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Google_Tn
Community Member

Got Nest wifi and set it up on 5ghz thinking my smart devices would connect automatically to the 2.5 GHz bandwidth. 

 

Any solutions?

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Ashepherdson
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Google wifi and the devices will automatically connect to either the 2.4 or 5ghz bands depending on a number of factors.  For example a nest thermostat will connect to 2.4, as that is what it requires.  5ghz has a shorter range, so if a device that should be on 5 is connecting to 2.4, it may be out of effective range of the 5ghz bandwidth.  

batmite
Community Member

what I did to connect my 2.4ghz only smart vacuum to the google nest is use an old tablet or phone that only had a 2.4ghz connection, connect to your nest wifi and set it up there, once done your device should automatically connect to the nest wifi at 2.4ghz. good luck.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Google_Tn.

I just wanted to check in to see if you needed any more help or clarification on this. Ashepherdson and batmite are correct, the network will automatically handle connections to the 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands as devices need. If you need any more help, please 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