OnHub Google Router
If you have ever been frustrated with your home network, rebooting devices, pulling cables and remembering cryptic passwords and controls, then this is for you. Google has just taken another step inside the home space with this brilliant networking device.
OnHub makes the most of your existing internet service by using smart software to find the best Wi-Fi connection. You can set priorities (QoS) for devices so they get more bandwidth (Smart TV for watching Netflix) along with a circular antenna design providing a broader range of coverage in your home.
The setup is simple and done via an app, choose a password you can remember, and share it with a friend using the Google On app.
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It is also designed to support the growing number of smart devices, it auto-updates along with advanced security features to keep your network secure.
They are partnering with TP-LINK for the hardware so we’ll see how well they perform.
According to the Official Google Blog,
In the future, OnHub can support smart devices that you bring into your home, whether they use Bluetooth® Smart Ready, Weave, or 802.15.4. We also plan to design new OnHub devices with other hardware partners in the future. Stay tuned for news from our second partner, ASUS, later this year.
Currently on pre-order for $199.99 from online retailers in the U.S. including the Google Store, Amazon, and Walmart.com. It will be available for sale in retail stores in the U.S. and in Canada in the coming weeks.
For professionals and power users, they already have routers with similar features and functionality running in their homes. A good home router is around the $150.00 mark, but you have to do all the setup. So for an extra $50 to have something run very well with minimal effort on your part, sure seems like a good spend. Anything to keep the teenagers connected and happy, is a good investment 😉
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@googlenest Here's the screenshot. It's like I haven't set anything up. In fact, I just moved and set this up at the beginning of May. I recently added one of the Google WiFi points because I noticed the OnHub didn't seem to be performing well. The latter also has my desktop connected.
@googlenest This'll be in two parts, with the screenshot to come. My phones (with Google WiFi failing similarly on both of them) are a Pixel 3 XL and a Pixel 2 XL. The mesh consists of an OnHub from a while ago and two Google WiFi devices. The OnHub is directly connected to Verizon FiOS. 1/2
I've had and loved a Google Onhub for years but I have to say @Google takes the cake for the worst tech support experience I've ever had. So far 2 hours with most of that time wasted because the technician wouldn't listen. It's almost worth it to just buy a different product.
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