Google is reported to announce its own brand WiFi router on October 4. Google WiFi, a $129 home WiFi router is likely to launch alongside Pixel smartphones, Google Home speaker and 4K Chromecast.
Last year, Google had announced a $199 OnHub router made by TP-Link and followed up with another model built by Asus. According to Android Police, Google’s next $129 home WiFi router will be similar to OnHub in terms of feature but definitely cheaper than original OnHub. The Android Police reports Google will advertise the router as a smart router and also reveal some benchmarks on enhanced range.
Google’s home WiFi router will also be similar to Eero in terms of implementation. The Android Police notes that multiple Google WiFi access points can be linked together to create one large wireless network.
Google’s WiFi router will adopt mesh technology like many other routers in the market. Users can add several of these to a network and create a larger wireless network. The principal will stay same where a user will connect first router to a modem and then keep on adding additional routers to the network.