An alternative to transparent bridging for folks with PPPoE
My internet connection is DSL by Centurylink - when I installed my eero pro 6 three pack, it was repeatedly suggested I configure my combo modem/router (Zytel PK5001Z) to use transparent bridging. Eero doesn’t support PPPoE and the more I read, the riskier this seemed. I’ve chosen an alternate approach that is far simpler and works for me. I just disabled the Wi-Fi radio for the combo box.
While disabling your WiFi radio on the combo box prevents WiFi conflict - it does nothing to provide you the advanced / remote features that Eero has.
I've called into Support to get either PPPoE to work (which they never told me it wasn't supported) and only received call your internet service provider (CEnturylink). Wasted hours + days of time trying to take advantage of the advanced security features (why I spent 600.00 dollars) but couldn't do to DSL router. I then found an article setting your DSL router to use a DMZ Hosting - and BOOM, it worked great. I am blown away that Eero support was not helpful at all or even suggesting this.
So I did what Prouty did, too. To avoid putting my eero into bridge mode, I have turned off the wireless radios on my CenturyLink combo modem/router. It still handles DHCP because I have it connected to a switch. I have my eero connected to the switch and let my wireless devices connect to it. The eero has an external IP address of 192.168.1.5 (which it gets from the router). The gateway eero IP address is 192.168.4.1 (with all wireless devices taking an address from this pool... 192.168.4.x on subnet 255.255.252.0). The devices connected to my switch all are in the 192.168.1.x pool on subnet 255.255.255.0.
Unfortunately, now computers connected wirelessly do not see my NAS on the switch. How do I fix this? Port forwarding? Reservation? Where do I fix this? At the router? the switch? or the eero? DMZ hosting didn't seem to do anything for me that wasn't already working. I seem to have all the advanced features, too. So confused.
I found the same, there is only one modem that would suit eero 6 pro in the UK , in most cases in the UK you would have to use it as a bridge to your existing modem, a complete waste of time, Google wifi/nest router does the pppoe so as you can input your isp details into the phone app, if the eero system is going to take off in the uk, it needs to add pppoe into the software, i returned my eero 6 pro and stuck with google wifi
I have a Linksys router and found out after purchasing eero pro 6 that it does not support DSL, so I need to keep the Linksys router.
Tech support had me set the eero in Bridge mode, and keep the Linksys doing my advanced networking, such as DHCP, DNS, Port forwarding.
Reading this thread it sounds like I can utilize DMZ in my Linksys, then take the eero out of Bridge mode, thus enabling the eero advanced Networking functions.
Is this correct? I am hopeful this will solve this issue.
If so, I am not sure what address to set the DMZ to.
Appreciate any help here.
good luck with that one, most modem routers will not allow you to bridge and pppoe, the only modem i ever got to work properly with eero was the netgear dm200, and goof luck trying to find one of those, vdsl speeds are just not worth the agro in my opinion, get a draytek vigor 130 and a huawei ax3000 wifi 6, vdsl fttc mesh is a complete was of time,