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Is eero Compatible with Point to Point bridges

Hi, my residence and our adjacent farm has multiple accessory buildings that I'd like to extend my eero network to. I actually have 3 Pro units and just bought 3 Pro6 units. I've been able to successfully make a jump of up to 80' between 2 buildings where two of the older "Pro" units talk to each other weakly but still sufficiently. But there is one "line of sight" jump that is 125' where I just can't make a successful connection no matter how I place the 2 eero Pro 6 units. Before I start looking into the expensive possibility of running underground conduit and pulling cat-5 cables I thought I'd ask, as many people these days have multiple accessory buildings as I do, are there any "eero confirmed" compatible "line of sight" bridge units for longer range communication jumps?  I've searched the eero Community postings but am not seeing the information on the question I'm trying to answer.

The point-to-point units at the two links below are very highly rated, and while I realize eero isn't responsible for testing the compatibility for 3rd party hardware, my question is more theoretical, which is, if I hard wire one of these point-to-point bridge units into each of the two eero units I'm trying to have talk with each other, theoretically they should now be able to successfully communicate over a 125' jump via the bridge units as these bridge units are rated for something like 1,250' when each bridge unit is connected to a router unit. I'm not looking for high performance, I'm just trying to get basic wifi out to some of the farm buildings so I can connect a eufy base station that independently controls one or two security cameras but the base station needs to be connected to the wifi network.

Again, this is more a theoretical question about if 2 eero Pro6 mesh routers are able to communicate via a hard-wired point-to-point line of sight bridge extender.

Thanks!

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  • As of the release of eeroOS v6.6.1 and eero App version 6.13.0, eero Pro 6 and eero 6 now support PPPoE. For more information on this feature and how to enable it, 
    More information is here: https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/208276903-How-do-I-bridge-my-eeros
    /alaskasworld.com

     

    Thanks,

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      • mcardlejl
      • 2 wk ago
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      Johnson08 Thanks for the link!!  The first two units I have been looking to bridge are two brand new "eero Pro 6" units, so your info is awesome!!  But... I also have 3 older "eero Pro" units as well, one is my gateway, and the other 2 units, which were previously communicating weakly but successfully for 4 months without issue, can no longer, as of yesterday's system "update," communicate, Ugh. I'm not sure why that is, but by chance do you know if the protocol you mention is active on these older "Pro" units as well? Tks again! 

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  • Hi mcardlejl

    Those should work fine as long as you can hardwire the eero into them.

    What I would recommend is setting up all the eero in one building first, get the one you will put in the remote location on the network and working, then add these point to point bridges to the mix.

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      • mcardlejl
      • 2 wk ago
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      Michael_eero_support  Thanks!  I've done exactly that, at least I believe that's what I've done, LoL.  I connected and updated the distal eero Pro 6 unit white it was solidly in the mesh, which is what I think you are suggesting. But when I placed it in the window of the building I want to install the cameras in, it was just barely out of range.  I could talk over the phone via Wifi while standing next to the unit though it was spotty, but the unit just couldn't be "found" via the iOS app. But the phone working marginally was a good indication it might just be possible without the line of sight units.  Anyway if I do attempt to do the line of sight bridge between the 2 Pro 6 units, one antenna will absolutely be hard wired to each of the 2 eero Pro 6 units.

      I did have one other thought. Based on the fact that I could successfully talk over Wifi (to eero Tech Support NTL, LoL!) when my phone's radios were off while standing next to the Pro 6 unit that the mesh couldn't find, I'm willing to bet its the eero Pro 6's 5gHz band that can't successfully cross the distance I need between buildings, but if the 2 eero Pro 6 units were maybe limited to just using the 2.4gHz band they just well might be able to successfully talk. By chance is there another technical bulletin, similar to the one referenced above regarding using PPPoE, that describes a way where the 2 Pro 6 units are limited to using just the 2.4gHz band? Again, I have zero need of performance, I just need a successful connection.

      Thanks again! Cheers, Jimmy

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    • mcardlejl The eero will use any available radio to link to the other eero, 2.4, 5 or 6ghz (for the pro 6e), since you have already tried it and connection was spotty the point to point bridge is the way you wanna go.

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      • mcardlejl
      • 2 wk ago
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      Michael_eero_support Understood. Tks again!!

      So, in that case, do I have to even switch to PPPoE in the 2 Pro6 units that the 2 long range PtP antennas will be plugged into?  The reason I'm asking is b/c the 2 Pro6 units in question are running v6.13.4-21 but there is no "DHCP & NAT" option in the advanced menu for the units in question.

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    • mcardlejl PPPoE has nothing to do with these antennas.  PPPoE is a way to hardwire directly to some ISP's services where they require a user name and password.

      As long as the eero is already setup on the network, and these point to point devices act like a bridge and don't make a separate network, it should just be plug and play from the eero's perspective

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      • mcardlejl
      • 2 wk ago
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      Michael_eero_support That's what I thought, but thanks for confirming something I wasn't 100% sure about! And understood. At this point I should be able to take it the rest of the way.  Fingers crossed they make the jump bc the cost of burying cable is significant. Funny thing is, these things are supposedly good for 20 miles of PtP comms and all I need is like 115', LoL!  Thanks again for all the great advice and support!!!

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