Help connecting 2 Eeros via ethernet switch

Hi all,

I have 2 x Eero Pro 6s: Eero number 1, which is the gateway Eero in the house, and Eero number 2 in a garden office.  I have a cat 6 ethernet running between the two locations.

My original set up, which worked fine, is as follows:  Eero 1 connected to modem via ethernet port 1.  Ethernet port 2 has cat 6 ethernet cable that runs to garden office, and plugs into an ethernet port on Eero 2.  Both eeros work and give good speeds wirelessly.

My issue is that with the above set up, Eero 1 has no spare ethernet ports, whereas I would like to be able to connect a couple of smart home hubs to that router (a Eufy hub and Hive hub).  So i purchased a TP-Link gigabit ethernet switch, and amended set up as follows:

Eero 1 connected to modem via ethernet port 1.  Ethernet port 2 connected to the ethernet switch, giving additional ethernet ports.  I then plugged the Eufy hub into one of the spare ethernet ports of the switch and the cat 6 ethernet cable (that runs to garden office) into another port of the switch.  That cat 6 cable still runs to the garden office and plugs into Eero 2 as before, but Eero 2 doesn't recognise that it is wired to Eero 1, and instead connects to Eero 1 wirelessly with a very weak signal.

The switch does work, as the Eufy hub (connected to the same switch) works perfectly.  

Any thoughts on why Eero 2 won't connect to Eero 1 via the switch?  Incase it's important, the switch is: TP-Link LS1005G.


Many thanks in advance,


5 replies

    • Whimper
    • 4 mths ago
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    Check Cable Connections: Verify that the Ethernet cable connected between the switch and Eero 1 is securely plugged in at both ends. Ensure that you are using a reliable, properly terminated Cat 6 cable.

    Verify Switch Configuration: Ensure that the TP-Link switch is functioning correctly and has its default settings. Double-check that there are no specific VLAN or other advanced settings enabled that might affect the connection between the two Eero devices.



    Power Cycle: Restart both Eero devices and the TP-Link switch. Power cycling can often resolve connectivity issues by resetting network configurations.



    Remember to consult the documentation and support resources provided by Eero and TP-Link for detailed instructions and assistance tailored to your specific devices and configurations.

    • chaaz0
    • 2 mths ago
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    I have made the same configuration change from direct wired to having a switch between them. i am using a netgear 4 port unmanaged switch.  Is there a limitation that Eeros wont function properly in this way?

    • CraigHew
    • 2 mths ago
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    I'm not saying that this is the definitive answer but I suspect it's worth consideration.


    I run 4 x Eero 6 pros and have connected them all via PowerLine adapters.

    When I connected the 2nd Eero to the Gateway, the Eero app corrrectly showed it as a wired connection, however the 2nd and 3rd Eeros show up as Wifi connection.  In reality they aren't. When I run Wifi analyser and check speeds etc I have 1GB speed available at each Eero....!

    I read somewhere that in order for the app to show the correct connections the Eeros need to be daisy-chained (Gateway to Eero2, Eero 2 to 3, 3 to 4). So I suspect you may be looking at an App anomaly/bug?

    • CraigHew
    • 2 mths ago
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    Also, try connecting the 2 Eeros cable to cable via a port and connect the router via the switch?

    • ak0
    • 1 mth ago
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    I've had a similar issue with a QNAP 2.5G unmanaged switch (with loop detection however, which gets triggered by the eeros and kills them forcing them into wifi), and not allowing my eeros to connect via switch.  However when I plug them into my Netgear 1.0G switch, it works without a problem.  Perhaps try a different switch to see if that fixes it?  

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