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Tom52
Community Member

Tech recently installed Fiber box to AC-1300 with second mesh unit located on second floor with etherent hub connected to whole-house wiring in Media cabinet. As the fiber was not available on the second floor, he set up wifi connectivity from base to upstairs mesh unit with four port hub. This does not address my intent to have direct ethernet and the mesh unit connected to hub works but not at gig speeds due to the wifi to wifi 'break' or interuption.  Short of attempting to snake fiber cable from floor to floor are there any suggestions to close the speed gap? Change out supplied inexpensive non-PoE hub to higher quality PoE device?  Suggestions are appreciated

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Maybe ethernet over coax (MoCA) or powerline is an alternative?


I don't work for Google. I'm here to help and learn more.

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Tom52
Community Member

Thank you for your suggestion. I did come acrosss both solutions. Since the main fibered hub (puck) is a room away from both ethernet and coax I might try using powerline devices. I may first inquire if Google can extend the fiber along baseboard and through a closet. There might even be enough coiled line which can be glued along the route.  

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Maybe ethernet over coax (MoCA) or powerline is an alternative?


I don't work for Google. I'm here to help and learn more.

Tom52
Community Member

Thank you for your suggestion. I did come acrosss both solutions. Since the main fibered hub (puck) is a room away from both ethernet and coax I might try using powerline devices. I may first inquire if Google can extend the fiber along baseboard and through a closet. There might even be enough coiled line which can be glued along the route.  

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tom52,

 

It looks like olavrb was able to help you out here and give you some great info. I wanted to check in and see if you're all set or to see if there was anything else you might need here. If you're still in need of some help, just let us know.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Tom52
Community Member

Thanks Jeff. Before I attempt to go through walls, closet etc., to extend the fiber and setup the router next to an ethernet wall jack I was hoping to see if there was a more robust ethernet hub over the basic four port hub supplied by the Google Installer. If the signal from the second mesh unit could be boosted to assure the strongest signal is dispatched through the house jacks, then the weakest point would be between the routers. The Coax jacks are next to the ethernet wall jacks so it still involves bringing the fiber and router next to them.

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

@Jeff, thanks for the help here.

@Tom52, your Google Wifi network will have a better internet speed if the access points are hardwired to the main point. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

 

Thanks,
Mel

Hey there,

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Best,
Mel

Thanks Mel, if I have any problems hardwiring the system I will reach out again.

Best Regards,

Tom

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tom52, 

Awesome — glad to hear that and thanks for getting back to us. If you're still in need of any assistance, feel free to let us know.

 

Best,
Mel

Hi Tom52, 

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you in 24 hrs. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

Cheers,
Mel