Google Whole Home WiFi Triple Pack £199 John Lewis & Partners
323°

Google Whole Home WiFi Triple Pack £199 John Lewis & Partners

18
Posted 4th Oct
John Lewis have dropped the price of the triple pack of the google WiFi after dropping the price of the single pack yesterday.

Was £329.
Community Updates
Google Whole Home Wi-Fi System, 4GB eMMC Flash Storage, 512MB RAM, Pack of 3

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

Groups

18 Comments
£10 cheaper at amazon
Expect further reductions as a new version is being released.

Voted hot, tempted to add to my 3 existing units but will wait for the price to drop further.
I bought at £189 from Amazon. Can see it going cheaper in Black Friday deals / after google announcement mid month but assume Amazon will refund the difference (and buying now saves the OOS issue)
Well that was a wasted effort yesterday to get them to price match.
I haven't managed to get a "refund the difference" from Amazon for years. Their current policy seems to be "send it back and order new one".
SnazzyJazz04/10/2019 09:18

Expect further reductions as a new version is being released.Voted hot, …Expect further reductions as a new version is being released.Voted hot, tempted to add to my 3 existing units but will wait for the price to drop further.


I found this article posted by another user was quite insightful into the new versions : 9to5google.com/201…nt/

For me there didn’t seem to be any massive upgrades that would convince me to pass up on the price that these ones are selling at.
Are these a lot better than a plug in WiFi repeater/extender which sell for under £50?
donslibi04/10/2019 10:39

Are these a lot better than a plug in WiFi repeater/extender which sell …Are these a lot better than a plug in WiFi repeater/extender which sell for under £50?


Yes, I tried those and found them useless. Personally I think you're just paying for the brand here. I have 2 bt whole home in large 4 bed and can hit max 100Mb furthest away in the house and its stable when downloading off steam etc
Edited by: "Myriad" 4th Oct
A good piece of kit. Only reason I won't buy is because Google will almost certainly find a way to sell the information they gain from this.
LyndonDavis04/10/2019 09:17

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DGN7LRP?th=1&psc=1


Is the warranty period the same?
donslibi04/10/2019 10:39

Are these a lot better than a plug in WiFi repeater/extender which sell …Are these a lot better than a plug in WiFi repeater/extender which sell for under £50?


Yes. But most houses in the UK are better off with a single, good quality access point (about £100) instead of a mesh setup like this. It's simpler, yet more configurable. And generally speeds will be higher, if your existing router or ONT is in a good position (upstairs or central).

If you've got thick walls (e.g. stone or dab) then a single access point may not reach, so mesh can be better, but you need to place them very close together, and usually you're better off feeding them from ethernet as well.
edanfalls04/10/2019 11:32

Yes. But most houses in the UK are better off with a single, good quality …Yes. But most houses in the UK are better off with a single, good quality access point (about £100) instead of a mesh setup like this. It's simpler, yet more configurable. And generally speeds will be higher, if your existing router or ONT is in a good position (upstairs or central).If you've got thick walls (e.g. stone or dab) then a single access point may not reach, so mesh can be better, but you need to place them very close together, and usually you're better off feeding them from ethernet as well.


Downstairs is all breeze block walls, extenders were hit and miss and didn't do a clean handover. Using a normal router located in the middle of our house, the WiFi signal didn't make it to the garden through two breeze block walls.

I now have three points, one at the front of the house, one at the back of the house, and one in a garden building, all are running on a gigabit backbone. I can get access to my wifi a few streets away as long as there is line of sight - will be popping an additional unit in the loft to beef up signal in some of the upstairs rooms to help some of the older devices that don't have the best connectivity and/or connect to a point further away rather than a nearer one!
SnazzyJazz04/10/2019 13:31

Downstairs is all breeze block walls, extenders were hit and miss and …Downstairs is all breeze block walls, extenders were hit and miss and didn't do a clean handover. Using a normal router located in the middle of our house, the WiFi signal didn't make it to the garden through two breeze block walls.I now have three points, one at the front of the house, one at the back of the house, and one in a garden building, all are running on a gigabit backbone. I can get access to my wifi a few streets away as long as there is line of sight - will be popping an additional unit in the loft to beef up signal in some of the upstairs rooms to help some of the older devices that don't have the best connectivity and/or connect to a point further away rather than a nearer one!



i am interested in the gigabit backbone comment, can you effectively choose whether each unit uses wifi or ethernet as its backbone? would love to get decent coverage in the garden doing this
SnazzyJazz04/10/2019 13:31

Downstairs is all breeze block walls, extenders were hit and miss and …Downstairs is all breeze block walls, extenders were hit and miss and didn't do a clean handover. Using a normal router located in the middle of our house, the WiFi signal didn't make it to the garden through two breeze block walls.I now have three points, one at the front of the house, one at the back of the house, and one in a garden building, all are running on a gigabit backbone. I can get access to my wifi a few streets away as long as there is line of sight - will be popping an additional unit in the loft to beef up signal in some of the upstairs rooms to help some of the older devices that don't have the best connectivity and/or connect to a point further away rather than a nearer one!



Do these have a way to ensure your device connects to the strongest signal, rather than sticking with the first one it encounters ?
jaizan09/10/2019 09:49

Do these have a way to ensure your device connects to the strongest …Do these have a way to ensure your device connects to the strongest signal, rather than sticking with the first one it encounters ?



Sadly not ... and this is a bone of contention ... rebooting all the routers via the app normally gets them to connect to a better point.

The Google Wifi/App is aware of the signal strength from each device and it's beyond me why it doesn't flip it to a better point.
SnazzyJazz09/10/2019 10:12

Sadly not ... and this is a bone of contention ... rebooting all the …Sadly not ... and this is a bone of contention ... rebooting all the routers via the app normally gets them to connect to a better point.The Google Wifi/App is aware of the signal strength from each device and it's beyond me why it doesn't flip it to a better point.


Apparently this has 'network assist technology'which should transisition you to the best wifi point.

I am assuming that it only switches if it drops below a certain threshold, otherwise it would be switching constantly...
Edited by: "KCooperman" 9th Oct
KCooperman09/10/2019 10:32

Apparently this has 'network assist technology'which should transisition …Apparently this has 'network assist technology'which should transisition you to the best wifi point.I am assuming that it only switches if it drops below a certain threshold, otherwise it would be switching constantly...



All I know is that found a static WiFi device connected to a point 30 meters away and not a point 2 meters away! Grr.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text