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Best firewall appliance compatible with Google Nest

gudik
Community Member

I am looking for a good firewall appliance to use that will support google nest. 
I have a fiber connection at 1 Gbps which currently goes to a nest router that is then connected via a switch to the rest of the ethernet network, including two more nest routers. The only AP's are the routers. 

I would like to be able to pull of the firewall extra lans work seperate networks via seperate switches (work environment). 

PFSense and Netgate is something I'm considering. 

Any suggestions for something that will work well with Nest?

Thanks

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @gudik 

The primary Nest WiFi Router (the one connected to your internet service) is a NAT firewall. You may be able to put another firewall outside the Nest WiFi network, but that is not generally recommended, since the resulting double NAT may cause issues with the operation of Nest WiFi. You may be able to put another firewall inside the Nest WiFi network instead. Devices behind that firewall will also be subjected to double NAT, but that may or may not be a problem.

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @gudik 

The primary Nest WiFi Router (the one connected to your internet service) is a NAT firewall. You may be able to put another firewall outside the Nest WiFi network, but that is not generally recommended, since the resulting double NAT may cause issues with the operation of Nest WiFi. You may be able to put another firewall inside the Nest WiFi network instead. Devices behind that firewall will also be subjected to double NAT, but that may or may not be a problem.

gudik
Community Member

That's a sensible approach, i.e. to have a firewall inside/after the nest router.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey gudik.

It looks like you and @MichaelP were able to come to an answer for your question. I just wanted to follow up real fast to see if there's anything else you needed on this, or if we can mark this one resolved. If you need anything else, just let me know.

Thanks.

gudik
Community Member

Cheers @Jeff 

Yes, that would be perfect.

My best
Gudbjorn

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thanks, again gudik. 

And as always, if there's anything else you need, please feel free to open up a new thread.