[M] Google launches its own router and reviews are good

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by RS Wood, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. RS Wood

    RS Wood Guest

    From the «because getting your DNS isn't enough anymore» department:
    Title: Google launches OnHub router
    Author: Thom Holwerda
    Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:23:31 -0400
    Link: http://osnews.com/story/28786/Google_launches_OnHub_router

    While we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay
    connected, we're streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never
    built to handle. So today, with our partner TP-LINK, we're launching OnHub, a
    different kind of router for a new way to Wi-Fi. Instead of headaches and
    spotty connections, OnHub gives you Wi-Fi that's fast, secure, and easy to use.
    Over the years, I've had a lot of routers, and all of them were bad products.
    No ifs and buts. They had connection problems, terrible user interfaces, they
    were ugly, and a pain to use. Once I finally had enough, I decided to splurge
    and get an Apple AirPort Extreme. I can assure you - it's one of the best
    purchases I've ever made. Great UI, zero problems, it looks nice, and it always
    works. This new Google product is effectively Google's AirPort Extreme, and as
    such, I'm pretty sure this will be a great product too. Sure, like the AirPort
    Extreme, it's a lot more expensive than the crappy €35 routers you can buy,
    but they're totally worth it. There's also quite a beefy computer in there, and
    I wonder if you could get to it and do cool stuff with it.
    RS Wood, Aug 20, 2015
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    JAB Guest

    Here's Google's URL: https://on.google.com/hub/

    I'm sure its a nice router, but using a satellite ISP with limited
    bandwidth (or pay lots more), its not really relevant to have this
    JAB, Aug 20, 2015
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  3. RS Wood

    RS Wood Guest

    Looks like a nice device to me, as well. True, not so useful if you're
    stuck on an ISP that uses funky hardware. Maybe you route all your
    wireless devices through your ISP's device and call it a day.
    RS Wood, Aug 25, 2015
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    James H Guest

    HH5 is just as good.
    James H, Aug 26, 2015
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