How do I bridge my eeros?

Why bridge your eeros?

By putting your eero network into bridge mode you can continue managing your network through your existing router. While we don’t generally recommend this approach, as you will lose some advanced features of eero, it is necessary for customers with certain network configurations. If you have a modem/router combo device, we recommend putting that device into bridge mode. 

Putting an eero in bridge mode will turn off its network services but allows the eeros to continue providing WiFi access. Please bear in mind that you will not be able to manage your network’s advanced features through the eero app with your eeros in bridge mode. Additionally, bridge mode requires that one eero remain wired into the network via Ethernet.

There are a handful of scenarios when bridging your eeros is required: 

  • Customer has AT&T U-Verse, which provides WiFi/DHCP
  • Customer requires IPv6
  • Customer requires PPPoE
  • Customer's ISP requires a specific MAC address 

How to bridge your eeros

  1. Create your eero network: Follow the setup flow in the eero app.
    • Note: If your network configuration necessitates bridge mode to function, you’ll have to first set up your eero network by double NATing. Read our full instructions on how to do so here.
  2. Bridge your eeros: Open the eero app and tap on the hamburger menu on the top left. Choose ‘Network settings’. Then navigate to ‘Advanced settings’, then tap on ‘DHCP & NAT.’ Check 'Bridge' and tap 'Save' on the top right.

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