Google Is Developing a Solution for Slow Nest WiFi Pro Routers

Google Is Developing a Solution for Slow Nest WiFi Pro Routers

Google will begin rolling out a software update for its recently released Nest WiFi Pro mesh router system early next week. The company said in a statement to The Verge that it was "investigating reports of a small number of users experiencing reduced internet speeds" while using the device, and that it was "working to roll out a fix."

When connected to other WiFi 6E-compatible devices, the Nest WiFi Pro can theoretically support speeds of up to 5.4Gbps. However, shortly after the system went on sale on October 27th, reports began to circulate on the Google Nest Community forums that the Nest WiFi Pro was restricting some users to speeds ranging from 40Mbps to 90Mbps. In many cases, those same users discovered that their old WiFi 5 Nest mesh routers outperformed the new device in speed tests.

It's important to note that not everyone is experiencing slower-than-expected speeds with their Nest WiFi Pro. According to Google, the problem is primarily affecting users in the United Kingdom who use point-to-point protocol over ethernet (PPPoE) networks. However, there have been reports of users in the United States and other parts of Europe experiencing similarly poor performance.

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