How many Wifi points do I need?
It really depends. Since Wi-Fi relies on so many variables, there’s no simple formula. But here are some things to consider, which will help you make an informed decision:
The bigger your house, the greater your Wi-Fi coverage needs to be. And better coverage means more Google Wifi points.
Here’s an estimate of how many Wi-Fi points you might need for your home size.
|Number of Wifi points||Home size|
|1||Up to 85 sq. metres|
|2||85 - 170 sq. metres|
|3+||More than 170 sq. metres|
As a general rule, Wifi points work best when they’re no more than 2 rooms away from each other. For 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 partway in that direction. Try to place it in an elevated position like on a shelf.
Google Wifi points work best when they can see each other with a clear line of sight. Barriers such as heavy furniture and walls made of thick concrete or brick can influence Wi-Fi performance. With additional Wifi points, it’ll be easier to strategically place them in a way that avoids obstructions.
Neighbourhood Wi-Fi congestion
Crowded Wi-Fi areas like apartment buildings can result in crowded Wi-Fi channels and reduced Wi-Fi performance. In these environments, the closer you are to a Wifi point, the better your Wi-Fi performance will be.
Take all of these into consideration when thinking about additional Wifi points. Some might not need more than one, while others may need more for reliable Wi-Fi.