Google Wifi Makes A Stop At The FCC

Google's wireless network solutions currently only includes the OnHub router, but that's about to change soon as they're preparing to start taking pre-orders for Google Wifi in the near future, with an expected launch time frame of sometime in December for when the devices begin to ship to people who have ordered the device. While the Google Store still only allows users to join a "notify me" list to get an email alert when Google Wifi is available to pre-order and eventually buy, Google does seem to be setting things up for an arrival very soon, as Google Wifi has just made a stop at the FCC recently which suggests that a launch is around the corner.

Aside from the FCC appearance that has shown up today, Google also posted up a new video to YouTube which walks users through how to set up Google Wifi in the home, which included steps like first plugging it in with the included AC adapter, then connecting it to the modem and running through the companion app to let it take care of the rest before moving on to setting up additional access points around the home if needed.

When Google Wifi hits store shelves and other retailers, a single access point will cost consumers $129, with a three-pack being the other option at a price of $299. Of course if you simply need 2 you can pick up a second at the same cost of $129 and come out with a total price of $260. Although many homes which are larger will need two or three Google Wifi access points to cover the entire home, people with homes or apartments that are less than 1500 square feet should be fine with one, according to Google's landing page for the product. That said, there is nothing stopping anyone from buying a second Google Wifi router anyway just to be sure. While there is no new information to speak of in the FCC filing, it's appearance at the regulatory body should mean that Google is close to releasing the product, as the FCC is typically one of the final stops for certification before a device of this nature can be sold.

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