Google Wifi

Google WiFi systemThe best Wi-Fi system on the market!

 

Bought a new home and set up internet service. Didn’t have a router so was looking to purchase one? Then say hello to Google Wi-Fi. Google Wi-Fi will replace your old router network and works with your modem and ISP to create a mesh network. Increase your home’s Wi-Fi coverage so you can stream, download, and share without missing a beat. Google Wi-Fi is a new type of home Wi-Fi system that delivers a fast signal in every room, on every device. Google’s network assist technology manages your connection, so you never have to, by always selecting the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices. Plus, a simple app lets you pause Wi-Fi, see what’s connected, and more.

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Pros

  • A single Wi-Fi point covers up to 1,500 sq. ft.
  • A set of three covers homes up to 4,500 sq. ft. Wi-Fi points work together so you can add more if you need additional coverage.
  • Network Assist technology keeps your connection fast by always selecting the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices
  • A simple app lets you set up quickly and allows you to see what’s connected, prioritize devices, and pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices and it’s easy to share your password with guests, prioritize devices on your network, see what’s connected.
  • Automatically block millions of explicit websites from your kids’ devices.
  • Choose a device to get the fastest speed when it matters most, like your Chromecast when you’re bingeing a new TV show.
  • Smart and simple.

 

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A new type of Wi-Fi technology

Google Wi-Fi works differently than a traditional router. You set up multiple points throughout your home, creating a “mesh” network that delivers a consistently strong, secure signal.

 

Connectivity

  • Wireless
  • AC1200 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • Expandable mesh Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz / 5GHz) supporting IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac .
  • TX Beamforming
  • Bluetooth Smart Ready

Ports:

  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports per Wi-Fi point.
  • WAN and LAN on primary Wi-Fi point; both act as LAN ports on additional Wi-Fi points

 Security

  • WPA2-PSK.
  • Automatic security updates.
  • Infineon SLB 9615 Trusted Platform Module

Processor

  • Quad-core ARM CPU — each core up to 710 MHz

Power

  • 15W power adapter                                                                                            See it on Amazon
  • ~9W consumed

 How many Google Wi-Fi points do you need?

One: Small home or apartment: 500-1500 square feet.

Two: Medium home: 1500-3000 square feet.

Three: Large home: 3000-4500 square feet.

Some Questions and Answers on Amazon

What data does Google collect from this router?

The Google Wi-Fi app and your Wi-Fi points do not track the websites you visit or collect the content of any traffic on your network. However, your Wi-Fi points to collect data such as Wi-Fi channel, signal strength, and device types that are relevant to optimize your Wi-Fi performance. With simple controls in the Google Wi-Fi app’s ‘Privacy’ settings, you can manage three types of data collected — Cloud services, Wi-Fi point stats, and App stats.

Kate P. Manufacturer ·

How would I handle my wired devices? If this replaces traditional wireless routers, I lose my 4 wired ports?

Each Wi-Fi point has two Gigabit Ethernet ports. There 1 WAN and 1 LAN on the primary Wi-Fi point (which must connect to your modem) and 2 LAN ports on each additional Wi-Fi point.

If you only have one or two such hardwired devices, I recommend using powerline network adapters instead of a switch. Using your home’s AC plugs is a simple, fast, and elegant solution that doesn’t require fumbling with ugly switches and long cables.

Stamatis

Reviews on Amazon by users. 

 

 

The Best Mesh for the Net!

This device has been a true godsend for me. I’ve tried Wi-Fi extenders, Wireless Access Points, and Powerline adapters with little to no success…and then Google Wi-Fi walked into my life. As soon as the device was announced I was ready to pick one up. Once I knew that it would be compatible with the Google on Hub I decided to pick one of them up as well to extend my wireless signal throughout our home and set up a 4 hub mesh network with OnHub and Google WiFi. So I set up the OnHub router first and added each wifi access point to our network. It was much easier than adding a wifi repeater, wifi extender, wifi range extender, wireless repeater, wireless extender, or range extender. The Google WiFi app makes adding wifi points simple and easy. Just open the app, select add wifi point and the app walks you through every step.                 See it on Amazon

Adding the Wi-Fi points to the On-Hub router allows you to create a mesh network that covers your entire house while allowing your laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices to seamlessly switch between the closest access point with the best signal. Google on Hub and Google Wi-Fi points use the technology called Network Assist to provide the fastest possible speed. Behind the scenes, Network Assist automatically helps to avoid Wi-Fi congestion and transitions devices to the closest Wi-Fi point for the best signal.

The network is then controlled through the Google Wi-Fi app. Use it to share the Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, and prioritize them for better performance. It also has Google Wife’s family control which allows devices on the network to be paused. The Google OnHub and Google WiFi points work together to create a strong, dependable wifi network for you and your family.
The attached video from our YouTube channel -Smart Home Tech- shows the step by step setup process and some speed tests.

Required for setup

  • Google account
  • Android device (4.0+) or iOS device (iOS 8+)
  • Google Wi-Fi app
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Modem

Tips and advice:

1. To get full Wi-Fi speed, make sure your device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, bands. If you don’t, you’ll be stuck at around 30 Mbps to 70 Mbps.

2. A SINGLE Google Wi-Fi covers 1500 ft. Make sure you’re within that range or get more to create a mesh network so you fall within Wi-Fi range. My home was 1300 ft. so I only needed one.

3. The Google Wi-Fi router only has two ethernet ports, one of which is used to connect to the modem. If you need more wired ports, buy an ethernet switch and connect the router to the switch.

4. When Wi-Fi first connects, it will likely connect you to the 2.4 GHz band. Don’t freak out. If you have a 5 GHz band and the signal is good, it will connect you within 24 hours. It connected me to 2.4 GHz band the first time I connected for a long while, but the next day when I started my PC again, it was now using the 5 GHz band.

 

 

 

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