Google OnHub router will join Google’s list of dead products next December

By | December 27, 2021

Enlarge / The Google OnHub. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

If you’re still using a Google OnHub router, Google wants you to know that you’re nearing the end of the line. According to Android Police, the company has been emailing OnHub owners to let them know that support for the router is ending on December 19, 2022. The router will still function on a basic level after that date, but advanced services and router configuration will no longer be available through Google’s apps, and you’ll no longer receive security updates.

In the email it’s sending to OnHub users, Google is also offering 40 percent discounts on Nest Wifi hardware for people who want to replace their OnHub with another Google router.

OnHub has always been a bit of an outlier in Google’s hardware lineup; it shipped with mediocre performance and was never very flexible or configurable, and it was replaced with Google Wifi (now Nest Wifi) just a year after it launched. OnHub early adopters could always integrate the older router into their modern Google or Nest Wifi setups as a router or satellite, but that functionality will presumably go away when Google ends support a year from now.

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