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Eero Is Preparing Two New Routers, One Could Support Wi-Fi 6E

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Amazon-owned Eero could be preparing to launch a couple of new routers soon. Two unannounced products called the Eero 6 Plus and the Eero Pro 6E have recently appeared on the FCC database. Judging by those names, the new Wi-Fi routers could arrive as iterative upgrades to the existing Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 respectively.

First spotted by The Verge, the Eero 6 Plus bears the model number R010001, while the Eero Pro 6E has the model number S010001. The 6E branding on the latter suggests that it will support Wi-Fi 6E. Meaning, it will be compatible with the new 6GHz band, allowing for faster connections.

The number of Wi-Fi 6E-capable mesh routers in the market is growing rapidly. We saw a few new additions during the CES 2022 earlier this month. Netgear launched the Nighthawk RAXE300 for $399.99, while TP-Link’s Archer AXE200 Omni went official without any pricing details. We expect it to cost around $500 when it goes on sale in the coming months.

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There are some much expensive Wi-Fi 6E options as well. Netgear’s Orbi system costs a whopping $1,500 while the Linksys Atlas Max 6E is priced at $1,200. Unfortunately, the FCC listings don’t reveal much about the upcoming Eero routers. So we can’t tell yet how much the Eero Pro 6E or the Eero 6 Plus will cost.

Nonetheless, an appearance on the FCC database more or less confirms that the Amazon-owned brand is working on the new products and is nearing a launch. We will let you know when the Eero 6 Plus and the Eero Pro 6E go official.

The new Eero routers will likely be Matter compliant

Eero’s upcoming routers should be compatible with the new Matter smart home protocol. Amazon had last year confirmed that it will upgrade all its Echo and Eero products to support the upcoming protocol. The company said it will roll out Matter support to all Eero Pro, Eero Beacon, Eero Pro 6, and Eero 6 devices. So the upcoming Eero 6 Plus and Eero Pro 6E should be covered as well.

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Matter-compliant Echo products include all Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Plus, and Echo Show devices, as well as most Echo and Echo Dot models. The first-gen Echo, first-gen Echo Dot, and Echo Tap are the three missing out.

The Matter standard aims to unify the diverse smart home ecosystem and make more devices operate with each other. The first Matter certifications are expected to arrive later this year. We will keep you posted.

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