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What is eero Max 7 (and do I need it?)

If you’re in need of a mesh WiFi network for your home, you’ve probably heard about eero. The company has recently released the eero Max 7, offering a range of improvements from their previous models.

In this article, we’ll look into the eero Max 7’s capabilities and how it can benefit your home network.

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What is the eero Max 7

The eero Max 7 is an advanced WiFi system that uses mesh networking technology to provide your home with fast, reliable coverage on a single network. All eero devices replace your conventional router with a mesh-capable router to offer a strong, reliable connection throughout your home or apartment.

Simple to set up, the eero Max 7 can be working in minutes, and you can manage everything right from the app, including ongoing updates for security patches and new features. Compared to previous generations, the eero Max 7 incorporates WiFi 7 compatibility to deliver speeds twice as fast as WiFi 6 eero devices.

Let’s look into some of the features and benefits below.

Features & Benefits

As the latest version of eero, the eero Max 7 offers features not available in previous models.

    • WiFi 7 Technology: Uses the latest WiFi standard to offer faster speeds, lower latency and increased network efficiency compared to WiFi 6.
    • Tri-Band Connectivity: Supports three frequency bands (4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz), optimizing device connection based on distance, speed, and interference levels.
    • Fast speeds: Provides high internet speeds for both wired and wireless connections, facilitating seamless streaming, gaming and browsing.
    • TrueMesh Technology: Patented mesh networking technology routes traffic to reduce drop-offs and dead zones, ensuring a reliable connection throughout your home.
    • Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports: Offers high-speed wired connections, ideal for demanding tasks such as HD video streaming or online gaming.
    • 200+ Device Support: Capable of handling a large number of devices simultaneously, making it suitable for smart homes with numerous connected devices.
    • Advanced Security: With eero Plus, access tools for enhanced digital security, protecting your network from threats and offering features like content filtering and ad blocking.


All of eero Max 7’s features offer distinct advantages to users.

    • Speed and Efficiency: WiFi 7 technology enables eero Max 7 to deliver unprecedented speeds, reducing latency and enhancing network efficiency​​.
    • Extended Coverage: eero is optimized to prevent dead zones within the home, regardless of layout or construction materials.
    • Smart Home Integration: Equipped to serve as a smart home hub, eero integrates seamlessly with Alexa, Zigbee, Thread and Matter​​.


While there are very few cons for eero Max 7, there are some instances where you may want to examine your situation to make sure the tech is right for you.

    • Compatibility: Use your eero Max 7 exclusively with other Mesh Eero devices of the same generation. Mixing with older eero models may lead to a decrease in network efficiency​​. If you have older eero devices, be sure to upgrade to make the most of your new purchase.
    • Mesh network: For users living in small spaces, the extensive coverage of the full eero Max 7 setup may be more than necessary.

Now that we understand the benefits, features, pros and cons, let’s take a deep dive into the eero Max 7.

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Understanding the eero Max 7

With access to WiFi 7 technology, the eero Max 7 is able to offer speeds up to 9.4 Gbps wired and 4.3 Gbps wireless, with two 10 GbE ports for fast connections and two 2.5 GbE ports.

The eero Max 7 features TrueMesh technology for reliable, efficient networking, supports AR, VR and high-throughput applications, and can connect over 200 devices across 7,500 sq. ft.

Additionally, it acts as a smart home hub, is designed with 61% recycled materials for sustainability and offers enhanced security with an optional eero Plus subscription. Setup is simple via the eero app.

Learn more: Is eero Plus worth it?

Compared to the previous generation, the eero Pro 6E, the eero Max 7 offers new features. Check out some of the differences below:

