Right now I have 3 Google wifi points. One of them is the Google nest router and the two others are Google Wifi Gen 1 pucks. right now the way the mesh is set up is that I have hardwired from my Verizon router the Google Nest Wifi router then I also have Hardwire from my Verizon router to a Google Wifi Gen 1 puck. I automatically assumed that the hardwired puck is using the ethernet cable for wifi but recently the internet has been really slow on my pc.
Previously to make sure I had the puck hardwired was to make a different home and make a wifi connection to that puck but that was really annoying because I have smart things in my house and some devices weren't able to communicate with each other so I ended up switching to adding the wifi puck to my main wifi. But ever since my wifi has been slow and in the home app, it says the device isn't working well because it wasn't working well with the mesh and I thought it would be fine because it is hardwired but I don't fully know if it's even using it.
This is my wifi setup:
Verizon Router > Google Nest Wifi Router (gen 2) > Google Wifi Puck (Gen 1)
Verizon Router > Google Wifi Puck (Gen 1) > Ethernet Switch > My computer
Also, the hardwired Google Wifi Puck (Gen 1) is upstairs and farther away from the other points and all points are in the same Google Home
My main question is if I have my google wifi puck (gen 1) hardwired to the original router will it use the ethernet or will it use the mesh
There's no mention of a modem in this setup. Is the Verizon router also a modem? Because the Google Wifi should be your only router. Run the cable from your ISP's modem into the WAN port on your Google Wifi, and the other pucks go wireless. Really simple diagram of it here:
Your Nest WiFi Router unit should be the only thing connected directly to your Verizon Router. The remaining Google WiFi units should be connected to the Nest WiFi Router's LAN Ethernet port so that they are on the "inner" network created by your Nest WiFi Router. They are in bridge mode, so connecting them to the "outer" network will cause significant problems for your network. Use an inexpensive (unmanaged) Ethernet switch to make more ports available from your Nest WiFi Router unit. Here's a help page with more details: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7215624?hl=en
Also, if you've already set up any of those Google WiFi units as independent "primary" networks, you'll need to factory reset them before adding them to your Nest WiFi network. Once they are added, they can be connected via Ethernet as described above.