Would like any feedback to help my signal be better.
Current configuration in home:
AT&T Fiber Modem connected to actual 2-story house (3,500 SQFT). Modem is located upstairs on North side.
Google Nest Configuration is:
- 1 google nest router connected to AT&T Fiber modem and sitting right next to the modem. There is one nest wifi point also upstairs on the south end of the house (about 3 bedrooms down).
- 1 nest wifi point in the kitchen which is almost under the nest router that is located upstairs.
- 1 nest wifi point outside a brick wall about 30-40 feet east of the kitchen point listed above. I have a pool outside and a Tiki Bar I am trying to keep a strong signal too as well.
I don't think I have this configured the best as I am not getting the best signal throughout my house.
Any recommendations to fix this?
In a Google article regarding quantity of google points on a network I found the following statement:
Statement: The Google Home app supports only one Wi-Fi network per home, but you can create up to 5 homes, with a single Wi-Fi network in each.
Here is my question:
Q1) Does that mean I can make multiple homes in my Google App using the same AT&T Fiber modem and connect by Ethernet cable multiple google nest routers assigning them their own network in the home off the same AT&T Fiber modem?
Guides about placement and quantity:
For better performance you can look into wired backhaul; connecting the Nest Wifi pucks by ethernet cable.
Required pucks to have ethernet ports, which the Nest Wifi add-on point does not have.
Multiple Google Home homes and networks is not recommended, it will not help you in any way. Also, devices connected to one Google Home home, will not be able to communicate with devices connected to a different Google Home home.
@EdwardT Good morning.
Yes I was able to follow the links just fine. They were helpful to some degree, but still left me with a lot of questions. One of the things I did learn was that I needed to move my router to the middle of the house. I did that after rewiring some ethernet cables. Seems to have helped a lot with my Wi-Fi signal. Actually by doing that I no longer needed any other Google nest points aside from the router itself!
I still had one room upstairs that did not have a good signal because of walls, laundry room, bathrooms and things of that nature in between the router signal. I then put a Google nest point near the room and that seems to have helped some, but at the reduction of my routers signal everywhere else in the house.
At least now I seem to have an equalized decent signal throughout the house. Seems I wasted a lot of money buying the Google router and two nest point package.
in the end I think I am going to stick with JUST the router and buy another router and back haul that one to a switch that will be connected to my original router and give up on all the points. I think that will be my best solution.
now I have to go buy google speakers to put in the rooms.