#SaveWiFi campaign

Right now, the FCC is considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a “modular wireless radio” or a device with an “electronic label”. The rules would likely:


  • Restrict installation of alternative operating systems on your PC, like GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc.
  • Prevent research into advanced wireless technologies, like mesh networking and bufferbloat fixes
  • Ban installation of custom firmware on your Android phone
  • Discourage the development of alternative free and open source WiFi firmware, like OpenWrt
  • Infringe upon the ability of amateur radio operators to create high powered mesh networks to assist emergency personnel in a disaster.
  • Prevent resellers from installing firmware on routers, such as for retail WiFi hotspots or VPNs, without agreeing to any condition a manufacturer so chooses.


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#Google #OnHub Router is on pre-order

#Google #OnHub Router is on pre-order

The OnHub router is manufactured by TP-LINK. Inside the device is a Qualcomm IPQ8064 SoC with 1GB of DDR3L RAM and a total of thirteen 802.11 b/g/n WiFi antennas. Six of the antennas are for 2.4GHz, another six are for 5GHz, and the 13th channel is for dealing with congestion issues.

The OnHub device makes use of Gentoo Linux for its operating system, rather than any of the other router-focused Linux distributions or Android for that matter. The OnHub is available for pre-order now and will set you back $200 USD. Those interested in learning more about Google’s WiFi router can visit

Checkout the official OnHub Page OnHub – Google.


#Google’s #OnHub home #WiFi router

#Google’s #OnHub home #WiFi router

It’s a router, the OnHub has a

  • 2.4 GHz wireless 802.11b/g/n 3×3 with a smart antenna (for low speed wifi devices)
  • 5 GHz wireless 802.11a/n/ac 3×3 with a smart antenna (next gen wifi devices)

1.3 Mbps, 802.11ac is almost three times as fast as 802.11n.

Its more than a router

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Smart Ready
  • 802.15.4 (a.k.a. Zigbee)
  • Google Nest’s Weave

The OnHub could become the center of the consumer’s automated universe of a multitude of devices, like air quality sensors, fire alarms, and lighting controllers.

It is clear that with OnHub Google is targeting big on IoT and connected devices, Google is clever it wants to play the gateway to the technology, instead of end device.

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