1. pgg101's Avatar

    Currently I have 3 Nest Wifi routers in my house. One has the internet hardwired to it, and the other Nest Wifi routers are effectively acting as extenders.

    I want to have a hard wired solution for my computer in the basement. So I'm thinking of dusting off my Linksys EA4500 router. I would connect the internet to that, and also connect my Nest Wifi router so it can connect to my other Nest Wifi Routers. But I will also hardwire from my Linksys Router and drag that wire into my basement so my computer can get direct access to the internet.

    I'm doing this so my internet connectivity for my basement computer is always prioritized over other devices in my house.

    Any thoughts on this? Good idea? Any problems with that?
    02-26-2022 08:10 PM
  2. J Dubbs's Avatar
    You're probably going to have to put the Linksys router in modem only mode in the settings for the nest wifi to work properly. If it's broadcasting alongside the nest system, it could disrupt the network and hurt your wifi speeds and coverage.

    Running your basement pc and the nest system off the Linksys shouldn't be a problem as long as they're both hardwired to the Linksys and it's in modem only mode.
    02-27-2022 07:52 AM
  3. pgg101's Avatar
    I ran some before and after tests. Including keeping my setup as is, but prioritizing my laptop via the Nest app. Using fast.com, my laptop in the basement (which is wired into a nest router that is picking up the wifi signal from upstairs) was 120 Mbps DL, and 130 if I priortize it). I then tried using a combination of Linksys Router and my main floor Nest Router to compare those speeds. My laptop at best got to 130 Mbps DL. However, because the internet was directly going into the Linksys router, my Nest Wifi router on the main floor was taking too much of a hit on my other devices.

    So I determined it was best to keep as is, and just prioritize my laptop when I need the most bandwidth for video calls.
    02-27-2022 11:04 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you considered using Powerline? https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...ice%20supports.. I used to do that in my house before getting Google Wifi, and it worked quite well.
    Laura Knotek and J Dubbs like this.
    02-28-2022 12:34 PM
  5. pgg101's Avatar
    i ended up buying a long ethernet cable and attached my Nest router upstairs to the one in the basement via the ethernet ports. it works well!
    B. Diddy and J Dubbs like this.
    03-01-2022 11:00 PM

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