Eero won't let me set my own DNS servers
Odd one: I've setup Eero on my home network, and wanted to set my own DNS servers: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. However, after I do that, Eero is passing to DHCP clients 3 different DNS servers: itself (192.168.1.4) and then the ones I specified.
That's far from ideal obviously. I though that that's because I had DNS caching enabled, but I disabled it and the result is the same.
Any help would be most appreciated.
This is caused by local DNS caching being enabled. I just tested to confirm this. I know you said you you still see the 3 DNS servers after disabling local DNS caching, but did you try disabling WiFi on your device and then re-enabling? You also have to wait for your eero network to restart after disabling/enabling local DNS caching.
Ok, I think I've got it. It appears that when HomeKit support is enabled, Eero sets itself as DNS server regardless of ones configured, and uses OpenDNS and Google DNS for that. Frustrating. I disabled HomeKit support and it's all back ok again.
I’m having the same issue and I do not have DNS caching turned on.
I see a note in Eero that says to modify the DNS all eero Secure features must be disabled. Once the DNS settings are changed they can be turned back on again.
I called tech support and they were a little stumped. They had to reset my profile to temporarily disable Security features, then they requested I fully close the eero app. I opened the app back up and was able to set my DNS manually - for IPv4 they recommend 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. When you save the config, it requires a reboot and then all is set correctly...and you can edit it again if necessary.
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