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Google Nest WiFi Router 2 Pack 2nd Generation 4x4 AC2200 Mesh Wi Fi Routers with 4400 Sq Ft Coverage

Last Updated: July 9, 2020 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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Review Summary - 320 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 165
wifi, routers, coverage, mesh, house
+88%
-12%
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" ...  It has definitely extended the wifi range around my home (3000 sq ft) and even into the backyard for about 30 ft. Wifi speeds are much faster than the original router from the cable company.  ...  "
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" ...  Before buying this product, I was really concerned about the number of buyers having issues setting up a mesh network (two devices). ... 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. ... I choose the same SSID/password as my old network that this was replacing. ... Before clicking yes, I connected the second router to the wall power in a different room. ... 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.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought to replace 1st Gen router that was repurposed as a network point ... Had to factory reset all the network points. ... Notice significant improvement in wifi signal strength, partly also due to the extra network point.  ...  "
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" ...  Our living area is about 2300 square feet, the mesh points are all in a row with wall in-between them ... another 5 min and the nest wifi was ready and I was adding the other 2 points ... while I had good coverage with the google wifi, the Nest gave 1 of my kids the speed boost I was looking for and now his remote learning due to Covid-19 has a little less lag during those video chats with his teacher on google he had a DL speed of 72Mbps down with 60 Mbps up, once the nest wifi was set up in the same room/ same location his speed increased to 167 Mbps down and 272 Mbps up that an improvement of 95 Mbps down and 212 Mbps up!  ...  "
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" ...  This will apply to those that have no cellular coverage at your home. ... If you live in the country or in an area with no cellular coverage, use your current setup to install the Google router.  ...  "
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" ...  Two Router Combo that is sold by Amazon is much better option than Router+point combo for many reasons. ... 1) Great WiFi Speeds over Mesh system as the hardware is the same in both. ... I don't have issues setting up mesh system and didn't have to hardwired the mesh router to set it up. ... First, setup just the main router to modem/source and then Power on the mesh router to setup without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Our house is 3 floors, 3750 sq ft. We use 3 of these (one is physically connected to our internet router, the other two act as signal boosters) and we get powerful signal even at the farthest reaches. ... Even for our big house, my tests showed we could have probably made do with just 2 routers (at the cost of some speed the further from the router we got), but we're suckers for speed so opted to go all out with 3, and I'm super happy we did.  ...  "
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" ...  The signal from just the single WiFi router isn't as good as the OnHub in terms of shear strength either.  ...  "
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Wifi
 133
router, google, nest wifi, nest, mesh
+82%
-18%
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" ...  As a mesh wireless system, Nest Wifi can use a combination of router units and point unit but only Amazon sells this 2-router configuration. ... This is important because the Nest Wifi router units and point units do not have the same wireless specs. ... The router is an AC2200 4x4 setup while the point is an AC1200 2x2 setup. ... I have a long rectangular house with the modem and primary router in the front third and the satellite in the back third. ... The Netgear Orbi system’s big selling point is that it has a 4-stream dedicated 5GHz backhaul that helps ensure that the bandwidth available to the satellite is as close as possible to the bandwidth available at the primary router. ... Each router unit by itself is actually very impressive. ... You can absolutely setup this 2-router configuration the same way as a router + point setup.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want more coverage, then separately purchase a Google Nest WiFi Point, which will easily connect with your Nest Router and extend your coverage. ... Download the Google Home app before disconnecting your existing wifi – you'll need this for the set-up. ... Afterwards, my wifi was so much better than what I previously had. ... Granted, that might say more about how poor my previous wifi router was but still, I was extremely happy with the results. ... I highly recommend getting this router.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second 2-router nest wifi purchase, which I have used to upgrade both my main home and a weekend house. ... In my weekend home I have just installed a couple of the google nest wifi routers (one as the router, the other as an access point again ethernet connected), but also have kept and am using a few of the older google wifi points as access points. ... Highly recommend the upgrade, especially if you found that the google wifi points were just not giving you the same range.  ...  "
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" ...  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. ... Then came the Nest WiFi. ... Again the first router took minutes to get connected.  ...  "
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" ...  another 5 min and the nest wifi was ready and I was adding the other 2 points ... while I had good coverage with the google wifi, the Nest gave 1 of my kids the speed boost I was looking for and now his remote learning due to Covid-19 has a little less lag during those video chats with his teacher on google he had a DL speed of 72Mbps down with 60 Mbps up, once the nest wifi was set up in the same room/ same location his speed increased to 167 Mbps down and 272 Mbps up that an improvement of 95 Mbps down and 212 Mbps up! ... i work from home and utilize a VPN for business and have had no issues with either the google wifi or the Nest Wifi .  ...  "
