Wireless Router

Google’s OnHub router now supports IFTTT

Google’s OnHub router now supports IFTTT

The OnHub is an odd and unexpected surprise from Google. While it has a very strong resemblance to Amazon's Echo, OnHub is primarily a wireless router. It's a smart router, though, allowing for more control and information via a smartphone. It is also meant to be the hub of Google's smart home ambitions. But there are only so many things you can do with a router, right? Google is now challenging that perception by opening up OnHub to popular web platform IFTTT, allowing almost anything to be done with the router.

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Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google's OnHub, the attractive WiFi router that recently got a makeover, has received a new update that (finally) brings a guest network option. With the feature, it is easier for guests to hop on your WiFi network, but you’ll have more control over what they can do, such as what devices can be accessed through it. The feature is available via the Google On mobile app.

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Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Founder of now-defunct Aero is back with a new company, and it is called Starry. As with Aero, Starry’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia is looking to change how things are done, not merely rehash the norm, and his latest attempt has set its focus on Internet, not television. Starry is in the process of deploying the first millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer-level Internet, but ahead of that comes something different: Starry Station, a router.

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Google unveils new ASUS OnHub router

Google unveils new ASUS OnHub router

Google has taken the wraps off its second OnHub router, this one coming from ASUS. The first OnHub router, which we’ve previously detailed, was released this past August, bringing with it a more modern and simplified experience. This new model is similar in many ways, featuring a similar — though arguably more sleek - design and simplified functionality, as well as a new gesture-based feature.

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Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

A group of developers opens up the Google OnHub smart router's software to find that it runs Chrome OS. That means the device is a Chromebook - or a Chrome... Hub... as it were. While it doesn't mean you're going to be connecting the machine to a display and using it as a Chromebox any time soon, it does mean that there's far more potential for this OnHub device than Google is letting on initially. This all points to smart home control.

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Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Nobody ever said that home networking kit couldn't be terrifying, and ASUS clearly took that to heart. The company's latest wireless router, the ASUS RT-AC5300, takes "world's fastest WiFi" as its primary boast, but we can't get past the intimidating looks.

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Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for Google On

Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for Google On

Google OnHub was revealed today by Google as the first doorway to a full smart home ecosystem. This service will be tied together with software protocols revealed in part earlier this year as Google Brillo and Google Weave. When Brillo was first revealed earlier this year, then-SVP of Product (now CEO) for Google Sundar Pichai showed how your smartphone would connect to all the Brillo-enabled smart devices in your home using a common-language protocol called Weave. This is the beginning of the smart home system called Google On.

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Google OnHub router detailed: aimed at easy, secure Wi-Fi

Google OnHub router detailed: aimed at easy, secure Wi-Fi

Today Google OnHub was revealed by Google and aimed at bringing the company into the networking market. This is the first time Google has created such a device, generally staying within the smart mobile device market - especially now that Alphabet exists. Google's OnHub router will make Wi-Fi secure, support home automation devices, and will look good as it does so. This is a router that doesn't need to sit under a pile of books or stay stuffed in your closet in shame - it doesn't look half bad.

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Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

However the FCC rules on Net Neutrality (we hear you’ll like the outcome), we’re sure most people consider their home Internet a utility. Connectivity is crucial to thriving in society, as we’ve migrated our physical existence to the digital world. That’s why poor WiFi, especially at home, is rage-inducing. A new startup, Eero, wants to change all that. Their small hardware, when positioned strategically around the home, cobbles together a range extender, repeater, and router into one device. By connecting more than one Eero, you’re creating a mesh network, scalable to your wants. and needs.

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VexBox disciplines teens with slow internet

VexBox disciplines teens with slow internet

The device we're looking at today is a box that hooks up to your home internet network to slow it down. Madness, you say? This device is made for parents of teenagers. Parents who, apparently, do not allow their children to own smartphones. This box controls the internet speed of your router, slowing it down to the same speed you'd have had if you clocked in at the birth of widespread internet - 56k and dial-up. Instead of turning the web connection throughout your house off entirely, this device just cuts your internet speed down to a crawl.

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WattUp promises wireless charging for up to 12 devices

WattUp promises wireless charging for up to 12 devices

Wireless charging is slowly becoming part of our actual, usable tech conversation. For quite some time, we’ve seen wireless methods and ideas slide across our screens, only to be let down when it never happens. With two of the largest wireless charging governing bodies partnering up to lead the charge forward, we’ve actually got reason to smile about wireless charging. We’ve also got license to discuss weird ideas again, because it’s actually possible we’ll get them! To that, we present WattUp.

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D-Link ULTRA Performance AC3200 router taps its inner drone

D-Link ULTRA Performance AC3200 router taps its inner drone

Have you ever looked at your WiFi router and found yourself wishing it looked like a drone? If so, D-Link's new ULTRA Performance AC3200 WiFi router will be right up your alley, featuring a sharp triangular design with carefully positioned antennas for an all-around mean look with distinct UAV design flavors. This new router is joined by a couple other ULTRA Performance offerings, giving consumers new 11AC home networking options. D-Link has also tossed a sphere-shaped WiFi USB adapter into the mix.

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