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Feature Request: Port Forwarding Range

I would like to be able to port forward a range of ports. Right now they have to be input individualy. ie: In order to open port 1000 to 1100 it has to be input 100 times. 

Thanks

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  • Can you please implement this feature in an update soon? This is a really important feature for all router/modems to have. Please update me if you have any news about this!

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  • Just setup my new eero system and was shocked to see this missing feature :(

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      • Surefire
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      • Surefire
      • 1 yr ago
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      DewVinci I know right? eero is soooo intuitive... 🙄

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  • Looks like there’s no way to play my Nintendo Switch online with UPnP disabled. You know, since I can’t forward a port range.

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    • e809 I'm having the same issue. Have you figured out how to play your Nintendo Switch online?

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  • I use MOSH (https://mosh.org) for my home server. It requires that you have a port range open of 60000 to 61000. Adding 1000 ports is going to be tedious. Couldn't it just be as simple as allowing a star in the port, EG 6*000 ?

    My POS Pace allows port forwarding for a range. 

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  • This should be a simple and straight forward feature to implement, even for a junior level developer.  All that is needed is a option to enter a range, and then when saving the range create an entry for each port in the range mapping the external port to the same internal port. After this is done the user could then modify the entries if the internal port is different from the external port (since 99.99% of the time both are the same).  Implementing It this way shouldn't require any modification to the current port forwarding infrastructure and cover 99% of the use cases of a feature that has been on every router I have ever used.  I'll even offer my time for free to implement it.

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  • I was shocked this wasn't in the UI. It's been a feature in every router for the last 20 years.

    Unlike some of the feature requests this is a software only, pretty easy change. Why hasn't it been added yet?

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  • are you kidding right?

    this feature are REALLY BASIC, im using MOSH like @bdennyw and in need to open these range of ports (60000 to 61000) how can achieve that? 

    I come from google wifi and I'm seriously thinking of going back. PLEASE consider this for upcoming updates because it is SHAMEFUL !!!

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  • Jeff C. (or anyone from the Eero team), what is the ETA for this? Thanks

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      • Nnelson221
      • Nnelson221
      • 4 mths ago
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      egof never from the looks of it. 

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  • Bumping this again. I'm surprised this is a missing feature. It appears, considering how long the request was open, it's never going to happen. I might as well need to buy a product that does this. Whoever architected the system that made this little feature impossible should be ashamed.

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  • Apparently we all have the eero and it was designed for our grandparents vs tech savvy “millennial” types. Apparently I’m going to add in some type of bypass prior to the eero system in order to make this happen. Unfortunately I don’t have a choice as this system was provided by my HOA... 

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  • Come on eero this is unconscionable.

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  • Its a three year old topic in which all they say is they're looking into it.

    It's never happening and they don't care.

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  • I just got a Ubiquity Edgerouter x. This things is awesome. And it does a great job with port forwarding! Also a ton of other feature like traffic monitoring and great QOS

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  • I decided I wasn't gonna hold my breath for this any longer so I went ahead and switched to an Asus Mesh Router and it has all the bells and whistles of a traditional router (including port forwarding). Sure the UI is a bit dated, like it's stuck in the late 90s, but it works.

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  • Bumping this thread... I just bought an Eero Pro and two beacons, and before purchase I confirmed directly with Eero support that port forwarding is supported and I would be able to forward "a range of ports" (unfortunately I didn't uncover this thread before purchase). It never occurred to me designating a range of ports with a single entry isn't supported. It's completely ridiculous this issue hasn't been resolved by now or, at least, that Eero hasn't come forward and confirmed it has no intention of implementing port forwarding of a range. It's also extremely misleading for Eero support to state port forwarding of a range of ports is supported. Now I must pay a restocking fee as the result of Eero support being ignorant or dishonest.

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      • Nnelson221
      • Nnelson221
      • 3 mths ago
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      PsTJsT unfortunately it’s absolutely trash. No real port forwarding functionality (range). No way to access the router via a pc on iOS wireless connected devices. As a mesh network it’s great but that it’s. Really disappointing. 

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      • PsTJsT
      • PsTJsT
      • 3 mths ago
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      Nnelson221 Thanks for the response. I was aware of and willing to live without router access via PC, but it seems like Eero/Amazon is being "less than forthright" about this issue. I'll be out money (restocking fee) because I relied on an Eero support person's statement. As long as Eero devices don't support port range forwarding, that fact should be noted on its support site/in its FAQs.

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  • This isn't meant to be criticism by any stretch but it pays to research a product's capabilities thoroughly before you make the purchase... especially at this price point.

