Looking for a WiFi router for your Home or Office, then you should try a Mesh WiFi system. If you don’t know about Mesh Network, It’s a network of a group of WiFi routers that provides seamless network coverage in all parts of your Home/Office eliminating all the dead spots. The Mesh network gives the full speed in every corner of your place as your wifi network has multiple access points.
In Mesh WiFi Routers you will find Google’s Nest WiFi routers among the popular ones. Google Nest WiFi and Nest WiFi Pro are the best ones available. In this article, we have written about how they are different from each other. You will get a detailed comparison between Nest Wifi vs Nest Wifi Pro.
Both the Google Nest WiFi and Nest WiFi Pro has a cylindrical marshmallow-type design. The difference between both routers is Nest Wifi has a matte finish and Nest Wifi pro has a glossy finish. The Pro model is also a little taller than the Nest Wifi. Both the routers are packed with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The Nest Wifi Pro is available in Snow (white), Fog (light blue), Linen (beige), and Lemongrass (Iight yellow) color options. Nest Wi-Fi comes in Mist (light blue), Sand (light pink) and Snow (white) color options. Both the router has a very cool design and doesn’t ruin your home decor.
WiFi Speed and Performance
Nest Wifi is packed with Wifi 5 and supports data transfer up to 2200 Mbps, Nest Wifi Pro is packed with 6E and supports up to 5400 Mbps speed. The Nest Wifi is powered with a Quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU 1.4 GHz SoC with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. Nest Wifi Pro is powered with Qualcomm SoC IPQ5018, 1.0 GHz Dual-core A35 with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage. Moreover both the routers can handle up to 100 connected devices.
Nest WiFi vs Nest WiFi Pro Specs Comparison
|Nest WiFi||Nest WiFi Pro|
|SoC/Power Management||Quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU 1.4 GHz||Qualcomm SoC IPQ5018, 1.0 GHz Dual-core A35|
|Wireless||AC2200 4×4 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 5, Dual-band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)||Tri-band Wi-Fi 6E (AXE5400), supporting 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Thread||Thread border router 802.15.4||Thread border router 802.15.4, Matter-enabled|
|Memory||1 GB RAM, 4 GB Flash||1 GB DDR3L, 4 GB eMMC storage|
|Ports||2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN and LAN)||2 Ethernet ports supporting 1 Gbps wired speeds|
|Performance||Handles up to 100 connected devices||Handles up to 100 connected devices|
|Security||WPA3 encryption, Automatic security updates||WPA3 encryption, Automatic security updates, TPM|
|Design||Snow color, 45% post-consumer recycled plastic||High gloss plastic, 60% recycled materials|
|Compatibility||Compatible with previous-gen Google Wifi devices||Not compatible with previous-gen Google Wifi devices|
|Wi-Fi Standards||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
|Mesh Network||Expandable 802.11s mesh Wi-Fi||Cannot be combined with previous-gen devices in a mesh network|
Price and Availability
Google Nest Wifi is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States (except Puerto Rico). Nest Wifi Pro is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States. In the US the prices of both Nest routers are as follows.
|Nest Wifi||Nest Wifi Pro|
At last, if you want more speed for your work then Nest Wifi Pro is a good choice for you. If you’re a normal user who just wants seamless network coverage in all parts of your place then Nest Wi-Fi is a good option.
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