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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.)

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  • I have this problem as well. My Samsung TV gets connected to eero in the bedroom instead of the one in the hallway which is closer. I guess I am experience this more as both of my eero devices are too close to each other, but I have no other choice but to use more than one as my Wifi powerboards in the bedroom won't talk back to the Wifi router more than certain distance. It would have been a lot easier if I could assign certain devices or all devices part of a profile to always connect to specific eero devices

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  • I just bought a extender and was looking for a solution for my ring camera. Now i am thinking of returning it  back to amazon as i can not connect my ring doorbell camera. it stays connected to the main eero no matter what i do. My phone is right next to the main router but connects to the extender. Years of complaints and eero finest technicians cant solve the problem that 90 percent of your customers have a issue with nor care to even read about or can because there are so many of the same comments over and over again. i just read these comments for a hour hoping to find a solution. but just saw disappointment after disappointment

    PLEASE FIX THIS EVERYONE IS PRETTY MUCH BEGGING YOU AT THIS POINT WORD OF MOUTH WILL CATCH UP EVENTUALLY. YEARS OF COMPLAINTS GUYS COME ON. IF YOU WILL NEVER OFFER A SOLUTION TELL US SO WE CAN MOVE ON INSTEAD OF LEADING US ON WITH VAGUE RESPONSES.

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    • @Doung140,      I second that!  

      PLEASE FIX THIS EVERYONE IS PRETTY MUCH BEGGING YOU AT THIS POINT WORD OF MOUTH WILL CATCH UP EVENTUALLY. YEARS OF COMPLAINTS GUYS COME ON. IF YOU WILL NEVER OFFER A SOLUTION TELL US SO WE CAN MOVE ON INSTEAD OF LEADING US ON WITH VAGUE RESPONSES

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  • Bump! Can we please make this a priority feature? 

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  • Any status update for this issue? It's a very basic ask specially in this modern network mesh times.

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  • I didn't initially have this problem, but it has recently become regular and made even surfing the internet untenable. My desktop is in a basement with an eero beacon ~7 ft away without obstruction, but my desktop is constantly jumping between that beacon and another two stories above. The weaker 2.4 Ghz signal is bad, but the constant loss of signal and "change of network" detected by sites and services is debilitating. No devices have been added to the network in between it working as intended and the bug appearing.

     

    In addition to disconnecting/reconnecting, restarting the desktop, beacon resets, eero network resets, and modem + network resets, I've repositioned the upstairs beacon, activated/deactivated Client Steering, and adjusted my WiFi adapter settings. Other static devices without dedicated IPs are not experiencing the problem. One other device with a dedicated IP is experiencing the same problem, two stories above next to the other beacon. Other static devices with a dedicated IP are not experiencing this problem.

     

    I realize that after 4 years and a new generation of products I'm just yelling into the void about this and don't ever expect to see this issue resolved with an update. For the next generation, please consider adding just one ethernet port to the beacons, as it would make solving this problem cheap and easy.

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      • andybee113
      • andybee113
      • 3 mths ago
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      Sn0wlfake This definitely doesn't solve your problem, but there are offers for you to trade in a device and get a new one for a lower price. You could trade in the beacon and get a new $69 eero wifi router (the small ones with the Ethernet port). Your comment and many others here make me think that Eeros are less future-proof than I was expecting them to be when I invested in the system early on.

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      • Sn0wlfake
      • Sn0wlfake
      • 3 mths ago
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      andybee113 Thanks for the info, I'll take a look

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  • 5 years and still nothing ? Eero team- you should be ashamed ! 
    I was really happy and optimistic about Eerro ,  but my PC is connecting to extender that is 5m from PC giving me max 6MB/s download , meanwhile while connected to eero 6 (main router 9m from PC) i got full speed of 28MB/s ! Huge difference, but im not able to assign my PC to main router and enjoy full speed of my internet!  Have to keep resetting extender so PC is getting connected with main router.

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  • I've given up. I have 4 Eero 6 Pros for sale if anyone is interested. I have moved to Ubiquiti Unifi and very happy for it.

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  • Same issue here, I want to ensure that only stuff in my office connects to my office Eero, not all the stuff in the kitchen upstairs!

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  • I have the same issue where my Harmony remote hub connects to a very remote eero and barely works.  Will get a closer one after I reboot it but a pain.  Need to assign to the one that is 20 feet away.  Upgraded to eero 6 and still same issue. 

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