Google Wifi 3 pack £295 @ Argos
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Google Wifi 3 pack £295 @ Argos

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Found 17th Jul
Google wifi in the UK only comes in a dual pack or singles.
For a very big house, Argos is selling 3 units for £295, saving £63 on buying separately.

Good for a big house or perhaps you want to add wifi to a office shed...

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Are these much better than a decent router and powerline wifi extender?

GOOD LUCK trying to get this hot!

I posted this deal about a month ago and it got -197.

Have some heat from me as I think they're brilliant and work a charm. You'll still get the host of people yarting on about "Not as good as a wired connection" and "Get this brand as they're cheaper". Trust me, once you get these they are rock solid and as close to a wired connection as you're going to get without putting holes in your walls.

I've had these since they first came out and I've only had to restart them once. Wifi as it should be.

2x ubiquity' would be cheaper and give better coverage
(but probably not as easy to set up)

stuart07970

2x ubiquity' would be cheaper and give better coverage(but probably not … 2x ubiquity' would be cheaper and give better coverage(but probably not as easy to set up)



I'm a big fan of Ubiquity, I have 3 POE's and a ToughSwitch at home.

How do you know they are better than these Google devices, you've tried them?

stuart07970

2x ubiquity' would be cheaper and give better coverage(but probably not … 2x ubiquity' would be cheaper and give better coverage(but probably not as easy to set up)



One thing to remember is that the normal consumer may know very little, so simplicity is an issue.

I'm going to move house soon and it's a struggle to get relatives to understand why I'd prefer a wired connection over wifi (even when they themselves keep having problems with their wifi).

I also once had to struggle with someone to convince them that the cable they needed was an RJ11 not an RJ45, because the idiotic (to put it nicely) ISP customer support gave them the completely wrong advice.

andy95

I'm a big fan of Ubiquity, I have 3 POE's and a ToughSwitch at home.How … I'm a big fan of Ubiquity, I have 3 POE's and a ToughSwitch at home.How do you know they are better than these Google devices, you've tried them?



I use Ubiquiti kit but have a home Linux server managing them and have cat5'd my home (yes, I work in the industry).

I am also currently 'road testing' a twin pack of these for work and trying to put myself in the shoes of the regular end user. Despite having an inherent dislike and mistrust of anything 'wifi repeating' or 'mesh' related, I have to say I've been pretty impressed with these. I have the main unit in the centre of my property and the remote in a detached garage/office approx 20m away and through 1 internal stud wall and 2 external brick walls.

The setup has been stable and only needed 1 power cycle in the last 10 weeks or so I've been using it. Always get the full 50Mbps of the internet connection it is hooked up to on WiFi.

The only bit I'm not so keen on is for it to work in its intended 'automagical' way, it forces you to use the master unit as a NAT router doing DHCP etc. Connected to most ISP provided routers you will most likely end up double NAT'd which could be a problem to gamers.

Nothing will ever compete with running cat5 but then nothing will ever help everyone understand that. If that's the case then you can do a lot worse than a set of these.

Heat from me!

jazz81

I use Ubiquiti kit but have a home Linux server managing them and have … I use Ubiquiti kit but have a home Linux server managing them and have cat5'd my home (yes, I work in the industry).I am also currently 'road testing' a twin pack of these for work and trying to put myself in the shoes of the regular end user. Despite having an inherent dislike and mistrust of anything 'wifi repeating' or 'mesh' related, I have to say I've been pretty impressed with these. I have the main unit in the centre of my property and the remote in a detached garage/office approx 20m away and through 1 internal stud wall and 2 external brick walls. The setup has been stable and only needed 1 power cycle in the last 10 weeks or so I've been using it. Always get the full 50Mbps of the internet connection it is hooked up to on WiFi. The only bit I'm not so keen on is for it to work in its intended 'automagical' way, it forces you to use the master unit as a NAT router doing DHCP etc. Connected to most ISP provided routers you will most likely end up double NAT'd which could be a problem to gamers. Nothing will ever compete with running cat5 but then nothing will ever help everyone understand that. If that's the case then you can do a lot worse than a set of these. Heat from me!



How about running a CAT6a?!

How do these compare to the BT Whole Home WiFi (which are £100 cheaper for a 3 pack)?

Original Poster

vclaw

How do these compare to the BT Whole Home WiFi (which are £100 cheaper … How do these compare to the BT Whole Home WiFi (which are £100 cheaper for a 3 pack)?



Was tempted by BTs offering. They are different products. Google WiFi is also a router, so I've replaced my homehub with this. BT should replace or create a new WiFi network. Performance wise would be difficult to judge but I think both should solve most WiFi dead spots in most houses. BT probably likely to be a safer bet as it has more units, but you may end up not using one.

Original Poster

Btw on setting up Google WiFi was pretty easy initially. Bit confusing setting up as a router replacement with pppoe settings but got there in the end. Has been rock solid and I can swan around my house with some old tablets and they pick up the strongest signal very well. My boys no longer do their nut in when playing Minecraft and move about getting disconnected playing it on the lan!!!

Original Poster

mission701

Are these much better than a decent router and powerline wifi extender?



If you already have a decent set up there's no point. My problem was that my devices weren't switching well when moving around. I'd have to turn the WiFi on the devices on and off to pick up the strongest signal. This just makes it seamless.

honestsam

If you already have a decent set up there's no point. My problem was that … If you already have a decent set up there's no point. My problem was that my devices weren't switching well when moving around. I'd have to turn the WiFi on the devices on and off to pick up the strongest signal. This just makes it seamless.



Mesh Router. It is the true successor to extenders, it combines with the others to form a canopy of wifi..

I got John Lewis to price match and they have now added the triple pack so you get their 2 year warranty, not that you'd probably need it but..
johnlewis.com/goo…350
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