What Is Google WiFi Router?

Google wifi is the latest generation wifi kit, which promises excellent wireless internet capabilities and a wider coverage area of around 400 square meters. The device boasts its ability to work with the latest network protocols, thus bringing dramatic changes to the internet coverage on the premises where internet signal used to be slow or completely absent. Google wifi comes in a pack of three devices placed in different locations on the premises to cover every nook and cranny. However, to enjoy the benefits of Google wifi, you need to pay attention to the setup process because if these routers are installed and misconfigured, you will experience issues.

Prerequisites For Google wifi Setup

  1. A smartphone or tablet that is either running on iOS or Android.
  2. A Google Account.

Google WiFi Router

How Do I Perform Google Mesh wifi Router Setup?

Google wifi setup is a process that can be done without taking expert’s assistance. Google wifi router doesn’t web-based interface, so all the changes you need to make to the router will be through the Google wifi mobile app. Just download and configure the app, and you can perform Google Mesh set up quite quickly, along with accessing all the features of your Google wifi Router.

If you are setting up Google wifi for the first time, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the perfect spot for wifi Point with the help of an Ethernet cable.
  2. Then, you need to connect the primary wifi point to a power source.
  3. Once that is done, connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on Google wifi. The line’s other end connects to the modem’s Ethernet port.
  4. Connect Google wifi to AC power and turn on the switch. As you do so, you will see a blue light appearing on the router.
  5. The blue light indicates that Google wifi is ready for setup, so you now need to find the right location to place the device where it is in a clear line of sight with the client devices.

How To Perform Google wifi Login?

If you are looking for an answer to the question of “how do I log into my Google wifi,” follow these steps:

  1. You will have to download its app to perform a Google wifi login. The app is available on Android and iOS devices, so you can easily download it from there.
  2. Upon installing the app, launch it and follow on-screen instructions until you reach the dashboard.
  3. Check the box corresponding to the ‘Share anonymous usage stats and crash reports’ option if you want to share those details; otherwise, leave that box blank.
  4. Click ‘Get Started’ and then enter your Google email ID along with its password to log into your Google wifi app.

How To Perform Google OnHub Setup?

Here is what you will need to set up Google OnHub:

  1. An active Google Account.
  2. An iOS or Android device.
  3. A broadband connection.

Google On Hub Setup in Detail:

  1. The process begins with downloading the google wifi app on your smartphone or tablet. In case you already have the app, then launch it.
  2. Connect your OnHub to a power source at the right location where the signal strength is good.
  3. Power up your OnHub and wait until the light blinks on the device.
  4. Connect an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on OnHub, with the other end of the line inserted into the modem’s Ethernet port.
  5. Launch the Google wifi app because you’ll find all the steps related to setting up the wifi network in the app.

Google OnHub

For iOS Device:

To set up OnHub for iOS devices, note down the setup name and code provided on the OnHub’s base. Then, come out of the Google wifi app on your iOS device when prompted, followed by going to the iOS device’s wifi settings. Then, you will select OnHub’s setup name from the list of available networks and enter the setup code in place of the password.

You will connect to OnHub now, after which you need to proceed with creating your wifi network. Create a network name and password on the Google wifi app, and let the app complete the setup process. After that, connect your devices to the newly connected wifi network. OnHub will download and install the software update at the time of setup.

For Android devices:

The Google wifi app will automatically discern the OnHub, and then it will send a setup code to your smartphone using an audio tone. As your device connects to OnHub, you will have to create a wifi network for which you need to generate a username and password. Once you add these details, wait till the app completes the setup. After that, you must connect your devices to the new wifi network. OnHub downloads and installs the software update at the time of setup, so hold on until that goes on.

Frequently Asked Questions

1: How to locate and connect to Google wifi Point?
  1. After completing the initial Google router setup process, you need to launch the Google wifi app and follow the instructions to connect the app to the wifi service.
  2. You’ll be prompted to scan the QR code, which will automatically detect the wifi point.
  3. Point your smartphone’s camera at the QR code you see at the bottom of Google wifi when asked. With that, your Android or iOS device will connect to Google wifi.
  4. At last, select your Google wifi point location in the app.

