OnHub – Google

Nowe Meet OnHub, a new router from Google that’s built for all the ways you Wi-Fi.

As we rely on wifi more and more..Phones, tablets, and computers, TV boxes, home security systems, thermostats, coffeemakers, and home-automation products, need I continue?..the need for a solid wireless solution in the home is key.

One initial problem with OnHub is that for effectiveness, you will need to place this device in the center of your home. Now how many Xfinity or ATT techs install your gateway in the center of your house? Another limitation is that it only has one networking port.

Now, yahoo says, “That said, once you’ve got it set up, you should be happy with the results: This thing blasts Wi-Fi through your home like a fire hose on an anthill.”..and they say the setup is sinch.

Now, Google states it has 13 antennas inside, six each on the 2.4 and 5 gigahertz bands, and one that monitors the hotspot and constantly adjusts to give you the best range and speed. yeah, that’s a lot of internal antennas.

Both networks on both the 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n) and 5GHz (802.11n/a/ac) frequency bands operate simultaneously. But both networks use the same SSID, and the router decides for you which network each client should use.

For most DIY, that is great, but if you need to troubleshoot wireless signal interference, the lack of advanced features may leave you frustrated.

Setup

Yep, just a phone or a tablet. Some reports state that when setting up via Apple iOS device, things aren’t so easy. The setup may be straight forward and Google does a good job of giving the end user useful information during the app setup, like informing you that your existing routers wireless will need to be turned off. Ok, that’s great!…how many of you know how to login to your gateway / router and disable the wireless? Right!

All Geek Talk Aside

The OnHub is also well positioned for the future. It’s got all kinds of stuff inside that hasn’t even been turned on yet, like Bluetooth and Zigbee (a common home-automation standard). There’s a USB jack that doesn’t do anything yet, too. Google also says it will constantly upgrade your router remotely…interesting. Can you hear an Echo

 

Source: OnHub – Google

Source: Tech Hive