Configure advanced Wi-Fi settings

The Wi-Fi page enables you to control advanced settings for your Wi-Fi network.


To configure advanced Wi-Fi settings:

  1. Sign into myFiber using the email and password you use for your Google Fiber account.

  2. Click Network at the top-left corner (If you don’t see it, click the navigation menu  to display the selection).

  3. Click Edit Network SettingsChange advance Wi-Fi settings in Google Fiber account

  4. Click Edit next to Advanced network edit next to advanced network settingsThis will display your Wi-Fi wi-fi to display wi-fi settings

5 GHz Wi-Fi SSID
If you have a Mini Network Box, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi SSID option is unavailable, because the Mini Network Box has only a 2.4 GHz radio channel.
By default, your Wi-Fi network uses the network name you specify when you configure your Wi-Fi network for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. When wireless devices try to connect to Wi-Fi, they'll see only that one SSID.

If desired, you can assign a different network name (SSID) to the 5 GHz radio, so users can decide which frequency they want to use when connecting to your Wi-Fi network.

Before choosing advanced Wi-Fi options, you might want to compare wireless frequencies to see how they affect your wireless network.

To assign a different SSID to the 5 GHz radio:

  1. Click the toggle next to Use separate 5 GHz Wi-Fi SSID, and enter a new network name for that frequency.

    Assign a Wi-Fi frequency to a different network name SSID.

    The SSID is case-sensitive and must be 1 to 32 characters long.

  2. Click Save. The new setting takes effect immediately. Now you can connect your devices to the new network.

If you're having trouble finding or connecting to the newly created 5 GHz network, powercycle your Network Box. If powercycling doesn't work, factory reset your device.

If you assign a different SSID to the 5 GHz radio:

  • The password for the 5 GHz network is the same as the existing password for the 2.4 GHz network. You can't create different passwords for the two networks; if you change the password, it changes for both.

  • When wireless devices are connected at 5 GHz, those devices disconnect when you click Save after changing the SSID; however, 2.4 GHz connections are unaffected.

  • The network name you specified when you configured your Wi-Fi network appears for the 2.4 GHz radio only.

  • If you enable SSID broadcasting, wireless devices see both networks when they attempt to connect. The broadcast setting applies to both, whether you have one or two SSIDs.

Broadcast Wi-Fi network name

broadcast wi-fi network name setting
Broadcasting the SSID (network name) causes the name of your network to appear in the list of available networks when a nearby wireless device is looking for a Wi-Fi connection. Network name broadcasting is enabled by default; however, you can disable SSID broadcasting on the Wi-Fi tab, if desired.

To enable or disable SSID broadcasting:

  1. Next to Broadcast Wi-Fi network name, click the toggle to change it from OFF to ON or vice versa.

  2. Click Save.

Legacy mode (WPA/WPA2)

legacy mode setting

Google Fiber uses WPA2 encryption as the default for the Network Box. If you have an older Wi-Fi client that requires WPA, you can use the legacy mode setting to support both WPA and WPA2 compatible devices.

Legacy mode is only available for GFRG200 and GFRG210.

To add legacy mode:

  1. Next to Legacy mode, click the toggle to change it from OFF to ON.
  2. Click Save 


All Wi-Fi network equipment, including client devices and routers, communicate over specific channels. Similar to channels on a traditional TV, each Wi-Fi channel is designated by a number that represents a specific radio communication frequency.

By default, the Network Box or router automatically set and adjust their channels as part of their communication protocol. Most of the time, you don't need to worry about these settings; however, you might want to change your Wi-Fi channel in certain situations, particularly if your Wi-Fi network seems slower than usual.

The Channels setting allows you to select the channel of your choice for each frequency on your network or to allow the Network Box to adjust the channel automatically.

You can use one of the many Wi-Fi analysis apps available that indicate which channels nearby have the strongest signal.

If you select a specific channel, your Google Fiber devices will always use that channel. This means that if the radio frequency interference (RFI) in your environment changes over time, you could end up on a sub-optimal channel. This is why Google Fiber recommends that you keep the Automatic setting.

Channels are only available for GFRG200, GFRG210, GFMN100, GFRG100, and GFRG110. 

To set the channel manually:

  1. Next to Channels, select the channel you want for each frequency (or for the desired frequency) from the drop-down lists.

  2. Click Save

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