Quick Answer: Will BT Give Me A New Hub?

What is the newest BT 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..

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 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.

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 can I tell which BT Hub I have?

BT Home Hub 5 and BT Home Hub 4 The black box in the top left-hand corner of the sticker will reveal which generation of the Home Hub you have.

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 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.

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.

Does BT Smart Hub need a modem?

Re: BT smart hub and infinity Its extremely simple. You don’t need the modem.

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 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.

How far does the BT Smart Hub reach?

However, BT technical support have told me that the maximum signal distance of the Home Hub is 50m (in ideal conditions). The documentation for the Wireless Network says that the maximum distance (out of doors in ideal conditions) is 250m.

Can I use 2/bt smart hubs?

You can’t have two BT Home Hubs directly connected to a broadband-enabled phone line at the same time – you can only have one Broadband Advice modem in use on any one line. The best option is to site your Home Hub close to your TV (for Vision), then use a USB wi-fi adapter for your PC upstairs.

Are BT upgrading to Fibre optic?

One of BT’s more ambitious pledges was that by summer 2020, several hundred thousand customers will have their broadband upgraded from traditional copper ADSL to superfast fibre, at no extra cost.

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.

Are bt sending out new hubs?

As of 13 December 2019, we own all BT Broadband Hubs (Hub 4, Smart Hub, and Smart Hub 2) and TV Boxes (Z4, G4 and G5) sent out to customers.

Is the new BT Home Hub better?

The site concludes: “For BT customers, it’s well worth upgrading to, particularly if you’re on a fast fibre connection.” USwitch says the Smart Hub is a: “major upgrade from the Home Hub 5. It’s faster, wider-ranging and transmits signals through walls better than before.

Can I use 2/bt routers at the same time?

You can’t have two BT Home Hubs directly connected to a broadband-enabled phone line at the same time – you can only have one Broadband Advice modem in use on any one line. The best option is to site your Home Hub close to your TV (for Vision), then use a USB wi-fi adapter for your PC upstairs.