As you may have seen in our announcement earlier this month, Google Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E) is now available for purchase on the Google Store. We’re excited to bring Wi-Fi 6E to your homes starting at $199.99. We know that with new technology comes new changes, so we highlighted some things you should know:
Why Wi-Fi 6E?
Nest Wifi Pro is built with Wi-Fi 6E, a new Wi-Fi standard that has several benefits over previous generations of Wi-Fi. Key benefits of Wi-Fi 6E include:
A new 6 GHz wireless radio to allow more data to flow through your router and deliver faster device speeds, up to 5.4 Gbps (4.2 Gbps outside of US) combined.
Wider 6 GHz channels with far lower radio interference to ensure a more responsive and faster connectivity experience for Wi-Fi 6E devices.
Upgraded performance for your entire network regardless of whether you have 6 GHz-capable client devices or not. With the Nest Wifi Pro’s mesh network running on 6 GHz, every device in your network will benefit from the faster, more robust infrastructure.
Nest Wifi Pro not only works with products you have today, it also has the tech to make the most out of the next generation of phones, laptops, and more.
Take advantage of control at your fingertips
Nest Wifi Pro is easy to set up and manage through the Google Home app. With network controls, you can manage your home's network right from your smartphone, create a guest network, and share the network password right from the app. The parental and device controls allow you to control online time for the kids, block explicit content, and prioritize which devices should get the fastest speeds.
A system that self-monitors, diagnoses, and can even fix itself
Wi-Fi issues can be frustrating, and most people want a Wi-Fi experience that’s “set it and forget it.” Nest Wifi Pro proactively scans for and diagnoses issues, and can even fix common network problems on its own, so you don’t have to. For example, it lets you know if a simple fix, like replacing a bad Ethernet cable, can improve your network’s performance by sending a notification from the Google Home app or through your Google Home Feed.
Keep in mind: New Tech Needs New Hardware
Nest Wifi Pro takes a big step forward in terms of wireless technology compared to earlier generations of Nest Wifi or Google Wifi mesh systems. While offering direct-to-client 6 GHz connections, Nest Wifi Pro also uses the 6 GHz band to form its mesh network. However, earlier generation Nest and Google Wifi products use the 5 GHz band for mesh connections. This means that Nest Wifi Pro can't be combined with earlier versions of Nest Wifi or Google Wifi routers or points in a single mesh network. You can learn more about this on our Help Center.
Check out the promotion for existing Nest Wifi owners
If you’re an existing Nest Wifi owner, we understand that you may want to upgrade to the latest. Good news: we’re offering a 30% discount to existing Nest Wifi owners for the first 90 days after our 10/27/22 Nest Wifi Pro launch.* If you subscribe to our emails, please check your email associated with your Google account for your personal discount code. All customers will also receive a reminder in the Google Home app.
Other helpful links
We understand you may have more questions once you install your Nest Wifi Pro, so here are a few links we think will be most helpful to you:
Learn how Nest Wifi and Google Wifi 2.4, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands work
Still have questions or just want to talk about the exciting new Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E)? Join in on the conversation in the community’s Wifi forum, check out the Help Center, or let us know what you think in the comments below.
The Google Nest team
*Promotion available for US, UK, DE, FR & CA only.