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This is something that makes me very happy
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I don't own this model, but I do own the Asus OnHub which has been wonderful (the two are very similar). The router is controlled through a useful and intuitive app (It uses the same Google WiFi app that the newer Google WiFi mesh routers use). I even had it send me a notification to my phone one time the internet went out...turns out someone doing service work cut some cables they weren't supposed to. They both have a light which will illuminate different colors if something is wrong -- super cool. You can also monitor data usage per device, and it'll do periodic speed tests once a day to ensure you're getting consistent speeds. It does however require you to use and associate your Google account to set this up, so if you're not comfortable with that you may want to look elsewhere.
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Love this product from Google. Currently have three on my three floors with solid signal and easy to manage, especially with kids's devices.
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Thoughts on getting 3 of these vs Google Wifi in terms of performance.
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Thoughts on getting 3 of these vs Google Wifi in terms of performance.
I saw this from reddit [reddit.com]

Based on my sloppy research (feel free to correct me):

OnHub Advantages:

Higher potential speed (AC1900 vs AC1200, value depends on your Internet plan and usage)

More RAM (1GB vs 512MB)

More Antennas (arguable value)

Currently cheaper & available immediately

Experienced manufacturers

Google Wifi Advantages:

"Wave 2" Wi-Fi (probably MU-MIMO, unsure which other Wave 2 features)

4 CPU cores instead of OnHub's 2 (arguable value, and both CPUs are ~2.8GHz total)

Might receive updates first (based on Pure Android/flagship phones getting updated first)

Possibly "improved design" (unclear until released, but Google said they "built on what they learned" with OnHub)

Sleeker/smaller design (subjective value)

Unified design style with Google Home (subjective value)

Notes: I listed specs like more antennas and cores as "arguable value" because a higher number isn't necessarily as important as higher quality. There are several high end routers with fewer antennas/cores, but equal or superior tested performance. It seems like OnHub/Google Wifi is much more valued for the firmware.
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Thoughts on getting 3 of these vs Google Wifi in terms of performance.
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I saw this from reddit [reddit.com]

Based on my sloppy research (feel free to correct me):

OnHub Advantages:

Higher potential speed (AC1900 vs AC1200, value depends on your Internet plan and usage)

More RAM (1GB vs 512MB)

More Antennas (arguable value)

Currently cheaper & available immediately

Experienced manufacturers

Google Wifi Advantages:

"Wave 2" Wi-Fi (probably MU-MIMO, unsure which other Wave 2 features)

4 CPU cores instead of OnHub's 2 (arguable value, and both CPUs are ~2.8GHz total)

Might receive updates first (based on Pure Android/flagship phones getting updated first)

Possibly "improved design" (unclear until released, but Google said they "built on what they learned" with OnHub)

Sleeker/smaller design (subjective value)

Unified design style with Google Home (subjective value)

Notes: I listed specs like more antennas and cores as "arguable value" because a higher number isn't necessarily as important as higher quality. There are several high end routers with fewer antennas/cores, but equal or superior tested performance. It seems like OnHub/Google Wifi is much more valued for the firmware.
Hmm, I was interested in adding an OnHub as a Mesh point if those more Antennas translated to better range over the Google WiFi Mesh points, but it seems Google doesn't recommend this and it's not a simple setup through the app:

https://support.google.com/wifi/a...2420?hl=en

EDIT: looks like it's not that bad: https://productforums.google.com/...bP08pYEfRY
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Anyone have experience using this with a gigabit connection and getting good throughput? I have the T-Mobile version of the RT-AC86U and flashed new firmware, but I'm only getting ~300mb down (but I'm paying for gigabit speeds). Any help appreciated!
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Anyone have experience using this with a gigabit connection and getting good throughput? I have the T-Mobile version of the RT-AC86U and flashed new firmware, but I'm only getting ~300mb down (but I'm paying for gigabit speeds). Any help appreciated!
Are u on WiFi'? Or wired connection. Most of WiFi clients are limited to 300mb
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Hmm, I was interested in adding an OnHub as a Mesh point if those more Antennas translated to better range over the Google WiFi Mesh points, but it seems Google doesn't recommend this and it's not a simple setup through the app:

https://support.google.com/wifi/a...2420?hl=en

EDIT: looks like it's not that bad: https://productforums.google.com/...bP08pYEfRY
I have three Onhubs (two TP-Links and one Asus) set up as Mesh system without any issue.
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Anyone have experience using this with a gigabit connection and getting good throughput? I have the T-Mobile version of the RT-AC86U and flashed new firmware, but I'm only getting ~300mb down (but I'm paying for gigabit speeds). Any help appreciated!
I own this along with a Verizon Gigabit. Wireless d/l speeds are in excess of 500mbps most of the time. Upload speeds also in excess of 400mbps. Very happy with this product.
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I have three Onhubs (two TP-Links and one Asus) set up as Mesh system without any issue.
Awesome, thanks for the info! Did you happen to test any of the Google WiFi devices? I have one Onhub with 2 G-WiFi units and one of them is getting a meh single when I run the mesh test. I'm wondering if it's worth swapping out of the G-WiFi units for an OnHub setup in Mesh. Not too worried about speed, the speed is good enough, it's more signal strength/reliability for me.
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Awesome, thanks for the info! Did you happen to test any of the Google WiFi devices? I have one Onhub with 2 G-WiFi units and one of them is getting a meh single when I run the mesh test. I'm wondering if it's worth swapping out of the G-WiFi units for an OnHub setup in Mesh. Not too worried about speed, the speed is good enough, it's more signal strength/reliability for me.
I don't have any G Wifi device in my system as I went with Onhub, starting with one and then expanded out to two and then three units as I found deals and funds.
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asking with no clue on mesh. i live in an apartment, sharing internet from my neighbour(asus modem) thru wifi. currently using TP Link router, signal keeps dropping and cuts off. does this onHub work for my case? thank you
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asking with no clue on mesh. i live in an apartment, sharing internet from my neighbour(asus modem) thru wifi. currently using TP Link router, signal keeps dropping and cuts off. does this onHub work for my case? thank you
Sounds like you need a range extender instead of a mesh router. You can use a mesh router if your main router supports the same kind of mesh system (in this case Google's mesh system). However if your TP link router supports mesh you should buy a mesh router instead of a range extender because it's much faster.
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