By James Scout/ September 29, 2022

Own an Outdated Echo Dot? For Free, Eero Wants to Transform it Into a Mesh Wi-Fi Extender

Soon, Eero's Wi-Fi routers can use the fourth-generation Echo and Echo Dot speakers from Amazon as mesh extenders.

Own an Old Echo Dot?

Alexa-enabled smart homes already have multiple Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers. Eero, a mesh networking company, owned by Amazon, aims to employ such speakers as mesh Wi-Fi extenders.

Own an Old Echo Dot?

The functionality will become available on Oct. 20 as a free software update for the spherical, fourth-generation Amazon Echo and the recently announced fifth-generation Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock smart speakers,

Own an Old Echo Dot?

which were also revealed during Amazon's autumn hardware and services event. In the months ahead, the over-the-air update will also hit fourth-gen Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock devices.

Own an Old Echo Dot?

Once Eero is installed, you'll need to link your home network with your Amazon account in the Eero app and turn on the Eero Built-In feature. From there, your compatible smart speakers can rebroadcast the Wi-Fi signal from any of Eero's mesh routers with speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Own an Old Echo Dot?

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