The “Eero already registered” error mainly appears due to two essential factors:
- The previous owner didn’t remove Eero from their account
- The Eero device is already connected to a different network
The fastest way to de-register an Eero is to press and hold the Reset button on the back of the device.
This will unpair your Eero from the network and disconnect the device from any previously connected account targeting both possibilities at once.
Eero Device Already Registered – Different Network?
As we’ve mentioned above, there are two primary reasons why your Eero device can’t be paired to the network.
However, before troubleshooting, it’s best to learn the essential steps in adding and removing Eero from the network, which on its own, it’s sometimes enough to fix the issue.
Note: If you’re not using an Eero beacon and you’re connecting via Ethernet cable, jump to the troubleshooting guide!
How to Add Eero to the Network (WiFi)?
It’s essential to know how to add/remove an Eero device to the network the correct way:
- Connect your Eero to a working power outlet.
- Download & Install the Eero app on your phone.
- Enable your mobile device’s Bluetooth feature.
- Open the Eero app and tap on the “+” sign icon.
- Then select “Add or Replace Eero Devices”
- Next, choose the option – “Add Eero Device”.
- Your Eero device should shortly be discovered.
- Tap on your Eero device and select “End Set Up”.
Note: If you continue to see “already registered”, then remove Eero from the old network first!
How to Remove Eero from the WiFi?
- Open the Eero application and go to “Home”.
- From there select the already registered Eero.
- Choose the “Advanced” option from the top.
- Then tap on “Remove”, and again “Remove”.
- Confirm by tapping “Remove” one last time.
Reminder: When your Eero has been removed from the WiFi, attempt re-adding the device!
Eero Already Registered – 7 Quick & Working Solutions!
When Eero network setup fails, users typically attempt the manual – “set up using serial number” method, which then leads to “Already Registered Eero ”.
Well, follow the solution guide below:
1. Power Cycle Eero Device!
The first and easiest solution to attempt is simply to discharge the Eero device by unplugging the unit from the power outlet for 60 seconds.
This would be enough for the device to cool down and reboot all operational services.
In cases where the Eero network setup failed but the system now recognizes the device as “already registered”, this method helps.
In addition, we recommend leaving the device without power for even longer than a minute, which helps with overheating issues as well.
If your Eero is still registered, continue reading!
2. Restart the Eero Application
A quick, yet effective approach while waiting for your Eero to power cycle would be to also restart the Eero app. This is only a reboot and will not erase any of the Eero in-app settings.
- On your mobile, close the Eero application.
- Open the background applications tab.
- Remove the Eero app to completely exit.
- Then go to Settings on your mobile.
- Disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi.
- Re-open the Eero app and test pairing.
Note: Only minimizing and maximizing the Eero app does not restart any of the services!
3. Unplug Other Eero’s Power!
If you’re setting up multiple Eero’s at once, it’s important to know that the setup is only possible when you configure them one by one.
This is why, if you just powered on more than one new Eero device, it’s best to locate the one that is ready for pairing, with a blinking blue light!
In addition, we recommend plugging your Eero closer to the router only to perform the next test for registration with less proximity.
This will also address possibilities such as a weak connection, which can also fail the Eero registration and cause the error to appear indefinitely.
Tip: The general recommendation is to unplug all new Eero’s and set them up one by one!
4. Toggle Bluetooth OFF & ON
Sometimes when the setup and registration fails, your Eero device remains partially registered while you’re unable to discover and finalize the setup.
To overcome this bug, you may only need to go into your mobile settings and re-enable the Bluetooth. Then you can test it freshly!
- Your mobile phone’s Bluetooth is necessary for registering an Eero!
Note: If you’re unable to locate and connect to your Eero’s Bluetooth, power cycle the device and wait for the blinking blue light.
5. Reset your Eero Device
One of the major possibilities for why Eero says “already registered” is when the unit has been previously used and registered by the previous owner.
It’s also common for users to have more than one account, which ultimately leads to Eero being already registered to a different profile.
There is an easy way to overcome this hurdle by resetting your Eero in easy steps:
- Locate the Reset button on the back of the Eero.
- The button is located inside a small pinhole.
- Acquire a thin object such as a needle or paperclip.
- Reach into the pinhole and press the Reset button.
- Hold for 15 seconds or until the LED flashes red.
- Wait for the blinking blue – broadcasting Bluetooth.
Tip: When you’re ready, connect to your Eero’s Bluetooth, go back to the app, and follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the pairing.
6. Adjust the Wireless Settings!
In case Eero is still “registered” even after resetting the device, it’s likely that the issue comes from a previously filed network setup.
The best possible way to proceed would be to ensure that there are no network issues that involve – IP conflicts, VPN/Proxy, and inconsistency.
Optimize Internet Connection
If your internet or WiFi was inconsistent during the setup, the registration will only go through partially, leading to a half-registered Eero.
Now when your Eero is reset, do the following:
- Disconnect your router from the power for 30 seconds.
- Unplug the Ethernet cable from the back of the router.
- Test whether your WiFi is consistent after the reset.
Also, do the following:
Disable VPN/Proxy & Enable DHCP
It’s essential to deactivate any VPN or Proxy services on your network or connected devices and also enables the DHCP.
Without a VPN or Proxy, your networking will be free of restrictions and when the DHCP is enabled, your Eero will receive a static IP automatically from the router.
To enable the DHCP settings, follow the steps below:
- Open the Eero app on your mobile.
- Go into Settings from the corner.
- Next, enter the “Advanced” tab.
- From there switch to “Automatic”.
Tip: When you’re ready, reset your Eero again and test registering from scratch!
Enable the Universal Plug & Play
Sometimes your Eero might face networking restrictions when the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) option is disabled.
Even though the feature is enabled by default, sometimes the entire fuss with the “already registered” issue comes because the setting was manually disabled.
- Open the Eero app, go to Settings, then Advanced, and toggle on the UPnP
When you’re ready, try to register your Eero again!
7. Pause the Eero 5 GHz WiFi
In case this Eero is already registered, hold the reset button for 15 seconds to reset your Eero again and test registering to a different WiFi frequency.
Perhaps the entire issue comes due to incompatible WiFi, based on your smartphone’s WiFi capabilities so it’s best to switch frequency.
I Have Only 1 SSID?
Yes, Eero routers have only 1 SSID which allows both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz devices to live on them, but there is something that we can do.
Open the Eero app and then go to Settings > Troubleshooting > “My Device Won’t Connect” > “Temporarily Pause 5 GHz”.
This will disable the 5 GHz thread for 10 minutes, which might help in connecting your Eero to the WiFi without receiving the “already registered” error.
In case that doesn’t help, keep reading!
Eero is Still Registered?
In case nothing in this guide helped and your Eero is still registered to no avail, it’s time to seek professional help.
It’s best to contact Eero Customer Service directly and share what you have tried in this guide to save as much time as possible.
Hence, when the “Eero already registered” error appears, we should first attempt steps such as power cycle and app restart.
In case these methods won’t help, we need to press and hold the Eero device reset button for 15 seconds and re-attempt to pair freshly!
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.