhibit your ability to get work or a good DnD session going. There’s a few ways you can solve this: move your rig closer to your router (not fun!), buy a beefier router, or invest in a mesh system. Mesh systems work better for larger households, though, and it might save you a headache or two down the road. That said, they’re pricey, so it’s worth waiting for a good deal if you can help it.
Right now, Eero’s got a stack of discounts worth checking out. Coupled with an extender, the Eero 6 mesh router is $40 off, bringing it down to $159. That won’t get you the whole Wi-Fi 6 mesh networking suite, so only snag this if you’re looking to get started on a mesh system but aren’t ready to fully dive in. If you need a throuple units to get past those pesky walls, you can nab a three-pack for $223, or $56 off, right now.
Eero’s standard, non-Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers are even cheaper right now, marked down 15% from their respective list prices. The single basic Eero router will run you $67, while the three-pack sells for $169. Eero’s standand system isn’t intended for as high of speeds (just up to 350Mbps), but unless you’re paying your provider for some seriously high bandwidth, you might not notice a difference.
This story was originally published by Jordan McMahon on 11/24/2020 and updated by Andrew Hayward with new information on 03/16/2021.