    If you don't see specific answers for your needs it's best to contact the company with precise questions before you make the purchase even if you see evidence the company is listening in forums to customer enhancement requests. Not every idea (or any for that matter) will be onboarded for many reasons. This will save you from wasting your time and money.

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      • PsTJsT
      • PsTJsT
      • 3 mths ago
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      David S I completely agree researching a product before purchase is important. Especially because hardware/software reviews and other information found on the Internet may be outdated, or simply incorrect, I occasionally contact a manufacturer when I have questions. IMO, my complaint isn't due to lack of research. Rather, it arises from the fact Eero support told me "yes" and "that's correct" when I asked whether Eero devices support "port range forwarding" and when I paraphrased the conversation by stating, "Just to confirm we're on the same page, Eeros support forwarding a range of ports." In hindsight I shouldn't have believed that Eero support person, but prior to yesterday I generally would have placed more trust in a manufacturer's tech support department than in forum posts.

      FWIW, it's absolutely ridiculous in 2020 that a router supporting port forwarding doesn't support port range forwarding. That's an almost inconceivable situation. Without any doubt, a prospective purchaser who confirms Eero routers support port forwarding would be entirely justified in assuming they also support port range forwarding.

      (edited for typo)

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      • Nnelson221
      • Nnelson221
      • 3 mths ago
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      David S you’re absolutely correct. Unless it’s the chosen access point of your ISP. Hotwire Fiber communications unless the eero system in every home in our HOA so naturally I bought two others in order to complete the network (3 story townhome). I guess I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t at least allow access to the router via a PC and only via Android/iOS devices. It would make it a lot easier to forward. Also you cannot forward more than one selected device for a range of ports. If 1-5 ports are selected for device “a” then devices “B,C and D” will not be able to use the same range. This puts a damper on multiple computers trying to port forward. 

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      • kakes
      • kakes
      • 3 mths ago
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      Nnelson221 You can't forward the same port to multiple devices because it doesn't make sense. This isn't an Eero limitation, it's true for any device doing NAT with a single external IP address. This is going to be the case for most routers on most home ISP connections. You can only have one rule per external port. You can't forward a packet to two places.

      What problem are you trying to solve? If you have multiple devices or applications that recommend duplicate or overlapping ports, typically they can be configured to use non-overlapping ports.

      This is one of the situations that UPnP/NAT-PMP improves. It allows internal devices with overlapping internal ports to automatically use non-overlapping external ports. If you aren't using UPnP/NAT-PMP, you can do that same mapping yourself.

      A few years ago things like SIP/VoIP were problematic behind NAT. These days there are lots of effective mechanisms. But there are still some dumb applications and things that haven't been updated out there. There are also tons of half-informed recommendations from vendors and know-it-all tech forums!

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      • atari
      • atari
      • 1 mth ago
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      kakes It’s interesting that you mention that and I think that’s the conventional wisdom. But I have seen experts argue about this. Some of them claim that udp allows this. But I think you can also accomplish this by giving several local devices the same port number but forwarding to different port numbers on the Internet side. 3389>3389, 3389>3388, etc

      Also, for people with a bewildering number of ports that are required to open and eero inexplicably not supporting this feature yet, I think most programs will look for any open ports in that range, even if the entire range isn’t available.
       

      Ymmv

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  • I just opened the Android app today to check something, and found that it had been completely overhauled.  It looks amazing, and even supports a dark theme (which I set immediately).  Seeing this I got excited, and immediately check the port forwarding section.  I was immediately blinded by a bright white screen.  The same screen from the previous version of the app that only allows opening a single port at a time. Every other section of the app has been updated to at least support the dark theme, even if the UI was the same as before (which in most cases is not). 

    As an experienced developer, I don't see this taking more than a week to update this one activity to support this. Certainly NOT three years. They should've pushed the release of the app for this feature, since they were already overhauling the app, especially since they pushed the release of the android app by months. If I was a developer on this team I would've (and have on my own product) put my own time in, off the clock, to get this done for the quality of life of my users.

    Its like Eero decided that this one section just didn't need to be updated, despite this feature being 'Under construction' for 3 years. Despite people actively asking for an update for this feature. I am disappointed by the development team not taking a priority on the user's quality of life.  They already have an amazing product that is the best I have seen in hardware and software quality (outside of apple, which I refuse to use). 

    Eero, its time to focus on the users now, please update this activity soon. We've waited long enough.

