/# google wifi app is todays AOTD
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Before we get into todays content, I give you a little back story about why I decided it was time to upgrade our home to a google wifi like setup.
TLDL: We started dabbling in smart home fun, and our network couldn’t keep our streams going. we’re a cable cutting family. Listen at https://staging.yourownpay.com/aotd2/ Click to tweetThe google wifi app setup
When we invested into the Google Wifi setup, we purchased a 3 pack. The setup of the app was very easy, the system walked me threw the process I needed to go threw to connect our fiber modem up to the Wifi network, and to connect any other hard wired device we had.
Note: The Google wifi system can only have one item plugged into ethernet with the modem, so there are only 3 ports on the bottom.
Your left ethernet port is your hard wired device port the port on the right is the one you plug your modem in. The USBC connection in the middle is the power port, and this is when you have the Wifi puck flipped over and on it’s top with the ports facing up and away from you.
Get the Google WIfi App
The Google Wifi app lets you set up and control your Google Wifi points or OnHub right from your mobile device. It puts you in control of your network – easily share your Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, prioritize them for better performance, or pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices. The app also provides insights to help you get the most out of your Wi-Fi.
One of my favorite features of the Google Wifi App
is explained at about 3:30 in this podcast, however if you don’t have the time to listen briefly my favorite feature is:
no more asking if lites are blinking or are particular colors
I explain how this could be a pain in the past if you were looking into doing network management as a blind professional.
Another favorite feature of the Google Wifi App
is that you can do a google wifi speed test on any of the devices in your house. You can also test the speed between the google wifi puck hotspots, and even a speed test for the network to your home.
You can control who has access to your network, either via the main network or the guest network you set up.
In addition, you can use the on.here service to get access to your smart home for guests.
Controlling access threw the Google Wifi App
If you have teenagers or want to be teenager little ones maybe controlling night time access to your network is something you wished for.
In the past, the wifi network we used would either let you have wifi on or off on a schedule.
With the Google Wifi app, you can set a group of devices on a schedule.
For example, gaming systems and phones with computers and iPads can be grouped as one person, and with a double tap of a button you can instantly block access to the internet (minus what the device has buffered), or you can set those devices on a time/day based schedule for internet access.
This also doesn’t remove access to smart home items on the network, so it’s possible to still control lites and other items on your network.
Note: it’s important to know that if your child can control wifi access this can be bypassed via them simply disabling wifi.
The google wifi app always keeps your network updated.
Having the google wifi mesh setup with the app allows you to have an always up-to-date network.
I am fond of the fact that the google Wifi system will keep it’s-self up to date and allows you the chance to not have to worry about it.
You’re alerted within the app and can review what new features are brought to the network.
What do you think of the google wifi app
Are you using this app?
If so, what do you think of it?
Do you want more information about it? Let’s chat in the comments.
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