About this item
· This product includes two router units.
· Nest Wifi is a scalable and flexible Wi-Fi system These Nest Wifi devices work together to blanket your whole home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi and eliminate buffering in every room – with coverage up to 4400 square feet.
· One Wi-Fi router plugs into your internet provider’s modem to create your Wi-Fi network The other extends the wireless network and keeps your connection fast to devices in every room. For more coverage, add Nest Wifi routers or points to your system.
· Nest Wifi routers are strong enough to handle up to 200 connected devices, and fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time. Compatible with Google Wifi; Ethernet ports included on each router 15W power adapter.
· Intelligently works behind the scenes to make sure your Wi-Fi remains fast. Walk from room to room on a video call with an uninterrupted signal Nest Wifi automatically updates itself to get new features and help your network stay safe and sound.
· Nest Wifi is easy to set up in the app. Easily create a guest network and share your password in just a few taps Decide which devices to prioritize for faster speeds and use parental controls to manage online time for the kids.
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It’s easy to set up the second router as an access point
My wife purchased this Google Nest router 2 pack and I just set it up. I was a little worried that setting the second router up as an access point would be challenging–there are several other reviews here that talk about the difficulty and the need of phone support from Google. Now that I finished setting up these two routers as a mesh network, I wanted to briefly share my experience.
Literally, the whole process took me less than 10 minutes. It took me about the same amount of time to open to the two boxes and remove the routers, power cables, and ethernet cords as it did to get the mesh network set up. Okay, it didn’t quite take 10 minutes to unbox the routers, but I’m just trying to say that the set up was fast.
I connected one router to a wall outlet and then to my modem. I ran the Google Home app, selected add new device, and added the router. I choose the same SSID/password as my old network that this was replacing. Then, the app asked if I wanted to add a mesh point. Before clicking yes, I connected the second router to the wall power in a different room.
At first, the Google Home app couldn’t find my second router. Oh no! I tried again, and it still couldn’t find it. I tried a third time, and still no luck. (I was starting to get worried at this point). On the fourth attempt, it found it! While it was unfortunate it took four tries to find my second router, each attempt was really only about 5 seconds. After it found my second router, my mesh network was all set up.
I just wanted to jump on here and let any prospective buyers know that setting up these 2 routers to act as a main router and access point was really fast and easy, so don’t be scared off. As long as you have a Google nest router connected to your modem, the rest of your mesh network can be comprised of Google Nest routers, Google Nest access points, or any combination.
Attention to all those who were SCARED OFF from the reviews!!!
This was a very easy install. If you’ve read the reviews a lot of people are complaining that it’s two routers instead of a router and and point.
People are saying it’s very difficult to install since it’s two routers it’s all nonsense. I’m gonna take you through my install.
All you do is download Google Home and you plug the first router into your modem and set it up.
Then you take the second router into whatever room you want to be in for me it was upstairs and you plug that into the power only.
Then on Google Home you click set up another point (which is the default so you just click the NEXT button).
At that point you just wait until it sets it up. I had an error the first time but then you just click find again and it finds it.
The reason is it takes about one minute for the router to warm up and I didn’t wait. No biggie
Once you do that it creates a mesh and it’s perfect and works perfectly.
The idea of having two routers instead of a router and the point is what is scaring people off due to the reviews but you really don’t need to be scared.
It’s also a better deal in my opinion since the 2 routers covers more area than a router and a point does.
Bottom line is if you have a problem you can return it to Amazon and get all your money back but I installed it all in less than 10 minutes and it’s been phenomenal ever since.
I rarely write reviews but the reviews scared me and I took 2 hours to commit to the buy after reading review after review and researching different mesh systems.
I wanted people to know just buy it it’s going to work exactly as you want it to work and it doesn’t matter that it’s two routers, it will create a wifi mesh. Just buy it and enjoy don’t waste your time over researching like I did
I used to own the original google WiFi mesh (with a onhub TP-link) back then it worked like a charm but when I had 3 people in the house watching 4K movies/tv, gaming and streaming the google WiFi couldn’t handle it. I switched to an ASUS router eliminated the congestion but had dead spots that well I just had to live with.
Then came the Nest WiFi. I went back and forth, on getting this 2 pack router set or the one router and one mesh point set. I was leaning towards the 2 router pack since I was able to wired backhaul both of them.
Set up for the first router (Living room) was a breeze. Just as google advertised it would do.
the second router did take some time
I did not set up the 2nd router in the living room as my primary router. What I did was connect both devices to their designated areas, the living room As primary and the basement as router two. Again the first router took minutes to get connected. Had to restart modem too which was normal to get both the primary router talking.
Router number two, however, probably took me 10-20 minutes of watching the setup and paint dry. It did say in the app that it failed to creat mesh network or failed to connect to cloud server, etc etc. However with a bit of patience I just re-continued the setup. Probably re-ran the set up about 4-5 times. Eventually it finished the setup and both routers were detectable in the google home app/WiFi app. The problem now was the phone I used to connect everything is only connecting to the primary. I am standing next to the 2nd router and it is not auto connecting to that. Mesh test says it’s perfectly fine and google sees 2 points. I rebooted both routers manually, power cycled the primary router first then the 2nd one about a minute after. Voilà. 2000sq foot house extremely blanketed with mesh network. A bit overkill but dead spot is a joke now. I find it to be amusing walking around my house looking for dead spots now, even outside of my house I can get the mail and still get 200 mbps down.
Long story short patience is key. If you are dedicated as I was you’ll get it to work. If it doesn’t work well your buying it from amazon, return it. There is some satisfaction there.
I’m giving it 5 stars because it works as advertised, good range, strong connection. No WiFi 6 for being a new mesh WiFi in 2019, but with the issues I had before this nest WiFi fixed it all.
Added the original google WiFi router too to my third floor As a wireless mesh node. Overkill. But now know one in my house should complain.