After conquering internet and smartphones, Google has proposed to also manage one of the main pillars of the house at home: wifi.
Just as crucial as water, electricity or gas, the Wi-Fi connection has become a capital in homes and, with a few exceptions, our daily connection goes through when we get home. Google knows this and wants the system to become the ultimate in residential properties. In order to establish itself in the address, the company Mountain View launched its intelligent system of Google WiFi routers last June, which were banned to enter the market at the same time as their Google Home speakers.
The virtue of Google WiFi is based on placing the user at the center of the connection at home. Worrying about using it and connecting to the internet is as simple and comfortable as possible, while you gain control over knowing and managing the wireless connection that is set up at home.
The first point where Google assumes simplicity with its WiFi is in the installation. Simply download an application on the mobile, plug and pair. In a few minutes, the user has significantly multiplied the WiFi signal in his home and reaches the range of corners that did not previously arrive at your own router.
Whether it's a unit or creating a network mesh with multiple units, Google WiFi ensures stable coverage throughout the house. Depending on the size of the house Google recommends one unit for houses up to 85 m2, two units for houses between 85 and 175 m2 and 3 units for buildings up to 255 m2. The process for installing each unit is so simple in all cases and you can expand the network with an additional Google WiFi at the time you want.
The simplicity of the installation is extrapolated to the real strength of the system: controlling and distributing the signal throughout the house. Google hands the user over the management of the devices that are used at home: the user knows at any time which devices are connected, which connection they receive and adjusts them if they want. For example, you can give priority to the connection to television when you want to play a movie by streaming to have the widest possible bandwidth or limit the connection of children's smartphones at times when they should study.
The main goal of the system is that the user always has the connection in the best possible way, that is why, if you have multiple Google Wi-Fi, a mesh network is created that automatically balances the stays in which each moment has more connection question.
Also within the possibilities to manage the WiFi itself, the user can create guest networks – so that when an event is organized, the main connection does not collapse, set up usage plans for digital disconnection – and even have a familiar way to prevent the youngest of the house access to certain pages or platforms.
With regard to privacy, Google declares that it does not collect data about internet activities, although it does use applications such as on Android devices. However, you can manage from the application itself the three types of data that are collected: cloud services, Google Wifi units statistics, and application statistics.
Much of the data collected, explains Google, the company needs to work on product updates that integrate new features, and it's worth remembering that the commitment to a connected home is growing in the company Mountain View.
Among them, the technology giant explains that they have put special emphasis on security with a careful firewall, WPA2 protocol and automatic software updates to "ensure that you always have the latest security features".
In short, Google WiFi (139 euros for a unit and 359 euros for a package of three) is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to improve the wireless connection in his home simply, simply and comfortably from the smartphone. Obviously, it can be a shortcoming for highly sophisticated users who use external desktops or VPN systems, which have to do it through the usual channels.