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New EERO 3 pack

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by oldlady, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. oldlady

    oldlady Occasional Visitor

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    I don’t know what to do.

    Should I integrate with ASUS 68u in bridge mode or use as stand-alone? Have FIOS gigabit and Windscribe VPN which we could put on the router or individual devices.

    I wondering what to do, in terms of security for guest networks, IoT other general security issues?
     
  2. Trip

    Trip Very Senior Member

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    Eero cannot run as a VPN client; it can only do VPN pass-through. If you need/want to run VPN on the router, then you'll need to run Eero in bridge mode and leave the AC68U online as a router (I would disable wireless on the 68U so you don't pollute your airspace with unused wifi channels).

    If you don't need to run VPN or anything on the router that Eero wouldn't support, then I would run Eero standalone and take the 68U offline. You would need to setup VPN on each endpoint device, however.
     
  3. oldlady

    oldlady Occasional Visitor

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    thanks
    I can run the VPN on each computer or phone. But I want to secure my network from hacking thru un-updated things. not that I have so many, but I want to do 'best practices' as much as a layperson can. would my old but updated asus router and 2 asus AP give me a "better" network than the eero with or without bridge mode? assume the wireless coverage and speed is adequate in both scenarios. I understand they are both consumer grade. I fiddled with an ER-X to do VLANs but am not going to ceiling mount the AP so that was a non-starter. thank you for you help
     
  4. Authority

    Authority Regular Contributor

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    Generally I don’t see much use for router based VPN. It messes up location and breaks some things so it’s nice to be able to turn it off and on. That and it’s of no real value to send Netflix (for example) unless you’re circumventing geographical limitations.


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