3.16 and 3.17 Updates - Stability Issues
Eero, what's going on with your updates? After a year of stellar stability with literally NO issues, both update 3.16 and now 3.17 have been causing problems for me. With 3.16, I have had issues with internet just cutting out for a few seconds to a minute or two at a time - same modem, same service, and I never had these issues before. I have 1 GB Cox cable internet and three Eero Pros in an ethernet backhaul setup. Now, with 3.17 today, the update initially was successful, then the two satellite Eeros went red and I lost internet to devices connected to them. Neither satellite Eero would sync with the gateway until I'd hard booted all three (unplugged power from each Eero individually) at least four times, before they finally did. I have a computer connected to the gateway Eero via ethernet, and it had a normal internet connection the whole time. NOT happy. Anyone else having issues? Only thing I did new was I added a subscription to Eero Secure a few days ago.
I am having the same issue where the internet just cuts out for a few minutes. This is happening daily since the recent updates. The main eero gets a red light, then in a few minutes, goes back to white and I have Internet again. This is really frustrating. I have made no changes to my ISP, this just started happening after 3.16.
I've been seeing the same issue since 3.17 update. I've been patiently waiting for the next software update, but it's been a couple months and this issue is starting to drive me nuts!
I have 2 eero pros which are connected via wired ethernet. I have ~50 wifi devices on my home network. Most of the devices are low bandwidth devices like LIFX bulbs, Wemo switches, smart plugs, Echos, etc. It seems I lose internet daily now for a few minutes. The internet does come back and the wifi mesh network is re-established. However, this is causing issues with some of my devices where they can't reconnect to the internet even after the eero app shows there is internet again. I have to either go into the eero app and restart the network or I need to walk around my house powering off/powering on my devices like the smart plugs and Amazon Echos to get them to reconnect to the internet. I've even had instances where my Macbook Pro showed I was connected to wifi, but it couldn't connect to the internet and I had to turn off wifi/turn on wifi to get it to reconnect to the internet.
I was able to take the following screenshot within the eero app when this issue occurred. It looks like the issue is impacting both my eero pros when it happens.
After discovering this post I decided to call Eero this afternoon - whew that was a struggle. I have same issues as you all do and timing of it also points to when 3.17 was installed on our network. I have had Spectrum check their connection at my house, they even changed the modem for good measure. I swapped out the Gateway Eero and in the last couple of days, changed a switch out.
Today - support says they have no issues with 3.17 and in the end after asking me questions about by network blamed it on the fact that the switches are POE. I'm like what?! Of course everything has worked great for almost 3 years until this last update.
This is my 3rd call to Eero and the most frustrating. The prior two however blamed Spectrum. I no longer think they are the culprit. I have read a couple of posts that Eero Secure could be causing this issue.
I have four other Eero networks around the country for older relatives. One has complained of the same issue but none are really going to notice like I am. I use a VoIP phone and work from home and am constantly on the network, so it's not a good thing for me.
Appreciate any other insight.
I've had several eero support email exchanges over the past couple weeks also. I was first asked to replace my cable modem since it was really old. So I replaced my cable modem, but it didn't fix the issue. I was then asked to swap my two eero pro to see if the other unit functioned better as the gateway. So I swapped my two eero pros, but it didn't fix the issue. I've been pinging my external ip address non-stop from my Macbook Pro which is on my eero pro wifi mesh. The ping results shows a few times per day where the ping fails for up to a 2hr period due to "ping: sendto: Network is down", "ping:sendto: No route to host", or "Request timeout for icmp_seq ###" errors.
I received a new eero support email this morning saying he reached out to the next level of support and they both determined that there is definitely a possibility that the eero may be having problems and they want to look into it, but it doesn't appear related to the loss of internet. In order to properly troubleshoot the eeros, they first want the upstream issue fixed by Comcast so they can separate the problems.
This doesn't make sense to me given the issue happens daily so it would be ideal to debug right now. If Comcast changes something and the issue happens much less frequently, then it will be a nightmare to debug. My suspicion is something happened in 3.17 firmware which makes eero handle internet losses less gracefully so that wireless devices can't recover without a mesh restart or device reboot.
So now I get to go deal with Comcast support to see why my internet connection goes down a few times a day... while my eero pros continue to flake out due to what appears to be an unrelated issue... sighhhhhhhhhhh... :(
Same experience for me. After quite literally years of rock solid network stability in the last several months I'm having what I would describe as periodic network "freezes" for a few minutes at a time. It was really bad at first. But recently it's not quite as frequent but still a significant issue. Typically I notice when this happens because I get a notification and email that my Ring Alarm is on cellular backup and then 2-3 minutes later I get another stating that it is back online. But it's not just that device that stops working. In fact, I can specify exactly when it started happening for me:
Nov. 2016 - Eero purchase. Rock solid stability. A truly "set it and forget it" experience.
