1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Does anyone on here have a google wifi and do you like it ?
    05-28-2017 02:19 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I have it; I tested it last year and bought a 3 pack when it was released. Very easy to set up and then quickly forget about. Everything works, so far no issues.
    05-28-2017 06:44 PM
  3. flipbeats's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday, so far I like it. The only thing that makes me wonder is, I did a test with the google wifi app on speeds and I got a pretty consistent read throughout the house. When I tried testing the speed with a different app though it was way different speed wise.. I don't know who's telling the true speed or not lol.
    05-29-2017 05:49 AM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I would use open signal. But I got different readings too. But I got the 3 pa ck google wifi and it's so much better then my airport extreme
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    05-29-2017 05:55 AM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    Google's speed test is reading speed at the router, while most others are testing at the device you're using to test.
    05-29-2017 10:14 AM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm really looking into this. I think it's what I would need for my house. My house makes basically a "Z" shape. Our current router would be in the middle of the "Z" and my master is at the end of the "Z". In the master, service is ok, but it sometimes goes in and out, and the rooms in the hallway seem to be lacking in bandwidth. I think this would probably be what would cover us the best, but I'm just not sure exactly how it works. My house is roughly 2700 sq ft., FYI.
    05-30-2017 02:38 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Yeah the 3 piece would do great for that.
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    05-30-2017 02:40 PM
  8. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I replaced my apple airports extreme for this I got the 3 pc. I have no complaints yet and its been 2 days and my house is 2300 squsre feet
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    05-30-2017 02:41 PM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yeah the 3 piece would do great for that.
    I'm assuming that was directed at me. I'm thinking I'm going to make the purchase. It would probably solve my issues.
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    05-30-2017 05:03 PM
  10. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I noticed a few days later my download speed has decreased and I have 3 google wifi routers
    05-30-2017 05:33 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I noticed a few days later my download speed has decreased and I have 3 google wifi routers
    Can you elaborate? What kind of speeds were you getting? How has it changed? I haven't made my order yet.
    05-31-2017 09:54 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use mine at home (single one) without issue. It powers all my devices like it should. The devices that can use the 5ghz network get it and benefit from the speed of my ISP.

    My one wired device (my PC) gets the full benefit of my ISP (940 Mbps down / up).
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    06-05-2017 12:18 AM
  13. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I use mine at home (single one) without issue. It powers all my devices like it should. The devices that can use the 5ghz network get it and benefit from the speed of my ISP.

    My one wired device (my PC) gets the full benefit of my ISP (940 Mbps down / up).
    That is nice! I think I'll grab a second puck for my office and wire my PC as well. With it wired does it still shoot out wifi? I'm thinking it should.
    06-19-2017 07:30 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    That is nice! I think I'll grab a second puck for my office and wire my PC as well. With it wired does it still shoot out wifi? I'm thinking it should.
    Yep. If it's the one not plugged into the modem it should still transfer.
    06-19-2017 07:37 PM
  15. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yep. If it's the one not plugged into the modem it should still transfer.
    It wouldn't be. That is great, I can't wait.
    06-19-2017 09:43 PM
  16. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yep. If it's the one not plugged into the modem it should still transfer.
    I just thought of something. Can I plug my PC into the second puck (non primary router) for Ethernet connectivity if the 2nd puck is only connected via WiFi mesh? I'm assuming yes or else it wouldn't have ports, but is that a bad assumption?
    06-21-2017 06:01 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    I just thought of something. Can I plug my PC into the second puck (non primary router) for Ethernet connectivity if the 2nd puck is only connected via WiFi mesh? I'm assuming yes or else it wouldn't have ports, but is that a bad assumption?
    I haven't tried that with my release units, but my test units that did not work. What you could do was connect a third party router (your old router) to one of them via ethernet and then use it to provide ethernet to a device, however third party stuff doesn't actually play that nicely and it can get buggy. But again, that was last year with test equipment, I'm not certain if that has changed now.
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    06-21-2017 06:10 PM
  18. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I haven't tried that with my release units, but my test units that did not work. What you could do was connect a third party router (your old router) to one of them via ethernet and then use it to provide ethernet to a device, however third party stuff doesn't actually play that nicely and it can get buggy. But again, that was last year with test equipment, I'm not certain if that has changed now.
    Thank you. Well I ordered a second puck so I guess we'll see soon enough. The old router is a modem/router combo that I put into bridge mode to let the Google wifi act as primary.
    06-21-2017 07:01 PM
  19. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I haven't tried that with my release units, but my test units that did not work. What you could do was connect a third party router (your old router) to one of them via ethernet and then use it to provide ethernet to a device, however third party stuff doesn't actually play that nicely and it can get buggy. But again, that was last year with test equipment, I'm not certain if that has changed now.
    It works! Have my wifi meshed 2nd puck in my office with my PC plugged in to it. Shows a 1 gb Ethernet connection and is way faster than it was on wifi. Also doesn't seem to drag the test of the mesh down at all. This is working exactly as I'd hoped. LOVE this system.
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    06-23-2017 04:18 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    It works! Have my wifi meshed 2nd puck in my office with my PC plugged in to it. Shows a 1 gb Ethernet connection and is way faster than it was on wifi. Also doesn't seem to drag the test of the mesh down at all. This is working exactly as I'd hoped. LOVE this system.
    Glad you're enjoying it .
    07-10-2017 11:48 AM
  21. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Glad you're enjoying it .
    I went a step further and picked up an ASUS Onhub. Now I have the Onhub set up as the primary router with 2 Google WiFi pucks as the mesh points (office and bedroom).

    It's been about 2 weeks now and so far so good. I think the Onhub with it's 2500 sq ft coverage would have been enough by itself, but as I already had the WiFi's I figure why not use it all and be 100% sure.

    I'm very happy with this set up (and so is the wife, no more complaints of random internet suckage lol).
    07-10-2017 12:02 PM

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