To identify the location of Google wifi Point, you need to select the place in the app, as that will help you find the site a lot easier. Once you are done with it, tap ‘Next.’

2: How To Include Additional wifi Points To Google wifi Router Setup?

If the existing wifi Points cannot cover the entire premises, then you will have to perform a Google wifi router setup with additional wifi Points. You can select the number of wifi points you want to set up, after which you need to tap ‘Next.’ Make sure to keep two wifi points no farther than the distance between two rooms; otherwise, they won’t perform efficiently. Also, place the wifi point in an open space where they propagate the internet signals correctly. Once you identify such locations, power up the wifi Points and follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Keep your smartphone (with the Google Wi-Fi app) close to the Wi-Fi Point. Then, tap ‘Add wifi Point.’
  2. After adding the wifi Point, tap ‘Test Now’ to check the wifi signal strength to confirm if the current location is good or if a new place needs to be found.

Google Wifi Connection

3: How To Install Google wifi Software?

As you set up Google wifi Points, you will find that the app begins downloading and installing Google wifi software. This software is essential as it contains the latest features and security updates. It may take up to 10 minutes for the app to install the software entirely, after which the wifi Points will restart, and the wifi network stops working. After that, the wifi network starts working again, and you will see a solid teal color on the LED, indicating the working of the wifi points. If you know that light, you can jump in the air with joy as your Google Home wifi setup is complete.

4: How To Perform Google wifi Update After Google Mesh Setup?

In its attempt to make Google wifi an excellent platform, it rolls out updates from time to time. All the updates are downloaded and installed automatically, but if that doesn’t happen, you can get those updates manually as well. If you want to know how that is done, you can consult Google wifi help providers to fix the problem of being unable to receive updates on Google wifi.

5: How do I access my Google router settings?

If you have set up Google wifi Router and are now looking to access its settings, you will have to download and install the Google wifi app on your smartphone. The app is available for Android and iOS devices, so you can download the app from your device’s app store and then log into it following the steps mentioned above. As you log into Google wifi App, you can go to the ‘Settings and Actions’ tab. Now, you can access the settings that you see on the screen.

6: Can Google WIFI be used with an existing router?

Yes, you can connect Google wifi with an existing router or modem. You must plug the Ethernet cable into one of many Ethernet ports on the router/modem combo. As you do so, Google wifi will automatically power up. In the meantime, you will have to download the Google wifi app to your smartphone or tablet to set up the device perfectly.

7: What is my Google WIFI password?

To ensure your network is secure, you must create a strong wifi password. If you want to change the default wifi password for your Google wifi router, you can install the Google wifi app. Once installed, open the app, then go to the ‘Settings and Actions’ tab, followed by tapping ‘Show Password.’ Now, swipe left to check the guest network password.

8: How do I get my Google wifi back online?
  1. Launch the Google wifi app.
  2. As the app opens, tap the ‘Settings & Actions’ tab and then tap ‘Network & General.’
  3. Tap ‘Wifi’ points.
  4. Tap’ Restart Network’. Confirm the same.
  5. To restart a single device, tap the device you wish to continue from the ‘Network Device Settings’ option. Tap the ‘Restart’ option and then tap ‘OK.’
9: How do I reset my Google wifi Router?
  • Launch the Google wifi app.
  •  As the app opens, tap the ‘Settings & Actions’ tab and then tap ‘Network & General.’
  • Under the ‘Network’ option, tap ‘Wifi point(s)’.
  • Now, tap the ‘Factory Reset option.
  • You will see a blue light flashing on the wifi point(s), which will turn solid blue.
  • It may take 10 minutes for the lights to turn from flashing blue to solid blue.
  • Once it completes, the app will say, ‘Reset is complete,’ and your Google wifi point(s) will slowly pulse blue to indicate that the device is ready to set up.
10: Google wifi Support Contact Details

If you are facing issues while performing Google wifi setup and login or any other process, you should visit this link to get the best assistance https://support.google.com/wifi/gethelp.

You can also ask the help community by clicking on this link https://support.google.com/wifi/?source=need_more_help.

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