The WiFi of my Google Home Mini is dead after 1 year or so of use. Yes, I have tried everything to verify this (factory reset, Wi-Fi with password, without password, different bands, two totally different Wi-Fi networks).

I hate to use Google Home Mini only as a book weight now. Are there any other ways to use it? For example, is there a way to use its speaker which is still decent?

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There are 3rd party Ethernet adapters (and Google used to do one for Chromecasts that I think should work) which assuming it's just the Wifi that is broken will allow you to wire the Mini into the local Lan.

  • Thank you for your quick response. Google Home Mini has only one port - the USB mini for power. How can I wire it to a router? Do I need to disassemble it?
    – Hong
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 13:22
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    The adapters supply power and data over the mini usb port
    – hardillb
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 13:22
  • Got it. I assume you meant something like this:amazon.com/Ethernet-Adapter-All-New-Chromecast-100Mbps/dp/…
    – Hong
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 13:27
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    I have just ordered one. I will come back to confirm after using it.
    – Hong
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 13:51
  • Still waiting for you to come back and confirm ...
    – Mawg
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 11:33

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