Google Wifi

Google Wifi for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-08-17
  • Current version: 2.9.7
  • File size: 79.94 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Google Wifi on your Windows PC

Download Google Wifi for Windows: Google Wifi is an Utilities App, developed by Google, Inc.. The Utilities App was officially released 2015-08-30. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 2.9.7 which was officially released on 2018-08-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 537 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Google Wifi on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Google Wifi on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Google Wifi for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Google Wifi in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Google Wifi application icon. A window of Google Wifi will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google Wifi icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Google Wifi

Developer Description

The Google Wifi app lets you set up and control your Google Wifi points or OnHub right from your mobile device. It puts you in control of your network -- easily share your Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, prioritize them for better performance, or pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices. The app also provides insights to help you get the most out of your Wi-Fi. Here’s what you can do with the Google Wifi app: • Set up your Google Wifi system or OnHub in just a few minutes • Prioritize a device for faster speeds when it matters most • Pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices • See what’s connected to your network and how much bandwidth you’re using • Create a separate network for your guests • Run a network check to test your connection speed • Make changes to your settings, such as your Wi-Fi network name and password • Add a network manager who can help you monitor your Wi-Fi

App Reviews

  • Great product, terrible app

    By sl4mmy
    I think Google WiFi is great: easy to setup, great performance, lots of features (there’s a lot I wish they would still add, but it’s already pretty great). But the app itself is terrible, so I’m only giving it one star. First off, the UI seems simple at first, but it turns out you have to click A LOT to get anything done. Want to delay a schedule after it’s already started? You have to switch to the third tab, then go into Family, then click on schedules, then.... Actually, most of my complaints are around schedules. Why can you only delay a schedule by 30 minutes? How come when you delay a schedule that repeats the following night it causes the schedule to automatically start 30 minutes later the next night? Instead of (or in addition to) just setting start & stop times, why can’t you also limit the total amount of time spent online per device per day (or per schedule)? There’s a lot of potential here, but I’ve had this long enough now and I can’t say I’ve seen any real momentum behind this app. Is this just another 20% time project that escaped the Googleplex only for ongoing development to be abandoned quickly thereafter?
  • Needs QoS Controls

    By Atomx66
    We live in an area with extremely poor cellular reception and depend upon WiFi calling to make phone calls at home on our mobile phones. Unfortunately, you can only prioritize a single device for up to four hours, which only guarantees a connection to WiFi calling for that single device for that set period of time. Otherwise, the three adults in our home who need a dependable connection to WiFi calling are sometimes not connected to that service while the kids' phones are (the kids almost never make phone calls, so WiFi calling is not as important). There is no way to prioritize the adults' phones permanently, and we sometimes miss important phone calls because Google WiFi randomly assigns priority to other devices. It is so frustrating that I am actively searching for other systems that allow me more control over device prioritization. Too bad, too, as the system is great in all other areas.
  • Amazing

    By AAArmenta
    I did a fair amount of research about devices like these prior to settling on the Google WiFi and I can say it exceeded my expectations. The reviews I read seemed to all concede that the mesh devices available on the market are all pretty solid but Google hit the nail on the head due to ease of setup. I made a mistake by placing one of the access points just a bit too far from the base station which made the app kind of wig out. Once I fixed my mistake and went back into setup it took all of 10 minutes to set up three. Setup is rather generous because you don’t really have to do anything you just keep clicking next and the app sets it all up for you. Anyone in a large home, or a moderate sized older home with tons of walls like myself, should get this. It’s truly an amazing product.
  • Typical Google Ignorance for the Wrong Product

