What is Thread?

Thread is a networking protocol designed for supporting low-powered devices. This includes smart locks, doorbells, fans, and thermostats. All 2nd-generation eero hardware—including eero Pro and eero Beacons—is built to support the Thread protocol.

How do I enable Thread?

In order to use Thread devices, you will first need to enable the Thread feature. To enable this feature please follow the steps below:

iOS

  • Open the eero app
  • Tap the Settings icon
  • Tap Advanced Settings
  • Tap Thread
  • Toggle Thread on

Android

  • Open the eero app
  • Tap on the Menu button
  • Tap on Network Settings 
  • Tap on Advanced Settings
  • Tap Thread
  • Toggle Thread on

Note: Your network will power cycle after enabling Thread

How do I add Thread enabled devices

To enable thread on a device please follow the instructions below:

iOS: 

  • Open the eero app
  •  Tap the + in the upper right corner. 
  • Tap Add a Device
  • Tap Thread Device
  • Tap Start and follow the setup instructions

Android:

  • Open the eero app
  • Tap the Connected Devices button in the upper middle of the screen
  • Tapp the + in the upper right corner
  •  Tap Thread and begin the Thread commissioning process. 
  • Your mobile phone must be connected to your eero network in order to use Thread commissioning.
  • Thread devices typically include a QR commissioning code. Scanning this code will begin the process to add a Thread product to your eero network.

Where can I find Thread devices?

The Thread ecosystem is still young with most available devices being targeted to product makers and developers. The Thread Group website lists certified hardware and components. The OpenThread guide also suggests products and shows how to get started building your own Thread based solution.

If I’m a device maker or developer, how can I contact eero?

Please contact developers@eero.com.

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