The Wi-Fi routers has been one of the most common areas of technological innovation explored this year. The router as a device has served a major function in the advancement of technology eliminating the need for intrusive antennas on modern gadgets. The method of using multiple devices as wireless access points is termed as a mesh system and promises to fix dead zones that plague traditional routers.
Google Wi-Fi is Google’s attempt to break into the mesh router game. The router is a multi-point system that shares a number of features in common with the now well-known Eero competing system. This product is Google’s first time making a router directly. The device leverages both its premium hardware design and cloud-based intelligence to make sure you have the strongest Wi-Fi signal possible regardless of where you are in your home. Using Google’s simple interface, it is easily set up via a smartphone or managed with a remote control.
In the past, design was an afterthought when building traditional routers. Functionality came first. Since mesh systems work best when they are out in the open around your home, it is now very important that they blend in seamlessly and work with your design. You certainly don’t want an eye sore device on the middle of your kitchen table! Luckily, Google Wi-Fi takes this all into consideration with its compact minimalistic design.
Under the hood, Google Wi-Fi has AC1200 2×2 Wave 2 capabilities and supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networking. The Wi-Fi hardware in each unit is not particularly remarkable but you have you have multiple points around your home the need for each to be high-powered diminishes greatly. The system is not the fastest but it still holds its own. The entire system is set up using Google’s new Wi-Fi app for both iOS and Android. In addition to setting everything up, the app lets you view how many devices are connected to the network, pause Wi-Fi on specific devices, prioritize your device, and see the strength of signal between each node on the system.
Google Wi-Fi can reliably provide enough bandwidth to stream 4K content from every room in your house. In other words, the device should provide more than enough power for the types of tasks most consumers are going to use the device for.
With this system, Google has struck a great balance between price, performance, and ease of use. The Google Wi-Fi can be purchased individually for $130.00 or as a three pack for $300.00. According to Google’s reports, a single unit will be able to cover over a 1,500 square foot space while a three pack will cover a 4,500 square foot home. Additional units can be purchased for coverage beyond that limit.
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