Google Nest Wifi: A Speaker With Mesh Wifi

I got my pair of Google Nest Wifi before last Christmas. Just in time.

I have been using a NetGear Nighthawk R7000 for many years, time for an upgrade. The Google Nest Wifi is very easy to setup, only need to connect the Nest Wifi router to existing router/modem and the rest can be done on a phone with Google Home app.

Here are some good stuff I got from a pair of Google Nest Wifi( 1 router + 1 node ):

  • Better control with the Google Home app
  • Easy toggle on/off of guest network
  • Parental controls which allow I to turn on safe search for kids’ devices
  • and also set schedules to limit screen/internet time
  • The node is also a very good smart speaker, thinking something between the original Google Home and a Google Home Max
  • Automatic wifi mesh network, no setup required
  • Internet speed test now automated, and with history of speed of past days
  • Extendable mesh so I can buy another node later