Today’s Deal is on the pre-Google WiFi home router, Google OnHub. Remember OnHub? It debuted back in 2015 and was Google’s first attempt at making home networking easy. They succeeded and made it even better with the second generation of devices that we know as Google WiFi. The good thing is, OnHub is completely compatible with Google WiFi which makes a deal like today’s one to seriously consider.
Right now over at Amazon you can pick up the TP-Link build Google OnHub for $99. That is a saving of $100 from the original price.
Physically the OnHub is a column-shaped device that measures 4.5″ x 7.5″ x 4.0″ and weighs in at 1.9 lbs. In new money that 115 x 190 x 105 mm and .86 kg. Powering the OnHub is a dual-core Qualcomm IPQ8064 with 1GB of RAM and each core running at up to 1.4 GHz and that horsepower for a Wi-Fi access point is important because of the massive antenna array in the device. There is also 4GB of storage built into the unit. There are a total of 13 antennas in it that supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for wireless connectivity, a Bluetooth antenna and a Zigbee antenna.
I reviewed the TP-Link built Google OnHub back in January of last year and it remains the central hub in my mesh network. I’ve added several Google WiFi points to my network to give me solid WiFi coverage in my bi-level mid-70s home. The biggest question at the time of the review was if Google would get the full potential of OnHub realized and the answer, we know now, is no. But that doesn’t make this any less of a great deal and considering you can get this powerful WiFi router for $99, and it is compatible with the newer Google WiFi, it is hard to pass up.
To check out the Google OnHub deal, head over to Amazon.