Scheduled Updates

If I have business meeting or calls it can be frustrating to have the eeros update themselves and me lose access to the internet.  I would like to be able to set a time that works for me during which they can update themselves to avoid this automatic updating interrupting my business needs or my wifi experience. 

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  • eeroOS: v6.1.1-14 - Released January 8, 2020. Be prepared for a network interruption in coming days or perform your update manually at a time convenient for you.   

  • Just bought my eero and now considering returning it before opening it as this is just non sense I dont want to deal with. I read that the Google mesh system also does this auto update bull crap. Has anyone found a mesh router brand that isn't so annoying for it's users?

      • crssho
      • crssho
      • 3 wk ago
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      crssho For the record, it appears that the auto update option is optional for Netgear and Linksys mesh router systems. If anyone else if like me and wants to ensure the have full control of when their internet just turns off and resets. 

  • The older google didnt have the auto-update. But seriously, with all the mesh I tried, this is still my favorite one overall. The google one has some problem for gaming. And I tried 2 Netgear that didnt stop losing connection somehow. 

  • eeroOS: v6.1.2-20 Released February 11, 2021 (System stability). Expect a network interruption in coming days or perform your update manually at a time convenient for you.

  • I agree that this should be a feature at the top of the list. I could care less if I can connect the network to my echo devices for voice control. We were down for 25 minutes today because of the update and my kids are doing remote learning because of the weather. They were right in the middle of assignments. If I could pick a schedule of 2 AM, that would really be great! I'm really considering going back to a regular wi-fi router. And being a network engineer, this is sad because I think this tech is pretty cool... Let's get going on this feature! 

  • Totally agree with this. We use webcams to monitor our 5yo and 1yo children in their bedrooms during the night. This is particularly important for the 5yo as he has severe learning disabilities and doesn’t sleep well. The updates cause the webcams to loose connection, they don’t reconnect after the update and we then have no sight or sound of our son and wake up in the morning oblivious to his night time activity. 

    I’m very surprised that the option of manual updates has not been available all along. 

  • I ended up returning all my Eero devices and getting the Linksys 9600 mesh router. You can add Linksys velop mesh components if needed. The lone 9600 covers as much area as 5 Eero devices without the software upgrade headaches...

  • This has been a problem for years. The router will reboot and update itself at any time without warning. Streaming a movie with your family? Time for an update! On an important video conferencing call for work? Time for an update! And by the way, these updates bring down your network for a solid 20 min. It’s incredibly disruptive and hostile to us, the customers. This thread is literally years old and full of excuses. I’m done with this product. 

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