Last year, Google pushed Wi-Fi networks to the limit with the excellent Nest Wifi system ̵1; a collection of routers that work as smart Google Assistant speakers. But the company is taking a step back and releasing Google Wifi, a cost-effective networking system without all the bells and whistles.
Google Wifi was announced in 2016 and had popularity until 2019, when it was phased out to make room for Nest Wifi. But some customers do not want their routers to act as smart speakers, especially when the entry price starts at $ 270. Releasing the basic Google Wifi system to $ 99 per device or $ 199 for a three-pack only makes sense.
The reissued Google Wifi router looks identical to its 2016 counterparts, although it now has an engraved Google logo instead of a printed logo. As before, Google Wifi is a simultaneous dual-band (2.4 GHz / 5 Ghz) system with network optimization, WPA3 encryption, Gigabit Ethernet ports and controls integrated into the Google Home app.
The $ 200 Google Wifi Triple Pack is $ 100 cheaper than 2016. Google says a Google Wifi module covers up to 1,500 square feet, while a full three-pack increases that range to 4,500 square feet. You can order Google Wifi now on Google’s website or compare it to Nest Wifi with built-in assistant.