Users on the Google help forums and Reddit are reporting that Google Home and Google Chromecast devices are causing issues with their Wi-Fi networks. Users say hooking up these Google hardware products leads to an unstable Wi-Fi network or a network that goes down entirely.
The instability was originally thought to affect the TP-Link Archer router series with a single Google device, the Google Home Max. The issue has been slowly creeping out to other devices, though, with the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Chromecast apparently having similar issues. TP-Link was singled out because it’s a popular router brand.
TP-Link issued a beta patch for the Archer C1200, but the company came to the conclusion that the issue isn’t with its routers. In a support article, TP-Link writes: