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# of Points Needed

mizzouridad06
Community Member

So I am really struggling with how many points to get with the router. Not including our basement, we have 3200 sq feet in a square 2 story home.  However, the workout room with workout gear and a tv to stream workouts is in the basement.  The far corners in the upstairs bedrooms and the basement are atrocious for wifi coverage standard.  

The issue is the access point gateway is at the front of the house - in an office about 10 feet from the front door - so it's not in the center of the house.  The specs say I need a router and 2 points.  

But for good coverage to the far points of the house, does it make sense to put the router next to the gateway in the office, put one point in the middle of the main floor, then one point each in the middle of each of the upstairs and basement?  

 

Which would indicate I need to get a 3rd point?  Or do I have it configured all wrong?  

 

Thanks for any help that can be provided.  

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

See my reply to a similar question here, lot of info for you to check out. 🙂


I don't work for Google.

I truly appreciate you responding and directing to maybe other sources, but this isn't at all a similar question.  I am using a Nest Router.  And I have read the standard boilerplate 'where to place'.  

I truly am hoping for some real world answers from people with multiple floors and a set up at the front (or back...basically one side) of their house and see if one point (including the router) per floor works or if a 3rd extra point for four total is necessary.  

While your links are overall helpful to what that poster was asking, they don't really address the information I am needing.  I do appreciate the read and the attempt.  

 

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Other than Nest Wifi routers having better wireless range and speed, and more powerfull hardware, Nest Wifi and Google Wifi is very much the same when planning your network.

It's easy to add points later. Just start with a number you think will work, if it's not enough buy more. Nest Wifi router have better range that you might think, so start with fewer rather than more. Avoid Nest Wifi add-on points, so you have the ability for wired backhaul and/ or output LAN ports.


I don't work for Google.

Good points (no pun intended) on the router vs points discussion - thanks for the follow up.  

 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@olavrb, thanks for the help!

 

@mizzouridad06, how's it going with your Google WiFi? Still need our help?

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi mizzouridad06,

 

It's me again, I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know if you do. 

 

Thanks,

Edward

 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi mizzouridad06,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you saw our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Thanks,

Edward