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What’s the difference between the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E?

Amazon recently released the eero 6+ and eero Pro 6E. So, how do these mesh Wi-Fi 6 routers compare to the older eero 6 as well as the eero Pro 6?

You can find out in this comparison article at Seeking Tech.

Quick Summary

The Pro 6E is the only eero Wi-Fi 6 mesh router that supports the 6 GHz frequency, which offers the best speeds. In order to take advantage of this feature, however, you will need to connect a device that supports Wi-Fi 6E.

If you don’t have Wi-Fi 6E devices, then the eero Pro 6 offers the next fastest option with its tri-band design.

While both the eero 6 and eero 6+ are dual-band routers, the Plus version should be much faster when compared to the normal model.

eero 6 vs. eero 6+ vs. eero Pro 6 vs. eero Pro 6E Comparison Chart

You can take a look at our comparison table for the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E below.

 eero 6eero 6+eero Pro 6eero Pro 6E
Wi-Fi CompatibilityIEEE802.11a

IEEE802.11b

IEEE802.11g

IEEE802.11n

IEEE802.11ac

IEEE802.11ax
IEEE802.11a

IEEE802.11b

IEEE802.11g

IEEE802.11n

IEEE802.11ac

IEEE802.11ax
IEEE802.11a

IEEE802.11b

IEEE802.11g

IEEE802.11n

IEEE802.11ac

IEEE802.11ax
IEEE802.11a

IEEE802.11b

IEEE802.11g

IEEE802.11n

IEEE802.11ac

IEEE802.11ax
RadiosDual-bandDual-bandTri-bandTri-band
Radio Frequencies2x2 2.4 GHz

2x2 5 GHz
2x2 2.4 GHz

2x2 5 GHz
2x2 2.4 GHz

2x2 5 GHz

4x4 5 GHz
2x2 2.4 GHz

2x2 5 GHz

2x2 6 GHz
AX Speed RatingAX1800AX3000AX4200AX5400
Wi-Fi CoverageUp to 1,500 squared feetUp to 1,500 squared feetUp to 2,000 squared feetUp to 2,000 squared feet
Ethernet Ports2x RJ-45 auto-sensing 1Gb ports2x RJ-45 auto-sensing 1Gb ports2x RJ-45 auto-sensing 1Gb ports2x RJ-45 auto-sensing 1Gb ports
Parental Control FeaturesPausing device or profile

Password sharing for home and guest networks
Pausing device or profile

Password sharing for home and guest networks
Pausing device or profile

Password sharing for home and guest networks
Pausing device or profile

Password sharing for home and guest networks
Smart Home Connectivity FeaturesBluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Connection

Smart Home Hub

Alexa

Zigbee
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Connection

Smart Home Hub

Alexa

Zigbee
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Connection

Smart Home Hub

Alexa

Zigbee
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Connection

Smart Home Hub

Alexa

Zigbee
Management Appeero Appeero Appeero Appeero App
Recommended ISP Speed500 Mbps1 Gbps1 GbpsAt least 1 Gbps
Dimensions97 mm x 99.4 mm x 61.5 mm97 mm x 99.4 mm x 65.9 mm139 mm x 139 mm x 52.6 mm139 mm x 139 mm x 61.5 mm
Warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty
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Wi-Fi Compatibility

While these routers are designed for Wi-Fi 6, they are also backwards compatible with the previous Wi-Fi versions. The following wireless standards are supported for all for products:

  • IEEE802.11a
  • IEEE802.11b
  • IEEE802.11g
  • IEEE802.11n
  • IEEE802.11ac
  • IEEE802.11ax

Radios

When it comes to the number of radios, the 6 and 6+ models are dual-bands as each of them use two radios. The Pro 6 and Pro 6E models are tri-bands as each of these use three radios.

Radio Frequencies

The new Pro 6E is the only one in the eero Wi-Fi 6 router product line to support the 6 GHz frequency. With that said, the connected device also needs to support Wi-Fi 6E in order to take advantage increased speeds when using the 6 GHz frequency.

You can find a breakdown of the supported frequencies below:

eero 6:

  • 2×2 2.4 GHz
  • 2×2 5 GHz

eero 6+:

  • 2×2 2.4 GHz
  • 2×2 5 GHz

eero Pro 6:

  • 2×2 2.4 GHz
  • 2×2 5 GHz
  • 4×4 5 GHz

eero Pro 6E:

  • 2×2 2.4 GHz
  • 2×2 5 GHz
  • 2×2 6 GHz

AX Speed Rating

When it comes to the combined speeds over Wi-Fi 6, the eero Pro 6E has the highest bandwidth throughput, followed by the eero Pro 6 and then eero 6+. The regular eero 6 has the lowest bandwidth throughput.

You can find the AX speed ratings for all four routers below:

  • eero 6: AX1800
  • eero 6+: AX3000
  • eero Pro 6: AX4200
  • eero Pro 6E: AX5400

Wi-Fi Coverage

The eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E provide the widest Wi-Fi coverage. The eero 6 and eero 6+ are tied for having the smallest coverage area.

You can check out the wireless distance capabilities for all four products below:

  • eero 6: Up to 1,500 squared feet
  • eero 6+: Up to 1,500 squared feet
  • eero Pro 6: Up to 2,000 squared feet
  • eero Pro 6E: Up to 2,000 squared feet

Ethernet Ports

When it comes to the Ethernet ports, each unit of these routers include two RJ-45 auto-sensing 1Gb ports.

Parental Control Features

For parental controls you can set up a device or profile pause. These routers also provide easy password sharing for both your home network as well as the guest network.

Smart Home Connectivity Features

When it comes to smart home connectivity, the following features are supported by these Wi-Fi 6 routers:

  • Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Connection
  • Smart Home Hub
  • Alexa
  • Zigbee

Management App

In order to setup and customize the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E, you need to use the eero App.

The application can be downloaded and installed from the Amazon App Store, Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Recommended ISP Speed

The eero 6 has the slowest internet service provider speed recommendation while the eero Pro 6E has the fastest.

You can find the recommended ISP speeds below:

  • eero 6: 500 Mbps
  • eero 6+: 1 Gbps
  • eero Pro 6: 1 Gbps
  • eero Pro 6E: At least 1 Gbps

Dimensions

In terms of physical size, the eero 6 and eero 6+ have the same length and width although the Plus version is a little bit taller.

The bigger-sized eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E have the same length and width although the E version is taller.

You can take a look at the dimensions, which is displayed as Length by Width by Height, below:

  • eero 6: 97 mm x 99.4 mm x 61.5 mm
  • eero 6+: 97 mm x 99.4 mm x 65.9 mm
  • eero Pro 6: 139 mm x 139 mm x 52.6 mm
  • eero Pro 6E: 139 mm x 139 mm x 61.5 mm

Warranty

The eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E each comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

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