Hi, recently had Google Fiber installed and the service came with the Google Wifi router and point. I have devices that can only connect to the 2.4 band; home security system, Wyze cameras, sprinkler controller, smart plugs, and smart bulbs.
I cannot find a solution to add them to the Google Wifi system without using my old router that's on it last breath hooked into a switch.
Currently the system is as follows; Fiber Jack, to Google Wifi, to switch and then to wired devices that include PC's, TV's, Xbox, and Roku devices. On the switch I also have the old Asus router to connect to the 2.4 band only devices.
I would like to remove the old router and only use the Google Wifi.
Note, if I reverse the router connected to the fiber jack and switch, Google Wifi does not work and the old router is not connecting to everything.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you community.
2.4ghz and 5ghz can't be separated to separate SSIDs with Nest Wifi. That's how it has always been, and it likely won't change any time soon.
This topic is frequently discussed, instead of repeating existing info I recommend you check back in time for tips and tricks.
Actually, not resolved. I have a work around using the old router. I would ultimately like only one router. My Vivint alarm and all off my Wyze devices cannot detect the Google wifi when seeing them up. They do not see the 2.4 band. My old Asus router allowed to name each bands with a unique SSID.
The problem with the work around is for some reason I cannot get into the Asus router settings when it is hooked up to a switch.
Thank you for checking in.
When it (the Asus router) is hooked up to a switch, it might detect double NAT and set itself up as access point, rather than router mode. Then it get's an IP within the subnet of Nest Wifi.
Check Google Home -> Wifi -> Devices what IP it (the Asus router) gets when connected to the switch. Preferably set Asus up as access point only like so: