Speed problems with beacons
We have used the eero system for a few months and have recently expanded to cover our 6500 sq ft office space (about 25 users and about 100 devices) with the following setup:
4x eero (two gen1 and two gen2)
2x beacons (gen2)
All the firmware is up to date and we use the eeros all in bridged mode as we have a firewall that leads to our internet connection.
The 3 of the 4 eeros are wired backhaul, one (gen2) is wireless mesh and, of course the beacons are wireless mesh.
Here's the problem. From time to time, the ping response times will rise quite high on the 3 mesh devices and then the wifi becomes unusable -- the users who rely on the mesh are then reporting the wifi down.
I've recently changed the config removing the 2 beacons and placing the 4th eero wired in range of the mesh users area. When I did that -- the wifi speed doubled and things became stable.
Is there any rhyme or reason to this experience?
I also feel like 4 eero devices isn't quite enough for the 100 or so wifi devices. Ideas?
There shouldn't be a problem mixing gen 1/gen 2. The 100 devices is where I think the problem lies and adding more eeros probably isn't the solution. Are one or two of the eeros handling the majority of the devices? I think you would be best served by reaching out to eero support so they can do some troubleshooting.
Frankly, I think you may need to look into getting a more robust system designed for business use--like Cisco Meraki or Ubiquiti.