Stop stressing over unreliable Wi-Fi connections: Google’s Nest Wifi system works to blanket your home with fast internet access and eliminate buffering over 4,400 square feet.
The router—on sale now as a solo or twin pack for $119 or $219, respectively—plugs into your provider’s modem to expand the Wi-Fi, allowing users to stream multiple 4K videos simultaneously and power up to 200 connected devices.
Standing 4.3 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide, the matte white router features a WAN port, gigabit LAN port, and power jack embedded in the base. The 4×4 AC2200 dual-band device, which reaches maximum data rates of 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1,733Mbps on the 5GHz band, is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of flash memory.
Network settings are housed in the Google Home mobile app; tap the Wi-Fi button on the home screen to control smart devices and see your internet status, installed Wi-Fi points, and number of connected gadgets. Family Wi-Fi and Guest Network tabs, meanwhile, let you pause internet access and create schedules, as well as restrict access to certain websites.
For additional coverage, add Nest WiFi 2×2 dual-band AC1200 extender—sold separately in three colors (Sand, Mist, Snow). Capable of data rates up to 866Mbps, the point contains a Bluetooth radio and Google Assistant voice circuitry for streaming music, setting timers, making hands-free calls, and controlling smart devices.
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Find your calm and eliminate dead zones with Google Nest Wifi, available as one router for $119—30% off the $169 sticker price—or two routers for $219, a 27% discount.
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