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Google updates Wi-Fi routers to check multiple connections

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has added a new feature to its network that lets users measure how each is performing on their Internet network.

The new feature will basically run a speed test on each device and inform the users which devices need to be kept within a closer router range for a stronger connection.

Globally, an average of 18 devices are connected on each "Wifi" network.

"With so many devices on your network, we want to make sure you have a way to know each device has the best connection possible, and that your home is doing its job," Google's Product Manager, Alex King, wrote in a blogpost on Tuesday.

"This update to our Network Check will be available in the coming weeks to all Wifi users around the world -- just open the Google Wifi app to get started," said.

Google said that knowing coverage is poor in an area of your home can help you pinpoint the exact bottleneck when you notice a connectivity slowdown.

"Then, you will know to move your Google Wifi point closer to that device or even move the device itself for a stronger connection," said.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:20 IST