Google Wifi Review

Google Wifi system (single Wifi point) - Router replacement for whole home coverage

$129.00

Google Wifi Review

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Overview

Google Wifi

That’s the tagline the company touted leading as much as its October 4th, 2016 reveal, the place it introduced the release of an entirely new experience for its clients. This was a turning point for Google, as it gave them much more freedom and flexibility over every component that went into the Google devices customers use daily.

Google Wifi, however, represents an extremely simplistic version of a usually cumbersome and complicated technology. Via the use of an easy app, sleek setup, and a design reminiscent of its air freshener-like cousin, normal customers and power users alike can get their fix from this old-but-new mesh networking technology.

Modular design

Google Wifi

Google claims that WiFi and the mesh network it plans to provide some important efficiency enhancements. First up, in fact, is coverage. Google WiFi’s design team needs you to think about it as a lightbulb, with you putting nodes wherever you want them. As a primary information, Google advises one unit for about every 1,500 square feet of space. It’s something most people see only when it goes incorrect. However, the idea is that you no longer need to feel such as you’re “roaming” in your home.

Another profit is that Google WiFi automatically controls to see that your WiFi is on the least blocked channel every five minutes, swapping as wanted. The identical goes with hopping between 2.4 and 5GHz. All of this occurs in the background, so theoretically you are always getting the optimum settings.

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Specs

Google Wifi

Google Wifi will support both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequencies. The routers optimize the network each device is using every five minutes and can switch bands when one network is less congested. This occurs only whereas a device is idle, so don’t worry about your film getting interrupted every few scenes.

The routers use WPA2-PSK and support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The AC1200 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi expelled from these routers can help them speak to one another and increase the mesh outwards.

Performance

Google Wifi

However what good are a trendy user interface and a modern design if a router doesn’t get the basics right? Luckily, Google WiFi does. The first time I ran an internet speed check, I experienced a slight sinking feeling. I understand my current Netgear router has been shortchanging me to the tune of about 70 Mbps of download speed.

That’s because there’s a normal resignation that WiFi never provides you the full internet speed you are paying for. So much so that I hardly shrugged when the 100Mb of cable internet I signed up for sometimes translated to 30 Mbps over WiFi. I also experienced similar, if limited drastic, speed improvements (35Mbps to 48Mbps) if I installed Google WiFi at a colleague’s house, and that was including both routers simply feet away from the PC.

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Conclusion

Google Wifi

Google Wi-Fi was born out of Mission Carrowack, which aimed to solve the issue of home-based Wi-Fi solutions simply for industrial purposes. Simultaneous Band Switching permits for the absolute fastest speeds available on every device, and smart-home control permits for admins and friends alike to take advantage of the future of home technology.

When you’re looking for routers that are easy however highly effective, this is for you.

You’ll be able to pick up one node for $129, or three for $299.

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Google Wifi system (single Wifi point) - Router replacement for whole home coverage

$129.00

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