Nest Wifi blankets your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi.¹ With up to 1600 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.
Features two wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and delivers combined speeds of up to 1200 Mbps for faster wireless performance.
Strong Wi-Fi coverage
Provides additional 1600 sq. ft. of fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for your home.¹
MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-In Multiple-Out)
Enables maximum client density deployments with no interference.
Advanced security over wireless
Protects and secures your wireless network with security features, including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3), Trusted Platform Module, and automatic security updates.
Sends a targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices for stronger connection.
Built-in Google Assistant
Allows you to listen to news and music, control smart home devices, and access thousands of skills.²
Play music, manage your Wi-Fi network and more using your voice.³
Google Home app
Connect and manage devices in your network. Plus pause Wi-Fi to limit screen time for the kids.
Requires either a Google Nest Wi-Fi router or a previous-generation Google Wi-Fi system.
¹ 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.
² Controlling certain devices and features in your home requires a compatible smart device.
³ The Wi-Fi point is optimized for selected content services only. Subscription may be required for certain content.
Google Nest Wifi AC1200 Add-on Point Range Extender
A:AnswerMy google nest works very well with my spectrum wifi. There is no additional cost to connect the nest to the modem. Nest connects to modem via ethernet and then wirelessly to remote units. Installation is quick and easy. You need to download a free google home app to a mobile device, and the app will walk you through the setup process. You then use the app to manage the network.
A:AnswerGoogle Nest Wifi is not compatible with 3rd party routers to create a mesh network. You can only use Nest Wifi routers, points, and Google Wifi points to create a Wi-Fi mesh network. We recommend setting up Nest Wifi router as your primary router directly hard-wired to your modem's WAN port with an Ethernet cable. If you still want to use your current router with Nest WiFi, you can use it as a downstream switch to Nest WiFi router.
No, Google Nest Wifi point will not work with a Linksys router to create a Wi-Fi mesh.
A:AnswerGoogle Nest Wifi is a Wi-Fi mesh system that connects to your modem provided by your internet service provider. Most Wi-Fi enabled devices including Nest cameras can connect to internet via Google Nest Wifi. Nest Wifi router and points provide reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. You can check the following link to see an estimate of how much Wi-Fi coverage you’ll get with a Google Nest Wifi system, so you can calculate how many Nest Wifi devices you need to cover all your Nest cameras: https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/7182840
A:AnswerYes, Nest Wifi points can only be used with Nest Wifi router and Google Wifi point. It won't work with a 3rd party router. Although Google Nest Wifi system is compatible with Google Fiber. You can set up Nest WiFi router as your primary router hard-wired to your Google Fiber modem's WAN port. Google Fiber has a modem/router combo and you may need to disable its Wi-Fi functionality in order to avoid a Double NAT.
A:AnswerMy personal opinion I would invest in the newer if you have the extra cash. The coverage is better on the new Google Nest Wifi. You can get it with the extra access points. I believe from 1 up to 3 and you can always buy additional ones later. I bought the router w/2 access points on black friday for $249 and later bought 1 more access point. I have overkill on wifi now, BUT we do a lot of streaming and I have a metal shop about 75ft away from my back door that I had absolutely no wifi at all in. I placed my router in my livingroom and one access point in my kitchen, which is in between the router and the shop & one access point in the shop itself and now I have great wifi. I pay for 100mbps and when I run the fast test out there I am getting every bit of my 100mbps.
Also, I dont know about the first gen, but with the nest wifi the access points also doubles as google nest home mini's and have good sound.
I have also added the Google Home Hub Max which pretty much runs everything in my house and I can play music from it and it will play on all access points at the same time (if you set it up in the settings that way) it's like having your whole house on surround sound. You can also call between each access point, like an intercom. I love it..... no more running out in the cold to get hubby out of the shop..... Google does it for me now.....lol
So, there are other benefits to upgrading to the newer version depending on your lifestyle & it does cover more square footage. I looked at both systems when buying and I am very happy with my decision.
A:AnswerYou can definitely replace the current router with Nest Wifi router and create the Nest Wifi mesh by adding Nest Wifi points throughout your home. You don't need to buy a new modem, but you can't get rid of the current one, either as you need a modem with broadband internet to connect Nest Wifi router to.
If you have the modem/router combo device, then you would need to turn off its Wi-Fi functionality by putting it in Bridge mode. You can find out more about Bridge mode here: https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/6240987