Google Chromecast, Home

Google has confirmed an issue with its Google Home and Chromecast products that can cause your home Wi-Fi network to crash. According to a TP-Link engineer who investigated the problem, the crash is caused by Google's device sending hundreds of thousands of data packets in a short amount of time, a traffic spike that can crash routers commonly found in your home.

The issue reportedly affects routers from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, and Synology, which covers most brands you're likely to find in your home. A Google spokesperson seemingly confirmed the issue to 9to5Google, saying that Google's engineering team "is working quickly to share a solution."

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Google Chromecast and Home devices are causing problems with some Wi-Fi networks originally appeared on on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 19:20:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.