I am trying out the new Verizon 5G Home internet and it comes with Gateway that is Modem/Wifi Router Combo. To use the Google Nest Wifi, instead of the Gateway's embedded Wifi Router, do I simply turn off the Gateway WiFi and connect the Google Mesh to Gateway ethernet? (Gateway has setting for that).
Is there anything else I need to do? I have been Googling and reading about "setting gateway in bridge mode" but not sure if that is needed or even possible with the Verizon 5g Gateway.
I have this same setup. The Wi-Fi built into the Verizon 5G Gateway is Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and is far superior to what's in Google Nest Wi-Fi. The range and throughput is pretty great and I am supporting 40+ devices on the Verizon 5G Wi-Fi.
I started with the Google Mesh Wi-Fi connected to the Verizon box, as you describe, but had a LOT of problems with Wi-Fi performance and outages. So, I disconnected the Google Mesh and tried just using the Verizon Wi-Fi (I have a large office space on 2 floors, with 3600 sq/ft of space). Yes, I have a dead spot at the far end of my office, but we don't use that back corner. The performance difference is night and day. Give the Verizon Wi-Fi a try before committing to the Google Mesh nodes.
Thanks, Krutsch. I purchased the Google Nest for issues I had with my AT&T Gateway, but am testing the Verizon 5G now and Verizon WiFi 6 is working really well. It's much better than my Uverse Gateway wifi and having good connection to a Ring Cameras at far edge of my of home my old Gateway never got without glitchy extenders. I returned the Google Nest and so far it's looking like I will switch to Verizon 5G Home service.