I'm unable to set up my Nest Wifi Pro. I have a fiber ISP that does not use a modem, just a direct Ethernet to a router. When I plug directly to my Nest Wifi Pro the setup doesn't detect an internet connection. I was previously using a Nighthawk R7000. If I connect Ethernet to R7000 then connect Wifi Pro via Ethernet to 1 of 4 ports on R7000 it works but not ideal speed or setup. I've followed instructions on powering fiber power off and on and cannot get Nest Wifi Pro to detect internet when directly wired to Ethernet. Thoughts?
What ISP, and what kind of WAN protocol do they use?
Here you can see the Nest Wifi supported WAN alternatives:
You might have PPPoE?
Or/ and your ISP might be using VLAN tags, which is not well supported by Nest Wifi:
Could also be your ISP blocking third party equipment, like routers, on MAC address. Yes, that's a thing. 😕
If you go into your existing router that works, what does it say about WAN settings?
Thanks, olavrb for the help!
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Hi All - I'm having the same issue after purchasing the updated Google Nest Wifi Pro. I'm upgrading from the original Google Wifi system and I thought I would be able to plug and play with the new system. I have fioptics and do not have a Modem, when I plug in my new Nest Router, it's saying that no internet can be found. Any help is appreciated!
Alright, then please read through my previous reply and answer the questions.
ISP, WAN type (search their doc/ guides), what does previous router say about WAN type.
In addition to that reply, could you also try to connect a PC directly to your fiber output (ethernet cable I assume), does it get an internet connection?
And just to be sure: You did factory reset and deleted your old network from the Google Home app before you started the setup process with your new Nest Wifi Pro unit(s), yes?
Either that or create a new Google Home home. The only way to replace the main Nest Wifi puck in a Google Home home network is to factory reset the whole network. See:
No need to check the other stuff before you've tried that 🙂