RANK #10

Google Nest Wifi

"The Google Nest Wifi is a user-friendly 802.11ac mesh system that uses sleek components to deliver Wi-Fi to all corners of your home."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Easy setup
  • Solid throughput performance in testing
  • Excellent design
  • Gorgeous and unobtrusive hardware
  • An excellent mesh system with good coverage
  • Fast, reliable Wi-Fi everywhere

Cons

  • Minimal configuration options
  • No USB ports.
  • No 802.11ax
  • No Wi-Fi 6

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎October 15, 2019

Overall Rating

83.8%
The overall rating was calculated based on 13779 customer and expert reviews from 27 review sites and 4 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mesh WiFi Systems:
  • 88.8%
    Setup
  • 74.0%
    Features
  • 86.7%
    Performance
  • 83.8%
    Build Quality
  • 97.8%
    Design
  • 91.1%
    Range
  • 73.5%
    Ports

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
12
Good
12
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $149.0
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    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $169.00
  • Nest Wifi - Mesh Router (AC2200) and 2 points with Google Assistant - 3 pack - Snow

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $349.0
  • Google Nest Wifi Router and Two Points (Snow)

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $349.00
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Expert Reviews

Google's Nest Wifi is about as simple and speedy as mesh routers get, and it anchors Google's smart home ecosystem better than anything else. But is it worth the price?

Read more on cnet.com

The Google Nest Wifi comes to life with whole-home coverage. Google’s option offers a couple of notable features that proves it's a multi-functional device.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Google's Nest WiFi mesh networking kit makes a virtue out of being small, while providing enough mesh networking performance for the typical home and an interactive extension speaker. Easy to set up and use, it's the best mesh Wi-Fi system we've seen.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Google Assistant with music
  • Easy setup
  • Small and unobtrusive

Cons

  • Short range
  • Speaker doesn't get loud enough
  • Minimal configuration options

The Google Nest Wifi is a user-friendly 802.11ac mesh system that uses sleek components to deliver Wi-Fi to all corners of your home.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Solid throughput performance in testing.
  • Stylish design.
  • Easy to install.
  • Built-in Google Assistant voice technology.

Cons

  • Lacks dedicated backhaul band.
  • No anti-malware tools.
  • Advanced settings require a separate app.
  • No USB ports.

The Nest Wifi router has joined Google's smart home family, but is it better than the old model? Find out in this Google Nest Wifi vs Google Wifi comparison.

Read more on androidauthority.com

Google Wifi and Home together at long last

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Google Wifi and Home together at last
  • Excellent design
  • Smart speaker(s) included
  • Even simpler controls

Cons

  • No major performance gains
  • Not worth replacing existing mesh
  • Some deeper control gets lost

The Nest Wifi seamlessly combines mesh Wi-Fi and smart speaker functions, but other wireless solutions are faster and more versatile

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Slick and easy to set up
  • Faster than last-generation hardware
  • Works with older units

Cons

  • Limited Wi-Fi features
  • No Ethernet on the remote node
  • No 802.11ax

Google's been trying to make the perfect WiFi gear for nearly five years, and Nest WiFi is its third-generation attempt at it.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Includes a built in smart speaker
  • Simple to install and use
  • Gorgeous and unobtrusive hardware

Cons

  • Pricier than its predecessor
  • No WiFi 6
  • No ethernet on the mesh points
  • Built in voice assistant may rankle folks protecting their privacy

If you're already on the Google bandwagon, the Nest WiFi fits well with the company's vision of a connected home.

Read more on wired.com

Google Nest WiFi is the easiest mesh system to set up and use, and it doubles as a smart speaker.

Read more on reviews.org

Google's idea to blend a smart speaker with a Wi-Fi access point isn’t new, but the only other one you can buy is powered by Alexa.

Read more on pcworld.com

Modern-day networking has taken a lot of the sting out of getting your devices up and connected, but there can still be a lot of hoops to jump though, and

Read more on androidpolice.com

Pros

  • Dead simple Like, your parents can probably handle this simple
  • Assistant
  • My house no longer has bad spots where I need to worry about poor or intermittent wireless connectivity
  • Turning the mesh points into supercharged Nest Minis is a really clever value add that also stands to help improve signal strength through public placement
  • Setup
  • Performance

Cons

  • Price
  • Though largely good, there are a couple hiccups and conflicts that spring up with the pair of apps you'll need to control the router
  • With the router itself going for 170, and points 150 a piece, even with bundle savings things get expensive, quickly
  • App situation

Google Wifi has been my favorite mesh Wi-Fi system since it launched at the end of 2016. The next generation, which takes on the Nest name, is now available, and it’s a decided upgrade in [almost] every way.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

Pros

  • An excellent mesh system with good coverage
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Wifi points have a built-in speaker and Google Assistant, a la Nest Mini

Cons

  • Still no easy way to enable/disable individual devices on the network
  • Pricey

Not just a powerful and easy-to-use mesh system, Google Nest Wifi is also a great way of getting smart speakers through your home.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Consistent speeds
  • Points are smart speakers
  • Looks great

Cons

  • Few Ethernet ports
  • No Wi-Fi 6

It might be lacking Wi-Fi 6, but the Nest Wifi mesh system from Google makes up for this in various other ways. Find out how in our review.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Google Nest Wifi does an impressive job of getting speedy, stable Wi-Fi out into every corner of your home. It's definitely going to appeal to those who are already heavily invested in the Google ecosystem, but isn't quite as compelling for everyone else.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Fast, reliable Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Wi-Fi management is very simple
  • Google Assistant built into the nodes

Cons

  • No Ethernet ports on the nodes
  • No support for the incoming Wi-Fi 6 standard
  • Google Assistant built into the nodes

Google Nest WiFi combines the best of Google Home smarts with the connectivity of Google WiFi to give you an ultimate mesh network connectivity solution.

Read more on toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • Included smart speaker
  • Super simple to use
  • Clean, minimal design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Lacks some more complex control

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