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If your cable modem has an open ethernet port you will be good to go. The nest wifi becomes the router/mesh network so if you have a modem/router combo you may need to put it in bridge mode.


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Yes, it's a perfectly valid approach that is used by many different IoT devices. One I've implemented more than once, bur here is an example that uses WebBluetooth so you don't even need a native client on the phone/laptop (but you do need Chrome) https://www.hardill.me.uk/wordpress/2016/09/13/provisioning-wifi-iot-devices/ https://github.com/hardillb/wifi-...


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I use a combination of Belkin/Wemo and other devices that are inexpensive and have had the same issues. My solution was to flash them with Tasmota: https://tasmota.github.io/docs/. This fixed my issue with them being unresponsive but of course, I broke the vendor cloud connection. My solution was to use homeassistant: https://www.home-assistant.io/ to manage ...


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