Need help with topology

I have a pre wired home with cat6 and 2 eero pro's POE attached at home. I'm trying to get both to work through wired.

Currently, my setup is Spectrum Modem => TP LINK Router => `8 port unmanaged POE gigabit switch => 2 Eero Pro's.

As I understand, the reason why I can't backhaul the both together is because I need to get a 3rd Eero router and replace TP Link Router with EERO router?

Please advise

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  • Anyone that's going to see this or have same issue. All was resolved once modem was plugged directly into Eero and then from Eero to Switch.

    • Dan932 

      The Eero PoE 6 models function as a gateway too.

      Your topology should be Modem -> Eero (Any Model, even PoE 6) -> Switch/PoE -> Eero (Any Model, even PoE 6).

      Of course, if using the new 2023 PoE 6 models you would require a PoE Switch or use the AC adapter/PoE Injector for the Eero AP.

      Using ANY Eero model should not be used with any other router brand IMO. You could set them up into bridge mode (basically dumb Access Points), but you would lose all extra bells and whistles from the Eero product.

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