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.
Was interested in eero as my new system for WiFi 6.. so I came by the community to check out the features and do some research. Wow no traffic meter ? , really?. These days with the caps, it’s an essential feature. Very disappointed to find out eero lacks it.. Also to see the requests where made years ago and it’s only a consideration? Dev team needs to take a harder look at the times.. as people better utilize increased speeds with WiFi 6, the feature will be an even bigger necessity.. wow Orbi has it, just saying
So they've been looking at this for three year now.
I'm expecting it'll have support for VR headsets and you'll be able to swoop around three dimensional representations of the data - they must be adding all these features to it otherwise they would have either done it by now, or admitted that it's never going to happen.
still baffled, how this feature is at the top with the most votes yet is still under consideration after 3 years.. but one of the devs on reddit said its coming.. who knows if it is true though
So, you may have seen the ISP OEM for Eero stuff recently. What was interesting was some comments about monitoring the customer experience, etc.
They can indeed, put out an image for consumer units that offers visibility and management.
As I've posted before, I'm DIY because I have a home lab with lots of cool hardware and software on hand.
Signed up specifically to add my voice to this feature. Even having a estimate of the traffic used per device (not separating per protocol or website ) would be better than what we have.
Also; could we move the active data usage to the device list? It isn't very useful when attempting to gather a snapshot.
Also, don’t forget that besides the regression with functionality in determining what’s hogging the active bandwidth, having a guest network doesn’t even tell you what the active devices are using at all. TF would I want a guest network that gives me less detail on device use than my regular network? I know I don’t want them accessing my network devices but I can imagine all admins would want MORE info not less.
Truly mental this hasn’t been properly addressed. Over 3 years of active requests putting it at the top of wants and it’s actually worse now. And now I pay a monthly to find out jack about what’s happening on my network in any meaningful way. Glad “some phishing” has been blocked. Of course there’s no real info on that either.
Just joined to upvote this. It's been said, but this is an absolutely essential feature. I'm on cricket with a 100gb cap (I know, its truly terrible) so if we don't get this I really will have to switch to a different system. I just assumed eero would have it since its a basic feature with others. I actually was planning to go the Google nest direction but the better price on eero swayed me and I have been thrilled with my decision until I realized this lack of feature. Please make it happen eero!
In hopes of any developer actually seeing this, I will add some context to why this is important for me.
With work-from-home and virtual-school for my kids; we are all voiping most of the day. This is on top of the added streaming time from stay at home orders from everyone in the family.
To add insult to injury; increasing your bandwidth to deal with everyone streaming calls and entertainment all the time exacerbates the cap issue. These services often will negotiate to a better quality, thus increasing data usage and exhausting our data limit. I attempt to manually police this via settings the best I can but it doesn't always happen.
Often there is a device that is discarded left streaming from someone that is wasting bandwidth. I only notice if I happen to walk into the room and hear / see it.
With no tools available to help me efficiently combat this; I am left with no other option than to roll some portion of any overage into the over all cost of maintaining the eero system.
I love the ease of use of the eero system, but I can't justify increase cost because of the company's apparent philosophical position on this issue. Practically speaking this feature is sorely needed to do the real world implications of data usage caps and an inability to limit device bandwidth in anyway.
Just upgraded to Eero from a Netgear Nighthawk R9000. Better coverage for my property and better bandwidth but that OLD device had MUCH better transparency in statistics for what devices were using what traffic. I never expected a modern network device to be missing basic stats on usage. That's odd.
Comcast has said my usage has jumped 50% the last 2 months and then doubled this past month. I have an iPhone, a Comcast cable box, and an Xbox on my network and they say I’m now using 1.3 TB. My usage has been consistently 400-700 GB the last year. They are telling me to contact arris since I bought my own cable modem and use eeros. I need a way to determine which device might be pulling the excessive data. Come on EERO! Get this feature implemented. It doesn’t seem like it should be hard and has been requested for the last 3 years!! Get it done!
I’m sorry bu eero will never be able to do it. With their current platform So stop asking.. their current systems do not have the proper hardware (memory storage) and processing power required. You need to be able to filter and measure TCP traffic . Not possible. Look for a router that will support DD-WRT.. (Google it or DuckDuck Go It) this software will allow you to monitor everything from data usage to who is using your data. Good Luck!
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