Whilst I have not had any experience of Google WiFi, I don't seem to remember any problems with a router in a blog I read, by a TalkTalk guy who reviewed this & other mesh systems. I don't know if you will have access to read this, but it is located at:-
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Funnily enough, Google recommend enabling bridge mode in your isp''s router
Check this thread also.
Wow so I have enabled bridge mode and disabled dhcp in the router settings. Rebooted the router and my google Wi-Fi and it appears to all be working now!
How do do I know reaches the router settings as 192.168.1.1 doesn’t seem to load?
Also so how do I check if I have a double bat situation?
Thank you again OWL!!
If you want to reconnect to the TalkTalk Router - if you kept wireless on, then you can connect to the WiFi using any device : BUT crucially, you must specify a Static IP address:
IP: 192.168.1.x (x = any number between 3 and 254)
Only then can you connect to the TalkTalk Router and reach the settings page. You can also do this via a ethernet cable, again you must set a static address.
Just a warning about this....
I've been on the phone for ages with TalkTalk after my internet decided to stop working last week. It failed to get an external IP address for some reason. Must be something at TalkTalk end, as after all the frustration of long calls it started working again with a brand new external IP address.
Now the issue with TalkTalk Support is that they keep saying that you have to use a TalkTalk router or they wont support you. I've had a BT OpenReach modem connected to my Google Wifi for over a year now and no problem, working sweet!
But as soon as something goes wrong, TalkTalk say you have to use the TalkTalk router to connect or they won't provide any support.
We keep going round in circles..them saying it's my router, me saying it's at their end. They just keep saying 'well send you a new router and try that'. Its the standard answer.
Has anyone managed to get round talking to TalkTalk support and getting them to understand not everyone wants to use TalkTalk Huawei routers. Well, lets see what happens when Huawei get banned just like they have in the states! Good luck with that TalkTalk!
Anyway, rant over. Just a warning that the support you get when not connecting a TalkTalk product to the network is dire.
btw...i love my Google WiFi - it's like a breath of fresh air compared to all these free routers they keep sending me.