cover
Derek D.

Derek D.

Joined on 01/16/06

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 1
Most Favorable Review

non-power user pleased with product!

ASUS SRT-AC1900 AC1900 Onhub Google WiFi Router
ASUS SRT-AC1900 AC1900 Onhub Google WiFi Router

Pros: Setup was very easy. I have an android phone and the onhub connected to the phone/app using it's internal speaker. IOS is evidently a manual process- I didn't test this. Range is far better than my previous router, an old WRT54G. I really like how the app shows connected devices and their current/history usage (wifi connected only for usage). The device names showing in the app was sometimes wonky, but usually enough info to track down the device by mac address. The device names in the list can be edited to something more useful than "android device-xxxxx." In-app speed test seems handy. The thing is certainly much more attractive than most others. I haven't test guest mode, but the internally described on.here website was available via wifi.

Cons: You currently don't have the option to not broadcast your SSID. This put me off somewhat, but since sharing the wifi password is easier with the app, I'll just strengthen our password.

Overall Review: I've seen a lot of discussions about "unknown" devices in various threads but didn't really drill down to the issue. It turns out- in my case anyway- that the "unknowns" listed in app is the data usage by devices wired to the cheap switch I have connected to the one LAN port. I count this as information that would be nice, but not a deal breaker for me. I'm not going to test channels or whatever because I don't care- I don't want to manage specific devices. The app will let you see ip address/band/etc when you select specific devices- I can see that my daughter's ancient NABI is connected on the 5ghz band, so that's important, right? I like it, because I don't have to micromanage it. YMMV.