There are plenty of users who don’t want to use the Ring Alarm Pro as the default gateway.
Some of us have a good existing network infrastructure, for me also my ring alarm 1st gen is no where near my ISP modem.
Give the users the ability to disable eero capability without sacrificing features like local storage.
This is a big reason why I haven’t yet pulled the trigger on upgrading my Alarm to the Alarm Pro. I have a large Ubiquiti Unifi install in my home that I’m not going to replace or overlay with eero.
I too have absolutely no interest in Eero. I have a Velop AX system I’m quite happy with so hopefully the Pro without forcing Eero will be an option by 2025 when my current alarm is obsolete. Even if the option for local storage is removed… many of us have high-end WiFi systems we’re quite happy with.
The Pro with Eero is great for those due to upgrade they’re router and want it, but the Pro should have really been divided into 2 options, with/without Eero.
My guess is the ring cameras need to connect to the base station’s wifi in order to use local storage.
If the Ring alarm Pro acted like a normal wifi connected device then it shouldn’t make any difference , long as the alarm pro is on the same network as the camera then you’ve got access to local storage.
I have a Firewalla Gold router which is better than an eero pro router, then have 2xUbiquiti U6LRs for WiFi 6. Easily trumps eero’s capability
I have a Ubiquiti setup as well. I wonder why we couldn’t connect this to a Unifi switch and just connect the Ring devices through the alarm pro?
I am in a similar boat - but was assuming I could disable the Eero wifi as I have Unifi. Considering that I already have a separate SSID for security devices - I could just create that SSID on the Base Pro/Eero and have my cameras/etc on the Eero network if needed. It may cause some channel conflicts which I would need to work through - but I would then at least have key devices (and I could add others) to the backup internet. But then again I can’t tell you the last time my internet access went down -
Please allow us to disable it, or set channel and channel width.
I have 5 Orbi providing strong and stable coverage in home already. Eero just brings interference with existing channel. I have no intention to spend another $400 to add 4 extenders while less stable coverage.