Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

On the upside, it’s a very good performer. On the downside, it makes all networking decisions for you.

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At a Glance
  • TP-Link OnHub Wi-Fi router

    TechHive Rating

    The OnHub won’t make you trade price for performance, and it’s great for people who don’t want to fiddle with their Wi-Fi networks. Power users, on the other hand, will quickly discover that too many...

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The OnHub won’t make you trade price for performance, and it’s great for people who don’t want to fiddle with their Wi-Fi networks. Power users, on the other hand, will quickly discover that too many decisions have been decisions made for them—and can’t be changed.

    MSRP: $200

    Pros

    • Extremely easy to set up and use
    • Attractive price/performance ratio
    • Can be managed from the cloud
    • Trusted platform module to foil hackers

    Cons

    • Many settings can’t be changed
    • No USB storage or printer sharing
    • No guest network
    • Only one LAN port

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