Google Wifi

Google WiFi adds device performance network testing feature

Google WiFi adds device performance network testing feature

Google WiFi, the company's mesh networking product, has been updated with a new feature that enables it to monitor how each device on the network is performing. Google announced the feature today, explaining that it helps users figure out where the issue in their setup is located. The user may, for example, discover that they need to move one of their Google WiFi access points closer to the device.

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Google Pixel price cut prepares you to go back to school

Google Pixel price cut prepares you to go back to school

It’s time to stow away the beach gear and pick up a smartphone. The bells of education are ringing and calling. While using smartphones inside classrooms generally still earns a not so friendly reminder from the teacher, mobile devices and gadgets these days do more than just distract students. They can actually help them learn or, at the very least, keep them from going insane. It’s timely then, that Google just put up a “Back to School” promo that will let you grab a Pixel or Pixel for $200 less. You might even want to throw in a free Daydream View headset while you’re at it.

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Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi is getting an update today, though this update isn't exactly a massive one. Instead, it only contains one item of note: a new feature named Scheduled Pause. Using this, you can more easily manage internet time for your family, determining when they can and can't surf the web.

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Google Home and Google WiFi land in UK next month

Google Home and Google WiFi land in UK next month

Here in the US, we've been able to enjoy the benefits of Google Home and Google WiFi for a few months now, but our friends over in the UK haven't had the same opportunity. That's all about to change next month, as Google has announced that both devices will be making their way across the Atlantic at the beginning of April.

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Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

In a perfect world, software functions as it should with no unintended side effect. But we do not live in a perfect world and it isn't rare that an update would wreck havoc on devices that run them. Rare, however, are times when software wrecks havoc even without a software update or similar. That is apparently the nightmare that greeted Google WiFi and OnHub owners when the routers, for no apparent reason, suddenly refused to connect through no fault of their own. This time, it is totally Google's fault and it admits it.

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The big, frustrating thing Google Wifi is missing

The big, frustrating thing Google Wifi is missing

Google Wifi may look like a shorter, squatter version of Google Home, but while the two smart home devices might share DNA, there's oddly little overlap. The mesh router, which began shipping earlier this month, doesn't stint on features to go with its boosted range. Despite that, there's still one big thing missing.

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Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

With its focus on the cloud it's in Google's best interest to get you online as fast, and as consistently as possible, and now that's down to Google Wifi. Handiwork of the same team responsible for OnHub, the system you see today is more than three years in the making. Its goal isn't just raw throughput but addressing what the company claims is the number one pain-point users complain about: inconsistent network coverage.

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