Quick Answer: How Do I Setup My BT Smart Hub 2?

How many devices can connect to BT Smart Hub?

The key quote from BT support is ‘the home hubs are not meant to be connected to more than 4-5 devices, I am afraid’.

So, if you’ve a couple of smartphones, a Sky box and a laptop connected, you’re maxxing it out, so expect unreliability..

Can I get a BT Smart Hub free?

BT will give you a Smart Hub for free if you contract, or re-contract, for a minimum of 18 months. … BT’s wholly-owned, but arm’s length, subsidiary, Plusnet, is offering a rebadged version of the slightly older Home Hub 5 free to new customers and those who agree to re-contract with them.

What is the difference between BT Halo 1 and 2?

What’s the difference between Halo 1 and Halo 2? As well as all the benefits that came with BT Plus, Halo 1 will give you an improved keep connected promise, and your bill won’t go up when your contract ends. As a Plus customer you’ll automatically be moved to Halo 1.

Can I use a BT Business Smart Hub at home?

Yes, but you need to enter the broadband network login details for your BT Business Broadband line into your Hub for it to connect. For support purposes we have to treat your BT Home Hub the same as a 3rd party router. This is because it’s not designed to work with BT Business Broadband.

What is the difference between BT Smart Hub and Smart Hub 2?

BT has a new Hub – the BT Smart Hub 2 – which it claims is the most powerful Wi-Fi hub of all the big broadband providers. While the size and premise remains much the same as the previous Smart Hub, the move to a rounded detail in the centre of this hub gives a strong hint as to what it wants to do.

How fast is BT Smart Hub 2?

around 100mbpsRe: Typical Smart Hub 2 wifi speed The BT speed test gives around 100mbps, Ookla is around 50mbps.

Does BT Smart Hub 2 come with disc?

Re: Smart Hub 2 additional discs? The disks are part of Complete Wi-Fi, which you can ask to be added or buy the disks yourself (which I wouldn’t recommend doing). With Halo 2, you only get the Smart Hub 2.

Will BT Smart Hub improve speed?

“The Smart Hub 2 and Wi-Fi Discs are future proofed to deliver Ultrafast speeds, Complete Wi-Fi and Digital Voice,” said BT. … As a result of all this BT claims that a “four-bedroom home could see an increase in Wi-Fi speeds of up to 25% around the home with just one disc.”

Can I use my old BT router as a WiFi extender?

Re: Re-purposing an old Home-Hub 2.0 router as a wi-fi extender. Just give the hub you are going to use an extender an IP address outside of the DHCP range of the main hub, disable DHCP on it and connect it to the main hub via Ethernet cable LAN port to LAN port.

Who makes the BT Smart Hub 2?

There are two versions of the BT Home Hub 2.0, the A and the B model. The hardware contained within the Home Hub 2.0A was manufactured by Thomson SpeedTouch, who had bought out Inventel and all their hardware and software rights. This model is electronically identical to the Thomson SpeedTouch TG797n.

What does a BT Smart Hub do?

It can filter out interference from other sources to get a cleaner signal, and its Smart Scan works to upgrade the Wi-Fi connections with your devices when they’re not being used. As for other features, the Smart Hub has four ethernet ports, all of which can transfer data at up to 1Gb speeds, along with a USB port.

How does BT Smart Hub 2 work?

The Smart Hub 2 provides 7 antennas uniquely positioned to maximise power, the latest Wi-Fi technology, smart channel selection, smart scan and clever app-based services to help them set up and manage their home Wi-Fi. BT Smart Hub 2 comes with 2 DECT antennas and integrated support for Ultrafast broadband (G.

Is the BT Smart Hub any good?

Price, features and setup. First, the good news. The BT Smart Hub is very reasonably priced, even free for some BT customers (although only, apparently, for new customers who haven’t taken up any kind of discount). Existing customers can upgrade for a mere £50 – and for a router of this power, that’s an amazing price.

Is BT Smart Hub 2 good?

BT Smart Hub 2 review. As well as testing the Complete Wi-Fi, we also put the Smart Hub 2 router under the microscope. The router itself is said to lead the way in broadband technology, with plenty of features that will give you more powerful wi-fi than any other major broadband provider, BT claims.

Is the BT Smart Hub better than Hub 5?

The Smart Hub is slightly taller and wider than the Home Hub 5, but it contains massively improved hardware. It has seven antennas, which BT claims will let it offer significantly improved connection distances over the Home Hub 5, which had a 2 x 2 dual antenna setup. The Smart Hub also has a USB 3.0 port on its rear.

Is the BT Home Hub a router or modem?

The modem is the basic building block of a broadband connection that gets the data in and out of your phone line. In the BT Smart Hubs and BT Home Hubs, it’s combined with a router, a security firewall, an Ethernet switch, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a USB hub to give you a complete home network.

Does BT Smart Hub 2 need a modem?

Smart Hub 2 has a modem built in but has no WAN port to use your own router through the Smart Hub modem. There is no way to enable ICMP port on modem in BT Smart Hubs, which prevents BT customers access networking tools like Think Broadbands Network Performance Monitor.

Why have I been sent a BT Smart Hub 2?

Could be that you are being moved to fibre broadband from standard broadband. BT are trying to get rid of ADSL and move customers to VDSL. If so, it will be a free upgrade.

Is Smart Hub 1 better than BT Hub 2?

In theory Smart Hub 2 should be much better in terms of speed and coverage than Smart Hub 1. But in reality I see no difference at all. The worst feature of smart hub 2 is that there is no way you can separate the channels.

Can BT Smart Hub be used as a modem?

Re: Smart Hub 6 – Bridge/Modem mode No, it cannot be used as a modem.