I have an eero system in my house which covers the house pretty well but doesn’t really cover much of my back yard.
As I walk around my yard my WiFi drops out.
What would be the best way to ensure that I can get good coverage in my yard?
I was looking at outdoor WiFi extenders on amazon but would that work with eero?
Hi blairdee2000 —
Thanks for reaching out. It isn't possible to add another third-party extender as an eero access point to your network.
If you'd like to extend coverage to your backyard, we recommend placing an eero on a wall on the side of your house that has the yard. Depending on the structure of the home, as well as other factors, performance reaching outside of the home can vary.
If this isn't an option, depending on the extender, you may be able to add one as a connected device to extend your coverage. However, any client devices that connect to that access point will follow any settings assigned to the extender and not the device.
We also can't ensure the same performance expectations, as eero isn't designed to work with third-party range extenders.
unfortunately I already tried moving one of my eeros on the wall facing the yard and it improved the coverage in my yard but it still was not great.
when you said....
"If this isn't an option, depending on the extender, you may be able to add one as a connected device to extend your coverage. However, any client devices that connect to that access point will follow any settings assigned to the extender and not the device. "
could you elaborate on that?
Thanks for the info! So the main purpose for outdoor coverage for me is to be able to connect to my outdoor airplay speakers from my back yard.
I used to use an asus RT-N66U router before i got my eero system and the signal from that reached outside nicely.
i like the features of my eero though and it covers the inside of my house better.
so I am wondering if I could just hook up the asus router downstream from the eero base station. I know it would have a different SSID, but If i were to connect my airplay speakers to that new SSID, then when I am outside, I would just have to switch my device over to the other SSID in order to airplay.
i would love it if I could have the SAME SSID, but I am just thinking its something to try using the equipment that I already own.
Jeff C. said:
What this is referring to is when a device is connected to the extender (instead of an eero on the eero network), we are unable to recognize the specific device through the extender and thus can't apply any specific settings (scheduled pauses, static IPs, etc.) assigned for that device. Instead, the eero network will be seeing this as activity from the extender.
I have been playing around with a TP-Link extender and my Eero network. It seems to be working ok and connects to the eero network without any problem via wifi. I set it up with a separate SSID and clients again connect without any issue to it. It also acts as a bridge so I can see the router and its clients in the eero list of connected devices.
We got a Hydrawise irrigation controller outside our house (HOA owned). I tried to connect it to my home wifi but it always show “wireless connection failed” and “can’t find wifi access point.” Although the controller found my home network and I used the correct password to it, with strong signal shown on the controller’s screen. Still, I got the same result, failed. Hydrawise said it only works in these channels 1-11, and 2.4ghz frequency only. For security type, Hydrawise only supports WPA/WPA2 or WPA/WPA2-PSK. Please advise on how to resolve this issue. Thanks.
I wanted to extend my network to a location outside maybe 300' from the next closest Eero in my house. The location is fully exposed to the elements next to a horse barn - wind, rain, lots of dust and temp swings. I had access to power, but wired net is not an option. My set up has been working GREAT for about a year now.
- I chose an Eero Beacon for the location
- I chose an IP67 rated box to keep out all elements: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075X15V3L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- The box is mounted about 6.5' feet up, on top of a 4x4.
- I drilled a whole into the side of the box and routed power into the box to a 2 gang GFCI outlet
- Inside the box I have the Beacon, another small network device and the 2 gang outlet.
That's it. It has gone through 4 full seasons now and has performed quite well. I have had no reason at all to open the box again, though I chose to open the box again out of curiosity about a week ago. First time opening it since I mounted it. Interior of box was pristine - no dust, no water, perfect. Again, this is about 300' from the next nearest Eero, which is inside my house. Except for one wall between the inside Eero and the outdoor Eero, it is unobstructed line-of-sight. Network stability at the outdoor access point has been rock solid. There is of course some bandwidth degradation. I get about 90gbps throughput, which is still plenty to support Zoom sessions, phone calls, file transfers and other work.
This has worked so well for me that I will be installing another similar outdoor Eero - but with an Eero Pro and a slightly different junction box.
I easily solved the outside issue. I did call Eero asking for an outside solution but got the not supported answer. Understand. So, I bought a plastic electric box off Amazon and installed it on my fence about 120 feet away from the back of my house. I installed an Eero unit inside my Carriage House (external 2 car garage that is about 20 feet from the main house). I then installed Eero at the pool in that plastic box on the fence and have electric plug run inside of it. Completely sealed except for a few tiny drain holes in the bottom for condensation. I added another Eero about 40 feet on the other side of the pool near the pool equipment so I can control pool lighting effects on my iPhone. These units daisy chain from the main house > carriage house>pool fence>pool equipment. I have full internet at top speeds on my Verizon Fios 1GB fiber connection. Eero works great with it.