​Perform a Google Fiber Self-Installation with Google Wifi

Here's how to set up and manage your Fiber network using a Google Wifi router

Once you've received your Self-Installation Kit, follow these instructions to connect your Google Wifi point(s) to your Fiber internet.

If you've already self-installed Fiber at your current address and you're moving to another location where Fiber is available, you can take your existing Fiber equipment to your new address and install it there.

Watch this Google Wifi self-installation video or follow the step-by-step instructions below to install service using the provided Self-Installation Kit.

¿Hablas español? Watch this Google Wifi self-installation video in Spanish to better help you with the self-installation process.

Step 1: Find the Fiber Jack

Our Installation Specialist has already installed a Fiber Jack on your wall. That's where the internet signal enters your home. In this step, you'll locate and power up the Fiber Jack.

  1. Usually, you'll locate the Fiber Jack installed on a wall in your living room. If it isn't there, you might find it in some out-of-the-way spot like a closet, behind a couch, or in the garage.
  2. Next, connect the Fiber Jack power adapter from the Fiber Jack to the adjacent wall outlet. Your Fiber Jack LED light will flash red until ready. When ready, your Fiber Jack LED light will turn blue. 

    Fiber Jack connect to power outlet with adapter

The light on the Fiber Jack is red for up to 15 minutes before turning blue. 

Step 2: Connect your first Google Wifi point to the Fiber Jack

  1. Take your Google Wifi point out of the box and flip it over.
  2. Connect the power adapter cord from your Google Wifi point to an outlet located closely to your Fiber Jack.
  3. Connect the ethernet cable from the green port on your Google Wifi point to the ethernet port on your Fiber Jack.
  4. When connected properly, your Google Wifi point will slowly pulse blue to indicate it’s powered on and ready for setup. Google Wifi points work best when placed in an open space like on a shelf or TV stand.

    Fiber Jack connected to Google Wifi point

Don’t see a Fiber Jack? Run the ethernet cable from the green port on your Google Wifi point to the top ethernet port on the wall plate. Use the Power over Ethernet instructions below to powercycle the Fiber Jack.

Troubleshooting tip: If the light on the Fiber Jack doesn't turn blue after 15 minutes, powercycle your Fiber Jack in one of the following ways based on the type of Fiber Jack you have.

To powercycle the Fiber Jack (Power over Ethernet):

  1. If an AC Adapter is connected, unplug the power source from the wall. 
    • If it's easier to unplug the power cable from the Fiber Jack itself, carefully remove the power cable from the unit. 
  2. Unplug the Ethernet cord from the device to which the Fiber Jack is connected (ex: Google Wifi), wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in.  
    • If it's easier to unplug the Ethernet cord from the Fiber Jack itself, carefully remove the Ethernet cord from the unit, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in.
  3. Reconnect the AC Adapter if it was disconnected.
  4. Wait three minutes for the Fiber Jack to fully reboot and reconnect to the network.

Step 3: Download the Google Wifi app

The Google Wifi companion app is required to set up your in-home wireless network and manage your devices. It is compatible with devices running Android 4 and up or iOS 9 and up.

  1. Download the Google Wifi app for free on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. If you’re searching the Apple App Store on an iPad, make sure “iPhone Only” is selected in the upper-left corner.
  2. Open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Fiber network.
  3. When prompted by the app to sign in to your account, sign in using the same Google username and password you used to sign up for Google Fiber.
  4. The app will then locate and connect to your Google Wifi point. If your device takes longer than 5 minutes to find Google Wifi, try restarting the setup process from the beginning. 
  5. When prompted by the app, point your phone at the QR code and follow the on-screen instructions.

The app will ask you to personalize your Wi-Fi network name and password and walk you through the remaining additional steps.

Step 4: Place additional Google Wifi points (Optional)

If you’ve received multiple Google Wifi points, you can start placing them around your home after the first one is connected. We recommend placing additional Google Wifi points no more than two rooms apart from each other.

If possible, place each Google Wifi point in an open space that’s off the ground, like on a shelf or TV stand.

Additional Google Wifi points only need to be connected to a power outlet and not your Fiber Jack.

Your Google Wifi will automatically update its software, which may take up to 10 minutes. Afterwards, your Google Wifi point(s) will restart. When the central ring emits a steady white light, your network is ready for use. Open your Google Wifi app to share your Wi-Fi password, see what devices are connected, and set up parental controls. 

Common issues during self-installation

  • What should I do if my Internet speed is slow or is interrupted? If after you've created your Wi-Fi network and are having issues with slow speeds or connection, you can split your network bands which allows you to connect to different frequencies and reduce interference with other devices while improving your connection.
     
  • What if I can't locate my Fiber Jack? The Fiber Jack is normally in the living room on the same wall near where your TV is located. In homes where your Fiber Jack is installed someplace other than your main living space, it may be in a closet or media panel, behind a couch, in the garage, or in another out-of-the-way place.
     
  • What if my Fiber Jack is damaged? Do not try to open, modify or repair your Fiber Jack. This could cause electric shock or injury to you. Any modification not expressly approved by Google Fiber voids your authority to operate the equipment and will void your device warranty.
     
  • What do the blinking lights on my Google Fiber devices mean? The LEDs on the front of the Google Fiber equipment indicate its status. If you're having trouble with your equipment, you can use the detailed information to diagnose the issue based on how the LEDs look.
If you're still having trouble with your network, you can use our Internet troubleshooter or contact Google Fiber customer support to help resolve your issue. 

Manage your devices on the Google Wifi app

Edit your network settings 

Google Wifi is a new type of home Wi-Fi system that provides seamless coverage throughout your home. Google Wifi uses multiple Wifi points in different rooms for fast Wi-Fi in every corner of your home.

On top of great coverage, your home utilizes our Network Assist feature. Network Assist actively manages and optimizes your Wi-Fi network behind the scenes so you don’t have to. However, you can still edit numerous Wi-Fi network settings, such as WAN settings, how to factory reset, device names, Wifi points, email notifications, and much more.

For complete information on managing your Wi-Fi network settings, refer to Google Wifi Help.

Change your Wi-Fi network name or password

You can give your Wi-Fi network a name that is different from the setup name found on the bottom of your Wifi point. Network names must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Between 1 and 31 characters
  • No accidental or intentional spaces at the beginning or end

You can also customize your Wi-Fi network password. Passwords must conform to the following guidelines:

  • A combination of letters and numbers
  • Between 8 and 63 characters
  • No accidental or intentional spaces at the beginning or end
  • No special characters

The Google Wifi App Settings tab provides all the functionality you’ll need. Refer to Google Wifi Help Change Wi-Fi network name for the simple instructions.

Google Wifi device warranty and safety

For information on Google Wifi return policy, warranty and safety guide, visit the Google Wifi Help Center.
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