I had Spectrum internet at previous house and had my Next Wifi connected to it without any issues. I am in the process of moving and received a newer Spectrum modem to use at my new address. I tried for hours to get the Nest connected to the modem with no luck. I had a Spectrum service person at the house today to troubleshoot the problem, and he was able to confirm that the modem is working properly by connecting a Spectrum Router to it. I tried resetting the Nest, and I followed the setup instructions on the Google Home App numerous times without any luck. I get as far as connecting to the router, but it always fails while trying to obtain a connection to the modem/internet.
Anyone else experience this problem? Any tips on things to try? I really want to use this router at my new location, but I'm getting extremely frustrated trying to get things setup.
Thanks in advance
Literally having this identical problem. Had a Spectrum tech out today with the same issue. Called Google, did the dance, they told me to have Spectrum "reprovision the modem" which I just did. Didn't work, so waiting on Google to call me back. They said they'd call back in 30 minutes but they haven't.
I have an update. If I use the Charter/Spectrum router, and daisy-chain the Nest Wifi router, things work. It is only specifically when the modem connects directly to the router that that the problem exists.
I am still waiting on a callback from Google.
I'm having a similar issue. I just moved to a new place and got a new Spectrum modem. My Nest router appears to connect to the modem, but no matter what I try (factory resets, different network names that weren't previously used etc.) I get stuck when the app says "Creating your WiFi network". It tells me something went wrong and to check that wifi and Bluetooth are still enabled on my phone, which they are.
Sorry to hear about all the setup issues you're having. That sounds pretty frustrating. I realize that some of you might have slightly different setups, but I'm going to ask a few things. If you can respond with your situation, I will be happy to address each one individually as we go.
If you can all give me some answers to those questions, I think we can figure out what's happening in the process and get this sorted out. I look forward to hearing back from you all.
I've been on with Google support once again this morning, and they're continuing to point the finger at Spectrum. This makes no sense, as hardwiring and other routers work with the modem - it is exclusively the nest wifi router that does not work.
Hi Jeff - my responses are below...
Thanks for helping!
With all the reports and the common thread of Spectrum being involved, I'm going to pass this along to an internal team to see if they have any more insight on this. I'll report back once I know more.
For those affected by the Spectrum connectivity issue, there was actually a spike in outages reported that might have been the cause of the connection and setup problems. Is there anyone still affected by these issues here? The Spectrum outage has subsided, so if anyone is still having trouble, please let me know and we can look deeper into your specific setup and situation.
Like many others here, I also had difficulty when I first connected my Google Nest Wi-Fi router to the Spectrum modem--they didn't communicate at all.
While it was still connected, I used the MySpectrum app to reset the Spectrum modem. Immediately, the two devices started talking to each other, the Google Nest Wi-Fi was able to complete DHCP, and my network was online.
Hi Jeff - I am still experiencing the same problems. At this point I have given up - Google tech support is zero help, blaming Spectrum. Spectrum has been out here three times and they've tried everything they can and they think its the router.
I also gave up and ended up renting Spectrum's wifi router because I needed access for work. I do plan on trying to reconnect the Google Nest, but haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Thanks for following up!
Sorry that you're seeing the same issue. I know it's a frustrating situation. Can you provide me a quick summary of your setup with the Spectrum modem? Is your modem a modem only, or does it have a built in router as well? If so, do you have the router disabled? If you can give me a little detail about the setup, we can make sure that's all set up properly to work with the mesh network.
I was able to connect two of my four hubs to the router using one of the methods that was suggested after multiple attempts (factory reset and then manually inputting the code rather than scanning QR code). This worked but 2 of the 4 hubs that I factory reset are not being picked up by the google home app and I can't add them. I've tried all of the various tips on here and now i have 2 very expensive paper weights. I think someone else said they had the same issue where they were successful with adding one or two but could not add anymore to their network. Can you please have your technicians look into why this is happening even after factory reset?
The inability to connect or set up after a factory reset is one of the current issues we're tracking and working on internally. It's one of the more frustrating bugs we have going on as it doesn't seem to follow any sort of consistent pattern. I'll update as I know more.
I had the primary Google nest router with points working at one point. Then I disconnected the router last night to prevent damage from storm. Internet is fine, I can’t get the router to connect to internet, wasted 3 hrs wrecking my brain over it. Help!!! I did a factory reset on the router. Common Google!! You have all those engineers? Can you send me a new device??
I have the same exact issue right now. I was able to make the google mesh work after a reset when I bought it. Had to spend a lot of time and eventually factory resetting helped. After a power outage during a storm it stopped working and I ended up suing tp link router with soectrum model for last couple of months. Now trying to get the google mesh to work again is a big pain. Factory rest also isn’t enabling it to work.
As an update for you all, I wanted to let you know that we have a firmware update coming out now. Some people may have already received the update, but most will see it coming still. Everyone will have it before the end of April. If you receive that update and don't see an improvement in your issues here, please let me know and we can keep looking into things.
For those that are failing entirely to get through the first step of setup (getting the router online), can you let me know? The router does need to connect in order to pull the update down, so we might have to look at things differently for you.