How to setup Google Nest WiFi – part 19 – Set device Priority

In this video, we are going to take a look at how from Google Nest WiFi, you can give specific devices priority access to the bandwidth of your Internet connection. This feature is particularly useful, if your internet connection only has a limited amount of bandwidth. As Priority access ensures that a specific device will be given enough bandwidth so that video streaming, online gaming and VOIP calls remain smooth and judder free.

Note: On other routers the Prioritise Device function in Google Nest WiFi, is often called Quality of Service. However unlike other routers, Google Nest WiFi will not allow a device to have permanent priority access to your internet connection.

Quick reference notes:

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • From the Home page select WiFi – Devices
  • Select Prioritise device
  • From the list choose the device that you wish to assign with Priority Access
  • Select how long the device will be prioritised for.

Note: You can only choose 1, 2 or 4 hours when setting priority to a device. Only one device can be prioritised at a time and might adversely limit the wireless speeds of other devices on your network.

  • Select the tick in the top right hand corner to set Priority Access

Notes: When returned to the Network panel, you will be able to see how long a device will have priority access. If you need to stop that device from having priority access, simply select the End now link to the right of the device.

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