I actually purchased a Nest Wi-Fi setup for my home to upgrade from my old Asus RT-AC68U which was aging and after swapping my download speed was doubled (even though my computer was close to the original unit). One thing I do miss though is the number of Ethernet Ports and the devices currently come with the following.
How Many Ethernet Ports Does Nest-WiFi Come With?
Technically the main router unit comes with two ports but one will be used for connecting to your modem. So you have only one spare port which I used for my Phillips Hue Bridge and after that I was out which was a disappointment. Most units tend to come with four ports but even using my 4K TV (which sits directly in front of the router) I don’t experience any buffering which is a positive.
As for the Nest Points (which are the addons that extend the range of your network wirelessly), they don’t come with any ports this is in stark contrast to the old Google Wifi where each of its points did come with a port on the back.
You Can Use A Switch To Expand
Google seems to have left the lack of ethernet ports by design but you can always add a switch by plugging it into your Nest Wifi router to gain more ports. This is not a perfect solution though as most networking equipment tends to be pretty ugly whereas the Nest Wifi system is meant to be minimalistic and sleek looking. But most of you likely won’t need a direct ethernet connection as the Wifi signal will be more than sufficient for most homes. If you are in need of it this product wasn’t really designed for you in the first place and I highly recommend you look at Ubiquiti which is my preferred equipment for larger networks.
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