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Adding a point to existing Google Wifi - advice needed

tsinkoy
Community Member

Hi!

I currently have a Google Wifi point connected to my router.  The Google Wifi point was a present from my brother in Singapore.  I live in Denmark.  Now, I want to add another point as there are deadspots on the other end of my apartment from where the current Google Wifi is. 

What can I use as an extender? Can I buy another Google Wifi point or another Google Nest Wifi?

I use the Google Home app for controlling the current point. 

Thanks!

 

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MichaelP
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Hello @tsinkoy 

You may be able to buy another Google WiFi unit or a Nest WiFi Point. However, the fact that your current Google WiFi was originally manufactured for use in Singapore means it may not allow an EU Google WiFi or Nest WiFi Point to be added as a secondary. If you buy an EU Google WiFi or Nest WiFi Point, keep the receipt and original packaging so you can return it if it complains about a country or region mismatch during setup.

All of that said, the usual advice applies for placement of primary and secondary units: the primary should be as close to the center of the home as possible with secondary units one or two rooms away from the primary where they will provide coverage to more distant WiFi clients. If you add a secondary and place it right in the middle of an area that can't get solid coverage now, it won't help (and might even hurt for somewhat esoteric reasons). Place it closer to the primary instead.

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Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, tsinkoy.
I just wanted to check in real fast to see you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.

Thanks.

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MichaelP
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Hello @tsinkoy 

You may be able to buy another Google WiFi unit or a Nest WiFi Point. However, the fact that your current Google WiFi was originally manufactured for use in Singapore means it may not allow an EU Google WiFi or Nest WiFi Point to be added as a secondary. If you buy an EU Google WiFi or Nest WiFi Point, keep the receipt and original packaging so you can return it if it complains about a country or region mismatch during setup.

All of that said, the usual advice applies for placement of primary and secondary units: the primary should be as close to the center of the home as possible with secondary units one or two rooms away from the primary where they will provide coverage to more distant WiFi clients. If you add a secondary and place it right in the middle of an area that can't get solid coverage now, it won't help (and might even hurt for somewhat esoteric reasons). Place it closer to the primary instead.

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tsinkoy
Community Member

Thanks! 

Yeah, I read about the incompatibility of units coming from different regions.  I am hoping that will not be the case. 

As for the location, I cannot move the location of the primary unit and router.  I will try and see if my set up works! 

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, tsinkoy.
I just wanted to check in real fast to see you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.

Thanks.

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Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, everyone.
As we haven't had any activity here recently I'm going to go ahead and close the thread. If you have more to add, feel free to start a new discussion.
Thanks