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Price drop on the google wifi single pack. £69

Google Whole Home Wi-Fi System allows you to enjoy consistent Wi-Fi coverage in your home – on all your devices. It's a home Wi-Fi enhancer that works with your modem and Internet Provider to bring you reliable coverage.
Handily, Google’s Whole Home Wi-Fi router points can connect effortlessly to each other, giving your devices a fast signal as you move throughout your home. Being a scalable solution, you can add as many Google Whole Home Wi-Fi router points as required, to ensure you receive great coverage as you move from room to room.
Key features:

Google Whole Home Wi-Fi is a router point that connects to your modem for coverage in your home

An easy app on your compatible devices lets you see what's connected to Wi-Fi, pause Wi-Fi and more

The Google Whole Home Wi-Fi companion app takes you step-by-step to get you up and running in just a few minutes

All communication between devices on your network is encrypted

Sophisticated hardware and cloud-based security that automatically updates itself to try and keep you protected

Manage your child's screen time by pausing Wi-Fi to their devices during bedtime, dinnertime, or whenever appropriate

Prioritise your device for effortless streaming or video calls

Google Whole Home Wi-Fi comes with 24/7 support through text or phone

One Google Whole Home Wi-Fi point is for homes up to 85 square metres

Two Google Whole Home Wi-Fi points are for homes up to 85-170 square metres


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1x Google Wi-Fi point

1x power adapter

1x 1.8m Ethernet cable

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Thanks will give this a try, is there a new one coming out?
MR112303/10/2019 07:40

Thanks will give this a try, is there a new one coming out?


Its very likely in the next few days/weeks they will be announcing the Nest Wifi.... Rumours are all over the place at the moment but there is talk that the only big difference will be a built in Google smart speaker... how much truth there is to that im not sure.

If I was in a better position right now id probably pull the trigger on this deal but as it stands I have to wait

Some info here on the next gen wifi : 9to5google.com/201…nt/
Can you add this to a current google wifi network ?
ripvanwinkle03/10/2019 08:05

Can you add this to a current google wifi network ?


If you already have one of these they will mesh up and work together.
Isn't this one of the things which listens in on your conversations and then aims targetted advertising at you?

It appears that Google are being sued because of taking people with iphones personal infor without permission, and of you are one of the people who owned an iPhone at the time you could be looking at £250 + for the data Breach

ft.com/con…c59
Thoughtful03/10/2019 08:20

Isn't this one of the things which listens in on your conversations and …Isn't this one of the things which listens in on your conversations and then aims targetted advertising at you?It appears that Google are being sued because of taking people with iphones personal infor without permission, and of you are one of the people who owned an iPhone at the time you could be looking at £250 + for the data Breachhttps://www.ft.com/content/a0a0a1ac-e4ff-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59


I dont believe the current Google Wi-Fi Collects audio information about you. I wouldnt put it passed that they are collecting surfing information though.
New one is due out soon so I guess they are trying to get rid of the current ones. But good price anyways
Edited by: "soulbladeuk" 3rd Oct
I have not used one of these before, do I give it a new ssid and password or does it work like a repeater and repeat the existing routers ssid?
My existing router is near the front door and does not give the whole house coverage, it's very weak at the other side of the house, I have ethernet cables in various areas and a spare one in the centre of the house.

At the moment I have lots of rules and port forwarding in my routers setup and I don't really want to start again with all that, I dread my router failing.
Decent price, but a Netgear Orbi 2 pack can generally be had for a fiver more (e.g. I don't know the retailer, but it's £74 here buyur.co.uk/net…ps/?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=comparisonshopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuNbsBRC-ARIsAAzITufTyKzknH1-TpipsUVjc_vqXyw7-sG1ouo9zOLSg5QbOmQ2yhcypCUaAo0aEALw_wcB). Why would someone get this over that?
kudos1uk03/10/2019 08:25

I have not used one of these before, do I give it a new ssid and password …I have not used one of these before, do I give it a new ssid and password or does it work like a repeater and repeat the existing routers ssid?My existing router is near the front door and does not give the whole house coverage, it's very weak at the other side of the house, I have ethernet cables in various areas and a spare one in the centre of the house.At the moment I have lots of rules and port forwarding in my routers setup and I don't really want to start again with all that, I dread my router failing.


