I've been having trouble with an unstable wifi network causing intermittent internet connection. So i moved from a nighthawk router to google wifi today with the hope that the mesh system would help. set up was a breeze, but i appear to still have a dead zone in my living room where I located one of the points. I thought the mesh set up would help, but not sure it is. When i run a speed test to my phone in my living room, i get ~5-40 mbps instead of >100 mbps in other areas of my house. any ideas? thank you!
Placement of the points are important and might affect performance greatly:
Also, if you can use a ethernet cable between the Google Nest wifi pucks (Nest Wifi router and 1st gen Google Wifi with ethernet ports only), it will also boost performance and stability. Known as "wired backhaul". It can also go throug power cord ("HomePlug") or coax ("MoCA"). More info:
Sweet. 🙂 One more pro-tip, though a bit pricey, is to just get "Nest Wifi router" units, as they are faster and have better range. AC2200 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna, vs AC1200 2x2 MU-MIMO antenna on both Nest Wifi points and 1st gen (and revamped) Google Wifi. More info on that too:
I run 2x Nest Wifi router with wireless backhaul. 🙂 Get about 600mbps on my laptop connected by wire to my 2nd puck.