Everyone knows how difficult it can be to get great wifi coverage at home, routers can be quite ugly so more often then not hidden in cupboards or behind items so as not to be an eye sore. With Nest Wifi, Google have taken everything you love about Google Wifi and made it even better, with a powerful router and a Wifi point that includes the Google Assistant, bringing you more help at home.
The Nest Wifi system is actually two separate devices: The Nest Wifi router plugs directly into your modem, forming the basis for a strong and powerful home network, and the Nest Wifi point expands your coverage where you need it most and delivers up to two times the speed and up to 25 percent better coverage then Google Wifi. A 2-pack Nest Wifi router and point is great for most 1-2 bedroom homes while the 3-pack can cover most 2-3 bedroom homes.* The system is scalable, so you can add more points later to make sure you’re covered. And if you’ve already got a Google Wifi network, you can easily add Nest Wifi to it for additional coverage.
Setting up Nest Wifi is easy. Plug it in and download and open the Google Home app, which will guide you through setup in minutes. Once you’re set up, you can manage your network in the app alongside your other supported connected devices.
The app makes it easy to share your Wi-Fi password with guests, prioritise devices (like when you’re on a video call), test the speed of your network, set up a guest network or change your password. Plus, if you have a Nest smart display like the Nest Hub Max, you can share the guest network and password right on the display—and scan the code with your phone to get online. You can also manage separate homes in the app, so if youre the family Tech expert then you can help other family members or friends.
Many routers are hidden in a closet or cabinet, where the signal is blocked and can be reduced. Nest Wifi has a beautiful design with soft, rounded edges and unobtrusive lighting. It’s meant to be placed out in the open, where it’ll perform at its best and will naturally blend into your home. Nest Wifi is built using sustainable materials. The router enclosure is made from 45 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, and the point enclosure is made from 40 percent post-consumer recycled plastic.
They have also built the Nest Wifi system to provide the foundation for your future smart home devices. It has local home connectivity, which means that some devices can connect directly to the system without needing a hub, so you can easily set up the most popular lights and plugs right from the Home app.
It has also been designed with your privacy in mind and per their privacy commitments, there’s a switch for you to disable the mic on the WiFi points. You can also access, review and delete your queries at any time via My Activity. With Nest Wifi, you’ll also never have to worry about whether or not your router is up to date. They automatically push security and performance updates to your Nest Wifi devices, to help keep your network safe and working at its best.
Nest Wifi is available for preorder and will be on sale in Australia from November 5. You can get a two-pack with one router and one point for RRP $399, or a three-pack with one router and two points for RRP $549 at the Google Store, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and more retailers in the coming months.