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Google Wifi and Nest Wifi updates delivering improved performance on slow connections

Google Wifi and Nest Wifi updates delivering improved performance on slow connections

If anyone knows the internet, it's Google. So it makes sense that its Wifi routers are some of the most well regarded products in its hardware lineup. Google expanded Nest Wifi's availability to more countries last month — and with people around the world spending so much time at home these days, it's no wonder. Now users with Nest Wifi and Google Wifi systems are about to get their home internet upgraded, because the company is rolling out an update that will improve performance on slower Internet connections.

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL are up to $150 off across retailers, Amazon throws in $100 Google Wifi for free (Update: Free Nest Hub)

Pixel 4 and 4 XL are up to $150 off across retailers, Amazon throws in $100 Google Wifi for free (Update: Free Nest Hub)

In case you missed the recently concluded Black Friday and Cyber Monday extravaganza, this is your chance to grab a pretty sweet deal on Google’s latest flagship pair. Both the Pixel 4 and the 4 XL are down by $100 and $150, respectively, across major online stores. And if that wasn’t enough, Amazon is throwing in a free Google Wifi on top of these discounts.

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All the best Cyber Monday deals on phones, chromebooks, headphones, smart home hardware, and more (Update: New deals, Monday evening)

All the best Cyber Monday deals on phones, chromebooks, headphones, smart home hardware, and more (Update: New deals, Monday evening)

Black Friday has come and gone, but we're not done with pre-holiday deals by a long shot. Cyber Monday is upon us, and the deals refuse to quit. A whole bunch of what we're seeing today is an extension of sales that have been running since last week, but there's plenty of new stuff, too. Here, for your convenience, we've rounded up all the best deals we've spotted.

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Google and Nest go big for this Black Friday sale with discounts on cameras, alarms, locks, thermostats, smart speakers

Google and Nest go big for this Black Friday sale with discounts on cameras, alarms, locks, thermostats, smart speakers

When I set up my smart home infrastructure, I waited until Black Friday discounts to pay a little less for all my intelligent devices. Whether you're starting from scratch or want to add new products to your existing smart home configuration, you'll be able to benefit from exciting markdowns on a wide array of Nest products. These include security cameras, alarms, locks, thermostats, smart speakers, connected displays, and Wi-Fi routers. The markdowns will be available from November 28 until December 4, which will give you plenty of time to shop.

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Google Nest Wifi review: Effortless whole-home networking made even better

Google Nest Wifi review: Effortless whole-home networking made even better

Modern-day networking has taken a lot of the sting out of getting your devices up and connected, but there can still be a lot of hoops to jump though, and the idea of running cables, placing antennas, and drowning in a sea of DHCP leases and DNS lookups is enough to give even seasoned techies a mild panic attack. Google's hoping to further reduce many of those headaches while still giving users a powerful home network with the introduction of its new Nest Wifi mesh system.

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You can add Google Wifi routers to the Google Home app and that lets you enable WPA3

You can add Google Wifi routers to the Google Home app and that lets you enable WPA3

With the launch of Nest Wifi, we've learned that this new mesh system is backward-compatible with the existing Google Wifi, but if you're happy with your setup and have no plans to get a new Nest router or access point, you can still get a little benefit out of adding your old Wifi to the Google Home app. That lets you manage a few things from a central location and adds WPA3 security to the Wifis.

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Nest Wifi and Google Wifi can be used together in the same network

Nest Wifi and Google Wifi can be used together in the same network

Google recently introduced the improved Nest Wifi mesh router system with integrated Assistant speakers. If you think that means you'll have to scramble to buy discontinued Google Wifi devices to expand your existing Google Wi-Fi network going forward, you'll be happy to learn that it's possible to use any Google Wifi and Nest Wifi devices in combination. You can add or replace some of your gear with Assistant-equipped access points.

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[Update: Stand-alone pricing, availability] Google introduces new Nest Wifi mesh router with built-in Assistant speakers

[Update: Stand-alone pricing, availability] Google introduces new Nest Wifi mesh router with built-in Assistant speakers

Today's Made by Google event has been packed with new mobile and smart-home hardware, but for all the cutting-edge functionality and smart features these devices aim to offer, they're not much use for anyone without data connectivity. Three years ago, Google set out to help users shower their homes with high-speed, ubiquitous Wi-Fi with the launch of the mesh-capable Google Wifi. Now that hardware's finally getting an overdue refresh with new features, a new look, and a new name: Nest Wifi.

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Upcoming Google Nest Wifi shows up at the FCC

Upcoming Google Nest Wifi shows up at the FCC

With Google's October event fast approaching, more and more devices slated to be unveiled on that date are showing up in leaks and at regulatory bodies. We've already received word that the upcoming Google Wifi follow-up, likely to be called Nest Wifi, could be one of them and feature speakers and microphones for Assistant support. Two entries for "Interactive internet streaming device[s]" appeared today at the FCC today, dubbed A4R-H2D and A4R-H2E, and judging from the naming convention, it sure looks like those could be the purported Nest Wifi and its beacons.

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Upcoming 'Google Nest Wifi' will reportedly have built-in Assistant speakers

Upcoming 'Google Nest Wifi' will reportedly have built-in Assistant speakers

Google Wifi is, for our money, the best mesh Wi-Fi setup you can get. Soon, it'll reportedly get even better: according to 9to5Google, Google plans to launch a refreshed version of the router system with the Google Assistant built right in at its New York hardware event next month.

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