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T-Mobile Home Internet + Google Nest WiFi

  • 5 May 2020
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I purchased T-Mobile Home Internet and just set it up. When I plug the Ethernet into my Google Nest WiFi router, it does not work. Does anyone know how to get the T-Mobile Home Internet working with a Google Nest WiFi mesh network?


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Have you tried putting the Nest into AP/Repeater mode?

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Have you tried the suggestion above? We do have our Tutorials | T-Mobile Support page for installation steps that can be helpful. Otherwise, getting in touch with our Tech care team to go through more thorough troubleshooting is another option.

Was this questions resolved? I’m planning on buying the Google WiFi mesh routers and I’m worried it won’t work with my T-Mobile Home Internet gateway.

Yes!!! I know how.  Could not find online, could not resolve with technical support 1+hour phone call.  The WAN port is not active on the T-Mobile Gateway, do not try and use it.  Plug Google Wifi point into the LAN of T-Mobile Gateway and the Internet WAN of the Google Wifi Point.  Then you need to assign the Google wifi point an IP address in the range of the Local LAN T-Mobile Gateway (Reset to default if this has been changed).  I just picked a random 192.168.2.XXX in the range (100-150 default I think, I used 102) Subnet 255.255.255.0 and Domain 192.168.1.1.  The wifi point then finished setup and my existing devices connected back up to it after I gave it the same name/password as my prior network.  I then using wif on a computer (can not do it in the phone app) to turn off both wifi bands (the one I wasn’t on first and then the one I was on).  Unplugged everything and moved to better location and it all worked when powered back up.  *Note - the app will no longer work but you can log back into the gateway page using the 192.168.1.1 admin and your password, alternatively you could do a hard reset on the gateway to get back in using default wifi.

Yes!!! I know how.  Could not find online, could not resolve with technical support 1+hour phone call.  The WAN port is not active on the T-Mobile Gateway, do not try and use it.  Plug Google Wifi point into the LAN of T-Mobile Gateway and the Internet WAN of the Google Wifi Point.  Then you need to assign the Google wifi point an IP address in the range of the Local LAN T-Mobile Gateway (Reset to default if this has been changed).  I just picked a random 192.168.2.XXX in the range (100-150 default I think, I used 102) Subnet 255.255.255.0 and Domain 192.168.1.1.  The wifi point then finished setup and my existing devices connected back up to it after I gave it the same name/password as my prior network.  I then using wif on a computer (can not do it in the phone app) to turn off both wifi bands (the one I wasn’t on first and then the one I was on).  Unplugged everything and moved to better location and it all worked when powered back up.  *Note - the app will no longer work but you can log back into the gateway page using the 192.168.1.1 admin and your password, alternatively you could do a hard reset on the gateway to get back in using default wifi.

Thanks for this! Do you think this will cause problems with double nat? I’m trying to decide on the Google Wifi, Nest Wifi, or Eero 6 that seems buggy right now but can also be put into bridge mode unlike googles wifi’s. Does double nat slow down speeds to everything or just affects gaming? I was thinking of plugging my xbox directly into the tmobile lan port and google wifi into the other lan port and have everything connected to google wifi but my xbox being directly wired. 

I'm curious about that, too. I am moving in a month. My plan was tmo home internet, using my existing Nest WiFi mesh. If I'm going to have double nat issues, then that could change the isp I choose.

I just set up my T Mobile Gateway with Google WiFi Mesh as well as Sonos controller on 1-8-21. 

The Summary: Drop dead simple. 

The T Mobile High Speed Gateway is the Grey one that is Tube shaped. (I was not sure i was shipped the right hardware when it was not a small book shaped device). The Google mesh has 4 Google hardware pieces to create the mesh around the House, and the Sonos has speakers all around the house. Ethernet connection from the TMobile Gateway to the google Mesh. From the google mesh device ethernet cable to Sonos controller. Then just followed the instructions on the app TMO has you download on your phone. The google mesh just lit up and had the same network settings that i had before disconnecting from Xfinity. 

I had set hours aside, had my headset ready to go, laptop up, all ready call the TMO helpdesk. probably took 30 mins, 10 minutes of that was connecting up the hardware. 

Speed seems fine, ran 4 tv’s connected via Kindle Firestick at the same time, sonos, and on the internet on laptop, seemed fine. We don’t have gamers here though. thumbs up. Giving it a few days before i call Xfinity to cancel, but so looking forward to that. 

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I have a TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router system that used to be connected to a cable modem for internet service. After setting up the T-Moble home internet device and making sure that it was working properly, I just unplugged my Deco from the cable modem and plugged it into one of the two LAN ports and after rebooting the Deco, everything worked fine. All the 30+ devices already signed into the Deco Wi-Fi continue to work normally. I have my gaming laptop signed into the T-Moble Wi-Fi directly to minimize lag. Doing a speed test on my laptop, I was very pleased to get a download speed of up to 200!

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