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Nest Wifi support with Verizon 5G home

StevenMc
Community Member

I currently have Nest Wifi plugged into a Cable Modem internet service and just added Verizon 5G Home Wireless home internet, powered by 5G Ultra Wideband to the home.

 

I switched over mobile phones to the Verizon Gateway and plan to test the service for a month or so.

 

Question: Has Nest Wifi been tested with Verizon 5G gateway?  I'm a little nervous of adding a bottleneck to my smart home.

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Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, StevenMc.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw olavrb's latest reply and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.
Thanks,
- Jeff

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olavrb
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As long as it gives an internet connection through an ethernet cable, it should work with Nest Wifi. You can only get internet from one source/ modem at a time. And changing between internet providers might require a factory reset of the whole Nest Wifi network triggered from the Google Home app, then set up from scratch.

Guide on factory reset:

Guide on setup:

Other threads about mobile modems:


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StevenMc
Community Member

Thanks for your reply.

The Verizon 5G Home Gateway is a router, wifi, broadband modem all in one unit with 2 LAN Ethernet ports.

What would be the recommended setup?

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

As the Nest Wifi in itself is a router with a firewall, NAT, DHCP, and an access point/ Wi-Fi, it's recommended to set the ISP equipment in bridge mode to avoid double NAT. If that's not possible (search/ ask the ISP), at least disable the Wi-Fi of the ISP box to avoid confusion, as devices connected to ISP box won't be able to talk to devices connected to Nest Wifi and vice versa. That's true for wired devices as well. So add an unmanaged switch to the Nest Wifi router if you need more ports.

About double NAT:

About adding more LAN ports with a switch:


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

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, StevenMc.
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw olavrb's latest reply and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.
Thanks,
- Jeff

StevenMc
Community Member

I'm all set. Thank you.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Perfect, I'm happy to hear that, StevenMc. Big thanks to @olavrb for the help on this one.

Thanks,

- Jeff