Google WiFi twin pack - £179 @ Argos. Normally £229.99
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Google WiFi twin pack - £179 @ Argos. Normally £229.99

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LocalFound 18th MarEdited by:"magicmikethegrea"
Excellent price for a google WiFi twin pack.

Best price found so far.

Product sells for £229 in most places including Currys and John Lewis etc.

These are not just wireless extenders, they are essentially small routers that work together to create a seamless mesh network.

More details below:

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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seanet2 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


Yes.
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seanet5 h, 34 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


Yes, you are ignorant of the benefits of mesh networking over normal extenders. They are also also considerably better looking.
Edited by: "magicmikethegrea" 18th Mar
seanet56 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


MESH, it's not a wifi extender it's MESH


Illustration of a partial meshnetwork. A fully mesh network is where each node is connected to every other node in the network.A mesh network is a local networktopology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients. This lack of dependency on one node allows for every node to participate in the relay of information. Mesh networks dynamically self-organize and self-configure, which can reduce installation overhead. The ability to self-configure enables dynamic distribution of workloads, particularly in the event that a few nodes should fail. This in turn contributes to fault-tolerance and reduced maintenance costs.
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Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?
seanet2 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


Yes.
Original Poster
seanet5 h, 34 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


Yes, you are ignorant of the benefits of mesh networking over normal extenders. They are also also considerably better looking.
Edited by: "magicmikethegrea" 18th Mar
I wanted Google WiFi but managed to snag a BT 3 pack for £90 on Facebook. This is a good price outside of looking at CEX/eBay.
Absolutely cracking product. Really fixed my streaming and WiFi issues. Also very easy to manage your network. Couldn't speak better of them
Amazing product now I have seamless WiFi all over my house
I have a veeeery small house and the BY hub is more than enought to cover it but when I do eventually get that bigger house, need to get some of these bad boys!

anyone tried the google router yet? be nice to get rid of the bt hub
Just a word of warning for those of you have iOS devices and are unable to set bridge mode in your routers. This can cause excessive DHCP requests and can cause a lost if internet connection in those devices. This has been a nightmare for me at although the help teams are great. 4 months in and it’s impossible to watch anything in my iPad
dsaxil3 m ago

Just a word of warning for those of you have iOS devices and are unable to …Just a word of warning for those of you have iOS devices and are unable to set bridge mode in your routers. This can cause excessive DHCP requests and can cause a lost if internet connection in those devices. This has been a nightmare for me at although the help teams are great. 4 months in and it’s impossible to watch anything in my iPad


I have the BT 3 pack and an iPad Pro (and 3 Macs) no issues at all for me - not sure what Google do differently.
seanet56 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


MESH, it's not a wifi extender it's MESH


Illustration of a partial meshnetwork. A fully mesh network is where each node is connected to every other node in the network.A mesh network is a local networktopology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients. This lack of dependency on one node allows for every node to participate in the relay of information. Mesh networks dynamically self-organize and self-configure, which can reduce installation overhead. The ability to self-configure enables dynamic distribution of workloads, particularly in the event that a few nodes should fail. This in turn contributes to fault-tolerance and reduced maintenance costs.
I just use an array of old modem routers as switches broadcasting the same ssid on different channels. It might not be 'seemless', but when a devices switches between transmitters, I can't say I've ever noticed and the actual speed and quality of the signal has been perfectly good before and after any switch over. The old modem routers cost me nothing, but the CAT 5 cables cost about a tenth of this mesh thing.
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Is this better than the BT one as that's similar price for 3 units? Thanks
secretspartan11 h, 35 m ago

Yes.


I know it’s mad as toast spending that much money, when 10p worth of tin foil can do the same job!
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Is this good for iOS devices? Not sure what the earlier post was about?
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ezzer7256 m ago

I have the BT 3 pack and an iPad Pro (and 3 Macs) no issues at all for me …I have the BT 3 pack and an iPad Pro (and 3 Macs) no issues at all for me - not sure what Google do differently.



Agree the BT whole home WiFi is also a great product. Google WiFi is very similar solution
Edited by: "magicmikethegrea" 18th Mar
Waiting for a deal on these, hot! Thanks OP
Great deal, those who use this, does one unit need to be connected to the router. Need to extend the WiFi in the house and a bit clueless about the best way.
RoadEagle13 m ago

Great deal, those who use this, does one unit need to be connected to the …Great deal, those who use this, does one unit need to be connected to the router. Need to extend the WiFi in the house and a bit clueless about the best way.

I think both need to be hard wired. Ie. Main connection coming in from internet supplier goes on to hub 1 and then a hard wire goes from 1 to hub 2.
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jamiethind4 m ago

I think both need to be hard wired. Ie. Main connection coming in from …I think both need to be hard wired. Ie. Main connection coming in from internet supplier goes on to hub 1 and then a hard wire goes from 1 to hub 2.


