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Taking nest cam battery on vacation

Caz66
Community Member

Hello, we’re heading out on a road trip with our dog. And we’re bringing our new nest cam battery with us to allow us to keep an eye on the dog. I’ve been looking for articles on setting up the nest cam once we’re at a remote location. 

has anyone done this, if so what’s the proper way to setup? Thanks.

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi Caz66,

I have never taken my Nest cameras on the road but I have taken my Chromecast and Google home mini. The method I use is a travel router set up with the same WiFi network information (SSID and password) as I use at home. Then I connect the travel router with either hotel WiFi or my phone's hotspot and I can use the devices with zero other configuration.

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

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Caz66
Community Member

Hello, after following the video setup overview, it works!! Setup the TP Link 750 travel router as a hotspot, in quick setup selected the hotel's wifi unencrypted, added my home ssid and password for the 2.4 & 5 ghz. Clicked finish. Turned on my Google Next indoor/outdoor battery cam in the Googe home app, it came on!!!

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi Caz66,

I have never taken my Nest cameras on the road but I have taken my Chromecast and Google home mini. The method I use is a travel router set up with the same WiFi network information (SSID and password) as I use at home. Then I connect the travel router with either hotel WiFi or my phone's hotspot and I can use the devices with zero other configuration.

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

Caz66
Community Member

Thanks for the quick response and solution, Cathal. Which travel router brand and model do you use.

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi again,

I have used the 'GL.iNet GL-AR300M16-Ext' for a few years and it's been great.

 

However there are newer, better models now available.

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

aatienza
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Caz66,

 

I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. I hope that sheds some light on the issue.

 

I appreciate the help, Cathal_S.

 

Thanks,

Archie

aatienza
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Caz66,

 

I just wanted to follow up to see if you still need our help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 
 

Thanks,

Archie

Caz66
Community Member

Thanks for checking in, Archie! 
I plan on purchasing the TP-Link AC750 Wireless Nano Travel Router to see if my Nest Camera will function outside its normal environment. I hope the Nest Cam will see the travel router as my Google Wi-fi and then connect.

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Nano Travel Router
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07V2R7W11/?coliid=IMMTYP8FHPFLL&colid=1CJ6Q5KV2JP6B&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_li...

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

Just checking in on this thread and the activity on it. We'll leave this topic open for another 24 hours in case there are any follow-up questions or comments.

Best regards,
Brad

Caz66
Community Member
Well, the nest camera did not connect to my TP Link 750 travel router. I changed the ssid on the travel router to my home wireless ssid. I could see my see it being broadcasted via my phone. 

any suggestions?

 

Caz66
Community Member

Hello, after following the video setup overview, it works!! Setup the TP Link 750 travel router as a hotspot, in quick setup selected the hotel's wifi unencrypted, added my home ssid and password for the 2.4 & 5 ghz. Clicked finish. Turned on my Google Next indoor/outdoor battery cam in the Googe home app, it came on!!!

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Great news!

Happy to hear that you have it working.

 

Regards,
Cathal

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

Glad to hear that a solution has been found! We'll keep this thread open for a little longer. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

 

Best regards,
Brad

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

At this time, I'll go ahead and lock this thread. If you're still experiencing problems, feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help. We invite you to search the Community to see if a discussion is open and ongoing about your topic. If not, feel free to start a new thread. 

Best Regards,
Brad

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone!

 

Thanks for your help here, Cathal_S and Archie.

 

Sounds like a plan! I'm glad to hear that you were able to look for an alternative WiFi setup for your Nest Cam Battery. 

 

Please keep us posted.

 

Cheers,

JT