Don’t act too surprised, it was bound to happen sooner or later
Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Joe Avery, Adam Outler+1’d by: Andy Nguyen, Adam Outler, Joseph Cappellino, Alfredo Hernández, Martijn Kuenen, Jeremy Baugh, Roberto Mezquia Jr, Robert Hamilton, Isaac WintersAaron Honeycutt – 2015-09-08 14:46:27-0400it was, it really was bound to happen. Adam Outler – 2015-09-08 20:49:54-0400Let me know how if stacks up to your current unit. I doubt it could touch my R6 with beam formation and 6 spaced-out antennas.Keith I Myers – 2015-09-08 20:59:37-0400+Adam Outler – I am getting much better performance then I was getting with my AmpedWireless RTA15. No dead spots and intranet speeds are within what I would expect. With this said, I cannot yet recommend this router as it is missing a lot of features that I would consider critical such as the ability to mount a hard drive to the USB port (I have a workaround for now) and the lack of a web based UI. I am sure a lot of these issues will be resolved with an OTAJoe Avery – 2015-09-08 21:07:16-0400I was telling a friend, though I love the simple setup idea, they should open source the software for community builds, like wrt, or at least have plug-ins, like apps, that you can download to add features.
With that they could have a sdk, to allow one to build apps for things like a NAS, OwnCloud server, Web page hosting, WordPress page host, ect. All the things you expect from the top notch routers on the market. Keith I Myers – 2015-09-08 21:17:49-0400+Joe Avery – I do wish that the router was more “hackable”, I do not feel that it will ever be as it looks like a lot of work was done to secure this thing. Google/TPLink invested in a “Infineon SLB 9615” Trusted Platform Module which can prevent third party firmware from running.
There may be some hope for custom apps, the router has 4 GB of onboard storage which is insane as far as routers go and the fact that it has ZigBee support could mean that Google may add a OnHub App Store in the near future to take advantage of some of these currently unused features. The router also has a pretty nice speaker which makes me think that it may get “Cast” support for Audio in a future update. Joe Avery – 2015-09-08 21:19:26-0400Or Google now support!
Keith I Myers – 2015-09-08 21:20:57-0400+Joe Avery – I was hoping for that to be honest but the OnHub router lacks one important requirement, a microphone.Joe Avery – 2015-09-08 21:24:32-0400+Keith I Myers speaker can act as a Mic. Well that’s too bad really. I wonder what the deal is. Did TPlink have this this ready and decided Google should sell it or what?Keith I Myers – 2015-09-08 21:26:15-0400+Joe Avery This does not currently look like Google re-branded an existing TPLink but worked with them to design this one (Nexus style)Joe Avery – 2015-09-08 21:28:14-0400+Keith I Myers just strikes me as strange that they’d leave echo like functionality out.
Maybe they just figure you’d use your phone or watch, and that they just need your wifis to be solid.