Google Wifi: Google’s second attempt at a home router [Updated]
Google final 12 months launched the OnHub Wi-Fi router. This 12 months it has a brand new providing: Google Wifi (sic; though the wi-fi expertise is correctly written “Wi-Fi”, Google’s product will not be).
The brand new entry level is a little bit white cylinder. The principle new function? It is mesh-capable, so you possibly can add new items round your house to increase your Wi-Fi protection. It will robotically decide which channels you employ, to ensure it is all the time as quick as it may be. To that finish, you should buy one among them for $129, or a 3-pack for $299. Preorders will begin in November, delivery in December. You may be part of the ready record here.
There’s additionally a companion app to regulate the hotspots; you can management your children’ Wi-Fi entry from the consolation of your telephone.
The router is a 802.11ac system with 2.4GHz and 5GHz and a pair of×2 antennas, supporting beamforming. It is described as AC1200, so it ought to provide about 900Mbps for 5GHz connections, 300Mbps for two.4GHz ones. It additionally has two gigabit Ethernet ports. For a router it additionally packs lots of processing energy: it is obtained a quad core processor, with 512MB RAM and 4GB flash.


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