Google WiFi Mesh Network Twin Pack - £170 @ Currys
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Google WiFi Mesh Network Twin Pack - £170 @ Currys

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Found 29th Mar
£9 cheaper than the Argos deal posted.
It really is a great product, especially at this price.

Product features
Complete WiFi coverage with any broadband provider
AC 1200
Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Two unit system
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I am so tempted but not sure if I need the 3 pack. Heat though
I went for the 3 pack last year, great product.
browneyone2 m ago

I went for the 3 pack last year, great product.


If you don't mind me asking. How big is your place
Very confused this vs the BT system
batdroid11 m ago

I am so tempted but not sure if I need the 3 pack. Heat though


Given the claimed ranges, I thought I only needed a twin pack (3 storey house, net connection on the bottom floor). It works, but the top floor isn't as stable as I'd like, so I'm on the hunt for a single one to have every floor covered.
batdroid13 m ago

If you don't mind me asking. How big is your place


Our place isn't massive (4 bed) however it was built in 1880 so its got a long kitchen, tall ceilings and thick walls.
According to me, BT Whole Home @£99 was better option. If you are not after extra ethernet port then BT specs are better otherwise at less price
RoadEagle47 m ago

Very confused this vs the BT system


I believe the BT whole home mesh system is an access point only so you keep your existing modem/router

The Google system acts as the router so you need to use a modem only or change your combined unit into modem mode.
Rob_130448 m ago

Given the claimed ranges, I thought I only needed a twin pack (3 storey …Given the claimed ranges, I thought I only needed a twin pack (3 storey house, net connection on the bottom floor). It works, but the top floor isn't as stable as I'd like, so I'm on the hunt for a single one to have every floor covered.


Fancy going halves in this deal then? I only need one too
Elileo6 m ago

Fancy going halves in this deal then? I only need one too


I probably would in a couple of weeks, March/April is a very expensive time for me so I should behave! If you use the AV forums classifieds, I'll be keeping an eye out there for a single one from 13th April onwards
Edited by: "Rob_1304" 29th Mar
Elileo30 m ago

Fancy going halves in this deal then? I only need one too


I'm in the same boat. I got a twin pack on ebay for about this price, and it would probably have been OK, except that we have extended the house so some of the rooms are divided by thick external walls. One additional unit should help me work around that.


Good deal & good product though. Heat added.
paulj4855 m ago

I believe the BT whole home mesh system is an access point only so you …I believe the BT whole home mesh system is an access point only so you keep your existing modem/routerThe Google system acts as the router so you need to use a modem only or change your combined unit into modem mode.


Would there any advantage having one over the other. Thanks
FoleyIsGood23 m ago

I'm in the same boat. I got a twin pack on ebay for about this price, and …I'm in the same boat. I got a twin pack on ebay for about this price, and it would probably have been OK, except that we have extended the house so some of the rooms are divided by thick external walls. One additional unit should help me work around that.Good deal & good product though. Heat added.


Let's.do it
RoadEagle9 m ago

Would there any advantage having one over the other. Thanks


I think the Google one has more configuration options but then again it’s replacing a router so it all depends what options you already have on the router it’s replacing, also takes a little knowledge to set up.

I have he BT ones and they really are just plug and play, very simple. Some people have said the latest firmware have broke theirs but I’ve had zero problems.

Plus if your the tin foil hat sort of guy would you really trust Google with every bit and byte that travels through your Gateway??
Edited by: "paulj48" 29th Mar
RoadEagle2 h, 4 m ago

Very confused this vs the BT system


Google Wifi works as a router so works most easily with routers that can be put into modem mode (or you need to turn off DHCP on the router) and has AC1200 wifi.
BT Whole Home WiFi acts as Access Point and works with your existing router in router mode and has AC2500 wifi.

I went with the BT system as I needed 4 units (discs) to cover the house, making it the best value system by buying 2 x £99 twin packs. It's working well for me on the latest firmware and the teenagers are happy.
Some people are having issues with the latest firmware, which I knew about so I bought from Amazon in case I needed to return it.

Here's some something on alternatives to Google Wifi including BT Whole Home
recombu.com/dig…ers
i wouldnt bother, the not allowing to seperate the 2.4 & 5ghz bands is what makes it not worth it. i have 4 in my house, and i wish id invested in another brand. if only google would acually listen to feedback and allow that then id recommend it in a heartbeat. Oh and the pain in the butt Double NAT issue.
Edited by: "sonofgojira" 29th Mar
hd1080ts33 m ago

Google Wifi works as a router so works most easily with routers that can …Google Wifi works as a router so works most easily with routers that can be put into modem mode (or you need to turn off DHCP on the router) and has AC1200 wifi.BT Whole Home WiFi acts as Access Point and works with your existing router in router mode and has AC2500 wifi.I went with the BT system as I needed 4 units (discs) to cover the house, making it the best value system by buying 2 x £99 twin packs. It's working well for me on the latest firmware and the teenagers are happy.Some people are having issues with the latest firmware, which I knew about so I bought from Amazon in case I needed to return it.Here's some something on alternatives to Google Wifi including BT Whole Homehttps://recombu.com/digital/article/best-google-wifi-alternatives-mesh-wifi-routers


Seems like the BT system is the easiest for me
paulj4847 m ago

I think the Google one has more configuration options but then again it’s r …I think the Google one has more configuration options but then again it’s replacing a router so it all depends what options you already have on the router it’s replacing, also takes a little knowledge to set up.I have he BT ones and they really are just plug and play, very simple. Some people have said the latest firmware have broke theirs but I’ve had zero problems.Plus if your the tin foil hat sort of guy would you really trust Google with every bit and byte that travels through your Gateway??


BT seems less complicated
Really want to go down the mesh WiFi route.

so with BT and google do you just plug one on the WAPs directly into your router, or does it use the existing ssid from your router? I take it the other units then just pick up whatever WiFi signal they can (or do they use powerline adapter technology)?
How do the nodes in the mesh relay your traffic back to the router?
Are they hooked up by Ethernet, or another WiFi channel?

I can appreciate that a mesh of nodes working in unison will be able to achieve a much better connection to the client device, but how do the nodes effectively relay this connectivity back to the router? (Given that the whole point is to extend WiFi reception into black spots)

I'm struggling to see what justifies the price over a WiFi AP with Ethernet back to the router. (A setup that's practically free given the price of Ethernet and abundance of old ISP routers)
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 2nd Apr
Voted hot for this, as it seems a good deal for those who prefer this.

I have a Virgin super hub so BT a better option for me, you can get twin packs for £90. I purchased two twin packs as our house is old and has had an extension added to it.

I won't shamelessly plug my deal but it's on here if you search.
sonofgojira29th Mar

i wouldnt bother, the not allowing to seperate the 2.4 & 5ghz bands is …i wouldnt bother, the not allowing to seperate the 2.4 & 5ghz bands is what makes it not worth it. i have 4 in my house, and i wish id invested in another brand. if only google would acually listen to feedback and allow that then id recommend it in a heartbeat. Oh and the pain in the butt Double NAT issue.



Double NAT issue! Two Nats can't exist on the same network, that's a big problem
Forget all this stuff and get Ubiquiti UniFi, proper enterprise grade gear at reasonable prices.
Bomster2 h, 56 m ago

Forget all this stuff and get Ubiquiti UniFi, proper enterprise grade gear …Forget all this stuff and get Ubiquiti UniFi, proper enterprise grade gear at reasonable prices.


Was about to post the same thing! More so if you have cat5 to the AP's.
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