Google Wi-Fi Mesh Router $139 (Single) and $399 (Triple) @ Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks

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The Google Wifi has gone on sale, probably associated with the release of the new Google Nest Wifi. Not sure which store started the discount, but Harvey Norman, JB Hifi and Officeworks have matched prices:

Harvey Norman
- Google Wifi single pack $139
- Google Wifi triple pack $399

Officeworks
- Google Wifi single pack $139
- Google Wifi triple pack $399

JB Hifi
- Google Wifi single pack $139
- Google Wifi triple pack $399

As a comparison, the new Google Nest Wifi kits cost:
$269 for single kit and $549 for triple kit.

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Comments

  • +6 votes

    That's no where near the best price it's been over the last few years. I would wait a bit longer. I'm expecting $99 for one, and $225ish for three.

    I bought a single from Harvey's for $138 ages ago. Had been around $110 from catch etc.

    $134 from eBay https://www.ebay.com.au/p/602271444

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      Pricehipster says it went down to $134 at Harvey Norman for 1 day late last year, but other than that this seems to be the lowest. Weren't the cheap ones from Catch refurbished ones?

      I was worried that they may run out of stock (my local Officeworks and JB Hifi have no stock), so I got one at this price. If the price drops further it may be an opportunity to get extra ones for the "mesh" ;)

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        I got the one off catch for$111 I think it was. They were imports beans new. Then bought local stock new one off eBay for $105 a few months back.

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          How well does a single unit compare with a cheap router like Archer C9?

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            @fredblogs: Never had c9. All I can guess is that updates, management, and security will be the main gains. Ease of use etc. I doubt the Google wifi will offer better range with a single unit compared to non mesh router. Mesh routers are for ease of use mostly. It's why I got it.

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          Just spoke to a Google rep and they said they are selling the Google wifi along with best wifi with no intention to discontinue. Just thought you might find interesting.

  • -2 votes

    New Google Nest Wifi will have built in speakers / mike… Anyone know if I can turn off the speaker / mikes?

    Google = evil, don't want them spying on me…

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      They also lack Ethernet points of that matters.

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        Yeah I need ethernet outlets on the base like the current models…

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        Oh, that sucks. Why did they decide to remove the ethernet port I wonder?

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          Yea not sure. Pretty stupid. Added lights and speaker/mic. They did finally add 4x4 though which is big

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          Because it is a mesh system, I see a lot of people buying mesh kits then plugging them in and wondering why their mesh system doesn't work well in AP mode. Its the only reason I can think of to remove the Ethernet port, otherwise I suppose making the units cheaper to manufacture I suppose.

      • +1 vote

        That's super dumb! I rely on the ethernet ports to connect it from my google wifi to my PC because my PC has always had iffy connections thanks to onboard wifi and then one of the antennas broke. USB wifi dongle works ok but overheats & ethernet is of course 100% stable.

        Its just so much fussing around with wifi sometimes

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      There is a privacy on/off switch on the back of the Nest Wifi point.

      There is 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the main Nest Wifi router.

      1 Ethernet port will be taken up by NBN, ADSL or HFC modem so your left with 1 spare.

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        Benefit of the one it's Ethernet in every device, not just the router

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          Hopefully you can use 2 or 3 Nest Wifi router single packs to gain Ethernet on all additional pucks.

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          Main benefit of Ethernet on the wifi point is that you can use wired Ethernet for the connection to the main router. Much more stable than the wireless backhaul between the point and the router.

          Also missing Wifi 6 support :(

          • +2 votes

            @garethds: If your are running wired, why would you choose a mesh system?

            • +1 vote

              @onlinepred: +1

              Go buy a purpose built mesh system … rig it in up in AP mode … /facepalm

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                @Tardvark: Well Wifi is of course great for mobile phones, tablets laptops, wireless power switches, chromecasts, Google homes, wifi light bulbs etc. But for desktop PCs, Android TVs (like Nvidia Shield) etc. ethernet is the obvious choice. If you are using Google Wifi as your main router an ethernet port is of course a must. You can then use a switch to connect more devies through ethernet cables.

    • +1 vote

      Google = evil, don't want them spying on me…

      If you don't trust them, why would you buy one of their devices in the first place?

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        To support evil, ensuring that they continue being evil.

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          The lesser of evils. With built-in always-listening microphone, that's not cool….

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            @dangerdanger: They started as not evil, they are 100% evil now. They were referring to being a business for money back in the day, they have 100% become what they called evil when they started. What a terrible company. My mates who have worked there have also said how terrible it is to work for them.

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    Typically $300-330 when on sale for the triple pack?

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