Google Home bug crashing routers, but it’s fixable



The smart speaker is overwhelming home routers, dropping internet connections. But there are ways to fix the bug. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet.co/…

36 thoughts on “Google Home bug crashing routers, but it’s fixable

  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Great reporting. I've noticed this recently with my Asus router a few weeks after installing Google home. Although my laptops and phones connect immediately after disconnects, my Xbox and Roku TV remains in a disconnected state requiring a hard reset. I hope Google fixes this issue soon. Thanks Bridget Carey.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    You’re now worth less than the data you produce. They’re now giving away these free smart speakers so they can learn about your habits and everything else about you everyday ever minute

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for the info. I have a linksys EA7500 that kept having issues with wifi connectivity after i setup the google home mini. It also caused my Samsung smartthings to stop working and the garage door (wifi enabled) taking too long to respond to its app (Chamberlain brand). I had to connect them directly to the AT&T router and left both my GH minis on the linksys which fixed the issue.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Yep, mine too. I’m always dropping since getting google home. Now it all makes sense.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    My Chromecast had been crashing my router for a while. I tried digging it up out of the tech trash pile a few months back but it was still doing it. I eventually worked out the fix was never coming so I threw it out. I had the same problem with family member's home networks as well. The only good solution was throwing it out and attaching an actual pc in the end. I purchased a later revision of the Chromecast only to discover that the newer Chromecasts have the same issue again. I have learned not to buy google junk anymore. The patches never come.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    I haven't had this problem, but my Google Home unit kept telling me to login into my Google Home app, which I already was. So, nothing Google didn't work for several weeks, then all of a sudden it started working again. I still can't get it to see all my wi-fi switches, but my Alexas are working just fine, so I just use that for now. 😕

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    I've had this problem, Wi-Fi and Chromecast have been doing strange things ever since I got Google home…Asus router.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    "Hey I have an idea for this video! Let's make the intro OK Google and crash the viewers router"

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    As my router is made by Apple, it crashes Google home all the time 🙂 Literally.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    I have no idea what the hell she’s talking about! It doesn’t matter she’s so gorgeous. I just watch these videos to see her, I’m in love.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Yes , now i know why is this happening to my router

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    You've activated a 10k google home devices lol

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    linksys ea 9400, I am not having the most stable internet with it either.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    As soon as you said "Okay Google", my Google Home stopped playing this video and disconnected from YouTube, deleting my entire video queue. So that's neat

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Yep my router reset itself the other week (TP-LINK). Now I know why

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    I mentioned this in another video I noticed that my Google home is recording my voice! I was looking through the Google app the other day and noticed that the Google app had been recording my voice a few times. the Google home was going off many many times when I never even said anything to it and I was wondering why the hell it was recording my voice! It must be Google spying on people I think I'm going to get rid of it this is bullshit. I have a recording of me walking around the room talking to my dogs how the hell would that happen?

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    😂 Google just can't catch a break with all these reports of one disastrous product after the other. 😂💯

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    I think it crashed my friends' router, because unexplainably it reset on them. I had to help them reset their router from factory settings.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    My Home Mini if I don't use it for a prolonged period wont work? So I'm relating that issue to this problem

    Reply
  • January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Permalink

    Ok but why are these packets being sent out?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *