updated eero Plus - June 26, 2018
Decided to bite the bullet and throw my 60+ devices to the new full blown eero Plus.
... guest network - ON
... eero Plus (advanced security, ad blocking) - ON
... eero Labs (band steering, local DNS caching, smart queue management) - ON
The biggest test will be seeing if 10 NEST cams (4 outdoor ones running at 2.4) and 19 LIFX BULBS can maintain a flawless connection. Will weak devices be able to handle eero and all its bells and whistles ?
Will know the answer within 2-3 days. Everything eero is on here and being put to the test.
First observations after a couple hours of running new eero Plus ...
# inspections reported seems to be up to date and timely.
# threat blocks does NOT show up-to-date info though. I went to several websites blocked by eero Plus on purpose but they’re not showing up at all. Will wait a couple more hours. Maybe they update only daily ? (Yet the # inspections seems timely).
After a couple days, with all eero labs’ bells and whistles running, the NEST cams have been super stable. No hiccups.
The LIFX bulbs disconnect here and there though but are better than they were. Not sure what is working better although band steering, dns caching and SQM are all on.
The ACTIVITY REPORT shows over 100k inspections so it’s working fine, but the THREATBLOCKS are still showing 0 hits despite surfing to many bad sites on purpose. Maybe it reports only weekly ?
One of the eeros reset itself (red in eero app) for some unknown reason but the rest of the system absorbed it fine
Pattern appears consistent now over a few days .... still noticing that the eero Plus ACTIVITY count (from the iOS app, not the weekly email report) is correct for # INSPECTIONS but does not correctly count the # THREATS in the eero APP.
While bad websites are blocked as per the eero Whoopie / monkey screen, they're not showing up in the updated count in the iOS app. Am corresponding with eero support about this.
Anybody else noticing an incorrect count in # threats in the eero app?
Thanks for sharing your experience so far with the community.
To be clear, the Threats section is for blocks of malware, phishing, spyware, and botnet attacks. It should also be known that if you’re testing this with sites that are not actual threats (but rather, a test of a fake threat), this may not count as a blocked threat since eero Plus is designed to block actual threats rather than simulated ones.
I still haven't heard back support regarding the lack of the weekly summary report or the problem with eero plus no longer updating in the app. I just ran a ZScaler Security review on one of my laptops (I use Webroot Security) and the security review is rather interesting.
Not an IT person, so not really sure what it all means!