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Nest wifi router hooked to powerline wifi

Fordist
Community Member

Is nest wifi router able to connect to  dLink powerline wifi? I have a metal garage 50’ from my house and use a dLink powerline wifi to get wifi inside the garage. There are ports that I could plug a router into and would like to know if it would work before buying another router.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Yup, should work. I'd set up the new Nest Wifi unit wirelessly first, having it close to the primary Nest Wifi unit while setting it up. Let it update itself and reboot. When powered on again, pull the power, move it to the garage, connect ethernet cable from the powerline adapter to the WAN port of the new Nest Wifi unit. Power it on, fingers crossed it will work.

More on wired backhaul:

A diagram I made showing how wired backhaul should be set up. You'll have the powerline adapters between the switch and the new Nest Wifi unit (2 and 3 on the diagram).

I'd probably look into disabling Wi-Fi on the powerline adapter though.


I don't work for Google.

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks, 

Thanks for lending a hand, @olavrb.
@Fordist, I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Thanks,
Abi

Fordist
Community Member

Okay I follow the instructions but the router is trying to connect to the router in the house. The cable to the  Lan port does not appear to make ant difference. The signal is weak unless i move  the router to a room closer to the house which then improved to good. I’m thinking to reset the router and try again with the powerline Lan port and start as if its the only router.

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Fordist,

Thanks for the update. Try doing that step first and let us know how it goes. We'll wait for your update.

Best,
Abi

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello Fordist,

We’d like to check in again in case you have any further questions or concerns. Feel free to reply to this thread and we’ll help you out.

Regards, 
Abi

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update after 24 hours. If you have any new questions, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.

Thanks,
Mel

Fordist
Community Member

No update because of other priorities. They work but show a weak connection. If and when I figure out how to remedy that I’ll repost.

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Fordist,

Thanks for letting us know. Feel free to let us know once you've done the step. You can always post a new thread so we can assist you. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

Cheers,
Abi