Google today pointed to results of a test from an independent company suggesting that its $129 Google Wifi routers can deliver faster internet connections than similar routers from other companies.
Unlike some other routers, a single Google Wifi can be hooked up to one or more others in a location to create a mesh network that will improve the overall performance in any given place within that location. That’s also the value proposition of Eero and Luma, both of which preceded Google Wifi. So Google had the outside firm compare its product with the other two.
Allion placed two routers from each company in a 3,000-square-foot, two-floor home, one on each floor, and then checked connection speeds with a MacBook Air at four locations around the home, as Google product manager Roshan Baliga explained today in a blog post.
“Google Wifi is 75 percent faster than Eero in the living room, and more than twice as fast as Luma at the same location,” Baliga wrote. In one area within the home, he wrote, the tests showed the Google Wifi delivering a connection five times faster than Eero’s.
Also today, Bloomberg reported that Apple has closed its router division, after years of sales of AirPort products.