You can combine 2 or more Google Puck Routers together to form a “mesh” network that will cover up to a 4000-5000 sq ft home. The Google router is easy to setup and provides good speeds and coverage. Since the WiFi signal travels through walls and floors, you can experiment with the placement of the wifi routers in various rooms and floors of your home to determine the optimal placement of the individual routers.
For the rare customer, it is possible there are some advanced networking features that Google Wifi does not support.
Almost all of our Sail customers are very happy with Google Wifi, but it might not be a good fit for everyone. The main value for Google Wifi is hitting the sweet-spot of coverage, speed, cost and ease-of-use. The mesh functionality is pretty amazing.
Many of our customers also use ASUS WiFi home routers. We have some in stock and can “rent” or temporarily loan an ASUS 87u router to you, if the Google Wifi does not provide what you need.
Ease-of-use for the ASUS is definitely lower than Google Wifi but may be more feature-rich for the traditional data network features.
It’s a more complex setup, but you could put Google Wifi behind a traditional home router (double-NAT) to get the WiFi mesh functionality but put your one special device upstream of Google WiFi and hardwired to the traditional router.
We authenticate one router/gateway device for each residential customer home and assign a publicly routable IPv4 address to this device.