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What Is Whole Home WiFi?

Whole Home WiFi is a connected system of one or more access points to extend and share wireless signals throughout your entire home. As a result, a “mesh network” is created providing greater internet connectivity and reliability when compared to traditional WiFi setups.

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Why enhanced Whole Home WiFi?

Have you ever noticed that your WiFi signal is stronger in your living room than it is in your bedroom? Or that you can stream videos in your kitchen but can’t even load a webpage in your backyard? The challenge of traditional WiFi networks is that they rely on single routers to broadcast a WiFi signal. This means that your signal is strong when you’re near your router and gets weaker as you move away.

While your modem remains in place, one or more eeros are added to your home to enable a mesh network, blanketing your home in pervasive internet speed, everywhere.

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What’s a “mesh network”?

A mesh network enables multiple routers (or eeros) to work as a team, resulting in improved range, speed, and stability of your WiFi network. Most other WiFi systems only allow for one hop in any direction. Something as simple as a wall can prevent your devices from getting the WiFi signal they need. With a mesh network, such as TrueMesh, WiFi seamlessly hops between eeros, travels down hallways, or goes around walls.

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How Many eeros Do I Need?

RCN’s enhanced Whole Home WiFi was designed to be flexible to fit any home - regardless of your living situation. Here are some hints to help you decide how many eeros you need whether you’re living in an apartment, townhouse, single family home or larger home.
Here are some other hints to help you decide:

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Apartments & Townhouses

Don’t get bogged down by your neighbors devices: apartments & townhomes can be congested places for WiFi. RCN’s enhanced Whole Home WiFi is designed to protect you. TrueMesh technology avoids the noise of your neighbor’s devices and ensures you won’t get top-offs in your own network.

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Most Single Family Homes

Custom and grow with you: RCN’s enhance Whole Home WiFi is fully customizable to work for any shape or size home - whether it’s an apartment or a single family home. Regardless of your type if home, you get control and easy access to your secure network.

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Other Home Types, Medium to Large

Wifi to power all your devices: Download 4K content, stream music in every room, and play online video games. Connect wired or wirelessly for a fast and reliable connect whether you’re in your living room or you own room.

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How can my WiFi Network be managed?

Manage your home WiFi on your mobile device at any time!

You can manage your home WiFi network on your mobile device at any time directly from the app, however, a data connection will be required to initially set up your eero network.

RCN enhanced Whole Home WiFi system also works with all your connected devices, Including: Mac Laptop/Desktop, PC Laptop/Desktop, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Amazon Echo, Roku, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Linux Laptop/Desktop, Microsoft Xbox One and 360, Nintendo Wii and more.

To get started with managing your WiFi network:

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What is the different between eero and eero pro 6?

While all eero devices automatically mesh to keep your whole space connected. Over-the-air updates bring new features and improvements, so your WiFi just keeps getting better. The eero pro 6 delivers Wi-Fi 6 – for the latest faster speeds, WiFi technology delivering higher performance, and better support for simultaneous device usage throughout the home

The eero pro 6 is equipped with a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, eliminating the need for additional Zigbee hubs around the home. Featuring a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the eero pro 6 connects compatible devices on your network with Alexa so you don’t need a separate Zigbee smart home hub for each device. You will need to link your eero and Amazon accounts to use this feature.

eero Pro 6 is backward compatible with most WiFi devices making it easy to expand or upgrade existing networks and recommended for homes running internet speeds of 500mbps or higher.



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*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. See for why speeds may vary. Certain equipment may be required to receive Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps. RCN substantiates that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures. High-speed modem required for RCN High-Speed Internet service.If a data outlet is needed, an additional outlet fee may apply in addition to applicable installation fees. Actual speeds may vary; stated speeds are up to subscribed to/stated speed and are not guaranteed. The actual range and reliability of a wireless network is affected by a number of factors. Downstream data speed may be affected by whether the data accessed is cached or non-cached; Internet-related factors, such as the location and configuration of each accessed server; internal network factors, including customer compliance with RCN usage policies set forth in the acceptable usage policy; the level of overall traffic; and the customer’s computer configuration. RCN's FCC Network Management Disclosure makes available information regarding our network management practices and the performance and commercial terms of our Internet access services to enable you to make informed choices regarding the purchase and use of our services, in accordance with Part 8 of the Rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Restrictions apply. Activation and installation not included. $9.95 per month includes 1 base eero and 1 beacon eero. Each additional eero beacon is $5.00 per month. For more info visit or call. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. ®2018 RCN Telecom, LLC. All rights reserved.

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