Picture this: You’re in the middle of a Netflix binge when the dreaded buffering symbol invades your screen and ruins your life. You make a mad dash for the router, but you’re not sure if its flashing lights are good, bad or a sign of an impending Internet apocalypse. You might be able to avoid a mega crisis like this in the future with Google’s smart, app-controlled WiFi router, OnHub. OnHub aims to put your old, robotic router to shame with a stylish and easy-to-use router that can prioritize your devices, get you human feedback and nab you the fastest WiFi connection around.
No one could have predicted the popularity of digital media streaming — least of all our old routers, which, in both speed and ease of use, seem to fall short of meeting our modern, more intense Internet usage needs. That’s why OnHub’s smart software leverages your existing Internet connection to offer you the fastest WiFi connection available, at speeds of up to 1900 Mbps. Long gone are the days when you’d have to stand on your tiptoes in your attic to boost your WiFi signal. OnHub has circular, congestion-sensing antennae, offering you more reliable, multi-directional WiFi coverage in your home. Once you’ve found the perfect place to plop down with your laptop for some streaming action, OnHub allows you to prioritize bandwidth so that the desired device gets the fastest WiFi connection.
The OnHub’s associated app, Google On, guides you through the simple setup of your router — a process that Google suggests takes only minutes. As part of this process, you’ll be able to choose a secure password that’s much easier to remember than traditional WiFi passwords that resemble encrypted code. You can even share this password with a trusted friend through the app. While traditional routers speak a language that only R2D2 can comprehend, OnHub speaks human. If there’s a problem with your network connection, you don’t have to grow your first gray hair deciphering the solution. Google On tells you what the problem is and how you can fix it. You can also easily keep an eye on network speed, run network checks and control your router remotely!
The OnHub continuously improves itself, updating its own software with new features without interrupting your connection. The OnHub has 4GB of storage, so there’s plenty of space for these auto-updates. Google also promises to keep your network safe with constantly-evolving security features. And because the OnHub is Bluetooth Smart Ready, it has the potential to interact with other devices in smart homes of the future.
Ready to get in on the action? You can pick up an OnHub for $199 in either blue or black from the Google Store or a number of participating vendors like Amazon, Frys.com, TP-LINK Store and Walmart.
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