Back in the olden days, what we like to call the Before days, we’d convene in offices, print with impunity, and meet in person. But now that everyone who can is working from home, at least for the foreseeable future, reliable, fast internet is as much a necessity as hand sanitizer and face masks. And with remote learning starting back, it’s yet another reason why every family needs to invest in the best wifi router for your home, which means a home router that is easy to install, easier to manage, and comes with ample security features tailored for your entire family.
At its most basic, a great home router acts as a dispersion point. Internet comes in through a central cable line or fiber network to the router, which then beams it out into your home. Its range, the number of devices it can handle, and the speed with which it handles those devices, however, can vary greatly on the age and quality of your equipment. Putting it another way, you can’t buy high-tech devices without also buying a high tech router (at least if you want everything to work the way it should).
This router is easy to set up, covers a ton of space, and lets parents manage their kids’ internet usage.
But when you have two parents, plus plugged-in kids, at home all day, every day, things don’t work as they should. Zoom calls are glitchy, at best. Email is slow to load. Video downloads at a glacial pace. That’s where the eero mesh router comes in. It’s a smart investment both now, and for the fall, when most schools will revert back to some form of remote learning. Which means more people, using more devices, at the same time.
Some devices require a degree in engineering to set up. Not the eero. It literally plugs and play. You plug it into your modem. You download the app. The app guides you through set up. It tells you where to place the additional devices so you don’t have dead zones at home. You’re up and running in under 10 minutes. The mesh network covers 5,000 square feet of space. That’s a lot of space. It works when you’re in the yard, which is a bonus for mid-day fatigue, or if, like me, you just need a sanity break from your kid for a hot minute.