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" ...  While the wifi speeds dramatically improved, the wifi is cutting out multiple times a day.  ...  "
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" ...  Best I was getting through the old Actiontec router and wifi extender was 50/50. ... With the Nest WiFi I was getting a consistent 80/60 (solid improvement). ... Fast forward and with the gigabit upgrade I am in the 900 ballpark for an Ethernet connection and about 350-400 via WiFi. ... Set up was very easy with the home app and each additional router I connected automatically transitioned to a WiFi point without any hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this router for about a month now and I haven't had to reset it once. ... It's nice to have a router that just works.  ...  "
Software Platform
 120
wifi, nest, google home app, app, router
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I love the ability to identify devices and create groups in the app so I can turn off signal to any device or group I choose to manage traffic (and teenage behavior!  ...  "
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" ...  you connect one unit via ethernet to your modem and install with the app then place the 2nd one where you want it and install that one through the same app.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to set up and I love that it can be monitored from the Google Home app. ... It's also nice that the network is "smart" enough to assign 2.4 or 5.0 to the devices based on hardware.  ...  "
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" ...  Removed my router and hooked up my marshmallow router and setup was guided throughout a simple app.  ...  "
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" ...  Took less than 30 minutes to install three of these Google Nest Routers.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice work Google, you have a winner.  ...  "
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" ...  In my weekend home I have just installed a couple of the google nest wifi routers (one as the router, the other as an access point again ethernet connected), but also have kept and am using a few of the older google wifi points as access points.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up and monitoring through the app couldn't have been easier.  ...  "
Setup
 111
router, install, easy to install, easy, google
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Plugged the first router into my modem and set it up within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Was very easy to set up the Nest WiFi Router however took hours to get my goggle WiFi’s to work with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m reading through the other reviews about how these are hard to setup . ... Had mine setup and running in about a half hour.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up was a breeze. ... It's easy to set up (just buy ONE router), easy to scale, performs flawlessly, and looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and signal strength is strong even with it being in a bad position in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked that it was very easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was super easy ... you connect one unit via ethernet to your modem and install with the app then place the 2nd one where you want it and install that one through the same app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup, great WiFi signal and speed, good looking  ...  "
Ease of Use
 66
setup, easy to set, easy to install, easy to setup, simple
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad but they are in Philippines and not always easy to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using this as a single node (no points) and found set-up to be easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought I would be cool and get this easy to setup mesh system.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is very easy with the Google home app.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked that it was very easy to setup.  ...  "
Capacity
 61
router, coverage, signal, wifi, mesh
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I upgraded from a cable company provided (Frontier) NVG468MQ router located in the family room. ... I ran multiple speed tests with the old router in different parts of my first floor and every location was faster and more consistent coverage. ... I placed the second router on the second floor of the house in an office / bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  2 devices was all I needed for a 2200 sq ft home.  ...  "
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" ...  And overall coverage throughout the house is much improved as well, thanks to the mesh network.  ...  "
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" ...  Signal strength throughout my condo it as high as it can go.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted each floor to have ample coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  :) ) The single router covers my entire house (1500 sq ft) with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed was always above 900Mbps in every room. ... This mesh particularly solved the issue of latency in my study room.  ...  "
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" ...  My apartment is two floors. ... My router is downstairs in the living room with my bedroom directly above that. ... I’m in my bedroom upstairs, on top of my queen size bed, the door closed, my smartphone bundled up in the covers, and the internet speed tester is still off the charts. ... Each time I’m at full speed everywhere within a 100 foot radius of that router, regardless of walls or floors.  ...  "
ISP
 45
modem, mbps, routers, internet, wifi
+87%
-13%
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" ...  The speed tests rated my wireless Internet speed almost as fast as my wired speed!  ...  "
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" ...  5G and 2.4G networks have the same SSID. ... xfinity service is 300mbps and exceeding that speeds with other devices running at that time.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I did this, it was set up and on my network.  ...  "
