Assign a device to a specific eero
I was recently going through my connected device list and noticed I have some of my devices connected to an eero which isn't the closest one to it. Wouldn't it make more sense to bind a device to a specific eero? For example, my Ring doorbell is maybe 10 - 15 feet from the closest eero but it is connected to one upstairs and further away. Not sure if that would cause a QoS kind of issue but for stationary devices I don't see them moving from one eero to another (Nest products, Amazon Echo, Ring doorbell, etc.)
I would rather the network dynamically figure this out without the user having to dictate which eero goes to which device--eero should actively choose the device with the strongest signal wrt it.
What's the status of this? We'd love to keep the computers on the floor below to stay on that eero and the ones (one tv) on the main floor to use the eero on the main floor.
The problem right now is two computers downstairs are using the eero upstairs and that takes away from our cliehts being able to use their devices and our tv we have in the lobby.
We really need to be able to assign devices rather than them assigning themselves. It just doesn't seem like a great use of the eero.
Count me in for a vote. Hopefully these guys track this stuff. No need to add any examples, because I am experiencing the same situations as users describe. I simply want the ability to specify that a specific device always connects to a specific EERO. Now if that connections fails, it can certainly connect to another EERO, and it if flagged that somehow in the mobile app, if you happen to check on it in the app, that would be ideal. Most importantly is the ability to have the option to associate a specific device with a specific EERO.
Jeff C. just wanted to validate that you have seen the level of interest in this feature... Thanks.
I also would like to see this implemented. I have some HDHomeruns that I use for the Channels App on various Apple TVs around the house and if those Apple TVs are not connected to the closest Eero, the stream gets pixelated -- when they are wired to the closest one, the stream is crystal clear.
I also have the same issue. Devices routinely switch between nodes which glitch things, particularly when things end up on a distant node. Here's a suggestion: Add a checkbox in the app for each node that when checked adds a second ssid. For example, I have eero1 and eero2 on a network call home. If I check the box for eero2 that node is available as home and home-2. If I have a fixed device close to that node, I simply link it to home-2 and it will never switch to other nodes. Seems like once you're on the node you can mesh the traffic just the same. Minor change to the app, presumably simple change on the device most home devices support multiple ssid (secure/guest) and nothing fancy on the client side.
Wow. Just wow. This thread speaks volumes about eero’s future.
Why is this not fixed yet?
Given the level of interest, complaining, and passion the eero community has for this feature, it’s embarrassing that seemingly nothing has been done.
To make matters worse, I cannot even trust the data in the eero app. Routinely, I’ll notice incorrect data, such as what AP a device is connected to. And even more alarming is the device detail page being incorrect. But let’s not bring up old fights we’ve had, honey.
Eero had a lot of promise. Unfortunately they are being left in the dust by companies with deeper pockets. Companies who are willing to invest in their users’ happiness.
I am sad to say that I am no longer recommending eero to friends, family, and colleagues.
From an NPS (net promoter score) perspective, I’m probably a 3.
It is not a product worth investing in for a home mesh network. Or even just a multi-AP based network.
Thanks for the memories, and pretty product packaging though. I’ll be selling my eeros in the near future.
The fact that this discussion has been going on for over a year clearly shows a lack of empathy by Eero.
Jeff C's solution is drab at best. They made their millions from us now they refuse to implement the simplest of requests. The most logical of solutions is being able too assign a device to a node end of story.
Do the right thing Eero. Do the right thing.
Every time this thread has a new post I check which Eero my Nest Hello is connected to. Shock and amazement that it’s now connected to the nearest Eero at 5GHz with full bars strength. So why would it ever switch to a different Eero at 2.4GHz?! Anyway, it’s working now. So everyone in the house please don’t move.
It is very important that our baby monitor stay connected to my WiFi. There is an eero 2 feet from her monitor, but it connects to the eero station furthest away from it, and won’t stay on the WiFi.
A) go buy three or four more eero’s Station and plug them all in my baby’s room.
B) send someone at eero an email to hear “thank you, for your email” “we’re working on a solution but we don’t know when we’ll have one”
C) wait until my child is old enough to not need a monitor.
D) return my eero
E) just give up & accept that eero delivers the exact same flawed WiFi as every other router.
F) find someone that handles product liability cases and show them an eero commercial
It may be that 2' is too close. I'd move that eero to an adjacent room, hallway.
As for the monitor disconnecting, I'd wonder if the problem is there in the monitor and not eero. My wifi connections since installation in 2 homes have been rock solid, and I'd hope that you'd have the same experience as well.
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