Most modern routers have a USB port and an option in the firmware / settings that allows you to save (export) your router config to a USB stick (some even allow you to export it to to a network attached hard drive) so that in the event of a router failure you can swap the router out and then import the router config back to the replacement router hardware. Be worth checking if you have such a facility, if you haven’t already done so.
Same price on Amazon now. 😁
would one of these be better than the Nova 3 set for about the same price?

taking into account that my flat is a flat and not a house..
placidsheep03/10/2019 07:56

Its very likely in the next few days/weeks they will be announcing the …Its very likely in the next few days/weeks they will be announcing the Nest Wifi.... Rumours are all over the place at the moment but there is talk that the only big difference will be a built in Google smart speaker... how much truth there is to that im not sure.If I was in a better position right now id probably pull the trigger on this deal but as it stands I have to wait Some info here on the next gen wifi : https://9to5google.com/2019/09/17/exclusive-google-nest-wifi-assistant/


Hopefully WiFi 6 too then we won't have to upgrade again in the coming years!

My main concern however is if this will actually be compatible with the new model, allowing me to work side by side with it.. or if it's a rip and replace job!
DanielDarko03/10/2019 08:41

would one of these be better than the Nova 3 set for about the same …would one of these be better than the Nova 3 set for about the same price?taking into account that my flat is a flat and not a house..


I have MW3 2 pack and mw6 3 pack which I bought recently to see if any better. Only use one cube because the next cube needs to be some distance away, one cube covers all of downstairs and most of upstairs, but it is placed in the center of my house. so I'm unable to sync it as it needs to be out of the zone of the first cube. Live in a 4 bedroom house lol I love tenda because even when it disconnects, it reconnects back in seconds without my involvement where as before I would need to restart router and get frustrated for 5-10mins. I have some slow speeds in one bedroom due to other interference hoping Google one performs better.
Edited by: "MR1123" 3rd Oct
suspected_psycho03/10/2019 08:53

Hopefully WiFi 6 too then we won't have to upgrade again in the coming …Hopefully WiFi 6 too then we won't have to upgrade again in the coming years!My main concern however is if this will actually be compatible with the new model, allowing me to work side by side with it.. or if it's a rip and replace job!


That's a tough call. Would WiFi 6 be back compatible?
placidsheep03/10/2019 09:02

That's a tough call. Would WiFi 6 be back compatible?


It is indeed, but I would expect Google to push for a refresh of their hardware and disallow older hardware in their mesh, just a hunch though, I hope I'm wrong!
rok26303/10/2019 08:33

Most modern routers have a USB port and an option in the firmware / …Most modern routers have a USB port and an option in the firmware / settings that allows you to save (export) your router config to a USB stick (some even allow you to export it to to a network attached hard drive) so that in the event of a router failure you can swap the router out and then import the router config back to the replacement router hardware. Be worth checking if you have such a facility, if you haven’t already done so.


I Have the config saved, you don't need a USB for that, my problem is I'm with Sky and they no longer supply my make of router so I will be looking at a totally different make when/if it fails or gets changed.
Sky don't give out password and you are generally stuck with their router, I have used a tool to hack the password and I do know mine but for the same reason (work involved) I have never moved to my own router.
suspected_psycho03/10/2019 09:07

It is indeed, but I would expect Google to push for a refresh of their …It is indeed, but I would expect Google to push for a refresh of their hardware and disallow older hardware in their mesh, just a hunch though, I hope I'm wrong!


Just had a read about it being backwards compatible... I don't think Google would be bold enough to allow their old devices not to work with Google wifi 2...