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" ...  Changed from a modem/router provided by my internet provider to the Google Nest Wifi Router.  ...  "
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" ...  First, setup just the main router to modem/source and then Power on the mesh router to setup without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes you can use other routers. ... 1. setup first router as explained above ... In my master with netgear i was getting 10-15 up/down.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for internet  ...  "
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" ...  The mesh speed however was identical, being capped around 100-150Mbps. ... First router connected quickly.  ...  "
Apps
 42
google home app, google, setup, google home, google wifi app
+76%
-24%
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" ...  You’ll also need to download the Google Wifi app if you plan to do any advanced configuration.  ...  "
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" ...  Download the Google Home app before disconnecting your existing wifi – you'll need this for the set-up.  ...  "
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" ...  Google thinks one is enough?  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is very easy with the Google home app.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install through the Google Home app.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is very well designed and quite useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Do all of this through your Google Home app, after setup you really do not need your google wifi app anymore  ...  "
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" ...  a schedule in the house with the app.  ...  "
Ports
 41
router, port, routers, nest wifi, nest
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The house has fios via an ONT outside, so we just needed the ethernet cable to plugged into the first router. ... Contrary to the Nest wifi points sold at other retailers, the double router package has a larger range and a bonus ethernet port out port but no built in speaker/google assistant. ... I personally prefer the additional strength of nest mesh routers and a flexibility to use an ethernet port even though 90% of the network will be using wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose the Google Nest wifi System because the 2 router setup supports wired ethernet backhaul.  ...  "
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" ...  I set up the initial router in the basement, direct line into the cable modem. ... I have the house ethernet wired throughout, so I wired each of the other two routers, turned them on and bam!  ...  "
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" ...  In the secondary port I plugged in the cat6 from a small netgear port hub for my tv, receiver, xbox one and nintendo switch. ... I could have done wifi but why lol was simple remove from netgear and plug into secondary nest wifi port.  ...  "
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" ...  An added advantage is that you can actually plug an ethernet to satellite unit to connect any ethernet devices remotely without even plugging satellite unit to incoming ethernet - this was a great use case for my security system :)  ...  "
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" ...  It was necessary to add an Ethernet switch (the $16 TP-Link TL-SG105) to enable hard-wiring some devices previously connected to the TP-Link. ... The switch plugged into the Nest Wifi router's LAN port with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I got everything to work and 4/5 are wired with Ethernet.  ...  "
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" ...  Our use this for my gigabit Internet.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 36
google, smart, home, wifi, connect
+67%
-33%
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" ...  For those looking for the fastest *wireless* configuration (regardless of the smart speaker incorporation in the point) this Amazon 2-router pack provides the fastest wireless configuration available with the Nest Wifi. ... Since they can’t max out the connection, I can easily see the difference between different setups.  ...  "
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" ...  It turns out if you use AdGuard on your phone it must block some servers it needs and it will prevent setup from working.  ...  "
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" ...  No need to connect the second one, and I’m gonna sell it!  ...  "
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" ...  Walks you through all of it with very minimal work to connect the units.  ...  "
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" ...  It was necessary to remove and re-add the Nest Connect that's linked to my Nest lock but the Connect recognized and connected to the Nest Wifi router much more quickly than the old TP-Link router.  ...  "
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" ...  I was also surprised to discover that a lot of "smart home" capabilities work a lot better now. ... Now, all our smart devices react to commands with lightening speed.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the ability to identify devices and create groups in the app so I can turn off signal to any device or group I choose to manage traffic (and teenage behavior!  ...  "
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" ...  Download the Google Home app before disconnecting your existing wifi – you'll need this for the set-up.  ...  "
Overall performance
 27
speeds, fast, performance, getting, things
+85%
-15%
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" ...  my speeds are a lot faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Very consistent speeds  ...  "
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" ...  Everything has worked out smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  It always gets the speed I paid for.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed tests rated my wireless Internet speed almost as fast as my wired speed!  ...  "
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" ...  I compared this with Deco M9 Plus and the speeds were much better in this.  ...  "
