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've had eero pros for a couple years and they perform great. However, now that I have Xfinity internet I too need per device bandwidth usage and can't wait for eero to add this feature. I am thinking of changing to Plume superpods for this functionality. Xfinity sells a white-label version of Plume's pods. Has anyone moved from eero to Plume? If so, how has the change worked out? Here is a nice article about Plume. https://arstechnica.com/features/2018/06/exclusive-plumes-new-superpod-hardware-is-here-and-its-fast/
I just purchased and installed this product. Love the product thus far except that it is missing a very important feature in historical bandwidth monitoring. Width bandwidth caps, knowing who/what device is using the bandwidth is vitally important.
I have read the thread and realize this topic is 2 years old but I hope they get this feature added soon. Without having this visibility, I may have to move to another product if I consistently go over my cap.
I hate to say it, but this missing element was so big that it forced me to move to another platform. I have had the eero Pro setup for 1 1/2 years and, while it works great, I had to have this level of detail to control my overall consumption. So, I decided to give Google Wifi a try. I've been on this platform for 3 weeks now and I notice NO DIFFERENCE in the stability of the network in my house as compared to the eero Pro setup. The historical bandwidth reports provided by the Google Wifi platform allowed me to identify my big consumers in just a few days. The cost was 1/2 the cost of the Pro setup and doesn't have an annual fee. For now, I think I'll stay with the new platform.
I have voted for this and also posting a request for this feature. We already have the real time monitoring is it a high level of effort to implement it historically?
I had to move to Google Wifi. I was getting killed by data overages from AT&T and needed to identify which of the 20-odd devices on my family network were the hogs.
This suggestion seems to have overwhelming customer support, yet lack of interest in development.
For what little it's worth, allow me to express my +1 on it.
Moved to Google Wifi a month ago. No issues at all with the switch over. Identified my culprit in a matter of a day. Eero should really pay attention to what their customers need and have been requesting for over 2 years or more people will make the move and they will lose the $100 per year pro fee.
To make matters worse for eero, the newly updated app for iOS no longer even shows current usage per device in list view, nor sorts and displays top devices by current usage. You can see a device's current usage by tapping into details, but this is pretty useless when you have lots of devices and you are trying to see which device is hogging bandwidth RIGHT NOW. The old iOS app gave you this info right on the home screen -- this is a frustrating regression.
I switched to this and gave my parents my old Google WiFi. This missing feature may cause me to switch the two. Please add this feature
Hi...new Eero owner. Replaced Netgear router, hanging off CM1000 gig cable modem. No data cap ISP plan, so that's not the biggest issue...I just want to see more.
I'm have a SOHO, and have 35+ IP talkers on my networks, switched and wireless. I used the ProSafe stuff because I could monitor a lot with SNMP. I also have packet capture and flow available, but for the quick look at your 'world', SNMP is fast and cheap.
I knew Eero didn't have much beyond the app, but this is mystifying for someone who sells "PRO" gear. If it's professional grade, write a MIB. I can import it or build a custom collector around it.
Eero folks - I work for a tech firm and do things like SD-WAN. Most of my brothers and sisters are 'home office' with labs. Having visibility is crucial. SNMP is low complexity to do v2...v3 not a ton more. I'd be happy with v2 as a first iteration.
I think that you've mistaken the marketing term "Pro" for professional grade :-). The eero is a consumer-grade mesh wireless system, not an Enterprise mesh system. You're not going to get professional/Enterprise grade features on a consumer product that's designed for ease of installation and administration.
Given Xfinity's policy on bandwidth, this feature is no longer a "wish I had it" it is a "must have".
I had high hopes for Eero but it's time to say goodbye.... I can't wait another 2 years for this feature which is essential for any home user.
I really hope this gets added. Comcast cap is an issue for me and something changed in the last few days and I can't see what is consuming all the data.
Is this feature going to happen or what? I have a 1 TB monthly limit with Cox and I really need to track bandwidth, both real-time and historical. When I first got my Eero a year or so ago it at least had real-time bandwidth utilization per device listed in the app when you looked at the connected clients list. Now, with the new app update (a month or two ago I think) you no longer can get the real-time bandwidth usage at a glance, but instead you have to dig down and click on each connected device to view it's real-time bandwidth utilization. Having to click on each device in the connected clients list to view the real-time bandwidth utilization is a step backwards in my opinion. It was much more intuitive to have the real-time bandwidth utilization listed in the connected clients section so you could easily view real-time consumption across all devices in one glance. While I understand it was probably an attempt to make a clean interface for non-technical users so they could just look at their connected clients, why not move this data to a separate section in the app for those who want to see it? Having to click on each connected device (50+ in my case) to view the real-time usage for each is not very helpful. Even more important than this though, is the ability to log historical bandwidth usage on a day/week/month basis.
EDIT: Here is an example of the change in the app I am referring to: https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000696666-How-do-I-see-how-much-bandwidth-my-devices-are-using-
- Open the eero app
- Tap the Device Category, the Device is located under (Computer, Personal, Entertainment, Home and Other)
- Tap the Device
- The Device Bandwidth usage is listed under Activity
- If the Device is Idle it will show the Last Active time
- Open the eero app
- Tap the connected devices button. You can also view device usage by tapping the devices on your home screen.
I guess the Android app still lists real-time bandwidth the same as the iOS app used to. I wish the iOS app wasn't updated. The old app was functionally better. Sure the new app is more pretty, but I would prefer function over beauty.
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.
- Status Implemented
- 3 mths agoLast active