The bigger your house, the more points you'll need to have whole-home Wi-Fi coverage.
Here’s an estimate of how much Wi-Fi coverage you’ll get with a Google Nest Wifi or Google Wifi system:
|Google Nest Wifi*||Google Wifi**|
|Nest Wifi router (standalone)||1-2 bedroom homes||One Google Wifi point||Up to 85 sq. metres|
|Nest Wifi router + one point||2-3 bedroom homes||Two Google Wifi points||85 - 170 sq. metres|
|Nest Wifi router + two points||3+ bedroom homes||Three Google Wifi points||More than 170 sq. metres|
*Nest Wifi requires a Nest Wifi router and is compatible with both Nest Wifi points as well as Google Wifi points. The Nest Wifi router can cover a 1-2 bedroom home. Each Nest Wifi point can cover an additional 1-2 rooms.
**The above recommendation for number of Wifi points is just a guide; home materials and layout can affect how Wi-Fi signal travels. Homes with thicker walls or long, narrow layouts may need extra Wifi points for full coverage. Strength and speed of signal will depend on your Internet provider.
As a general rule, points work best when they’re no more than two 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.
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 points, it will be easier to strategically place them in a way that avoids obstructions.
Neighbourhood Wi-Fi congestion
Crowded Wi-Fi areas such as apartment buildings can result in crowded 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.
Maximum number of points
We recommend a maximum of five Wifi points in a single network. Adding more may 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.
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.