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how to connect 2.4GHz WiFi heater with Nest WiFi Pro

ykilic
Community Member

Hi,

I had ASUS router which would allow me to only turn on 2.4GHz which then allowed me to connect my Famgizmo WiFi electric heater to the network.

Last week I upgraded to Nest WiFi Pro, and also my network settings have changed. Now I am unable to reconnect my WiFi heater back on Nest WiFi Pro.

How could I do that?

 

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ykilic
Community Member

Hi RXShorty,

Thanks for your reply, however it's not what shows up during WiFi network when configuring, since it strictly asks the WiFi to be only 2.4GHz. I have found a simple workaround. I carried the electric WiFi heater from the home office at the back of the garden into the house where the actual broadband hub which operates in the modem mode. I reverted back to router mode, deactivated all 3 nest wifi pro, and then can switch to 2.4GHz only with the broadband provider (in the UK it is Virgin Media Hub 3) hub to be operating in router mode @2.4GHz. I then used "Tuya Smart" app which allows me to add the wifi heater to the network. I then switched back Virgin Media Hub 3 into modem mode, and re connected nest wifi pro. I took the heater back into the home office in the garden! Job done!

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @ykilic 

I am afraid it is not possible to set a different SSID for just 2.4GHz on the Nest Wifi Pro system. 🤔

Does the WiFi network show up when configuring your WiFi heater?

ykilic
Community Member

Hi RXShorty,

Thanks for your reply, however it's not what shows up during WiFi network when configuring, since it strictly asks the WiFi to be only 2.4GHz. I have found a simple workaround. I carried the electric WiFi heater from the home office at the back of the garden into the house where the actual broadband hub which operates in the modem mode. I reverted back to router mode, deactivated all 3 nest wifi pro, and then can switch to 2.4GHz only with the broadband provider (in the UK it is Virgin Media Hub 3) hub to be operating in router mode @2.4GHz. I then used "Tuya Smart" app which allows me to add the wifi heater to the network. I then switched back Virgin Media Hub 3 into modem mode, and re connected nest wifi pro. I took the heater back into the home office in the garden! Job done!

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

To add to RCShorty's answer.

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Google Wifi, Nest Wifi and Nest Wifi Pro combines all bands into one single SSID, and there are no settings available to us to change that. Thus you can't set SSIDs per band (2.4ghz for instance). More about that here:
https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/6293481?hl=en

Things to make sure, before trying various workarounds:

• Make sure that the IoT device(s) in question supports the amount and type of characters used in your chosen network name (SSID) and password; some might have limitations here. In general avoid anything but a-z in the network name. I've heard of devices not supporting whitespace in network name (SSID) or password for instance.

Workarounds:

• Use an old iOS, iPadOS or Android device that only supports 2.4ghz to set up the IoT device.
• Buy a cheap access point or repurpose a wireless router or range extender to broadcast a 2.4ghz only SSID with a different name than your Nest Wifi network name. Connect it by ethernet cable to the primary/ main/ master Nest Wifi puck preferably. Add more ethernet ports by using an unmanaged switch if need be ( https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/6274262?hl=en ). Make sure this additional Wi-Fi broadcastong device works as an access point only, else you might not be able to connect to the device in question from a device connected yo your Nest Wifi network.
• Walk far enough from the Nest Wifi puck(s) to make sure your phone/ whatever device used for setting up the device in question connects to the 2.4ghz network, then start setting up the device.
• Turn off your Nest Wifi network by removing the power. Feed your laptop (Windows or Mac) an internet connection, either by ethernet cable from your modem, or by mobile network tethering + USB. Then use your laptop to host a 2.4ghz only Wi-Fi with the same network name (SSID) and password as your Nest Wifi network. Get your IoT devices connected to it. Remove the Wi-Fi hosted by your laptop, plug in Nest Wifi, and the IoT devices should jump to the Wi-Fi provided by Nest Wifi.


I don't work for Google.

ykilic
Community Member

Hi olavrb,

I appreciate your reply, however I somehow in the process found the simple workaround which I explained in my reply above to RXShorty.

Thanks once more though.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

I'm happy to see you got things working ykilic and I appreciate you sharing what worked. That's always helpful for others as well.

 

Before marking this as resolved, is there anything else you might need? If so, just let us know.

 

Thanks,
Jeff

ykilic
Community Member

thanks for your reply, and nothing else to worry about at this point in time.

EmersonB
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@ykilic we're glad that it's working now and thanks for getting back to us. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this after 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

 

I appreciate the help, RXShorty, olavrb and Jeff.

 

Regards,
Emerson