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!
You're right in that it won't work with WPS, Google doesn't support WPS as it's an older, less-secure protocol for wifi security. I think there's a couple of alternatives for you here though. If you have an old router that does support WPS, you could set that up with the same SSID (wifi name) and password as your Google (do this away from your Google wifi, or turn it off temporarily). Then use that adapter and connect it to the old router using WPS. Once it's connected it should then be able to connect into your Nest wifi network using its saved wifi name/password. Turn off the old router, turn Google back on and see how you go.
The other way would be to hard-wire the printer into one of your Windows computers via USB, then share the printer via Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/share-your-network-printer-c9a152b5-59f3-b6f3-c99f-f39e5...
You'll have to leave the computer on for people to print, but it's another option for you.