Getting my wireless nodes to talk to wired nodes

How in the world do I do this without putting the EERO into bridge mode, losing my profiles and other bells and whistles?


I have a proper Cisco POE switch and Router. I have configured the router with a very basic outside interface (pulling a DHCP address from the ATT fiber router) and NAT to the internal interface (plugged into the POE switch).


Right now the EERO is plugged directly into the ATT Router and has no way to see what is on the wired portion of the network.


I have setup the POE switch to dish DHCP addresses and set an exclusion range of 50 addresses. 


My thought was to set the EERO router to a static address (the first in that exclusion range) and then set it's dhcp range to span the remainder of said exclusion range.


What next? How do I get these wired nodes to see the wireless nodes? I'm a novice here and seem to have hit an early roadblock. Hoping one of you could help me through the fog a bit.

5 replies

    • Drew
    • 6 yrs ago
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    Hey, shipatsea

    Thanks so much for writing in, and welcome to the eero community! Drew with the eero Support Team checking in—I definitely understand that networking can be a tricky beast, so I'm happy to try and offer a bit of insight here!

    The first thing that stands out to me right off the bat is the Cisco router you mentioned. With eero being a router system of its own, we typically recommend removing other 3rd party routers from the equation altogether and using eero in their place. In this instance, that would mean running the switch out of the primary eero, and letting eero handle DHCP for your network devices.

    Alternatively, you can run the eero separate to the Cisco router, and the other eeros would operate wirelessly without any further configuration; however, as you pointed out, this will result in eero-connected devices being unable to see switch-connected devices, and vice versa. This is due to the eero and the Cisco operating on different subnets. 

    Past that, I'd be happy to go into a little more detail, but I'd like to look at your network directly. To that end, if you'd be so kind as to shoot an email to support@eero.com and mention me in the subject line, I can take a look and reply to you personally!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to bring your thoughts and concerns to our attention. We look forward to hearing from you further so we can get this fully resolved to your satisfaction!



    • shipatsea
    • 6 yrs ago
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    Thanks, Drew.


    That makes sense. I'll work on it this week and report back.

    • Mike1980
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Has there been any new features that allow this?  Just like this customer I have my main PC connected to my Comcast modem/router combo and my other devices on the eero network.  Why can't I implement some static routes :)

      • Mike1980
      • 4 yrs ago
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      With the newer Comcast router you can simply turn the wireless broadcasting off instead of using the bridge mode. The reason I chose to do it this way is because putting the router in bridge mode would not allow me to use my main PC with a wired connection.

    • BlainC
    • 4 yrs ago
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    When I used to have my printers and such on a wired network out of the back of an ISP router that was connected in parallel with the Eero network, I set up a static route to identify what interface the traffic should be routed through. It seemed to work for me, but I've since integrated all my devices into an Eero network to reduce complexity.

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