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How many Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Wifi, or Google Wifi routers or points do I need?

The number of Google Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Wifi, or Google Wifi routers or points needed depends on your individual situation. To cover your whole home with Wi-Fi, here are some things to consider:

Home size

The bigger your house, the more add-on points you'll need to cover it.

Here’s an estimate of how much Wi-Fi coverage you’ll get with a Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Wifi, or Google Wifi system:

Nest Wifi Pro coverage

Nest Wifi Pro (United States)
Devices Coverage
One Nest Wifi Pro router Up to 2,200 sq ft
2 Nest Wifi Pro routers Up to 4,400 sq ft
3 Nest Wifi Pro routers Up to 6,600 sq ft
4 Nest Wifi Pro routers Up to 8,800 sq ft

Nest Wifi coverage

Devices Coverage
Nest Wifi router (standalone) Up to 2,200 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + one point Up to 3,800 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + 2 points Up to 5,400 sq ft
Nest Wifi router + 3 points Up to 7,000 sq ft

Google Wifi coverage

Devices Coverage
One Google Wifi point Up to 1,500 sq ft
2 Google Wifi points Up to 3,000 sq ft
3 Google Wifi points Up to 4,500 sq ft
4 Google Wifi points Up to 6,000 sq ft

Important: Nest Wifi requires a Nest Wifi router and can be combined with both Nest Wifi points as well as Google Wifi points to provide coverage. Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E) can't be combined with Nest Wifi or Google Wifi (Wi-Fi 5) in a mesh network.

As a general rule, points work best when they’re about 2 to 3 rooms apart. As an example, if the far end of your house has weak Wi-Fi, don’t put a Wifi point in that exact spot. Instead, put it halfway in that direction. Try to place it in an elevated position, like on a shelf.

Home construction

Points work best when they can see each other with a clear line of sight. Barriers like heavy furniture and walls made of thick concrete or brick can affect Wi-Fi performance. With additional points, it'll be easier to strategically place them in a way that avoids obstructions. If you have a house that spans more than one floor, we recommend adding an additional Wi-Fi point to create a strong mesh throughout the home. As an example, if you have a 2-story house that's 2,200 sq ft, we recommend 2 mesh points: one for the first (ground) floor, and one for the floor above (or below, in case of a basement).

Neighborhood Wi-Fi congestion

Crowded Wi-Fi areas like apartment buildings can result in busy Wi-Fi channels and reduced Wi-Fi performance. In these environments, the closer you are to a point, the better your Wi-Fi performance will be. Consider placing your mesh points a bit closer to each other in such scenarios (one to 2 rooms away).

Maximum number of Wifi routers or points

We recommend a maximum of 5 Wifi devices in a single network. Adding more might be detrimental to Wi-Fi performance. 

The Google Home app supports only one Wi-Fi network per home, but you can create up to 5 homes with a single Wi-Fi network in each. However, using multiple Wi-Fi networks at the same location can cause interference if their coverage overlaps.

Nest Wifi and Google Wifi are designed for personal home use and not intended to be used for sharing networks across multiple dwellings. Using Nest Wifi or Google Wifi in this manner can result in slower Wi-Fi speeds and unreliable connections.

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