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Thu, Dec 23, 2021 7:17 PM

Mesh Devices can't access ethernet devices on BGW320

Forgive my simple network drawing. But this is how I have it set up. I can't seem to get the devices that are connected to the google mesh to talk to the nas or the printer that is connected directly to the BGW320. Please help 
JefferMC

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11 months ago

Does the local network behind your router have a different IP subnet from the Gateway?  By default, the Gateway comes with 192.168.1.254 and manages a subnet of 192.168.1.0/24.  If your router uses this same subnet, you will have issues.  

Going the other way will not work, though.  

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JefferMC

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11 months ago

@dave006 , I have a router behind my Gateway, acting as a router.  I can access resources connected to the Gateway from behind my router.  I cannot access resources connected to the router from something connected directly to the Gateway.

JefferMC

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11 months ago

My post is in reaction to your assertion to OP that you must put the router behind the Gateway in AP mode (i.e. not router mode) in order to access resources connected to the Gateway.  I am saying that your statement is not wholly accurate because I have the configuration you say does not work, then documented some restrictions.

I am not looking for assistance, I am trying to ensure we give proper information to the OP in this thread.

dave006

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11 months ago

@JefferMC 

My post is in reaction to your assertion to OP that you must put the router behind the Gateway in AP mode (i.e. not router mode) in order to access resources connected to the Gateway.  I am saying that your statement is not wholly accurate because I have the configuration you say does not work, then documented some restrictions.

Actually I gave the OP a couple of options to be able to share all their resources by using the Google Mesh in AP mode without an assertion on the single "magic" answer or using an Ethernet switch on the Google Mesh to move all their network resources to the same network on the Google Mesh. For most customers "simple" is best. But since we are on a public forum everyone gets to provide input. 

My feedback to the OP:

You would need to reconfigure your Google Mesh device Network to be a Access Point (AP) on the regular network with all the other devices connected to the BGW320. This would allow all devices to be on the same network and see and share all common resources.

Another option (simpler) would be to purchase a 8 port Ethernet 1 Gigabit switch to connect to the Google Mesh network and connect all devices to it instead of directly to the BGW320.

Dave

JefferMC

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11 months ago

Your feedback to the OP said "you would need to reconfigure [emphasis mine]", and your option was to connect the equipment on the Gateway to the router.  There is another option.  It should already work, assuming the subnets are different.

I would agree that your option is simpler, but I'm assuming OP has a reason for what OP has done.  OTOH, I could be wrong about that.

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Observer

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11 months ago

Thanks for all of the help guys. I just took the route of getting a switch placing the switch on the google nest. The Google wifi (not nest wifi) doesn't really like to have the main point being turned into an AP from what I can tell.  

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