I am trying to setup a mesh network in a large house with concrete walls. Is it possible to put wifi repeaters between the google nest wifi points to get a better range? The setup would be, nest router -> repeater -> nest AP.

It seems to me that the mesh network does always prefer to connect to the router, even if the signal is really bad. And even though I have an additional AP with excellent signal strength that it could connect to.

Just wondered if I could put a repeater in between, so I can extend/improve the signal to the nest point? Anyone have experience with a setup like this, and if so, what sort of hardware did you use?

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I have a Nest here. It is just a Wireless device and connects in an ordinary way. So if you insert a repeater and other devices work, then so also will the Nest work. If other devices do not readily see the repeater, then the Nest will not either.

  • I know there will be a small impact on performance, but are there other downsides in doing it this way? And if the repeater has a much stronger signal, will the nest AP connect to it (and not to the weaker router signal)? Dec 1, 2021 at 12:31
  • That is more difficult to answer. It should connect to the strongest point. I do not know of any other downside based on my own nest unit.
    – John
    Dec 1, 2021 at 12:32

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