New Google OnHub router is one of a kind

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Reviewing the search giant’s sleek and super-cool OnHub home router (while totally and completely trusting Google with personal info).

41 Comments on New Google OnHub router is one of a kind

  1. I think the guest network has been misunderstood here. They made the OnHub like a social network tool, where you can easily share your password with guests. This minimizes confusion (if any) or configuration clutter for those who do not want to hassle with guest networks.

  2. Dude….. i have a 4G LTE to wi-fi router that's better than this and it's 5 euros…. 70 MBit/s constant speed (6 MB/s average real download speed in the park on on the beach I think is not bad at all….), an awesome web interface, 2.4 and 5GHz, firewall, connection manager, security protocol manager, option for custom firmware (guess what the vendor provides the API), data count and control and everything else you will need from a router and it's not connected to some shit service that watches me all the time also guess what, it's with me even outside and i don't need a cable at all, it has 8h battery life and i can connect it to any micro usb phone charger or to a pc even to charge and yeah it doesen't have a real usb and a speaker but what do i care it's free and in my pocket and i don't care about the range too cause it's always with me…. and it's free from my internet company…. 😀 why do I need this crap….?

  3. Hub is a hub for corn and corn = hub and hub = porn so that = corn hub then that was turned into porn hub not PornHub but corn of porn hub for corn and onHub is for on cornhub which we see lots of nude corn and that is cornhub that's onhub by google and google has cornhub and corn hub porn so that is where pornhub came from the idea of OnHub by google!

  4. I've seen quite a few Dong Ngo videos since he started making them. Yes, he does have an accent that at first made him hard to understand, but you can understand him.
    I watch his videos because he covers pretty much everything about the product that I'd want to know without making it too long, and he does it with just the right bit of humor.
    Yes, I'll be having stirfriedrice on CNET as available. :)

  5. Once i saw google had partnered with TP-Link i knew this router was some shit, a missed opportunity with Motorola (wish they still owned it) if we can have a google x surf board router that would be nice!

  6. Only one gigabit port, an unusual USB (2.0?) port, and no web interface are enough to be deal breakers. The additional lack of features and middling performance make this thing a joke.

  7. God, I'm sorry, but you should improve your english before making reviews, I'm having such a hard time understanding. I know you're an expert, but work on your english!

  8. as if I wasn't suspicious enough of Google now they want to route my internet with me signed in on my Google account. this router isn't even that great. the one provided by my internet company has more capability and is probably 30-40 dollars if I bought it myself.

  9. Crap router. No local access means that if they decide to stop supporting the older router (keep in mind that they do drop support for their older products (e.g., older nexus devices), you will have a device that risks becoming a paperweight if they decide to drop cloud support for it, or you will have a device that will never receive another security update, and you will have no way of replacing the firmware with a community maintained one.

    For AC 1900, that performance is horrible. For budget AC1900 routers (tp-link makes one) you get a sustained throughput of over 500mbit/s

    For high end ones such as the netgear R7000, with an AC1900 client, you can pull over 700mbit/s. Google probably went with a really low end WiFi radio, and then took a quality over quality approach by adding multiple different wireless standards.

    TP-Link is a company that is able to work with a massive range of vendors and hardware, thus they are a company who can do a top of the line router, but also do an insanely cheap bottom dollar one, google likely went with them in order to have them help them come out with the cheapest router possible so that they can have a massive profit margin which will cover the cost of providing "free" cloud services for what Google considers the life of the product (the arbitrary length of time they choose to support the product for).

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