eero vs. Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD

eero vs Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD

In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the eero vs. Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD.

To begin, eero comes out ahead with its Alexa support feature, nightlight capabilities, eeroPlus subscription, and larger memory & storage.

Whereas AmpliFi HD impresses us with its wider 20,000 ft. range, and the AmpliFi teleport feature.

When it comes to choosing the best one, while eero might be more suitable for the most average households, we still feel that Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD comes with a powerful range that will blow most competitors out of the water.


The Short Version

eero = Tri-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHz WiFi connectivity, 2 1GB ports for WAN and/or LAN connectivity, Thread 1.1 Border Router, & Bluetooth® LE 4.2 smart home connectivity, nightlight w/ With eero Beacon, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz electrical requirements, 700 MHz quad-core processor, 512MB memory, 4GB of storage, MU-MIMO compatible, beamforming, bridge mode, no LCD screen, comes w/ Alexa support, WPA2 encryption, Family Profiles, DHCP, IPV6, NAT, VPN Passthrough, UPnP, Static IP, and Port Forwarding available, eero Plus add on service available, 1 eero + 1 eero Beacon up to 2,000 sq. ft. 1 eero + 2 eero Beacons up to 3,000 sq. ft. range.

Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD = Dual-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz, and 5GHz WiFi connectivity, 1 Gb WAN; 4 Gb LAN, 1 USB 2.0 (no network storage) & 1 USB-C (power adapter), Thread 1.1 Border Router & Bluetooth® LE 4.2 smart home connectivity, no nightlight, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz electrical requirements, 750MHz processor, 128MB of memory & 256MB storage, no MU-MIMO, no beamforming, comes w/ bridge mode, includes a small LCD screen, no Alexa support, WPA2-PSK AES/TKIP, IPv6, Port Forwarding, NAT, UPnP, VLAN ID security & network services, Up to 20,000 sq. ft. from a single base and two satellite range.

Which one are you getting?

Amazon eero mesh WiFi system – router replacement for whole-home coverage (3-pack)
AmpliFi HD WiFi System by Ubiquiti Labs, Seamless Whole Home Wireless Internet Coverage, HD WiFi Router, 2 Mesh Points, 4 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 WAN Port, Ethernet Cable, Replaces Router & WiFi Extenders

Last update on 2020-09-22 at 08:05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

eero vs. Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD — Easy Comparison Chart

eero Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD
Dimensions4.76” x 4.76” x 1.26”3.9” x 3.9” x 3.9”
Security and network servicesWPA2 encryption, Family Profiles, DHCP, IPV6, NAT, VPN Passthrough, UPnP, Static IP, and Port ForwardingWPA2-PSK AES/TKIP, IPv6, Port Forwarding, NAT, UPnP, VLAN ID
Electrical requirements100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Smart home connectivityThread 1.1 Border Router, Bluetooth® LE 4.2Thread 1.1 Border Router, Bluetooth® LE 4.2
NightlightWith eero BeaconNone
Processor, memory, and storage700 MHz quad-core750MHz
Wired connectivityTwo 1Gb ports forWAN and/or LAN connectivity1 Gb WAN; 4 Gb LAN1 USB 2.0 (no network storage);
1 USB-C (power adapter)
Memory512MB128MB
MU-MIMOYesNo
BeamformingYesNo
Storage4GB256MB
Bridge ModeYesYes
Smart LCD ScreenNoYes
Add-on Serviceeero PlusNo
Range1 eero + 1 eero Beacon up to 2,000 sq. ft.
1 eero + 2 eero Beacons up to 3,000 sq. ft.
Up to 20,000 sq. ft. from a single base and two satellites
WiFi connectivityTri-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHzIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/acDual-band WiFi radios ,simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHzIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Alexa SupportYesNo
ColorWhiteWhite

eero vs. Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD — What’s Different?

Amplifi HD

Alexa Support – Since eero is compatible with Alexa, you can easily use voice commands along with an Echo device for control over your wireless network.

Unfortunately, Ubiquiti lacks this addition.

Units & Range – In terms of the units & range, eero uses a mesh network in order to span your entire home.

So basically you could have an eero and a single beacon which will generally cover 1-2 bedrooms or up to 2000 square feet. While one eero and two beacons are perfect for 2-4 bedrooms ranging up to 3000 square feet.

You can continue adding eeros and beacons to continue expanding your network as you please.

Whereas Ubiquiti AmpliFi comes with an impressive 20,000ft. Coverage from a single base!

Subscription – With eero, you also have the advantage of opting for the eeroPlus subscription plan as well.

And it comes with a number of useful features such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software, 1Password, Encrypt.me VPN protection, Threat scan, Family-Safe browsing & Intrusive ads.

While AmpliFi offers no such feature.

Performance – In terms of performance, Amplifi boasts faster speeds with its 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps on 5GHz, which seems to be faster than eero.

However, while eero might not be as fast, it does come out ahead in terms of reliability and flexibility.

AmpliFi Teleport – Amplifi Teleport is a very unique feature that is included with Ubiquiti AmpliFi.

This essentially allows you to create a secure virtual private network on the router, therefore, letting you use your home internet connection and access all of your devices, as well as rt allowing you to use your home network while you’re away from home, a feature that eero lacks.

Processor, Memory & Storage

eero AmpliFi HD
Processor700 MHz750MHz
Memory512MB128MB
Processor700 MHz750MHz

Nightlight – eero’s Beacons also have a nightlight function that can illuminate dark areas adding some extra utility to your Beacon.

AmpliFi doesn’t come with a nightlight function available.

Wireless Connectivity – The eero router comes out ahead with its Tri-band radios, and 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHz wireless frequencies giving the devices more choices when they connect to the network, thus leading to lower congestion and higher speeds.

And paired up with the beamforming and 2×2 MU-MIMO, you can expect better reliability with eero.

AmpliFi uses Dual-band WiFi with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies.

Smart LCD Screen – AmpliFi also includes a small LCD screen display where you can keep an eye on your network, rather than just using the app.

Eero doesn’t include this function.

Wired Connectivity – When it comes to wired connectivity, eero includes a dual auto-sensing Gigabit port for WAN and/or LAN connectivity, as well as a USB-C port for the AC power adapter on the eero gateway.

However, AmpliFi takes the edge here with its four gigabit LAN ports, one gigabit WAN port, and a USB-C port for the AC power adapter, paired with a USB 2.0 port on the AmpliFi Mesh router.

Design – In terms of size, AmpliFi measures at 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches, with a modern design suiting most decors.

While its MeshPnt is slightly bulkier and required mounting with its dimensions of 2.13 x 2.27 x 9.6’’.

While eero’s base features 4.76 x 4.76 x 1.26’’ size, with a smaller beacon that can be plugged in, with dimensions of 4.76 x 2.91 x 1.18’’.

Amazon eero mesh WiFi system – router replacement for whole-home coverage (3-pack)
AmpliFi HD WiFi System by Ubiquiti Labs, Seamless Whole Home Wireless Internet Coverage, HD WiFi Router, 2 Mesh Points, 4 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 WAN Port, Ethernet Cable, Replaces Router & WiFi Extenders

Last update on 2020-09-22 at 08:05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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