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Google Wifi

The Google Wifi gateway, also known as a point or puck, is now available for Cincinnati Bell Internet customers and it provides a whole-home Wi-Fi solution so customers can stream and download without missing a beat. Google Wifi points work together to create a "mesh network" providing consistently strong coverage in every room, for every device. Google Wifi can be set up as a single router, and it's easy to add more Wifi points to your network as needed.

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Google Wifi Guide
What do I need to know about the migration from the Google Wifi app to the Google Home app?

Cincinnati Bell uses the most advanced fiber optic technology to deliver Fioptics Internet to your home.Here's how to self-install your Google Wifi Point.

 

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What are the requirements for me to get a Google Wifi gateway?
Google Wifi Guide

We can certainly upgrade your service to the Premier Internet package which includes the Google Wi-Fi device along with a professional assessment of the Wi-Fi coverage in your home to ensure maximum connectivity, 24X7 support for all your connected devices, and peace of mind with our Internet Safeguard product for only $10.00 a month.

If you are interested, call, chat or visit a store to place your order today and schedule a technician to visit your home as soon as possible. You can visit cincinnatibell.com/premier for
more information.

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Google Wifi Self-Install Video
Can I use the Google Wifi gateways if I am also a Fioptics TV customer?

At this time, you are not able to use this piece of equipment if you’re a TV customer. The Google Wifi point will not work the same as a gateway that’s provided by a Cincinnati Bell technician during your install.

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Google Wifi Guide
What is Google Wifi?

In order to be eligible for this Google gateway, you must be a Cincinnati Bell Internet customer and Premier customer. You will receive an in-home assessment of your coverage and if weak spots are identified, a Cincinnati Bell technician will assign additional boosters as needed. No static IP customers can receive the Google Gateway. If you have video service, Fioptics TV, you are also ineligible for the Google Gateway. Visit cincinnatibell.com/premier for more information about Premier.

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Google Wifi Self-Install Video
How do I get a Google Wifi gateway instead of another type of gateway?

There are two hardwired Ethernet ports on the bottom of the Google point. Wirelessly, you can connect as many devices as you have in your home with the understanding that performance does suffer when the amount of devices increases.

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What do I need to know about the migration from the Google Wifi app to the Google Home app?
How do I get a Google Wifi gateway instead of another type of gateway?

Download the Google Wifi app from the App Store. Login using your Gmail/Google account (or create one). *You must be running iOS 10 or higher. Below are screenshots of the setup using the Google Wifi app on a mobile device.

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Google Wifi Guide
How do I get a Google Wifi gateway instead of another type of gateway?

A Cincinnati Bell technician will troubleshoot your problems and provide the best solution for you. If Cincinnati Bell is unable to resolve your issue or concern, the agent will contact Google on your behalf and transfer you to Google Support.  Or you can simply visit https://support.google.com/wifi
 

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Can I use the Google Wifi gateways if I am also a Fioptics TV customer?
What happens when I add my Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app?

If you previously set up Google Wifi devices in the Google Wifi app, adding your devices and settings to the Google Home app will allow you to:
  • Manage your Google Wifi network from the Google Home app
  • Use the Google Assistant to do things like pause Wi-Fi, check your internet speed, and show your guest Wi-Fi password on Nest displays
  • Add a Google Nest Wifi point to an existing Google Wifi network
  • Add a Google Nest Wifi router as an add-on point to an existing Google Wifi network*
*In this case, we recommend following the steps to add your Google Wifi device to a new Google Nest Wifi network instead.

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Before I perform the migration, what should I expect?
What do all of the colors that light up on the Google Wifi point mean?

Once you migrate your Google Wifi devices to the Google Home app, you’ll be able to do things like update your network settings, manage parental controls, and run speed tests in either the Google Home or the Google Wifi app. However, migrating your Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app does change some things:
  • You’ll need to use the Google Home app to rename Wifi devices and change the room of Wifi devices.
  • Existing managers in the Google Wifi app will be removed. You’ll need to re-add them in the Google Home app. You'll no longer be able to change managers in the Google Wifi app.
  • You’ll need to set up any additional Google Wifi or Google Nest Wifi devices in the Google Home app.
  • All members of the Google Home app (including existing and future members) will have the same level of control and access to your Wifi devices and settings as you.

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Google Wifi Self-Install Video
What are the requirements for me to get a Google Wifi gateway?

Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap Add device or service Next.
  • Choose a home and tap Next.
  • Confirm your Wi-Fi network, then tap Next.
  • Choose your settings, then tap Next Yes, I’m in.

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How do I migrate to the Google Home app?
How do I get a Google Wifi gateway instead of another type of gateway?

After you add your Google Wifi devices and settings to the Google Home app, the devices, network settings, and info from your Google Wifi app will also be visible in the Google Home app.

You’ll be able to access most features from both the Google Home app and Google Wifi app, but these features will only be available from the Google Home app:
  • Rename Wifi devices
  • Change the room of a Wifi device
  • New Wifi device setup
  • Change and add Wifi managers

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What do I do if I need technical support help using my Google Wifi point/gateway?
How do I get a Google Wifi gateway instead of another type of gateway?