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Google Wifi reviews: Meshes with your lifestyle

The Verge’s Dan Seifert has a positive review of Google’s new mesh networking system:

Google Wifi is not the fastest performing mesh system, as borne out in my testing results. But it is less expensive than the others and is very easy to set up and use. It provided more than enough of my (generous) internet connection to reliably stream 4K video in every room, and it was able to blanket my home with a strong Wi-Fi signal, despite the multitude of devices connected to it at all times.

The embargo is clearly up, because I also read good reviews at Engadget, Mashable, CNet, and elsewhere. Only the latter, from what I can see, talked at all about data collection:

Google says the Wifi doesn’t collect user activity data, like what sites you’re visiting. By default, it appears to collect only hardware-, app- and network-related information. However, you can turn this off in the Privacy section of the settings.

Mesh networking is clearly the direction home internet is going in. I’m only sad that Apple discontinued its own line of routers before getting into the game.