Comparing new features

Feature / Spec: eero Max 7 eero Pro 6E
WiFi Protocol WiFi 7 WiFi 6E
Frequency band 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz
WiFi antenna 2.4 GHz: 2x2 | 5 Ghz: 4x4 | 6 GHz: 4x4 2.4 GHz: 2x2 | 5 Ghz: 2x2 | 6 GHz: 2x2
Channel 20, 40, 80, 160, 240, 320 MHz 20, 40, 80, 160 MHz
Max range (per unit) 2500 sq. ft. 2000 sq. ft.
Max speed 9.4 Gbps 2.3 Gbps
Number of devices 200 100
Processor A73 Quad-Core 1.0 GHz Dual-Core
Storage 4 GB 4 GB
Number of Ports 4 Ethernet 2 Ethernet
Ethernet backhaul support Yes Yes
Smart home hub Yes Yes
Smart home compatibility Amazon Alexa, Thread, Matter, Zigbee Amazon Alexa, Thread, Matter, Zigbee
Feature / Spec:
WiFi Protocol
eero Max 7
WiFi 7
eero Pro 6E
WiFi 6E
Feature / Spec:
Frequency band
eero Max 7
2.4, 5, and 6 GHz
eero Pro 6E
2.4, 5, and 6 GHz
Feature / Spec:
WiFi antenna
eero Max 7
2.4 GHz: 2x2 | 5 Ghz: 4x4 | 6 GHz: 4x4
eero Pro 6E
2.4 GHz: 2x2 | 5 Ghz: 2x2 | 6 GHz: 2x2
Feature / Spec:
eero Max 7
20, 40, 80, 160, 240, 320 MHz
eero Pro 6E
20, 40, 80, 160 MHz
Feature / Spec:
Max range (per unit)
eero Max 7
2500 sq. ft.
eero Pro 6E
2000 sq. ft.
Feature / Spec:
Max speed
eero Max 7
9.4 Gbps
eero Pro 6E
2.3 Gbps
Feature / Spec:
Number of devices
eero Max 7
eero Pro 6E
Feature / Spec:
eero Max 7
A73 Quad-Core
eero Pro 6E
1.0 GHz Dual-Core
Feature / Spec:
eero Max 7
2 GB
eero Pro 6E
1 GB
Feature / Spec:
eero Max 7
4 GB
eero Pro 6E
4 GB
Feature / Spec:
Number of Ports
eero Max 7
4 Ethernet
eero Pro 6E
2 Ethernet
Feature / Spec:
Ethernet backhaul support
eero Max 7
eero Pro 6E
Feature / Spec:
Smart home hub
eero Max 7
eero Pro 6E
Feature / Spec:
Smart home compatibility
eero Max 7
Amazon Alexa, Thread, Matter, Zigbee
eero Pro 6E
Amazon Alexa, Thread, Matter, Zigbee

(Chart data taken from eero on 04/2024.)

So, what do these differences mean for your experience overall? 

In summary, the eero Pro 6E, using WiFi 6E technology, offers reliable and solid performance for extensive home networking. It supports a wide range of current devices with its tri-band connectivity, presenting a balanced option for those seeking a blend of affordability and technological readiness. 

On the other hand, the eero Max 7 introduces the faster and more advanced WiFi 7 standard, tailored for higher speeds, better coverage for the future and the means to optimize your WiFi.

eero Max 7: Design and Build Quality

The eero Max 7 has a sleek design that’s functional as well. Its physical structure is designed to enhance performance while ensuring durability. For example, ventilation is integrated into the design and the eero Max 7 efficiently manages heat, making sure it performs well under extensive use. 

Physical dimensions: 7.24 x 8.73 x 3.54in

Materials used: 61% recycled materials. The plastic is made from 49% post-consumer recycled plastic. The aluminum parts are made from 94% recycled aluminum.

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Mesh WiFi with eero Secure

Enhanced Whole Home WiFi enables multiple WiFi routers (or eeros®) to work as a team, resulting in improved range, speed and stability of your WiFi network. Plus, with eero Secure now included at no additional cost, it keeps your family safe with parental controls, ad blocking and internet backup so you’re always connected.

eero Max 7 Performance

Compared to alternatives, eero has a user-friendly setup and integrates with smart home ecosystems, offering a better balance of simplicity, performance and smart connectivity. If you’re someone who prioritizes ease of use and security, then eero Max 7 and eero Plus will be the best combination for you.

Other systems, like Asus ZenWiFi AX, Vilo Mesh WiFi System and the ROG Rapture, offer niche advantages for each use case, like more range, more speed, or more optimization for gaming.

    • Asus ZenWiFi: Offers good performance and coverage, and a tri-band setup. However, it’s optimized for WiFi 6. Additionally, Asus ZenWiFi provides access to AiProtection Pro, a security and parental control tool.
    • Vilo Mesh: Offers a basic mesh WiFi solution, with no high-end features or included subscriptions.
    • Asus ROG Rapture GT6: Offers features for gamers, like customizable LEDs, prioritization of gaming traffic and multiple bands to minimize congestion. If you’re not sure if you need a mesh network or a gaming router to improve your performance, check out our article on gaming routers.

While other systems may offer specific advantages in speed, range or gaming optimization, eero distinguishes itself through a seamless user experience and comprehensive security solutions, making it a great choice for your home setup.

eero Max 7 Setup & Installation

Now, let’s walk through how to set up and install the eero Max 7, as well as cover some tips and recommendations for an optimal installation. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect as you set up your eero.

