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20 Mar, 2023
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A group of Nest Wifi router users on the Google Home app are being offered access to experimental features through a new option called "Wi-Fi Labs."

It's possible that an internal feature was accidentally made available to users outside of the intended test group. One user has reported seeing a "Wi-Fi Labs" option in the "Network settings" menu on their Google/Nest Wifi router. This page offers access to new features, including the ability to update the software channel to stable, beta, or dev. There is also a dogfood icon next to the update menu.

The page includes two toggles for "Safe Filtering By Default" on both the primary and guest networks, which blocks adult content by default. Additionally, there is a "VLAN" field and an option to upload diagnostic reports for all access points on the Wifi network.

These options seem geared towards Googler testing rather than being user-facing. Google may remove the Wi-Fi Labs option from the Home app at any time, so it may not be available to all users. The Nest Wifi Pro received its most recent software update in November, but beta testing new firmware could be appealing to some users, similar to the beta testing offered on Nest Displays, speakers, and Chromecast.