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Google to launch a new Wi-Fi Router a multiple units can be linked together to boost WiFi Signal

Google is set to launch a lot of new gadgets at its hardware event on October 4 including the new Pixel smartphones, Google Home, the refreshed 4K-capable Chromecast rumored to be called Chromecast Ultra and the new Google WiFi router. 

But the Wi-Fi device(s) might be the biggest surprise of the bunch; Android Police claims that Google has designed the Wifi so that multiple units can be linked together. If that's the approach, they'll likely form a mesh network not unlike Eero (which largely delivers on its promises) and similar products from more traditional router companies like Netgear. Google Wifi will cost $129 according to the report.

With Google WiFi, you simply need to plug one device into your modem, and other routers placed in different rooms will automatically connect to each other to create a single big wireless mesh network that covers every corner of your home.

Based on this report, it's unclear whether Google Wifi will be part of the company's OnHub router family or something entirely separate. It's apparently going to have the same selling points: better range than most everyday routers and "smart" features. Google recently updated OnHub with new capabilities like the ability to control Philips Hue lighting systems. But OnHub routers are built by other companies like Asus. Still, a self-branded router would fit in perfectly with the "Made by Google" tagline that's being advertised in grand fashion ahead of the October event.

According to a separate report from DroidLife, each Google WiFi unit will have dual-band antennas with two ports, 802.15.4 radios, AC1200 speeds, and Bluetooth. The setup process of the router is expected to be simplified so that it is ready to use in minutes.

SOURCE: Android Police, DroidLife,

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