Back in June, we reported that Google was working on a new Wi-Fi 6 router and it’s now been leaked as the ‘Nest Wifi Pro’.

The main difference between Wi-Fi 6 and 6E is the use of a third bandwidth range, approximately between 6 GHz and 7 GHz. Generally speaking, Wi-Fi 6E should have no direct impact on the potential speed of your home/office network. Instead, this 6 GHz band is generally less crowded, indicating that home devices are less likely to interfere with each other.

In terms of price, a single Nest Wifi Pro router costs $199 compared to $169 for the 2019 Nest Wifi router and $99.99 for the relaunched 2020 Google Wifi.

A 2-pack costs $299.99 and a 3-pack costs $399.99, while the Nest Wifi Pro comes in Snow (White), Linen (Brown), Fog (Light Blue) and Citronella (Light Yellow/ green). This color aligns with recent products such as Pixel Buds Pro, Nest Doorbell (battery), and the upcoming Pixel 7.

Meanwhile, none of the listings mention a dot, which acts as a network extender and Google Assistant speaker. This is a return to the Google Wifi model of offering only one device. The price difference with this single-hardware approach isn’t as much as a Nest Wifi router and a set of points today ($269), while adding another point is $349. In return, each unit has an Ethernet socket.

The “Pro” naming scheme implies that the existing Nest Wifi will remain and follows the Pixel 6 and 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Buds Pro.

It’s slated to launch at the Made by Google event on October 6 alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. Google said it’s expecting Nest hardware at this event, and this new Wi-Fi router could join the 2nd-gen (wired) Nest doorbell we leaked last week.

Google’s new Nest Wifi router prepares for the future with Wi-Fi 6E

In June, rumors started circulating that Google was about to release a brand new future-oriented Nest Wifi router with Wi-Fi 6E. Now, it looks like this device has just received FCC approval, which bodes well for an upcoming release.

For those wondering, Wi-Fi 6E is a wireless milestone and upgrade, and many were frustrated when the previous Nest Wifi didn’t even support the Wi-Fi standard. Fi 6. However, it seems that this new model will be much more future proof.

The Wi-Fi 6E standard builds on the existing Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard and allows the use of the 6 GHz spectrum while providing improved speeds, reduced latency and more. Additionally, the ability to access the all-new 6GHz spectrum should help eliminate network congestion and interference from other devices, whether it’s yours or your neighbours’. With Wi-Fi 6E, users will have a wider spectrum, more channels, faster speeds, and several other improvements.

Internal and external photos of the depot remain confidential and unlisted, but they detail the on-board wireless technology as well as an “internal proprietary antenna solution consisting of 6 antennas”:

  • 2 x 2.4 GHz/5 GHz dual-band antennas for Bluetooth, Thread, 5 GHz Wi-Fi Primary
  • 2 x 5 GHz Wi-Fi Diversity antennas
  • 2 dual-band 2.4 GHz/6 GHz antennas for Wi-Fi

Compatible for the connected home

Since the release of the original Nest Wifi, connected home devices like Apple’s HomePod mini have adopted Thread — part of Google’s adopted connected home interoperability standard known as Matter. Thread can create a dedicated network just for connected home devicesmaking them more reliable and responsive, regardless of manufacturer.

However, we don’t know when Google’s new Nest Wifi might arrive. FCC documents mention privacy for 6 months, which suggests it might not arrive for some time in early 2023. That said, Google might release its next-gen router around the same time as its upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, the Pixel Tablet, and a new Pixel Watch later this year.

Google ‘Nest Wifi Pro’ leaks with 6E, higher price

In terms of price, a Nest Wifi Pro router costs $199 compared to $169 for Nest Wi-Fi Router 2019 and $99.99 for Google Wifi which was relaunched in 2020. Wi-Fi 5 on the current Nest router offers speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps.

A 2-pack costs $299.99 and a 3-pack is $399.99, while the Nest Wifi Pro comes in Snow (White), Linen (Light Brown), Fog (Light Blue) and Citronella (Yellow). clear/green). This color goes well with modern products like Pixel Buds Pro, Nest Doorbell (battery), and the Pixel 7. Also, we don’t know anything else about the physical design.

Meanwhile, none of the menus mentioned a dot, which serves as a network extender and Google Assistant speakerphone. This is a return to the Google Wifi model of offering only one device. The price difference with this single-device approach isn’t as significant as today’s Nest Wifi Router and Points package ($269), while adding another point gives $349. In turn, each unit has an Ethernet jack.

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