I have the new OnHub router and it has awesome wifi range/coverage.
Previously in my house I had my main Asus RT-66U router in the Nerd Cave (basement area) and an additional Amped AP300 with external powered antenna in the attic. I tried having one or the other on the middle floor with little success in whole house coverage. So I settled on the need for both and two SSID’s.
The OnHub covers my whole house from the Nerd Cave or the main floor.
I’ve got a pretty complex wired network with a 32 port switch, a 16 port switch and several smaller switches. Also I have static IPs and many Port Forwards for cameras, RDPs, and Raspberry Pi’s.
Everything works fine with the OnHub after a frustrating effort setting up Static IPs and Port Forwards…except the OnHub does not support NAT Loopback! So inside your network you must use the device’s IP address. Very frustrating for cameras.
I have contacted Google OnHub support and they added my NAT Loopback request to the feature request. We will see if they eventually enable it.
Overall, the increased Wifi range/coverage is worth it for me. Do not believe the ArsTechnica review stating the bandwidth is much slower. They must have had a lemon or a network issue. My download speeds are exactly as I would expect.