[Cerowrt-devel] anyone have real info on the google router?

David Lang david at lang.hm
Wed Aug 19 00:16:48 EDT 2015

On Tue, 18 Aug 2015, Jim Gettys wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 3:31 PM, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/08/meet-onhub-new-router-for-new-way-to-wi.html
>> specifically the issues of firmware and drivers?
>> It runs a very recent kernel (3.18, IIRC).
> ​  The devel prototype originally ran OpenWrt; should be pretty easy to
> make OpenWrt run on it again.  Has a speaker on it (so you can do proof of
> actual presence to help bootstrap security stuff).  Ath10k wireless.  Has a
> TPM module on board, so you could do a poor man's hsm for storing keys.​

IIRC the Ath10k wireless is not very hackable (big binary blob), so that would 
mean that unless Google has been able to do something new here, it's not very 
hackable for make-wifi-fast.

Am I remembering correctly?

otherwise it sounds like a nice device for the price.

David Lang

> ​ Android style unlockable bootloader.​  The intent is it be an open
> platform. Has a hardware packet assist engine: there will be the usual
> issues of latency vs. bandwidth; not much use of that this instant.
> Current software admin is done entirely via Android apps and a google back
> end: no web gui for it at the moment (Trond isn't comfortable with a web
> server on the router).  Secure upgrade of the firmware.
>                                                    - Jim
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