How do I connect my printer to my eero network?

This article provides instructions on how to connect a printer to an eero network, either via Ethernet or wirelessly. To connect wirelessly, the printer must support the WPA2 AES encryption standard.

Connecting your printer via Ethernet

You can connect a printer to your eero network wirelessly or via Ethernet. To connect your printer via Ethernet, simply attach an Ethernet cable from your printer directly to the Ethernet port of any eero in your network. 

Connecting your printer wirelessly

You can also connect your printer wirelessly. In order to do so, your printer must support WPA2 AES-based CCMP encryption. eero does not support WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), as it has well-documented security issues. We also do not support older encryption standards like WEP, WPA, or WPA2 TKIP. 

First, check that your printer supports WPA2 AES-based CCMP encryption. Some older printers don't support this, and may require a driver update. For most printers, you can find a driver update by searching for the make and model of the printer and downloading the suggested software update.

Next, try unlinking your printer from any old network settings it may have, and reconfiguring it for your new eero network. Some printers remember stale network settings, like your old router's MAC address, and therefore don't transition seamlessly to your eero network.

If you're still having trouble after trying the steps listed above, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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