Add a link to the Q&A for disabling Spanning Tree on Managed Switches
Per https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/9f0oy8/managed_switches_eero_bad_news/e5t5xmb/ disabling spanning tree/RSTP on Managed switches seems to eliminate many of the issues associated with eero networks and managed switches. Had to find this information in a reddit as there was no good source on this info on Eero support site.
I will echo this request. Specifically, it needs to be in eero's documentation for "Can I connect wired devices to my network using an Ethernet switch?" A good start is eero's /u/6roybatty6 post in the reddit eero forum 3 years ago: "Turn off spanning tree entirely. Spanning tree is fundamentally incompatible with mesh networks". See https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/9f0oy8/managed_switches_eero_bad_news/e5t5xmb/
Loopback detection must also be disabled on smart switches.
And TP-Link's "QoS and IGMP Snooping" must be disabled on their TL-SG105 unmanaged switch. Their TL-SG108 unmanaged switch is incompatible with eero because the feature cannot be disabled (at least as of this writing).
Another vote from me to improve the official documentation on this matter.
^^ a little frustrating that some of the only guidance from eero is “use an unmanaged switch” when it’s not actually that simple.
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