Best answer: The tri-band technology in the eero Pro makes it capable of speeding up to 1Gbps over Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi at the base level. However, you probably won’t reach those speeds. How fast you can go depends on your actual internet plan and the signal strength around your home.
How fast is the eero Pro?
The latest eero Pro model is the fastest router from the network experts. Pro can reach up to 1 Gbps over Ethernet as well as wireless, which is twice the speed of Wi-Fi than the entry-level eero system, which stands at 550Mbps.
The reason why eero Pro is so much faster is that it uses a three-band network technology that comes in the form of an additional radio inside. This allows each eero to communicate directly to each other through its own tape, keeping them away from all normal Wi-Fi traffic.
Can I add an eero Pro to my existing non-pro configuration?
Yes! All eero nodes are designed to work together, no matter how many radios are inside. If you went with eero entry-level and you want to go pro, you don’t have to start over. Just add a pro unit (or two) and you’ll be good to go.
What about the Ethernet connection?
As with its Wi-Fi features, the eero Pro can reach up to 1Gbps over a wired connection. However, the Ethernet speed is the same for both Pro and standard eero models, so if you just want high speeds on a connected device, you can save some money and go with the basic eero system. If you need the highest speeds via Wi-Fi, you need to go pro.
What if I don’t have a gigabit internet?
Even if the eero Pro can support crazy speeds of 1 Gbps, do so only if your internet plan can deliver it effectively. Adding an eero Pro will not suddenly make your 100Mbps gigabit connection, but it will help your Wi-Fi connection with its tri-band radio.
Will I get faster speeds with Secure eero service?
Not. The eero Secure subscription service gives you access to additional security and parental controls. It may speed up some web pages because the service includes ad blocking, but don’t expect major improvements to what you already see.