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Is Nest WiFi Pro a true mesh?

Mostwired
Community Member

Is Nest WiFi Pro a true mesh (e.g, like ZigBee), or a star-type network with satellites always connecting to the main router? I have 4 nodes, one of them furthest from the router yielding a weak mesh test - see screenshots. The recommendation Home app gives is to move a satellite close to the main router. Mind you, this satellite is 18ft away from another one with a clear line of sight.

 

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I need to know for sure, as I'll likely return the Nest WiFi Pro and stick to another mesh, as this would be false advertising.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Nest Wifi uses 802.11s for meshing. It prefers fewer hops; if secondary units can reach the primary unit directly, even with weak signal strength, they will.

For more details, see:

https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleWiFi/comments/youiuw/comment/ivfykdj/


I don't work for Google.

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bambs
Community Member

I had to delete my previous responses, as i talked my way through it my response changed. Engineer problems 🙂

first of all, these things are easily brickable, only use approved google nest config tools and avoid advanced developer options of you are not a developer. 

you are not a developer. Even if you are, this isnt a raspberry pi, it's barely a bran muffin. my point is it's not fancy, no matter how elegantly you dress it up, it'll lose a shoe and turn back into a pumpkin.

the subnetting and mesh work is configured behind and under the nest, rather than built by it. This feed explains in great detail, with community resources that can help you get the configurations before nesting the middle. 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleWiFi/comments/8xmo3a/google_wifi_subnetting/?utm_source=share&utm_med...

hope that helps 

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Nest Wifi uses 802.11s for meshing. It prefers fewer hops; if secondary units can reach the primary unit directly, even with weak signal strength, they will.

For more details, see:

https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleWiFi/comments/youiuw/comment/ivfykdj/


I don't work for Google.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Mostwired,

 

It looks like olavrb was able to get you some info and some answers to your questions (thanks @olavrb!), but I wanted to check in and see if you had any additional questions or needs. If so, just let me know.

 

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi all,

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this one as resolved in the next 24 hours. Thanks to all who helped and contributed. If anyone has any other needs, please feel free to let me know before the lock.

Thanks,
Jeff