Wired EERO Bridge Mode Problem
I have 3 Wired EEROs and want to run them in Bridge mode, but I see no way to assign a static IP to each of the nodes. In Bridge mode I have a NAT conflict between the nodes causing nodes to keep dropping out.
Maybe I'm going in the wrong direction, but I want all DHCP leases assigned by my router so I can control my network table and IP assignments in one place. I need many of my devices to appear on the same network 192.168.1.x and EERO assigns the network 192.168.4.x (some smart devices will only allow themselves to be programed on the same network).
If I use Manual Mode I have 2 DHCP servers and have a conflict on setting the Subnet IP on the same subnet.
What is the solution?
Found my own answer, you can not run the EERO in bridge mode and allow another device (modem/router) to be your DHCP server. It only works the other way around, you must put the modem/router in bridge mode so EERO can control you leases. This should be easily correctable and makes more sense, your access points sit behind your router/modem, not the other way around.
1. I have a well established network with many devices using static IP addresses, why when I'm trying to expand my wireless coverage should I change the topography and addressing?
2. Verizon Fios relies on the Modem and routing for control of the cable interface. They will not support trouble shooting internet and cable issues issues if the Router/Modem is a bridge mode.
3. I have to deal with Verizon on setting up the Bridge, I can't control it through the interface, have you tried dealing with their support?
4. My access for my infrastructure is in a room that cancels the wi-fi signal, so I'm loosing a node. Since it's a very large site, I have to use wired connections for the EERO as they tend to be out of range from each other. They are not supposed to be access points, but a mesh network that takes advantage of routing wirelessly if necessary, this required adding a switch to support the EERO's behind the Gateway node.
5. My wired infrastructure now has to change, separating my network in 2 segments limiting access of devices across each network.
What's most upsetting is I had the discussion with EERO before buying them to make sure it would work the way I wanted it to and they confirmed that. I simply wanted to replace my dumb access points with a Mesh network for controlling my wireless devices as an extension of my existing network. I did not plan on reworking my entire network to do this. Had the EERO worked in bridge mode, I would have just been able to add the improved wireless onto my network.