Setup steps

    1. Gather your eero Max 7 materials, such as eero devices, power cords and ethernet cables, and download the eero iOS or Android app.
    2. Create an eero account or log into your existing eero account. You’ll need to verify your phone number.
    3. Set up your eero Gateway, or the primary eero for establishing your network.
    4. After choosing your eero Gateway, unplug your old modem and router from power.
    5. Connect your eero device to your modem using an Ethernet cable.
    6. Plug your Gateway eero device into a power outlet and reconnect your modem to power.
    7. On the app, select your eero and select a location for your eero. You may need to enter your eero’s serial number, as well as your network name (SSID) and password, in order to allow the eero to join your network.
    8. After you’re connected to your Gateway eero, you can start adding more eeros to your network. You can connect them wirelessly to create your mesh network and start placing eeros around the home.
    9. Finally, connect your devices to your eero network. Find your eero network on your device, enter the network password that you’ve created, and get connected.

Installation tips

If you have any problems during setup, remember to keep the following points in mind while building your mesh network:

    • Toggle WiFi: You may need to toggle WiFi on your devices or power cycle them to recognize the new eero network.
    • Reuse current SSID: If you’re replacing an existing router, an easy option for choosing a network name (SSID) and password is to simply reuse your current SSID and password. This way, you won’t have to reconnect devices that were previously on the network.
    • Place your eero device centrally: If you have a dead spot, try to place your new eero device between the dead spot and another eero device to ensure a strong connection
    • Device connection: If you experience any trouble connecting specific devices to your new eero network, try disconnecting and reconnecting WiFi on the device. If that doesn’t work, try rebooting the device and then reconnecting to the network once it powers back on.

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eero Plus

eero Plus protects your family online with a password manager to safely create, store and share passwords, virus and malware protection and a VPN that lets you browse the web safely and securely.

eero Max 7 User Experience

Due to eero’s simple design and controllability through the eero app, it’s easy to install and activate your mesh network with eero Max 7. As mentioned, you will need a device capable of app downloads to control your eero.

We’ve searched around the internet for key reviews from users to bring you real-world data. Check out the reviews below.

    • Network handling, speed, reliability: One user transitioned from an Orbi RBS750 setup to eero Max 7, and saw better network handling with fewer units, as well as improved speeds and reliability, even with numerous devices connected.
    • Band performance, connectivity, consistency: Another user upgraded from an Orbi RBS750 to the eero Max 7, noting significant improvements with the Max 7 over the Pro 6E, particularly in 5GHz and 6GHz band performance. The eero Max 7 offered better device connectivity, more consistent internet speed, and improved thermal management than both the Orbi and the 6E.
    • Performance, increased RAM, antenna: Another user transitioned from the eero Pro 6E to the eero Max 7, attributing the improved performance to the increased RAM and antenna configurations.

Reviews have been collected and summarized from the eero subreddit.

Is the eero Max 7 Worth It?

The eero Max 7 is bringing WiFi 7 technology to the market, promising faster speeds, reduced latency and enhanced network efficiency. With the device, you’ll be able to support over 200 devices via extended coverage and smart home integration, as well as benefit from two 10G Ethernet ports for high-speed connections.
If you do decide to invest in eero Max 7, remember it’s best paired with devices of the same generation and consider your space requirements when deciding on how many devices to purchase.
The eero Max 7 seems to be a compelling and worthwhile upgrade for those prioritizing future-proof networking, high-speed connectivity and extensive device support. Along with the eero Plus subscription for advanced security, eero Max 7 offers a robust and forward-looking home networking solution.

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Frequently asked questions

If you currently have access to WiFi 7, then your eero Max 7 will work with your existing network setup. However, to make the most of your internet access, make sure you are using a WiFi 7 compatible modem, capable of receiving the highest speeds.

The eero Max 7 can support up to 200 devices. Speed and support may vary depending on what types of activities are done, as well as how much bandwidth you need per device.

It’s not required to have a subscription to experience the benefits of eero Max 7. But, eero does provide a 6 month trial of their eero Plus service. This service offers additional features, enhancements, and benefits to users of eero technology.

In order to protect your network, it’s best to conform to WiFi security best practices. This will ensure you have a strong baseline when using eero Max 7. Beyond traditional security features, eero Max 7 is best combined with eero Plus in order to fully secure your WiFi.

As long as you have your phone, you’ll be able to manage your network settings directly from the app.

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