Strong rumors are surfacing of a new Google router, called the Google Wifi. Supposedly it will finally have the smart features that Google never provided with the OnHub.
As I noted in other posts, the OnHub is a bitter disappointment from a smart home perspective. It never turned on the smart home technologies, and functions poorly as a router. My Nest Protects never worked well with it—always losing their connection. And my Netatmo weather station never connected to it.
I had to break out my old router just to get the Netatmo to work. Finally, I turned on OnHub’s bridge mode, turning it into an access point, only, to things started working again.
Now Google is coming out with a new router. We OnHub buyers will most likely be left in the dust with unfulfilled promises. But this typical for Google. That’s why you just don’t buy Google hardware.