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 126.96.36.199 (originally EERO defaulted to 188.8.131.52 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?
Went ahead and replaced the orbi with the Velop mesh. Was able to sell the orbi to pay for a portion of the Velop.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Kind of silly since there are multiple programming environments that let you implement an app and web gui with the same code.
I was on the phone with a eero agent they said that there working on a web interface...about time how can they name this router pro 6 with out pro features ..also I notice we got dfs support but I can't change the channel because it won't let me kinda stupid I don't count on there automatic channel selection
This is ridiculous. There is no excuse for a piece of network equipment to not provide a web administration interface.
What a major misstep by Eero. I wish I had known to research this before I purchased. You know what they say about assume...
I agree. The app route is just an attempt to gain more marketable information from the customer., as is the requirement to provide a phone number, email and name.
Just finished setting up a new eero pro 6 and it was a pain setting up my dhcp reservations. I would have saved at least a half hour if I could have just cut and paste using two browser windows on my laptop, and not wasting time creating accounts and verifying email addresses and phone numbers.
I finally purchased this after hearing that eero was committed to privacy, I just don’t see it with the required accounts and personal information being REQUIRED to set up a simple home router.
A web gui is simple. A phone app is needlessly complicated.
Even more important than features are the ability to tell what's wrong when the red error light comes on.
A web interface typically tells me which of several possible problems are occurring. Giving me a colored light and telling me it's not working isn't "ease of use". Tell me what's wrong please! Give me enough detail that I can troubleshoot!
It's a shame that such an expensive device with no web interface.
No web interface makes it extremely difficult to try and figure out why the system works perfectly for days then loses connection 20 times in a day. For the cost of this system and the ultra sales hype, you would think there would be a web interface and a couple of diagnostic tools somewhere that you could try and trace out performance issues. Hell, routers from 25 years ago had the ability to diagnose issues in DOS(remember Windows 95 still used DOS) for Christ's sake. So let us see if erro's customer support is decent or it's the same bunch of hype as the sales group.
I expected the pro to have a few more features. It was easier for me to logon to several computers and switch them to use DHCP instead of the reservations that they had, and then within the app create new reservations for them. I had to get them to show up before i could use the app. A web interface would have just let me copy and paste them all.
I definitely expected a pro version to have a web interface and logging. I find it ridiculous to have to use a phone. I'm a touch typist using a computer all day long and I have to switch to my phone and one finger my around the "Pro" app.
I'm not sure the secure+ is worth it, but I was already paying $60 for 1password, so i figured I will give it a try. In a year I may have to decide to switch to a different product if the "Pro" aspect of their system doesn't improve.
I did a "Find on this Page" on this topic, and the phrase "port scan" does not appear once. This may be a bit premature of me to bring up because I haven't done a port scan yet either. In my defense, I've only had my Rinf Alarm Pro with built in Eero for a few hours.
My problem is yours times two because my connection to the internet is T-Mobile Home Internet. This is fast and inexpensive, but Eero's router is positively brilliant compared to T-Mobile's Modem/Router choices. So, I'm looking at 2 dumb routers in front of any useful network equipment.
And, HEY! Let's be careful out there.
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