Google introduced Google Wifi, a new connected Wi-Fi system designed to give internet user a fast signal in every room, on every device on October 5th, 2016.
Most of the internet users get Wi-Fi in their homes through a centralized router, but using a single router to spread signal throughout your whole home is like expecting one light bulb to light up every room. Walls and distance make it difficult for a single device to send a strong signal to every corner of your home, resulting in slow Wi-Fi and dead zones.
Google Wifi was designed from the ground up to support the new ways the internet users use Wi-Fi. These days, Wi-Fi has to be able to support lots of devices at the same time and stand up to high-bandwidth activities like streaming video or gaming — in every room of the house. Google Wifi is an expandable system, so for larger homes, users can simply add Google Wifi points. They connect to one another and spread a strong network signal to every room.
The system uses a technology called mesh Wi-Fi (something usually only seen in expensive commercial installations). Within our mesh network, each Google Wifi point creates a high-powered connection, and the different points work together to determine the best path for data. The result is fast Wi-Fi everywhere in your house, not just right next to the router.
KEEPS ITSELF FAST
Most of the internet users don’t want to spend time tweaking complex settings or managing Google’s Wi-Fi network. Google Wifi comes with Network Assist technology, which works behind the scenes to keep Wi-Fi fast so the users don’t have to figure out how to adjust their router.
Network Assist automatically places you on the clearest channel and optimal Wi-Fi band for internet user’s device. And as they roam around their house, Network Assist will seamlessly transition their device between the Google Wifi system points in real time, so they avoid dead spots or delays.
For those times when you do want more control over network, Google Wifi makes it simple through a companion app, available on Android or iOS. The app lets the internet users do things like pause Wi-Fi on kids’ devices (like when it’s time to come to the dinner table).
It also shows the users which devices are connected and how much bandwidth they’re using and lets users prioritize devices within their network so you can stream that latest episode uninterrupted.
Google Wifi was designed with user privacy as a top priority. For example, it has settings for easily controlling cloud management and industry-leading security features such as wireless encryption, verified boot, and auto updates to keep your network safe and secure.
Google Wifi will be available for pre-order in the U.S. in November. It will retail for $129 for a single pack, and $299 for a three-pack at the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.