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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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  • Hello everyone!

    I just purchased the eero Pro 6. It's amazing, but I need access to the GUI. I am not used to operating this way. Is it safe to assume that everyone is used to it now?

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      • txgunlover
      • txgunlover
      • 4 mths ago
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      jayricks There is no GUI except through the application for Android and iOS.

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  • I can only speak for me and I'm not used to it.  If my smart mobile device dies, It would be nice to connect to the eero via my PC or MAC.  

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  • I don’t understand this thread.

    Eero is a simple and efficient product: no extra setups, no complex interfaces, no need for network certificate.

    If I wanted the same service than legacy router I would have bought a legacy router. There’s tons of them.

    I assume most Eero users will never know about what a web interface is.

    Eero do not need one. It needs smart features that do complex setup simply.

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      • ChrisSpera
      • ChrisSpera
      • 4 mths ago
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      JTA It's really very simple - eero is a great product for those that don't understand networking and who want their network simple to manage and use.  However, there aren't a lot of good, reliable, affordable mesh networking products out there.  I can use the app interfaces (iOS or Android) as needed, but if I EVER need to do something more advanced, eero currently doesn't provide users ANY way to take care of advanced features.  It (should) support(s) them; but you can't get to those features.  

       

      We want eero to provide a web interface to all supported features so that those that ARE more advanced can get to them easily.

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    • JTA It's great that the basic phone app works you.  It could be fine for the average user with a very simple requirements.  However some of us users  may have more sophisticated requirements and trying to configure them on the phone can be challenging and some options don't even exist.  Here are some other points: trying to deal with support while making changes using the same phone, managing multiple customers with erros...using their phones to help configure their routers, being forced to do all management on a small screen, some functions I had to have support setup, because the app doesn't support the configuration, etc.    Having a web interface does not prohibit the use of a phone app.   Most of the latest routers support both.

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      • crannell
      • crannell
      • 4 mths ago
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      JTA 

      There is a web interface, but it is blocked from the customers.  The “pro” installers have access to it.  And sometimes a phone isn’t always the ideal device.

      Some configurations that the phone app allows are challenging to deploy on the confines of a tiny phone screen.

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  • I like small form factors (I use a Samsung S10e). I can link the phone it to a PC and open the EERO app on the PC. It is not as convenient as a web interface but it works for me. I assume that you can do the same in the Apple ecosystem.

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      • ChrisSpera
      • ChrisSpera
      • 4 mths ago
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      igart21 running the phone app on a bigger screen doesn't resolve the issue.  We want a web interface that has all of the missing opitions.

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      • KY_Tom
      • KY_Tom
      • 4 mths ago
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      igart21  - I am glad that the eero app meets your expectations and allows you the control you need.  After many years in the networking industry, I require more information and flexibility than provided by the phone app. This is why I returned the eero routers in favor of another vendor.

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      • igart21
      • igart21
      • 4 mths ago
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      ChrisSpera I do understand but EERO is targeting people who value simplicity. There are many competitors who are serving geeks and/or pro users. If pro users do have access to a web interface, it is a debatable marketing decision not to allow access to  "expert" users. I knew the posture of EERO when I made my purchase and was satisfied because I don't need to spend time finetuning my already overengineered home network.

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  • Kind of silly since there are multiple programming environments that let you implement an app and web gui with the same code.

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