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Adding a google nest Wi-Fi point to an existing network.

Rgary
Community Member

Do I need to have an Ethernet port where it put an additional Wi-Fi point ?

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jaypratt1
Community Member

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Google Nest Wifi is designed for working without the ethernet cable between them, that's the whole point of mesh. 🙂 This is called "wireless backhaul". As long as all the points are made for the same region (don't mix US and EU for instance), it will work just fine.

See following documentation about how to set up Google Nest Wifi:

But if you can use cable, you should, as it will give better speed and stability. This is called "wired backhaul". See more about that here:


I don't work for Google.

Ashepherdson
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Just to add on to this, the nest wifi points do not have Ethernet points and are wireless only.  The nest routers do have Ethernet points, so if you plan on wiring make sure you get the right ones.  

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, Rgary.

I just wanted to follow up real fast to see if you were needing any additional support or to see if you have the answer and solution you needed. If you still need any help, just let me know and I'll be happy to jump in. Big thanks to olavrb and Ashepherdon for their info and help.

Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
As we haven't had any activity here recently I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. If you have more to add, feel free to start a new discussion.
Thanks