Setup the Eero Home WiFi Network Wireless Routers to Remove Deadzones in Your Home

Edited by Kunjay Vyas, Maria Quinney, Eng, Alma

In this day and age in the technology era the "Home WiFi systems" can be very critical in making your daily home tasks easy and it's an efficient way to connect with friends and family.

Although, it can be frustrating when you end up in a dead zone while you are working on something important. How about when you are streaming a Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Kodi content and it begins to buffer? Or if your tablet won't connect to WiFi in your bedroom?

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Due to this issue, even buying a high-speed internet connection becomes worthless. Even having a Fibre optic connection with a very high internet speed is useless when you can't get a proper WiFi connection.

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Many people upgrade their internet connection thinking that the low-speed issue is due to the current speed of the web connection, whereas the actual solution to this problem could be as simple as relocating your wireless router from the current position to some place more efficient.

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If your home has WiFi no man's lands and feeble spots, it might be an excellent opportunity to discard the old-school switch setup and run with a work network like the Eero Home WiFi System. Eero's numerous switch setup can give stable WiFi signs to all aspects of your home and is anything but difficult to setup-no complex extenders, auxiliary systems, or other befuddling steps. Here are the means by which to get Eero up and running and oust feeble WiFi motions for good.

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The typical WiFi systems consist of only a single Wireless Router in a big house or apartment, and it is usually placed in a corner.

What is Eero

Eero calls itself a "WiFi system", however, it's quite more than only a couple of switches that connect together so as to cover your home with an ideal WiFi motion everywhere. You can get them in packs of one, two, or three units, blending and coordinating so you have the same number of as you have to cover your home"�regardless of how huge it is.

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Without a doubt, you can do this with general switches and WiFi extenders (and for less expensive). However, it accompanies a large group of provisos. Regularly, the setup procedure is significantly more confounded and obliges you to plunge profound into the switch's settings to change things around. Furthermore, contingent upon your extender, you may wind up with an auxiliary WiFi arrange that you need to associate with when in specific parts of the house, which is a bother.

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With Eero, everything is dead basic: you quite recently spread the units around your home, connect them to the divider, and take after a couple of fundamental strides in their application. The entire thing ought to take under 15 minutes, and you'll have solid flag all through your home.

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Setting up Eero is the same as setting up a fresh out of the plastic new switch, as opposed to opening up your present WiFi system. In case you're utilizing a modem/switch combo, you'll need to kill the combo unit's WiFi system so they don't meddle (thus you can utilize a similar WiFi name you utilized some time recently, on the off chance that you need to). Then again, you can contact your web supplier and demand an independent modem rather than a combo unit-or, even better, purchase your own particular and spare some cash. In a perfect world, you ought to do this before you start setting up the Eero WiFi Network.

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Reasons for the Wireless Dead Zones

There are many reasons which cause a particular place in the house to become a dead zone.

  • It could be a metal sheet inside the layers of the walls in the house or could be another signal interfering with the WiFi signal. This is the same reason why you get poor mobile network signals in the basements. Many apartments and condominiums use concrete in between walls for noise reduction which can block a WiFi signal.
  • Another reason could be the range of the WiFi router, this usually is due to the large size of the house or the apartment, which is not a cup of tea for a single wireless router.
  • The third reason for the so-called "dead zones" is the number of users who are using the WiFi connection. There may be a lot of devices connected to the WiFi Router which includes the Phones, IP TVs, Laptops, Desktops, Security Cameras, Alarm Systems and much more. You may not have realized how many devices and appliances are connected to your router. Walk around your house and make a list of what is connected. Even alarm clocks have WiFi capability now.

So eventually the wireless router is going to have to slow down to provide service to all the devices that are connected.

Detecting the Dead Zones

There are many different ways which can be implied to detect the dead zones. To implement this part, you need at least one WiFi connection running at the location and a Wireless device like a smartphone or a laptop preferably an Android Smartphone.

