Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

Amazon-owned Eero looks set to announce new routers soon as new FCC filings surfaced this week for devices that appear to be called the Eero 6 Plus and the Eero Pro 6E. That 6E branding for the Pro could indicate that it will support Wi-Fi 6E, meaning it can take advantage of the 6GHz spectrum for faster connections.

Router makers have slowly introduced Wi-Fi 6E-enabled mesh routers, although some were quite expensive, like this $1,500 Orbi system from Netgear and the $1,200 option from Linksys. While we don’t know how much Eero’s 6E-compatible system could cost, it could be cheaper than those options, as a 3-pack for the Eero 6 Pro launched for $599.

The new router names appear on labels Eero has included in the archives. On the labels, the Eero 6 Plus has the model number R010001, while the model number of the Eero Pro 6E is S010001 – both of which were not listed as currently available devices when I googled them. The new names suggest that these routers may be more iterative upgrades or placed alongside the currently available Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6.

Here is the label for the Eero 6 Plus.

And the one for the Eero Pro 6E.

Amazon and Eero did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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