The best thing about Google Nest Wi-Fi is its ability to bring together Google Wi-Fi and Google Home into a single product presenting a durable and even more engaging design. While it’s not worth replacing your Google Wi-Fi or another web system with this, we’d thoroughly support this solution over most others short of Google’s original mesh system. Here is a complete review of Google Nest to make a decision.
The Google Nest Wifi is the company’s newest blow at mesh networking, coming off the storming breakthrough story that has been the Google Wi-Fi. What we like most about this latest model is that it efficiently combines Google Home into the experience in a significant way.
A Complete Review of Google Nest
Google Nest is specifically what was missing from the earlier models, whether those be Google Home speakers that weren’t routers in their own power or Google Wifi routers that didn’t double as Google Home speakers. At long last, these two experiences meet, and it feels wonderful. Google Nest Wi-Fi is all about integrity, centering on the features that value most to the universal net of users.
This includes simple device traffic prioritization, easy family and parental controls, almost bustle free setup and elegant design to place in open areas, the most significant factor for faster, stabler Wi-Fi connections.
Design, Setup, and Interface
The Google Nest Wifi design is a severe deviation from the Google Wifi that introduced it. As for the Router device, it’s even lighter in terms of device features than the points that double as Google Home speakers. All you’ll see here is a unique, white LED that glows through the plastic case to indicate a connection. On the bottom, you’ll notice a solid rubber core covering two Ethernet ports (one WAN and one LAN) as well as a regular AC charging port.
Its main differences are the four far-field microphones on top and the 360-degree speaker with 40mm driver inside, decorated by a single, round LED on the undercarriage that answers when asked questions via your voice. These systems have no Ethernet ports included, making them relatively less valuable than the previous-generation products but possibly more focused.
Talking about the network setup and the interface within, Nest Wifi is no more set up using the Google Wifi app but rather the Google Home app. This is because a component of the system is technically a Google Home speaker, making it easier to operate both within the same app.
As for the interface, Google has made the important hallmarks over from the Wifi app to the Home app like setting a priority device, making a guest network and setting family controls, but it does suffer a part of the fine control along the way.
Google Nest Wifi worked just as great as the original Google Wifi in our regular use, grinding through downloads and streaming video over our 100Mbps service via Verizon. This is particularly remarkable considering that our review team only adds a single router and Point device, related to the three router/points included in our Google Wifi setup.
Relatively, the Nest Wifi did exceptionally greater than the original model at 5GHz in the Ookla Speed Test, and just as fast in our file download test. As for 2.4GHz, we’ve seen performance to be far worse in the Speed Test, but about equal in our file download test.
Google Nest Price
Google Nest Wifi is available now in the US, UK, and Australia starting at $149/£129/AU$229 for a single router unit. This wireless router simply connects to your modem or gateway and gives up to 2,200 square feet (204 sq. meters) of Wi-Fi coverage to up to 100 connected devices.
If you need that router paired with one of Google’s “Point” range extender products, that will cost you $269/£239/AU$399. This will raise your entire Wi-Fi coverage by another 1,600 square feet (149 sq. meters), and the Point doubles as a Google Home speaker complete with mutable microphones and 360-degree speakers.