Google Mesh Wi-Fi - Use a Switch, or No Switch. Need Help
Hoping to get some advice on a Google Mesh set up.. the set up sounds convoluted as the modem is located in an awkward place in my house, that, and we are renting - so no option to hardwire Ethernet.
Looking at a Google Mesh router, given how exposed our router is (we have FTTP so the box is in an awkward place). My wife would prefer something a little less Nighthawk looking. Time to upgrade.
- buy the new Google Nest router, and a Gigabit switch. Have my TV, PC and PS4 hooked up to the gigabit switch
- buy a new Nest access point for the other side of the house, no physical connection needed.
- Buy the older Google Wifi and 2 of the Google Wifi pucks.
- Google Wifi router can hook up to my PC
- 1st Google Wifi puck would connect to TV and PS4 via ethernet
- 2nd Google Wifi would act as a wifi extender at the other side of my house
- Both Google Wifi pucks would be connected wirelessly to the Wifi router
Now my preference is option 2, as it avoids having cabling, everywhere - very clean set up.. but - what performance difference will I see? I assume hardwired is always best - is option 2 even helpful?
At the moment I use an old Netgear Nighthawk running wireless to everything.
Thanks in advance, I’ve been searching all morning - very new to this.