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Hardwiring google / nest wifi access points

Tjao
Community Member

I have both google wifi and nest wifi access points. 
I have a Nest wifi with hardwired Ethernet connection and see a difference in speed tests when I test with mesh or wired connection to this AP. 
I was planning to hard wire my other older google wifi AP in another room too, however this support article says google nest access points cannot be hard wired. 
Is that true?

 

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7215624?hl=en#

(see 3rd bullet point under Notes)

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @Tjao 

Google WiFi and Nest WiFi Router units can be hardwired, since they have Ethernet ports. However, the Nest WiFi Point units can't be hardwired, because they do not have Ethernet ports. So, they can only be added to a Google/Nest WiFi system as wireless mesh points.

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @Tjao 

Google WiFi and Nest WiFi Router units can be hardwired, since they have Ethernet ports. However, the Nest WiFi Point units can't be hardwired, because they do not have Ethernet ports. So, they can only be added to a Google/Nest WiFi system as wireless mesh points.

Tjao
Community Member

Thank you @MichaelP 

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tjao,

 

It looks like you were able to get resolution on this with MichaelP's help. Before I mark this thread as resolved, is there anything else you might need?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

I'm just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Thanks,

Edward