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Separate Secure Guest Network

I would like to be able to isolate the guest network from the rest of the network.  My eeros are in Bridge mode, my primary router has two segments and the firewall on the router stops all traffic from crossing.  The request would be to allow the Guest Network to use one of the Ethernet ports...and the Primary Network us the other.  On the backhaul, isolate the traffic so both networks are secure.  

The reason for this is that I like to use a weak password on the Guest Network and during a party a lot of folks are in the house and have access to things they shouldn't.

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  • Hi  bitzerjdb

    Thanks for reaching out and for your feedback! I'm happy to share this with our team.

    If it helps, the eero Guest Network is not only isolated from your main network but actually, all the devices on the guest network are isolated from each other as well. So nobody should have access to devices within your home if they're on the Guest Network.

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      • harriscj
      • harriscj
      • 1 yr ago
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      Jeff C. 

      Is your response still true? I would like have the devices on the guest network all talk to a printer. 

      Any suggestions for that? 

      Thanks, 

      Chris 

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    • Thanks for reaching out harriscj and welcome to the Community! At this time, the eero Guest Network is still fully isolated, and doesn't support LAN-based functions like network printing. If devices need to print, they'll have to be able to access the main WiFi network. I'll be sure to pass along your interest in LAN access for Guest devices, we appreciate your thoughts!

      Kindly,
      Drew, eero Community Team

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      • Kirk
      • Kirk
      • 1 yr ago
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      Drew 

      Guest networks are very useful for longer-term guests who are nonetheless only temporarily staying, but need to have devices communicate with each other. Like printers, and increasingly many more. 

      Enabling LAN-type functionality on Guest Network(s) would work very well for AirBNB purveyors and landlords offering units for temporary but longer-term occupancy. 

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      • gblakeman
      • gblakeman
      • 7 mths ago
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      Drew Oof, really frustrating. Now that I have it all set up I’m realizing I can’t use the “Guest Network” feature at all. What I wanted was a network for guests that still operated like a normal network but didn’t have access to a few devices I choose to put on the non-guest network. As it stands, the “Guest Network” won’t work at all because it isolates each device.

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  • Great!  I did not see that in the documentation.  It still would be cool to use the separate port to physically isolate the traffic...but I can live with this!  Thank You!!!

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  • I have 5 nest protects and a nest Thermostat on my eero guest network. I thought it was a nice way to isolate them from the rest of the network. I noted that there are 2 sets of devices that have the same IP address. Normally that is definitely a bad thing. Is that normal for the eero guest network? Does that work because the devices can’t see other and so there’s no IP conflict?

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  • Having the ability to tap and 'allow access for guest network' option (or something similar) in the same manner that you have easy options to 1) block a particular user, 2) add port forwarding, etc.

    But definitely something that would be a fantastic feature for your fantastic product!

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      • 1 yr ago
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       direchter Guest networks are very useful for longer-term guests who are nonetheless only temporarily staying, but need to have devices communicate with each other. Like printers, and increasingly many more.

      Enabling LAN-type functionality on Guest Network(s) would work very well for AirBNB purveyors and landlords offering units for temporary but longer-term occupancy. 

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  • Hi I found this on a search.  I share a lobby with 4 other residents of our building.  They have all agreed to let me put a camera in there if they can share access.  This is a POE Axis network camera that guests can view via wifi or celllular with apps or by Companion software on a PC.  I have never had the need for guest network but I absolutely need to prevent anyone else from running Lanscans or seeing my shared devices or computers, etc.  Will this both work and be totally secure?  Thanks.  BTW I am running mostly Gen1 units with a Beacon or two.  Can the camera be on my main POE switch or does it need to originate from a certain Eero unit, which would not be a problem if need be.

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  • Could we please add the ability for guests to use network devices? Say a printer, an Apple TV, a Sonos WiFi speaker etc...

    It could even be a switch to turn on/off: guests can access other devices on the network. 
    Or keep a list of devices that all guests can access. Devices could be identified by MAC address, and allowed to be discovered by devices on the guest WiFi network

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  • What about adding another Eero router to the mix?  Connect it by ethernet, but then set up that Eero with a different SSID, subnet, DHCP range, etc.?  It wouldn't have the kind of range of the mesh network, but you could connect a printer to it and then guests could connect a phone or laptop to that SSID and print to the designated printer? 

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