Google Home Devices May Thottle Wi-Fi Networks

 

 

– a press release

“A bug has been reported among Chromecast and Google Home devices that may cause select WiFi networks to slow down or become inaccessible when casting.”

For Immediate Release – January 30, 2018

Muncie, Ind. – A bug has been reported among Chromecast and Google Home devices that may cause select Wi-Fi networks to slow down or become inaccessible when casting. The problem — initially thought to be isolated to a specific router — appears to affect various models from different manufacturers, including Asus, Linksys, Netgear and Synology.

Google Home Help has commmented on this is issue saying, “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks. The specific impact to the network will vary depending on the router.”

A firmware update has been released for these devices via Google Play. To see if the update is available for you, head to the Play Store on your phone to see if you have any pending app updates. Alternatively, users are encouraged to simply power cycle or disconnect their devices and routers in the event of network interruption.

If you have any questions about Google devices, Wi-Fi, or your technology, please contact Deltec Solutions.

Deltec offers a complimentary user vulnerability review.

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