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4/30/19
Google Wifi in outbuilding not working on wired backhaul 0 Recommended Answers 3 Replies 11 Upvotes
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ISP --> G-Wifi-1 --> Switch --> G-Wifi-2 (same building)
                                              --> G-Wifi-3 (same building)
                                              --> G-Wifi-4 (outbuilding)

Wifi-4 is intermittently in Mesh range (shows as weak or missing in testing)

It appears that when the mesh connects weakly, Wifi-4 works OK
However, for the 80% of the time that the mesh is broken the WiFI signal from Wifi-4 is not connected to the Internet.  Most devices could see the Wifi from Wifi-2 or Wifi-3, but the stronger but disconnected signal from Wifi-4 cuts them off from the Internet.

How can I force Wifi-4 to operate in wired backhaul mode even when it can see the mesh?
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4/30/19
Hi Neil Hunt, welcome to the Google Wifi User Forum!
 
I would try factory resetting the misbehaving puck and set it up again (making sure your wired back haul is installed when you set it up). :)
 
Hope this helps!
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8/12/19
Is WiFi-4 already wired?  If not that is probably your best option.  I have a third WiFi unit that had weak signal so I wired it.  I didn't have to reset it after wiring it - it just started working as expected (mesh and all).
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10/16/19
Neil:  First, you should keep in mind that wireless mesh connections cannot be made to wired remote access points (i.e G-Wifi-2 and G-Wifi-3 in your case).  A wireless mesh connection can only be made to G-Wifi-1.  That is why you likely have a weak wireless mesh connection  to G-Wifi-4 when not connected by a hardwire.

You should set up G-Wifi-4 when in reasonable proximity to G-Wifi-1.  Once that is complete, move it to the outbuilding, attach the ethernet cable to it and power it up.  Doing a Test Mesh should show all remote access points as a Wired Wifi Point with a great signal.  If G-Wifi-4 is not showing as a Wired Wifi Point, there is a problem with the cable you are using to connect it to the switch.

Also keep in mind that the switch must be an unmanaged switch, or have spannin ree protoco; disabled in the switch.

Cheers
Bill
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