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Slow speed with gigabit and eero 6 pros

Current set up is gigabit modem/router combo in bridge mode connected to eero 6 pro gateway, also have 3 other eero 6 pros in house connected wirelessly on different floors and 2 eero pros, one in garage and one on back porch.  Cannot get anywhere near the gigabit speed that the app shows from the modem (940 down, 400 up).  The max I can get on wifi is usually 50-100 on any number of devices including iPhone 12 pro.  Wired connections to Apple TV or computers connected to peripheral 6 pros ranges from 25-100 down, if lucky.  I have restarted and reset everything multiple times including rebuilding the network, always ends about the same.  This is similar if not slower than I was getting on just eero pros alone previously.  Suggestions?

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  • What's the square footage of your home?

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      • rymccart
      • rymccart
      • 9 mths ago
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      4200

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  • Hey rymccart thanks for reaching out- I would love to help you get this issue resolved. I went ahead and sent you a DM.

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      • GRAYGOOSE
      • GRAYGOOSE
      • 8 mths ago
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      StarTeck7 wanna help me out too?

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      • Azndude
      • Azndude
      • 3 mths ago
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      StarTeck7 what was the resolution for the problem because I have the same problem. Thanks.

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  • I am having very similar issues. Brand new setup. Gig modem. 6 eero 6 pros all hard wired. 100-110 devices. 6500 sq feet. Hardwired devices get 400mbps. Wireless get 80-100. Speed test shows 940 down 40 up. Very disappointed with speeds, lack of desktop interface and inconsistency in activity reporting. Have a few more weeks to return product but would prefer to work through issues. Can someone contact me pls. 

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  • having similar issue. connected 900up and down, 5 feet away wireless: 270down, 204up.

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  • rymccart, did you get a resolution to this issue? I am having the same issue. I have two eero pros online with three eero six pros. The new sixes get the exact same performance as the previous gen. I have gig internet as well and all eeros are hardwired. I would have expected that my wifi 6 devices I connected to them would have gotten at least 500MB of speed. Things feel sluggish on the network so hoping the support team shared something with you. 

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  • Just got three eero pro 6’s and I am too having the same issue. Little bummed about dropping $600 + to be getting the same internet speed as my 2nd generation eero’s. Plus I was only running 1 for my house, now three with these bad boys and same same. Please help! 

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  • I'm running into the same issue. Any luck with how to fix?

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      • GRAYGOOSE
      • GRAYGOOSE
      • 8 mths ago
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      I called eero and the guy told me they will not do 1 gig. He said it’s like your cars speedometer, it shows 180 but won’t do that speed. I returned my system and got my money back. He told me it’s only advertising, nothing more. 

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    • GRAYGOOSE Hey there! Thanks for letting us know about this experience you had. I'd like to look into it further to make sure we have exhausted all our options to improve those speeds. I am sending you a message. Respond to me there and I'll be happy to move forward.

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      • GRAYGOOSE
      • GRAYGOOSE
      • 7 mths ago
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      Evan (eero support) 

      I replied to your message but never got a response....

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  • I am having the same speeds, I have 2 eero pro 6 hard wired and 1 wireless.  1 gig service with 2-300 speeds.  It must be a set up issue.  Can someone contact me?

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  • I was getting ~80mbps via WiFi and even when hardwired directly to the eero pro 6. Returned the eero and purchased the Netgear Orbi. Now WiFi download speeds are around 550mbps and hardwired I've gotten up to 850-900mbps.

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  • Same issue...600 mps download wired to my modem, 300 mps wireless through my modem, 175 most wireless via eero pro 6.  1,400 Sq. Foot condo. What gives?

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  • I had the same issue. The fix is this. Go to your Eero app > click the Discover tab (3rd button on the bottom from left to right) > click Eero Labs (beta) > enable Band Steering. 

     

    The problem is the Eero Pro is apparently putting all devices on 2.4ghz instead of the 5ghz channels. 

     

    Hope this helps.

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    • Mightymorphinchris Thanks!  That worked!

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  • Same issue as everyone else (eero 6).
     

    I have 5 extenders (2200 Sq ft).

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  • Thank you.

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  • The band steering suggestion seemed to help with wifi but still not getting anywhere close to a gig (maybe half that with band steering on). What’s even more upsetting is that my hardwired machine on the primary eero isn’t even getting more than 500 Mbps. I could easily get 800/900 on that machine with the gateway thing I was renting from Comcast. 
     

