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Google's weird cylinder could solve all your Wi-Fi issues

Google's weird cylinder could solve all your Wi-Fi issues
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Wireless routers are a technological marvel. They can keep a dozen or more gadgets anywhere in your house connected to the Internet and each another 24/7.

Of course, as good as they are, they can always use improvements in speed, range, ease of use and other features. That's exactly what Google is trying to accomplish with its new router.

Google apparently isn't content with its vast online empire, the expanding Google Fiber network for Internet access, and its growing collection of end-user gadgets like the Chromebook, Chromecast or AndroidTV. It wants to have a stake in every stage of your Internet access, and your home network is one of the few remaining holes in the chain.

Google's world-dominating ambitions aside, its new router, called OnHub, does have some features that are worth a look. True to form, Google decided to start over and build a modern router from the ground up.

Next page: What makes OnHub special?
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