Hi community !
My question is : I live in a v old house and the router is downstairs, doesn't help at all. I can't get any wifi signal anywhere in the house but there.
What I was thinking was : I buy a google wifi 3-pack, plug one in the living room where I have an old phone socket (with a filter, which I have) and then connect all 3 Google WiFi units together throughout the house. My questions for you (thank you in advance for your help and guidance!!)
- is there an Internet port on a Google WiFi device? To connect to the living room socket/filter. If not, how do I connect it?
- then for the remaining 2 devices, do I need anything else than power or do they communicate by WiFi altogether ?
Sorry for the dumb questions, I'm struggling a bit ! Hope someone can help.
Nest Wifi needs an internet connection from an ethernet cable with RJ45 connector in order to work. So you'll likely need a modem of some sorts, if what you have are phone wires.
Routers provided by an ISP (internet service provider) are often all-in-one devices which includes a modem. Maybe that's what you got now?
Here is a general set up guide:
Other relevant guides:
Once you've managed to set up the primary puck, the others just need a power cable amd they'll communicate with the primary one over Wi-Fi. This is called wireless backbone. It's also possible to pull an ethermet cable from the primary to a unmanaged switch, then from that switch to the other pucks. Then communication between the pucks travels by ethernet, known as wired backhaul.
That is only if you buy pucks with ethernet ports; the Nest Wifi add-on points does not have any.