Wired Setup Question
Jeff C. Hello Jeff - Hope all is well and excited to say will be jumping back on mesh here at the end of August again. So here comes the scenario and question.
Our new house is almost built with Internet coming into the basement where the modem and your eero will get connected. I had ethernet pulled from the basement to both the first floor and another dedicated line up to the second floor. My desire and plan is to have an eero 2 on each of the three floors and all connected via Ethernet.
So my question is as follows:
First off the basement eero will connect into the back of the modem, but how do I connect the other two eeros into the network? Do I add a switch into the back of basement eero and then connect other 2 eeros into switch OR would I wire them in series? Mean - Basement eero wired to 1st floor eero, wired to 2nd floor eero? I want to do this to ensure the best performance on all 3 floors instead of depending on the backplanes of the mesh network.
HI Skeeter. Jeff is the expert, but I've got a similar setup that works beautifully.
ISP modem --> eero gateway --> switch --> all other wired devices, including additional eeros wired to switch.
Hey Skeeter —
Welcome back. It's always great to hear from you!
You have a couple options...
Depending on how your home is wired, if everything goes back to a central location (i.e., the basement), you would connect a switch to your gateway eero and then the remaining eeros to that switch.
If everything isn't going back to a central location, you could also "daisy chain" the eeros by connecting them to each other (i.e. basement > 1st floor > 2nd floor).
Nonetheless, they'll work the same. Hope this helps!
Alright here is my eero rant for the week. I am tee-minus 9 days and counting before we move into our new house. Where the heck is the "back to school" or "let's give Skeeter a deal" sale? I would really live to save something/anything on the EERO PRO 3 Pack!!
cotedan87 Hey buddy, having trouble sleeping these nights were so excited. The e pack eero pro is here. Ordered a TP-link Gigabit switch for all connections. AC gets installed with new Nest Thurmo and our ISP Spectrum installs internet Thursday too. So can't wait and here's a pic of the new diggs.
cotedan87 Well hard to believe but it's been a month and in that time I decided to go to the 1GB service and all is going well with my network and the eeros. So here as promised are some shots and such to show you how it's set up.
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