Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:24

Review: Google Wifi mesh networking solution easy to set up, configure

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Everyone seems to have their own way to fix poor Wi-Fi, from signal boosters to antennas, but mesh systems have risen to the top as one of the better solutions available. Google, being the internet-centric company that it is, entered the fray with a self-branded mesh product last year, and we put it to the test.

Google's system has the advantage of being linked, almost intrinsically, with Google's cloud services. For users, this equates to a seamless one-step setup: signing in with a Google account. This is a definite advantage over the hoops you have to jump through when setting up a Linksys or Netgear account. Plus Google has a deserved reputation for good uptime of its services.

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First of all, if you're going to use Google Wifi, a Google account is required. It just is. If you're a hold-out rejecting any and all Google services on principle, you probably weren't considering a product named Google Wifi anyway.

As evidence of the mobile-first world we live in, an iOS or Android device is required in order to set up the mesh router array.

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