Looking for information on Nest Cable Modems? Purchased or plan on purchasing a Google Nest or Google WiFi mesh router system? You will still need a modem. A cable modem is what receives the internet signal. A router, Google Nest, in this case, is what sends the signal to multiple devices. This is accomplished via an ethernet cable or through wireless transmissions which are typically used. Selecting a cable modem to use with either your new Google Nest WiFi or Google WiFi mesh router system is easy. Following this guide will ensure you get a cable modem that will work for you.
Using An ISP Gateway With Your Nest WiFi
If you rent a gateway from your provider, that is a modem router combo, you can still use it with Nest WiFi. To do so, you will have to enable bridge mode on your gateway. This disables the router portion on the gateway to allow for use with a separate router or system like the Nest WiFi mesh router. Follow the steps outlined on Use Your Own Router With XFINITY Gateway While written for XFINITY customers, the steps are quite the same for all gateways.
Selecting A New Nest Cable Modem
Typically, when you are in the market for a new cable modem, there are things you need to do or know.
- Make sure the Nest cable Modem is approved for your Internet Provider.
- Regardless of your subscribed speed, select a DOCSIS 3.0 modem from the list with at least 16×4 channel bonding for use with your Google Nest or Google WiFi router. This would also include any of the DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems on the list.