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    The first and the most efficient process to detect "Dead Zones" is to use an app called WiFi analyzer
    Download and install it on your phone/tablet as this app lets the user detect the signal strength of the WiFi connection using their Android device.
    1. This method is specifically intended for the Android Mobile phone users. WiFi SweetSpots can be installed on iOS for this process.
    2. Now to perform this test you need to understand the basic concept of what do the signals mean.
    3. Generally, the signals are measured in the units called "dBm" i.e. decibels (dB) to milliwatt [mWatts], I am not going to go too in-depth with this, the only thing you need to understand is the more the value of "dBm" the better is the signal.
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    4. In the above image you can see that the signal named "Davis Net" has comparatively high signal strength than the signal named "Honey Beach."
    5. Before moving to the next step make sure that you have a rough plan of the architectural design of your house like this:
    6. We need to know that where is the signal strength lowest in the house and that can be done by measuring the signal while moving around the house, and that's because it is going to reveal the places in the house which might never have been observed as a dead zone.
    7. Mark down all the places where it is a dead zone on the rough plan, we will need it for later.
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    The next method is for all types of devices
    It will work on all devices whether it be iOS, Android or Windows.
    1. To do this, you just need to carefully observe the WiFi signal on the Status bar of your smartphone or Laptop.
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    2. Just keep observing the signal bars of the WiFi signal on your device while moving around the house or apartment, remember the more the bars, the better is the connection.
    3. The places where you get zero or one bar are to be considered as a dead zone in your location.
    4. Mark down all the places where it is a dead zone on the rough plan, we will need it for later.
    5. Remember, the WiFi signals on the devices like smartphone or laptop take some time to update the signal bar as you move around the location.
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Setting up the Eero Home WiFi Network Wireless Routers

The whole reason for performing the above process was to detect the dead zones and then set up your routers accordingly. Here we are going to talk about a standard Eero router package which consists of 3 routers in total.

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    Deciding the physical location of the routers
    1. This is a crucial step and the signal strength of your whole network depends on this step.
    2. Remember the rough plan that we used to detect the dead zones around the house? You will need it for the next several steps.
    3. Now place one router in the basic place where the previous base router used to sit.
    4. The second router goes to the place nearby a dead zone, so that it covers the area including the dead zone and beyond it.
    5. Choose the third router location in the same way.
    6. The basic recommendation from Eero is to set up one router per 1000 sq.ft, and the Eero routers work best within the 40 ft. of each other.
    7. After setting up the routers you should see a set up as below or similar to it.
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    Configuring the Eero network
    1. To set up your Eero standard network you need to download the Eero app from the "Play Store" or the "Appstore"
    2. Now plug in the first Eero router to the power source and then connect the ethernet cable to either port on the Eero router that comes with the package to the Internet Service provider's modem.
    3. And then start the Eero app on your smartphone and it will automatically detect your Eero Router on the WiFi signal, now set the location accordingly
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      and then create a network name and password
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      . Your network should be up and be running in no time.
    4. The magic comes from using the multiple Eero routers that come with your package. When you place the router at a different location as guided previously and then plug in the power source and set it by repeating the previous step, this leaves no chance of the existence of a dead zone.
    5. Now the number of routers needed may vary according to the size of the building, but following the basic rule of 1 router per 1000 Sq.ft will avoid the creation of a dead zone.
    6. Add more Eero routers if you have a larger house than a standard sized one.
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    Make sure you minimize obstructions like walls or appliances between the routers, these routers like to see each other.
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    And that's it, you are now ready to go.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Make sure you follow the rule of 1 router per 1000 sq.ft
  • The routers should be within the range of 40 ft. from each other.
  • Minimize the number of obstructions between the routers and you will be okay.

This article was strictly for educational purposes, and we are not responsible for any loss or damage caused due to the implementation of the above steps and procedures.

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Recent edits by: Eng, Maria Quinney, Kunjay Vyas

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