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Google launches a user-friendly WiFi router

Google and network equipment manufacturer TP-Link announced the user-friendly OnHub WiFi router. This router runs Gentoo Linux and is AC compatible.



The OnHub WiFi router comes with 13 antennas, Bluetooth connectivity, and ZigBee (for controlling several home electronics). The OnHub can be controlled by a user-friendly mobile app.


  • Processor — Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 (2x ARM/Krait cores @ 1.4GHz)
  • Memory:
    4GB eMMC flash
    8MB NOR flash
  • Wireless networking:
    6x 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n 3×3 antennas
    6x 5GHz 802.11b/g/n /ac 3×3 antennas
    AUX 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1×1 antenna
    Bluetooth 4.0 with Smart Ready
    802.15.4 (ZigBee and Thread)
    WPA2-PSK security
  • Wired networking:
    Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
    Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    QCA8337 gigabit switch
  • Other I/O — USB 3.0 port
  • Other features — 3W speaker; ambient light sensor; 6x tri-color LED arrays; TPN (Infineon SLB 961); built-in diagnostics; removable outer shell; blue and black colors
  • Power — <12V/3A DC in; 100~240V 50~60Hz AC in
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 40°C
  • Weight — 1.9 lb
  • Dimensions — 10.8 x 5.0 x 5.0 in.
  • Operating system — Gentoo Linux


Look at the video below to see the OnHub in action.


The OnHub can be pre-ordered for $200 USD at the Google store.