Everything you need to know about Google’s new Wi-Fi router
If your Wi-Fi signal is slow or patchy in some areas of the house,Google may soon solve that problem.
Google previewed a slate of new products this week that includes Google Wi-Fi, a set of Wi-Fi points designed to be placed throughout your house. The concept is known as “mesh Wi-Fi.” It uses multiple Wi-Fi points instead of the centralized router systems most of us are accustomed to. Google Wi-Fi points are expandable—you can buy as many as you need—and are designed to connect to each other.
Interestingly enough, Google only just released a Wi-Fi router last year, Google OnHub. According to Ars Technica, if you own a Google OnHub already, you don’t need to pick one over the other. A Google OnHub router can be used as a node in your Google Wi-Fi network.
If you’re a heavy gamer, love streaming video, or live in a house with people that fit those categories, mesh Wi-Fi is certainly an attractive prospect. Parents will no doubt love that Google Wi-Fi’s app allows you to shut off the Wi-Fi during homework time or whenever else you choose.