EERO v6.0.4 dropping internet connection
Since my EERO 3-node mesh system was upgraded to v6.0.4, it is dropping offline for 30-120 seconds or more every 2-10 minutes. I am running Network Logger Pro on my Mac which does a Ping or HTTP header request every 20 seconds, so I can see the internet connection going down. I have have detailed error logs showing the dropped connection. This is not an ISP problem, since I can connect the Mac directly to the ISP and Network Logger Pro will show no dropped connection.
Thus far, I have unplugged the 3 EEROS and plugged them back in with no effect.
I disconnected one of the EEROs, still no effect.
It looks like I may have to go back to my old Netgear router to get reliable internet access.
I had the same problem. Do this might solve it.
1) Un-plug your eero’s for about 2 minutes.
2) plug them back starting with the gateway.
3) once they are all up, press the hard reset button on the gateway eero. Keep pressing it until you see the light yellow. Make sure not to over press it as it will reset all the settings if the light went red.
4) as soon as the light becomes yellow release and wait for the network to come back on. This might take few minutes.
this might solve the issue.
I am experiencing issues with drops and reconnects on my network. I just replaced some of my eero pro's on the network with the new eero pro 6. I was thinking that the issues were with the new eero pro 6 but now I am wondering if it is 6.0.4 software release. I happened to take that update at the same time that I installed these new eero pro 6. I hope that the support team takes a look at this as my kids are complaining to me multiple times a day about the network glitching and them having to reconnect. This needs to get resolved and our community needs your sustaining team's help to fix this. I am happy to work with anyone to figure out where the issues happen.
I'm crossing my fingers that the problem of internet connection failures is solved. Tyler Barrett from EERO suggested swapping my gateway EERO with one of the others, and after the system is running again doing a soft reset on the previous gateway EERO. Well, it seems to have worked so far. I've been running the Network Logger Pro, which alternates pings and sends http header requests every 20 seconds. No connection outages in over one hour. I'm going to let it run overnight before claiming success. However, I'm still puzzled as the cause of the problem.
Same story for me. I upgraded to the PRO 6 hoping it would stop the "dropouts" - and they are still here. I have a 1500 sq foot house with the pro6 as the main, a PRO as a beacon, and a second beacon. The EERO support team's suggestion...move the additional beacons further away. I can't...it's a 1500 sq foot house. Piss poor support for an expensive router, with ZERO real solutions, when clearly it's a common problem with their device.
This was my first experience with a mesh system. Netgear Nighthawk with an extender was my previous set up. The Eero Pro 6 was super easy to set up. This was 2 weeks ago. During those 2 weeks, I noticed it drop and quickly reconnect a few times, but thought no big deal. Yesterday though, it went offline and despite 2 hours on the phone with customer support, couldn't get even 1 of the 3 nodes to reboot/reconnect. Tech support decided it was my ISP, despite the fact that I could hardwire a PC to the modem and have internet, and reconnected my old Netgear router with no issues.
Submitted for a return of the Eero system today. :(
Is this common? I liked the speed and coverage the Eero system provided compared to the Netgear plus extender. Should I try buying it again, or switch to something else?
The old Netgear was having stability issues and connectivity was "lagging" for the kids playing online, to the point they were getting reported and kicked from the game. The modem and router are set up in the home office in the basement, with the extender in one of the kid's bedrooms (about 2500 sq ft). The Netgear setup provides ok coverage through the house and on the back porch. The Eero system provided a much better speed throughout the house, and coverage extended to the pool area and the pole barn ~75 feet from the house. We were happy happy, until it failed.
Advice on next steps? Try another Eero system? Something different? Thanks!
Ever since the last eero firmware update, various devices like Nest Protects, Wemo light switches and plugs, etc. are dropped off the network. The only way to get them back on is to reset the network. Never had this issue before the last firmware update. How can I go back to the previous one? Anyone else seeing this? I am on v 6.5.0.
