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.
I don't have any expectation that Eero will add this feature for existing customers. It doesn't benefit them financially to spend the time to develop this feature unless they can create additional revenue from it.
It's reasonable to assume that IF this feature is added, it'll become part of the Eero PLUS subscription service. Personally, I have no intention of paying a monthly service fee for my router.
My parents have asked me to install a better WiFi system in their home. I'm considering giving them my Eeros and buying something else for myself.
Does anyone have recommendations on other mesh systems? Preferably one with usage tracking? I'm currently looking at Google Wifi or Linksys Velop; But descriptions aren't clear if those options offer that feature.
imahawki I’ll offer you $5 each for your eeros.
I need one more Eero to reach to a back area of my house...but this lack of roadmap or communication from Eero on this "must have" (thanks, Comcast) feature means I'm not going to throw more money at Eero. Rather than buy a 4th Eero unit - I'm going to order Google WiFi and try it out. If it works at advertised I'll (sadly) be bailing out of Eero (after a lot of $$ spent)
no movement on this. I've waited too long - ordering google WiFi promptly. Too bad eero, you guys blew it.
This is super important to me. I didn't realize Eero didn't have this when I bought the setup. I have needed to be able to look and see what devices are using what amount of data a few times now.
Just joined so I could comment on this thread.
i needed to see what a couple of devices had used over the last month, so opened the app and looked for the bandwidth details - fully expecting that they would be there, it’s basic functionality of a router after all.
Then had to start googling, looking at this message board, and resorting to eero support to convince me that it really was missing.
Too costly a system to replace for this feature but should I win a lottery then I will.
I'm on the cusp of buying something new. Although, the Eero mesh wireless system has been working well otherwise, I just surpassed my Xfinity data cap again and am being charged for additional usage. I don't like the lack of ability to verify their stats.
I'm considering buying 1 Google Wifi. I can use that as the gateway device, with the Eeros providing the wireless mesh behind it (in bridge mode). That should provide the stats, while retaining the Eero's wireless reliability.
I just had to dig up my old Asus RT-AC68U and place it in front of my Eeros in bridge mode so that I could have any sort of insight of the traffic on my network. It is extremely disappointing that Eero has not implemented a feature available in most other consumer routers knowing that their customers have been asking for over a year.
In the off chance that any Eero employees have not abandoned this thread completely, this is the kind of insight that your customers on this thread are looking for. These are the analytics that my 4 year old ASUS router can provide me.
and anything new yet?
New user chiming in here. I just purchased an eero system and was super disappointed to find out that it does not keep track of data usage. I really need this feature for the same reason most everyone else here does. Cox is now charging us for overages. If this is not in the works then I may have to look at returning the set and going with something else like the google wifi or Linksys velop. Any news on development of this feature?
That would be great.
Especially if it is automated, like you just set your billing date, and it automatically resets every billing cycle
Created an account to emphatically say “me too”!
I’m a long time customer. I originally had four gen1 eeros and now have four gen2. I love the product and the updates (thank you for NAT hairpin).
I would even pay for eero plus if I could get data usage broken down by client device.
I just used one of my Comcast overage grace months and am on track to go over again this month :(
This got me motivated enough to start thinking out-of-the-box for a solution for monthly data monitoring and attribution.
I think I have a potential solution to this problem. It is great that the Eero app has instantaneous data view. If only there were a way to sample the instantaneous data that the Eero app displays then we could come up with a "potentially" reasonable estimate of the bandwidth used by each device.
I grabbed some network data from the Eero app to the server and it looks pretty easy to reverse engineer. I think I can make an app that will sample each devices instantaneous bandwidth and then be able to aggregate it on a monthly basis or probably even project an SNMP endpoint for that data. This way one of the common tools already mentioned in this thread could be used.
There looks like there are a few GitHub projects that have already reverse engineer the protocol at least to some level so that might make this even easier to develop. My preferred language for this will be either NodeJS or more likely GoLang so it is easy to run on pretty much all the most common platforms. I will see if I can work up a quick prototype and share it on GitHub and then I will report back. I wish there was a pre-made Postman collection for this. Maybe I can build one of those at the same time.
Wish me luck.
So 15 minutes with the protocol and this seems rather interesting:
This call "api-user.e2ro.com/2.2/networks/[NETWORK_ID]?" for some reason returns the Lat/Long of where the device is. The fact that Eeero needs that is odd. But this call "api-user.e2ro.com/2.2/networks/[NETWORK_ID]/guestnetwork?" (for instance) returns the network name and the password. So I guess someone who is able to access your eero account on the internet can easily get your network password and location of your device. I guess the saving grace is the geoIP is not overly accurate. If I find my home address returned in the data that would be a different story.
If it turns out the auth mechanism is easily hacked it seems like a fairly major security issue to me.
Anyway, security is not my focus at the moment but thought it was interesting (scary)...
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