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MAC's vs PC's Bridge mode

I have an existing wired/wireless network in my home (I’ll call it X) that I need to keep connected for various reasons. I recently purchased a gen 2 Eero set and set up the gateway and 2 beacons. (Let’s call the network Y) Everting worked fine on my various MAC’s but my PC’s would either not connect to the  Internet or cut in and out. In addition, I wanted to control some hardware on the X network from the Y Eero network. So, I put the Eero in bridge mode. Then, all of my PC’s worked great and I could control the X from the Y, but none of my MAC’s could get online. They connected to the X or Y network, but could not get on the Internet.

This forum suggested I reserve the I.P. address on each of the MAC so I did. I rebooted everything, but it didn’t help. Just to be sure, I took the network out of bridge mode and as I expected, the MAC’s worked fine. What can I do to bridge the networks and get the MAC’s to operate correctly on the Y network?

By the way, iPhones seem to work fine in bridge mode.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Have you double checked that your Macs are setup to get DNS from DHCP? Kinda sounds like maybe you set manual DNS on those machines, before introducing eero.

    Also, there’s a lot of variables in this situation because of not understanding how your X network is setup. Talking to eero support would probably be your best option because they can do more in-depth troubleshooting and see what might be going on.

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