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Standard User macca_123
(newbie) Sat 24-May-14 18:16:42
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Replace a BT Home Hub 5


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Can i replace a home hub 5, at least once a week i have to reconnect all my families phones and laptops to the hub and i have to power of and reset the hub, i want to know if i can buy a unit that is compatible with infinity, if you have a recomendation then let me know.
thanks
macca_123
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 25-May-14 09:45:35
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Re: Replace a BT Home Hub 5


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As the HH% also has the VDSL unit in it I am not sure there is another one that can do it. You could just ask BT for a replacement.

This is why I cancelled BT in favour of a HG612 VDSL Mode and then whatever router/AP I wanted to use.
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Sun 25-May-14 12:00:23
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Re: Replace a BT Home Hub 5


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In reply to a post by macca_123:
Can i replace a home hub 5, at least once a week i have to reconnect all my families phones and laptops to the hub and i have to power of and reset the hub, i want to know if i can buy a unit that is compatible with infinity, if you have a recomendation then let me know.
thanks
macca_123


Thesehave built in VDSL modems and will work with any VDSL provider (there is even a way to get it working on sky VDSL which is rare), Although not the cheapest they are meant to be good and TBF if i wasn't happy with the HH5 i would buy one of these my self but as long as the HH5 dose its job for me its money id rather save, As others say you could just try getting BT to replace the HH5 for you if it is indeed faulty

Ash

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realised i hadn't put the link in to the product i wanted to lol

Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro - 61900/20000

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 25-May-14 12:41:13
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Re: Replace a BT Home Hub 5


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In reply to a post by macca_123:
Can i replace a home hub 5, at least once a week i have to reconnect all my families phones and laptops to the hub and i have to power of and reset the hub, i want to know if i can buy a unit that is compatible with infinity, if you have a recomendation then let me know.

Some people have random failures like this with the HH5.

You need a router with VDSL support built in, there are no many. The alternative is to get a Huawei HG612 from eBay and then buy a separate router such as an ASUS RT-N66U or the AC-68U or the TP-Link AC1720 or TP-Link TL-WDR4900 depending if you need Wireless AC support (which the HH5 has).

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
19/5/2014 - just ordered PlusNet Unlimited Fibre - awaiting activation date
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cablemodem trialist) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical BT speedtest
Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Sun 25-May-14 21:21:54
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Its over priced but I have to say a really nice router (and its only a router you need a vdsl unit as well for Bt infinity).

I had issue with the wifi in fairness sin a very large house the Linksys WRT1900AC covers the house fully with coverage it also a very fast router but at £249 it doesn't come cheap. I wish there were more routers on the market that had vdxl connection already build in.
Standard User Busa
(learned) Sun 25-May-14 22:41:28
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DO NOT get a DSL-N66U for Infinity. I ended up taking mine back after 3 months of trying with Asus support, it kept dropping the connection. They even gave me a firmware that isn't even out yet and it still didn't work.

Currently running a rock solid line connected at faster speeds than I ever had on Infinity 2, now on PlusNet with a ZyXEL SBG3300-N. Best modem/router combo I've personally found for VDSL so far.

I've even tried a Draytek Vigor 2750 and it was the same as the DSL-N66U, same for the HH5, total waste of good plastic that one.
Standard User babis3g
(regular) Sun 25-May-14 23:56:21
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I am not winning any commission but you can get a 2760n (all in one) for around 80£
Its a lantiq based and for the info i have they will add snr tweak value,bit swap and can be used as router only with latest beta
It has 90 days warranty but if you are not happy or is faulty will show up straight away so you can return it (i guess return is ok for a used item)
If you get it may need use beta 1.2.1RC3 as mentioned has the latest features
This apply & for other vdsl models if you find any similar used item (to save you pocket money) by looking around this link
http://www.dabs.com/products/draytek-vigor-2760n-ads...
Hit the "buy used item" at the left

Edited by babis3g (Mon 26-May-14 00:02:15)

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