Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.* With up to 3800 sq. ft. of coverage, it automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe. And Nest Wifi points have a speaker with the Google Assistant for extra help around the house.
Scalable whole home Wi-Fi system.
Provides up to 3800 square feet of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Handles up to 200 connected devices, and fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.*
2 port ethernet.
Built in 2 port ethernet available on the router.
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.
Wi-Fi protected access.
Protects your network against hackers and eavesdroppers.
Simple setup in a few steps.
Use the Google Home app to create your network and get online in minutes.** No matter how tech savvy you are.
Focuses signals directly to compatible wireless devices to help ensure dependable connectivity.
Google Home app.
Makes it simple to share your password with guests and prioritize devices on your network.
Features two wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and up to 2.2 Gbps data transfer speed for faster wireless performance.
*Home size, materials and layout can affect how Wi-Fi signal travels. Larger homes or homes with thicker walls or long, narrow layouts may need extra Wifi points for full coverage. Strength and speed of signal will depend on your internet provider.
**Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/nestwifi/req.
Ethernet cable (6.5 ft)
Google Nest AC2200 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router
Three power adapters
Two Google Nest AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Access Points
Wi-Fi Mesh System
Number of Wi-Fi Satellites Included
Number Of LAN Ports
2200 megabits per second
Arlo, Google Assistant, Hue, Nest, Ring, SmartThings, Wink
Nest Wifi AC2200 Mesh System Router and 2 Add-On Points (3-Pack)
If you are still using the wifi router provided to you by your internet service provider, chances are (unless you live in a very small house or apartment), that you are not completely happy with your wifi performance. Your signal can be strong in one room, and non-existent in the next. You may wish to sit “here”, but you can’t get a signal unless you move a few feet over “there”, where you don’t want to sit. You may have tried wifi repeaters or extenders in the past, but they basically just create a second network in your home with slow speeds and similar dead zones, forcing you to switch back and forth.
Enter the Google Nest wifi router and “point” (what they call an extender). These small, semi/almost round devices that can fit in your hand create what’s called a “mesh” system where by connecting the Google router to your existing router, you can transfer the wifi functions to it, allowing it to send out stronger signals in both the 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz frequencies simultaneously. The “point(s)” (very slightly smaller than the router itself) are set in other areas of your home, picking up the signal from the main Google router, and boosting them even further. Nicer still, they do not create a separate network in the same way older models do, but instead, extend the one you have.
If you buy a pair (one being the main router and the other the point device), you have three choices of colors, but the router is always white – the point comes in three colors… Mist (a very pale blueish color), Sand (which to me looks Pink), and Snow (white). For large homes, you can also get a router and two points sets. You need to install the appropriate Google Home app to set the system up, and instructions for doing so are simple and included in the app, which works on Apple devices and Android. Provided there are no unforeseen hiccups, you should be up and running within minutes. I know a couple of other people with these devices aside from myself, and one of them did not even need the extra access point – the Google router alone provided stronger and faster wifi than their older one did. One of them has a multi-level home and they did use the point on another level, which did boost speeds and reliability in that area. For myself, the router speed dropped off once it reached the other side of the single level ranch style house, but the overall STRENGTH of it was stronger than my older model… no dead spots.
Side-note: Your access point should you decide to use it, also doubles as a Google Assistant device, where you can ask it a variety of questions, control lights, and more with the appropriate equipment.
I do recommend this system, but there is one warning involved – if you have some types of security cameras, doorbells, and devices that ONLY run on a 2.4 ghz frequency, some people can have an issue where they won’t connect, or they won’t stay connected, to a mesh system like this because it transmits on both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz at the same time. They get confused it seems. Now, RING (doorbells, cameras, etc) tech support can walk you through how to get around this. If you are lucky (very lucky) you can get a tech at ARLO to do this, too. Your success will vary and you may have to make more than one call if you do run into this issue, so just be prepared knowing that you MIGHT have to do this to ensure all of your devices work with it. Waving a finger at these other device makers though, they need to get with it and update their devices to work on all wifi frequencies, and better be able to detect, connect to, and maintain connection to, mesh networks. It’s not always the router’s fault – many times it’s the device makers not keeping their devices updated, and one rep with one of these companies even admitted to me they are behind in catching up to working with mesh networks.
My one big complaint about the router itself, and it is a big one as others have pointed out, is that the Google router only has one “out” ethernet port on the back for extra devices. That’s it. Camera systems like Arlo require you plug their own hub into one of these. Perhaps you have smart bulbs that come with a small hub as well that need a port, or home phone service, etc. In my opinion, there really is NO excuse for Google only putting one extra ethernet port on this device. Just be aware of this because if you have various things that you currently have plugged directly into your old modem, you may need extra equipment if you are going to use this one to replace it entirely – and the point device has NO ethernet ports. It’s for this reason I won’t give this 5 stars, and really, would drop it to 3 ½ if I could. Yeah – big booboo, Google.
