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Google WiFi Points and Huawei B818 4G modem/Router

Community Member

I live in a rural area in England and will probably never see Fibre put anywhere near me.

So I'm currently using a Huawei B818 4G modem/router whilst living in temporary accommodation as we build a new house. It works reasonably well and I anticipate using it with an exterior antenna on the new build, testing has already shown better signal and speeds.

Can anyone think of anything that may cause difficulties if I connect to 3 Google WiFi Points?

I've heard about double NAT issues (but not researched it fully). Is this something I need to be wary of? Do I need to just switch off the WiFi from the Huawei?

Any other stumbling blocks?

Like most forums, this one mostly shows problems, so I guess I'd like some re-assurance that I'm getting the right equipment.

Many thanks!


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, allancoblu.

Thanks for reaching out with your question about adding points to your network. While double NAT can be an issue with some setups, if you already have a working WiFi setup right now, the additional points will not change any of your settings. The WiFi points will simply extend the reach of your current setup and they won't introduce any new issues with double NAT. You can add WiFi points without any worries. Just for reference, the instructions to add points are below.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app
  2. Tap Add   Set up device  New device
  3. If prompted, choose a home.
  4. It should find your Wifi device. Tap Yes to continue. If you have multiple devices available for setup, select the device you would like to set up as a point  Next.
  5. Scan the QR code on the bottom of your device.
    • Hold your phone about 5 inches (12 cm) away to scan. More tips for scanning QR codes.
    • If you're unable to scan the QR code, tap Continue without scanning, then enter the setup key on the bottom of your device.
  6. Your point will now connect. For Nest Wifi points, when you hear a sound from your speaker, tap Yes
  7. Follow the in-app instructions to finish setup.
  8. If you’d like to add another point, tap Yes in the app when prompted or repeat these steps at a later time for additional points.
  9. Once you've added all of your Wifi devices, the app will perform a mesh test to confirm everything is working.

If you choose to add points to your network and need any help, please let me know and I'll be happy to continue to assist. Thanks.

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, allancoblu.
I just wanted to check in real fast to see if you saw my reply and to find out if you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.

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.