Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
Compatible with 802.11ac
Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
Up to 1.2 Gbps data transfer speed
For fast, efficient operation.
TX Beamforming technology
Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Offer a high-speed wired network connection and can be configured as WAN or LAN.
Wi-Fi protected access
Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
Manage your family's Internet use
Keep track of your family's screen time - pause the Internet on your kids' devices at bedtime or during homework hours.
Google Wifi app
Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network. (Download required)
Compatible with Android and iOS devices
Including Android OS 4.0 or higher, Apple iOS 8 or higher.
We moved from a single router with extender to the Google WiFi mesh system. So much better. It was easy to connect and start running. The app interface is the best. It displays internet speed between the modem and router, connectivity strength to the satellite units, and connectivity speeds to each device. We run 20ish devices simultaneously and they all receive the signal they need to function well.
This is my first encounter with a Wifi-Mesh type router and it has been a great experience. The best thing about this router is its awesome Wifi coverage area, followed by its elegant and pleasing exterior design, all executed in a very simple and easy-to-use software setup.
Never before in and outside of my home did I experience such great and consistent Wifi coverage and speed. With one router inside my bedroom next to the cable modem, one router placed inside another bedroom, and the third router placed inside the living room close to the kitchen, my whole home is blanketed in strong, even, consistent, and fast Wifi. With my previous router, the Asus RT-AC86U, my Wifi speed would slow down when I'm outside sitting on my front porch. The 5GHz frequency was barely usable there so I would switch to the 2.4GHz band to do anything meaningful. With the Google Wifi mesh setup, there is no place where I don't get fast and reliable coverage. Just wow.
Even the packaging was a delight - the clean, white rectangular box and the three round & well-crafted routers you see once you flip open the package. They are eye-pleasing and for a household like mine where pretty much almost all of the furniture are white, these routers blend in very well.
Another aspect of the router experience that is worth mentioning is how simple it was to set up the router using the Google Wifi app. It guides you through each of the steps and they are very easy to follow along and execute.
Upon opening the app, the user is greeted with a visual diagram that succinctly & clearly displays the number of your Wifi points and the number of devices that are connected to the network. Tapping the "Wifi points" option takes you to a screen that tells you where each of your Wifi points are located in the house. From this screen, you can tap on the Settings icon where you can perform the following tasks: check for new firmware updates & update firmware, restart the network, perform a factory reset, and control the brightness of each Wifi access point.
Tapping on the "Devices" option takes you to a screen that shows you the names and number of devices connected to the network. When you tap a device in this screen, you're given the option to change the name of each device and also to view its current real-time network activity.
Other nifty & useful features include Guest Wifi and Family W-Fi Pause. With the Family Wi-Fi Pause, one can pause Internet service to certain devices.
If there is one thing I miss from my old router that I wish these Google Wifi routers supported is the option to connect my external USB hard drive to the router to setup my own network drive that I can access from anywhere with an app. Frankly, I never really used this option very much so its absence here is not critical for me and not a deciding factor against Google Wifi.
With that said, I'm very, very pleased with this router & I highly recommend it to anyone.
I recently converted from a dual band wifi router with tri-stream technology to the new Google Wifi system in an attempt to expand our wifi access throughout the house. For reference, our house a single story, 4br, 2200 sq ft. but we are moving to a two story, 3400 sq ft house and needed the extra wifi range. With our last router we were able to get high speed dual band wifi in most of our single story house without any wifi extenders. After the relatively simple installation with only having to reset everything once to get it to set up correctly, the Google Wifi uses any one of the "round pods", as I now refer to them, as your main hardlined modem access point. With the three pack, you can place the other two pods anywhere throughout your house/area that the main pod can reach which uses the main wifi signal and extends the range, similar to a wifi extender. One thing that I have noticed with Google wifi is they've seemed to perfect the wifi extension with their mesh technology allowing any of your devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) to travel with you throughout the area with no wifi disruption. The Google Wifi app is very easy to use and has many handy features including speed testing, prioritizing internet to one area and monitoring connected devices including parental control. The pods are very unique and aesthetically appealing as most people would not notice their purpose placed throughout the house since they are not what recent wifi access points/extenders look like. Besides the lack of colors to choose from, the only downfall I have noticed thus far is the lack of Ethernet ports to hardline devices to the pods. Each pod only has one ethernet in for your modem and one out so you will have to rely heavily on the wifi signal when, in some cases, your only or better option is to have a hardline connection for internet. I would suggest using a different router set up if you need more hardline connections.
