As someone who works 24/7 on digital content (professional work and blogging included), interrupted connection has been my number 1 foe and dead spots at home have been proven to be effective sidekicks. A Wi-Fi dead spot is a corner in your house or office where Wi-Fi signal just cannot get through. This is caused by several unavoidable factors like misplaced modems, metal objects, microwave ovens, LED lights, concrete walls and dividers, and even moisture from pots and vases. To solve this, a new hero has been introduced into our lives – the Google WiFi!
It’s a common problem that you can now finally address with a mesh networking system. A mesh networking system consists of several points that allow Wi-Fi signals to penetrate strategic parts of your house. This way, you can enjoy consistently strong and fast Internet on all of your Wi-Fi enabled devices and smart appliances at every corner of every room.
In 2016, Google introduced their mesh technology called the Google Wifi. Researching for a school project in the bedroom? No problem. Binge-watching your favorite K-drama in the living room? You got it. Playing an online game while waiting for the laundry to finish? Go for it. Google Wifi lets you truly enjoy all these activities in any corner of your home with absolute ease. It was first released in the United States and had an international rollout in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
And just last June, telco and digital services provider PLDT teamed up with Google to introduce Google Wifi in the Philippines and made it available with PLDT Home’s broadband services. Through this power tandem, Filipinos can now enjoy not only the country’s fastest fixed broadband network but also a seamless home internet experience through Google Wifi. You can now avail the Google Wifi Plan 3799, which comes with an unlimited 50Mbps connection, three Google Wifi points and free service assistance from the Home Geek Squad. If you’re already an existing PLDT Home Fibr customer, you can simply avail of Google Wifi units as an add-on for only P589 for a set of two, or P799 for a set of three.
Google Wifi works with the handy Google Wifi app – available on Android and iOS – which lets you easily set up your network and manage its settings.The app allows you to see which devices are connected to the Google points and monitor how much bandwidth each device is consuming. This way, it’s easier to spot leechers! Additionally, you can use the app to give assign more bandwidth to specific devices, as well as manage online usage at home by creating scheduled pauses on a certain device’s connection—a feature parents can use to monitor and control their children’s internet use.
The best part is, Google Wifi is designed intuitively, ensuring that connected devices are always latched on to the channel with the strongest Wi-Fi signal. So even if you move around the house, the Network Assist feature will keep you connected online, leaving you with a seamless and uninterrupted internet experience no matter where you go.
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