    I just hooked up the eeros today so I won’t give up yet but would love to get some help/advice from anyone who’s figured something out. Definitely should be getting close to a gig with Ethernet so don’t understand what the issue is with that. 

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      • Guillscala
      • Guillscala
      • 7 mths ago
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      This is the reply I received after emailing:

       

      Thank you for reaching out to eero for technical support! According to your email, you have slow speeds on your eeros aside from the base. Wifi is usually cut in about half. So, according to your incoming speed of around 450 mbps, your main would be getting that hardwired to the modem and would be broadcasting about 200-300mbps on wifi. Next, your eero closest to it would be getting half of that so about 100-200mbps in optimum topology. And so on from there. So, your speeds are to be expected. Here is an article about this: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-normal-for-a-WiFi-modem-connection-to-give-half-the-download-speed-of-a-wired-connection

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      • wertyu
      • wertyu
      • 7 mths ago
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      Update: my hardwired machine is getting 929 down and 40+ up this morning (what I would expect), so maybe there was just a lot of traffic on Comcast on a Sunday night. If these speeds hold (with the band steering turned on), I will feel like I'm getting what I paid $600 for, which is great!

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      • Zone99
      • Zone99
      • 3 wk ago
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      Guillscala So if I read that right, then there's no hope of my 'next eero closest' getting anywhere close to what my router is capable of doing.  Ok, I can accept that. 

       

      What I can't accept is that I should expect that the 'next eero closest' is going to get half of what the base eero is and then the next one gets half of that.  That's not how a mesh network works. 

       

      My internet is 1Gbps.  Sitting right next to my eero base, I get ~200-240mbps (eero, not eero pro) and then I'm getting around 60Mbps from the next closest eero unit and 50Mbps from the other.  One unit is in a room that's pretty much on top of the base unit room and the other is in a room that's about 50 ft away.  

      They should be getting far better bandwidth and the two units should NOT be halving the bandwidth they get from each other.  It's a mesh...it's supposed to be close to the same within that mesh and I should get the same with the same device in either connection (all other things being equal).  

       

      In other words, even if you take into account the article you stated, my bandwidth should only be cut if there are two machines connected at the same time and active at the same time no matter where I am in my mesh.  

      The eero (non pro) is supposed to provide 500Mbps of bandwidth isn't it?  That says to me that 250Mbps at the base is unacceptable.  By the article you describe, I should have close to 500Mbps and 250 elsewhere.

       

      Honeslty, my old netgear base units worked better.

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    • Hello Zone99 ,

      While we have seen standard eeros get up to 550 Mbps over WiFi, these were maximum speeds we have tested in ideal conditions. Most networks are competing with multiple devices, noise and material that degrade the signal, and fighting through congestion on the radio waves/channels they use. Most customers will get 200-250Mbps over WiFi from a standard eero setup as the Gateway if their internet speeds support those speeds. So the speeds you are seeing at your Gateway, over WiFi, are normal and within the expected range.

      I have found that one of the primary causes of speed degradation is due to eero placement. We recommend that eeros be placed between 35-45ft away from any other eero. I have seen eero networks that are too close or to far away cause various behavioral problems. Take a look at our placement article I have linked below and make sure that your eeros are not placed in areas where you could have interference from the environment as well.

      https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/207897393-Where-should-I-place-my-eeros-#:~:text=For%20a%20quick%20and%20easy,eeros%20out%20around%20your%20home.

      After checking the placement, if you are still experiencing difficulties give our support a call so we can take a look at the network and offer some more troubleshooting steps based off your network's settings.

      https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/207376426-How-do-I-contact-eero-support-

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  • I’m having nearly identical issues as you, word for word.  Same gig internet, testing high on modem, yet getting 25-100 MAX WiFi speed.  Sometimes it even drops as low as 5-10.  It’s been happening for months, and I can’t figure it out. Driving me nuts.  I waited for the eero 6 pro to come out thinking I’d be getting the newest / best hardware, and been nothing but problems.  

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      • wertyu
      • wertyu
      • 6 mths ago
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      See what you get on a device that’s connected to the primary eero (i.e. the one connected to your modem). Also make sure you turn on band steering. 

