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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 devices needed to provide coverage for your home depends on your individual situation. Things like your home size, home construction, and Wi-Fi congestion in your neighborhood can all affect your device's coverage.

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) 1-2 bedroom homes
Nest Wifi router + one point 2-3 bedroom homes
Nest Wifi router + 2 points 3+ bedroom homes
Additional Nest Wifi routers or points Each additional router or point provides coverage for an additional 1-2 rooms.

Google Wifi coverage

Devices Coverage
One Google Wifi point 1-2 bedroom homes
2 Google Wifi points 2-3 bedroom homes
3 Google Wifi points 3+ bedroom homes
4 Google Wifi points Each additional point provides coverage for an additional 1-2 rooms.

Important: The Nest Wifi router can be combined with more Nest Wifi routers as well as with Nest Wifi and Google Wifi points to provide coverage. However, you can't make a Nest Wifi network using only Nest Wifi points. Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E) can't be combined with Nest Wifi routers or points or Google Wifi points (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.

Things to consider when planning to cover your whole home with Wi-Fi

Home size

The bigger your house, the more mesh points you'll need to cover it.
Home construction

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 (1-2 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 primary Wi-Fi network per home, but you can create up to 5 homes with a single Wi-Fi network in each. Additionally, each Wi-Fi network per home can have a single guest network. However, using multiple Wi-Fi networks at the same location can cause interference if their coverage overlaps.

Wi-Fi systems from Google Nest including Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Wifi, and Google Wifi are designed for personal home use and aren't intended to be used for sharing networks across multiple dwellings. Using Wifi devices in this manner can cause slower Wi-Fi speeds and unreliable connections.

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