04-03-2022 01:13 PM
I’ve tried for quite some time to make this work. I have a timberline 850 traeger grill that will apparently only connect to 2.4g network for its initial set up. I have google nest gen 2 mesh system with router and two points. I have never had an issue with setting up anything, except this traeger grill. I’ve called their support line 3 times, and I’m not going to have my internet provider split to 5g/2g, and I don’t want to replace my router system. How can I get my grill to connect? I’ve set up a guest network (that is supposed to be only 2g), and that didn’t work either. Is there a 2g only extender that plays nicely with the google nest mesh system? I’ve tried almost everything that I have read on here (walking far enough away to try and get on only 2g didn’t work as an example). Anyone with similar issues find a reasonable
04-03-2022 02:26 PM - edited 04-03-2022 02:31 PM
Guest Wifi is also 2.4ghz + 5ghz combined into the same SSID. You can verify this yourself with an app like "WiFiman", for iOS or Android.
If you have an old router laying around, you could try to set it up with the same SSID and password for 2.4ghz only. If it works, try to turn it off, and see it the device jumps over to Nest Wifi.
You could also buy a cheap access point, or reuse an old router if it can be bridged/ set to access point only mode, that can broadcast 2.4ghz only SSID. Connect it by ethernet cable to the Nest Wifi LAN port.
04-06-2022 11:19 AM
I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw olavrb's 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.
04-12-2022 01:38 PM
I just wanted to check in again to see if you were still needing some input and help on this. If so, just let us know.
04-13-2022 08:58 AM
I reviewed the reply. It seems I’ll just have to have a dedicated router or access point for the Traeger. Really appreciate the help
04-14-2022 09:14 AM
Sounds good, Jonlesallen. Sorry we weren't able to come up with an easier solution for you. If there's anything else I can do, just let me know. Otherwise, I'll mark this one as resolved for now.
04-20-2022 09:49 AM
Thanks to all who helped here to try and find resolution on this. For now, I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. If you have more to add, feel free to start a new discussion.