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Google Nest WiFi router and points

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Google Nest WiFi router and points

I currently have the xfinity unit that has the modem and  router all in one unit. I want to get the Google Nest router and points for the house. Do I need to get a new xfinity unit that is a modem only? Can I buy a 3rd party router so I don't have to pay the monthly equipment rental fee or are 3rd party routers not compatible with this setup? 

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Re: Google Nest WiFi router and points

Just place the Comcast gateway device into bridge mode so that it acts only as a straight cable modem. Here's how;

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/wireless-gateway-enable-disable-bridge-mode

 

Then connect the Google main router to it with an ethernet cable to ethernet port number 1.

 

 



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