✔️The Good:

Google focused on one thing with the Nest WiFi: Simplicity. Right from opening the box to maintaining it, the whole system is foolproof. The setup is super simple: plug and play. It has a power point and two ethernet ports for LAN and WAN. An LED lights up, indicating an established connection, and you are good to go.

Screenshots from Google Home App

❌ The Bad:

Simplicity is a double-edged sword. Things like flashing the router, using 192.168.1.1, don’t work. Google doesn’t allow for a lot of customization. It, like I said before, is a simple plug and play router. Its direct competitor, Eero, is a lot more customizable and allows the ability to block ads(the very soul of Google’s income) from certain websites on the network level.

🛑 The Ugly:

The worst part about the Google Nest WiFi is in the first word of its name. To use the router, you need a Google account and need to check YES to: “You agree that Google may collect and use technical and related information, including but not limited to information about your computer and/or mobile device, operating system, peripherals, applications, connected devices, network traffic, and data use to facilitate the provision of the Software and Services, including support and other related services.” 🙂

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