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Google's Assistant-friendly Nest WiFi router is available now

Extend your network and fill your home with voice controls.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
November 4, 2019
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You now have your chance to try Google's latest, Assistant-fueled take on home networking. As promised, Nest WiFi is now available through Google's store and other channels. You can buy the core router by itself for $169, but the system only really comes alive when you buy Points that both extend the mesh network and double as Google Assistant smart speakers. A standard pack with a router and one Point will cost you $269, while a three-pack will serve large homes for $349. You can buy further points for $149 online.

Nest WiFi has its share of limitations. You won't find a wide array of Ethernet ports (there are just two) or USB (none). It's not going to deliver WiFi 6 speeds. And of course, you're making a deep investment in Google's ecosystem -- you'd be better off with Eero hardware if you're an Alexa fan. If you're building a smart home system from scratch, though, this could give you the foundations you need without having to buy separate networking gear and speakers.

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