Solved our WiFi Problems
Moved into a large/long apartment and had issues getting Wi-Fi from one end to the other and also to outside (we installed a wireless doorbell). The internet speed at our main point hasn't changed (approx. 85MBPS) and we're now getting good speeds at both other points (35MBPS) whereas previously we were getting basically no Wi-Fi. Was really easy to install and hasn't missed a beat since we installed it.
I purchased the Google Wi-Fi kit as our house has a few dead spots and our previous wifi extender speeds were very slow. I am so glad I purchased this product as we now have full wi-fi coverage all over the house, including the front and back yards. The speeds remain fast in all areas so this is a great product for multiple purposes such as IoT, Gaming, Streaming etc.
The set up was so incredibly simple that I thought I must of missed something! The App is intuitive with great controls and options for parents to keep an eye on their children’s usage and access time restriction options. There is also an option to prioritise a specific device (e.g. TV when streaming) and you can see all devices that have connected to the network.
I am sure this is not advanced enough for some users but for people who want an easy, reliable plug and play wi-fi network this is a fantastic option.
While they are relatively simple to setup and the app is good for monitoring your wifi they are really only capable of connecting through a single wall, I originally brought a three pack but wound up buying two more to try and get coverage in a four B/room house and I still get constant dropouts.
How good is this???
Plugged modem in and was up and running in no time. No more kids complaining about black spots etc. Added one additional access point and the entire house is covered. I can limit internet hours when kids should be sleeping for each of their devices. Also not much loss of speed from one access point to the next. Happy days!!!
WiFi at it's best
The Google WiFi is a cool product in terms of connectivity and set-up.
I had lot os trouble in setting up WiFi connectivity to the Ring door bell at front door from the far end of house where the router is set.
I used WiFi connectors of different brands using power line but the Google mesh system is very impressive.
I had no drop outs or connectivity issues since I installed Google WiFi in my house. The overall performance is improved very much afterwards. Very happy with the purchase.
Finally solved our home wifi issues
After 10 years in this multi level, metal framed house, we now have wifi that actually works. Over the years we’ve changed routers every 2 years or so, we’ve used wifi extenders and done everything we can to get wifi in our difficult house. Google wifi is the only thing that has worked consistently and reliably. Our home is on a sloped, rocky block, so it’s built over 3 levels, and has metal frame work in many places, all of this makes wifi diffusing to reach in places. When I heard about this system I did my research and took the plunge to spend $500 ( actually got it for $350 on the day) and we’ve never looked back. Easy set up in about 10 minutes and looks stylish around the house. The lights on the hubs are also like little night lights, which is a bonus. I got the 3 hub pack and have one next to the modem, one about 5 meters away in the lounge room then one upstairs. All work well. We can get wifi all the way down the backyard.
However, I did purchase a single device as our bottom level, which is only a rumpus room, was chipped out of sands stone and no matter where I tried it in that room, it could not find the other hubs. So there are so limitations, of course.
All in all, I cant recommend this product enough. Easy to set up and reliable, what more can you ask for.
Good Wifi is excellent!
I did a lot of research into the best solution for dead spots in our hose. (Especially in the back bedroom upstairs) and I found the Google Wi-Fi fixed the problem and then some. I was previously getting speeds of around 18MB per sec in the main area and 8MB per sec in the far bedroom. After installing Google Wifi (triple pack) I ended up with 38MB per sec in the main area and 22MB per sec in the far bedroom and no drop out or congestion across the many devices we use as a family. It has also helped with my PS4 download times which is a nice bonus. Highly recommend as its just a bit more expensive than a fancy extended Wi-Fi router.
Don't get anything else
Google WIFI is a really underrated product and I think it should be pushed more by Google 100%. I have fibre to the premises NBN and you can plug it straight into the NBN box (no other modem required) and speeds are flawless. 1 point manages my 4 bedroom house easily and runs smart home wifi bulbs and a bunch of homekit accessories.
App is great at managing the network it literally couldn't be any easier and design is A+ looks great on the bench unlike typical modems. Highly recommend.
Could be better
I needed something to get any form of internet into a studio in my back yard. My modem and only working phone socket is in my dining room on the front wall of my house, the studio is around 15 metres from that wall. I had assumed that i could put the main one connected to my modem, then have one in my bedroom which is down the hall at the back of my house, and have the third out in the studio. Stretching the wifi the distance i need, what i didnt realise is to get good signal and speeds you actually need all units within 10 metres of the one connected to my modem. So after an hour of messaging back and forth with tech support, i did get the 3rd one connected to the network and then placed in studio. It tells me the signal is weak and i only get 5mbps out there, but its enough to stream netflix etc. I get 48 in the house at most times. It would work a lot better if there was a phone line socket in my room or the spare room, then would have modem in there with the control unit, one unit in loungeroom and one unit in studio, but not paying for the phoneline to be moved or added just yet.
awesome full house coverage
very simple to setup and great result. I have a 2 storey home and my previous wifi router was not providing good coverage upstairs.
the app to manage the wifi mesh provides simple to use tools to regularly test the mesh performance and also internet connection when not at home. A great feature for helping out the family while at work.
