Google WiFi is easy to use and a easy to set up. WiFi people can’t live without it. Most of us will have WiFi router in our home, your ISP done the setup for you. But if you are a person more in to technical thing, or you want to cover your entire home with signal. You have to think something else, that can deliver more power to you. It’s annoying if a single router can’t cut all your living space in the house.
So mesh WiFi networking is coming in to the arena to solve these problem. It is a communication network made up of radio nodes distributed over all places. A mesh refers to rich interconnection among devices or node. So Google adapted and implemented this technology in WiFi router system. Tech giant introduces 3 piece router system, for a distributed network setup. Google isn’t new for hardware technology, we already used pixel phones, Chrome cast, and Google chrome. Setting up a router is not that hard, but this old style setup web interface makes a different feel.
Things you need to setup Google Wifi, is a phone that runs with Android or IOS and Google account, that comes no price. The first device point will work as primary router and the rest 2 will be the satellite routers. So your primary WiFi point need to connect with your internet modem. So this will limit you keep the WiFi point near to Ethernet modem if the cables are short. Connect your Ethernet cable to WiFi point and other end to the modem. Power on your Google WiFi point , the blue light will indicate it’s ready for the setup. Open the Google WiFi app and proceed the setting including scanning the QR code on the bottom side of access point.
Create a name and password for your WiFi network. Now you are connected to the main access point to the modem. One access point is sufficient to provide enough signal to a normal sized apartment or villa. If you have large villa or house you can place the other two access points in different location and connect through this mobile application. The surprising thing is the three units only cost $299, when it compared to the competitor such as Eero and Luma. The app displays your entire home network in an easy to understand layout. Time is gone for the typical WiFi extender and access points, mesh networking WiFi access points took over their place in the industry. You will get better and supreme overage and reliability over signals. This is completely eliminates the WiFi black spot in your home. With normal range extender, when you cross one devices boundary and back and forth, it will conflict between the signals. Eventually there is no connection in your phone. But Google WiFi, engineers carefully done the program, it will keep you strong signal strength when you move from one access point to another.
If you are techie and you want play with a lot of connected devices, Google disappoints you. There are only two ports for the device, so port-forwarding is not possible in this device. Also if you want to connect multiple devices, multiple cables this is not the device for you. Google WiFi helps you to pry to child’s usage of internet to certain extent. Through the mobile app, you can disable internet for particular devices. So you will get your progeny on the Dinner table. You can use multiple timers to stop devices, so you will be in control when the kids bed time, home work and prayer time. The app itself has setup for the speed test of your internet. It has clear indicators for how much data you received to your device and how much speed you are getting.
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