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Nest Wifi have 10Gb Ethernet ports

Valor
Community Member

I'm looking to leverage the 10Gb port on my NAS.

I have ATT Fiber, I want to get a Mac Studio and have it directly connected to the NAS through the Nest Wifi.
I'm simply trying to confirm that the ports on my Nest Wifi will support 10Gb?
What's the smallest unmanaged switch I can find for the two devices?

Is it at all possible for me to use the router's 10Gb ports for these two devices and still access them both through the Nest wifi? 

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Everything going through Nest Wifi router will be capped at 1gbps.

If you only plan to use 1x Nest Wifi router, no more points and no mesh capabilities, that could work. Then you'd effectively use the Nest Wifi router as an access point. Or bridge it, as it's called when you disable the typical router functionalities (firewall, NAT).

Else, Nest Wifi router must be set up as a router. Then in your scenario, the devices connected before it (10gbe switch, NAS, Mac) won't be able to talk with devices connected behind it, neither by Wi-Fi or cable.

Summary: If you have multigig WAN/ internet connection, Nest Wifi will be a bottleneck. If you only care about multigig between your NAS and other devices within your network/ home, then connect those devices to a multigig switch behind Nest Wifi router.


I don't work for Google.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

The ports on Nest Wifi router and Google Wifi is 1 gigabit only.

You could get an unmanaged 10gbps switch and have your NAS and Mac connected to it, then they would be able to communicate at faster speeds than through the Nest Wifi router.

Maybe Qnap QSW-2104-2T?


I don't work for Google.

Valor
Community Member

Thank you for your response. So the communication between the NAS and the Workstation would happen at 10Gbps but the network connection for the two would only be 1gbps?

If I use that same switch and directly connect it to the ATT router and the Nest Mesh to the router is it possible that this would work? Trying not to slow down the connection.

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Everything going through Nest Wifi router will be capped at 1gbps.

If you only plan to use 1x Nest Wifi router, no more points and no mesh capabilities, that could work. Then you'd effectively use the Nest Wifi router as an access point. Or bridge it, as it's called when you disable the typical router functionalities (firewall, NAT).

Else, Nest Wifi router must be set up as a router. Then in your scenario, the devices connected before it (10gbe switch, NAS, Mac) won't be able to talk with devices connected behind it, neither by Wi-Fi or cable.

Summary: If you have multigig WAN/ internet connection, Nest Wifi will be a bottleneck. If you only care about multigig between your NAS and other devices within your network/ home, then connect those devices to a multigig switch behind Nest Wifi router.


I don't work for Google.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, Valor.

It looks like olavrb was able to provide a lot of great info and advice here. I just wanted to jump in and see if there's anything else you needed here or if you're all set. If there's anything I can do for you, just let me know.

Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. 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.
Thanks.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
As we haven't had any activity here recently I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. If you have more to add, feel free to start a new discussion.
Thanks