Feature Request: Disable automatic daily speed tests

I have an Eero on my 1gbps/1gbps fiber. Daily speed test eats around 1-2 GB every day. 

Would be nice if there was a way to disable it.

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  • Hi  nicorusti

    Thanks for writing in and for your feature request. 

    I'm happy to share this with our team, however, 1-2 GB in data for speed test results sounds pretty high. The eero app will only run an automated speed test once a day—would you mind sharing a bit more with us in where the 1-2 GB in data being used is coming from? We'd be happy to take a look as that sounds unusually high for a single test.

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  • Thanks for your quick reply! I have a symmetrical gigabit connection. This means that speed test uses up to 120MB of data for each second test is running (for each up and download). Since test runs for some tens of seconds, it easily uses 1 or 2GB. A test on speedtest.net uses a similar volume of data.

    Some reasons to allow people to turn daily test off:

    • Whoever has >100Mbit/s broadband doesn't really see a difference. You don't care if your speed  today is 350 or 750 Mbit/s. It doesn't change anything even for a bandwidth-hungry user. 
    • Throughput to Eero servers varies a lot with routing and congestion.  Sometimes i get 800Mbit/s, sometimes 120.  
    • Test runs daily, but you don't really open Eero app every day to check results.
    • People with a data cap wouldn't be happy to waste  some GBs each month this way 
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  • Thanks for providing the insight to your use case,  nicorusti 👍

    I'm happy to provide it to our team. I'll be sure to update this thread should there be any updates regarding this request.

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  • Thanks!

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  • +1 on this. I have a data cap, and last month I went over my cap and had to pay extra. I have never surpassed my data cap and monitor my usage closely. But lo and behold, the EERO system does it automatically for some stupid reason, which added 50M x 31 to my cap. I only went over by 75MB. 

    Please allow users to disable the daily bandwidth speed tests. I don't need this to run daily in the background. I only want this to run when I actually want this to run. 

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  • Another +1 for this.  I have a 300GB limit and found that in December when I implemented Eero that my traffic usage for the month was ~200GB.  No one was present during the period so the only things connected to the network was the Eero units themselves, a thermostat and a smoke detector.  

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