Google Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3-Pack

Last updated: October 27, 2021


One of the best things about this mesh router is its customizability. If you have 1,500 square feet, one router will work, while you can buy a three-router set to cover up to 4,500 square feet. Its small size makes it easy to blend it with your home's decor.

We looked at the top Mesh Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Mesh Router you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This mesh router works well in small apartments, as it is both small in size and has a more limited coverage area.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Google Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3-Pack placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enjoy a fast signal in every room, on every device. Google Wi-Fi is a new type of connected system that replaces your router for seamless coverage throughout your home. It is a standalone whole home mesh system which does not promise compatibility or interoperability with other 3rd party Wifi systems. But compatible with all Wifi client devices.

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (overclock.netgeekhack.orghead-fi.org), so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The app displays your entire home network in an easy to understand layout
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This value is compounded with the simple setup and network management through a smartphone app.
In our own testing, we were not able to confirm or disprove this, but whereas some mesh systems' signals jumped all over the place, the Wifi was stable and consistent.
What will appeal to many about the Google Wifi is its apparently easy setup and maintenance.
Its app-based setup and management is a breeze, and we think most buyers will be happy with the way it looks — an important consideration for mesh routers that will end up in conspicuous places around your home.
If you have a larger house, you'll probably want to add extra WiFi points. With Google WiFi this is very easy to do: Just tell the app that you want to add a new device, and plug it in.

What reviewers didn't like

Wirelessly extending a Wi-Fi signal always results in some 50 percent signal loss because the extender has to do two jobs at once: receiving the Wi-Fi signal from the original router and rebroadcasting.
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For all the finer hardware controls it lacks, Google considered every toggle and test it could present in an easily
Because it lacks parental controls, a detailed settings menu or a desktop administrative interface, the Google Wifi may not for everyone — but it is for those who want to set up a mesh-router system without thinking about it too much, or without busting their budgets.
What will appeal to many about the Google Wifi is its apparently easy setup and maintenance.
Once connected to your modem, there’s only a single available Ethernet jack for your wired devices, and no USB ports at all.
Also, if you want to connect multiple devices using a cable, you're out of luck, as Google WiFi has only two Ethernet ports.
View our Mesh Router buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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