First I switched the Virgin Superhub into Modem only mode. Then I connected the first Google Wifi unit and turned it on. I installed the app on my Android phone, and followed the really clear instructions. I copied the wifi username and password from my Virgin Superhub, which saved all the hassle of having to re-configure my wifi-connected devices. I moved my existing network Switch over to the Google Wifi unit, which means the Google Wifi unit controls all routing and IP addresses etc. At this point, I already had strong wifi, a great internet speed, and all my devices showed up in the software. I was able to, for the first time, easily prove what speed my Virgin internet connection was giving me (normally 106 down and 6 up). I then added the second Google Wifi unit downstairs to create a wifi "Mesh" throughout the house. A few different locations were tried before I settled on the best. The software allows you to test the Mesh strength easily.
All in all - its a bit expensive, but it JUST WORKS.
If you're the sort of person that is interested in networking and wants to dive straight into advanced settings, maybe don't get this.
If you're the sort of person who knows a bit about how networking works, but don't want to make a hobby of it or waste time on it OR you know absolutely nothing but can follow instructions, I'd say get it.
My top tip - don't try and combine with an existing setup. Ditch your existing setup and move completely to Google Wifi, letting it do all routing etc.
- Lovely small, sleek units
- Easy to setup
- Powerful Wifi.
- Great software to "lift the lid" on whether its all working or not.
- Its a bit pricey.
- Maybe not for advanced users who like a million settings to play with
Verdict - 5 out of 5 - LOVE IT!