There comes a time when you realize that you are dependent on absolute WiFi coverage no matter where in you home you might be. For the fortunate of us living in South Florida: We also have the need for full and high-speed WiFi outdoors. Let’s face it: We do live and work outdoors quite a lot here. Let me add, that since I work from home it is not only a matter of comfort to have full speed WiFi all over the place. It is a necessity! My Internet connection provides me with a nice speed of 180Mbit downstream and 30Mbit upstream. I want the same speed (or at least close to same) when I’m on WiFi, are on my patio or in my living room.
I’ve tried them all. Or probably not them all – but a lot. Some worked pretty good, but none of them ever provided me nearly enough speed or coverage. It was one long series of compromises – and I’m not prone to compromises at all.
I tried all the dirty tricks in the book. From placing a repeater under my roof to adding aluminum foil behind the repeater to increase the range. Did it ever work to my full satisfaction? Nope!
Google WiFi Saved my day
I stumbled upon Google WiFi by coincidence in the fall of 2017, and I immediately decided that I just had to try it! I know, that when Google does a product like this, it almost certainly will work. And outperform most other if not all other solutions.
My home is not big. I have around 1,800 sq-ft under air, so after a little research I decided to go with the pack of three Google WiFi “thingies”.
Buy your Google WiFi here – the discount is on me 🙂
Does Google WiFi Work?
Oh yes! Let me start by telling you that the set-up procedure is so simple and easy, that I for a moment seriously doubted that it would work.
- You download their free app for iPhone or Android
- You plug the “mother” into your modem
- You plug the other WiFi points into outlets
- You turn them all on
- You follow a few and extremely simple steps through the app
- That’s it. You’re done. Finito!
I have had the Google WiFi for at least 4 month now. Not one second have they been down, offline or whatever. When I move to the fartjest point away from my router, where the start point of the WiFi network is, I have a download of around 70Mbit. That’s pretty cool, right?
The app in my iPhone even tells me exactly where there is a spot with weak coverage (if there is any) and it provides me with detailed instructions how to fix it.
There is a guest network option, there is the option to protect your kids against abuse of WiFi, turn the whole network during dinner etc. etc.
It is so easy that I am sure, that even the least tech savvy would be able to set this up in literally minutes.
Google WiFi and Your Internet Provider
It does not matter if you are on Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T or what ever. The Google WiFi is connected to you modem and it replaces the WiFi your mode provides. Actually I recommend that you turn your router’s WiFi off to avoid interference. If you can of course. don’t stress over that part – but if you know how to turn it off: Do it.
I have Xfinity at my place with a pretty good speed:
What I really love here is, that I get that speed all over the place at my property – or at least very close to almost. I have never been able to achieve that with any other system!
A few product highlights:
Keeps itself fast with Network Assist
Advanced software works in the background to manage your network so you never have to. Network Assist always selects the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices.
A simple way to control what matters
Through the companion app, it’s easy to share your password with guests, prioritize devices on your network, see what’s connected, and more.
Family Wi-Fi controls
Google Wifi allows you to pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices, like during bedtime or dinnertime.
If you are in need of a simple to setup, easy to use and extremely reliable WiFi network in your home or office: Google WiFi is highly recommended!
You might consider these alternatives if you are not into investing in the full Google WiFi setup: