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
I've had this google wifi system for about 3years. The app for the phone is absolutely horrible, does not open, does not update. Not happy at all. Thumbs down!!!
Probably the worst experience I have a ever had with a tech product. The WiFi is very sensitive and if you change one thing the entire network falls apart. I got a new router and that did it - the mesh network fails and I have been on with google help for a couple of weekends - if you learn anything from reading this, then you will know to steer clear of this product- will leave you extremely frustrated and out about $300. On the positive side, when it does work it makes a difference; the problem- it is offline more than it is online.
This app could be so much more. Instead, it’s lazy output that is either an underperforming team at Google, or a product that’s just barely on life support. It could be so much more with a better interface, clearer commands, or intuitive controls. Instead, to do anything, you have to fumble around and just hope you get something right.
I’ve tried almost all of them,they don’t even come close how beautiful this device work... Very reliable... Netgear does an ok job... Google wi-fi reigns supreme,others like repeaters are all junk,they should be illegal to sell... Try it,don’t get disappointed when you don’t know how to install it,if you can’t install it at first,do like I did,go watch YouTube and oh,boy!!! I worked like a well oiled machine... OMG!!! I bought from a guy on Craigslist and I thought they were faulty because I bought them in a set of three,with great price,usually they sell for $80 a piece and the guy sold me for $150 for three of them because I’m assuming he could install them correctly,so lucky me... Also they’re very durable. Cheers!!!
You can pause a device for an hour but you can’t unpause a device for an hour? I’d love to have parental features like on almost any other wifi unit that say my kid can have internet from 7p-9p every day. A schedule system. Also, the app will pick up the same one device two or three times, and you have to pause/unpause all of them... or.. it won’t show at all. The kids have found an easy workaround. You simply name your device something else, and BOOM, free WiFi. It doesn’t even look at the IP. For a $300 unit, it’s pretty lackluster compared to most mesh systems.
The router works as advertised, but in order to get device reporting on your network, family controls, or QoS, you have to enable cloud services which shares device info with Google. Considering routers have done such features locally for years, I have to assume this is a dark pattern specifically designed to force folks to reduce their privacy if they wish to use their router with those features which are table stakes for any router these days. If those features are important to you and you do not wish to share info with google about the devices on your network, I’d suggest you get a different router. Lucky for us, using the basic functions of wifi and guest networking are all we need.
I spent over an hour attempting to do something very simple: change from PPPoE to DHCP. Followed every instruction on the app to the “T” and still couldn’t. Reset the AP, restarted phone and app. None of this worked. Finally some obscure Redit user commented that this feature doesn’t work in iOS devices, and required an Android device. Sure enough, he was right. This is absolutely unacceptable that an app from a company of this size is so incomplete and misleading. Even a small pop up to say that a specific feature is not available would be better, rather than wasting hours trying to follow simple instructions. I wonder if there is no QA or UAT that this app goes thru? Ridiculous. Please fix.
Since last app update the mesh is terrible and the app even more! You screwed it up!
The Google Nest WiFi is, in concept, freaking awesome. Problem is, they have short shrift to iOS users. To use parental controls, you need to toggle back and forth between the Google WiFi and Google Home apps. Neither is really intuitive to use on its own, and it’s a nightmare to have to stitch the features together to manage your network. The WiFi is great, but it’s infuriating to not know why the app just isn’t saving changes only to figure out an hour later that you could have saved it if you used the other app, which no one rational would have actually expected, and the apps don’t even have similar interfaces It’s like the hardware, software, and app development teams all got their assignments, got drunk, went their separate ways, never communicated or collaborated, completed their tasks, turned them in, and no one ever tested for compatibility
This app constant crashes or loses my Info. Every time I got to check my internet or do anything I have to set up the app and my account. I would think these high paid developers can build a good app but it seems this is basically an MVP for over 3 years. Please get it together or i will can all of my entire mesh system and find another company