Bandwidth Tools - Usage Limiting & Usage Report

Usage Limiting - It would be helpful to control how much of the available bandwidth (up or down) a single device can consume.  I've had problematic device consume all available bandwidth in the past and it will help prevent this, especially upload, since if no other device can send a request it appears as if the the connection is down since no request is able to go out.

Usage Report - this would help identify devices that may be consuming network resources and determine if corrective actions need to be taken.  Or this report could show how much (in MB/GB) a given device has used in a specified time period.

Great product, I love it.  Also, thanks for providing a mechanism for us to suggest ideas, which more companies did this.

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    • jjpilger
    • 3 yrs ago
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    ThatGuy said:
    Usage Limiting

     I second this request! Please! This is the #1 feature I was hoping would be already included in my eero. 

    • edhchoe
    • 3 yrs ago
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    this was suggested 3 years ago.... any updates?

    I want to pinpoint which user is hogging how much data with which device.

    Xfinity limits my wifi usage to 1250 gb/month.

    I barely make it each month.  My family watches a lot of streaming videos and plays lots of online games.

    I need to know who to yell at if we go over.

    • horusjr
    • 2 yrs ago
    • Reported - view

    I have the latest Eero 6 and invested in a total of 3 extenders and literally one device sending upstream/upload data can bring down the entire network. I love them overall but the lack of this option is a blocker to continue using it.

    This Smart Queue Management feature is critical for me to keep these devices or I will shelve them and look at another solution like Netgear Nighthawk.

    • cstan230
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Would really love to see a Usage Limiting option. We've got a problematic device that ends up consuming 90% of our bandwidth on our minimal internet capabilities, at times. We've tried changing some settings but still haven't been able to get it under control. It would be really great to be able to cap how much upload and download an individual device can use at a given moment.

    • STStump
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Adding another request for Usage Limiting. In our rural area, 6 Mbps download speed is the ONLY option we have. When my son's game console is updating games, which are typically 50GB each, it takes all of our bandwidth and several days to finish. I can tell it's the console by tapping on its Activity and looking at its graph (14.2 GB downloaded today alone). It would be nice to go into the app, tap on the device name, and have a button for "Limit Bandwidth". Then I could input what I want its limit to be (e.g. 2.0 Mbps). His games would still update (albeit at a slower rate) but the rest of the house could still function and get their work done.

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