Fingers crossed for the people who already own the current gen anyway.
Ordered one. Thanks op!
andisitadeal03/10/2019 08:30

Decent price, but a Netgear Orbi 2 pack can generally be had for a fiver …Decent price, but a Netgear Orbi 2 pack can generally be had for a fiver more (e.g. I don't know the retailer, but it's £74 here https://www.buyur.co.uk/netgear-rbk30-orbi-whole-home-mesh-wi-fi-system-up-to-3000-sq-ft-coverage-tri-band-ac2200-2-2-gbps/?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=comparisonshopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuNbsBRC-ARIsAAzITufTyKzknH1-TpipsUVjc_vqXyw7-sG1ouo9zOLSg5QbOmQ2yhcypCUaAo0aEALw_wcB). Why would someone get this over that?


I bought that one and it wasn't great, sent it back. Didn't appear to work as a mesh should.
ripvanwinkle03/10/2019 08:05

Can you add this to a current google wifi network ?


placidsheep03/10/2019 08:06

If you already have one of these they will mesh up and work together.



Be careful if you bought your current units from the USA or a grey source (Hong Kong) as they won’t mesh.
They have to be all from the same region to mesh
Pay the extra and buy Ubiquiti Unify products, they've been doing this for years for commercial use and I've just upgraded my 10 year old home ones for current spec - and they do work well and reliably. The likes of BT, Google etc are only just jumping on this tech years after the originals where already out there, although I do appreciate these are probably easier to setup/maintain - the Unify devices are not for the techniphobes
eonise03/10/2019 10:37

Pay the extra and buy Ubiquiti Unify products, they've been doing this for …Pay the extra and buy Ubiquiti Unify products, they've been doing this for years for commercial use and I've just upgraded my 10 year old home ones for current spec - and they do work well and reliably. The likes of BT, Google etc are only just jumping on this tech years after the originals where already out there, although I do appreciate these are probably easier to setup/maintain - the Unify devices are not for the techniphobes


Care to link to your current devices?
Great price OP, will these work with just the one in the house or do you need two to create the mesh network?
BattleBorn03/10/2019 11:24

Great price OP, will these work with just the one in the house or do you …Great price OP, will these work with just the one in the house or do you need two to create the mesh network?


These will work just as a single unit. The Mesh kicks in when you have multiples and they handle your data without you seeing any dropouts etc.
eonise03/10/2019 11:08

Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-LITE WLAN Access Point …Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-LITE WLAN Access Point https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016K4GQVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_eICLDbMFGY0S4Can also get them in 3 or 5 packs if memory serves


Are these units all required to be hard cabled in or are these Mesh network also?
placidsheep03/10/2019 11:27

Are these units all required to be hard cabled in or are these Mesh …Are these units all required to be hard cabled in or are these Mesh network also?


Well cabled is always best otherwise you're splitting WiFi bandwidth to support the comms uplink to router/other mesh APs.

But whilst testing these new ones I was pleased to discover that they can be meshed over WiFi also, but you still need at least the first AP connected via Ethernet to your router, you would then disable your routers WiFi.

Details here...
help.ubnt.com/hc/…ink
eonise03/10/2019 11:36

Well cabled is always best otherwise you're splitting WiFi bandwidth to …Well cabled is always best otherwise you're splitting WiFi bandwidth to support the comms uplink to router/other mesh APs. But whilst testing these new ones I was pleased to discover that they can be meshed over WiFi also, but you still need at least the first AP connected via Ethernet to your router, you would then disable your routers WiFi. Details here...https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002262328-UniFi-UAP-Configuring-Wireless-Uplink


If I set this up in the middle of the house on an ethernet cable would it work like an unmanaged switch, meaning it would relay all the connected devices to the router and all the router rules and port forwarding in the routers settings would still be in effect?

I assume I could use the same SSID and password as the router meaning once the routers wifi is turned off all the devices would still connect without having to change any passwords.
kudos1uk03/10/2019 13:00

If I set this up in the middle of the house on an ethernet cable would it …If I set this up in the middle of the house on an ethernet cable would it work like an unmanaged switch, meaning it would relay all the connected devices to the router and all the router rules and port forwarding in the routers settings would still be in effect?I assume I could use the same SSID and password as the router meaning once the routers wifi is turned off all the devices would still connect without having to change any passwords.


