Posted by on January 20, 2020

JBCS Wireless WiFi Router Recommendations

Choosing a WiFi Router for your home or office can be challenging due to the wide variety of products that are available.  On this page, I’ve narrowed the selection down to two of my favorites.

The first product below is an Eero “whole house” WiFi System.  Whole house WiFi systems are useful when you need to cover a larger area than a single WiFi router can handle.  They come with multiple devices that are placed at different areas throughout your home or office.  You do not need to run any cables between the devices because they are designed to communicate with each other wirelessly at a very high speed.

I’ve found that the Eero Pro brand equipment works better than the competitive Netgear Orbi, Ubiquiti Amplifi and Linksys Velop systems.  Additional Eero Pros or Eero Beacons can be purchased to expand the system if needed.  The Eero Pro system listed below can cover up to a 6,000 square foot house.

The second item on this page is a single Netgear WiFi router that broadcasts a very strong signal.  The specifications state that it can cover up to a 3,500 square foot house but it will not will not reach as far as the Eero mesh WiFi system.

Eero Pro Mesh Whole House WiFi System

Eero Pro Mesh Whole House WiFi System

Amazon Eero Pro Whole House mesh WiFi system – 3-Pack

  • Eero 2nd generation – With the most intelligent mesh WiFi technology and powerful hardware, the eero 2nd generation WiFi system is 2x as fast as the original eero WiFi. Backwards compatible with 1st generation eero products.
  • This Eero Pro 3-Pack provides coverage for homes up to 6,000 square feet
  • Cutting edge home WiFi – Unlike the common internet routers and wireless access points, eero automatically updates once a month, always keeping your home WiFi system on the cutting edge.
  • Mesh network – Powered by proprietary TrueMesh technology, the eero mesh WiFi network leverages multiple wireless access points to create an incredibly dependable internet experience, all on a single mesh WiFi system.
  • Quick & easy setup – Replacing your old WiFi router has never been easier than with the eero Pro mesh WiFi System. Setup takes minutes and the companion mobile app makes managing your home WiFi simple and intuitive.


 

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router, AC3200

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router, AC3200

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Smart WiFi Router (R8000) – AC3200 Tri-band

  • FAST WiFi PERFORMANCE: Get up to  3,500 sq ft wireless coverage with AC3200 speed (Tri-band up to 600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps).
  • RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 50 DEVICES: Reliably stream videos, play games, surf the internet, and connect smart home devices.
  • WIRED ETHERNET PORTS: Plug in computers, game consoles, streaming players, and other nearby wired devices with 4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • LOADED WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Designed with a 1GHz dual core processor, 6 amplified antennas, Beamforming+, Dynamic QoS, Smart Connect, Amazon Alexa Voice Controls, and more.
  • USB CONNECTIONS: Share a storage drive and printer with any connected device, and create a personal cloud storage to access from anywhere, using the 1×3.0 and 1×2.0 USB ports.
  • SMART PARENTAL CONTROLS: Pause device internet access, view site history usage, and filter websites for free. Set online time limits, schedule device internet access, and more for $4.99/month (1st month free trial).
  • NETGEAR Armor protects your network and connected devices from Internet threats. Get peace of mind knowing you have the best-in-class anti-virus, anti-malware, and data protection for all your smart devices, smartphones, and computers with a 30 day free trial.
  • SAFE & SECURE: Supports WPA2 wireless security protocols. Includes Guest WiFi access, DoS, Firewall, VPN, and more.

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