Tips for placing your eero

Find out how many eeros we recommend to ensure that Wall-to-Wall WiFi blankets every square foot of your home (i.e. 1 eero for every 1,000 square feet). And learn how to place your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub and beacon(s) like a pro with the help of our expert placement tips.

How many eeros do I need?

Generally, we recommend one eero for every 1,000 square feet to provide coverage throughout your entire home.

Here are some general recommendations:

Small homes and apartments: Since we recommend 1–2 eeros per floor, in these home settings, our base package for Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi is a great fit. This set includes one Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi hub, which will replace your existing router and connect directly to your Rogers modem, and one Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi beacon to be placed at another spot in your home to help blanket it in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.

Most homes: If you have a home with two or more floors or 2–3 bedrooms, you’ll likely see best results by adding an additional (second) beacon to your Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi package. The Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi hub will replace your existing router and connect directly to your Rogers modem, and you can place the two Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi beacons throughout your home to deliver Wi-Fi signal coverage to the whole home.

Larger homes: If you have a larger home, meaning more than three floors, add additional Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi beacons to improve Wi-Fi coverage.

If you'd like a more specific recommendation, please contact us for assistance.

Where should I place my Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub?

To get started, connect your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub directly to your Rogers modem via Ethernet cable support-eero-mesh-lan port.

Do you have concerns about the placement of your Rogers modem and Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub? Keep in mind that where possible the Rogers technician who installed your home Internet would have located the modem in the best location in your home for broadcasting a wireless (WiFi) signal.

Tip: If you can move your modem and Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub out of your basement and into a more centralized location, you’ll improve the speed of your entire network with that one change.

Here are a couple of tips to guide placement of your eero Hub:

  • Place your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub on a hard, flat surface. Your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub should be placed on a surface that is both stable and flat, such as a table, countertop, or nightstand.
  • Aim high. eeros radiate their signal more upwards than downwards, but mostly along the plane they’re placed on. So, if possible, it’s best to place your eeros at a height halfway between the floor and the ceiling, not on the ground.
  • Keep your space open. eeros communicate best when they’re not closed in; i.e. keep them out in the open—try not to place your eeros inside a media console or cabinet.
  • The thinner the barrier, the better. The fewer the walls (and the less substantial their inner material) between your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub and beacon(s), the better performance will be. Older houses with dense materials like plaster, lath, or chicken wire in the walls are particularly hard for WiFi waves. Placing your eeros near doors may help since wood is less dense and easier for WiFi waves to penetrate. Whenever possible, aim for direct line of sight between eeros.

Troubleshooting: If your Wall-to-Wall WiFi network, powered by eero is installed and you are dissatisfied with your network speeds, check out Troubleshooting speed-related issues with your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub and beacon network.

Where should I place my Wall-to-Wall WiFi beacon(s)?

Wall-to-Wall WiFi includes one hub and as many additional beacons as you’d like, based on your household’s needs.

Unlike your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub, which must be connected directly to your Rogers modem via Ethernet cable, you can connect your beacon WiFi extender(s) to any standard 120-volt wall outlet.

Because each home is different, where you place your beacon(s) will depend on the layout of your home and the materials used in its construction. For example, walls of brick, stone, and metal will be hard for your WiFi to penetrate. Placement decisions will also depend on where you want strong WiFi coverage.

After your Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub is set up, building out your mesh network with one or more beacons is simple: See our article on adding beacons to your Wall-to-Wall WiFi network.

Here are some tips to follow as you’re experimenting with placing your Wall-to-Wall WiFi beacon(s):

  • Place your beacon(s) where they can talk to your hub and each other. While it might be tempting to place a beacon router booster in an existing dead zone or area with poor WiFi connectivity, it’s much more effective to place a beacon halfway between your hub and your existing dead zones. This way, your beacon can get a strong WiFi signal from your hub and broadcast that signal into your former dead zones. You can think of placing them like a WiFi relay—each eero is a link in the chain bringing WiFi to your dead spot.
  • Aim high. eeros radiate their signal more upwards than downwards, but mostly along the plane they’re placed on. So, if possible, it’s best to place your eeros at a height halfway between the floor and the ceiling, not on the ground.
  • The thinner the barrier, the better. The fewer the walls (and the less substantial their inner material) between your hub and beacons, the better performance will be. Older houses with dense materials like plaster, lath, or chicken wire in the walls are particularly hard for WiFi waves. Placing your eeros near doors may help since wood is less dense and easier for WiFi waves to penetrate. Whenever possible, aim for direct line of sight between eeros.

Tip: If you want to get the Internet on your back deck, try placing a beacon inside the back door to extend the range of coverage beyond the perimeter of your home.

What are some other factors that I should think about when placing my Wall-to-Wall WiFi hub and beacon(s)?

Strategically placing your hub and beacon(s) is the single most important step you can take to ensuring your Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi system blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.

eeros work best when they’re 20–30 feet away from objects that cause interference. Avoid placing your eeros on top of, or near, these objects:

  • Microwave ovens
  • Devices that operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency range: cordless phones, baby monitors, or wireless speakers
  • Neighbouring wireless networks
  • Enabled Bluetooth devices, especially in tablets and smartphones where Bluetooth and Wi-Fi share an antenna
  • Garage door openers
  • Fish tanks (water)
  • Mirrors/reflective surfaces

Other factors that may negatively impact Wi-Fi network quality:

  • Power lines, power stations, or railroad tracks
  • Radio leakage from Direct Satellite Service (DSS)
  • Older coaxial cable from certain types of satellite dishes. If you have an older satellite dish, contact the device manufacturer to get newer cables
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Bad electrical connections
  • Radar
  • WiMax networks

With the above in mind, try following these recommendations when placing your Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi hub and beacon:

  • Give at least six inches of “breathing” room around your Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi hub and beacon(s) or slightly elevate them.
  • For a quick and easy set up experience, we recommend keeping your hub and beacon(s) in relatively close range to each other. A good rule of thumb is less than 50 feet between them. Once your home Wi-Fi network is up and running, feel free to spread them out around your home.

Also, keep in mind that Wi-Fi signal interference intensifies wherever many people are living in close proximity (i.e. in subdivisions, townhomes and high-rise buildings).