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Adding a wireless Bridge to Nest mesh

Alexio
Community Member

Hi,

Ive just installed a Nest mesh using a router and a point.

As I need 4 ethernet ports on my TV side for TV and sound bar and... (which need cable connectivity for better connection and also old wifi modules); I plan to add a 3rd party wifi bridge with ethernet ports to the nest mesh.

The 3rd party device (a linksys 3200 acm) is connected through wireless to the mesh as a client and it is configured as a wireless bridge because its far away from the nest router and can not be connected to the nest router over the lan.

If any one have tried this before, can you check all the clients on the google home app clients list?

Any issues or performance degrades?

Can I also setup the 3rd party device with the same wifi ssid to use it as a repeater?

 

Thanks 😊 

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EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Alexio,

 

Thanks for reaching out. This setup could work but we don't recommend this as this may cause WiFi congestion. I would suggest using a switch. You could click on this link to learn more about this.

 

Thanks,

Edward

 

Alexio
Community Member

Hello Esward

Thanks for the reply,

As I have just 1 nest wifi and 1 wifi point in the setup, that was the only way.

right now the setup is working but I have ordered one more nest wifi and will add one switch to that one as well.

Many thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Alexio.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw Edward's reply and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.
Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. We'll be locking the thread in the next 24 hours, but if you still need help, I would be happy to keep it open. If there's more we can do, just let me know.
Thanks.

Alexio
Community Member

Thanks for your reply

Right now it is working.

I will add a nest wifi shortly and will update the threat.

 

Many thanks

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Alexio.

I just wanted to follow up and see if you were able to add that additional WiFi point to your setup and to see if you still needed any help on this. If you still need help, just let us know.

Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, everyone.
It looks like we've slowed down here again. We'll be closing up the thread unless anyone else has any input or needs anything else. If so, just let me know and we can keep this open a bit longer.
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