Since my mom uses only Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac Mini), I’m moving my Apple networking hardware to my parents’ house and upgraded to a new router yesterday afternoon – Google’s OnHub. Although Google has already released newer hardware (the Google WiFi), the OnHub is still superior to its smaller counterpart in several key areas based on reviews. Either one is still a considerable upgrade over my 5th generation Apple Airport Extreme, and with the Google Wifi sold out everywhere, I didn’t want to wait. 🙂
The single most important difference is that the OnHub can utilize the 802.11ac wireless standard on my laptop, desktop, and smartphone. Additionally, the OnHub comes with a USB 3.0 port, a nifty mobile app, and a congestion sensing wifi radio which automatically switches channels to maintain the best signal strength without interruption. I think it’s also more aesthetically pleasing than a white box. 😀
If I find any glaring drawbacks to the hardware, I’ll be sure to update this post!