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What is Whole Home WiFi?

Looking for greater internet connection and reliability throughout your entire home? RCN’s enhanced Whole Home WiFi is a mesh network enables multiple routers (or eeros) to work as a team, resulting in improved range, speed, and stability of your WiFi network.

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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Wifi for your home

It’s what smart homes are made of

From day one, eero TrueMesh technology adapts to your usage and needs to maximize your connection. So you can get a reliable network throughout your home and outdoor space.

Security & Protection

You don’t need to lift a finger. eero updates its security protocols automatically to protect your network from the latest threats.

eero

eero

Consistent speed in every corner – for homes
running internet speeds under 500Mbps.

eero pro 6

eero pro 6

Enhanced speed throughput for homes
running speeds of 500Mbps or higher!

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Shape or size doesn’t matter

No matter if it’s an apartment, a townhome or a single family home, RCN’s enhanced Whole Home WiFi works no matter the shape or size. Customize or expand your WiFi by adding as many eeros as you need.

Safe, secure control in the palm of your hand

Added protection for your network. See what’s happening – see your network speed, find out which devices are connected, and make sure your WiFi is working properly.

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Optimize Your WiFi

We want to make sure you’re absolutely thrilled with your high speed internet service, and a big part of that is maximizing your network’s performance. Many factors influence your home’s internet speeds. With smart home devices and internet browsing, sometimes it gets crowded on your wireless network.

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eero pro app

WiFi so good,
it practically sets itself up

With the eero app, you have complete control in the palm of your hand, not hidden in a black box.

See your speeds and connected devices, and check their data usage — all in real time.

Set schedules, create profiles for devices or just shut the whole thing down if you want to go off grid.

Grant access to friends and family or share your WiFi with out-of-town guests or your babysitter.

Get system updates, security patches and more automatically. There's nothing you need to do.

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FAQs

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What is WiFi 6?

WiFi 6 (aka 802.11ax) is the next generation standard in WiFi technology. Now that our homes have more WiFi gadgets, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, and laptops as well as internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and speakers, Wi-Fi 6 provides increased capacity and top notch performance in environments with many connected devices.

How does mesh WiFi work?

A mesh WiFi network has a greater range and is much faster and stronger than your normal WiFi network. The range of your mesh network can be extended simply by adding beacons. Each beacon in a mesh network is a device that not only sends and receives data but determines the best path by which to send it. The beacon in a mesh network can automatically reconfigure themselves, using multiple routes to find the most optimal path to the Internet. Shutting down one of the beacons in a mesh network won’t necessarily shut down the entire network, which means the mesh network is much stronger than the centralized architecture of the WiFi in your home today.

What’s the difference between a mesh network and a WiFi extender?

The main difference between a mesh network and a WiFi extender is that a mesh network is a WiFi system that uses multiple access points to provide your home with fast, reliable coverage all on a single network. Range or WiFi extenders can expand the reach of your existing wireless network. This enables you to access the Internet when you’re not close enough to your router to receive a good signal. While range extenders can be effective in increasing wireless range, they reduce throughput and create performance issues. Range extenders can cut bandwidth in half because they rely on a single wireless radio to both listen for and broadcast data. This results in a slower connection when you’re receiving a WiFi signal from your range extender and can also impact your connection speeds to your router.

What’s the difference between a mesh network and a WiFi extender?

What wireless internet speed is eero capable of?

eeros' max rated transmit speeds are about 240Mbps at 2.4 GHz and about 600Mbps at 5 GHz. Over a wired connection, the max throughput locally is 1Gbps. Maximum wireless speeds are also dependent on the capabilities of the client device.

It’s important to keep in mind that these are the maximum speeds we’ve seen with eero, but we like to think of WiFi speed more in terms of what you can do with it. eero uses the latest standards to make sure you’re getting the speed you pay for in every corner of every room. It’s that perfect combination of speed and coverage that’s going to let you work, stream, play, or download anywhere in your home.

Quick Reference Guide PDF

How do I set up eero?

To set up eero first download the eero app and create an account. Next, select your home-type to help guide eero placement. Then, follow the instructions to place eeros throughout your home. Finally, Connect devices to your new eero network.

Set Up PDF

How much does eero cost per month?

eero costs start at $9.95 per month and includes 1 eero Pro and 1 eero Beacon. Modem service from RCN is also required, which regularly costs $13.00 per month. Additional eero Beacons are also available for $5.00 per month each.

How do I manage my home WiFi?

Take the Eero App Tour.

Does RCN offer high speed WiFi routers for gaming?

Yes, the Netgear Nighthawk® XR1000 model router combines the DumaOS 3.0 features with the latest WiFi 6 hardware. This new standard of WiFi is ready to support more devices with better reliability and faster speeds.

Delivering four times better performance than AC WiFi, WiFi 6 allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability, by efficiently packing and scheduling data. Lower your latency, optimize your ping, and up your gameplay with a router built for gaming.

*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 rcn.com/yourspeed 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 rcn.com or call. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. ® 2021 RCN Telecom, LLC. All rights reserved.

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