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Switching to Google Wifi

lunlutnut
Community Member

I'm about to unshackle myself from racketeers BT and switch to a modem with Google Wifi at the same time. I've tested the setup while I'm waiting (I'll just need to tweak the PPPoE details when I switch) and all is good.

I note that the default address range is 192.168.86.x - but I have several devices using fixed IP addresses on the 192.168.1.x range. Before I change the Google Wifi to .1.x Is there any advantage to using .86.x over .1.x?
Also - if I give the Google Wifi the same SSID/password as my existing WiFi (which will switched off, of course) will that mean that all the Google Home devices "just work" after the switch, or will they somehow suspect "spoofing" and refuse to work?

Thanks

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @lunlutnut

My guess is that the Google range is chosen to be different from any other modem or router your ISP delivers, just so there isn't an IP conflicting situation. So if you use a modem or router that doesn't use this range or DHCP, you should be good.

The easiest way is to reuse your WiFi SSID and password. Yes, all your devices will connect automatically to your Google WiFi when you reuse these settings. 😊

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @lunlutnut

My guess is that the Google range is chosen to be different from any other modem or router your ISP delivers, just so there isn't an IP conflicting situation. So if you use a modem or router that doesn't use this range or DHCP, you should be good.

The easiest way is to reuse your WiFi SSID and password. Yes, all your devices will connect automatically to your Google WiFi when you reuse these settings. 😊

lunlutnut
Community Member

Perfect. Thank you

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thanks for the help, RXShorty.

lunlutnut,

It looks like RXShorty was able to answer your questions, but I wanted to check in and see if you had any other questions or needed anything else. If you do, just let us know.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey lunlutnut,

I just wanted to follow up once more to see if you were still needing some help here. If so, just let us know.

Thanks,
Jeff

lunlutnut
Community Member

Perfect. Thank you. 🤷

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Ok, thanks for letting me know, lunlutnut.

 

I'll go ahead and mark this resolved in the next day or so. If anyone has any comments to add or please feel free to do so before that point.


Thanks,

Jeff