To setup a fast and reliable Google home WiFi network may seem like a daunting task, but with the right equipment it’s quite simple.
Furthermore, Google WiFi is one of the simplest and most effective whole-home mesh WiFi systems on the market.
As a result, in this blog post, we’ll walk you through the simple step-by-step process of setting up Google WiFi from start to finish.
Additionally, Google WiFi uses multiple access points that work together to cover your entire home or apartment with solid WiFi coverage.
Consequently, setup only takes a few minutes and all you need is your Google WiFi device, the Google Home app, and an Internet connection from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
For your convenience, watch the video and follow the steps mentioned below to set up your Google WiFi.
- Firstly, download the Google Home app and create a home if you’re new.
- Secondly, place your main Wi-Fi point and connect it to an active modem.
- Thirdly, connect the Ethernet cable to the WAN port of your Google Wi-Fi point and to your modem.
- Next, plug your main Wi-Fi point into a power outlet and wait until the light flashes blue slowly.
- Then, open the Home app, tap Devices > Add > New device, and select your main Wi-Fi point.
- Finally, assign a name and secure password to your Wi-Fi network, choose a room for your router, and complete the setup in the app.
What are the things you need to set up your Google Home with WiFi ?
Before setting your Google WiFi you will need to have these certain things as mentioned below:
- Google WiFi device(s)
- If your device(s) have been configured previously, be sure to factory reset the same before integrating them into a new network.
- A Google account is required.
- You need a mobile device, either an Android phone or tablet running Android 9.0 or later, or an iPhone or iPad running iOS 15.0 or later.
- Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Home app installed on your Android or iOS device.
- Internet service is necessary. Note: If your ISP uses VLAN tagging, you may need additional equipment for Google Wi-Fi to work properly.
- A modem (not included in the package)
- An Ethernet cable for the main WiFi point (included in the package)
- A power adapter for each WiFi point (included in the package)
- If you’re using a VPN on your phone (iOS only), temporarily disable it in your phone’s settings.
Note: It is highly recommended to purchase Google WiFi in the country where you plan to use it. Furthermore, due to different wireless regulations by country, moving your WiFi device(s) to another country may cause compatibility issues and Google may not be able to support you.
How to connect Google Home to WiFi ?
In this section we’ll walk you through the simple process to setup Google home to your WiFi.
Setup a primary Google WiFi point
Make sure your modem is working and connected to the Internet before setting up your main Google WiFi point.
- Secondly, if you’re new to the Google Home app, create a home.
- Thirdly, select a suitable location for your main WiFi point. Any Google WiFi point can serve as the primary one.
- Additionally, the main WiFi point must be connected to a working modem with Internet access.
- Next, for optimal signal strength, place your main WiFi point at eye level and in a visible location, such as on a shelf or TV stands.
- Following that, connect the Ethernet cable to the WAN port of your Google WiFi point and connect the other end to your modem.
- Next, plug your main WiFi point into a power outlet and wait 90 seconds until the light flashes blue slowly, indicating it is ready to be set up in the Home app.
- Following that, open the Home app on your phone or tablet and tap Devices > Add > New device.
- Next, select setup new devices in your home. “Choose a home” then the app should detect your Google WiFi device. Tap yes to continue. If there are multiple devices available to configure, select your main WiFi point.
- Then, scan the QR code located at the bottom of your device. If scanning is not possible, tap Continue without scanning and enter the setup key located at the bottom of your device.
- Afterwards, assign a name and secure password to your Wi-Fi network.
- Finally, your router will now establish your WiFi network, which may take a few minutes.
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Add an additional points
You can add Google WiFi and Nest WiFi devices to your network at any time. Moreover, these additional devices are considered points in the mesh network.
Similarly, once you’ve determined the location of your point and connected it, you can set it up using the Home app.
- Firstly, open the Google Home app.
- Secondly, tap Devices > Add > New device.
- Thirdly, if prompted, select a house.
- Then, the app should detect your WiFi device. Tap yes to continue. If multiple devices are available to configure, choose the device you want to configure as a point and tap next.
- Following that, scan the QR code located at the bottom of your device.
- Furthermore, if scanning is not possible, tap Continue without scanning and enter the setup key located at the bottom of your device
- Additionally, your point should now connect. Note: For Nest WiFi points, when you hear a sound from the speaker, tap Yes.
- Afterwards, follow the instructions in the app to complete the setup.
- Next, if you want to add another point, tap Yes in the app when prompted or repeat these steps later to add more points.
- Finally, after adding all your Wi-Fi devices, the app will perform a mesh test to ensure everything is working properly.
How to set up Google Home WiFi password ?
Follow below mentioned steps to set up Google Home WiFi password:
- Firstly, open the Google Home app.
- Secondly, tap Favorites > Wi-Fi > Network settings > your existing password.
- Thirdly, enter a new password.
- Finally, tap Save.
Note: Network passwords must be alphanumeric, meaning they are a combination of letters and numbers. Furthermore, they must be between 8 and 63 characters, without spaces or special characters. Consequently, if you change your WiFi network password, all your devices will be disconnected from the WiFi network until you update those devices with the new password.
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How can I troubleshoot Google WiFi setup issues ?
Follow below mentioned steps to troubleshoot Google WiFi setup issues:
- First, all your points are plugged in and connected to the same WiFi network.
- Additionally, you have met all the requirements outlined in the “things you need” section above.
If the problem persists, try these steps to fix it:
- First, close the Home app and then open it again.
- Secondly, uninstall the Home app and then reinstall it.
- Thirdly, forget about nearby networks.
- Next, restart your WiFi device.
- Then, try setting up using a different device (phone or tablet).
- Finally, if the setup still doesn’t work, consider factory resetting or contact support for further assistance.
In conclusion, setting up Google WiFi is a simple process that can significantly improve your home Internet experience.
Moreover, with our step-by-step guide, you can easily set up your Google WiFi and enjoy reliable, fast and wide network coverage.
Similarly, remember, all you need is your Google WiFi device, the Google Home app, and an Internet connection from your ISP.
Consequently, so why wait? Transform your home into a Google Wi-Fi connected hub today! Remember to keep your devices up to date and check back for more tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Google products.
Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ’s)
Firstly, locate the reset button on your Google Home WiFi device. This is usually a small hole located at the bottom of the device.
Secondly, use a paper clip and hold the reset button for 10 seconds.
Thirdly, when the device light turns red and starts flashing white, the device is rebooting.
Finally, wait for the device to reboot, which should take about a minute.
Your Google Home may not connect to Wi-Fi for various reasons, such as incorrect password, weak signal, outdated firmware, or other issues.
Google Home may not find your device for various reasons, such as incompatibility, device turned off, not in pairing mode, out of range, or Wi-Fi issues.