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Connecting to Eero pro through web interface.

Currently, the mesh network has 3 PROs and 2 beacons setup in BRIDGE MODE;  

The TP-LINK router is connected to the modem.  A Eero PRO is hardwired to the TP-LINK router;  The TP-LINK router also is connected to multipole NETGEAR enterprise gigabit switches which provides the feed for the whole house CAT5 wiring.  (House built in 2009, CAT5.. not 5E)

I would like to not put the mesh network into bridgemode.    I can remove the TP-LINK router no problem but I will need to be able to configure the primary EERO PRO; 

 

My old TP-LINK router has a lot of port forwarding, a lot of address reservations.  I see that you can do this under advanced network settings in the APP but that is massively painful to do on an iPhone.  

 

I did try to login into the router using a computer and web interface;  In Chrome I typed in 198.168.1.1  (originally EERO defaulted to 198.168.7.1 which I changed but had also tried before changing).   Connection is refused;  Where as the TP-LINK router would present me with a login, the EERO just gives me a connection refused web response.  

I’ve tried with Firefox browser as well.  Being able to configure a router through a web interface is a requirement for me.  The app is way too hard to type on and see.  What I am doing wrong here?

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  • There is no web interface for eero. You can only manage it through the app.

    Since you are having a hard time seeing things in the app, it might be worth looking into the accessibility options on your phone/tablet. iOS has the ability to enlarge text/fonts in apps that support it.

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  • Hi, thanks for the reply.  I am pretty disappointed by this lack of accessibility.    Entering a reservation table of 30 MAC addresses over a iphone KB is comedy.  

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    • dking it’s actually pretty easy to add a reservation. You don’t have to manually enter the MAC address. Just go into the reservation section, tap on the device, and then save it.

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      cMoo92 Ya i did spot that too.  Definitely helps.  Kind of sucks that if you switch netsettings under DHCP&NAT from say automatic to bridge that all of your tables/forwards, etc get blanked out.  That configuration typically isn't lost in other routers when you enable/disable a feature.

      Offtopic, My devices don't seem to transition from node to node (Apple Devices);  They seem to stay connected if there is ANY signal from the node as opposed to switching to the best signal.  Seems to defeat the point of this whole thing.  

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  • I would not have bought the wifi system had I known that I can't configure this via a browser.  I miss my Synology router.  Maybe there is a mesh version of DD-WRT.  Let me look....

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  • Positively impressed by Eero products, but I think it is silly to force customers to use only the phone App. A browser based app is sorely needed.

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  • No logs I can get over, but not having a web interface is inexcusable.  They need to add this in a future update or I may need to switch.

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  • Why isn't there a web interface, the app is useless and the security is terrible as well. even the 10/month + program. So annoying and disruptive to my smart home devices I had to turn it off. My main complaint is every device I have drops wi fi calls, Skype calls, zoom, Microsoft Teams calls....every time I walk around my house. I could drop a call 3 times walking from one end to another. I have 3 Eero Pros and 2 beacons covering a 4,000 sf house....plenty of eeros. My single nighthawk router was faster and had just as good of coverage with the ONE and I never had to worry about dropping.  Eero support had no fix, Sonic internet has no fix. unbelievable. piece of trash. I never thought I'd say I miss my Netgear...and I'm real close to buying a new one. nothing beats big antennas and a powerful signal, not even 5 Eeros at 3 times the price. Id be ashamed to work for this company.  

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