In October, Google announced its new Nest WiFi Pro mesh router. Oddly enough, given the “Pro” in its name, users were reporting slow speeds and the router throttling their connections for some reason.
The good news is that if you have been affected by this issue, or if this issue is preventing you from purchasing the router, you may be happy to know that Google has released a new firmware update push out to the router that will be addressed from then on. the low speed connections users had with PPPoE settings. According to Google:
“The Google Home app’s built-in internet speed test results may be lower than expected for internet connection speeds faster than 500 Mbps. This will be fixed in an upcoming software release. The speed test issue does not affect the actual system performance. If you have an internet connection with speeds faster than 500 Mbps, use another speed test app from your phone or computer.”
The update should already be live, so if you’re affected by this bug, you’ll want to update the router as soon as possible. As well as the bug fix, the firmware update will add support for Thread Border Router as well as general security, stability and performance improvements, so it’s worth updating even if you weren’t affected by it.