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Converting old Google wifi router into a point

Junderwood
Community Member

We had a gen 1 mesh setup (1 router, 2x points).  We just got a new nest mesh setup (also 1 router, 2 points).  The newer router connected easily to the old points, but the system doesn’t want to allow the old router to act as a point anywhere in the house. 

Can the old router be used this way?

if yes, how?

 

thanks

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olavrb
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Mixing different Google/ Nest Wifi devices is indeed supported:

All pucks you want to add as mesh points to your new Google Home home network, be it Google Wifi, Nest Wifi add-on point or Nest Wifi router, must be factory reset (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/6246619?hl=en) unless brand new and unused, then added to your existing network through the Google Home app (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9548301?hl=en).

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Junderwood.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw olavrb'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, Junderwood.
Just one quick final check in here. 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.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, all.
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.