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.
Thanks for your continued contributions to this topic. We know this is a big request, and the use cases everyone has provided are great examples towards pushing this feature out. While I don't have an update to share today, I wanted to provide a bit of clarity:
As a company, we want to do a lot of different things. More specifically—awesome things that our customers really want. That is what we've provided this community for, and so far it has driven requested features like Hairpin NAT, reboot from app, device blocking, device activity, eero connection strength, placement guides, health checks, and many parental control features within Family Profiles and eero Plus.
This feature, given the interest and value it adds, is important to us. There are a lot of pieces involved, and most importantly, it needs to be accurate and scalable. But your feedback has been heard, and the right folks across the organization are thinking about it.
Thanks again, everyone. We appreciate your ongoing patience and feedback.
I bought my eero 2-pack about a month ago. I used PeakHour3 on my Mac mini to monitor my previous router's (AirPort Extreme) total bandwidth. That software doesn't work with eero. I'd love to see a bandwidth monitor feature also.
Thanks for this feature request! If you haven't seen our recent blog post, we shared a number of future features. One these included bandwidth data. You can see the screenshot below:
We are excited to hear more feedback on other types of data, specifically regarding bandwidth, customers will be looking for!
Jeff C. Just to be clear, while bandwidth statistics on individual devices is good, I'm hoping for a tool that allows me to see monthly totals for the entire network.
My ISP caps my monthly data at 1TB before I incur additional costs. The software I used with my old AirPort Extreme monitored this usage and would alert me if I got close to the limit.
It would be great to have a tool like that for monitoring data usage on my eero network.
Definitely! I've shared this interest with our team. I just wanted to let everyone here know we are starting to create some bandwidth features so keep the similar ideas coming 😄
I BADLY need this feature. I'm having the same issue with Comcast claiming ridiculously high data usage and despite loving my Eeros (5 in the house), the lack of some type of network logging/monitoring (or best yet a bandwidth meter) is a real problem
I agree. Just like the firewall that stealths the network, a traffic monitor which tracks data usage over the internet is standard on all routers now except for Eero. And neither one is resource intensive for the routers, but both are vital for network admins and end users, for security and to make sure we don't go over the data caps imposed by our ISP's.
I'd love to have both incorporated into Eero.
Jeff C. has the usage data been released? I'm up-to-date on my eero and I don't see any usage numbers for my devices. Also, do these collect any totals? I'm currently dealing with trying to isolate which of my devices is eating up my cap number with Comcast. Alternatively how about allowing integration with PeakHour3 which looks like it would do a lot of the totals I'm after (https://peakhourapp.com)
Jeff C. Any idea when we will start to see this in our app?
ascarter and jalcala —
The feature of current bandwidth activity in the app will be available in an upcoming release. We don't have a date to share at this time, but stay tuned.
As for what data will be displayed, at this time, the plan is for app to show the current (live) activity. However, we do appreciate the feedback, and I'll be sure to share it with our team.
For those with Comcast, while it can't tell you specific device usage, their mobile app called My Account displays the amount of data currently used on your network for that statement period.
I know this from personal use, but there may be a similar feature from other ISP's. This is definitely more of a band-aid than a solution, but thought it may be helpful to share 😀
Jeff C. thanks for the response. RE: comcast - I'm currently trying to diagnose which of my devices is contributing to my usage. With data caps likely to only become more common, a really great feature would be for eero to tally the total and per device total and reset every month. Basically, I don't trust comcast and would like to have my own means of measuring my usage including attribution for my devices. The eero is the best place for this to live and seems like you guys are already on a path to do this.
And I'll volunteer to beta test since I really want to solve my usage issues :)
ascarter and Jeff C. I second that! Magically in the same month that Comcast instituted a data cap and started charging for overages, they claim my household data literally DOUBLED. I have not been able to find devices using anywhere near the daily amounts they claim - and have done all the usual troubleshooting (new wifi passwords, malware scans, etc.).
vonburkleo That sounds almost exactly like what I'm seeing as well. I instrumented all my Macs and none are anywhere near the total Comcast is claiming. Take your pick if it is incompetence or deliberate.
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