Yes, eero supports IPv6. In order to use and configure your eero network’s IPv6 settings, make sure:
- Your eeros are running a minimum of eeroOS version 3.7
- Your eero mobile app is running a version of 2.14 or higher
What is IPv6?
IPv6 is a networking standard that uses longer IP addresses than the older IPv4. This is crucial to allow billions of devices to exist simultaneously on the internet and offers advanced features that can make the internet faster and more secure.
How to enable IPv6
To enable IPv6, take the following steps:
- Open the eero app
- Tap on the menu button (upper left)
- Tap on Network Settings
- Tap on IPv6
- Switch the toggle to On.
Once enabled, your network will briefly reboot. If you’d like to disable IPv6, follow the same steps as above.
How to locate IPv6 addresses of your eeros
To find the IPv6 address of your eero, tap on the individual eeros at the bottom of your app’s dashboard. Under the section IP address, you’ll be able to find the individual IPv6 addresses of your eeros.
How to locate IPv6 addresses of your devices
To find the IPv6 address of your devices, tap on your connected device list at the top of your app’s dashboard. Under the section IP address, you’ll be able to find the individual IPv6 addresses of your devices.
Note regarding IPv6 name servers:
eeroOS versions v3.7 and v3.8 do not support setting custom IPv6 name servers. If you have custom IPv4 name servers set and have IPv6 enabled, eeroOS will send the custom IPv4 name servers and any IPv6 upstream name servers. Many clients will prefer the IPv6 name servers which mean the custom IPv4 name servers will not be used. If you use custom IPv4 name servers and do not want to use your upstream providers IPv6 name servers, we recommend leaving IPv6 off.