What Is Google Wifi?
Google Wifi is Google's hardware addition to the mesh WiFi world. The system's hockey puck-shaped devices are exceptionally priced, well-reviewed, and (according to those Google Wifi reviews) easy to set up and manage through the mobile app.
From a cost perspective, Google Wifi is on the affordable end of the mesh network price spectrum. At press time, the price of Google Wifi was $99 for one unit or $259 for a 3-pack.
What Does the Google Wifi System Include?
Google only sells a single piece of hardware, and each of these Wifi points includes two Ethernet ports — one for your cable modem, and the other for a wired device or Ethernet network.
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One major downside: It's a Google product, so you need a Google account to set it up — and if you delete your Google account, your WiFi network will require a factory reset.
What about privacy concerns? Google claims its system doesn't actually track the traffic on your network, only reporting anonymized performance analytics. Still, that makes some people uncomfortable.