Start using Google WiFi
It's easy to get started using Google WiFi. Here's what you'll need to access GoogleWiFi:
- A wireless enabled computer or other device - Most laptop computers have built-in wireless capability. If your computer doesn't have this feature built in, you can purchase a wireless network card.
- A web browser on the computer or device you wish to use - Your computer likely already has a web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox installed. You'll need a browser to sign in to Google WiFi, which means you won't be able to access the network on a phone or other device that doesn't include a browser.
- A Google account - You'll need a Google account to sign in to Google WiFi. A Gmail address is part of a Google account and will allow you to access the service. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one for free.
- A WiFi modem - Using a modem is optional, but it can help you transmit a stronger signal if you plan to access the network indoors.
When you have everything you need, follow these steps to connect:
Connect to the network using the help article for your system:
All traffic transmitted between our Google WiFi nodes and the Internet is encrypted. However, traffic from a mobile device to the Google WiFi node is not encrypted.
When you are connected to Google WiFi, open your web browser.
The Google WiFi login page appears.
Sign in to your Google account.
If you do not have a Google account, the sign in page gives you the opportunity to create one and then sign in.
Now you are connected to the Internet.