How to SSH into Machine Connected to eero WiFi


I am trying to SSH from my Ubuntu desktop (which is connected via wired Ethernet to my Verizon Fios router) to my Ubuntu laptop (which is connect to my eero WiFi).  The eero devices are also connected to my Verizon Fios router via wired Ethernet.

The local IP address of my laptop, which I am trying to SSH into, is  I don't have any firewalls running.  I have selected port 22 for SSH and have enabled password authentication in /etc/ssh/sshd.config.  Additional details about my laptop can be found here.

When I try to SSH into my laptop from my desktop, I get:

desktop:~$ ssh -vvv samir@
OpenSSH_8.9p1 Ubuntu-3ubuntu0.1, OpenSSL 3.0.2 15 Mar 2022
debug1: Reading configuration data /home/samir/.ssh/config
debug1: /home/samir/.ssh/config line 6: Applying options for *
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: include /etc/ssh/ssh_config.d/*.conf matched no files
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 21: Applying options for *
debug2: resolve_canonicalize: hostname is address
debug3: expanded UserKnownHostsFile '~/.ssh/known_hosts' -> '/home/samir/.ssh/known_hosts'
debug3: expanded UserKnownHostsFile '~/.ssh/known_hosts2' -> '/home/samir/.ssh/known_hosts2'
debug3: ssh_connect_direct: entering
debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.
debug3: set_sock_tos: set socket 3 IP_TOS 0x10
debug1: connect to address port 22: Connection timed out
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out

In the eero app, which controls the wifi that the laptop I'm trying to SSH into is on, I have it set to "Automatic" in the "DHCP & NAT" settings.  Also, under "Reservations and Port Forwarding", I have an IPv4 reservation for IP address with port 22.

I'm not familiar with port forwarding so this may be an issue but I don't know what else to try.  Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.


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  • You don’t need port forwarding. What you need to do is either put your eero into “Bridge” mode, or connect your desktop into one of your eeros instead of the FIOS gateway.

      • samir
      • samir
      • 2 wk ago
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      cMoo92 Thanks.  That solved this issue!

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