Function as WiFi network without Internet
Please add ability to use as a Wi-Fi network even when internet service is down such as following a power outage when power returns but internet is out for hours or days afterwards. WiFi is still needed for wireless printing, Airplay content from phone to TV (especially useful during cable/internet outage), etc. Every other router I have ever owned had this capability to manage wireless LAN locally when internet went down.
This needs to be added, hopefully soon, as a firmware update for EXISTING customers, not just for next generation hardware.
Hi everyone —
We have added support for LAN persistence with the release of eeroOS v3.9.0-1113. This version is now available via user-initiated and automatic OTA.
To initiate an update, follow the steps found here.
Here's an update after testing
Unplug cat 5 from cable model, leave it plugged into one of the ports on Eero
Walk away for 10 min & come back. Red light is on Eero indicating no internet connectivity
All devices are still connected to Eero wifi ...
All devices on local lan can ping & I can stream local media from my nas
Pull power plug on Eero which is still not connected to modem
Wait 10 min to boot up. Red light is on
All devices are automatically disconnected from the wifi, indicating that this device is unable to get a local config & get the local network up & running
This is major design flaw in my opinion
I thought I replied to this thread earlier yesterday, not sure what happened to my comments
Thanks for the clarification on item #2 and I look forward to the firmware update.
For item #1 I suggest a change of state or maybe blinking the lights at a periodic rate instead of just "red".
My primary Eero Pro is connected to the cable modem & the 2nd port goes to a 24 port TrendNet gig switch. Everything else including home cat5e goes to that switch.
I remember asking support about the boot times & what chip was in there x86 or arm, as I expected it to be up in under 10 secs, as with most embedded devices.