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Hot Wi-Fi deal: Get a Google Wifi 3-pack for $175

It's a refurbished first-gen system, but it's cheaper than Walmart's refurbished two-pack.

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Josh Miller

Dead zones. Every home has at least one. In fact, the Wi-Fi signal won't reach the edges of my modest 1,500-square-foot apartment, and I intentionally put the router in the central room to give it the best chance for success. These days, the remedy is a mesh network that uses multiple satellite routers to blanket your home in Wi-Fi. Even in its first-gen, 2016 version, the Google Wifi got great marks, and right now you can get a Google Wifi 3-pack for just $175.

A few things to note. First, as I mentioned, this is the first-generation Google Wifi, not Google's 2019 update, the Nest Wifi. Also, this system is "Grade A" refurbished -- like-new and shipped in the original packaging. If you want to take advantage, be sure to select "3-Pack" from the drop-down menu on the product page. (The one-pack alternative, for $80, isn't nearly as compelling a deal.)

All that said, I really like this price. The closest I could find to something comparable was a two-pack at Walmart, also refurbished, for $190. That's $15 more and still one satellite short of the deal at Woot. 

Again, this model has been replaced by the Nest Wifi system in Google's official lineup, but this system did quite well in our testing. In CNET's review of the 2016 Google Wifi, editor Dong Ngo noted it was easy to set up and offered strong coverage, and, in summary, was (at the time) "the best Wi-Fi system on the market."

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