Setting up OnHub router

Recently I purchased a OnHub Router which is product of collaboration between TP-LINK and Google. I ordered it pretty quickly since it was announced. (Around August 18, 2015).

They specifically mentioned that it was going to get shipped in the first week of October. Which was quite disappointing given a month and half waiting period. But at last it arrived on September 30, 2015 slightly before promised date.

These are some of the pictures I took just after package was opened.

OnHub 1

OnHub 2

OnHub 3

OnHub 4

However, just before installation I realized that the device I was using was provided to me by WoW! was modem + router while now I switched to use only Router. So I had to go to Amazon to order a cable modem. Among plethora of choices I chose Linksys Advanced DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem which perfectly fit my needs and specifically mentioned to work with WoW service. Without hesitation I ordered it and even better at the checkout Amazon asked if I want to opt to using Amazon prime for a month for free and I said yes. (Though I am not going to continue it after that as I do not use Amazon a lot!).

Anyways, back to story. So I did order it and as promised it arrived at my doorstep within 2 days. Now I had everything to setup OnHub and get rid of older router. (And monthly rent too). Just a caveat for people using Android M - I had severe trouble with Google on app recognizing OnHub so I went with my Nexus 7 running Kitkat and had it setup new router. Glad to say it worked totally flawless.

Strange thing though, once I set it up with Nexus 7, Nexus 5 running M did not have any trouble recognizing router over the network.

This is how it looks on phone monitoring my home network from anywhere in the world

Network Setup 1

And I can customize it too. Could it be any sweeter than this?
Network Setup 2

So finally this is how my small setup looks like.

Modem + Router Setup

Quite cool huh?

I didn't notice any significant speed improvements, but I bet this router will be beneficial in the long run. Also, network administration task is much clearer now which was pain with conventional devices. It will also be interesting to observe how it will handle multiple devices

Will keep you updated as I use this new device. But strongly recommended if you're planning to buy new router any time soon.

Jayesh Kawli

I am a web and mobile developer working at Wayfair in Boston, MA. I come to learn so many things during course of life and I write about things which helped me and feel like they can help others too.

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