Google rolls out free Wi-Fi upgrade that instantly boosts your router’s security

GOOGLE is launching a free Wi-Fi upgrade that aims to immediately increase your router’s security.

The tech giant unveiled its first major update in a year, designed to improve the performance of Nest Wi-Fi routers and points.

Google promised improvements to the company's Nest home Wi-Fi router points


Google promised improvements to the company’s Nest home Wi-Fi router pointsPhoto credit: Alamy

It’s rare for Google to make such big improvements. 9to5Google reported.

The California-based company said the new development should provide customers with “improved energy management” as well as “safety improvements.”

The last such update came last September and promised to improve overall security, stability and performance.

This comes after a free new Google Maps upgrade went live, helping people find places even faster.

The company also fixed 33 security flaws in Android phones, including three that may have allowed hackers to gain complete control of the devices.

Last Monday Google celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Meanwhile, computer experts last month recommended the best locations for routers to get faster internet speeds.

Another IT guru described what he called “Wi-Fi feng shui,” identifying the right places in the house for routers.

But there is also advice on the worst places to put routers, as common household items often become a nuisance.

Underfloor heating is also blamed for performance losses.

A list of ten common things that can slow down your Wi-Fi has been published, along with possible remedies.

Slow speeds can hinder people when working from home or streaming TV, films and music from sites such as BBC iPlayer, Disney+, Netflix and Spotify.

However, a Wi-Fi “app tap” trick has been unveiled that shows how you can stop hidden “speed vampires” from slowing down your internet – and other ways to improve connections have been offered.

And a Wi-Fi security expert warned of five serious security flaws that could jeopardize both speed and security.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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