Okay, around 3 hours later I have it up and running. These things may help someone else or they are simply things that worked for me or were just a lucky step along the way. I was using an iPhone with the latest iOS. These are things I did after multiple attempts with the setup did not work.
- Prior to running through the setup again I powered up each WiFi hot spot individually and joined the WiFi network with my phone. The SSID and PW are on the bottom of the unit. I did not do anything once connected but it became a known network to my iPhone.
- During setup I typed in the Code rather than use the scanning feature. Not sure why but the scanning never worked even when it said that it god the code.
- When adding another unit, I have the 3 pack, I set it up no more then 10 feet from the base unit. I did the setup and then moved to the location I needed it to be at. The test shows that the signal is excellent but during setup I was constantly informed that it was too far away.
- The app would consistently say that everything (WiFi units) was offline. However, upon inspection everything was up and running. Following the app was problematic.
- Multiple times I received a message that said something like "units cannot register" Retry or Feedback. I waited a minute hit Retry and it always went through.
- I tried multiple times setting up a Guest network and it never would work, I simply received an error message. I power cycled the main WiFi unit and the Guest network setup went through. I am not sure if there is a correlation but I tried 5 times with no luck and once after the power cycle.
- Have your phone charged up, I used up most of a complete charge.
I am replacing a Synology router, I can get around 220mps through it on the wired side and around 180mps with the Google WiFi on the wired network. It is a performance hit that at this time will not affect from me a practical standpoint but it is worth noting.
I initially thought the type C connector for power was slick. However, it does fall out when moving the unit. An RJ11 jack may be nicer, or some low current locking connector with orientation.