Google Addresses WiFi Disruption Bug
Recently a number of users of Google’s casting equipment reported network disruptions and data flooding of their routers, essentially shutting them down temporarily.
Google recently responded on their blog stating only in “certain situations” does the bug occur, so only specific routers and networks are affected. They have narrowed it down to a bug in the casting software and are promising an update patch via the Play store this week. In the meantime, Google suggests disabling the “casting” feature on the router.
Earlier reports implied that the issue affected only TP-Link hardware. They rolled out a firmware patch last week to address the problems with their network routers. However, it was later discovered that the issue is more widespread and affects other networking devices like Netgear, Linksys, and Asus.
Unfortunately, this comes at the end of a long line of issues with hardware issues that Google has recently experienced. There is talk that this new bug will hurt their efforts to firm up a stance in the hardware market.