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Google Mesh Home WiFi System (Set of 3) - $259.99 at Amazon with Free Shipping

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Google Mesh Home WiFi System (Set of 3) - $259.99 at Amazon with Free Shipping [amazon.com]

Amazon's had it for as low as $249.99 and Rakuten had a Black Friday deal at $243.99 with extra points.

This isn't the best price ever, but it's the best price since Black Friday for those of us (like myself) who really want a setup and missed the better deals. If you're not willing to wait for a better price drop, this is an alright deal at $40 off the $299.00 MSRP.

Alternatively, Best Buy also has the Google Mesh Home Wi-Fi 3-pack for $259.99. [bestbuy.com]


Product Features:
  • AC1200 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • Expandable mesh Wi-Fi.
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports per point
  • WAN and LAN on primary Wifi point.
  • Both act as LAN ports on additional Wifi points.
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wifi (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

To be honest, even I'm waiting a few hours to pull the trigger, but my network's a mess and I really need to test a mesh system at some point...
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Why this vs 2-3 ubiquiti AP lite? Price would be lower for ubiquiti (at current sale) and most people likely have a cheap router to use with ubiquiti.
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Why this vs 2-3 ubiquiti AP lite? Price would be lower for ubiquiti (at current sale) and most people likely have a cheap router to use with ubiquiti.
I've been very curious about the Ubiquiti, but haven't met anyone who's tried it. Have you? I'd definitely like to hear how it compares.

I have several colleagues who have had great experiences with the Google Home WiFi which is why I've been keeping my eye on it, but I have no allegiance to any specific brand or model of these mesh systems.

I just want one where my network doesn't poop out everywhere. Sigh.
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I love my google wifi. The only internet issues i have now is when my POS modem craps out. But signal strength is perfect.
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Why this vs 2-3 ubiquiti AP lite? Price would be lower for ubiquiti (at current sale) and most people likely have a cheap router to use with ubiquiti.
Can does the Ubiquiti Lite work with other routers? They don't need to be tied to a Ubiquiti base unit? Can they connect via wireless, or must they all be wired?
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I've been very curious about the Ubiquiti, but haven't met anyone who's tried it. Have you? I'd definitely like to hear how it compares.

I have several colleagues who have had great experiences with the Google Home WiFi which is why I've been keeping my eye on it, but I have no allegiance to any specific brand or model of these mesh systems.

I just want one where my network doesn't poop out everywhere. Sigh.
I've also used Google WiFi at two different houses and the Netgear Orbi at the office. Both are great with the main difference in functionality being how much control you have over the system - access control, DMZ, port forwarding, etc. Google has less.
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nice one.....thanks op
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Why this vs 2-3 ubiquiti AP lite? Price would be lower for ubiquiti (at current sale) and most people likely have a cheap router to use with ubiquiti.
I've been looking at Plume, as well.
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I've also used Google WiFi at two different houses and the Netgear Orbi at the office. Both are great with the main difference in functionality being how much control you have over the system - access control, DMZ, port forwarding, etc. Google has less.

THANKS! Applause

I have a lot of tech (mostly security cameras) which utilize port forwarding. That makes the Orbi the better choice.

I also do a lot of backend network adjustments to my network (it runs my businesses) so limited options could affect future functionality, too.

Thanks so much for the feedback! Smilie
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Quick update: I went ahead and picked up a Google WiFi 3-pack (hey, I can always return it if it sucks), and, so far, it's downright fantastic!

Since its initial release, Google has added new (but obvious) features such as port forwarding and static IPs.

In addition, it's standard router fare when it comes to how it pulls its WAN IP. In other words, I picked it up to run my wireless network and ONLY my wireless network so I have an enterprise-level router in front of it.

The enterprise-router handles the wired network and anything complicated. I've also configured it so that Google can't see the traffic data happening on the wired network (which is where my businesses handles all of its work).

In the meantime, all of the wireless devices are getting the strongest signal and most bandwidth I've ever seen on wireless. Plus, the app setup is actually incredibly well-designed - some of the best interfaces I've seen for port forwarding and static IP setup on any router.

Anyway, if you're not super-picky and don't need enterprise-level solutions with Google WiFi as your only router, I recommend it.

If you do want enterprise-level, keep (or buy) a quality enterprise router and let Google WiFi manage your wireless network.

Of course, if it craps all over itself, I'll be back to let you all know about that, too. Wink
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nice deal thank op....
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am i missing something .. both amazon and best buy show as $279
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Looks like Tenda Nova MW6 for $100 is much better deal.
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I dont even see Tenda Nova MW6 for $100 ? where is it ? Really looking to get a Mesh wifi
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am i missing something .. both amazon and best buy show as $279
Yeah, what you're missing is that this was posted 7 days ago. Prices must have changed since then and nobody has marked it expired.
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