I have a printer that does not do WiFi printing. I'd like to set it up to do so and believe that using an adapter using the Nest's ethernet port would work. I purchased this (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B018YPWORE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) but in setup it asks for a WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) environment which the Nest doesn't appear to have. Thus, the adapter doesn't work because the Nest and adapter cannot "talk."
Has anyone accomplished a wireless connection to a NON-WiFi enabled printer and their computer using the Nest router? At this point, my only option seems to be for the family to bring their individual laptops to the printer and plug in, and print-from-phone is definitely not possible. Not ideal to say the least!
For security reasons, a lot of these wireless adapters require extra levels of security to work with network devices. Sometimes there are some cloud print services that can help bridge the gap between non-WiFi printers and networks, but they are hit and miss as well. In cases like this, using the ethernet port out of the WiFi router into the printer directly or through a switch is usually the best way to get it onto the network and make it visible to other network-connected devices.
If you need a bit more clarification on that, just let me know.
I misspoke when I said switch. I meant ethernet hub, which essentially would just give you more ports out on the ethernet connection from your router. A hub is handy because you can still hardwire your PC and your printer. While I don't have a specific hub to recommend, you can find them fairly cheaply online.