I have been using the Netgear Nighthawk C7000 for a little over a year and my internet is very unstable, more when using WiFi. Talked to a sales associate at my local Bestbuy (Mousa?, sorry if I got the name wrong, great guy, deserves a raise and a promotion!) and he recommended this after explaining my WiFi issues. After switching to Google WiFi, I'm averaging 225mbps download, 11mbps upload, and 9ms ping on WiFi. Much improved compared to 15-25mbps download, 2-4mbps upload, and 80-100ms ping just using the C7000. I completely turned off the WiFi radios on the C7000 and am just using it for the modem aspect, which is a great modem for the price (also purchased at Bestbuy).
I am a78 year old grandmother and when I went to Best Buy I had no idea what kind of WiFi system I was going to buy. I had Comcast and it didn't cover my whole house. So when I got to Best Buy I told the guy at the door what I needed. The man he hooked me up with suggested for me to buy the Google WiFi. It is the best investment I ever made. I hooked it up myself!! You can not imagine my excitement when Google came on to welcome me. It has worked perfectly ever since!!
My Spectrum WiFi would not cover my house w/o these wonderful little Mesh Routers!!! Now I can stream my TV w/o buffering forever. Bad WiFi reception? Get Meshes!!! I have four of them throughout the house. Need help to install, Google Mesh support is great and patient.
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I was originally skeptical as nothing really helped boost our WiFi. The sales tech dudes were extremely helpful and patient with all my questions!
Has really improved our connectivity!
TechRadarRating, 5 out of 55.0Joe Osborne on October 22, 2019
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A:Answer You still need to buy high speed internet from the local ISP of your choice so the monthly fee I believe you are asking about is the fee for internet access and that is paid to whatever internet service provider you are already using. This device is simply a new wireless router made by Google that you use with your existing modem and existing internet service (Google or otherwise) to spread your wifi signal evenly throughout your house. They are not selling the actual internet SERVICE from Google here- you can use this with the internet service you already have or if Google internet service is available in your area, you could of course choose to use this with Google internet service (although you'd have to pay the purchase price of this router plus the monthly fee for whatever Google (or other brand) internet service plan you choose. I think this is what you were asking about regarding a monthly fee as it seems that likely due to the name of this device, a number of people seem to think that this device also includes internet service when in fact it is a new router to use with your existing internet service or the internet service you order separately. I hope this answers your question.
A:Answer Yes, you can place each unit in separate houses. Basically, each hub can operate independently of one another, so essentially when you purchase this system you are purchasing three identical routers.
So depending on your situation you will need to configure the system differently.
~If the two buildings are beyond the reach of the wifi signal you will need to connect each unit to its own broadband modem or link them via an ethernet cable, which may not be practical.
~If the buildings are close enough for the WiFI signal to reach, then you can configure the system as normal.
~If you plan on purchasing two units for your home and then give one to a friend, then each of you will set up your respective units independently.
I hope this was helpful.
A:Answer It's a wireless router. One is plugged into your ISP modem, and the others act as wireless bridges that extends your wireless coverage. They all talk together in a Mesh network. So far my system has been solid with awesome coverage and speed. nice features with parental control too. Combines 2.4ghz and 5ghz to a single SSID which is nice.
A:Answer This can replace your router, but it is NOT a modem. If you rent a modem from Comcast, you'd need to either keep that and plug this into the ethernet port on the bottom of the Google WiFi, or purchase yourself a new Modem and return yours to Comcast. If you have one of Comcast's Gateways (Modem/router combined (sounds like you may)) then you can keep that as well (and may need to if you use their phone service), again, just plug this into one of the 4 ethernet ports on the back of your Comcast Gateway. Their Gateway is required by them to get their TV/Phone/Internet service when you have a bundle. If you have the Gateway, you can also call Comcast tech support to disable the wireless portion of it if needed.
Hope this helps.
A:Answer No. The system is supposed to switch you automatically between different wifi devices, but all of them will be under one ID. You will have one ID for your network, regardless of how many of these devices you have.
A:Answer Short answer yes. Especially could be useful if your wired ethernet is gigabit and if you have a segment of your house that is walled off with wifi blocking materials. Here is the response from google technical support:
Thank you for contacting Google Wifi Care. My name is Brian and I will be happy to help you out with this!
You can connect Google Wifi points via Ethernet if you want. In most use cases it probably doesn't matter whether they are wired or wireless. There certainly wouldn't be a disadvantage to use wired over wireless (unless it means not locating the access point in the best location). Whether there is an actual advantage depends on what the connected devices are, what they're doing and the speed of the Internet itself. If you have the Ethernet cables available in the ideal location for a wireless access point, you should use them. If not, then you shouldn't.
It is accurate that to setup multiple Google Wifi points you start off wirelessly. Then move them to their desired locations and connect by Ethernet. They'll then use the best connection available.
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