Please add the ability to fully control the bands (2.4 and 5 GHz)

This has been an ongoing issue for years and has only become more prominent. I think most would agree that the 2.4 GHz band is long past its prime and is pretty much only used for IOT devices these days. I find it very annoying when eero suddenly switches me from a 5 GHz ultra high-speed connection to a terribly slow 2.4 GHz link. The whole point of using mesh technology is to spread the signal around your home so who cares about the reduced range of the 5 GHz spectrum?? Give me the option of separating the bands and if I need more nodes I will buy them. I would rather have fast 5 GHz network coverage that requires 5 nodes than a painfully slow 2.4 that only needs 3. By all means, default to the status quo for the people who have no interest or tech skills. But please give the rest of us the option to separate the bands. Everyone else does this. Before switching to eero I used the TP-Link Deco mesh system. Out of the box it was configured to "intelligently" manage the band each device was given. Since that never works well, I was able to change the settings to separate the bands. I turned off the 2.4 GHz for my main network and disabled the 5 GHz on my guest network (for my IOT devices). That way, if you have a device you want on 2.4 use that network, otherwise everything else will always stay connected to the fast 5 GHz network. I am a software engineer and cannot see how this would be difficult to implement.

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  • Just to add, my house has 3 floors and I have an eero 6+ node on each floor. The "intelligent" band assignment works so poorly that it currently has the Fire TV 4K in the basement, which is 6 inches from the basement eero node, connected to the eero node on the top floor via 2.4 GHz! So, in its wisdom, the eero system decided not to connect it to the node that is 6 inches away, not even the node that is one floor above, but in fact, has connected it to the node 2 floors above! If I was able to turn the 2.4 GHz band off, this would not happen and my Fire TV would get a good, fast connection instead of the terrible one it has now. I have become an Amazon fan with lots of their devices but this is really causing me concern. Probably going to return the eero system and go back to the TP-Link products.

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