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Google Nest Wifi Point

Dual-band mesh add-on Wi-Fi® module with speaker and Google Assistant (Sand)

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Add 1,600 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage to your existing Google Nest mesh network.

Add 1,600 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage to your existing Google Nest mesh network.

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About the Google Nest Wifi Point

Expand your Google Nest Wi-Fi system

Maybe you started out with one Google Nest Wifi router, and that was plenty. Then you moved to a multi-level townhome or a larger house with more rooms, and you're discovering some dead zones in your wireless coverage. Each Wi-Fi Point you add to the system adds 1,600 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage. And it's seamless — the whole system uses a single network name, so you don't have to disconnect from one router and connect to the next as you move around the house with your devices.

Expand your Google Nest Wi-Fi system

Maybe you started out with one Google Nest Wifi router, and that was plenty. Then you moved to a multi-level townhome or a larger house with more rooms, and you're discovering some dead zones in your wireless coverage. Each Wi-Fi Point you add to the system adds 1,600 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage. And it's seamless — the whole system uses a single network name, so you don't have to disconnect from one router and connect to the next as you move around the house with your devices.

If you started your mesh network a while back with a Google Wi-Fi router, no problem, the Nest Wifi Point is compatible with the earlier technology, too. And you can add more modules at any time to expand your network into corners where signal gets weak.

Built-in speaker and voice control

The Wifi Point's sleek-looking module includes a 360-degree speaker with built-in voice control via Google Assistant. Just say "Hey Google" and ask the device to play music, control any connected smart home devices, or give you a network status update. You can also stream music to the speaker via Bluetooth® from a wide range of compatible devices.

Maximum performance

Your Google Nest mesh network is loaded with features that help you maximize performance. MU-MIMO enables simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices, beamforming directs Wi-Fi where it's needed most, and band steering directs your devices to channels with the best performance. Regular updates automatically improve Wi-Fi performance and keep your network security strong and current.

Google Home app

To truly unlock everything a Google Nest mesh network can do, download the Google Home app on your smartphone. It lets you set up, control, and troubleshoot your network, and offers access to the following special features:

  • prioritize specific devices for faster Wi-Fi speed
  • create a secure guest network with separate password
  • run a speed test to see how your Wi-Fi is performing
  • monitor your children's internet usage via parental controls

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Product highlights:

  • adds up to 1,600 square feet strong, fast Wi-Fi to an existing Google Nest mesh network
  • 802.11ac simultaneous dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi (1200 Mbps)
  • built-in smart speaker with Google Assistant and Bluetooth® streaming
  • 40mm driver produces 360° sound
  • built-in far-field mic for voice control
  • quad-core 1.4 GHz/64-bit processor
  • internal memory: 768 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash
  • Bluetooth built-in for streaming music from your phone, tablet, or computer
  • beamforming directs Wi-Fi where it's needed most
  • band steering directs your devices to channels with the best performance
  • MU-MIMO enables simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • free Google Home app lets you set up, control, and troubleshoot your network from your mobile device
    • prioritize specific devices for faster Wi-Fi speed
    • create a secure guest network
    • run a speed test to see how your Wi-Fi is performing
    • parental controls limit internet access for younger users
  • WPA3 security protocol keeps your data safe
  • automatic security updates
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What's in the box:

  • WiFi add-on point
  • AC power adapter (attached 59" cord)
  • "Let's Get Started" booklet
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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Features

Google Nest Add-on Point: The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point works with the Google Nest WiFi Router (sold separately) and other Google Nest WiFi Add-on Points (sold separately) to expand wireless coverage and keep WiFi fast in every room of your home. The Google Nest WiFi router provides up to 2200 sq/ft of wireless coverage, while each Google Nest Add-on Point provides an additional 1600 sq/fit of wireless coverage (you can add up to 6 Add-on Points).

Note: The Google Nest Add-on Point is not a stand-alone WiFi device. It must be paired with a Google Nest WiFi Router and existing modem with current ISP (Internet Service Provider).

Mesh WiFi Network: Create a Mesh WiFi Network throughout your home with one or more Google Nest WiFi Add-on Points and the Google Nest WiFi Router (sold separately). The Add-on Point connects wirelessly, so you don't need to run Ethernet cables throughout your house making installation a lot simpler and faster. A mesh network is a group of proprietary devices that communicate wirelessly to each other to create a single WiFi network that provides a blanket of connectivity. This allows you to have multiple sources of powerful WiFi throughout your home, instead of just a single router. Since WiFi is broadcasted from each Add-on Point (and not just the Router), Google Nest WiFi is a connected system that provides better coverage over a wider space. The system is flexible and scalable, so if you have a larger home, connect as many Add-on Points as needed (up to 6) to get better WiFi in every room.

Notes:

  • Google Nest WiFi Router and Add-on Points are also compatible with previous generation Google WiFi devices.
  • OnHub routers are not compatible with Google Nest WiFi.

WiFi Technologies: The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like Dual-Band, 802.11ac, and MU-MIMO.

