Can I Use My Own Router With BT?

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

Wi-Fi is Great.

In essence, there are three main parts to using an old router as an extender, you also don’t need to use a BT Hub specifically, this method will work with virtually any router on the market.

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Can I run 2 routers off 1 phone line?

Typical home routers are likely to combine both router and modem functions. You can’t connect two separate modems to the same phone line, but you could instead slave one of the routers to the other. This may be as simple as connecting an Ethernet cable between any two ports of the two boxes.

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.

Is Netgear a router?

NETGEAR was first to introduce the world’s fastest wireless router. That’s just the latest evolution of a legacy of innovative wireless routers and modem routers. More homes now have multiple devices requiring strong, steady WiFi signals.

Is a 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.

What is the latest BT Home Hub version?

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.

What routers work with BT?

VDSL BT Infinity RoutersNetgear Nighthawk XR500 IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router. … NETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk 1900Mbps Wireless-AC Dual Band Gigabit Router. … Netgear Nighthawk X6S R8000P IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router. … TP-LINK TD-W9970 IEEE 802.11n ADSL2+, VDSL2 Modem/Wireless Router -More items…

Can I connect another router to my BT Hub?

Thanks to Darren for adding the following: “You can have two BT home hubs, (or a second router), one as a repeater. All you do is select the repeater option on both, and on your main one, configure the address of the second one to use as a repeater, just that the second one has no ADSL line going into it”.

Does BT charge to replace Home Hub?

Basically, you are buying the hub when you sign up for BT broadband. If you stay for 12 months, then they will waive the charge. If you leave within 12 months, they will charge you for it.

Can I use a non BT router with BT Broadband?

Re: Can i change my router for a non BT one? Provided it will work with BT YouView, and it compatible with your broadband connection, there would be no problem.

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 use any BT Home Hub?

As long as it is a BT line. Logins are generic, any home hub can be used on any BT line.

Do I have to use BT router?

Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it. You may not want the router that your provider gives you, but don’t throw it away! You might end up needing it later if you need technical support. Besides, it’s always good to have a spare.

How do I setup 2 routers on the same network?

Set the Internet Gateway of router 2 to router 1’s IP address. Connect the two routers using a wired connection from any of port 1-4 in router 1 to any of port 1-4 in router 2. You can use a Wireless Media Bridge or Powerline Ethernet Kit to create a wired connection. DO NOT use router 2’s WAN port.

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.

Why have BT sent me a Smart Hub 2?

Re: Why am I being sent a smart hub 2 that I did not order? 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.

Can I use my own router with BT Fibre?

Yes, you can use almost any wireless router.

Can I replace my BT Home Hub 5 with another router?

Re: Buying a third party router to replace BT Home Hub 5 for BT Infinity. If you want to use the Nighthawk you will need to get a separate VDSL modem so that you can use it. … If you want to have just one box you need to get a VDSLModem/router.