Ring Alarm Pro mounted on the wall above a console table in a modern home.

How To Replace Your Current Router With Alarm Pro

Enjoy a more reliable home network with features like cellular internet connection and 24/7 Backup Internet* by replacing your router with the Ring Alarm Pro. Designed to connect directly to your modem or other ISP equipment, Ring Alarm Pro can be set up to use a cellular internet connection with 24/7 Backup Internet if your active ISP connection is interrupted. 

*Compatible Ring Protect subscription required (sold separately). Extra data charges may apply. ​Cellular data is provided by a third party carrier. Coverage, uptime, technology, and speeds will vary. Will require backup power if the power goes out. Visit ring.com/alarm-pro for more details. 

To correctly setup your Alarm Pro as the router (gateway) to your home network, review the diagram below: 


Please note that Alarm Pro will be connected to your modem and the internet using an ethernet cable, but will communicate with the cameras and devices in your home using wifi. 

How to setup your eero wifi network or replace your existing non-eero router with Ring Alarm Pro

In order to set up your Ring Alarm Pro, you’ll need the following:

  • Ring iOS or Android app
  • eero iOS app or Android app
  • Mobile device with a data connection (If you don't have access to a data connection, see our workaround instructions
  • Internet service provided into your home if you do not plan on using only cellular backup from the Ring Alarm Pro
  • Cable or DSL modem (if required), or connection to a Fiber ONT

Don’t know what a modem is? Unsure if you have one? Find out here.

Once you’ve downloaded both the Ring and eero apps, here’s how to get started getting your Ring Alarm Pro online:

  1. Open the Ring App.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰).
  3. Tap
    Set Up a Ring Device.
  4. Tap
  5. Tap
    Alarm Pro Base Station.
  6. Follow the steps in the Ring app until you reach the
    How do you want to connect to the internet
  7. Tap
    I have internet at this location.
  8. Tap the
    Setup eero Network
    button at the bottom of the next screen.
  9. Tap
    • If you plan to use the Ring Alarm Pro cellular backup connection instead of connecting through your ISP, tap
      I need internet service
  10. Open the eero app.
  11. Tap on
    New to eero?
  1. Log into the eero app by tapping
    Use my Amazon account
    to your use Amazon account information or create an eero account by tapping
    Continue with email or phone
  1. Follow the instructions in the eero app to complete the eero portion of setup for your Ring Alarm Pro
  1. Once you’ve completed setup in the eero app, you’ll be brought to the Home screen.
  2. Tap
    Complete your Ring Alarm Pro Base Station
    setup card to complete the setup process in the Ring app.

When you’ve finished setting up your Ring Alarm Pro, you’ll be able to connect devices to your new wifi network. To do this, simply find your Ring Alarm Pro network on your device, enter the network password that you’ve created, and get connected.

If you’re using the same network name (SSID) and password as your previous router, your devices should automatically reconnect. However, you may need to toggle wifi on these devices or power cycle for them to recognize the new eero network.

If you experience any trouble connecting specific devices to your new eero network, try disconnecting and reconnecting wifi on the device. If that doesn’t work, try rebooting the device and then reconnecting to the network once it powers back on.

What if my ISP requires additional configuration for setup?

If your ISP requires additional configuration like WAN VLAN tagging or using a Static IP, you won’t be able to set up the Ring Alarm Pro using these configurations initially.

The Ring Alarm Pro may detect that it does not have an active connection through your modem or other equipment, and instead will use the cellular backup connection during setup.

If you do require additional configuration in order to connect to your ISP, please see this article and follow the steps listed for configuring with an existing network.

Last updated 6 months ago