Unboxing the Google WiFi and Why I need it with my PLDT Home Fibr Connection

I have a PLDT Home Fibr connection at home since 2017. Having a Fibr connection has changed my family’s behavior. I wanted to stay more at home so I can play games on my Playstation 4 while my mom enjoys watching her favorite Koreanovelas on YouTube without any bufferings on the app. So all is good, right? Well, not quite.

Our PLDT Home Fibr modem is placed in our living room, which is the center of our house. I had it installed there so that it can reach both sides of the house, whether on the ground or second floor. My plan worked as I was able to get signal on both sides of our second floor. Having said that, I failed to check the consistency of our connection, which I only realized months after. My mom also complained of not being able to watch YouTube properly while she’s in her bedroom, also located in the second floor. Apparently, the area where she access YouTube is a dead spot for the WiFi signal.

I also noticed this problem in my room downstairs opposite the living room. The WiFi signal is strong and I’m able to stream videos with ease, playing games however is a different story. Some of the games I play on my gaming laptop encounter latency issues, but when I bring my laptop to the living room, the latency issues are gone. I realized that the wall that divides my room and the living room is still a barrier that causes interference to my games.

I’ wrote a blog post about Five Quick Fixes for WiFi Deadspots last year and one of the solutions is having a mesh network. The mesh network I was talking about was Google WiFi, and when I heard about PLDT Home is going to offer it, it gave me hope for my home WiFi woes. I’ve been bugging PLDT about my order since then and after the long wait, I finally got them!

My PLDT Home Google WiFi subscription comes with three Google WiFi points, which I think is perfect. Google suggests that I’m going to need three WiFi points since my house is around 3300 sq. ft.

Unboxing the Google Wifi box contains the WiFi point, a charger, LAN cable and a Quick User Guide.

The Google WiFi device has a simple cylindrical design. The line at the center is actually lights up. A blue light will blink if it’s ready to be setup.

Found under each Google WiFi point are two gigabit Ethernet ports and one USB Type-C port to plug in the charger. Only one WiFi point is needed to be connected to the PLDT Home Fibr modem with an Ethernet cable.

Check out our video unboxing of the PLDT Home Google WiFi points:

On my next article, I will share how I installed the Google WiFi points in our household.

To subscribe to a PLDT Home Google WiFi plan, visit pldthome.com/fibr.

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