Will be having an Eastlink Tv Maestro box installed for cable television. It has features that apparently require its DHCP to be active to work with its remote tv boxes through the house
Current system: currently running eero. Existing Arris modem in bridge mode to be replaced by Arris DCX3635 that cannot be put in bridge mode for the Maestro system to work in other words, the Arris cannot just be a dumb dhcp gateway. Its TVs in the other rooms depends on it
Double NAT: Am using eero Plus, which I want to continue using. I know eero can double NAT but will I have to reset my entire eero system once attached to new modem to allow it to double NAT? I’ve got 60+ named devices and it took me forever to type all that into the eero app.)
i intend on maintaining my existing network name with the eero and giving another name to the Arris network.
Will eero Plus have an issue with the double NAT? Can I just plug in eero I to the new modem/router or must I completely reset the system ? Hope this is clearer than mud.
Daniel, Ontario Canada.
Many thanks to the CMoo92 scientific method (you’ll get a Nobel prize for it I’m sure). Also thanks to a complementary scientific method from our famous Jeff C.
Ill do the power cycle for sure. Only learned after I ordered that the system needs to give DHCP to get its other connections work together. I hope I can kill wireless on the Arris for the tv system. Eero has been smooth as silk so I want to keep it intact as is.
(Jeff, you get a Nobel Peace prize for keeping us all sane in here with your clear insights :)
If the Eastlink Tv Maestro box needs to be a router (doing DHCP, DNS, etc.), you can put your eero into Bridge mode. You don't have to have it do double NAT in "automatic" (router) mode. Then the eero will be your wireless AP. Incidentally, that's how I use my eero, in Bridge mode to handle my wireless needs *smile*. Works really well, have a Netgear R7800 that I use for my "main" router (wired-only), and the eero makes a splendid complement to that for wireless.
Interesting. I haven't heard much about eero Plus, doesn't attract me personally. Pretty much satisfied with our internet protection here without extra security. I would think that Cujo would most likely provide whatever protection from the internet that you feel you need *smile*.
Anyways, enjoy, the eero makes an excellent wireless AP!
As the journey continues ....
Not much choice but to have the new Arris DCX3635 box do all the dhcp stuff and to put eero in bridge mode. Have taken off eero Plus, and changed dns to Cloudfare 18.104.22.168 to try them out.
The eero Plus VPN is worth the price alone of keeping it. Looking for a replacement for the other parts of eero Plus tho. CUJO and Bitdefender Box 2 are possibilities although 2nd one not yet avail in Canada. Hm.... decisions ....
Many days later, things still working fine.
1. Arris modem wifi off but still does dhcp with 192* IP set
2. Bitdenfeder Box 2 connected to Arris. Uses 172* IP set
3. eero connected to Bitdefender Box. Bridge mode.
Everything working great. eero’s Speedtest shows only 20-30% of results using Speedtest.net , but this isn’t a deal breaker.