Google’s New Mesh Router Has Wi-Fi 6E and Matter Support
Google’s lineup of Nest Wifi routers (previously Google Wifi) has remained popular for years, thanks to its mesh network abilities and easy management. Now there’s an upgraded model with more features available.
The current Nest Wifi is a decent mesh router, but it has increasingly fallen behind the competition — it only supports Wi-Fi 5, while Eero and others have sold mesh routers with Wi-Fi 6, and models with the even-newer Wi-Fi 6E standard have been available for months. Google’s answer is the new “Nest Wifi Pro,” which will compete more directly with products like the Eero Pro 6E.
The Nest Wifi Pro works much like earlier Nest Wifi routers, with the ability to create a mesh network that covers a larger area using several nodes. You can also just buy one unit if you live in a smaller home. You have to use the Google Home app to set it up and change settings later, which has been a point of contention in the past, but Google is hoping recent updates to the Home app will make that less frustrating.
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