Google WiFi pre-orders Now Live at Google Store, Amazon, and Best Buy

The reason you might want to consider buying more than a single router is that Google WiFi uses mesh networking to provide better coverage across your home.

If you live in a studio apartment, one device is probably more than enough.

But if you’re in a 4,500 square foot, multi-story house, Google WiFi is the latest in a series of mesh networking products that have launched this year designed to help blanket your home with wireless internet coverage.

As a recap, Google WiFi is a “mesh” router system that helps blanket your entire house with WiFi.

Instead of having a single wireless router in your office or kitchen that can’t stretch to your upstairs or back bedroom, a system like this allows you to help reach those areas.

It’s a bit modular in that you can add on Google WiFi units as needed, depending on the size of your home.

The router supports 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth LE, and 802.15.4 ZigBee wireless protocols, and uses 802.11s for mesh networking so that you only need to plug a single device into your modem, but each Google WiFi router placed through your house will pick up the signal and amplify it to cover more territory.


Google WiFi is up for pre-order from the Google Store and Best Buy, and it should begin shipping in December.