Google WiFi – Great Coverage – Great Device – Plus Parental Controls

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Looking to expand WiFi coverage throughout your home or business and have parental controls if you need them.

Then try Google WiFi which uses a mesh network to distribute the internet.

What is a mesh network?

Google Wifi uses what’s called a mesh network to provide Wi-Fi. A mesh network is a group of devices that act as a single Wi-Fi network; so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi around your house, instead of just a single router. These Wi-Fi sources are called Wi-Fi points.

Since Wi-Fi is broadcasted from each Wi-Fi point (and not just a single router), it can provide better coverage over a wider space. The more Wi-Fi points you have, the more you can spread them around your house for better Wi-Fi.

And all Wi-Fi points are connected to each other wirelessly. (No need to run ethernet cables all throughout your house!) As long as they are within range, they can communicate with one another without going through a middleman (a router).

This allows for faster, more efficient routing of your data – the internet.

Parental Controls 

Google WiFi also has great parental controls including:

Automatically block millions of adult websites

Rest a little easier with site blocking. Use labels to set up site blocking, which uses Google’s SafeSearch technology to prevent millions of adult websites from showing on your kids’ devices.

Pause Wi-Fi access on demand

With Wi-Fi pause, you decide when your kids have access to the Internet on their devices. Keep your kids on task by pausing Wi-Fi for a label or for specific devices right in the moment with just one tap.

Schedule internet time-outs

Stop worrying if your kids are killing time online instead of sticking to their regular routine. Use labels in Family Wi-Fi to schedule Wi-Fi pauses during those predictable busy times like bedtime or homework time. Let the Wifi app take care of the rest.

Group devices with labels

Labels let you group multiple devices together so you can pause, turn on site blocking, or create schedules with just a few taps

I have been using Google WiFi since it was launched and highly recommend it.

More information can be found here : Google Wi-Fi

 

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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