Is the Google Nest Wifi Router - AC2200 any better at extending signal strength through steel-framed walls (and studs) than the legacy (original) Google WiFi System?
We live in a 4,000-square foot steel-framed home and have continuously experienced subpar performance with 4, 5, and up to 9 WiFi access points (we have incrementally added additional access points to ensure MINIMUM coverage throughout our two-story home).
At least once or twice a day, at least one of the access points goes offline, severely impacting the entire system.
We are considering an upgrade to the Google Nest Wifi Router - AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi to improve/upgrade the stability of our network...
However, I am concerned that we will likely have similar issues with the new system...
I think wired backhaul is what could help you most.
This can go through coax (MoCA) or power cords (HomePlug) if that makes it easier.
Yes, Nest Wifi router has faster Wi-Fi with greater range, but I don't think it would make much of a difference in an environment like that. Specs to compare:
More pucks is not neccessarily better, especially if using wireless backhaul (overhead increases with each new puck added to the network). In fact, 5 is the max number of pucks recommended. But using wired backhaul you'd get much better performance, and some more pucks if neccessary should be ok.