When using the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E, the mesh router will heat up. If the heat continues to rise, then the device may end up slowing down the internet speed or even for a reboot in order to cool off.
To see how you can prevent and fix overheating issues with these Wi-Fi 6 routers, you can take a look at this article from Seeking Tech.
How to prevent eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E overheating issues
In order to prevent overheating issues with your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E, you can try taking the following steps:
1. Avoid putting your router in an enclosed space such as inside the cabinet. Instead, give the device plenty of open air so that the heat will easily dissipate.
2. You should also avoid putting your eero on top of another operating device as the heat generated from the other device will go through the bottom of the router.
3. Do not cover the eero with a cloth or any other objects. Otherwise, the internal heat will have a hard time dissipating.
4. Your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E needs open air at the bottom side to help with cooling off. Therefore, you should avoid putting it on a bed, cushion or any other areas with a soft surface that will end up trapping the heat.
5. Avoid exposing your router to direct sunlight.
6. You should also avoid putting the eero near the heater, fireplace or any other places in your home that produce heat.
7. eero recommends that you use the power adapter that came with your router as another adapter may not be fully compatible, leading to potential overheating issues.
How to fix eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E overheating issues
If you think that your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E is overheating, then you can try doing the following:
1. Unplug the Wi-Fi 6 router from the power outlet.
2. You then may want to reposition the device to ensure it gets plenty of open-air space. Make sure you avoid putting it in direct sunlight or near any heat sources.
3. After waiting for the router to cool down, you can plug it back into the power outlet.
4. After the device has been restarted, we recommend that you check its temperature occasionally to make sure that it doesn’t get as hot as before.
5. If your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E are still overheating even after taking all of our suggested actions, then you may have a damaged or defective unit.
If your device are still under warranty, then you can try contacting the eero support team about getting your router repaired or replaced.
To learn more about how you can fix slow internet speeds when using these Wi-Fi 6 routers, you can check out this troubleshooting guide. If you can’t update your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E to the latest software version, then you can check out this post.