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Standard User Jpiglet
(newbie) Tue 19-Apr-16 12:50:13
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Connecting a NEST thermostat to a FON access point


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Hello

I've just fitted a NEST (V2) system in a property that does not yet have any tenant so no phone/internet line yet. There is, however, a BT FON signal from a neighbour.
https://nest.com/uk/#meet-the-nest-learning-thermostat
In my house (200 miles away), I am using BT Broadband so have access to the FON system, so Ideally I'd like to control the heating over the internet, so I guess that I'd need to 'bridge' the neighbours wi-fi to enable the device to access the internet.

I have a loft full of bits bought for various projects - I have a couple of TP-link Nano routers and an old Raspberry Pi, so just want to make sure I use up some IT jumble, I can't justify buying any more wires.

Thanks in advance
Jerry

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Apr-16 17:53:10
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https://gist.github.com/sscarduzio/05ed0b41d6234530d724
Standard User samthebam
(newbie) Thu 08-Sep-16 11:21:57
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Re: Connecting a NEST thermostat to a FON access point


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did it work? I have tried the same using a netgear travel router but found it disconnects after a day or so and need a manual reconnect


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 08-Sep-16 19:39:23
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So plug it into a timer plug and have it switch off and on every 12 hours
Standard User 10forcash
(learned) Thu 08-Sep-16 20:18:22
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You really want one of those in your house (and by inference, someone elses' home?) https://www.blackhat.com/docs/us-14/materials/us-14-...
Even if it remains' uncompromised by others, it's still pumping data to Google. There could be an argument that by installing In a property intended to be used by others, you are breaching the confidentiality of their data - maybe even 'spying' if you view their usage and occupation times.
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