|Wireless Type||2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 5 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
Google Wifi system (single Wifi point) - Router replacement for whole home coverage
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- A new type of connected system that replaces your router for seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, helping eliminate dead zones and buffering
- Network Assist technology keeps your connection fast by always selecting the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices
- A simple app gets you set up quickly and allows you to see what's connected, prioritize devices, and pause the Wi-Fi on kids' devices
- 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
- 24/7 phone support from Google; 1-year warranty
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Attic to basement connectivity
Enjoy a fast signal in every room, on every device thanks to a new type of connected system.
Keeps itself fast with Network Assist
Advanced software works in the background to manage your network so you never have to. Network Assist always selects the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices.
A simple way to control what matters
Through the companion app, it’s easy to share your password with guests, prioritize devices on your network, see what’s connected, and more.
Family Wi-Fi controls
Google Wifi allows you to pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices, like during bedtime or dinnertime.
How many Google Wifi 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.
AC1200 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Expandable mesh Wi-Fi.
2 Gigabit Ethernet ports per point
WAN and LAN on primary Wifi point.
Both act as LAN ports on additional Wifi points.
Simultaneous dual-band Wifi (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Required for setup
- Google account
- Android device (4.0+) or iOS device (iOS 8+)
- Google Wifi app
- Broadband Internet connection
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|Connectivity Technology||2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 + BLE||WiFi||Wireless||WiFi^Wired|
|Item Dimensions||4.17 x 4.17 x 2.7 in||10.08 x 13.7 x 3.11 in||4.08 x 3.39 x 7.43 in||4.8 x 1.89 x 4.29 in|
|Item Weight||0.74 lb||1.65 lbs||—||—|
|Wireless Compatibility||2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 5 GHz Radio Frequency||—||2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11bgn|
Enjoy a fast signal in every room, on every device. Google Wi-Fi is a new type of connected system that replaces your router for seamless coverage throughout your home.
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Tips and advice:
1. To get full WiFi 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 WiFi covers 1500 ft. Make sure you're within that range, or get more to create a mesh network so you fall within WiFi range. My home was 1300 ft. so I only needed one.
3. The Google WiFi 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 WiFi 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.
Adding the wifi points to the OnHub 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 OnHub and Google WiFi points use 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 Wifi point for the best signal.
The network is then controlled through the Google Wifi app. Use it to share the Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, and prioritize them for better performance. It also has Google Wifi’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.
I think this is a good solution for people that have a basic setup, want good coverage, want a simple configuration and set it and forget it. If you want to do anything more in depth this system is not for you.
4,000 sq foot ranch with a walkout basement
1,100 sq foot attached garage
80 Mbps ImOn communications internet connection
7 wifi points total
2 wifi points on each floor connected via gig Ethernet to the primary wifi point
1 wifi point on each floor to fill in gaps
1 NETGEAR ProSAFE GS108 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch to tie all of the ethernet connected points
40-50 Various devices that attach wirelessly to my network at any one time. Everything from smart devices to phones to video streaming.
I've struggled for some time to get solid wifi coverage in several rooms and areas. Some of the walls are concrete and just don't let the radio signal through. I decided to give this a shot and see if Google's mesh solution would finally solve 10 years of issues I've had getting solid coverage in this house. After reading Google's description I thought I could get away with only using 3 units. I was wrong but luckily I had already ordered 7 APs. I ended up needing all 7. I actually use gig Ethernet to hook in 2 APs in the basement as a backbone and two APs on the top floor as a backbone. The additional two are used 100% wireless. Finally, the primary AP connects to my modem.
Setup is very easy. I'm not going to rehash it because everyone else has done a good job. I will say that after I got everything connected and the software updated and rebooted I was excited to try it. The results were terrible. I had good solid WiFi coverage but I was only getting 20% of the bandwidth I was paying for. Actually slower then my old system. I was furious. My hatred of Google was complete. A funny thing happened over the next hour or two while I was stewing. Everything sped up. I'm assuming that Google's secret sauce was optimizing the network in the background. My point is it took at least an hour after I set everything up to see the speed anywhere close to what I was expecting. I'm happy now with the performance. I'm lucky I sat down to drink a beer rather than box everything back up.
So Google released 8872.40.13 today (12/14/16). I was working from home via a VPN and watching Archer from my Plex server. Everything got flaky and I started losing video and VPN connections randomly. It looked like I had a solid wifi signal on my laptop so I jumped into Google's WiFi App. Everything looked good there but it bounce offline then back online and repeating. Eventually I was able to stay in long enough to see that their firmware version was upgraded to 8872.40.13 from 8872.40.9. I figured I'd give it some time to finish up and clear up. About an hour later my connections were still flaky and I verified that all of my APs were individually updated to the latest version. I went ahead and used the "Restart Network" option which restarts all of the APs. All hell broke lose. Everything was really slow (10 Mbps) and I lost both of my meshed WiFi only APs. I waited 30 minutes for it to clear/speed up but it didn't. Eventually I went and restarted my primary wifi point and things cleared up and my expected performance returned. Not sure what to make of this other then it was very annoying because I was actually working and needed a good connection when this all happened.
1. I get the full internet bandwidth that I'm paying for everywhere inside the house.
2. There are no deadspots in the house.
3. The app is easy to use and intuitive.
4. Handoffs between APs appears seamless. I haven't dropped any calls (or video calls) while moving through the house.
5. My file transfers to my internal file servers are much faster. I'm usually connecting wirelessly at between 500-600 Mbps everywhere now. Prior I was connecting anywhere between 20-600 Mbps depending on where I was in the house.
6. Google does a good job getting the correct names of devices
7. Automatic AP software updates/TPM.
8. You can do basic port forwarding.
9. The priority device setting really works.
1. I spent way too much money for this solution. I know that. I'm a moron. At least I preordered when prices were below MSRP.
2. You can't modify anything inside the DHCP scope other then making DHCP reservations
3. You can't change your LAN ip range
4. You can't change your internal LAN DNS. You have to use the primary AP for DNS and you can't add any of your own records. Most people won't care about this but it's something I've done in the past for testing purposes and specific projects.
5. One of the wifi only APs in the open garage tests as "weak." I was hoping that it would mesh connect to the nearest hardwired AP and use that for backhaul. It's within sight of the hardwired AP. I think it's actually trying to connect to the Primary WiFi AP. Because of the limited in depth tools in the WiFi app I can't prove this. My other mesh "filler" AP is one room away from the Primary WiFi AP and it will only register as "fair"
6. The app is easy but it needs more basic tools. I appreciate it's ease of use for most people but sometimes you need to look a little deeper.
7. There needs to be PC/Mac app or a webpage to manage and troubleshoot from a computer.
8. If you need to do anything in depth at all then this system isn't for you.
9. Only two ports on the APs.
10. If I didn't have the gig Ethernet backhauls I don't think this solution would have made me happy at all.
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