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  • This router features up 1900Mbps speeds w/ simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Bluetooth Smart ready w/ Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 port & built-in speaker. Easily setup with Google On Mobile App and includes a 2-year warranty w/ purchase
  • At the time of research, the TP-Link Google TGR1900 OnHub AC1900 Wireless Router is $35 lower (35% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $99.99 (excluding any 3rd party merchants).

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A heads up. Firmware updating will take a long time to get them up and online the first time. The OnHub needed to be connected directly to the ISP (WAN, not LAN) to successfully download and apply all updates.And initial setup would not complete until all updates were done. After about 1.5 hours up-to-date, setup complete, and functional.

I bought two of these (open box from Newegg) recently for a family member. I already have two at home meshed and love them. These new two took a LOOONG time updating on a fast 400 mbit down internet connection. Updating the device itself consumes the majority of that time and the multiple updates and reboots to get them current. These did not support mesh when first released and later updates added the feature.

They took so long updating, I could see someone mistaking them for not functioning, as if stuck in an update loop. They did not update correctly just being connected to the LAN. The app would appear to be updating, then after some time fail and stop the process.. After a few times of that lack of success, I found the answer in a YouTube video.It must be the primary device connected directly to the ISP WAN to successfully update firmware many times, complete setup, and become functional

Roughly 1.5 hours later the new OnHub was fully updated. Since during updating it is connected to the WAN instead of your regular home router, your home network will have no internet during the update and initial setup procedure. Once fully updated, I then factory reset the device via the app to ready it for testing meshed in my home network. This was a success.

Then I repeated for the second unit, success as well. It just takes dedicated WAN connection, time, and patience. You may need to work around the other users on the network and do this while they were away to not impact them. Taking your normal router off WAN disables your internet connection while the new OnHub updates and sets up.

Once these OnHubs are up and running, none of that funny business is needed. The meshed unit/s behind the primary update and work as intended. I have been using OnHubs for about three years now and love them.

Also, beware if you are on FiOS, which requires their provided router to be the primary. This forces these OnHubs to be used in bridge mode connected to LAN (not one as primary on WAN as Google intends). That removes desirable features like Family WiFi and mesh. I did not try to bridge the FiOS router to an OnHub, but that may be an option. I had other self induced network complexity that prevented trying that.

Hope that helps someone considering these.
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A wireless mesh is multiple access points working together on the same ssid, using another wireless channel to talk to each other. They offer clients roaming capabilities and help cover larger areas or home with lots of walls.
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I've heard these still work really well.
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They work great...
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Stupid question here. Is this a router and a modem together? I don't quite know the terms for these since I've been renting mine.
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Stupid question here. Is this a router and a modem together? I don't quite know the terms for these since I've been renting mine.
Router only
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can we add multiple (3) router to form a mesh with this?
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can we add multiple (3) router to form a mesh with this?
Yes, you can. I have 3 of them in mesh configuration.
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Wired support

Gigabit Ethernet: 1 x WAN port, 1 x LAN port
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A heads up. Firmware updating will take a long time to get them up and online the first time. The OnHub needed to be connected directly to the ISP (WAN, not LAN) to successfully download and apply all updates.And initial setup would not complete until all updates were done. After about 1.5 hours up-to-date, setup complete, and functional.

I bought two of these (open box from Newegg) recently for a family member. I already have two at home meshed and love them. These new two took a LOOONG time updating on a fast 400 mbit down internet connection. Updating the device itself consumes the majority of that time and the multiple updates and reboots to get them current. These did not support mesh when first released and later updates added the feature.

They took so long updating, I could see someone mistaking them for not functioning, as if stuck in an update loop. They did not update correctly just being connected to the LAN. The app would appear to be updating, then after some time fail and stop the process.. After a few times of that lack of success, I found the answer in a YouTube video.It must be the primary device connected directly to the ISP WAN to successfully update firmware many times, complete setup, and become functional

Roughly 1.5 hours later the new OnHub was fully updated. Since during updating it is connected to the WAN instead of your regular home router, your home network will have no internet during the update and initial setup procedure. Once fully updated, I then factory reset the device via the app to ready it for testing meshed in my home network. This was a success.

Then I repeated for the second unit, success as well. It just takes dedicated WAN connection, time, and patience. You may need to work around the other users on the network and do this while they were away to not impact them. Taking your normal router off WAN disables your internet connection while the new OnHub updates and sets up.

Once these OnHubs are up and running, none of that funny business is needed. The meshed unit/s behind the primary update and work as intended. I have been using OnHubs for about three years now and love them.

Also, beware if you are on FiOS, which requires their provided router to be the primary. This forces these OnHubs to be used in bridge mode connected to LAN (not one as primary on WAN as Google intends). That removes desirable features like Family WiFi and mesh. I did not try to bridge the FiOS router to an OnHub, but that may be an option. I had other self induced network complexity that prevented trying that.

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I purchased this last time it was around this price and set up a mesh network with the Google pucks. Easiest installation ever and have coverage throughout my whole house with gigablast.
Edit: paired with SB8200 modem
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can we add multiple (3) router to form a mesh with this?
Yes you can. You can find how online
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Stupid question here. Is this a router and a modem together? I don't quite know the terms for these since I've been renting mine.
it's a router, btw router+modem = gateway
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Sorry... can someone educate me on what "meshed mean"?
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Sorry... can someone educate me on what "meshed mean"?
A wireless mesh is multiple access points working together on the same ssid, using another wireless channel to talk to each other. They offer clients roaming capabilities and help cover larger areas or home with lots of walls.
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