You can connect your router to the printer via two methods. One is through Ethernet cable and another one is through wireless system. We are going to mention the steps for both the methods.
Connecting through Ethernet cable
As the name signifies, you need to connect the devices physically with each other. Connect one end of the cable to the router and another to the printer. The Eero must be connected to the home wireless network at that time.
Connecting without cable
To connect the printer wirelessly to the Eero Setup, first confirm that your printer support WPA2 or CCMP encryption. For your information, we want to mention that Eero doesn’t support WPS due to security concern. Apart from this, other standards like WPA2, WPA, and WEP are also not supported by Eero.
If your printer is not currently supporting WPA2 AES, then update the drivers of your printer and check online from the printer manufacturer’s website.
You must ensure that the printer should not be connected to any other network earlier. If it is connected, then Eero will not connect to it and printer will automatically fetch the Mac address and network settings of the old network.
Steps to check the signal strength of Eero
Most of the users after configuring the router with the home wireless network don’t bother changing the location of it. However, if you are getting signal problem or the signal drops-down suddenly, then check the network status and change the location of router. It will definitely improve wireless connectivity.
To check the quality and speed of network, go through the below-mentioned steps.
- Open Eero app.
- From the home screen, click on ‘Eero device’ you want to configure or check the speed.
- Go to ‘Connection details’ from the right top.
- Click on ‘Wireless or wired’ depending on the connecting type.
If you are using wired network, then the app will auto-detect it and display ‘Wired’ in the connection type. Change the position of the Eero Installation and check if it affects the performance or speed of network. Yes, if there is a speed issue from the ISP side, then you can’t do anything than to contact ISP.
All the details related to the connection and the bandwidth will be displayed for the wireless connection even on the app screen.
If there is a single bar on the flag, then it means the connection is improper or not sufficient. You will have to fix the problem at the earliest through the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the post.
After implementing the troubleshooting steps, if you are still facing the problem, you can contact Eero experts available online.