T-Mobile Internet with eero
Does eero work with t-mobile internet??
Yes, eero should work fine with the T-Mobile internet as long as they provide internet access via ethernet port for the head/gateway eero to hardwire into.
You can also use it for the Internet Backup feature we now have: https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/8947860842523-What-is-eero-Internet-Backup-
No... Unless using Access Point mode and even then, Eero still has issues with T-Mobile Home Internet. TMHI is a ipv6 only service and does not passthrough the ipv6 normally to a router. It uses CGNAT to create virtual ipv4 addresses. Because of this a router needs to have ipv6 passthrough or bridge mode (called different depending on brand). Eero & Google Nest do not offer this feature. Therefore you would be forced to use in Access Point mode to get full features of ipv6.
And I would know, because I had Eero but switched to TMHI and Eero was awful because of the lack of this feature. I ended up having to go get TP-LinK Deco's which if you read on reddit is the routers with the least issues on TMHI. But again, it's recommended to use in access Point mode for the least issues. TMHI works great and is fast but the way it was built, makes things very breakable on routers. I see speeds between 250-700mbps download where I live with TMHI depending on the time of day, etc... But it works for me.
I was very sad Eero has not commented on bringing ipv6 passthrough/bridge mode to their routers, months after is was requested. Not even a update or comment if it can be added.
That might explain why my Eero connection to my TMHI modem keeps dropping and I get a red LED on all 3 Eeros. Never had this issue with ATT Home Internet and I don't like ATT at all. I did notice that my Eeros have an IPv6 choice under the Eero menu. I have gone through three TMHI modems thinking it was the modem. This is very frustrating.
I know this is an old post but if anybody’s reading over it, my eero works great with T-Mobile home Internet. I just hooked it up and it started working immediately since I already had a network set up previously. The only thing that changed was the WAN address. I’ve had zero problems. I do recommend turning off the Wi-Fi on the T-Mobile router though. It involves downloading the script online and following a few steps, but it’s easy to do.
Hey not sure if you guys can help me a little bit off topic maybe I have no Internet and I was wondering if I buy EERO can I connect it to my T-Mobile cell phone to work when I’m at my place of business because I only need it when I’m there
Over the past week, I’ve also started having this same issue that @AmazinglySmooth was having after 3 months of working fine. I’ve moved to leveraging the eero Internet Backup feature to connect to my T-Mobile Home Internet as @mkroeger suggested as a workaround which has me up and running.
Rather than an IPV6 issue as others have outlined, my eero goes into a state where it doesn’t recognize the T-Mobile Gateway as the WAN connection and instead, gives the TM GW a DHCP address as if it was an endpoint. For some odd reason, the TM GW accepts this and tries to use the eero as the WAN connection rather than the 5G modem.
Removing the wired connection and using the eero Internet Backup is a workaround that has been working for me. Not ideal but it does work until I can find a fix for the wired problem.
As for speeds in this backup mode, over the past few days, Speed tests have been 400-700 down and 70-100 up regardless of testing when connected to the TM GW or eero.
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