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Use Nest Wifi and Google Wifi devices on the same network

If you have both Nest Wifi and Google Wifi devices (this does not include Google Nest Wifi Pro with Wi-Fi 6E), they can be combined in the same network and will work together to provide Wi-Fi throughout your home. There are a few options depending on whether you want to add a Google Wifi device to a Nest Wifi network, or a Nest Wifi device to a Google Wifi network.

With Nest Wifi and Google Wifi, you can mix and match any of the following, including multiples of each to create your own network:

  • Nest Wifi routers
  • Nest Wifi points
  • Google Wifi points

Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E) can't be combined with Nest Wifi or Google Wifi (Wi-Fi 5) in a mesh network.

To use a Nest Wifi point as part of your Wi-Fi network, you need to add it after setting up at least one Nest Wifi router or Google Wifi point.

For new networks:

  • All devices need to be set up in the Google Home app.
  • If you include a Nest Wifi router, we recommend this be the first device you set up. Otherwise, use a Google Wifi point.

For existing networks:

  • All devices need to be set up in the Google Home app. Learn what happens when you add Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app.
  • You can add any of these devices as an add-on point.
  • If you want to use a Nest Wifi router, we recommend setting it up first. You’ll need to factory reset your Google Wifi network through the app, and then set up a new network. Learn more about how to replace your Wi-Fi network. If you don’t want to take advantage of improved speed and coverage of the Nest Wifi router, you can add your Nest Wifi router as an additional point.

Set up your network with Nest Wifi and Google Wifi devices

Nest Wifi router, with or without Nest Wifi point(s)

If you have a Nest Wifi router, you can do either of the following:

(Recommended) Option 1: Set up a new network with Nest Wifi as your primary router and Google Wifi or Nest Wifi point as a network extender

For the best possible Wi-Fi range and network speed, we recommend using your Nest Wifi router as the primary point in your combined Wi-Fi network. You can then add Google Wifi and/or Nest Wifi points to the new network for additional Wi-Fi coverage.

Select the set of instructions that applies to your network setup:

I want to add Nest Wifi and Google Wifi to a brand new network.

If you're setting up a brand new network and haven't previously set up any Wifi devices, follow the steps to set up Nest Wifi.

Tip: Set up your Nest Wifi router first then add Nest Wifi devices or Google Wifi devices as additional points to create your mesh network.

I want to add Google Wifi points to an existing Nest Wifi network.

If you've previously set up a Nest Wifi network, you can add Google Wifi points by following the steps to add a point.

Option 2: Add Nest Wifi router to an existing Google Wifi network

With this option, you'll add your Nest Wifi router as an add-on point to extend the coverage of your existing Google Wifi network. This option doesn't take advantage of the improved range and speed of the Nest Wifi router, but it allows you to keep your current Wi-Fi network settings and custom schedules.

To use Nest Wifi with Google Wifi you'll need to use the Google Home app. Learn what happens when you add Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app.

Note: OnHub devices aren't compatible with Nest Wifi devices. If your existing network contains an OnHub device, you'll need to factory reset your Google Wifi devices and create a new network in the Google Home app. Follow the instructions for Option 1: I want to add Nest Wifi router to a Google Wifi network that's already set up in the Google Home app..

Instructions
  1. Download the Google Home app .
  2. If this is your first time using the Google Home app, set up a home.
  3. Choose a location for your Nest Wifi router. 
  4. Plug your Nest Wifi router into a wall outlet. After about a minute, the light will pulse white to indicate that it’s ready for setup.
  5. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app
  6. Tap Add   Set up device  New device.
  7. Choose a home. The app should find your Nest Wifi device.
  8. Tap Yes to continue. If you have multiple devices available for setup, select your Nest Wifi router.
  9. It should find your Nest Wifi device. Tap Yes to continue. If you have multiple devices available for setup, select your Nest Wifi router.
  10. Scan the QR code on the bottom of your Nest Wifi router. 
    • Hold your phone about 5 inches (12 cm) away to scan. Learn more tips for scanning QR codes.
    • If you’re unable to scan the QR code, tap Continue without scanning, then enter the setup key on the bottom of your device.
  11. If your Google Wifi network was set up in the Google Wifi app, choose Add to existing  OK. This will add your Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app.
  12. Follow the in-app instructions to complete setup. 
  13. If you’d like to add another Wifi device, tap Yes in the app to continue or follow the steps to add an additional point or router at a later time.
  14. Once you’ve added all of your Wifi devices, the app will perform a mesh test to confirm everything is working.
Nest Wifi point(s) only

Add your Nest Wifi point to an existing Google Wifi network

You can extend the coverage of your Wi-Fi network and use Google Assistant in your home by adding Nest Wifi points to your existing Google Wifi network.

Instructions
  1. Choose a location for your Nest Wifi point. 
    • For the strongest signal, place your device at eye level, in plain view, like on a shelf or TV stand. This should also be a room in which you want to interact with the Google Assistant.
    • Learn more about where to place your Wifi points.
  2. Plug your Nest Wifi point into a wall outlet.
  3. Download the Google Home app
  4. If this is your first time using the Google Home app, set up a home.
  5. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app
  6. Tap Add   Set up device  New device.
  7. Choose a home. The app should find your Nest Wifi device.
  8. Tap Yes to continue. If you have multiple devices available for setup, select the Nest Wifi point you'd like to set up.
  9. The app should find your Nest Wifi device. Tap Yes to continue. If you have multiple devices available for setup, select the Nest Wifi point you would like to set up.
  10. Scan the QR code on the bottom of your device. 
    • Hold your phone about 5 inches (12 cm) away to scan. Learn more tips for scanning QR codes.
    • If you’re unable to scan the QR code, tap Continue without scanning, then enter the setup key on the bottom of your device.
  11. If your Google Wifi network was set up in the Google Wifi app, choose Add to existing. This will add your Google Wifi device and settings to the Google Home app.
  12. Follow the in-app instructions to finish setup.
  13. If you’d like to add another point, tap Yes in the app when prompted or repeat these steps at a later time for additional points.
  14. Once you’ve added all of your Wifi devices, the app will perform a mesh test to confirm everything is working.

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