How to Set Up Google Nest Wifi Mesh Network

A Google Nest Wifi mesh network works with your T-Mobile Internet gateway to spread signal through your home. Learn more and find helpful resources below.

Setting up a new Google Nest router

Note: If your Nest Wifi device is powered off or disconnected from the internet for 6 months, Google will automatically delete the app data and cloud data, and the device will factory reset itself the next time it connects to the internet. To continue to use your device, you will need to set it up again.

To set up a mesh network, you'll need...

  • A Nest Wifi router (place at eye level, like on a shelf or TV stand)
  • Any additional Wi-Fi devices you'd like to add to expand coverage (Nest Wifi points, Google Wifi points, or Nest Wifi routers). Additional devices are optional.
  • Google Account
  • An Android phone/tablet (with Android 8.0 or later) or iPhone/iPad (iOS 14.0 or later)
  • The latest version of the Google Home app, available on Android or iOS
  • Internet service (Note: Some ISPs use VLAN tagging. You might need additional equipment for setup to work. Learn how to set up your network with an ISP that uses VLAN tagging)
  • A T-Mobile gateway
  • iOS only: If you have VPN enabled, temporarily disable VPN through your phone settings


Get additional help with your Google Nest Wifi router and mesh network on Google Support:

A white, small router sits on an entryway table.

Hide SSID 

The T-Mobile gateway and Google Nest Wifi router broadcast separate SSIDs (network names). You can hide the SSID broadcast by the T-Mobile gateway in the Internet app.


If setup didn't work, try the following steps:

  1. Unplug your T-Mobile gateway, router, and point, then plug them back in.
  2. Make sure your points are all plugged in and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Make sure you meet all the requirements to get started.
  4. Factory reset your router or point.
  5. Contact Google Nest support.

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