Ever since the last eero firmware update, various devices like Nest Protects, Wemo light switches, and plugs, etc. are dropped off the network. The only way to get them back on is to reset the network. Never had this issue before the last firmware update. How can I go back to the previous one? Anyone else seeing this? PC Drivers
Honestly as of this point I feel that eero should do the responsible thing and roll back the update - very irresponsible decision on your part. While all the responses here and in blogs through out the web are pleading for this to be resolved all eero can respond with is to call. So then we call and wait, and wait, and wait - unbelievable. I, along with many, desperately need this resolved considering work remotely and am constantly having to use my cell phone to connect for meetings. Further more we are having to deal with connection issues preventing us from being able to do our jobs efficiently.
At this point I think I am going to leverage my skills, as a targeted campaign guru, to position eero in such a way that they will have to either fix the problem promptly or refund me for my investment in them. I believe this is where the beauty of the internet and social media can represent those of us that are being subjected to their poor decision making.
I just purchased a two pack eero pro6 (6.5.1) and I'm having the same issue. I live in a long narrow 1,500sqft apartment.
I've tried moving both access points to different locations but it hasn't helped.
I get random connection drops and extreme slowdowns constantly.
It's not my ISP because this wasn't happening with my old wifi router that I just replaced.
If this issue persists, I'll be sending it back in the next few days.
Same issue here that seems to have started before I upgraded to 6.5.1 (though I see 6.6.0 has been recently "pushed" to me: no release notes so assuming early release from Eero for troubleshooting purposes?). I feel like the issue is about 3 weeks old though could have been longer and I only pinpointed once I started trying to track the occasional "your Internet connection is unstable" notices from my web conference tools.
I tracked by running continuous ping (2 second interval) from multiple systems in my home and all experienced timeout at the same moment. Also at that moment, all Internet traffic was disrupted. I've swapped the Gateway Eero with others in the house so that each of the three has now been the Gateway at some point.
I've tried blocking all but the most essential devices from connecting (note that I've not added anything new so everything on my network has been on my network for over a year).
I've replaced the Eero with my 10 year old 802.11n router and the problem goes away.
I've connected directly to my cable modem with one computer and ran the same ping test and the problem goes away (tested for 16 hours straight).
I've dropped to a single active Eero and the problem persists.
I've connected to Ethernet on the single active Eero and the problem persists (though other items were still connected via wi-fi).
Here's what I see (RELIABLE_DESTINATION=whatever you want to ping that you expect reliably responds all the time):
548 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:07 EST 2021 64 bytes from RELIABLE_DESTINATION: icmp_seq=25169 ttl=53 time=191.986 ms
548 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:09 EST 2021 64 bytes from RELIABLE_DESTINATION: icmp_seq=25170 ttl=53 time=241.700 ms
548 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:13 EST 2021 Request timeout for icmp_seq 25171
549 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:15 EST 2021 Request timeout for icmp_seq 25172
550 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:17 EST 2021 Request timeout for icmp_seq 25173
551 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:17 EST 2021 64 bytes from RELIABLE_DESTINATION: icmp_seq=25174 ttl=53 time=51.782 ms
551 fails Sun Nov 21 07:02:19 EST 2021 64 bytes from RELIABLE_DESTINATION: icmp_seq=25175 ttl=53 time=125.526 ms
I'm tracking above using this bash command:
i=0; ping -i 2 -A RELIABLE_DESTINATION | while read pong; do echo "$i fails $(date) $pong"; [[ "$pong" == *"timeout"* ]] && let "i++"; done;
…so I'm counting both timeouts (551) and total attempts (25175 @ 2 second intervals). Above is after I rebooted all Eeros because it had progressed to 10-15 seconds down every 2-3 minutes. You see from above counts that's about 13 hrs and usual drop is about 3-5 timeouts so 551 ÷ 3(5) = 110-183 drop "sessions" over 13 hrs is about 1 "session" every 3-4 minutes.
I am told to expect replacement units. I think they are only wanting to replace two of the three so we'll see what, if anything, changes.
I started having issues with signal dropping a couple weeks but only on my laptop computer. Fire Stick, android phone, and Samsung tablet had no issues. I thought it might be anti virus and VPN settings. Switched anti virus and VPN software. Still had issue with signal dropping.
Figured out an apparent solution today. It appears the signal drop is browser specific and I'm not sure why. If I reboot my laptop and open Firefox the signal will keep dropping. If use Chrome the signal is stable. If I open Chrome and then Firefox, the Firefox browser wifi signal is stable. Not sure why there is an issue with Firefox????