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" ...  It's so fast and free of any glitches.  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds in the same room are great.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 24
weeks, issues, update, stopped, failed
+42%
-58%
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" ...  Even when just using one device at a time I have problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for about a day, and then stopped.  ...  "
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" ...  however, they are not working properly now.  ...  "
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" ...  two work fine ,but one will not work .  ...  "
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" ...  Worthless piece of junk.  ...  "
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" ...  I really wanted to like this product, but without a reliable connection it’s simply useless unfortunately.  ...  "
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" ...  It basically wasted 2 weeks and hours of my time.  ...  "
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" ...  Update (Dec 17): Now after using this for a month, I regret buying this.  ...  "
Returns
 13
return, product, amazon, returned, google
+8%
-92%
comment
" ...  I wish I could return it but it’s passed the return day.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE: I'm returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending back immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the first Google product I've ever returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Waiting for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  4/1/2020 Short version- I'm returning these.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning this.  ...  "
Firmware
 7
google, netgear
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Latest firmware update is causing problems for thousands of users including me. ... Everything worked great before the Firmware updates but I can't run a tech business on bad Internet!  ...  "
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" ...  Apparently, as evidenced by the many complaints on the Google support forum, this problem started to appear around March after a firmware upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  either I got a bad set, or there are some serious firmware/hardware issues with these things .  ...  "
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" ...  It is a firmware problem and this product is simply not ready for prime time.  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
return, one, shame, original, 2
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Way stronger than the original.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you to one of the reviewer who kindly share with us his experience.  ...  "
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" ...  (Shame on Amazon, but that is free enterprising).  ...  "
For Running
 5
weeks, setup
+100%
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" ...  Had mine setup and running in about a half hour.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked just like it is intended and was easy to get up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Very simple to get up and running in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  They walked me through it quickly and I was up and running in about 20-25 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably re-ran the set up about 4-5 times.  ...  "
Price
 5
money, price, many, cost
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Pricey but worth every bit .  ...  "
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" ...  I really thought that the advertised improvements would make the time and money investment worth it.  ...  "
Design
 5
looks, look, easy to install, design
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install, beautiful design.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh they look really nice too .  ...  "
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" ...  Elegant, compact design that fits in anywhere in the house  ...  "
Cables
 4
wire, tried, ethernet, different, connect
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Each unit had single connection for cat5 cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Or for that matter, ANY device that I wanted to connect directly to the internet via a cable?  ...  "
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" ...  I’d even recommend it above the Orbi if you can wire backhaul.  ...  "
Internet
 4
speed, fast
+100%
comment
" ...  fast, reliable internet is a necessity.  ...  "
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" ...  Internet speed is still blazing fast and loving this benefit. ... Internet speed has improved by 10 times.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for internet  ...  "
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" ...  The speed tests rated my wireless Internet speed almost as fast as my wired speed!  ...  "
Gaming
 3
playing, mb, games, game
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Now I can play COD with no lag.  ...  "
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" ...  But this product really is a game-changer!  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
music, google
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  No ability to act as a speaker.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
already, 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Installed via 3 short steps and it just worked.  ...  "
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" ...  I followed these steps.  ...  "
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" ...  After making an account (if you don't already have one), it will walk you through the steps, which are very simple and straightforward.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Pretty annoying tbh as the only workaround is to reset it, which is a pain in the you know where.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing constantly reboots over and over.  ...  "
Band
 3
devices, 2 4ghz band, 4ghz, 2
-100%
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" ...  - Not tri-band  ...  "
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" ...  All the workarounds to achieve a separate 2.4GHz band might as well be written in ancient Greek  ...  "

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