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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.


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)


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: This fixed my issue with them being unresponsive but of course, I broke the vendor cloud connection. My solution was to use homeassistant: to manage ...

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