Google updates its mesh Google Wifi with Nest WiFi

Posted: 16 October 2019 2:00 am
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Nest WiFi

Double the speed and extra range on Google’s new Nest Wifi mesh router system.

Poor Wi-Fi reception is a huge pain point for plenty of Australians, and Google has offered its own Google WiFi mesh networking system in Australia for some time now.

At its launch for the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL phones today, Google has also announced an updated version of the Google Wifi system.

In keeping with the idea that its home hardware products adopt the Nest brand, the new mesh system is called Nest Wifi. It will sell either as a two or three-pack Nest WiFi system from 5 November at $399 or $549 respectively.

The two pack version contains the Google Nest Wifi router and a single mesh access point, while the three pack version gives you two access points for wider coverage in larger homes.

Google says that the Nest Wifi’s performance has been improved with up to double the speed and 25% greater coverage than the previous generation Google Wifi system. It’s a competitor product for mesh wifi offerings such as the Linksys Velop or D-Link COVR mesh wifi systems.

Nest Wifi runs via the Google Home app on an Android or iOS phone for setup, and it’s also equipped with Google Assistant, thanks to the inclusion of a speaker for the first time.

The Nest WiFi will go on sale in Australia from 5 November 2019 through Google’s online store, as well as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys.

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