Wondering how to change Eero from wireless to wired? Sometimes wireless connectivity might be interfered with and cause issues.
However, hooking up your Eero the old fashion way, using cables, will solve ALL wireless problems and deliver smooth functionality.
To set up wired Eero, download the Eero app for your mobile device and create your Eero account. Set up the Eero gateway and create your Eero network. Use an Ethernet cable to plug the Eero into the gateway unit.
People often ask if the Eero has to be wired so let’s find out!
Does Eero Have To Be Wired?
The straightforward answer to this question is NO.
Eero uses Bluetooth to connect with the gateway unit and transmit the WiFi connection, therefore cables are not necessary.
However, if you want to set up your Eero using cables, it’s possible and fairly easy.
Let’s first check what you need and then how to connect everything.
Wired Eero Setup Requirements
Before we begin, it’s appropriate to discuss what you will need during the wireless-to-wired transition so here is everything:
1. The Eero mobile app – Make sure to acquire the mobile Eero platform.
2. Ethernet cable – The actual cable you’re going to use to connect Eero.
3. Data connection – You will need a mobile device with a data connection.
4. Internet service – An internet coming to your household.
5. Newer Eero – You must have at least a 1st or 2nd generation Eero or a PRO version.
6. Free Ethernet slot – Must have a free Ethernet port on your base Eero and the Eero you wish to connect.
Having all of these components, you may proceed to wire Eero in the steps below.
How To Change Eero From Wireless To Wired?
Now that you know what you will be needing for the process, wiring Eero is relatively easy.
Make sure that you have the Eero gateway and grab all of the additional Eero devices you wish to connect with the base station.
Here is how to wire your Eero in easy steps:
Step #1 Download The Eero App
Downloading the Eero app is the most essential step of this guide. Without the application, you won’t be able to manage your Eero network at all.
To download and install the Eero app, follow the steps below:
- Go to the App Store/Google Play on your mobile smartphone.
- Search for “Eero” in the search field and tap on the first result.
- Start the download and make sure you have free space on your phone’s storage.
- Wait for the download & installation to finish.
Once you’re done downloading the Eero app, proceed with the next step.
Step #2 Register In Eero
If you’re just downloading Eero, we assume you don’t have a user account.
After accessing the application, you will be prompted to either login or create an Eero registration where your network information is going to be stored.
To register, tap on “Registration” and enter all credentials required. Confirm your password as well as the email, through the confirmation message in your email’s inbox.
Log in once you’re done and proceed with the next step.
Step #3 Setup Your Gateway
Wiring your Eero can be defined as directly connecting the gateway to the network modem.
The primary Eero – the gateway, is the device that will create the network and transfer the internet to all of your Eero devices throughout the household.
Note: Disconnect any additional network devices except the modem.
If you’re using any add-ons with the modem & router combo, get rid of them before proceeding with the instructions down below.
Setup your wired Eero in the steps down below:
- Grab your primary Eero (the gateway).
- Double-check if you’ve disconnected all additional devices, except the modem.
- Acquire a working Ethernet cable and choose a position for your Eero.
- Connect the first end of the Ethernet cable into one of the slots in your modem.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into one of the two slots on the back of your Eero.
- Connect the power adapter of your gateway Eero into a wall outlet.
From now on, your Eero gateway will directly acquire internet from the modem and transmit internet throughout your house.
Note: Inspect your Ethernet cables, since most of the issues related to wire Eero setup are because of a faulty or damaged cable or port.
Step #4 Reboot Your Modem
A large number of users recommend rebooting your modem once you have connected the Eero gateway in order to help the network start smoothly.
We suggest hard resetting your device, by unplugging the power adapter, waiting for around 5 minutes.
This process is also referred to as a power cycle or a hard reset and actually helps prevent any glitches because of your new setup.
Once your modem has rebooted, proceed with the next step to establish your Eero network.
Step #5 Connect Eero Devices
To make the Eero system completely wired, connect as many Eero devices as you want to one another.
This can be done via Ethernet backhaul, which will practically save you the headache of bothering with wireless connectivity.
The only thing you will need is a reliable Ethernet cable, which you should connect to the back of your primary Eero gateway.
Next, attach any Eero device to the given Ethernet cable to make your wired system.
Repeat with each Eero device you wish to wire. Just plug in an Ethernet on the back of the previous Eero and you’re ready to connect the next unit.
This is how to change Eero from wireless setup to wired and in the next step, we’ll be discussing how to configure your network.
Step #6 Configure Eero Network
Now that you’ve made changes to your Eero devices, we suggest configuring your network to align with the current state.
In order to change your network settings, follow the steps down below:
- Open the Eero app.
- Tap “Next” and go near your primary Eero gateway.
- Wait for the app to detect Eero and connect with it.
- Once the LEDs on its hardware start flashing, it means it’s creating a connection.
- Select a location for your Eero and you’re set!
From now on, Eero will run completely wired, saving you the trouble of bothering with the wireless connectivity.
This is how to change from wireless Eero setup to wired and if something does not work, scroll up and repeat the process from the beginning.
Focus on Step #3 and Step #5 as they are the essentials of hooking up your Eero.
To change Eero from wireless to wired, plug the primary Eero gateway into your modem and connect any additional Eero devices to it. Download the Eero app and configure the network settings correctly.
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Now that you know how to change Eero from wireless to wired, we hope that your cable setup is working better than the wireless.
If you struggle by any chance somewhere throughout the process, feel free to contact Eero and ask for help.
If you’re experiencing any other issue related to your Eero setup, don’t hesitate to check our blog and discover many other solution posts like this.
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.