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
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App shows google WiFi is down, but WiFi signal and internet access working perfectly well. Even set bedtimes for kids shutting on and off on the correct time. All WiFi points show light blue light display led when everything is working fine. Unfortunately if app shows no internet, you can’t change any settings/schedules for the mesh network.
I am able to setup a guest network but if I turn it off, and later turn it back on, I need to recreate it ( set ssid name and password). Otherwise it’s great to be able to remotely manage the router.
I have had google Wi-Fi for a couple of years. It worked well for a long time. I have On-hub as the main point, one wired Google wi-fi point and 3 other wireless google Wi-Fi points. In November of 2019 the kept showing offline on the app. And some would flash red. After countless network resets I deleted the entire network and started over. Some of the points were difficult to add and took multiple tries. Eventually I got them all working and the app showed excellent mesh coverage and speed. The next day and ever since it shows all the google Wi-Fi points offline. Even the wired one shows offline. The network seems to be working fine most of the time but the app is not. We still have certain Wi-Fi points that periodically turn red for a few minutes then go back to blue. I have had to turn off the Wi-Fi on my phone several times and use cell data because the Wi-Fi connection is wonky. Come on google - get these issues fixed. I’m a couple weeks away from getting rid of the whole set up and going to a Ubiquiti system.
I hate parental restrictions 😞
So many bugs, very slow, occasionally kick devices off WiFi for no reason
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! Added: Works well. Only persistent issue that’s driving us crazy.... regularly looses connection to our printer causing our computers to assume “printer is offline”! Really irritating! Did not have this problem prior to google mesh network. Have set IP address to “fixed” but that did not work. Right now have to reboot the printer for almost any use. Note that google “support” is mostly about sales... for example click on “developer website” and see if you can find help. But the mesh works well... 🥴
I'm a college student so the google wifi seemed like a pretty good option. It was cheap and easy to use. However, a lot of the time on the app it will say my network is offline although i'm on the network. Another problem you can run into is the wifi point just disconnecting from the internet while you're in the middle of something. Also if you plan on my playing games on it from your xbox you're more than likely to have to setup a guest network and play on that connection instead of youre main one as for some reason the guest wifi is 100% of the time a stronger connection.
I wish I knew what happened. Initial install was easy last year and my coverage seemed great for a few months. But then the app would report the system offline and it really wasn’t. Then the app would prompt for a retest which I did. This happened randomly every other month or so- inconvenient but acceptable. Now the worst has happened. I upgraded my iphone 7 to an iphone 11. When I tried to login to the app on the new phone, it would not recognize the new phone. It asked me to reenter my email and password. Still no recognition. I asked to reset the password. Google emailed me that there was no account associated with my email. I called and spoke to support. There is no product associated with my email-HUH?? I have been using the mesh network for over a year- this is my only email. So now I am literally locked out of the app with no way back in. When the system goes down there will be no way to reestablish it, unless maybe if I unplug and restart the whole thing from scratch with a NEW email address. GARBAGE!!!!!!