I don't have a home phone/wired landline so I access the internet via a Telstra USB Mobile WiFi dongle. Can I connect a Google Mesh Router/Extender to this to extend the range of the wifi signal throughout my property? I also have a Netgear LTE Modem LM1200 but unfortunately it is not compatible with the Google Mesh.
The only way to connect Nest Wifi to internet is by using the WAN port.
So the USB device is not going to work directly.
Did you try the Netgear connect the Nest Wifi?
Netgear Connect LAN port --> Nest Wifi WAN port
The Netgear LM1200 does also have a WAN port but this is for using a modem and not a device like Nest Wifi.
Yes - I know I will need a different connection and I have a USB to Ethernet adaptor, however although the Nest WiFi is a modem, I have found I can't use Netgear to connect to the Google Mesh unit.:
|Google Wifi can create a mesh network only with Google Nest Wifi and Google Wifi routers and points. If you have a non-compatible router (such as a Cisco, Linksys, or Netgear router), it won't mesh with your Google Wifi points." from support.google.com
They are uncompatible with the Mesh network but you can easily use your Netgear as a modem.
If you connect the Nest Wifi WAN port to your Netgear LAN port you can use the Wifi network of the Nest Wifi to connect to the internet. For the best result when everything is working is to disable the Wifi on the netgear if able. This way you use the Netgear as internet source and the Nest Wifi as your Wifi with mesh. 🙂
@MissTiff I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. How's it going with your Google Wifi? I wanted to follow and see if you are still in need of any help. In case you have an update, you know where to find us.
I appreciate your response, RXShorty, Mel and Abi.