This is how HomeKit Router support works

Are you thinking of upgrading your Home Wf-Fi and looking at HomeKit router support? Then our friend Chris Young at HomeKitGeek has been testing the latest firmware on the eero Wi-Fi router with HomeKit support.

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Now eero has released Homekit Secure networking support to its wifi router line up. This update allows users to lock down their HomeKit accessories in a way is only reserved for users with a good understanding of networking.

The new Homekit router support for eero mesh Wi-Fi devices, users will get greater control within the Home App with the following controls to manage settings;

  • No Restriction: The HomeKit accessory can connect to any internet service or local device without restrictions.
  • Automatic: This setting allows the accessory to connect to an automatic list o manufacturer-approved internet services and local devices.
  • Restrict to Home: Only allows the accessory to connect to your home hub. This could prevent firmware updates or remote control via the devices native app.

How does it work?

While we are still to get our hands on an eero router. Chris Young has been testing the new HomeKit router firmware update. He feels that unless you’re feeling lucky, then avoid updating your Eero Pro system to HomeKit support.

However, If you really enjoy living on the edge and you’re willing to mess up your HomeKit home to the point of a complete rebuild, then go for it. You can watch his full thoughts on his experience so far and subscribe to his channel to follow his journey with this update.

If you want to go ahead with the update, then you can download the eero home WiFi system from the App Store for free. A single eero router costs $99 and a three pack costs $249. 

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I write for active JR covering wearables and smart home My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.


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