Everything you need to know about Eero, the fan-favorite WiFi router company that Amazon just bought (AMZN)

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Amazon announced its acquisition of a small company called Eero on Monday for an undisclosed amount.
Eero makes mesh WiFi systems, which include devices that are designed to be placed throughout a user’s home to deliver fast and strong WiFi, even in areas that typically have weak WiFi strength.
The company also rolled out a yearly subscription service that includes internet-based services, like threat protection, website content management, and ad blocking.
Mesh WiFi systems have several other benefits over traditional WiFi routers and extenders.

Amazon announced its acquisition of the WiFi router startup Eero on Monday.

Eero was among the first companies to offer mesh WiFi “systems” to consumers, which were typically expensive and used by organizations in large spaces, like offices.

The aim of mesh WiFi systems like Eero is to deliver full — if not nearly full — WiFi speeds throughout the home, even in areas where a primary standard WiFi router might not reach. There are also several other key benefits to using a mesh WiFi system over a traditional router and extender setup.

Check out what Eero makes and how mesh systems work:

SEE ALSO: I tried Eero’s $400 WiFi system before Amazon bought the company, and it’s one of the best ways to get fast WiFi throughout your home

Eero was founded in 2014, and the startup released its first mesh system in 2016, before the major networking companies released their own mesh WiFi devices.

Eero was cofounded in 2014 by Nick Weaver (CEO), Nate Hardison (CTO), and Amos Schallich (VP of Engineering) to offer a better WiFi solution for consumers. Few — if any — of the bigger networking companies had released a mesh WiFi system for the consumer market at the time.

The first generation of Eero mesh systems was released in 2016. The second generation of Eero devices …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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