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If you own a Google Wifi or OnHub wireless router, chances are that you might have witnessed a bit of internet connectivity problems yesterday. The routers automatically and inexplicably lost internet connectivity and would no longer allow devices to connect. Not surprisingly, Google Wifi and OnHub owners began pinging Google for help, which turned out to be a futile effort at first. This was exacerbated by the fact that Google didn’t seem to have any answers to customers’ questions about what had taken place. Four and a half hours after users were first left in the dark by their routers, Google came to the table with an official cause for the outages: Today we experienced an issue with our Google... Read more...
The Google OnHub wireless router is here and it’s enjoying the spotlight at the moment, thanks to its handsome design and the promise of easy setup for the typical consumer. But as little as the OnHub resembles an ordinary router, it’s exactly that, which means if you use the OnHub, you’re sharing information about your online activities with a device designed by one of the most data-hungry companies in the world. Seems like the OnHub’s privacy policy deserves a look, no?Google’s online support already has a page devoted to the privacy policy for OnHub and the related Google On app, which is what you’ll use to change settings for the OnHub. To Google’s credit, the policy is remarkably jargon-free... Read more...
Google wants to solve your wireless woes with a new router that's designed for ease-of-use and ongoing upgrades without the fuss. Called OnHub, the spiffy looking router is the result of a joint effort between Google and TP-Link, the latter of which is plenty experienced in the realm of routers, extenders, and home networking in general. OnHub sports a cylindrical design that's aesthetically pleasing enough to place in the living room or other central location in your home. There are no external antennas sticking out of the thing or blinking LEDs. Google isn't being vain here; the focus on physical design is to encourage users to place the router in plain sight where it can perform it's best.... Read more...