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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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?
Drew : I rent while my dream home is being built.. My printer is wifi-enabled; aren't they all these days? Of course, my landlord only provides access to his guest network. Therefore, I can NOT use my printer with my computer, my iPad, my living room TV, my bedroom TV, my phone and my GF's phone. I also can't use my WEMO coffee pot. Drew what other justification does Eero need to provide the feature of disabling client isolation on guest networks while retaining isolation from the main network? Can you please either provide this feature or present a justifiable, well-thought-out reason for not doing so? The new house will have a in-law/AirBnb apt. over the garage. I will of course have guest network capability. I will certainly not be using Eero to provide this if this bug (yes it IS a bug) remains unaddressed.
Drew , Here's the guest wifi setup for Google's Nest repeater. Note item 5:
Set up Guest Wi-Fi
- Open the Google Home app .
- Tap Wi-Fi under “Guest network,” tap Set up.
- Turn on Guest network.
- Enter a network name and password for your guests to use. Note: A password is required for Guest networks.
- Choose a name and password that is different from your main Wi-Fi network.
- Under “Shared devices,” select any devices you would like your guests to be able to use.
- Tap Save.
What do you think? Too complicated? Regardless, I'm going with Nests in the new home.