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Modem has only one Ethernet port

Kezloz
Community Member

My modem has only one Ethernet port.How can I connect Google wifi mesh?

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

What modem brand and model? Or could you take some pictures?

Nest Wifi main/ master puck requires an ethernet cable, RJ45, with access to internet to function. That's a hard requirement.


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Kezloz
Community Member

Acer Aspire M3985

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

That's a desktop computer, not a modem. It can be connected to Nest Wifi by ethernet cable. If the one free port on the Nest Wifi router is not enough, you can add an unmanaged switch:

So either without an additional swich:

  • Modem -> Nest Wifi router WAN port
  • Then from Nest Wifi LAN port -> desktop PC

Or with an unmanaged switch:

  • Modem -> Nest Wifi router WAN port
  • Then from Nest Wifi LAN port -> Unmanaged switch any port
  • Then from unmanaged switch any port -> desktop PC

I don't work for Google. I'm here to help and learn more.

Kezloz
Community Member

Thanks for the clarification, please forgive my ignorance 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@olavrb, thanks for the help as always!

 

@Kezloz, how's it going with your Google Wifi? Still need our help?

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Kezloz,

 

It's me again. I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know if you do. 

 

Thanks,

Edward

Kezloz
Community Member

Thanks Edward, all good.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Kezloz,

 

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to know that it's fine now. Please observe it for now and let us know if anything comes up.

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Kezloz,

 

It's me again. I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know if you do. 

 

Thanks,

Edward

 

 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Kezloz,

 

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