While we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay connected, we’re streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle. So today, with our partner TP-LINK, we’re launching OnHub, a different kind of router for a new way to Wi-Fi. Instead of headaches and spotty connections, OnHub gives you Wi-Fi that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.
Over the years, I’ve had a lot of routers, and all of them were bad products. No ifs and buts. They had connection problems, terrible user interfaces, they were ugly, and a pain to use. Once I finally had enough, I decided to splurge and get an Apple AirPort Extreme. I can assure you – it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Great UI, zero problems, it looks nice, and it always works.
This new Google product is effectively Google’s AirPort Extreme, and as such, I’m pretty sure this will be a great product too. Sure, like the AirPort Extreme, it’s a lot more expensive than the crappy â‚¬35 routers you can buy, but they’re totally worth it.
There’s also quite a beefy computer in there, and I wonder if you could get to it and do cool stuff with it.
Asus routers are pretty good, for example: https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC68U/
But I’m not sure why are they so hard to update? Even with open firmware like DD-WRT and the like, in order to update them one has to flash the image. Why can’t they offer over the air update like most modern computers do?
Edited 2015-08-18 22:41 UTC