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  • FWIW, I posted on Reddit to see if anyone has a workaround for this issue, and a couple of people stated Eero tech support can/will set up port range forwarding for an individual. Assuming this is true (I'm currently not able to call Eero to confirm this), Eero clearly made a decision to exclude such functionality from the app(s) even though the hardware is capable of handling it.

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      • atari
      • atari
      • 3 mths ago
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      PsTJsT It used to be the case but recently they’ve been telling people they can’t do that anymore. Maybe it requires getting the right person on the phone IDK

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    • PsTJsT

      I wonder if they are just manually adding single entries, possibly with a program on their end that lets them enter a range and loops over the range specified.  If they were doing that, i don't see there being a huge issue

      If not, since the app doesn't know how to handle a range entry I could see the below being concerns  (and possibly more)

      • Does this new range show in the app at all, if it does it may be buggy to try and edit it
      • How will adding / deleting port forwarding entries affect the range entry that was added by support
      • What will the effect be if I add a single port forwarding entry that is in the covered in the range
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    • atari It is a little concerning that the previously could (or maybe still can) modify anyone's router configuration without needing any information that only the customer can provide... such as an emailed code or a password.. especially since these are essentially since the entire configuration is internet exposed

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    • PsTJsT Maybe if we can get enough people from reddit to come over here and vote / like this post it will push it past the threshold where they will actually respond to this...

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      • PsTJsT
      • PsTJsT
      • 3 mths ago
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      atari I called Eero tech support yesterday morning this morning, and I spoke to a different initial contact and a different supervisor during each call. All four individuals told me I could set up port range forwarding in the app by entering each port in the range I want forwarded. SMH...

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      • PsTJsT
      • PsTJsT
      • 3 mths ago
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      kevin. howe085 It seems the folks who frequent the Eero subreddit are well aware of this community and the innumerable requests to implement port range forwarding (and possibly/probably already have participated in this feature request on this site).

      Notably, there's an Eero dev who frequents the Eero subreddit and responds to user problems/issues at least occasionally. Currently the dev is addressing the roll-out of software version 3.19. Unfortunately, even though the dev describes 3.19 as a fairly substantial update, there is no indication in the patch notes that port range forwarding is included in this update, or even in the works.

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  • I spoke too soon... In the Eero dev's post re: the 3.19 router patch notes in the Eero subreddit, I replied with a question/comment about port range forwarding not being included in the newest update. Anyway, my reply was downvoted several times and described as "unhelpful commentary." As such, if you want to draw more attention to this feature request, I highly encourage you to reply to the Eero dev's thread re: update 3.19 and make your concern(s) known. If you encounter a problem finding the thread, you can search for the dev's reddit username of 6roybatty6.

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  • How is this still "under consideration" when this is an incredibly basic function that has been on every other router for at least a decade? "Smart" is not a word I would use to describe the eero wi-fi system. I'm contacting my ISP and requesting a new router. 

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  • chanomie shamurai bdennyw outaTiME Mosh only needs as many ports forwarded as there are concurrent sessions. To support 5 sessions, forward 60000-60004.

    The mosh folks recognize that their approach makes networking complicated, and they've discussed forwarding, port multiplexing, and nat traversal options for years.

    Another option is to open the ports dynamically. I've done something like this before:
    https://nelsonslog.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/mosh-behind-nat/

    I haven't needed to forward a large range of ports in a long time. I'm curious about the other use cases people in the thread have.

    I'm glad Eero is what it is. The defaults are "opinionated" in a good way. But if I needed to forward a range of ports, I'd want a better UI too! I'm surprised this doesn't exist yet.

    I also agree with the comments from Eero about it being problematic. The Nintendo Switch guidance to forward "every" port would have side effects. The common PS4 and Xbox recommendations overlap, and they include ports (Hello, 80! Hello, 53!) that need to be permitted outbound, but shouldn't have forwarding configured inbound. SIP is messy. I'm sure every app feature has a direct impact on Eero support.

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  • I don't know about others but for me the port forwarding is for games. Many games offer port forwarding options that require ranges of ports. Adding these manually would take all day if not longer. I can't imagine this is that difficult to develop and this is a feature that is present on every other router I've owned.

    Please fix this. 

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  • Please do something in regards to DMZ & Port Forwarding. This should have been a no-brainer and included from the start. Some of us need and expect more than bare minimum from our networks.

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  • Really sad that I have to use a 3rd party router for to replace features in this 200 dollar paperweight with unresponsive support. eero doesn't care, they already got your money. It's the San Francisco way.

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  • Please add port forwarding ranges. This is very much needed.

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