Simple and elegant, but lacks advanced router features
The Google WiFi router has a great design, is small and can be placed anywhere. (i.e. tabletop, countertop or hidden on top of cabinets or furniture) and it doesn't look like a typical router. It's very easy to setup providing you don't have a complex network or are looking for advanced routing features, For a typical home it's more than sufficient and will provide you with fast WiFi speeds. My only critique is you may find the "Meshing" distance to be less than advertised requiring more access points to fully cover your house. It's advertised they should be approximately Two rooms apart from each other, however below are the advertised coverages, which I found to be completely different.
I have a standard "Stick" built home about 2700 square feet and I needed 6 Access Points to cover my house to get consistently fast WiFi Speeds. Yes, I probably could have used 2 Access Points, however in the rooms farthest from the Access point locations, I would get very slow speeds.
I'm sure every situation is unique, but I highly doubt you can obtain 100Mbps with only 2 A.P.'s for a 3k Sq. Foot house.
Google Nest Wifi* Google Wifi**
Nest Wifi router (standalone) Up to 2,200 sq ft One Google Wifi point Up to 1,500 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + one point Up to 3,800 sq ft Two Google Wifi points Up to 3,000 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + two points Up to 5,400 sq ft Three Google Wifi points Up to 4,500 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + three points Up to 7,000 sq ft Four Google Wifi points Up to 6,000 sq ft
Lastly if you need advanced routing options, the device is limited. The interface is very simple and designed for typical users, but it lacks advanced features. You cannot add simple things like a static route. Overall it's a great design, functions well and has a great design.Read full review
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