Eero is at the top-of-the class for the new wave of Wi-Fi mesh router systems, which utilize small nodes as wireless access points that get placed around the home. This differs from a traditional Wi-Fi setup, in which a giant router is connected to a broadband modem (or integrated with the modem), and then extenders are connected to expand upon the wireless range. In the case of eero’s mesh, one of the three nodes gets connected to the broadband modem, with the other nodes being spread out to different parts of your home. Each node then talks with the other, providing for more wireless range and fast speeds (it’s all 802.11ac compatible). In addition, owners can access network functions and statistics via the eero mobile app, including the ever-popular “Pause the Internet” button that gets your kids down to dinner or back to doing their homework.