Test mesh connection

The mesh test measures the connection between your router or primary Wifi point (the one connected to your modem) and any additional points. The stronger that connection is, the better your Wi-Fi will be throughout your house.

Note: This test is only available if you have multiple Wifi devices.

Run a mesh test with the Google Home app

To run a mesh test:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wifi  and then Wifi points and then Test mesh.

Run a mesh test with the Google Wifi app

To run a mesh test:

  1. Open the Google Wifi app.
  2. Tap Settings and actions tab  and then Network check.
  3. On the network check screen, tap Test mesh.
  4. The results will show the connections of all your Wifi points. If one or more has a weak connection, the app will tell you. To check these results, tap the three dots in the top-right corner and select Details
  5. Tap Redo to test your mesh connection again. If you’re finished, tap Done.

What the results mean

Once your mesh test is concluded, one of these three ratings will appear: “Great,” “OK,” or “Weak.” Here’s what those ratings mean:

Rating Speed
Great More than 100 Mbps
OK Between 50 and 100 Mbps
Weak Less than 50 Mbps

 

Note: Overall performance also depends on internet speed provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

How to improve a weak mesh connection

If your point has a weak mesh connection, try to move it closer to your router or primary Wifi point (the one connected to your modem). Points work best when they’re no more than two rooms apart. Also, make sure there aren’t any objects like thick walls or furniture that block your Wifi points.

Sometimes you need to move a different point that’s not “weak” in order to improve the weak Wifi point’s performance.

Learn where to place your Wifi points

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