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Google Home and Chromecast Could Be Overloading Your Home Wi-Fi

Google Cast merchandise could be to blame for your wonky internet connection. According to TP-Link, “The Cast feature normally sends packets of information at regular intervals to keep a live connection with products like Google Home,” experiences The Verge. “However, if the device is awakened from a ‘sleep’ mode, it will sometimes send a burst of information at once, which can overwhelm a router. The longer a Cast device has been in ‘sleep’ mode, the more information it might send at once.” The engineer says that would exceed over 100,000 packets, an quantity that “may eventually cause some of [the] router’s primary features to shut down — including wireless connectivity.”

TP-Link has reportedly fastened the problem in its C1200 router, however a broader repair from Google’s finish has no longer been discovered.

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