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Install eero to network switch

New fios install with ONT to network switch and G3100 router to switch. 12 Ethernet cables to switch which is installed in the garage.   That worked fine with the G3100 getting online. Builder of this new townhouse provided 4 eero pros. I went ahead and released the G3100 DHCP and started installing the eeros planning to have all four connected to Ethernet cables.  First two went ok but the third install led to loss of internet access. I disconnected the eeros and hooked the G3100. It took a while to get internet access (maybe having to wait for DHCP release from the eero). I started reading more about eeros and the consistent message was a switch would need to connected to an eero.  I would have to put the first eero in the garage panel to do this pretty much hosing it’s Wi-Fi signal. I need to know if I can in fact hook the four eeros to that switch and have them behave themselves. If the first eero is managing the rest I don’t see why it would not work. 

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  • Dperry112 Yes, that will work. So long as it is ONT-->first eero-->switch-->other eeros and devices, that topology will work. Do note that devices wired to that switch may report being connected to any of the eeros connected to that switch. This is expected and will have no impact on performance.

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  • If you would like to hardwire additional devices to your eero network, you can connect a wired switch to one of the Ethernet ports on any eero. Once you've connected a switch, the eero port will configure itself automatically. Note: Always plug the switch into your eero and not directly into your modem.

     

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  • If you would like to hardwire additional devices to your eero network, you can connect a wired switch to one of the Ethernet ports on any eero. Once you've connected a switch, the eero port will configure itself automatically. Note: Always plug the switch into your eero and not directly into your modem.

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  • If you would like to hardwire additional devices to your eero network, you can connect a wired switch to one of the Ethernet ports on any eero. Once you've connected a switch, the eero port will configure itself automatically. Note: Always plug the switch into your eero and not directly into your modem.

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      • 3 mths ago
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      All Ethernet switches work with eero, so feel free to use any to your liking. With that said, ensure you select a switch that fits the requirements of your internet service speeds. If unsure, it is always safe to go with a gigabit switch, which can support speeds up to 1000 Mbps—otherwise 1Gb. Dinar Gurus
       

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    • Shaw4635 Based on my recent experience (Documented here) I'm not in agreement with your statement that "All Ethernet switches work with eero".  Actually Eero tech support told me that we should only be using an unmanaged switch in combination with their products.

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