Yes, but there are some caveats that you should be aware of before using this method to connect your devices to the internet.
If you’re like most people, you probably have at least one Google Wifi router in your home. But did you know that you can also use your Google Wifi router as a point?
By following a few simple steps, you can turn your Google Wifi router into a powerful point-to-point (P2P) network connection. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to set up your Google Wifi router as a P2P network and share some of the benefits of doing so. Keep reading to learn more!
What is Google Wifi and what are its features?
Google Wifi is a mesh Wi-Fi system that includes a router and one or more points. The router connects to your modem and creates a Wi-Fi network in your home. The points extend the Wi-Fi signal to areas of your home where the signal is weak.
Some of the features of Google Wifi include:
- A mobile app that makes it easy to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network
- parental controls that let you limit screen time for kids and block certain types of content
- QoS (Quality of Service) lets you prioritize certain types of traffic on your network, like video streaming or gaming
- The ability to create a guest network so visitors can have Wi-Fi access without seeing your personal network
How to set up your Google Wifi router as a P2P network
If you want to use your Google Wifi router as a P2P network, follow these steps:
- Connect your Google Wifi router to your modem.
- Open the Google Wifi app and tap on the Settings tab.
- Under “Network & general,” tap Advanced networking.
- Tap on Network mode and select P2P from the drop-down menu.
- Tap Save changes.
Your Google Wifi router is now set up as a P2P network. You can use this P2P network to connect devices like laptops, printers, and gaming consoles to the internet. Keep in mind that, because the P2P network is not as secure as a traditional Wi-Fi network, we recommend that you only use it for devices that don’t need to be connected to the internet all the time.
Advantages of using Google Wifi as a point-to-point connection
There are many advantages of using Google Wifi as a point-to-point connection :
1) Increased speeds: With Google Wifi, you can get up to 1 Gbps† per second which is about three times faster than traditional Wi-Fi. This means that you can download an HD movie in just a few seconds.
2) More reliable: Google Wifi uses multiple frequency bands and automatically switches between them to avoid congestion. This results in a more stable and reliable connection.
3) Easy to set up: Google Wifi is very easy to set up. You can do it yourself in just a few minutes using the Google Wifi app.
4) No need for extra hardware: With Google Wifi, you don’t need any extra hardware like a modem or router. All you need is the Google Wifi app and a compatible device.
5) Affordable: Google Wifi is very affordable. You can buy a single unit for just $129‡. And if you need more coverage, you can buy additional units and create a mesh network.
Disadvantages of using Google Wifi as a point-to-point connection
- One of the biggest disadvantages of using Google Wifi as a point-to-point connection is that it can be quite unstable. This is because the connection is constantly being switched between the two devices, which can cause interruptions in service.
- Another downside to using Google Wifi as a point-to-point connection is that it can be quite slow. This is because the devices have to constantly communicate with each other in order to maintain the connection, which can use up a lot of bandwidth.
- Finally, Google Wifi is not always the most reliable option when it comes to point-to-point connections. This is because the service can go down from time to time, which can be frustrating for users.
Google Wifi is a great option for those who are looking for an easy to set up and manage Wi-Fi network. However, there are some disadvantages to using it as a point-to-point connection that should be considered before making the switch.
Also, keep in mind that, because the P2P network is not as secure as a traditional Wi-Fi network, we recommend that you only use it for devices that don’t need to be connected to the internet.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!
I am the founder and CEO of Ownrouter. I have been in the industry for over 15 years, and I am passionate about routers. I have a degree in computer science from the University of London and worked as a network engineer for a large ISP. I am also a member of the board of directors for the Open Source Router Project. Learn more