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Posted: 9/2/2015 4:30:33 PM EDT
Just received my google onHub, setup took about 30 seconds and I can already say it has boosted performance of the wifi.   I was having coverage issues on the far side of my home, and this completely blankets the house.  

I also found that the neighbor kid has been using the wifi.  LOL, the included software allows you to screw with them a bit.  All in all, very well recommended.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:22:56 PM EDT
T-Mobile provides this top of the line ASUS router free to customers (you have to return it if you terminate your phone plan).  It's tweaked for better cell phone performance.  Covers the whole house no problem.  

http://www.asus.com/US/Networking/RTAC68U/


Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:40:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 5:41:01 PM EDT by postpostban]

No way I'm buying a $200 router that I have no idea what else it is capable of doing.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:18:53 PM EDT
It's strange it has a USB port, but it is not setup to work, supposed to turn it on later with a software update.  I think they are using a lot of software configurable hardware, so that things can change without changing out actual hardware.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:31:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:32:50 PM EDT
Yeah... ah Google is not getting its own hardware on my networ'
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:56:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OhioLongRange:
http://bgr.com/2015/09/02/google-onhub-router-reviews/

you read that?
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Did just now.   Thanks for the link.  I have a TV, way on th eother side of hte house that is connected via wifi, and it is able to stream 4k video.  Thats the extent of my testing.  We have 16 laptops and iPads connected, and 6 T.V.s  all operating flawlessly.  

I am a happy camper.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 11:12:29 PM EDT
Sucker.  A $200 router that can't compete with other $200 routers.  It would probably be outdone by ~$100 routers.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/08/google-onhub-review-googles-smart-home-trojan-horse-is-a-200-leap-of-faith/
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 11:18:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NagOrzo15-1:
Yeah... ah Google is not getting its own hardware on my networ'
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I'm suspicious enough of using Google software.  No way in Hell would I hook up a piece of their hardware to my computer.  No sir, not gonna happen...  
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 11:41:18 PM EDT
I am not particularly paranoid over google and their nefarious plot to market to me.    12 hours in and I really like the management ability and being able to see which device is doing what and using how much bandwidth.  The ability to throttle any device, or give any device priority is also really nice.  1 thumb tentatively up for it.
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