Switching from wireless to wired?
New user to Eero, and all is great so far; 2 questions..
-set 2 of my 3 pro units up wiressly, but want to switch one to wired now..do I just disconnect the power, wire it up, and then plug it in, or do I have to delete it from my setup first, then re-add it?
-why is the speed test so much faster from within the app, versus when you actually run the speed test app on your phone or tablet?
Just plug the network cable into your eero. No need to even unplug the power (although rebooting it isn’t necessarily a bad idea).
In terms of the speed tests being different, the eero app speed test will *usually* be the most accurate because it’s testing using your gateway eero (i.e. the one directly connected to your modem). Since it’s hardwired and the closest to the “internet” it will be a more accurate representation. Your phone/tablet on the other hand introduces a LOT of variables that can impact speed test results. Things like what kind of device you’re using (like what kind of wireless capabilities it has), how strong of a WiFi connection it has, what speed test service you’re using, what remote server that test service is connecting to, etc, etc.
Basically, I never trust a wireless speed test result except just to get a basic understanding of an internet connection. If I want to actually test the internet speed, I’m going to test while hardwired in whether that’s a laptop, or like at home, just trusting my eero test.
Is that all clear as mud? :)
yes, thanks, that is as clear as the driven slush!
Agreed. Wired is always best when possible. Have 3 eeros wired here and getting 4th. Wireless is great but wired is greater. :)
I've plugged a network cable into the back of my week (previously wireless) but when I check the connection on the app it still shows wireless. What am I doing wrong, is there singer else I need to do please?
I switched to eero less than a year ago, and I have NOT been happy. Used to have several apple airport extreme. I have Three wired pros, and one wireless. I seem to be having conflicts, and I can never get anywhere the speed I expect (which I hard-wire tested, and test when only using ONE). It seems that I cannot get some of the base stations to realize they are hard-wire, and not wireless. they show as wireless connection. IS IT POSSIBLE TO FORCE THE WIRELESS FEATURE OFF?? to ensure they are hard wired?
I am close to giving it all up, and getting another system. THANK YOU all!!!!
Little late, but make sure your secondary eero’s have a connection to the gateway one either direct or via switch. I was connecting my extra ones to the modem and not to the gateway eero. Hope this helps anyone
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