Phone line was in one corner of my downstairs so not really optimal for wifi coverage, however, Google Wifi provided a simple and elegant solution for my needs.
Now I have great seamless coverage throughput my home and garden
Loving my new wifi setup
We live in a unit and have always had a problem with wifi reception. We rent so i cant cable up the unit with ethernet ports. I originally purchase the ASUS RT-AC68U and it was good buy couldn't reach half of our unit. I decided to buy a 3pack of google wifi and holy moly this thing is good and super easy. Whole unit is now covered and we never have an issue.
Very happy with it. No problems at all and setting up was a breeze
Does as advertised. Setting up was very easy and haven't had an issue with it since the day I bought it. I am able to use it all over the house and constantly get 100% coverage. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the cost. Could definitely be cheaper.
Super simple to set up, The google wifi uses MESH Technology to make sure you get the most out of your wifi. the 3 Pack covered my 6 bedroom house! If you are connecting this to the NBN you must use a modem with this as it will not connect directly to an NBN Box.
Flawless - Works With FTTP
I searched high and low for information online as to whether Google WiFi would actually work with NBN. I finally decided to just go and buy one from the store and see for myself. I can confirm it works with FTTP NBN. Simply connect to your connected port, usually 1 or 2. Then download the Google WiFi app and enable geo location and bluetooth.
Within a few minutes I was setup as my ISP (Aussie BB) doesn't require a logon (dhcp). Other ISP's may require a logon and you can enter this. Make sure your ISP doesn't use VLAN tagging or it won't work. Thankfully most ISP's don't for residential customers in Australia.
As for the performance, it's awesome and all my devices connect fine and run fast. I like the built in speed test and monitoring which will identify the problem right away, i.e. is the ISP down or a problem with one of the AP's. I only bought the single unit which covers my entire 60M apartment and I can even reach it closeby.
Solved all my problems.
When we moved my optus modem WI fi just didn't cut it anymore. Upstairs at the end of the house got no Wi fi at all. I considered a new modem or range extenders but these required a level of tech that I don't have to set up, a mate told me they had great results with Google Wi- fi mesh so I bought a 3 set.
"I" set them up using the installed app on my phone, placed them at equal spacing in the house and I now have full bars in every location of the house.....even over the street outside.
To say I was happy is an understatement, I have changed all our devices to the new Wi-fi network and everything works better. The smart TV rarely buffers on Netflix or you tube anymore.. if it does it's the NBN connection that's the problem not the Google system
May not be the "best" solution but for someone with problems and not a lot of tech to fall back on they are a great solution for the price. I did some research and they are not rated as the best of these types of system but they are several $100's cheaper and did the job for me.
A point that worries me is that Google asks you to allow Cloud to monitor some of your data info.....Yeah I didn't like that so I turned off that permission, it disables some of the app features but has no effect at all on how it works....up to you!
I recommend them to anyone.
Great Wifi product, easy to setup and just works.
Purchased the Google WiFi - 3 Pack. We have a 2 story house and have previously always had problems with slow unless you were close to the modem. Google WiFi was really easy to setup and now we get great signal everywhere including the front and back yard. I have each device connected by ethernet back to the modem. Really easy setup and it just works as it should.
Extremely simple set up
This was one of the easiest set ups ever. gone are the horor days of getting knee deep in complex settings. just just download the app and go step by step. Even a technophobe like me could understand it Lol. I am getting excellent coverage. We have a fairly small house but I have full coverage no black spots and excellent throughput. Physically it feels a little delicate but it just sits in the ione place so no big deal. Happy with it.
Simple, Effective, does what it says it will do.
Bought the three pack, although I am highly technical, just wanted reliable simplicity that the family can live with.
It is easy to set up after downloading the app from Google. It tries to sync everything to Google Cloud, but you can skip this. Followed the easy step by step instructions for connection and installation, it was so easy. A few weeks on and it has proven to be reliable with no dropouts and excellent wifi with no dead spots. Perfect, happy to reccomend to anyone!
Not for Parents
If you are looking for a router for parental control purpose, this is not for you. You cannot block a specific website. You don't any control over what content a child can or cannot access. You can schedule internet access for a specific device though.
The mesh is very weak also. My primary wifi point is at ground floor in family room. My second wifi point is at group floor in office room. there is one room in between primary and second points. My third wifi point is directly above office room on the first floor. My laptop connects to third wifi point and gets dropouts many times a day. Google WiFi App on my phone shows the mesh network to third wifi point is very weak, and to the second point is very good.
Our house is about 25 years old brick veneer.
Simple but effective
Bought a single unit, setup was simple as its easily done on the google app which offers great details of how the wifi is working like speeds, devices connected, and features such as restricting wifi access like blocking websites and certain devices. Fast connection speeds throughout my small house no problem whereas my old Telstra provided netgear router could not.
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