Eero behavior with certain HomeKit products
I have noticed that certain HomeKit devices behave strangely in the Eero app, specifically Apple HomePods set to stereo pair. At certain intervals, Eero “invents” that these devices have multiple IP addresses and even come across as wired devices.
if I check the MAC address it doesn’t belong to any particular manufacturer and/or of course they are not wired. The only way I figure out what they are is when I see the HomeKit name inside Eero. Upon restart, the device can sometime disappear and goes back to the set name per MAC address.
Anybody else seeing this? I assume this is affected by private IPs etc.
I guess not too many responses to this topic due to my specific setup? I have isolated this issue to multiple reddit threads seeing the same thing. It must be HomePods set to stereo output using default output sound on Apple TV - When it renews the IP lease, I guess it see new HomePods and the behavior seems to be that I need to make an IP reservation so they don't lose the IP address.
Hey OP, did you ever get a resolution here? I’m experiencing the exact same.
I am currently having this exact problem. Almost every night my HomePods show up as new devices in the eero app and then the volume control only controls one of them.
I just turned off client steering to see if this helps.
For now, I have solved this by doing the following. Turn off the system the HomePods are connected to. Then, restart the Eero. The first time the 2 HomePods show up, make sure you have named them something like HomePod left and HomePod right. Finally, reserve the IP address for both in the network settings. The problem has not showed up for weeks now. Knock on wood...
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