Yes.


The UniFi-UAP would act as a wireless access point and your router would continue to be a router.
3 pack on Amazon now £199 with a further £10 off offer, lowest it's been by miles according to ccc, just bought.
Does anyone have an opinion on which mesh system would best suit me if wanted to keep my existing router (it has a lot of DMZ settings and other stuff I don't want to lose), but I want a mesh system to *JUST* provide wifi - no DNS or anything similar? I have a 350Mbit internet connection so really need something with gigabit ports.
sixcups03/10/2019 15:54

3 pack on Amazon now £199 with a further £10 off offer, lowest it's been b …3 pack on Amazon now £199 with a further £10 off offer, lowest it's been by miles according to ccc, just bought.


Yes, the single on Amazon is also at £65.55:
hotukdeals.com/dea…908
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 3rd Oct
Vuu89DriftKing03/10/2019 08:35

Same price on Amazon now. 😁


Thanks for the heads up on this, tried to order through JL but low stock so can't order or reserve and too far for me to collect so ordered another from amazon to go with my other 3 and to enable me to spread my wifi throughout the house and garden.
Anyone sitting on the fence with these - jump in! they are brilliant! My WiFi has been faultless since installing the others a while ago, every part of the house has a strong signal and allows smooth streaming of 4k stuff.
This is due to be superceded later this month with a new version of Google WiFi
Edited by: "mcmarriot" 3rd Oct
After a little help.

I currently have vm. If I bought two of these, one upstairs and one downstairs would this help cover most areas?

I didn't think they normally worked by themselves?
sanjay240903/10/2019 18:02

After a little help.I currently have vm. If I bought two of these, one …After a little help.I currently have vm. If I bought two of these, one upstairs and one downstairs would this help cover most areas?I didn't think they normally worked by themselves?


Youd hard wire one in to your vm router. Just turn the wifi off on your vm router and use these instead. Then they will mesh up! Might be worth grabbing the triple pack off amazon for the extra coverage?
placidsheep03/10/2019 18:35

Youd hard wire one in to your vm router. Just turn the wifi off on your vm …Youd hard wire one in to your vm router. Just turn the wifi off on your vm router and use these instead. Then they will mesh up! Might be worth grabbing the triple pack off amazon for the extra coverage?


Very tempting with the triple pack. I've been sat with £80 worth of jL vouchers for ages. So was hoping to get from there. Will way up my options tonight
I got a set of 3 earlier this year after seeing rave reviews all over the place. They kept struggling to connect with each other and would continually drop out or just vanish from the mesh. Couldn't work out what was wrong (and couldn't be bothered to, I work in IT and have enough hacking during my day job) so I sent them back. They're good looking with a great app if you can get them to work for you though!
kudos1uk03/10/2019 08:25

I have not used one of these before, do I give it a new ssid and password …I have not used one of these before, do I give it a new ssid and password or does it work like a repeater and repeat the existing routers ssid?My existing router is near the front door and does not give the whole house coverage, it's very weak at the other side of the house, I have ethernet cables in various areas and a spare one in the centre of the house.At the moment I have lots of rules and port forwarding in my routers setup and I don't really want to start again with all that, I dread my router failing.


Sounds similar to the setup I used to have (and hate! with multiple routers/piggy backed switches etc..) I now have 2x Google Wi-Fi units (like this one) plugged into my Virgin router that is now set to modem mode.

I had no export option on my old router so took screengrabs of all the settings pages with my rules/port forwards etc..

Installed Google Wi-Fi, added my settings back in using the excellent Google Wi-Fi Android app on my Phone. That was almost a year ago and I've never had to touch the thing again. Its brilliant, decent coverage across my 4 bedroomed 50's built house (no stud walls)

I've ripped all the Ethernet out of my house now that I finally have useable Wi-Fi everywhere

Might buy this single unit to extend signal a bit further to some outbuildings. Same price at Amazon and Argos btw....
Edited by: "Uridium" 3rd Oct
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