Quick Answer: Is BT Smart Hub A Modem?

Can you use any router for broadband?

Before setting anything up, check the small print of your broadband contract.

It’s not very likely these days, but using a router not supplied by your provider may be a breach of your contract.

Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it..

Can I use someone else’s BT Home Hub?

Re: Can I use my bt hub 6 at a different house? As long as it is a BT line. Logins are generic, any home hub can be used on any BT line.

What comes with BT Smart Hub?

BT Smart Hub 2 comes with 2 DECT antennas and integrated support for Ultrafast broadband (G. Fast and FTTH) as well as Complete Wi-Fi compatibility.

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.

Can I get a free BT Home Hub upgrade?

BT will give you a Smart Hub for free if you contract, or re-contract, for a minimum of 18 months. If you’re already with them and you don’t want the extra commitment, you can have it for £50, which still compares favourably with retail models. But you don’t have to switch suppliers to get a free upgrade.

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.

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.

Is Smart Hub 1 better than BT 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 do I setup my BT Smart Hub 2?

Connecting your BT Smart Hub 2Recycle your existing kit. If you have it, unplug all your old broadband kit, including your old power plug. … Connect. … Plug in. … Position your Hub. … Turn Hub on. … Connect your devices. … Connection troubleshooting.Connecting your Wi-Fi disc.

Will any router work with BT Broadband?

Do I have to use the BT Hub or can I use different router? If you have copper broadband, you can use a different router but we don’t recommend it because we can’t give you any technical support for equipment you’ve bought elsewhere.

What does a BT Smart Hub 2 do?

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.

How fast is BT Smart Hub 2?

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

Can I swap my BT Home Hub for another router?

Do I have to use the BT Hub or can I use different router? If you have copper broadband, you can use a different router but we don’t recommend it because we can’t give you any technical support for equipment you’ve bought elsewhere.

Does BT Smart Hub need a modem?

The BT Business Hub has an integrated VDSL modem built in, which means you don’t need an Openreach modem to use it with BT fibre broadband. You can plug the Hub 5 straight into the DSL socket where your Openreach modem used to be. This is great news as you only need to have one device plugged in.

Is the BT Smart Hub any good?

BT Smart Hub review: Performance It’s unlikely that you will, though, as the Smart Hub has by far the best Wi-Fi performance of any Home Hub – and most likely any current ISP router. Even without MU-MIMO enabled, we saw superb speeds in our tests, particularly using 802.11ac.

How many devices can a BT Home Hub support?

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.