The Google Wifi app lets you set up and control your Google Wifi points or OnHub right from your mobile device. It puts you in control of your network -- easily share your Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, prioritize them for better performance, or pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices. The app also provides insights to help you get the most out of your Wi-Fi. Here’s what you can do with the Google Wifi app: • Set up your Google Wifi system or OnHub in just a few minutes • Prioritize a device for faster speeds when it matters most • Pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices • See what’s connected to your network and how much bandwidth you’re using • Create a separate network for your guests • Run a network check to test your connection speed • Make changes to your settings, such as your Wi-Fi network name and password • Add a network manager who can help you monitor your Wi-Fi
Switching to Orbi. Internet goes out frequently in my area, and once that happens, I can’t print, access my at home work network HD, or my personal network HD, if you don’t have internet you don’t have a local network and that’s just stupid. I also had multiple complaints about how the mesh system “worked”. Support strung me along until just past the guarantee for Amazon returns had lapsed. Then I was SOL according to google. Never mind that I had open support ticket’s that were unresolved by google. Once the warranty for return was up, they miraculously mentioned I was out of warranty, and they could not repair or replace the mesh system. I only waited because I was in the middle of a support request, and they emailed me, clearly stating that they would get back to me when they had answers on how to resolve my issues. Poor support, with agents that aren’t fluent in English (hard to understand and/or follow their directions.), and a serious lack of flexibility forcing your already slow system to make cloud requests before executing a simple “turn off lights” command. So far after multiple support requests, I have a usually functioning system after 18 months of use. I’ve now given up. Orbi works even without internet. Maybe if they can fix issues with connectivity, network without internet, and the constant “network off line” error, I will dig it up out of my useless technology box and use it as a separate network for home media use. This WiFi system is like a kids bike with training wheels. Google, I think I’m big enough now...can I try without the training wheels?
This product has so many great features but please fix the ability to modify the WAN static IP address settings.
Goggle Wifi was great when I first got it but recently it’s seems to be getting bad. I have 5 pucks and never had an issue. If anything, my unit in my garage was weak but still good. Now nothing has changed and I try to run the mesh test and all points are failing. I ran a WiFi scan using another app and found that google Wifi is locking into channels that are in use around me as opposed to locking to an open channel. The app and system does not allow you to change the Wifi channel so this is not good and really creating an issue as it is now knocking my cameras offline. I am hoping this is just a software bug that is fixed soon and my system will go back to normal. I hate to think that I may have to go to a competitor and spend more money after spending plenty on google Wifi.
The interface is a labyrinth of settings, with only a single path to get to many that are not easily leaned or remembered. Then, sometimes things just don’t seem to work (device priority I’m looking at you, placebo feature) I’ve paid my money for this so long ago that I’m not too upset but writing this review is starting to get me mad all over again so I’ll stop
The user friendliness of Google’s mesh router and app is pretty good. Easy configuration and adding additional routers is fairly straightforward. If I used only one single router I would give it 5 stars. On my 300/300 FiOS with a single Google router I get the full FiOS bandwidth and super low latency on WiFi. But when I add additional mesh routers, bandwidth and latency suffer quite a bit. I’m ok with a small mesh penalty but what I see with Google mesh is too much for my taste. Other systems can do much better.
Trash trash trash don’t get google wifi at all.
Loved and recommended this device for a while. The App needs more featured (advanced). But now I have been debugging slow WiFi with fast wired speeds and rebooting only main Google puck fixes issue. I see many are seeing this same issue, from my research it may be from having 5 pucks and their cross talk Messing up WiFi (dropping major packets ). Please debug and fix Google 👍
It works, sort of. Every node I installed had to be done several times before it “took”. Also, it seems that the app needs to be connected to the cellular system in order to install the nodes properly. Not sure about that, but seems to be the case. This seems to explain the variations in reviews of the app. If you have a good cellular connection everything works fine if you don’t you’ve got problems! My cellular connection is marginal. Overall, the mesh network works very well, but the app needs improvement!
When I was trying to setup wifi points, the app only connected to one point and it took me longer to setup than it should have.
This app is awesome!! It was extremely easy to set up my WiFi points and I get insane download speed!!😀 I love Google WiFi and the Google WiFi app. It lets me control everything!!