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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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    • aronson
    • 4 yrs ago
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    I've owned Eero for a year or so and love it but no ranges in port forwarding? What is this heresy???

      • eanania
      • 4 yrs ago
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      aronson Thanks for bumping this.  I think today I will look for an alternative solution.  I think we've all waited long enough.

    • robertoleonardo
    • 4 yrs ago
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    wow. still nothing?

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    • Surefire
    • 4 yrs ago
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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!

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

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      • Surefire
      • 4 yrs ago
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      DewVinci I know right? eero is soooo intuitive... 🙄

    • e809
    • 4 yrs ago
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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.

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

    • bdennyw
    • 4 yrs ago
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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. 

    • kevin_howe085
    • 4 yrs ago
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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.

    • charcoal_quill
    • 3 yrs ago
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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?

    • outaTiME
    • 3 yrs ago
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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 !!!

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

      • Nnelson221
      • 3 yrs ago
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      egof never from the looks of it. 

    • bgwg80
    • 3 yrs ago
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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.

    • Nnelson221
    • 3 yrs ago
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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... 

    • atari
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Come on eero this is unconscionable.

    • PBnBacon
    • 3 yrs ago
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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.

    • bdennyw
    • 3 yrs ago
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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

    • egof
    • 3 yrs ago
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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.

    • PsTJsT
    • 3 yrs ago
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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.

      • Nnelson221
      • 3 yrs 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. 

      • PsTJsT
      • 3 yrs 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.

    • David_S
    • 3 yrs ago
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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.

      • PsTJsT
      • 3 yrs 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)

      • Nnelson221
      • 3 yrs 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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