Ideally both hard wired but not necessary. One unit connects to the router the other can be wireless and relays back to the main unit, however it will use up some WiFi bandwidth doing so. For the fastest experience go for wired backhaul if you have an easy way to do so but it works perfectly fine without.
magicmikethegrea9 m ago

Ideally both hard wired but not necessary. One unit connects to the …Ideally both hard wired but not necessary. One unit connects to the router the other can be wireless and relays back to the main unit, however it will use up some WiFi bandwidth doing so. For the fastest experience go for wired backhaul if you have an easy way to do so but it works perfectly fine without.


Thank you this is really helpful. I've got 3 floors and router on 1 and hard wired to 2. So I could have o e hard wired on 2 and wirelessly on 3.
If you don't mind not having the warranty then can buy on gumtree or eBay etc. Amazon USA used to deliver to UK but no longer for these. Bought 3 pack from eBay delivered from Sweden and another 3 pack from Gumtree. Both much cheaper than Amazon UK or Google. Don't have warranty though. In the prices of setting it up. Some nodes are having issues connecting in my 3 floor house. Might do wired back haul via powerline adapters.

Can see that some usual clueless hukd idiots are cluttering up the thread about a device they are clueless about and voting cold due to their idiocy. Their loss.

For those interested in mesh systems and which to buy. Have a look at this
Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 18th Mar
Can these be used with Virginia media super hub?
Snagged two of these for £100 on Facebook in my local community selling forum. They’re a dream and a bargain at the same time! Can’t recommend enough.
Is this any better than using powerline adapters where the extender has WiFi?

i.e. something like this:

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deleted192349118th Mar

Is this better than the BT one as that's similar price for 3 units? Thanks


I wouldn't say its better - but its very similar. If anything the BT wins as in you get three units for a similar price. Its just a matter of what features / looks your prefer.
seanet3 h, 4 m ago

Seriously? £180 for a couple of WiFi extenders? Am I missing something?


I know tell me about it! When you can buy these Vodafone things for like £15 and you don't even have to plug it in to the main
33465827.jpgSaving money and electrical!
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friar_chris1 h, 59 m ago

I just use an array of old modem routers as switches broadcasting the same …I just use an array of old modem routers as switches broadcasting the same ssid on different channels. It might not be 'seemless', but when a devices switches between transmitters, I can't say I've ever noticed and the actual speed and quality of the signal has been perfectly good before and after any switch over. The old modem routers cost me nothing, but the CAT 5 cables cost about a tenth of this mesh thing.


Yes, that's exactly what I used to think before I got a mesh thing. It can work quite well, but if you have some clingy devices that won't let go of the farthest access point it I used to toggle wifi on and off on the device to get it to switch.
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zeekillah25 m ago

I know tell me about it! When you can buy these Vodafone things for like …I know tell me about it! When you can buy these Vodafone things for like £15 and you don't even have to plug it in to the main [Image] Saving money and electrical!


Hmm, trying to work out if you are kidding or being serious :O

My family gobble through around 200GB per month (netflix / youtube / spotify / BBC player etc). The included data on this dongle would only last about 10 mintues!
jamiethind1 h, 21 m ago

I think both need to be hard wired. Ie. Main connection coming in from …I think both need to be hard wired. Ie. Main connection coming in from internet supplier goes on to hub 1 and then a hard wire goes from 1 to hub 2.


Thanks
magicmikethegrea1 h, 17 m ago

Ideally both hard wired but not necessary. One unit connects to the …Ideally both hard wired but not necessary. One unit connects to the router the other can be wireless and relays back to the main unit, however it will use up some WiFi bandwidth doing so. For the fastest experience go for wired backhaul if you have an easy way to do so but it works perfectly fine without.


I can hard wire one to the router but not really the second, have fibre BB would this do the trick
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Borat3 m ago

😳


I think it can work I can't see why not - and in some circumstances these units can actually replace and existing router and log in directly to the ISP. Best check with google support or another HUKD member may have a definite answer.
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RoadEagle3 m ago

I can hard wire one to the router but not really the second, have fibre BB …I can hard wire one to the router but not really the second, have fibre BB would this do the trick


Yes, that works fine - the second can communicate with the primary unit via wifi.
magicmikethegrea6 m ago

Yes, that works fine - the second can communicate with the primary unit …Yes, that works fine - the second can communicate with the primary unit via wifi.


Fab think I'll go for it, thanks for the advise, was also looking at the netgear nighthawk but this seems better
I replaced my BT Hub with one of these over a year a go and the Google WiFi is a vast improvement.
I haven't felt the need to add an additional one, as the signal is so good.
Great price, wish I had waited now! I believe these have IFTTT integration also for a double bonus!
Is anyone know if it work direct bt line or would need modem ?
Pwhite7617 m ago

I replaced my BT Hub with one of these over a year a go and the Google …I replaced my BT Hub with one of these over a year a go and the Google WiFi is a vast improvement. I haven't felt the need to add an additional one, as the signal is so good.


Is bt modem require or direct connect to phone line ?
Mak2618 m ago

Is anyone know if it work direct bt line or would need modem ?


These are wireless access points not a modem/router. Connect to your existing router then disable the wireless on the router.
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