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Bandwidth throttling for managed users (family profile users)

Having the ability to "pause" the internet for family members is nice. I think that an awesome addition to this would be to add the ability to throttle a users bandwidth to certain speed so as to prevent them from either A) hogging bandwidth through torrents, streaming, etc, and B) allow them sufficient speed for web browsing, research, homework but insufficient speed for things like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc. On the same train of thought, it could be useful to block specific domains for managed users.

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  • Hi  camtheman —

    Welcome and thanks for sharing your feedback with the eero community!

    We are happy to hear that you are already enjoying the features of Family Profiles, and we are excited for the possibilities down the road. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we appreciate the depth and insight you went into with the specific use case.

    Thanks again!

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  • Agree completely, this would be an excellent enhancement.

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  • There are several ways to implement this. Limiting devices to a certain speed. Limiting apps/usages to a certain speed. Setting priorities for devices, so some get preferential treatment. Setting priority for apps/usages so some get preferential treatment.

    For myself, I travel a lot and work as a digital nomad, and am planning to bring about 6 eeros with me for when I travel and replace the routers at the villas with them - as their one's are always so crap. I would like to configure them so my devices get preferential treatment, over all other devices on the network.

    For instance, the current place I am staying at, has a 52mbps connection, but shares it with the nearby school. This results in an internet connection that is not functional for anyone as everyone competes for access. It would be much better, to have the hotel guests get preferential treatment, and have the students get secondary treatment.

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  • I am having issues with a single device hogging all my bandwidth as well. Being able to place it in a profile and throttle that to something like 70% of my total bandwidth would keep things working. Please implement this!

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  • This discussion topic is 2 years old and I don't see this implemented yet. Other, much older routers are capable of throttling users and I dont see why EERO wouldnt be able to.  In my house, we have 25 devices connected at all times to 3 Eeros.  We are constantly hitting our ISP's bandwidth cap (1TB) each month.

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