How many Wifi points do I need?
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)||Up to 2,200 sq ft||1 Google Wifi point||Up to 1,500 sq ft|
|Nest Wifi router + 1 point||Up to 3,800 sq ft||2 Google Wifi points||Up to 3,000 sq ft|
|Nest Wifi router + 2 points||Up to 5,400 sq ft||3 Google Wifi points||Up to 4,500 sq ft|
|Nest Wifi router + 3 points||Up to 7,000 sq ft||4 Google Wifi points||Up to 6,000 sq ft|
*Google Nest Wifi requires a Google Nest router and is compatible with both Google Nest Wifi points as well as Google Wifi points. The Nest Wifi router can cover up to 2200 square feet. Each Nest Wifi point can cover up to 1600 sq. ft.
As a general rule, 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.
Note: We recommend a maximum of 5 Wifi points in a single mesh set up.
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 influence Wi-Fi performance. With additional points, it’ll be easier to strategically place them in a way that avoids obstructions.
Neighborhood 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 point, the better your Wi-Fi performance will be.