Oct. 2018 - Ring Alarm purchase. Still having rock solid stability until .....
Sept. 2019 - eeroOS v3.15.1-1 and eeroOS v3.16.0-323 released. 11 Ring Alarm network disconnections.
Oct. 2019 - eeroOS v3.16.1-1 and eeroOS v3.17.0-534 released. 15 Ring Alarm network disconnections.
Nov. 2019 - 4 Ring Alarm network disconnections.
Dec. 2019 - 7 Ring Alarm network disconnections.
Jan. 2020 - 6 Ring Alarm network disconnections. So far ....
So it's definitely not fixed. I contacted Eero Support back in Oct. 2019. They said the gateway Eero was staying connected but the satellite Eeros were disconnecting. They suggested I do a Soft Reset of the entire network which I did to no avail. As someone earlier said "Things seem to be going downhill since Amazon took over ...".
Downloaded 3.18 today; our whole house is done. 4 of the 7 eeros no longer connect. I removed and reinstalled them, and they are now still trying to connect (connecting). Further, the app shows internet is active, but I can't login into anything on the web (writing from LTE right now). This is a mess.
I updated my two eero Pros with 3.18. I didn't have any issues after the update and all my devices were able to connect to the internet. I'm running ping for 24hrs to see if the issue still happens. I'm not that hopeful given eero support told me there was a good possibility that something was wrong, but they couldn't start to troubleshoot it until I had Comcast fix my occasional internet connectivity issue. But perhaps they miraculously fixed a related bug which was causing our connectivity issues... one can dream! :)
3.18 update for me has been nothing but trouble. My eero network (pre 3.18) has been stable for months, and along comes this steaming pile of garbage.
After a reboot, things initially seem good, then blammo! every 10 minutes or so I encounter about a 20 second network outage. Very upsetting. Since the update, the LED light on the gateway stays solid white, indicating all is well, but my lack of connectivity (both WiFi and hard-wired) says otherwise.
Tonight, however, I noticed a couple of occurrences of the gateway having flashing white light, so I decided to switch the units around and make a different node the gateway. Of course it did not help, after no more than 10 minutes or so there was that dreaded 20 seconds of network outage (solid white light). So I got to go through the whole 'delete network' and recreate it from scratch rig-a-marole for zero benefit.
Tomorrow I'll go and dig out the Orbi's I have in the closet and see if their firmware has gotten better since I got eero, because eero's firmware has definitely gotten worse.
I would like to add my 2 cents into this thread as well. I have a 7 eero system made up of all original A010001 units. Five of these eeros are hardwired and 2 are wireless. I have been using this setup for at least 3 years now and had come to rely on it. However, since the recent updates I also notice many similar issues to what people are posting in this thread. I also use comcast. I also updated my modem recently because of the disconnects. Currently, I am using a SB8200 modem with 600/15 service. The random disconnects have not stopped but seem to be less with the 3.18 update.
What is really bothering me is a specific issue with port forwarding. I have a number of forwards setup, nothing crazy just 4 forwards to a workstation that I leave on all the time. I connect to this system from work on a regular basis via a couple of services that I have the ports forwarded to this system. The port forwarding on the eeros is not working for more than 48 hours since these updates (I am not sure which update, specifically, but it started with the new user interface on IOS).
The only way that I can get the forwards to start to work is to reboot the eeros. This is where the disaster happens every time. It used to be that I could run the software reboot of the system and a minute or two later all the eeros were back online. That is definitely NOT the case anymore.
It is rare that the software reboot is actually successful to reboot all the eeros and get them back in a working mesh. What usually happens is that a few of them come online and the rest sit idle with red light indicators on them. The really frustrating thing is that they kind of appear to work if they are wired, but if any wifi device tries to connect, it just fails. This has been a total disaster with 7 of these and how random it is.
I have tried removing various eeros and adding them back, but nothing really seems to help other than going to every eero and manually pulling the power cables out of each one and waiting 10-15 minutes. After this waiting period I plug the main eero connected to the cable modem in and subsequently add each eero manually one-by-one assuring it is able to mesh. This process takes me about one hour each time and is obviously not acceptable.
I am at a loss for how to solve this issue. I need my port forwarding to work, but I can not perform this manual reboot every 3 days.
I must apologize to Eero. It appears most of my problems were actually caused by Comcast/Infinity. I checked my settings for my Comcast modem/router and it looks like the router settings were somehow turned back on at a similar time as these updates.
Once I changed the settings so the Comcast modem was set only as a modem most of my issues have been resolved, and Eero is rather stable. It did take a few days for everything to work well again, but a few days later everything appears to be stable again.