Otherwise, yes, it’s a reliable system for those willing to do the tech call work to perhaps get some of their devices to work with it. But you will most likely be rewarded with a stronger wifi signal over greater ranges.
With internet usage and connected home devices increasing so much in your typical household, the need for high quality routers have become more common. I believe that the best form of achieving this is through a mesh router system and Google has really made an achievement with their new Google Nest Wifi Mesh System.
- The design of the router and the point are very appealing. Everything is smooth, seamless, and its meant to be that way. Google did this on purpose to encourage users to have them out in the open as opposed to tucked away. The router will work much better being out in the open so it’s a good choice to make them beautiful!
- Set-Up was very easy. As expected, Google makes everything feel so simplified and straight forward. It was a clean process and I was very pleased with the set up!
- This package features a Router and a Point, which is very common for mesh systems. The Router plugs in directly to your modem so that it gets the hard wired internet source. Then the Point can be placed elsewhere in the house and it just requires power. The system works together flawlessly and really provides a strong boost of internet across multiple levels of your home. It is worth noting that the "Point" isn't as strong as the Router, which seems obvious, but I had no issues as the Point delivered much stronger internet than I previously had to an almost dead internet area of my home.
- The Point makes up for its subtle lack in power, by doubling as a Google Nest Speaker as well and it sounds great! Once again, this encourages you to place it out in the open but the speaker sounds great, has all the same functionality as a Google Nest Mini, and even has a colorful ring to it.
- Lastly, Google really makes this WiFi very easy to manage and just makes it feel so much more accessible than any other WiFi system I have used. By integrating this into your Google Home App and Google Assistants, there are plenty of perks you enjoy. This includes checking connection speeds, setting up Guest networks, see what devices are on it, prioritize which devices are more important for WiFi, and even turn off WiFi for devices aka devices your kids are using. I also really enjoy that you can use a Google Smart Display device to show what your speed tests are or display password information easily.
- The biggest complaint I foresee people having is that the router only has 2 Ethernet ports. One being for the input and one being for output. Sure there are ways around this issue but it would be nicer to have more ports.
- At the time of this review, you really need two apps to access every feature for these routers: The Google Home app and the Google WiFi app. Eventually, Google will merge these two apps into one but for the time being you will have to have two apps if you really want to utilize all the features - although this isn't necessary.
- This mesh system does not support WiFi 6. It seems odd considering WiFi 6 is moving forward as the latest and greatest in home consumer WiFi, but Google opted against including it in this system.
- This system is an all-around win-win for home internet users. On one hand it can be simple and out of the way for you minimalists while providing easy controls when needed. On the other hand, it can be a welcomed addition to you heavy smart-home users by providing a well-integrated Mesh WiFi system that works so well with your other devices. Google knows how to make high quality products, with comfortable ease of use, at reasonable prices compared to what others offer - this Google Nest Mesh System is no exception and will keep you happy.
I needed to update my wifi router, so I researched the mesh wifi routers. I also love the android software over apple, I had just switched my phone from Iphone to Google Pixel 5. However I was skeptical of how good the Google Nest would be. Researching through many routers Google kept showing up as rating in top 5 of many reviews.
I decided to buy it. I have no regrets. First let me explain my setup. We live in an apartment building where you see many wifi setups using similar channels from the people living above or below or across from your apartment, this can cause interference hence your wifi speed suffers. With my older router I had to manually change the wifi channel used to communicate with all the devices in my apartment. This would help temporarily increase my wifi speeds. However it was a pain to have to do this manually. I pay for 100 MBPS internet, and I was averaging 60-75 MBPS on wifi, higher if I was using ethernet wire directly to the router. The farthest room had low wifi signal and would only get at best 20 MBPS.
With Google Nest I am getting beyond the speed I pay. This is possible because Google Nest is constantly monitoing the best wifi channel, and will automatically change the channel to optimize and maintain the highest speeds. On my Google pixel 5 phone I get up to 200 MBPS on Wifi. My PS4 gets on avg 150 MBPS. The farthest room in the Apartment gets 110 MBPS way more than the 20 MBPS speeds with the old router.
The setup was very easy and I was up and running in about 10 minutes. For some it may take longer if they need to figure out the best place for their router and the mesh wifi point. I pretty much knew where to put mine. One last point is that Google automatically updates your router and they give you details in their app, called Google Wifi.
I truly recommend this mesh router to anyone living in apartments as there are many wifi setups that can cause interference around you. Also recommend this to anyone upgrading their router.
