We're streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle.
Meet On Hub, a new router from Google and TP-Link that's built for all the ways you Wi-Fi.
On Hub provides smooth streaming and speedy downloads for all of your devices, speaks in a language you understand, and keeps getting better.
I can't think of a single time I ever wanted a router to speak to me. Also this glosses over the fact that 99% of people are likely more limited by their internet service than any AC speed router...
Until you are running backups over your server or streaming to 5 devices at once.
Nothing against google, but... I'll wait until I see the benchmarks and reviews before considering their OnHub model.
TP-Link doesnt have the best (or worst) reputation in the market.
A good \GUI can go a long ways for helping with set up and many many routers have a GUI that sucks ASS!
I've been happy with buffalo routers.
You can use the Buffalo GUI which is pretty straight forward and easy or go full blown DD-WRT if you need more.
As someone else posted. I am a Ubiquity user and I'll never look back. I have the ERPoE-5 and one of the UniFi AP-AC and I couldn't be happier.
Consumer routers are just crap compared to Ubiquiti's cheaper prosumer gear.
Zarathustra[H];1041802040 said:Just because I am curious, what kind of benchmarking have you seen on routers? I'd be curious.
Personally I use a pfSense install on my ESXi box as my router and a Unified LR wireless AP for WiFi.
I've been very happy with the combination.
With it being a Google product sitting between my network and the internet, I wonder what kind of data it would be collecting...
Yep. And it has "clouds". TP-Link too? Win-win. One ethernet port? Shazam. It can do the Wi-Fis? Great googly moogly.I think by wifi they meant "a new way to spy on you"
The target audience for this device requires that it be affordable and not an eyesore (cord clutter).
I'll stick with my pfSense router and Ubiquiti ACs, thanks google. That thing looks like a trash can with LEDs - not a router.
I have a Buffalo at home. The Gui sucks ass. Can't find a single thing I like about it. I had a Netgear prosafe for 8 years, then a cisco/dlink with DDWRT. If it wasn't for a speed problem with DDWRT, I'd still be on it.