eero Labs features and feedback thread
Welcome to the eero Labs features and feedback thread!
Here is your place to share your experiences with new eero Labs feature releases, as well as let us know the types of future concepts you'd like to see here. We encourage you to share your feedback and interact with others, as well as have an opportunity to interact directly with our developers.
While this section will be more focused on connectivity related features, you can also submit general feature requests here.
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Fantastic stuff and this is one more pro consumer moves that separates Eero from its competitors.
Band steering is just what I wanted.
Some of my wild wishes for eero Labs:
- Replace Google Thread (which is hardly used by anyone outside Google) with Bluetooth mesh networking
- Profile that can throttle bandwidth (or at least deprioritize)
- If Internet is down, allow LAN to operate even after eero restarts (such as recovering from power outage)
- This is more mobile app feature, and it may not be technically possible. But it would be awesome if the app (perhaps as macOS and Windows helper app?) can be used to figure out optimal places to install additional eero units.
This is why I bought into the eero system. I use a VPN for work and it seem to have problem when the Smart Queue Management is turned on. Thanks for looking into this.
Would love to see a feature that limits the usage of a particular IP address or device maybe based on hour of usage, like on a child’s laptop, they are limited to 5 hours a week and then they can no longer access the internet.Reply
I enjoy the new features as well.
My only request would be a proprietary VPN connection. One that can ask eero servers what my dynamically assigned IP is using my account credentials and establish a secure 256 bit encrypted tunnel from my devices.
The need is is mostly based around both personal and business. Personal to have a secure connection to an internal NAS. Business would benefit going on vacation and accessing my company workstation securely.
I like the partner feature of Encrypt.me for safely browsing while on public resources, but would rather not have to rely on a service such as Synology for VPN when I feel an eero solution would be far more fitting even as an additional paid service.Reply
Nest Outdoor Cam glitch running with eero SQM...
This afternoon at about 3:45 each of my four outdoor Nest cams went offline for a minute or two. Not sure why. In Canada, Nest outdoor cams are not allowed to run at 5ghz so they are defaulted to 2.4. I have no control over the frequency.
I cannot blame the glitch on the new eero Labs features, but it’s the first time ever that my Outdoor cams have disconnected - only thing that has changed is that I’ve enabled SQM. My indoor Nest cams (running at 5ghz) were not affected, so it seems it affected only 5 ghz cams. I know they were affected by the recorded history .
Figured I’d mention it in case others have similar issues. Cannot day it’s eero SQM yet but just exploring ...Reply
Smart Queue Management Beta Feedback
I run multiple Xbox 1 on my eero network, so the feature sounded beneficial and I tried running it for 3 days. Unfortunately it needs work and I needed to turn it off.
- I am getting data corruption on downloads. It took me 5 attempts to get a relatively small game update (~100MB) to successfully download without corruption.
- Had a similar problem with a 4.7GB Xbox system update, corrupted and couldn't pass data validation, turned off Smart Queue and worked fine.
First time I had ever experienced this type of issue on eero.
- My son has been experienced several drops a day in Internet that would boot him off the game and had to restart.
Removing Smart Queue seems to have helped.
A feature to lock an device to a certain eero and frequency would be great. Sometimes my consoles swap (get swapped) to a further eero base station or go from 2.4 to 5 GHz range. That change during a game kicks you out. I would like to be able to tie a console (doesn't move) to a specific eero and range (2.4 GHz is plenty of bandwidth for on line gaming and much stronger - as you know)Reply