This is my first mesh network router system. I’m using it with Verizon Fios and their ONT device. With Fios, you do not need a modem nor a Verizon router if you get this router. I also had Spextrum in the last and you just need to use their modem along with this router for your internet.
This has improved connection speeds in areas of my home where I had slow speeds or low signals. This is not a Wifi 6 router which most new routers have, but keep in mind that most devices do not support the Wifi 6 standard. The aesthetics of the router and point are great and they blend into my home furniture. Setup is easy. Not much customization with settings. If you need VPN via router, or heavy monitoring of connections or customization of things like DHCP, this is not for you.
This router system is for people who want a reliable and strong connection with easy setup.
Probably the best Google product I’ve ever bought.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
I wasn’t looking to buy a router but the salesman explained this item to me and I bought it. I have 47 devices on my home network and e always had problems with WiFi extenders. This lets all my devices work seamlessly I’m even able to hold my weekly zoom meetings in the back yard on the patio with blazing speed. I have X-Finity 200 mbs service and I am able to get full speed in the back yard.(241 mbs) It’s worth every penny!My point is near the back patio door.
My system is rather complex: a high end home theater system including 2 TVs, 2 Apple TV 4Ks, Roku, Blu-Ray player, & pre amp all connected to a 16 port TCP Link Ethernet switch. My ISP is AT&T Fiber. All of my my AV equipment is on a rack in a closet and this has created a WiFi 'dead spot' in my main viewing room since the AT&T router/modem is also on the AV rack in the closet.
Enter Google Nest. I've had the Nest Wifi for over a month. Initial setup is a breeze. I installed the Home app on my iPhone and there were no issues. Voice command setup went well too. I have it placed on my kitchen counter next to my HT room and, as advertised, it provides a separate network. No more dead spot. I leave all the other HT devices connected ethernet using the AT&T Router network and I mainly use my laptop on the Google network. The connection is stable, and with all the other devices connected on the other network, there's no lag at all.
I have a Sirius subscription and it is easy to link the account with Nest to stream thought it as well, which I use all the time.
Now the bad part:
After about two weeks of use out of the blue, the Point was no longer recognizing ANY of my voice commands. I would ask it play channel number *** on Sirius and it would reply "I'm sorry, I don't recognize that artist. It was like I was speaking a different language, NOTHING was making sense from this device anymore. Out of frustration, the only thing I could do was a factory reset of the Router & Point. Since then, things have been back to where they were before. However, many times while it is streaming either Sirius or my favorite Internet radio station, it will stop on it's own for no reason. There is still a connection when this is happening because I am using my laptop at the same time on the same network without issues. This happens quite a lot.
Overall, I would say this a great WiFi nest and a so-so device for streaming for the reasons I mentioned.
Not only excelent performance, but extremely easy to use. One is the main router, the other an extender. The extender has a google assistant speaker built in. I have a total of 5 units in my system and you can just keep adding. My house is 3000 sf and covers with 5 bars everywhere. I even have one outside in the pool area.
This purchase did to my speed of internet is akin to a new birth. I wish that I had made this purchase month ago. No more buffering, watching that spinning on my screen. The options are amazing! Also it gave me another Google voice to respond to. The possibilities are endless. If you're on the fence about this purchase, do it. You won't regret it.
A:AnswerYes, Google Nest WiFi can work with your system. But NVG599 is a modem/router combo and you would need to put it in bridge mode or disable its Wi-Fi functionality in order to set up Nest WiFi as your primary router and create a mesh Wi-Fi system throughout your home.
A:AnswerYes, I have over 5000 sq ft, 3 level home. The router is located on the upper third level floor, one point on the first and second level ; The 1st level floor is 12 ft cement block walls and wifi is great on all three levels.
A:AnswerYes and no. If your modem is easily accessible, has an empty port AND a close by electrical outlet and there is an outlet where you want to locate the hub - you could be up and running in 10 - 15 minutes.
It took me about 30 minutes as I needed a ladder, had reroute a long extension cord to reach an almost inaccessible outlet for the main orb, and find an asthetically suitable location with an outlet for the second.
Our than that it is super easy. Plug in the network cable and power, load an app on your phone, name the new network and password, answer some simple questions, push a button and wait a few minutes and you're up and running.
Our house is over 3300 square feet, two stories and the property is long. We now have very strong wifi throughout the house and property. Works very well for us.
A:AnswerYes you can. This will be plugged into one of the ports. Essentially you will have 2 wi fi networks. In our house we have our original google fiber wi fi and with this I created a separate wi fi. I run all the smart devices (plugs, lights, thermostat, etc) off the original google wi fi and the entertainment stuff is run off the new nest wi fi.