eero has teamed up with Agilebits

wkleemwkleem
edited November 13 in Lounge

Sounds great but eero is not available locally where I am located. I am covered for 1Password, Malwarebytes anyway. eero also has Encrypt.me (formerly Cloak) so I wiould have to look at the VPN.

There are some Cloak users here from a previous discussion.

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  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    AgileBits Team Member
    edited November 13

    That's a shame that it's not available where you're located.

    Encrypt.me is a really nice service, and you should definitely take a look at them. I use it quite often.

    Rick

  • wkleemwkleem
    edited November 13

    Thanks Rick Fillion. The eeros themselves are worldwide 110- 240V but from what I've read, the plugs are for a different region. There is this concern. with has been raised in other discussions, which is how well Duo Security works with the VPN and I and one other are the only ones who raised the possibility of a potential conflict (PIA).

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    AgileBits Team Member

    I wouldn't foresee any real issues between Duo and the VPN. I just tested it here with one of my 1Password Teams accounts where Duo is enabled and it worked exactly like I would have expected.

    Rick

  • BenBen AWS Team

    AgileBits Team Member

    Duo works for me behind Encrypt.me as well.

    Ben

  • Thank. Ben and Rick, sounds like a viable solution then although the family plan is a bit steep at $149.00. Teams minimum 2 seats is 16. per month is $192.00, roughly.

  • dancodanco Senior Member Community Moderator

    As far as I can gather, in the USA modems and routers are separate items, and the Eero hardware just replaces a traditional router.

    In the UK, the modem and router are usually combined into one piece of hardware, and it's a bit more techy to install an EEro, as the settings on the modem/router need to be changed. Also the cost of changing is more of an issue.

  • brentybrenty

    AgileBits Team Member

    It really depends. It seems like if you get it from your ISP, it's usually a combo. But I've always bought a separate router and modem when purchasing my own. However, I think some ISPs don't allow this.

  • wkleemwkleem
    edited November 14

    I get my modem/router from my ISP which is locked down and the rare firmware upgrade from the vendor. It isn't that I cannot change the setup but if anything happens (e.g. lightning strike fries router), the responsibility is solely mine and not the ISP's anymore.

    The ISPs now sell Mesh routers as well now as a subscription add on.

  • XIIIXIII
    edited November 14

    The eeros themselves are worldwide 110- 240V

    They might support multiple voltages, but most traditional routers are region/country specific, because allowed frequencies differ a lot (by law).

  • BenBen AWS Team

    AgileBits Team Member

    @wkleem

    For me it wasn’t about the money. I’m very comfortable managing my own networking devices, and wanted the flexibility to do so, which is why I decided to do that. I had a concentration in networking in college and it has always been something I’m interested in, so having someone else’s managed hardware on my network was just a no-go.

    Good point @XIII.

    Ben

  • dancodanco Senior Member Community Moderator

    I just got an email from Encrypt.me talking about their partnership with Eero in which they mention that the hardware is only avaiable in the USA at present (but maybe they meant to include Canada as well).

  • Thanks. I have a lot of dead zones and the 3TB Time Capsule was insufficient.

  • brentybrenty

    AgileBits Team Member

    Yep! Me too. I don't recall all of the specifics, but Ben is right that the allowed frequencies (and corresponding channels — the US uses 1-11 for b/g/n, while Japan uses up to 14) differ between countries. Eero is pretty great, but I can see why they started in the US (apart from being based there), since large homes, which are common in the suburbs, really benefit from mesh technology. It would be cool to see it other places too though, as it seems to scale well and has a small footprint. :)

  • wkleemwkleem
    edited November 15

    @brenty,

    Another trivia that I read from reviews is that the eero needs a US phone number.

    https://pcworld.com/article/3204644/network-router/eero-home-wifi-system-2-review-beacons-make-this-system-even-easier-to-install.html

    Any phone number will do, apparently! Something like the old song Beechwood 867 5309. :)

    https://lesterchan.net/blog/2017/01/03/eero-wi-fi-system-review/

  • brentybrenty

    AgileBits Team Member
    edited November 17

    Any phone number will do, apparently! Something like the old song Beechwood 867 5309. :)

    So great! :lol:

    And good to know in case I decide to try to smuggle one out of the US... :sunglasses:

    Edit: Apparently that isn't quite the case. Just set one up for my dad, and as far as I can tell I wouldn't have been able to complete the process without receiving a code via SMS...

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