/googlenest/community?hl=en
This content is likely not relevant anymore. Try searching or browse recent questions.
Nest Wifi Router when connected as a Wireless Mesh Point. Speed Difference, wired and wireless? 2 Recommended Answers 4 Replies 0 Upvotes
1 Recommended Answer
$0 Recommended Answers
1 Relevant Answer
$0 Relevant Answers
My Setup:
I have two Nest Wifi Routers and I am using the second router as a Wireless Mesh Access Point. My ISP speeds are about 360 Mbps Downloads and 36 Mbps Upload. I am on the latest firmware and the two points are about 35-40 feet away but have a few walls between them.

Problem:
When I connect an ethernet cable to the Access Point and connect it to my PC, I get almost the Max speed. But when I connect, say an iPad to the same access point, I get about 230Mbps. If I connect the same iPad to my main Nest Wifi Router, I get the full speeds. 

My understanding is that two Nest Wifi Routers should have enough bandwidth, even for a dual band router, to support 360 Mbps download speeds. So why am I not getting those speeds? Even though I can get those speeds easy with the access point hard wired into my PC.

Thanks.
Relevant Answer Relevant Answers (0)
All Replies (4)
Relevant Answer
Ahh, thanks for the detailed explanation. I guess I knew all that after spending all this time on the forums but what I dont understand clearly is that even if its only one band, the 5 Ghz, with my 350 Mbps connection, it shouldn't saturate the band even if it has to tall to the main router and the device. 

Unless I am missing something, my understanding is that with Nest wifi, the router can manage over 1700 Mbps in 5 Ghz band in ideal scenario. With my scenraio pretty good and that I am getting full speeds from my access point wired, why is that I am still losing some bandwidth? Even if the two routers have to talk, thats only 350 Mbps from the 1700 Mbps and than talking to the client is another 350 Mbps. Still leaves more than half of the bandwidth in 5ghz. 

Once again, thanks for the detailed answers. Sorry for being dumb.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
Hello Michael,

Wow, that was a very detailed explanation and I really appreciate you taking the time to write it all out and help me understand. I think I understand a lot better how this all works.

For now, I just got a unmanaged Switch and connected all my devices while the two Nest Devices are talking wirelessly. This way, I am getting full speeds from the Ethernet ports so that is great. 

Once again, thanks a lot.
marked this as an answer
This question is locked and replying has been disabled.
Discard post? You will lose what you have written so far.
Write a reply
10 characters required
Failed to attach file, click here to try again.
Discard post?
You will lose what you have written so far.
Personal information found

We found the following personal information in your message:

This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Are you sure you want to continue?

A problem occurred. Please try again.
Create Reply
Edit Reply
Delete post?
This will remove the reply from the Answers section.
Notifications are off
Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. To turn them on, go to Notifications preferences on your Profile page.
Report abuse
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
Report post
What type of post are you reporting?
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
This reply is no longer available.
/googlenest/threads
//accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin
You'll receive email notifications for new posts at
Unable to delete question.
Unable to update vote.
Unable to update subscription.
You have been unsubscribed
Deleted
Unable to delete reply.
Removed from Answers
Marked as Recommended Answer
Removed recommendation
Undo
Unable to update reply.
Unable to update vote.
Thank you. Your response was recorded.
Unable to undo vote.
Thank you. This reply will now display in the answers section.
Link copied
Locked
Unlocked
Unable to lock
Unable to unlock
Pinned
Unpinned
Unable to pin
Unable to unpin
Marked
Unmarked
Unable to mark
Reported as off topic
/googlenest/profile/0