Google enters the routers market with OnHub

OnHub is a consumer wireless router that represents the entrance of the Internet giant in the field of networking products.


It has been developed by Nest – the specializing in smart home devices company for which Google paid a fortune – in collaboration with the TP-Link, the popular Chinese firm in the network segment. Google aims to integrate the concept of OnHub in other devices by partnering with various manufacturers, including ASUS, is quoted at the end of this year.

And how is this OnHub work?

As you can see in the pictures it has a design very different to the usual wireless router with the typical lights and antennas by what their integration at any point in the home not visually makes it look great. Beyond a cylindrical to better broadcast signal within attractive external design it includes 13 antennas for access to the bands 2.4 and 5 GHz.

Google promises that their Wi-Fi router OnHub can reach speeds up to 1.900 Mbps, offering peak performance at all times, with automatic settings and prioritizing the channel bandwidth to each connected device. The company offers an application to easily manage the router from Android and iOS mobile devices.

In addition to wireless network Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) connections supports Bluetooth Smart Ready, Weave and 802.15.4 for smart devices. It includes a USB 3.0 port and 4 Gbytes of storage where Google promises include regular security updates and new features automatically.

OnHub be available in the US on August 31 in the Google Store and retailers like Amazon with selling price of $199. It is different but it’s not cheap for a wireless router that there are hundreds on the market.