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Streaming On Google Home Max May Crash Dual-Band Routers

Posted On: Jan 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Multiple users in Google's product forum for the Home Max have reported that trying to stream anything like Spotify on them has been crashing their Wi-Fi routers, and many of them who have switched off either their 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band have reported that the issue is gone. The original poster was informed that Google Home devices work best on 5GHz Wi-Fi, and responded not by putting the Google Home Max on 5GHz, but by disabling 2.4GHz. Conversely, one user having the same issue switched off their 5GHz Wi-Fi for testing purposes, and ended up keeping this setup; the problem was gone, and they could still use their legacy devices. Google is apparently aware of the issue and is looking into it.
In forum user Ryan Crowson's testing, the Google Home Max's interactions with dual-band routers yielded some interesting results. For starters, whenever the speaker crashed the network, the Home app could still show him all of the compatible devices on the network except the Google Home Max, and said that they needed...

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