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Support for the Desktop

I'd like to have the ability to manage eero from a desktop.  The phone apps were well thought out, and work well.  However, having the ability to do this from my laptop/desktop would be very useful for me anyway.  Either browser or (for me) a Windows 10 UWP would be awesome!

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  • I purchased the eero for my home a year or so ago because I liked their specs, but missed the fact they had no support for browser-based management. I hadn’t run across a router that didn’t so that never crossed my mind. Now, I recommend against eero to any customers, family, or friends because of this one shortcoming. Being a computer hardware and software engineer for decades, I don’t see how one could believe a dedicated cell phone app is more secure than a secure browser (that’s available for multiple devices). I am also one that manages all my tech from one browser-based dashboard. A browser is the common point no matter the device. I will not be limited to a small-screen pocket device for this one appliance. Unless I see eero come around, my upcoming upgrade & my recommendations will be for another brand. NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER.

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  • Not planned but I'm gonna add my vote here anyways. This really should be a thing.

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  • For those more technically-minded, there's a product called Bluestacks that is basically an Android virtual machine that runs on your desktop.  If you install it, you can download the Android mobile app for eero and monitor your mesh with that.  Not quite as good as a native Windows or MacOS app, but it works and accomplishes what folks are asking for.

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      • ballwm
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      RobA_CA  - That's a good idea and I tried it, only problem is I need to run virtual machines and Bluestacks won't run on a machine with virtualization enabled.

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      • RobA_CA
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      ballwm errp. I did not know that. :(

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  • Researching as a WiFi 6 option and here is Another feature I’m saddened to see not an option.  

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  • Another gratuitous vote and comment.  The app works in Anbox, but it's not ideal.

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  • Just installed the new Eero 6 Pro - having no desktop app really sucks. Every modern application has mobile and desktop so please get real. I for one do not want to do system administration tasks from my mobile phone - maybe during a setup or alternate connection or an emergency. Plus there should be useful diagnostics, which I don't see anywhere and would probably suck on a mobile interface. I really can't recommend the product today to my network of geeks for this reason.

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  • This is a mandatory feature, I spent literally hours to enter all the mac adress of my product that need to have a static IP...

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  • Dear eero, your smart device setup and access to my three eeros is top notch, but put me down on the list also as I too want a web browser option as I currently dont have ANY smart device available to me at the moment.

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  • Why? Everything else I have in my house (almost) has a web management interface to it from my broadband router to my pihole and everything inbetween. Every coroporate wifi system or network device I have ever worked on has a web interface. Imaging if Aruba or Meraki made you manage their wifi via a phone app? I know this isn't a corporate wifi system, but why dumb it down with phone-only?

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  • FWIW, apparently it's under consideration, whatever that means. Here's what a co-founder said on Reddit recently:

     

    > We likely won’t do anything local for security reasons, but it’s something the team is considering.
    https://old.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/jdm8iz/best_way_to_set_up_my_new_eero_6_pros_from/g9aec3n/

     

    Not holding my breath, but it's the closest to an acknowledgement that they are at least discussing it that I've seen thus far.

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