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  • reading through all those posts here, it's interesting how everybody just talks about the square footage of their  homes and completely ignores that every of those cases are different. Every house has different factors, like for example what walls do you guys have: Plaster, Stucco or Sheetrock? How many bathrooms? {bathrooms are tiled, some with even granite), What do you use for heating the house? etc. All those vectors are important for installing wifi :) Do you live in a highly congested area in the city or do live off the land? PM me if you have questions :) 

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  • Fixing most home Wi-Fi problems doesn’t have to cost a lot. A basic mesh system can provide reliable Wi-Fi coverage in jcpenney kiosk most homes without costing more than $250. If the speeds you’re getting from your ISP are 300Mbps or less, there’s no real need to buy anything more.

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  • Try and Upgrade all your Ethernet cables to Cat 6 with specific emphasis on the Eero connected to your modem and network switches/backhauls. That dramatically improved all my hardwired and Wi-Fi download speeds averaging +50% boosts. Cat 5e patch cables are very common but they top out at 1Gb/s, versus 10 Gb/s for Cat 6, and if they aren’t perfect quality (none of mine were) they will dramatically decrease your peak DL speeds. I focus mainly on download speeds because the majority of us have asymmetric Internet connections. The Ethernet ports on our Eero Pros are in theory max 1 Gb/s and they’re connected to our Gb/s+ modems but reaching 1Gb/s, and above, download speeds isn’t physically possible because of throughput “overhead” limitations which prevents all devices from reaching their “theoretical” max speed limits. I believe the Pro and the Pro 6 have identical Ethernet ports, but my new Pro 6 will be here tomorrow when I’ll be able to confirm or deny that. I’m currently maxing out at 949Mb/s download with my Eero Pro 2nd Gen via the Eero app’s internet speed test. My Wi-Fi speeds max out near 600 Mb/s and my wired devices max out around 850 Mb/s when IVO my wired backhauled Eero “satellite” routers. I use Motorola “MOCA” Ethernet adapters to accomplish my Eero routers’ wired backhauls, MOCA uses cable tv coax commonly found in a house’s existing cable tv wiring as Ethernet cables, and these adapters max at 1Gb/s “theoretically”. My wireless backhaul Eeros average 300Mb/s Wi-Fi DLs. Haven’t tested wired DL speeds at my Eero gateway Router, that’s physically connected to the modem and a MOCA adapter, because both ports are occupied. So beyond all the tech speak I’ll make it simple: First, I highly recommend upgrading all of your Ethernet cables to Cat 6 as that can only help you and not hurt you provided you’re using good quality cables. Secondly, seriously make an effort for wired backhaul connections between your Eero routers as that alone boosted my network speeds by a minimum of 100% as I physically discovered. Good Luck

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    • Confirmed. Eero Pro and Pro 6 have same 1 Gb/s Ethernet ports. I also discovered that “less is more” in the sense that fewer Eero routers in proximity of each other drastically increased my download speeds. Especially removing non wired backhaul Eeros from my network, and only using my wired Eeros with updated strategically placed router placement. Mixing and matching wired and wireless Eeros had major negative impacts on my network download speeds. In an attempt to expand the Wi-Fi range of my network to my yards I inadvertently reduced my network speeds by 100% by adding wireless Eeros to the outskirts of my house’s perimeter. My new Wi-Fi DL speeds with me Two Eero Pro 6s installed in my single story ranch floor plan house are 550-750Mb/s in my common rooms/bedrooms, Laundry room near 400Mb/s and my wide attached backyard patio 450-500 Mb/s. If you want to maximize your Eero Wi-Fi performance to function at the rated speeds you paid for then I’d suggest following my network designs.

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    • After implementing my new network layout I am achieving the promised speeds and performance that Eero has publicized for their products. I am VERY happy with the results of a lot of hard work and network sleuthing to squeeze out every dime I spent on Eero’s amazing industry leading products.

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    • oh yeah my Pro 6 placements are one in the Den, which is a centralized location, and the other is in my master bedroom at the edge of my house adjacent to two other bedrooms.

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    • Jamesshire oh yeah!!! This is critical: Eero placement shouldn’t be higher than your hip joint when standing. When I had my eero placed up high 6ft parallel to my head with no obstructions my Eero seriously underperformed versus a hip high placement IVO my flat screen and sound-bar. Higher placement is not better. This isn’t a CB or TV antenna where height matters. I’d suggest aligning your Eero’s resting height location to be at the same level of your cell phone when using it and sitting on your couch for example.

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