How to Set up Google Wifi

Cover an entire home with mesh networking in a few minutes

To set up Google Wifi, you will need to purchase one or three Google Wifi routers, also called "points."

The three-pack of Google Wifi points includes one point that you will connect to your internet service provider's modem, and two other points for extended wireless range.

Plug in the First Google Wifi Point

Before setting up Google Wifi, you will need to find a spot in your home for the first Google Wifi point. It is recommended that you place this primary point somewhere near your internet service provider's modem, and in plain view. The device should not be obstructed by other objects.

  1. Connect the power cable to the Google Wifi point.

  2. Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the Google Wifi point.

  3. Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the modem.

  4. Plug the adapter into a power outlet. A blue light will pulsate in the middle of the device when it is ready for set up.

Set Up the Wi-Fi Network and Each Google Wifi Point

Next, you will set up your Wi-Fi home network and each Google Wifi device.

  1. Open the Google Home app.

    To set up Google Wifi, download the Google Home app for iOS or Android. If this is your first time using the Google Home app, you must first set up your home on the app.

  2. Tap the plus in the upper-left corner.

  3. Under Add to Home, select Set up device.

  4. Tap New devices.

  5. Select your home.

  6. Tap Next. The app will search for the Wi-Fi device that you plugged into an outlet.

  7. Tap Yes.

  8. When prompted, scan the QR code which is located underneath your Wi-Fi device.

  9. Enter a name and password for your Wi-Fi network. When the set up is complete, the light in the center of the device will turn white.

  10. Repeat steps 2-8 to set up additional Wi-Fi points.

    When you are done setting up the Wi-Fi points, the Google Home app will run a mesh test to ensure the distance between points is correct and that the signal is strong.