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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please add port forwarding ranges. This is very much needed.
This HAS to get changed, I'm a pro installer and I have a VOIP technician installing a system at a clients house that needs 2 ranges involving 600 addresses each!!! It even has a dash on the keyboard that comes up in the app for inputting a range... why is this such a hard concept to implement?! and WHY on EARTH did you remove ability from tech support before fixing the app!?!?!
Honestly this is killing me inside. I actually loved eero was using in 3 different homes and for the first time ever decided I would try to utilize in one of my businesses. The functionality and the user apps is great however I have realized it is not meant to be used in a business atmosphere being it can not provide a much needed basic port forwarding range that is used an many small businesses. Time to move on resell my eero devices.
I JUST GOT A EERO UPDATE AND IT ALLOWS PORT FORWARDING RANGE
GOD LOVES ME OR THEY FINALLY CHANGED IT LOL
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