Google working on a fix for Home-related Wi-Fi issues

By : |January 18, 2018 0

After multiple reports about Home and Chromecast Wi-Fi connectivity having troubles, Google has acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “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.”

The company will be offering a fix for the issue, which is set to start rolling out to its devices via a Play services update starting today.

According to the initial reports, the issue first appeared with the Google Home Max and TP-Link Archer C7 router. Users reported that the router would go offline and be inaccessible as soon as the Home Max was added to their network, and shortly after this, TP-Link issued a software update through its beta channel that supposedly fixed the issue.

But the fix did not stop the complaints. More people were quick to report that other Home devices, Chromecast/Cast-enabled products, and even other routers were exhibiting the same problem.

Google is suggesting users try to reboot their handsets and check for a router firmware upgrade in the meantime.

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