Google Wifi 3-Pack From Amazon.com £265 Inc Tax & Fees! - (UK Price £399)
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Google Wifi 3-Pack From Amazon.com £265 Inc Tax & Fees! - (UK Price £399)

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Found 4th FebEdited by:"sdman786"
I was looking on amazon uk for mesh router systems and saw the google wifi 3-pack for £399.

Checked on amazon us and the same one with Fees included is for £265!

Delivery will be approximately 10days

EDIT: It just dropped price to now £263
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Obviously this will come with US plugs
I would recommend BT Whole Home WiFi- can get a 2 pack for around £99 I believe
Rizlam1 m ago

I would recommend BT Whole Home WiFi- can get a 2 pack for around £99 I …I would recommend BT Whole Home WiFi- can get a 2 pack for around £99 I believe


Is it really working as advertised?
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jimbo1920 m ago

Obviously this will come with US plugs


from reviews on amazon uk it seems even they received us plugs
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lucyferror5 m ago

Is it really working as advertised?


Its BT, they'll work for a year and then pack up just like their wifi hubs
Rizlam9 m ago

I would recommend BT Whole Home WiFi- can get a 2 pack for around £99 I …I would recommend BT Whole Home WiFi- can get a 2 pack for around £99 I believe


Cheapest I can see is £139
jimbo1911 m ago

Cheapest I can see is £139


The last time I checked was around Black Friday so was probably a deal, I would definitely recommend getting it tho, I bought a 3 pack and it works magnificently around the house
Auto software updates on this messes things up (they are no fixing bugs rather introducing ones). So, ask Google to disable the software updates (you can't) and then mesh it (or mess it up). Pretty pathetic from a big brother company. What a waste of 230 pounds I paid for this a 10 months or so ago (from an Argos deal). Stay away!
Also check what the input is, usa is 110v
I’ve been running a set of US Google WiFi’s since September. There’s no issue with using 230v you just need the cheap plug adapters. 2 of the units are enough to cover a 3 bedroom house.
The interface is also really easy to use.
Says on UK site that it is a US imported, so why not just buy from Amazon US
These seem expensive for what they are.

I got two of these power line adapters wifi range extenders with ethernet port for xmas - they're enough for the whole 2-storey house and the coverage is great. Currently £25:

amazon.co.uk/dp/…p_1

There's also no shortage of alternative models and brands for those with faster BB.
Edited by: "copperspock" 4th Feb
I think that’s because Google don’t do the three pack in the UK. Two pack is £229.
sdman7864th Feb

Its BT, they'll work for a year and then pack up just like their wifi hubs


You managed to get a year out of it? Ours has packed up after 6 months!
lucyferror2 h, 27 m ago

Is it really working as advertised?


If you want to do it properly then use Ubiquiti gear. Their stuff has an easy user interface. I'm not saying Google doesn't, but Google apart from their search engine never seem to get the user experience right, their software always lacks finesse and features. If you want to do it properly and difficult then you can use Mikrotik gear (I wouldn't use Mikrotik unless you like pain or you're a networking professional).

If you want to see a typical Ubiquiti user interface example, then check out this demo >

demo.ubnt.com/man…ard

Some examples of their Mesh hardware >


amazon.co.uk/Ubi…esh


amazon.co.uk/Ubi…esh
Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Feb
VivaLaJam2615 m ago

You managed to get a year out of it? Ours has packed up after 6 months!


Mine is going strong for 2 years now 💪
copperspock1 h, 26 m ago

These seem expensive for what they are. I got two of these power line …These seem expensive for what they are. I got two of these power line adapters for xmas - they're enough for the whole 2-storey house and the coverage is great. Currently £25:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KVD6CJY/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_dp_1There's also no shortage of alternative models and brands for those with faster BB.


They aren't powerline adaptors
SackCity2 h, 28 m ago

Also check what the input is, usa is 110v



I wouldn't worry - all small switch mode power supplies are universal voltage now, due to globalisation.
What's "import fees deposit"? That is stating that there might well be more fees to pay before you get the thing.
I've had a pair of these running in my house for the past 18 months and they're great. Got rock solid coverage and I don't think they've ever gone down. Also the app is really handy and easy to use when configuring and monitoring usage.
Gordonator34 m ago

They aren't powerline adaptors


Sorry yes not powerline adapters, shouldn't have been so lazy describing them, though it is possible to connect wired devices to them.
fishmaster1 h, 43 m ago