  • Dual-Band 2.4/5GHZ: Simultaneous dual band WiFi provides two separate WiFi networks; 2.4GHz for legacy devices and 5GHz which is less interference-prone for media streaming. The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point offers reliable and fast wireless networking speeds up to 1200Mbps.
  • 802.11ac: 802.11ac WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and is 3x faster than Wireless-N. Google Nest WiFi supports the following WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac
  • MU-MIMO: MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) is the latest advancement towards uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi connections. Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets, game consoles, and many more use a lot of bandwidth, and with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the Google Nest WiFi Router sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.

Note: The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point does not offer Ethernet jacks for a wired ethernet connection.

Google Home App: The Google Home App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you set up and control the Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point and your existing Google Nest WiFi Router right from your compatible smartphone or tablet. It puts you in control of your network by allowing you to easily share your WiFi password, see what devices are online, prioritize devices for better performance, or pause WiFi on kids' devices. The app also provides insights to help you get the most out of your Google Nest WiFi Mesh network.

Built-In Google Assistant: The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point comes with Google Assistant built-in. There are 4 microphones and one 1.5" speaker built into the Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point. You can activate the built-in Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google" or "Ok Google". You can ask the Google Assistant to play your favorite music, get the answer to a question, manage your mesh WiFi network, and easily control smart devices around your home by using just your voice. The Google Assistant can assist you in five major areas.

  • Network: Use the Google Assistant to manage and configure your Google Nest WiFi mesh network.
  • Entertainment: Use voice commands to access and play your favorite internet radio stations and online music services.
  • Smart Home: Use your voice to control your compatible Google Assistant smart home devices (such as thermostats, doorbells, lights, and more).
  • Planning: With your permission, your can get help with things like your Google calendar, your flight information, or your commute to work and more. You can also set alarms, timers, and reminders.
  • Get Answers: Get answers to everyday questions regarding the news, weather, traffic, sports, and more.

Notes:

  • The Google Nest Add-on Point will only send audio to Google if it detects that you or someone in your home is interacting with the Google Assistant (for example, by saying "Hey Google"), or if you use a feature that needs it (for example, sound alerts on Nest Cam or Nest Cam video recording with audio enabled). You can always turn the microphone off.
  • When the microphone is turned on and sending audio to Google, it will provide a clear visual indicator that it is on. When audio recordings are stored with your Google Account, you can access, review, and delete your recordings at any time.
  • Google will only share audio recordings from your devices with third-party apps and services that work with our devices if you or a member of your home explicitly gives us permission, and only ask for this permission in order to provide a helpful experience from an approved partner (such as a home security service provider).

Cloud-Based Security: Industry-leading hardware and cloud-based security that automatically updates itself means you're always protected. Google Nest WiFi has several built-in security measures to protect you online.

  • Firewall: Google Nest WiFi's firewall creates a barrier between your WiFi network and the Internet, protecting your data from unsolicited connections or connection attempts. The firewall keeps track of connections (TCP streams, UDP communication) traveling across it. Only data associated with a known active connection is allowed through the firewall. Settings like UPnP and port forwarding allow devices to bypass the firewall and have an open connection, leaving them potentially vulnerable.
  • WPA2/WPA3: Google Nest WiFi secures your WiFi network with either WPA2 protocol or the newer WPA3 protocol. Using WPA3 protocol makes your WiFi network highly resistant to security risks like offline dictionary attacks. By default, Google Nest WiFi uses the WPA2 protocol to maximize compatibility with legacy  connected devices (such as phones, tablets, or laptops). However, you can turn on WPA3 transition mode in the Google Home app.
  • Automatic Updates: Google Nest WiFi receives automatic software updates to make sure you always have the latest security. These updates include open source components and go through several rigorous reviews. All software updates are signed by Google. Google Nest WiFi can’t download or run any software that isn't signed and verified.
  • TLS: All communication between Google Nest WiFi and Google is secured by Transport Layer Security (TLS). This is a protocol that ensures privacy between a device and a server, making sure no one else sees or tampers with the message.

Notes:

  • Google Nest WiFi does not track the websites you visit, nor does it monitor the content of traffic on your WiFi network.
  • Google Nest keeps your WiFi network performance data separate from advertising and dose not use it for ad personalization.
  • Google will only share WiFi network performance data from your Google Nest WiFi with third-party apps and services that work with their connected home devices if you or a manager of your WiFi network gives permission; Google will only ask for this permission in order to provide a helpful experience from an approved partner (such as an internet service provider).

Installation & Placement Options: Google Nest WiFi Add-on points are connected via WiFi, but still will require a nearby electrical outlet using the included AC power adapter. As a general rule, the Add-on Points work best when they're no more than two rooms away from each other. Setup and configuration will be done through the Google Home app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device.

System Requirements: Here is what you'll need to use Google Nest WiFi -

  • Google Nest WiFi Router with Google Account
  • Google Nest WiFi Add-on point(s) to create a mesh network
  • Google Home (for Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android 5.0+) and compatible mobile device
  • Modem and ISP (Internet Service Provider) with broadband internet connection
  • Ethernet cable for Google Nest WiFi Router
  • AC Power

AC Power: The Google Nest WiFi Add-on Point comes with an AC power adapter and will require a nearby electrical outlet. 

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