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The Nest Wifi Pro is Google's newest mesh networking system with support for Wi-Fi 6E

By Kenny Yeo - on 7 Oct 2022, 10:01am

The Nest Wifi Pro is Google's newest mesh networking system with support for Wi-Fi 6E

The Google Nest Wifi Pro. (Image source: Google)

Google recently announced a new mesh networking system called the Nest Wifi Pro. As befits its name, this is Google's most advanced mesh networking system yet.

The big news here is support for Wi-Fi 6E which supports the new and less crowded 6GHz band. This could solve congestion problems – a huge thing if you live in a crowded apartment block – and also provide data transfer rates.

However, one thing to note is that you need a compatible Wi-Fi 6E client device to be able to take advantage of this new spectrum.

The Nest Wifi Pro is a tri-band system with  a combined data transfer rate of 5400Mbps. The 2.4GHz band supports speeds of up to 574Mbps while the 5GHz and 6GHz bands both support speeds of up to 2,404Mbps.

Not a lot of ports here. (Image source: Google)

Unfortunately, despite being called a "Pro" device, wired connectivity options isn't great. You get a single Gigabit WAN port and another Gigabit LAN port. That's it. There's no USB-C port and there's certainly no Multi-Gig ports of any sort.

The omission of more ports is disappointing but then this isn't a big device. It's widest measurement is just 13cm. And seeing that it is comes in fashionable pastel hues, one suspect design was a priority for Google. What good is a router if the wife is going to hide it away in the shoe cabinet?


Availability and pricing

The Google Nest Wifi Pro is available in the US now. A single router is US$199.99 (~S$285) while a two-pack and three-pack is US$299.99 (~S$428) and US$399.99 (~S$570) respectively.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but we'll update if we learn anything from Google.

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