Google Improves Connectivity in Google Wifi, Nest Wifi

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Google, Hardware, Smart Home with 3 Comments

With more and more people working and schooling from home, the need for reliable Internet connectivity is at an all-time high. But this increased usage has also resulted in slower Internet speeds in many communities. So Google is updating its mesh networking solutions to adapt to this problem.

“We’re rolling out a software update to make both Nest Wifi and Google Wifi work even more smoothly,” Google’s Sanjay Noronha writes. “The best part is these updates will be pushed automatically, no action required on your end.”

The coming updates include:

Improved performance on slow networks. Google’s Wi-Fi products will better support multiple video calls, gaming sessions, and more simultaneously, even on slow networks. This includes general security and stability improvements, plus Google will also improve device connection speeds on wireless networks and optimizations so your devices move to faster Wi-Fi radio channels.

Priority device improvements. Google’s priority device feature is also getting smarter so that Wi-Fi traffic will be better prioritized for the device you choose. “This means you can make sure your work laptop is getting the strongest Wi-Fi available, as opposed to the kids’ YouTube sessions,” Noronha says.

Google has some tips for improving connectivity that pretty much apply to everyone. You can find those tips in the announcement post.

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