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Feature Request: Bandwidth Monitor

With Comcast and others adding bandwidth caps id love to get internal alerts since Comcast numbers are so out of whack. 

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  • I'm actively looking for an eero replacement unfortunately. I've had my 4 unit eero pro mesh system for 1.5 years and it's been extremely reliable and a very good performer in our large home. However, the lack of this feature AND more importantly, the lack of communication from eero about the status of this feature is what's motivated my search. Without this capability we are flying blind in management of our network. That's unacceptable.

    I thought eero may have been cash strapped and that is what was hindering development. So when Amazon bought them I was actually hopeful that we'd see the feature implemented sooner rather than later. But it hasn't been and we've heard nothing. Very disappointing. 

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      • 1 mth ago
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      Mgreer316 Agreed!  If you find a good solution that is NOT Google, please post here and let us know.  

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      • carter
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      Mgreer316 I, like you, was happy with the performance of my Eero pro mesh network in my home for 1.5 years.  I had to have this feature and switched to the current Google Mesh Wifi system 2 months ago.  My performance has been excellent (as good as or better than with Eero) and I have the detailed usage that I need over an hour, day, week or month by device.

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      • Jason
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      Mgreer316 I contacted eero on Twitter a little while ago and they responded with this:

      Thanks for checking in with us. I'm happy to confirm that a bandwidth monitor is still something we're actively exploring, but I'm not able to speculate on when it may become a full-fledged feature. We appreciate the interest, and we'll announce any new features!

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      • Jason
      • Jason.2
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      carter Are you using Google's new Nest WiFi mesh stuff or their older models?

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      • Mgreer316
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      Jason "actively exploring"? That sounds like what they said 2 years ago. It should be more like "actively developing". 

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      • Jason
      • Jason.2
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      Mgreer316 I agree. Their response wasn't very reassuring - I wish I could switch to a different product but it's far past the return date and we don't really want to spend another 500 bucks on more routers

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      • Jason
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      carter Oh ok so that's the older one
      I wonder if the newer models are even better

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      Jason The google system is 1/2 the price and doesn't require an annual subscription.

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      • Jason
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      carter The Nest version doesn't require an annual subscription either unless you're talking about the eeros. Nest WiFi is just the rename of Google's new WiFi nodes

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      • carter
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      Jason when I mentioned the annual subscription, I was referring to eero

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      • Mgreer316
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      carter eero doesn't require an annual subscription either. I had the subscription for a year but found no value in it for me. So I canceled it. Now if they offered bandwidth monitoring at the device level in a subscription I'd subscribe as that would be worth it to me. 

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      • Jason
      • Jason.2
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      Mgreer316 at that point I'd rather pay xfinity $50/month for unlimited data than eero $10/month just to see what's using what

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      • Mgreer316
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      Jason As of right now, I have unlimited data from Comcast. But that doesn't mean they couldn't change it at any time. So I still want to know what my monthly data consumption is at the device level. 

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  • Given that they've been looking at this for over three years, isn't it time for them to admit the only way it'll get implemented is on a new version of the hardware and will not be backward compatible?

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      • Mgreer316
      • Mgreer316
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      YetAnotherUserName It's time for them to make some sort of unambiguous definitive statement. Either it is definitely coming soon, or sorry, we can't make this work with the current hardware. 

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      • Jason
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      YetAnotherUserName it should work just fine on any hardware since all it really needs is a software update that can track it all

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  • There was a comment in reddit recently by an eero developer that this feature is coming "soon". After years of waiting, seems anti-climatic, but will be welcome "soon".

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    • MrDoh I think they meant to say "S-----o-----o-----n"

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  • I need this. Hitting our monthly cap and with 50 devices, it's hard to figure out which one is to blame.

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  • Also subject to Xfinity data cap. I’ve pretty much given up on Eero ever rolling this out and will be switching back to Google solely due to the lack of this feature. Such a no brainer I didn’t even think to check the functionality prior to purchasing. Unbelievable.

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  • What is the current status on this request?

    It seems Eero has gone backwards in this respect. Instead of showing network use for every host entry, you now have to go into the details of each host to see what it's doing. This is frustrating when trying to track down usage.

    We should be able to monitor both in network and WAN (Internet) usage per host, in one screen that lists all hosts sorted by largest bandwidth usage.

    Going one step further, would like to see the history of usage over a few days.

    One step beyond that would be able to show bandwidth based on destination so we can answer the question "what service is driving my usage so high?" Is it Netflix, Backblaze, Amazon Prime, etc.?

    The problem many are trying to solve is trying to keep below their ISP data cap. Without visibility into usage data it's difficult to figure out what is taking the bandwidth.

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