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Google’s new OnHub router vows to make all your Wi-Fi headaches disappear

Published Aug 18th, 2015 8:45PM EDT
Google OnHub Wi-Fi Router Announced
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Wi-Fi in your home probably isn’t as good as you want it to be. In fact, there are probably plenty of times when you have to reset your modem and/or router just to get it working again… and even then you might not get a consistent signal in many places in your house. Google, however, thinks that it has a fix for all that: A new Wi-Fi router called OnHub that promises to end your Wi-Fi headaches for good.

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Google designed OnHub in conjunction with TP-LINK and Google says that it features “a unique antenna design and smart software” that “keep working in the background, automatically adjusting OnHub to avoid interference and keep your network at peak performance.” The device also scans available airwaves to search for the best congestion and it lets you prioritize some devices so if you want to watch Netflix, you can give it priority over apps that are running on background on your smartphone.

Google is also touting the fact that you can manage OnHub via a smartphone app instead of fiddling with cords and reset buttons. This app “tells you how much bandwidth your devices are using, lets you run a network check, and if there’s an issue with your Wi-Fi, the app offers suggestions to help.”

In all, it sounds very cool and a welcome change from the normal way we handle Wi-Fi.

You can preorder the OnHub router over at Amazon by clicking here and be sure to check out Google’s first official promotion for the OnHub below. OnHub will be available in the coming weeks at select retail outlets.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.