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[Best Buy] Nest WiFi 3 pack (not Google WiFi) - $359.99

Nest WiFi (3 pack bundle) on sale for $359.99 at BestBuy. Almost 22% off.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/go ... k/13924603

Looks like the same sale price through Google directly:

https://store.google.com/ca/config/nest_wifi?hl=en-GB
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Honestly, google needs to get it's sh_t together and get branding right. I just avoid their products if I can these days.
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Is this really only dual band? For a WiFi mesh with a WiFi backhaul a tri-band is a much better choice.
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I have the older Google Wifi. Is it worth upgrading to Nest Wifi?
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I would be wary of buying networking equipment from Google. When they decide to pull the plug on support, you will be left with an expensive paperweight. Not only do they stop updating the devices, but they essentially brick them. See what they did to OnHub customers like me:

google-com-nest-wifi-router-137-40-reg- ... d-2513372/

https://support.google.com/googlenest/a ... 7354?hl=en

I've had routers in the past that lasted much longer than the end of support date from their manufacturers. I could also install open-source firmware to keep the hardware more secure while adding new features. Not so with Google. I don't think they even can open-source OnHub because most of their newer hardware shares much of the same code and they want to keep that stuff locked down.

Still very disappointed and I will never buy Google networking hardware again.
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VertigoM wrote: I have the older Google Wifi. Is it worth upgrading to Nest Wifi?
If you already have Google Wifi and are getting good service with it, I wouldn't upgrade to Nest Wifi. Nest Wifi is technically better, but why replace a system that is working for minimal additional functions. If I were to ever consider Google networking hardware again (see my post above as to why I won't), I would at least wait for a jump in Wifi technology. Buying a Wifi 5 device in 2022 when everyone else is selling Wifi 6 doesn't strike me as the best investment.
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dhomas wrote: If you already have Google Wifi and are getting good service with it, I wouldn't upgrade to Nest Wifi. Nest Wifi is technically better, but why replace a system that is working for minimal additional functions. If I were to ever consider Google networking hardware again (see my post above as to why I won't), I would at least wait for a jump in Wifi technology. Buying a Wifi 5 device in 2022 when everyone else is selling Wifi 6 doesn't strike me as the best investment.
Makes sense. Thanks!
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Do not buy this. Just a matter of time till Google pulls the plug on this as they did with their previous gen.

So many other options for mesh WiFi nowadays.
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Honestly I would rather just get two (one might even do it) APs from someone like Unifi or Mikrotik and put them in your house.

Even one of these pro-sumer devices will saturate your entire house with an extremely stable connection and would basically cost the same as this system.

I used to have a pretty robust home network but when we bought our new house I simply set up the ISP router (with its wifi disabled) with a Unifi AP on our main floor. It saturates the whole house as well as front and back yard, and our place is 2200 sqft.

Very easy for non-tech savvy people to accomplish.
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ChippewaBarr wrote: Honestly I would rather just get two (one might even do it) APs from someone like Unifi or Mikrotik and put them in your house.

Even one of these pro-sumer devices will saturate your entire house with an extremely stable connection and would basically cost the same as this system.

I used to have a pretty robust home network but when we bought our new house I simply set up the ISP router (with its wifi disabled) with a Unifi AP on our main floor. It saturates the whole house as well as front and back yard, and our place is 2200 sqft.

Very easy for non-tech savvy people to accomplish.
Came here to suggest ubiquiti unifi also
I have a dream machine pro
But their all in one dream machine is a great all in one.

Add a long range access point later and avoid even needing any mesh.

In my pro dream machine with a single long range access point I get full signal through a 3200sqft house plus all the way to the end of a 3car long driveway.

I get degraded signal across the street but it still works well enough.
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Old Google Wifi units can be used as additional point with the Nest Wifi.
dhomas wrote: If you already have Google Wifi and are getting good service with it, I wouldn't upgrade to Nest Wifi. Nest Wifi is technically better, but why replace a system that is working for minimal additional functions. If I were to ever consider Google networking hardware again (see my post above as to why I won't), I would at least wait for a jump in Wifi technology. Buying a Wifi 5 device in 2022 when everyone else is selling Wifi 6 doesn't strike me as the best investment.
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Chipppy wrote: Do not buy this. Just a matter of time till Google pulls the plug on this as they did with their previous gen.

So many other options for mesh WiFi nowadays.
I agree with this.
Would you have any recommendations for a mesh with backhaul
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Yeah skip this... OnHub user here that's getting burned as well.
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2000teamti wrote: Old Google Wifi units can be used as additional point with the Nest Wifi.
Old OnHub units could be used as points in a Google WiFi or Google Nest mesh network, too. Until they can't anymore, later this year.

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