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The Google Wi-Fi platform is a convenient and cost-effective mesh-router solution. But there’s a chance that you’ve tripped over it in the dark, or maybe it’s just not giving off a great signal from behind the couch. Solution? Mount it.
Like electricity or running water, I enjoy my internet most when I don’t have to think about where it comes from. Yet, I’ve tolerated a lot for my internet. I’ve shoved routers behind couches and next to litter boxes. I’ve strung 30 ft of modem cable across my house to make my router more convenient and reliable. Needless to say, I’m excited about the simplicity of Google’s Wi-Fi routers. The fact that I can get a great wall, ceiling, our outlet mount to complement the design of Google Wi-Fi for under $10 is just icing on the cake.
Whether you want to, or simply want to increase their range, we have the mounting hardware for you. Because there are so many options, we’ve chosen the best mounts for your walls, ceiling, and outlets, all for under $10.
If you want something that looks great and requires no installation, this outlet mount by Dot Genie may have been made just for you. All you have to do is slap this bad boy on an outlet and go on with the rest of your day. Oh, you need to move your Google Wi-Fi to a new room? Cool, just unplug the thing and jam it in some other outlet.
Unlike wall and ceiling mounts, the Dot Genie requires no cable management. The Google Wi-Fi’s power cable can be wrapped up and tucked away behind the Genie, which is quite satisfying. This mount would be great for anybody who just wants a clean setup with no installation. But if you’re worried about how this mount would look with an Ethernet cable plugged into it, or if you only have outlets behind furniture, I would suggest a wall mount.
The Mrount is a low-profile wall mount. It’s not bulky and sits flush with the Google Wi-Fi. You can install this wall mount with three screws (or a command strip). To secure the router, you just plop it into the mount. This would be great for placing the router on the wall behind a desk, or a piece of furniture, or anywhere an outlet-styled mount would look odd or function poorly.
The Mrount is one of the only Google Wi-Fi mounts that lets you route your cables through the wall. Routing isn’t not required, but If you’re trying to keep your Google Home off the ground without dangling any wires, this mount is an option.
Yeah, this is the cup holder mount. But its designed well and will fulfill some people’s specific needs. The LykusSource sits horizontally against the wall, like a shelf, and it’s got an area in the back to loop cables. If you installed this directly over an outlet, you could tighten the power cable on the back of the mount and save yourself the effort of installing any type of cable management.
The manufacturer claims that this mount won’t impact the quality of your Wi-Fi signal because it holds the router flat (most mounts turn the router on its side). I don’t think you need to worry much about that, but if you’re avoiding the other mounts specifically because they turn the router on its side… Well, there you go. And in a pinch, you could slide a 32oz soda into it.
This product looks a lot like a fire alarm and secures a Google Wi-Fi to the walls or ceiling. Now, why would you put in the effort to stick this thing to your ceiling? Well, a ceiling mounted router has an increased range and looks “professional.” If you’re trying to push the limits of your mesh Wi-Fi, then the Humancentric ceiling mount might be your thing.
Just don’t forget that you’ll need some cable management skills to install one of these without driving yourself insane. By the way, if any of these wall and ceiling mounts sound like a pain, don’t forget that the outlet mount is less expensive and requires zero effort.
The Koroao is another low-profile option for fans of wall or ceiling mounts. Like a fire alarm, you install the mount into your wall or ceiling and then twist the Google Home into it. It has a nifty slot to shuttle out the cables, which would look flush with a cable sleeve.
This is a good option if you’re in-between the security of the Humancentric and the neat look of the Mrount. I would especially suggest this if you want to be able to get your Google Wi-Fi down from the wall or ceiling without having to unscrew anything.
What makes the Google Wi-Fi’s hockey puck form-factor makes it dead simple to mount and with this selection of bargain-priced mount points you’ll run out of Wi-Fi units to mount before you run out of options.
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