Your Google Home will disconnect from WiFi if it is experiencing weak WiFi signals or strong interference from nearby devices. This is how to fix the problem.
- Split your WiFi devices among your router’s 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands
- Move the Google Home to a different location
- Get a new router with stronger signals that can handle multiple devices
1 Split WiFi devices in 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands
2 Move the Google Home to a new place
3 Use “WiFiman” to test WiFi strength and interference
4 Too many devices connected to your router
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Split WiFi devices between and 2.4GHz bands and 5GHz band
Google Home can connect to your WiFi using either the 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz frequency bands. Both frequencies are used by many other devices, unfortunately.
Google Home is competing for connectivity with all your smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs.
Interference can occur during the attempt to connect. Interference can lead to your Google Home losing its WiFi connection periodically.
Google Home can be affected by interference from WiFi devices of your neighbors.
You might try connecting all your Google devices to your router on the 5 GHz band, and then connect all your other WiFi devices to its 2.4GHz band.
This will reduce interference and the number of devices using the 5GHz band. This will improve signal strength between your router, and your Google Home.
Move your Google Home from one location to another
You can also physically move your Google Home, preferably to a location near your router.
It should have many positive effects.
The WiFi signal strength will improve if you move your Google Home closer towards your router. The router is the best place to get signal strength.
Second, devices that might have interfered with your Google Homes connection previously, hopefully won’t be in this new location.
However, it is possible for your Google Home to continue disconnecting even after you have split your devices into the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, and moved your Google Home from a new location.
If this is the case, then you need to dig deeper and conduct a thorough investigation.
Use “WiFiman to test WiFi strength and interference
If your Google Home continues to disconnect, you will need to collect real data about WiFi strength and neighbor WiFi strength.
A neighbor’s strong WiFi network can cause interference to your WiFi access points, if you have a mesh system, or your router.
How can you tell if your neighbor’s WiFi has caused the problem or if it is just your router that is causing the problem?
This issue is relatively easy to diagnose. You don’t even have to knock at the door of your neighbor.
You’ll first need to download the app ” Ubiquiti WLANman”. This app should be available on both your iPhone and Android devices.
This app is free and allows you to check the WiFi strength of your router and any nearby WiFi signals.
You can open the app and walk through your home to see the “channels page” of the app. This will allow you to check the strength and presence of WiFi signals in each area.
To get a precise reading of your Google Home’s location, I recommend that you open this app on your smartphone.
Your WiFi network should appear at the top of the list. This means that you are in good health and have adequate coverage. You should see between 67 and 70 dBM within the app to determine your WiFi strength.
Take a look at the WiFi network of your neighbor and compare it to yours.
To increase the WiFi strength in a particular area, you may need to install a WiFi extender.
Your router is too busy with too many devices
Your Google Home may be unable to connect to the internet due to a final issue.This is a more difficult problem to diagnose.
If you are still experiencing connection problems, it is likely that your router or mesh WiFi network has a limitation.
This could happen even if your router has been around for a while.
You will want to ensure that your router is capable of receiving at least two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). It must have at least two bands. If not, interference can occur and all devices will be using the same band.
Two bands significantly improve signal strength and network balance.
A router that supports multiple simultaneous connections is the next thing you need. Many routers are not designed to connect to multiple devices simultaneously.
Your WiFi connection will stop working as soon as the upper limit is reached.
You will want a router made for smart homes.
Although I won’t go into detail, I did write an article on the best smart routers. There are many great options.
It’s amazing how much more WiFi-enabled devices in your house perform with the right setup.
Many users have reported that Google Home has disconnected from WiFi randomly over the past several years.
This can be caused by a weak WiFi signal, or interference from nearby WiFi networks.
Splitting all your WiFi devices between the 2.4 and 5.GHz bands is a good first step.
All your Google products should be connected to the 5GHz band, and all other WiFi devices on the 2.4GHz band.
To improve signal strength, you can also move your Google Home closer towards your router.
These steps may not work. You can use WiFiman, a WiFi analyzer that will check the strength of your WiFi signal as well as the WiFi signals around you.
Your router may not be able to connect to all your WiFi devices. You may need to purchase a new router that is designed for smart homes.
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