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.)
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.
+1 for this feature request. We recently moved to a new house with 4 floors (finished basement to attic). We put the main unit on the 2nd floor, and another unit on each floor in different places in the house. I have a device on the attic level that is ignoring the eero in the same room and connecting to the basement eero. This is nuts. Of course that device doesn't work well. I'm going to remove eeros and try to go with two units in hopes of making things work better. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add this feature, it is so needed. I'm starting to shop for a new system already.
Adding my +1. Periodically one or two of my Sonos speakers will connect to a different Eero than the others which are configured as a surround-sound system. Unfortunately, this seems to prevent the speakers from consistently working with Sonos' app. I've contacted Sonos and Eero's support teams multiple times about this and it turns out that the only way for me to temporarily resolve the issue is to unplug each Sonos speaker and Eero and reconnect them. It's not the end of the world, but it's also not ideal. It would be nice if I could just assign the speakers to the eero in my living room.
Come on, Eero - let's get this fixed already! How many more user testimonials do you need to make it a priority?
I recently purchased 2 3-pack eero Pros for my 3,000 sqft home. It's overkill, but that's me. I find this product to be absolutely amazing and am recommending it to my family, friends, and console gamer buddies. Initially, I had the same issue with strange connections to distant eero units and was trying to figure out how to assign devices to specific eero. Was there an update overnight? This morning, my devices are hoping around to the most appropriate eero locations. That make me very happy!
+1 yes please - I have stationary devices that seem to move to beacons that are further away when there is one just steps away.
This seems like a very popular request. I too would like to see this so my ring.com camera will connect to the appropriate beacon rather than the eero in the house. I have 3 eero systems at 3 different vacation rentals and they are great but the ring.com cameras outside seem to want to connect to the furthest away eero and it drives me nuts especially when the video surveillance is important.
I'm going to add to this request. My specific use case is for security equipment (Ring & IP cameras), Rokus and Sonos, all of which are stationary. I'll add also that Eero is not perfect at choosing which station to connect to, and it's helpful to be able to override. Ideally, the feature would let me override, until Eero found a better connection. I'm guessing that this is data that Eero could use to get smarter about optimizing which device to connect to.
From a strictly technical perspective, the devices pick the access point, not the other way around. That said, there is a *LOT* that the APs can do to influence this, up to and including refusing a connection. So in practice the APs can strongly influence which AP is used by a device.
The eero system since it’s one mesh system should have the ability to assign a device to a particular AP. In other words it should be smart enough to “Block it from other eeros or beacons if you “assign” a device to a particular especially since you can’t tell a device where to connect. Eero come on help please!!!
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