Who am I and how did I test this product?
My name is Donald Sawyer and I’ve been a systems administrator for more than 15 years. This review today will be on the Google Wi-Fi system. I have had had this Wi-Fi system for 5 months now.
Is the Google Company a scam?
Google has been in business for over 18 years and their website has been online since 1997. Their brand worth was at 400+ billion in 2016.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
This product has 400+ positive reviews and about 100+ negative reviews on Amazon. This product has been on the market since 2016.
Pros of the Google Wi-Fi system
|Large online following||The Google Company has 20 million + followers on Facebook, 10 million + followers on Twitter, 3 million + on Instagram and 4 million + subscribers on YouTube.|
|Great Support||There is a great support system from google that offers 24/7 support via email and phone number.|
|Great home coverage||The three Wi-Fi Points can cover up to 4,500 square feet (418 square meters) in a home.|
|Sleek design||It is a small cylinder with a simple white LED band in its centre.|
|Easy to set up and install||One uses a free iOS and Android app to facilitate the process. The app configures your Wi-Fi network by first scanning the QR code on the Wi-Fi Points connected to your modem or gateway and power. From there, the app tells you to name your network and set a password, then pair the additional Wi-Fi Points and label them in the app for reference and from there you can begin broadcasting|
|Easy to use app||It offers plenty of useful features, like constant monitoring of your network, its Points and the devices connected to it.|
|Light system||It indicates if you have an issue (red), when it’s on standby/setting up (blue) and when it’s connected (white).|
|Allows you access to which devices are taking most bandwidth as well as reduce or increase the same.|
|Family Wi-Fi controls
|Google Wi-Fi allows you to pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices, like during bedtime or dinnertime.|
Cons of the Google Wi-Fi system
|Local IP and subnet||One can’t choose their own local IP and subnet. If you are using this for business it means that you cannot put in a custom DNS.|
|No USB port||If you need a USB port on your Wi-Fi system then you have to get something externa to facilitate that because this Wi-Fi system does not have USB ports.|
|System cannot be accessed on a browser||You need to have a google account as well as the app that controls this Wi-Fi system in order to control any of its features.|
Other publications that recommend the Google Wi-Fi system
This article http://www.techradar.com says that the Google Wi-Fi system is very easy to set up and is available for an affordable price. Another article http://www.theverge.com/ says that the google Wi-Fi is easier to use and maintain compared to most Wi-Fi routers. When Google Wi-Fi was compared to other Wi-Fi systems in this article https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/ it performed better than other systems because it had great performance in terms accessibility, functions and ease of use.