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Old 18-09-2018, 02:28 AM   #1
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Connecting Google Wifi to existing router

Hi,

I've gotten 2 Google Wifi sets and connected one of them as Primary Wifi. I also connected the existing old Linksys router to Primary Google Wifi to use the router as a switch.

After doing so, it seems that there is intermittent disconnection. The wifi point is detected at times but also not found once I moved myself to another room.

Could it be the router causing the intermittent disconnection? Do I need to change any configuration for the router or just simply connect the router to the Google Wifi?
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Old 18-09-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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It is more advisable that you use a switch than a router.
Just go lazada , search for gigabit switch. Cost only $29 - $33

If you still want to use a router to double up as switch,
1. make sure you disable all the dhcp on the router.
2. connect the to the lan port of the router
3. disable all wifi radio on the router.
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Old 18-09-2018, 01:05 PM   #3
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Thanks! What about the port forwarding rules and the mac addresses set up in router? Do I keep this in router or configure them in google wifi?
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Old 18-09-2018, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thanks! What about the port forwarding rules and the mac addresses set up in router? Do I keep this in router or configure them in google wifi?
Since the Google Wifi is the primary router then all routing features & functions may have to set accordingly, if any.
> Google Wifi help do explain everything as like manual.

Using addition router as AP & switch would not have any routing features &or functions.

Might as well use a (dummy) switch to have more lan ports for more wired connections.
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Old 18-09-2018, 03:05 PM   #5
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Thanks! What about the port forwarding rules and the mac addresses set up in router? Do I keep this in router or configure them in google wifi?
Google wifi is a new generation router. You can configure port forwarding just like your router . Just follow their guide here :
https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/6274503?hl=en-SG

Sorry do not understand what you want with regards to the mac addresses.

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Old 18-09-2018, 07:22 PM   #6
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Thanks! What about the port forwarding rules and the mac addresses set up in router? Do I keep this in router or configure them in google wifi?
If you keep the router as the one connected to the ont/modem, then keep the settings. Connect the Google Wi-Fi to the router, and use it to expand your Wi-Fi coverage.

If the setup is Google Wi-Fi #1 to router (switch), then all the settings need to remove from router and replicated in Google Wi-Fi.
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:29 PM   #7
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If I use router as the primary device, and then connect google wifi to the router, does that mean the 2nd google wifi mesh will not work?
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:38 PM   #8
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I have tried disabling the dchp and ssid broadcast in the router as the switch. The wired connection works but for a while. The error says it canít find a valid ip.

What else did I not do in the router? I canít edit any settings in google Wifi except to enable the ipv6
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I have tried disabling the dchp and ssid broadcast in the router as the switch. The wired connection works but for a while. The error says it canít find a valid ip.

What else did I not do in the router? I canít edit any settings in google Wifi except to enable the ipv6
Router as primary device/router do required DHCP (and IPv6) but not for other router/mesh on AP.

That's the primary router has to do the routing even if it act as switch.

Whereas SSID is optional if not needed.
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I think u misunderstood. Iím trying to make the router as AP by disabling the dhcp and WiFi. So that google Wifi can be the primary router connected to another router as AP.

But the wired connection does not work. What did I do wrong?
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When you use Google Wifi, you are using its mesh system to your advantage.
It is not advisable to introduce an AP into the environment.
Like I said in post #2, get a switch.

If you die die still want to use a router with it, then put the Linksys router as primary, then Google Wifi as secondary router. Some ppl tried and the double NAT doesn't seems to have a great impact.
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If I put google wifi as secondary, does that mean i cannot introduce a 2nd mesh into the network?
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I think u misunderstood. Iím trying to make the router as AP by disabling the dhcp and WiFi. So that google Wifi can be the primary router connected to another router as AP.

But the wired connection does not work. What did I do wrong?
Most of the solutions are available in the Google Wifi help website.

You may have to set up the 2nd Google Wifi next to 1st Google Wifi prior moving to final location.

Example;
> ONT -> Router |-> Google Wifi -> Google Wifi (2)
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I still got 2 units of this with the plastic wrapping intact.

Not sure on how I want to integrate them into my existing network.
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I still got 2 units of this with the plastic wrapping intact.

Not sure on how I want to integrate them into my existing network.
https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/6240987?hl=en-SG
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