Changing Gateway IP address and range
Hi, I just got an Eero Pro and am trying to figure out how to change my gateway IP address for my network to 192.168.0.1 as opposed to the default 192.168.4.1
As I want my IP addresses to be 192.168.0.x as opposed to 192.168.4.x
In case this helps anyone else out, I just got off the phone With Eero C.S. - who was great BTW - there is a couple of caveats in setting this up.
Once you select the the Manual IP area you are presented with 3 options for your network IP:
Generally the Subnet mask is going to be 255.255.255.0.
Now the starting IP that I wanted to use was 192.168.1.1 simply because I already had multiple devices with static IP addresses. However when trying to enter that as an option things were not working. App stated it needed to reboot the router, but nothing was happening.
The trick was to set the starting IP to 192.168.1.0, and apparently you cannot go over 254 for the ending IP. for me, the final result was as follows:
- Starting IP: 192.168.1.0
- Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
- Starting IP: 192.168.1.110
- Ending IP: 192.168.1.254
which did the trick.
As in my settings above, where the router shouldn't be handing out any new IP addresses below 192.168.1.110, it seems that it is not following this setup. My Wife was out of town when this was setup, and yet when she returned, her Laptop was given an IP address of 192.168.1.18???????
Since there is no Browser GUI, or the fact that there is not any Release/Renew feature, I spent the better part of the day unplugging everything from the network, assigning between 30-40 static IP addresses (below the 192.168.1.110 range), then plugging each device back in one-by-one to make sure that each one connected with the proper info.
Also, because I was roaming all over the house, I didn't have much of a change to plug my phone into power, so by the time all this was completed, my phone was nearly dead.
Clearly, there is room for improvement regarding the interfaces for these devices. However, so far (not even a whole day with these setup) the consistency and speed of the connections are far better than my older equipment.
Just one day in, I would love to see an option for selecting your network template during the setup, rather than it choosing for you then having to go back and change/update everything after the fact. I would really love to see a Release/Renew feature to make setup easier when assigning Static IP address, I would love to see enforcement of the Manual DHCP & NAT settings, and obviously I would really love to see a Web GUI rather than being forced to use the App. There are benefits to both, but I believe setup would be more efficient via a Web GUI.
And as I sat there configuring it on my little phone, reserving numerous IP addresses and entering MAC addresses, all the while my phone battery began to get dangerously low, I really hated myself for choosing it. I can't understand why they don't give us a Web GUI so I can use my 28" monitor, right alongside my Excel spreadsheet of IP addresses to configure it, instead of my little phone...arghhh.
This is EXACTLY my thoughts and what I went through. Only difference, mine were given to me by my ISP. Also, will be receiving some included with a new home build, so I'm getting familiar with them before hand.