If you want to do it properly then use Ubiquiti gear. Their stuff has an …If you want to do it properly then use Ubiquiti gear. Their stuff has an easy user interface. I'm not saying Google doesn't, but Google apart from their search engine never seem to get the user experience right, their software always lacks finesse and features. If you want to do it properly and difficult then you can use Mikrotik gear (I wouldn't use Mikrotik unless you like pain or you're a networking professional).If you want to see a typical Ubiquiti user interface example, then check out this demo >https://demo.ubnt.com/manage/site/default/dashboardSome examples of their Mesh hardware >https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-Amplifi-4-Ports-System-Wireless/dp/B01L9O08PW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517757836&sr=8-2&keywords=ubiquiti+meshhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-UAP-AC-M-PRO-UniFi-Mesh-Pro/dp/B01N99SQ3E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517757836&sr=8-3&keywords=ubiquiti+mesh


227.73 from the US vs 363
surely have to pay UK customs charges and handling fees etc.
I'm assuming some of your houses are fairly large? I have a single meraki unit and that easily covers my 3 bed house.
pibpob1 h, 22 m ago

What's "import fees deposit"? That is stating that there might well be …What's "import fees deposit"? That is stating that there might well be more fees to pay before you get the thing.



Some things get through unchecked - but if they do you'll get hit for import duty and 20% vat on (purchase price + postage + import duty) gov.uk/gov…mas

I wouldn't order because they're going to look for Amazon boxes. I once bought something for about $120 and ended up paying over £20 - even the Post Office levied a handling fee on behalf of customs! Although I know others have paid nothing.
jhw1 h, 0 m ago

Some things get through unchecked - but if they do you'll get hit for …Some things get through unchecked - but if they do you'll get hit for import duty and 20% vat on (purchase price + postage + import duty) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/know-your-overseas-shopping-limits-this-christmasI wouldn't order because they're going to look for Amazon boxes. I once bought something for about $120 and ended up paying over £20 - even the Post Office levied a handling fee on behalf of customs! Although I know others have paid nothing.


I have purchased several times from Amazon.com. You don't pay anything more, It is all handled by Amazon.com's shipping agents and is what they charge you in the check out process. To the other poster who asked, I wouldnt worry. This will be shipped legitimately unlike those Chinese sites and you will not have anything else to pay. From amazon.com's legal blurb:

"For AmazonGlobal items, you won't be charged additional fees if the actual Import Fees exceed the Import Fees Deposit we estimated. For items sold by Amazon Marketplace sellers, please check the seller's policies.

If the actual Import Fees are less than the Import Fees Deposit collected by us on your behalf, you'll automatically be refunded the difference to the payment method you used for the order. You'll receive a notification e-mail confirming the amount of the refund. The process takes 60 days from the shipment date."
I am so tempted to get this, despite having just purchased the Netgear R7800 recently. The Netgear 7800 solved all my range/drop out issues, but is so big and ugly to look at. These are so small and lovely to look at. Approx £249 if you use a Halifax clarity card today. My only slight concern would be the warranty arrangement for a google product? Anyone have any experience?

My previous purchases included a fair few Samsung products and I have never had any warranty issues per se. But google..???
BT Whole Home WiFi is very good as a cheaper alternative, but you still need a router as they don't have one built in.
mcrobbj4 h, 15 m ago

227.73 from the US vs 363


VAT / Import Duty and you're close to what we pay here.
indyjukebox2 h, 32 m ago

I am so tempted to get this, despite having just purchased the Netgear …I am so tempted to get this, despite having just purchased the Netgear R7800 recently. The Netgear 7800 solved all my range/drop out issues, but is so big and ugly to look at. These are so small and lovely to look at. Approx £249 if you use a Halifax clarity card today. My only slight concern would be the warranty arrangement for a google product? Anyone have any experience?My previous purchases included a fair few Samsung products and I have never had any warranty issues per se. But google..???



support.google.com/wif…-GB
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pc502010 m ago

BT Whole Home WiFi is very good as a cheaper alternative, but you still …BT Whole Home WiFi is very good as a cheaper alternative, but you still need a router as they don't have one built in.


think you mean a modem
indyjukebox3 h, 7 m ago

I am so tempted to get this, despite having just purchased the Netgear …I am so tempted to get this, despite having just purchased the Netgear R7800 recently. The Netgear 7800 solved all my range/drop out issues, but is so big and ugly to look at. These are so small and lovely to look at. Approx £249 if you use a Halifax clarity card today. My only slight concern would be the warranty arrangement for a google product? Anyone have any experience?My previous purchases included a fair few Samsung products and I have never had any warranty issues per se. But google..???


