Do you need a router for Google Fiber?
You can use Google Wifi and OnHub as routers with your Google Fiber Network Box. Because they're Wi-Fi routers, Google Wifi and OnHub require a broadband Internet connection like the one provided by the Google Fiber Network Box.
Each TV Box is also a Wi-Fi access point, which extends your wireless network to more areas of your home. Connecting directly to the TV Box provides the fastest possible speeds—up to 100 Mbps (higher speeds may be available by connecting directly to the Network Box). Learn more about using your Google Fiber TV service.
- Open your Chrome browser and from the top right Chrome menu button, select Settings. Alternatively, you can simply type http://chrome://settings in the address bar and hit Enter. Scroll down and click on Show advanced settings. Now scroll down to the Passwords and forms section and click on the Manage passwords link.
- If you're already using a Google product such as Gmail, for example, then you have a Google Account. If you're not sure you've signed up for any Google products, you can check by visiting the Google Accounts password change page. Enter any email address you think you might've used to create a Google Account.
- Sign in. Enter your Google Account email or phone number and password. If information is already filled in and you need to sign in to a different account, click Use another account. If you see a page describing Gmail instead of the sign-in page, click Sign in in the top right corner of the page.
Google Fiber says its service allows for the download of a full movie in less than two minutes. In order to use gigabit speeds as of 2013, devices would require support for Gigabit Ethernet and category 5e or greater cabling, or a 802.11ac compatible WiFi router and wireless adapter.
- AT&T (T) GigaPower is a fiber-optic network that promises maximum data transfer speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, which is about a hundred times the speed of a typical broadband connection.
- Google Fiber is already available in:
- Atlanta, Georgia.
- Austin, Texas.
- Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Kansas City in Missouri and Kansas.
- Nashville, Tennessee.
- Provo, Utah.
- Salt Lake City, Utah.
- The Triangle in North Carolina.
- Perform a Google Fiber Self-Installation
- Step 1: Locate and power the Fiber Jack.
- Step 2: Connect the Fiber Jack to the Network Box.
- Step 3: Connect the Network Box to a power outlet.
- Step 4: Connect to your Fiber Setup Wi-Fi network.
- Step 5: Create your private Wi-Fi network.
- Step 6: Install Fiber Phone (optional)
Updated: 3rd October 2019