Can I set my Nest Wifi network name to the same name as my main router? I have an Arris Surfboard modem/router. I want to use the same name so that my upstairs Sonos speakers can access my desktop where I keep my music library. My desktop is ethernet wired to my Arris Surfboard. If my Nest Wifi and my Arris router can use the same name, it would be seamless. Right now, I have to keep manually connecting my desktop to the Nest Wifi in addtion to the ethernet connection to the Arris router.
Nest Wifi is a router with firewall and everything. So devices connected to the modem will not be able to talk to device connected to Nest Wifi, and same the other way atound.
The modem should be put in bridge mode to avoid what's known as double NAT. Read more on that here: