If you use a router in your home or office network setup, you will be aware that these networking devices are less than perfect and there is still great scope for improvement. We have become used to connections dropping unexpectedly, often leaving us with no option other than to reset the router and the interfaces of these routers are not always that user-friendly.
Google plans to change this and has teamed up with Asus to offer a new generation router that speeds up the internet connection on your device by a simple wave of hand over the router. Below we will look at this router in more detail.
The 2nd generation OnHub Router from Google and Asus
Google launched its first OnHub router with TP-Link and it is now presenting a newer version of OnHub that has the smart Wave control feature. The highlight of this new OnHub router is that you can boost speed of any WiFi device by simply waving your hand on the top of the Asus OnHub router. This single feature separates the Asus OnHub from the all routers in the market, including its predecessor.
More about Asus OnHub router
The Asus OnHub router is cylindrical in shape, but its base is wider than the TP-Link OnHub. The OnHub router is powered by a dual core CPU tuned to clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Asus OnHub also offers 4 GB internal storage, so that it can install updates to work smarter. The routers settings can be accessed from an app on your Smartphone.
How does Wave control work?
A very useful feature of the Asus OnHub router is that it allows you to set a priority level for devices. For example, let’s say you have three devices at home accessing Internet through OnHub, smart TV, a laptop and a Smartphone. The laptop is listed as a priority device in OnHub. If at any time, you experience slow internet speed while working on the laptop, all you have to do is just wave your hand on the top of Asus OnHub and the router will immediately grant more bandwidth to your laptop so your work does not suffer. This smart feature is quite useful as you are not required to log into the router interface and set priority yourself every time you experience low internet speed.