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T-Mobile to Project Fi: which WiFi router do I go with?


Well-known member
Sep 9, 2014
If I switch to Project Fi from T-Mobile, I'll have to either return or pay for the Cellspot WiFi router I'm currently using. It's a perfectly good router, but I'm thinking I may as well upgrade to a newer (potentially better) device when I do go to Fi. Now the question is, which new device?

Do I go with the brand new Google Wifi? Go with the year-old OnHub? Or are there better options available?

I only have to worry about a 4-room, one-bedroom apartment, so I'm not going to be adding WiFi satellites. (Or, put it this way, if I found out I did need additional satellites, that li'l pig'd be returned the next day.)

The only conceivable headache is the fact that every apartment in the immediate area seems to have its own private WiFi setup. Any suggestions?


Q&A Team
Jul 7, 2013
Is the Cellspot router connected to your T-Mobile plan? How are you providing service to the replacement router, through a wired ISP? That Google WiFi should probably work fine, and is actually reasonably priced. I have a Netgear router and have been happy with it. If you make sure it can use 5 gHz bands on wireless and your devices support it as well, you should be fine as far as wireless saturation in your area.

At my place, I can see as many as 10 networks when I scan, I don't have any issues.