I have Spectrum Internet. I started having random drops from the system after it was running steady no problems for over a year. Phone calls to both Spectrum and Eero resulted in it getting reconnected and then hours later it disconnects again. I had Spectrum tech out today to check every single thing. They replaced the modem, splitters, cords etc. everything on there end is solid so I can’t think it is anything but the Eero. I will call them tomorrow but here is what I suspect. The Eero wants to update to the new software but when it tries an error occurs and the whole thing disconnects. I have invested a lot of money in the Eero mesh system. I have a large 2 story house with a stone wall in the center. The original set up was done by a technician from Best Buy. I have 4 eero pros and three beacons. Is anyone else having issues with trying to update to 6.6 OS???
Running 6.6.0 and am still experiencing drops fairly consistently. The strange issue being exhibited now is that my private network drops frequently and I'm sometime unable to reconnect to it without bouncing my router Eero but can still connect to my guest network and have full internet despite my private being inaccessible.
This is just ridiculous… I have 8 Eero Pro 6 nodes and when it works, it’s great and shows full signal strength with all of them and all my IOT devices are happy, but then some of the nodes will go offline and then come back sporadically and ultimately I’ll need to restart the network. Why is this happening?
I’m seeing similar issues after a couple of years of good performance:
* Started with one of my 2 Amazon plugs regularly disconnecting (on and off for a couple of weeks)
* then all my Sonos speakers
* network completely down this AM
Eero not seeming as reliable as it once was. Doing all the usual things, restarting Eeros, restarting devices, updating firmware across all my devices.
*just looked at my app to see what Eero version I’m on and it looks like there’s another update ready to go (6.6.1). I swear I updated it recently, so hoping this patch will remedy things.
Seeing the same problems with 6.6.1-2 as well. It’s a pretty big pain point this occurred during holidays where guests are coming over and experiencing this from an eero device in my house too - not a good impression on eero’s stability.
I just noticed my gateway was always dropping and flashes a red light (causing all other devices connected to my switch to drop) but the hubs would be fine. I swapped the gateway with one of my hubs and testing this out now. Hopefully it works until a fix is pushed out.
This seems to be a busy topic over years! Promised an update and happy to catch up with all.
My experience has improved, perhaps not so much due to Eero but more outside circumstances. Had a rough go with the ISP's and the eero devices, but my main idea remained in tact: let the ISP's gateway manage all wired connections and the Eero system manage the wireless network (in bridge mode).
I changed ISP's from Xfinity/Comcast to ATT Fiber (which currently has the great advantage of parity speed between upload and download. Still have gig-speed service (they offer 300, 500, 1Gbs and even higher tiers).
Best thing is the reliability of the services provided. Next best thing is the reliability of the reliability of the Eero in this mode of operation. It seems to work seamlessly with the three systems (Pro 6 with current software version being updated through the units themselves. The third best thing is the fact that each of three units in my 2200sq. ft. home is connected back the router through a hard wired internet connection. This is by far the best way to operate this mesh network, by far.
Downsides. Warning: some of this following is a bit technical and deals with my specific experiences over about a year since first first posting. If you're unfamiliar with terms used, just know it takes a while to restore an eero system to operation as previously discussed in many posts. That said, here is eero-specific advice:
- You're still stuck with Eero's cumbersome app-based system. For instance when upgrading my network, when I was replacing the router/gateway, the Eero's couldn't simply come back to previous settings. The router network settings completely change IP addresses. They tried to and there in lies the problem, manual intervention is difficult at best, some cases impossible.
- Best advice, in advance of any physical router changes, power off all Eero's and after a new router is in place and working the way it's supposed to on wired connections, turn off the WiFi on your ISP's gateway, power the Eero's up one at a time starting from the the closest physical unit to the router and working back to the farthest away unit. This covers installations including those not getting a wired signal, using a WiFi interconnection scheme.
- You WILL need to re-power the Eero for it to figure out a new IP and bridge mode connection scheme.
- You MAY need to manual force it into bridge mode. You can configure the Eero to bridge mode. Despite a ton of bad advice from Eero first level support. It's the best way if your physical installation supports it.