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Google WiFi issues show the downside of always-up-to-date routers

Google started getting into the consumer WiFi router space in 2015 by partnering with Asus and TP-Link to launch a line of OnHub routers. More recently Google launched its own whole-home solution called Google WiFi. Among other things, these routers are interesting because they’re supposed to be easy to set up and they download software and […]

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Deals of the Day (9-07-2016)

The Asus OnHub router looks more like a Bluetooth speaker (or maybe a tiny nuclear reactor) than a WiFi router. But under its unusual shape, the device features 9 antennas and support for dual-band 802.11ac WiFi at speeds up to 1900 mbps. It also supports Bluetooth and features a USB 3.0 port and one Gigabit Ethernet […]

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Google’s OnHub routers get smart home features with IFTTT

Google’s OnHub series routers are designed to be easy to use and attractive enough that you might not want to hide them underneath or behind furniture (which can actually improve performance since the signal won’t be obstructed). But another thing that sets OnHub devices from Asus and TP-Link apart from most other routers is their support for […]

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Google’s OnHub gets designer shells so you won’t want to hide your router

WiFi routers work best when they’re not tucked behind your gadgets, stuck on the floor, or otherwise positioned where you can’t see them… because if you can’t see them, the antennas have to work harder to blanket your space with wireless connectivity. So Google’s come up with an interesting way to get you to stop hiding […]

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Google and Asus launch an OnHub router with motion control

Google unveiled the first OnHub router about two months ago, promising it would deliver speedy wireless internet access and easy-to-use controls. Now there’s a second OnHub router… and it has at least one new feature. Unlike the original TP-Link OnHub router, the new Asus OnHub router supports motion control: you can wave your hand over […]

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OnHub is a simple $200 WiFi router from Google and TP-Link

Settings up a WiFi router isn’t exactly rocket science. But it does take a bit of work to change the default password, find the channel with the best connection, and solve problems as they arise. Google thinks it has a solution: the company has partnered with TP-Link to release a powerful but simple router called […]