As all the Wifi Pro devices are now the same ( compared to the prev gen with the router/point combo) - does one HAVE to be connected via ethernet to the ISPs modem/router? Ideally I want to just expand my network via mesh but use the Wifi Pro to just extend my network (and not make a new one/bridge the modem). Is this possible? I just recieved it today and it's kind of useless to have just one as it has to sit close to the modem..and my modem is actually stronger overall (and also has Wifi 6/6e). Was hoping to use the one just as a mesh/extender but can't find any documentation if this is possible. Looked through everything in the forums, and given how new it is, there are no reviews/videos that address/answer this. Do I have to buy a second one?
There is nothing new to report about such capabilities with Nest Wifi Pro. You still need a main puck wired to the modem/ ISP equipment (which should be in bridge mode to avoid double NAT).
There is one thing I'm in the middle of figuring out which I haven't done yet. I have a PC hard wired to my ISPs modem/router that I use as a main server. I just have that hard drive as a shared mapped drive which I manually add from other PC's on my network (wirelessly or not). Because Google now is my default network, the shared drive is no longer accessible via WI-FI. I cannot physically connect that PC to my Nest Wifi PRO. What would be the best way to have my WiFi devices (other computers) have access to the computer (shared home server) which is physically connected to the ISP modem (like the Nest Wifi PRO) is. I'm sure there's a way..maybe changing the default IP? But I'm not sure.
Sounds like you are running double NAT then:
The recommended solution is to put the ISP equipment in bridge mode and only have the primary Nest Wifi puck connected to ISP equipment. Then add a unmanaged switch to the primary Nest Wifi puck if you need more ports.
Thanks for the response.
I do have it in bridged mode. The issue is that I'm unable to physically connect the PC to the Wifi Pro just because of where I have it.(running a 40ft Ethernet and don't have a second one at the moment.. Or a switch) Is there no way to access the devices that are hard wired to the ISP equipment when it's in bridge mode? I was told it was possible. Thanks for your help so far