I got them back in December and they have been flawless. The app is simple but well designed and seems to have all the port forwarding, protected IP, etc features that most users could want. It's also good for parental controls in that, aside from google's safe search filters, you can identify kids devices and restrict internet access between certain times (our 8pm until 7am) or do 'pause on demand'.

I purchased the Google Wifi to compensate for outages I was having due to the Netgear D7000 Nighthawk router/modem. It turns out that the drop-outs might, ironically, have been due to our Google Home and Chromecasts causing signal interference (see bgr.com/201…ng/).

In the mean time I have been sent a Sky Q Router so probably selling the D7000 if anyone is interested!

N.
fishmaster55 m ago

VAT / Import Duty and you're close to what we pay here.


That includes an allowance for it. ( as per the main deal)
fishmaster7 h, 27 m ago

If you want to do it properly then use Ubiquiti gear. Their stuff has an …If you want to do it properly then use Ubiquiti gear. Their stuff has an easy user interface. I'm not saying Google doesn't, but Google apart from their search engine never seem to get the user experience right, their software always lacks finesse and features. If you want to do it properly and difficult then you can use Mikrotik gear (I wouldn't use Mikrotik unless you like pain or you're a networking professional).If you want to see a typical Ubiquiti user interface example, then check out this demo >https://demo.ubnt.com/manage/site/default/dashboardSome examples of their Mesh hardware >https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-Amplifi-4-Ports-System-Wireless/dp/B01L9O08PW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517757836&sr=8-2&keywords=ubiquiti+meshhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-UAP-AC-M-PRO-UniFi-Mesh-Pro/dp/B01N99SQ3E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517757836&sr=8-3&keywords=ubiquiti+mesh


Interesting! The amplifi was marked down for average speeds and a lack of features on a number of reviews that I read and including this professional review. Netgear's Orbi gets consistently good reviews for coverage and throughputs. However the RBK50 units are quite large. Review
neversay57 m ago

I got them back in December and they have been flawless. The app is simple …I got them back in December and they have been flawless. The app is simple but well designed and seems to have all the port forwarding, protected IP, etc features that most users could want. It's also good for parental controls in that, aside from google's safe search filters, you can identify kids devices and restrict internet access between certain times (our 8pm until 7am) or do 'pause on demand'.I purchased the Google Wifi to compensate for outages I was having due to the Netgear D7000 Nighthawk router/modem. It turns out that the drop-outs might, ironically, have been due to our Google Home and Chromecasts causing signal interference (see http://bgr.com/2018/01/15/google-chromecast-home-wifi-problems-router-crashing/).In the mean time I have been sent a Sky Q Router so probably selling the D7000 if anyone is interested!N.


I got the R7000 and chickened out after some negative user feedback, sent it back. Got the R7800 and it has been great. Just missing the WAF.
indyjukebox18 m ago

Interesting! The amplifi was marked down for average speeds and a lack of …Interesting! The amplifi was marked down for average speeds and a lack of features on a number of reviews that I read and including this professional review. Netgear's Orbi gets consistently good reviews for coverage and throughputs. However the RBK50 units are quite large. Review


Keeping things simple usually works.
fishmaster21 m ago

Keeping things simple usually works.


I am totally confused now. I thought you said the Google wifi lacked features? Now you are saying that the amplifi too lacks features and that is a good thing?

I have to say that the amplifi does satisfy the aesthetic tick box.
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 4th Feb
indyjukebox10 h, 33 m ago

I am totally confused now. I thought you said the Google wifi lacked …I am totally confused now. I thought you said the Google wifi lacked features? Now you are saying that the amplifi too lacks features and that is a good thing?I have to say that the amplifi does satisfy the aesthetic tick box.


If aesthetics is a factor, look at the TP-Link Deco.
It's also cheaper than the Google WiFi (not quite as cheap s the BT Whole Home) and comes with a 3 Year Warranty (Google with 1 Year and BT with 2 Years).

Currently just over £200 on Amazon amazon.co.uk/Dec…G3R
Very good deal and definitely recommending this. I've bought a single wifi point and the improvement compared to the standard Virgin router has been amazing. Better coverage and speed, and most importantly - no network drop outs since I set it up, which was driving me crazy with standard Virgin router. It's so much better! I also like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it makes everything easy.

It's worth mentioning that this hardware came out in Dec 2016 so there's other products available on the market now which have better specs (for example Google Wifi is rated AC1200 but you can get Netgear Orbi rated AC3000). Also if you're a power user, you may be disappointed with lack of features such as QoS and no web interface. All settings are managed via a very easy to use smartphone app, which allows you to set up things such as guest network, family filter, etc.

Some downsides for sure, but this is a great product and perfect for home use.
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