    By bboczeng
    Just to name a few: 1) force you to wait 3 minutes between restarted . Of course google knows this is ridiculous. Restart time depends on your device (modem) and would it take 1 min to fully start up? No. Google just want to make sure you hit the highest possible threshold for restarts so if you had further issues , it must not be a restart problem (to help their customer services) But come on, P99 of users should finish their restarts in 10 seconds . It is wasting everyone’s time if I need to re-setup the device due to other settings issues (not related to restarts) Basically, google it thinking that we are all idiots who can not even properly restart their devices. 2) can not activate Xfinity through the WiFi router. In the worst case , a typical WiFi router allows you to connect to it with your laptop via its default SSID and password . There you can change settings and even activate services like Xfinity. Google WiFi, on the other hand, can not. It assumes you somehow setup the internet connection without it and just use it to expand your WiFi coverage . So, even if I got google WiFi, I can not connect to it. You can only interact it with the app. And if Xfinty asks first time users to activate its service , google WiFi would simply fail to setup. I need to get back my old Ethernet desktop to set the entire thing up, even if WiFi and modem are properly connected. What a useless toy it is ??
  • Please update

    By Pauliejes
    Please add support for iPhone X. I have to use your application multiple times a day, at this point I'm very sad every time I open it and have to look at wasted real estate. It took more than Ten years to get rid of Two, One centimeter tall bars. It shouldn't take more than a week to fill all these beautiful new pixels that we have worked so long to achieve. I completely understand that making iPhones look better is low on the priority list here, but I'm begging. If that's too much to ask, it's ok, but I at least need a few more administrative controls over my network. I'm taking dev tools, I'm taking more informative diagnostics, I'm talking automated task control. If you'd like help, I'd be happy to send in my résumé. I could get a nice summer internship, and pay for more WiFi points. Thanks in advance! - Paul
  • Wifi Pause Status Broken

    By Ceres 7
    We have 7 schedules with 20+ devices setup in the app. They all seem to be working and pausing the internet at the appropriate times (good) but the app always now says they are not paused (bad). It's very hard to know if the schedules are actually working without checking all the devices which is impractical. Also it would be great if I could temporarily enable the internet for a device that would stay in effect until the next schedule change. Currently I have to disable the schedule or remove the label from the schedule to create an exception and unfortunately these changes are permanent and I have to remember to restore them later. Temporary exceptions for a specific device would solve most of these issues.
  • Great app but could use more features

    By Mikebel3
    Google WiFi does the basics well. I get great internet coverage throughout my 2 story home. Full speeds over WiFi everywhere. The app is functional and I like that I’m able to see there overall activity on the network. It would be nice if Google would continue to develop the parental features to compete with service such as Circle by Disney. Some routers even had Circle built into it. Google started off well with the groupings and such but it’s something they should make into a bigger priority. Overall I’m happy with gwifi.
  • Internet interruption

    By Fadi Amawi
    I have a trouble since one month ago, WiFi signal is full the internet provider WiFi also full , when I am connecting to google WiFi it’s interrupted from time to time with maximum one minute (at least every 30 minutes) at same time I am connecting to internet provider WiFi it worked fine without any problem, when I tried to check Google WiFi app it shown to me that google WiFi is offline , the recommendation inside app to solve the problem is either restart the router from internet provider or check the connection from internet and I did everything but unfortunately nothing solved, I don’t know what I have to do
  • Need ability to have different name for 2.4 vs 5 ghz band

    By Michaell1967
    Early adopter. Preordered before it’s even released. The biggest problem is the inability to have different names for the two WiFi frequencies. Google said their approach is better with having the same name for both and each device can automatically pick the the strongest signal. Great in theory. In reality, a lot of my devices end up constantly hopping back and forth between the 2.4 and 5 ghz bands. This includes another google product Nest. My new Nest Doorbell Cam, another preorder, is constantly dropping connections because it is hopping back and forth between the two bands like crazy. I was told to buy another WiFi router with 5 ghz band turned off in order to maurice the Nest work.
  • Too expensive for the features

    By Gigogoti
    I choose Google WiFi expecting security and a great product. But considering how much it costs I was expecting more. Not sure why I need an app to configure it. Most of the routers use a web interface. Internet down = Wifi down. Why?! I cannot split 2.4GHz and 5GHz in 2 networks... I understand wanting to make things simple except that it is impossible doing what a $40 router let you do easily. I also think the app itself it is not very intuitive. Not clear how to update the firmware. Not clear how to find the setting for the light. Not possible to turn on SafeSearch by default on the whole network.