Google will issue a fix for slow Wi-Fi bug with Chromecast and Home devices

Update (01/17/17): Google has identified the problem and will release an update to Google Play Services on Thursday, January 18 (tomorrow). In the meantime, Google suggests trying to reboot your Android phone and check that your Wi-Fi router is running the latest firmware version. So, what was the issue? Google says a bug in the Cast software on Android phones was incorrectly sending a large amount of network traffic, which caused the decreased Wi-Fi network speeds.  If you’re experiencing this issue, hang in there— you don’t have much longer to wait!   Original article (01/15/17): Last week we told you about the Google Home Max killing some Wi-Fi networks. The problem seemed isolated to the Home Max and the TP-Link Archer C7 router. After we published our article, more users posted on the Google Product Forums indicating that the problem is actually more widespread. Editor's PickGoogle in 2018: Trying to do everything It’s been a rocky 2017 for the tech sector. Business boomed across the board, making tech giants richer and more powerful than ever, as their products became even more indispensable to our daily lives. Like … It now appears that users with other TP-Link routers are experiencing the issue as well. Additionally, users with Linksys, Synology, and other types of routers are feeling the pain too. If that wasn’t bad enough, the problem doesn’t appear exclusively with just the Google Home Max. Users with other Google Home units and Chromecasts are reporting that their networks are being knocked offline too. TP-Link released a beta software update for the Archer C7 that should solve the issue, but it hasn’t worked for everyone. With multiple affected routers and various Google devices involved, we’re left to wonder exactly what the problem might be at this point. We haven’t seen an official response from Google on the issue yet, but a Google Product Forum Manager stated that Google is working on the issue. If you’re having a similar problem, hit the button below to head over to the forums and let Google know. visit the google product forums

date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:14:37 +0000