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How to bridge the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E

In order to connect your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E to your internet service provider, you may need to set the router to bridge mode. To find out how to do so with these Wi-Fi 6 routers, you can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech.

We should note that, although this guide is based on the eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 and eero Pro 6E, it should also be applicable to the other versions of the eero router as well.

Why you need to bridge your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E

Certain ISPs will require you to set your router bridge mode in order for you to use its network connection.

For example, AT&T U-Verse already provides Wi-Fi and DHCP; as a result, your eero router will conflict with these features unless you put it in bridge mode.

If your ISP also requires PPPoE and/or a matching MAC address to function, then you also need to use bridge mode for your eero device.

Keep in mind that you will lose out on certain eero network services, as well as advanced eero management features, when you use this particular mode for your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E.

Furthermore, one of your eero node must act as the gateway router since it needs to connect to your home network via an Ethernet cable.

How to bridge your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E

In order to set your eero Wi-Fi 6 router to bridge mode, you need to take the following steps:

1. If you haven’t done so already, set up your eero network by using the eero app on your smartphone or mobile device.

If your ISP requires your eero to be set in bridge mode, then you need to connect your eero to the existing router and then complete the setup for the eero network.

2. With your eero network set up and connected to the ISP, open the eero app on your smartphone or mobile device.

3. Inside of the application, you first need to tap the Settings icon, which is located at the bottom of the screen.

4. From the Settings menu, you then need to select Advanced.

5. Afterwards, you need to select DHCP & NAT.

6. Next, you need to select Bridge. If you are using a static IP, then you need to select Manual instead.

7. Once you are done, tap the Save icon on the top right corner in order to save the new settings.

After saving the new settings, your eero 6, eero 6+, eero Pro 6 or eero Pro 6E router should now be set to bridge mode.

To see how you can set up your eero Wi-Fi 6 router as the gateway router that connects directly to your modem, you can check out this article.

If your eero isn’t being detected when you try to set up your eero network, then you can take a look at this troubleshooting article to see what actions you can take in order to fix this particular issue.