Google confirms Home Max issue causing WiFi networks to be killed

January 13th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Google has confirmed an issue with its premium Home Max smart speaker. The problem in question, affected users say, causes WiFi networks to be killed, which means the router/modem requires a hard restart to bring the network up again.

Going by reports on the official Google forum, most users who are affected by the issue are using a TP-Link Archer C7 router.

One user even got a reply from TP-Link engineers over the issue, indicating the root of the problem could be MDNS multicast discovery packets that are sent to keep a live connection. Apparently, Home Max is overloading the…

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