Hello! Been researching and don’t see a lot of people getting anywhere so I thought I would ask…
I have currently modem, google wifi (3), off of main access point i run a 8 basic switch that feeds computers, nvr, Apple TV’s ,pc with storage and a lot more. 2nd point has Apple TV and Bose sound bar. Third is just for mesh.
my question is I want to upgrade my switch to Poe+ and switch (24 port) so I can finish my hard lines. How can I make the google wifi just broad cast wifi instead of going threw it to feed a switch.
For wifi/ access point only, you have the option of putting the Google Wifis in bridge mode:
But then you'll loose functionality like:
You'll still need a router, firewall, NAT, DHCP in your setup (what the primary Google Wifi does), how are you solving that? I only see mentions of a PoE switch.
I'd suggest you read up on wired backhaul (https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/7215624?hl=en) and consider having one Google Wifi behind the modem, then a switch, then connect all other gear to that first switch directly, instead of going through the other pucks. But be aware, managed switches + Google Wifi can give you other problems, for instance with STP (spanning tree protocol).