Is The New BT Smart Hub Worth It?

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..

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.”

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.

Why does my BT hub keep going orange?

Broadband light is orange This shows that the Hub can’t connect to broadband. Check that you have ADSL filters plugged in correctly in all your phone sockets. … If the Broadband light is still orange, check the service status on 0800 169 0199.

Is Smart Hub 2 any 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.

What is the latest BT Smart Hub?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I get a new BT Home Hub for free?

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.

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.

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.

What is the difference between BT home hub and business hub?

The only difference between the Business Hub 5 and the Home Hub 5 is that the Business Hub 5 is able to be used with public static IP ranges, where the home hub can’t.

Does BT Home Hub 5 need a modem?

The Home Hub 5 came with a leaflet stating: “BT Home Hub 5 is a neat single box modem/router so you don’t need a separate Openreach modem or two power sockets any more. And if an engineer’s coming to set up your kit, they won’t need to install an Openreach modem.”

How many devices can a BT Home Hub support?

5 connectedMaximum number of Homehub 5 connected devices – BT Community.