Google WIFI mesh network system
Google Wifi replaces your router and works with your modem and ISP, so you can stream, download and share without missing a beat.
Why we like the Google WIFI mesh network system
The backbone of your smart home system is definitely your router. And most people don’t even realise how much better their network could be until they actually experience it for themselves. The days of just plopping a basic router in the basement and calling it a day are over. Enter mesh networking. This basically means having multiple mesh access points that all run on the same WIFI that extend coverage all over yourself without any noticeable difference in speed or throughput. And one of our favorite mesh network systems is definitely the Google Wifi system. This is essentially three identical wifi pucks that you place throughout your home. One connects to your modem and then other two extend that internet connection to hard to reach areas. It works great and really removes any complications around home networking. All of the settings are done on the excellent Google WIFI app which tells you the ideal place to put each puck. In my experience Google WIFI has increased the speed in my upstairs dramatically. For things like video streaming this is a big deal. I won’t go back to a normal single router system again.
Google Wifi can be added as an integration in IFTTT. It is called OnHub (which was the previous generation of Google router tech) and provides some really useful features. For example, you can set smart home triggers for when specific devices connect to your network, or prioritise devices when they connect. All of this can significantly help in making sure that your more heavy data-use devices have the bandwidth they need.
A lot of people don’t know that you can also directly connect the Google Wifi pucks together via ethernet wires. This can be useful for when different floors in your house are already wired but you need to extend your wifi to that area. In my experience it gave me the best performance with the Google Wifi mesh network system.
Google Wifi is one of the best performing and most affordable mesh networking solutions on the market. More and more smart homes are requiring solid and consistent wifi connectivity and this mesh system will ensure that your network is up to snuff no matter where your devices are placed.
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Specification: Google WIFI mesh network system
Compatible with IFTTT
|Voice assistant compatibility|
|Works with Nest|
Works with Nest certified