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Original Poster: Michael Steel
Apologies if this has already been answered elsewhere, I couldn't find a post asking exactly the question I had so thought I'd better raise another to be sure I understand things completely.
I'm considering moving to a nest solution to provide wifi in our house. I've checked how to connect the mesh router to our existing router and it seems easy enough. However, I have a PC at home that doesn't have wifi and relies on an LAN connection provided through powerline adaptors. I've been using this set up for a year or so now, so the adaptors themselves, the electrical circuits and the performance I achieve are all fine for my purposes.
My question is, once I've converted my existing router into a modem bridge, is there a way I can provide a feed out of the nest router into the powerline adaptor in order to provide my wired PC with internet connectivity? Ideally I'd like a LAN feed out of the mesh router that I can just plug straight into the PL adaptor without needing to alter my set up further.
It looks like there might be a LAN port on the device that would allow me to do this but wanted to check before I spent any money.
Yes, the Nest WiFi Router has a "LAN" Ethernet port to connect wired devices to the same "inner" network as the WiFi devices. You should be able to connect your powerline adapter directly to this port, or you can connect an inexpensive (unmanaged) Ethernet switch to it to make more ports available (and then connect the powerline adapter to that switch).
Just one quick final check in here. 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.