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How to connect external hard drive to Nest Wifi?

CCTC
Community Member

Is it possible to connect an external hard drive to Google Nest Wifi so everyone in the house can access it remotely?

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

I've never heard about a NAS not being compatible with Google/ Nest Wifi.


I don't work for Google.

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CCTC
Community Member

Thanks! I think a switch is a good alternative solution.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
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CCTC
Community Member

Thanks olavrb. Is all NAS drives compatible with Google Nest Wifi? I'm also concerned that Google Wifi does not have any USB connection. Thanks again!

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

I've never heard about a NAS not being compatible with Google/ Nest Wifi.


I don't work for Google.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, CCTC.

It looks like olavrb was able to sort out your question for you. I just wanted to check in and see if there was anything else you needed or to see if you were all set here. Let me know if there's more we can do for you.

Thanks.

CCTC
Community Member

Hi Jeff -

I’m still in doubt on how to connect a NAS till Nest Wi-Fi without losing speed/performance. From what I researched, NAS devices primarily uses USB connections. Any tips you can provide? Thanks!

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

NAS (network attached storage) devices primarily uses ethernet.

I've connected a 8 port unmanaged switch (Netgear GS108) to my primary Nest Wifi, then connected my NAS and some other devices (Apple TV, PS3, TV, nVidia Shield) to that switch. Like so:


I don't work for Google.

CCTC
Community Member

Thanks! I think a switch is a good alternative solution.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thanks for the input, olavrb. 

I just wanted to follow up, CCTC and to see if you needed anything else. If so, just let me know!

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