Teaming up with famous networking components manufacturer TP-Link, Google released OnHub, a new generation wireless router designed to cope with high bandwidth environments and be compatible with mostly any wireless technology to date. OnHub is capable of dealing with speeds up to 1900 Mbps. Its construction integrates 19 antennas disposed circularly, for a better signal spreading and reduced loss. Configuring OnHub is done through a simple but efficient application with the same name. It allows users to provide more bandwidth to devices requiring it, without creating a bottleneck effect as well as other practical features such as media streaming to a connected TV or multimedia device.
Along with the standard 802.11 connections, OnHub features 802.15.3 connections (Bluetooth Smart Ready) and it is also compatible with Weave, proprietary Google protocol for Internet of Things devices. It hold 4GB of internal memory to be used in accommodate software updates. The router features a modern, cylindrical appearance, allowing it to be placed on the desk without taking off to much space and remaining unnoticeable.
Using the Google On app, one can do network checks and be assisted in troubleshooting problems. Another feature allows network administrators to operate the router from anywhere, at home or remotely, through the same Google On. Visual representation of connected devices as well as bandwidth assignment can be done through the app. Also, new users can be allowed to use the network without sending the password through unsecured channels. As it was expected, Google OnHub is fully compatible with the whole Google devices set, such as Chromecast, Chromebook and Android TV.