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Can I connect to two different routers?

Ntc
Community Member

I'm at my parent's house and I was trying to connect to their WiFi by using the WPS button on their Netgear router. I didn't realize they were using a Nest Wifi router for their devices. Now my laptop is connected to the Netgear wifi but the other devices are connected to the Nest Wifi. Does that mess anything up or is that okay?

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Tuzza
Community Member

It won’t mess anything up. Although it I was your parent I’d be p£&ed 😂. As you’ve said it’s a netgear router. I take it the router will be firewalled, so no problems there. You might have an issue connecting to devices on their LAN, as if they are using the Nest router as their main router and the Netgear router, as a gateway/firewall (incidentally sounds similar to my setup), as you’re probably the wrong side of the router and connected to the considered WAN side for the Nest. This is why I disable any WPS, and ban my children from touching my network 👍

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Ntc.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw Tuzza'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

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey again, Ntc.

I'm checking in once more to see if you still needed some help on this or to see if you go things worked out.

Thanks,

- Jeff

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Ntc,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Thanks,

Edward