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Replace Google WiFi Router with new Google Nest Router without creating anew network?

RevDub
Community Member

I have a Google WiFi Router with 3 points. Can I turn the router into a point while making a new Google Nest Router be the center of the existing network? Or do I have to create a completely new network?

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olavrb
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

You have to start fresh when replacing the main one.

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MichaelP
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

As @olavrb said, you will have to create a new network. You can reuse your existing hardware, but you'll have to factory reset it first. When you create the new network, you can reuse the same network name and shared password so all of your existing client devices can connect to it without having to be reconfigured, which will make the process a lot simpler.

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olavrb
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

You have to start fresh when replacing the main one.

MichaelP
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

As @olavrb said, you will have to create a new network. You can reuse your existing hardware, but you'll have to factory reset it first. When you create the new network, you can reuse the same network name and shared password so all of your existing client devices can connect to it without having to be reconfigured, which will make the process a lot simpler.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, RevDub.

I just wanted to follow up real fast to see if you noticed olavrb's and MichaelP's replies and to see if you still needed any help on this. If you still had questions, just let us 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