What Comes With BT Smart Hub?

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..

Will BT Smart Hub improve speed?

The position of your BT Hub in your home can affect the strength of your wi-fi signal and the speed of your broadband, so check it’s in the best position possible. The closer you are to your Hub, the stronger the signal will be.

Are BT routers any good?

For a start, the Wi-Fi is the best a BT-branded router has ever had. It’s dual-band, broadcasting on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and has the latest wireless standard (802.11ac) on both. … Only very few devices have Wave 2 ac so far, but it’s good that BT is future-proofing.

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.

What is the USB port on BT home hub for?

The BT Home Hub supports port forwarding. The BT Home Hub versions 3, 4 and 5 may be used for access to files stored on an attached USB stick – USB 2.0 is supported. The server by default has the address File://192.168.1.254 and is available to the entire network.

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.

Is a BT Home Hub a router or modem?

The BT Smart Hub (formerly BT Home Hub) is a family of wireless residential gateway router modems distributed by BT for use with their own products and services and those of wholesale resellers (i.e. LLUs) but not with other Internet services.

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.

Is BT Smart Hub a modem?

A router, firewall, Wi-Fi hotspot and more. A broadband modem like the BT Smart Hub contains everything you need to connect to the internet and stay secure using wired and wireless devices all over your home.

How good is the BT Smart Hub?

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 BT Smart Hub better than Home 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.

Can bt replace Home Hub?

Re: BT Smart Hub faulty If that does not help you need to phone BT and report a fault. They will go through all the usual tests and if your hub is faulty they will send you a replacement free of charge provided you are still in contract with BT.

What do I do with my old BT Hub?

If its an old hub which was issued to you as part of a contract, before 13 December 2019, then you can simply take it to your local recycling centre. After that date, it must be returned to BT, to avoid being charged for it.

Is BT Hub 6 a Smart Hub?

The BT Smart Hub – also perhaps known as the Home Hub 6 – is the latest router from the provider, and stands a good few inches taller than BT’s former routers.

Is 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.

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.

Does BT Home Hub Store history?

Its not possible to view website browsing history from the home hub, but it may be possible via BT Parental controls. Otherwise you would have to use a router which supports this function. … If you simply want to restrict website access, then BT Parental controls will do that.