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Google WiFi Mesh ethernet monitoring

heppy2010
Community Member

Hi there,

I've not yet bought the three pack but I'm trying to build a system that monitors usage and bandwidth on both ethernet connected and wifi connected devices.  I know the home app monitors the latter but can't see if it'll also track ethernet connected (via the wifi hubs) devices.

Anyone have an answer?

 

TIA,

S

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @heppy2010 

Google/Nest WiFi will track the total inbound and outbound traffic through the internet connection on the primary (router + firewall) unit regardless of how those clients are connected. For example, in my home network, I have a large wired Ethernet infrastructure with a core switch connected to my primary Google WiFi unit's LAN Ethernet port. From there, I have several remote switches that feed wired devices in other parts of my house – a media center, a couple of offices/dens, a gaming machine, etc. None of those wired devices are connected through Ethernet ports on either of my secondary Google WiFi units (but those units are wired into that network to improve their performance). The Google Home app shows internet traffic usage for all of my wired and wireless devices. It does not show local network traffic usage, though – only traffic to/from the internet.

I hope this helps explain where the metrics are being gathered (on the primary) and what they do (and don't) measure.

Thanks Michael. This information helped me even though I'm not the OP.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, hepp2010.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw MichaelP's reply and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.
Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. We'll be locking the thread in the next 24 hours, but if you still need help, I would be happy to keep it open. If there's more we can do, just let me know.
Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thanks for chiming in and letting us know that MichaelP's advice worked, Nephroid. Hopefully it works out for heppy2010 as well.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, heppy2010.

I just wanted to check back in again to see if you were able to try out MichaelP's advice and if it was able to work this out for you. If not, let me know if you still need some more help.

Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. We'll be locking the thread in the next 24 hours, but if you still need help, I would be happy to keep it open. If there's more we can do, just let me know.
Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
As we haven't had any activity here recently I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. If you have more to add, feel free to start a new discussion.
Thanks