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Can I connect all three Nest Wifi Pros to an Ethernet switch for a better connection?

mjolnir
Community Member

I recently purchased the Google Nest Wifi Pro and have it working, although two of the points have a poor connection. Is it possible to wire those points into my network so that the router and the two points are all hard-wired? I have network ports in those rooms but when I've tried to connect them to the network the entire network seems to crash. 

I have the following equipment:

NETGEAR 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GSS116E) that takes all the Ethernet from my wired rooms and connects it to the 10GELAN port on the Verizon FIOS CR1900A Gateway 2022 Router. My 10GEWAN port is connected to the Verizon ONT.

I'd love to be able to wire the points to the Switch as well so that I have the best WiFi possible at all three locations, vs. great at the point and weak at the other two.

Thanks in advance!

 

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Ethernet between the pucks instead of wireless is possible, this is known as "wired backhaul".

But the order of which you connect the devices are important.

First you'll have the modem, preferably in bridge mode to avoid double NAT:

Then the first/ main Nest Wifi Pro unit. Then a unmanaged switch without any fancy features like loop detection/ prevention.

Then you connect other wired devices to the switch, like the two other Nest Wifi Pro units.


I don't work for Google.

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks, 

We appreciate your help here, @olavrb.
@mjolnir, I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Thanks,
Mel

In theory I understand what the solution is but I will have to see how it works. Appreciate the response and I'll respond with an update soon. Thanks!

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi mjolnir,

Thanks for letting us know. Take your time, I'll be waiting for your update.

Best,
Mel

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@mjolnir how's it going with connecting your Nest Wifi Pros to your ethernet switch. I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. If you have other questions and concerns, feel free to let me know.

 

I appreciate the help, Mel and olavrb.

 

Regards,
Emerson

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello mjolnir,

 

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,
Emerson

mjolnir
Community Member

Thanks for your help!

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi mjolnir,

 

You're welcome. Don't hesitate to create a new thread if you have other questions or concerns as this thread will be close now.

 

Best,
Emerson