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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-11 11:26:11
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BT Homehub - wireless quality


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I received a very nice invitation to rejoin BT broadband this morning but the thing which intrigued me was this statement
The new BT Home Hub from BT Total Broadband gives you the UK's most reliable wireless connection compared to all other broadband providers which is justified here
1. Wireless Connection: When using wireless (wi-fi) enabled equipment, our new Home Hub, which uses 'N'technology and Smart Wireless™, continually monitors your wireless channels selecting the strongest. This provides the UK's most reliable wireless connection compared to other UK broadband providers' standard routers. Optimum performance requires 'N' enabled equipment and range can vary according to home environment.
Is this a justifiable statement and do some other routers also have this technology
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Aug-11 11:29:19
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1. How many other suppliers supply a N based router?
2. The HH3 has channel hoping built in, which is relatively rare.

Sure you will find this in other routers, but how many contain an ADSL modem, and are provided as standard by the broadband provider.

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Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Mon 22-Aug-11 11:36:42
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HH3 good for me!

Works well and using 3 Wireless Laptops and a main PC.

Don't know if my Hub is frequency-hopping, but don't really care as long as it works (which it does).

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-11 11:53:17
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Orange for a start
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Aug-11 12:25:50
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Does the N livebox also have the automatic channel hoping on the wi-fi?

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-11 12:34:35
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I very much doubt it.
It certainly will make me consider one of those when they start landing on Ebay
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Aug-11 14:25:06
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Add Sky and O2 to the Wireless-N router suppliers. Not sure about "channel hopping" though.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Aug-11 15:30:20
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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
compared to other UK broadband providers' standard routers.

I think that's the crucial bit.
Obviously most people (in reading the claim) will only take in "BT Total Broadband gives you the UK's most reliable wireless connection" and will gloss over the "compared to other UK broadband providers" bit.

It's a bit like the "upto 8Mbps" claims (people hear "8Mbps" and don't take in the "upto" bit).

The same applies to the current BT TV adverts stating "faster fibre-optic broadband.......Infinity ONLY from BT" and automatically assume BT is the only provider offering fibre connections.
Not really BT's fault (they're just stretching the truth a little). Infinity is only available from BT (because it's BT's brand name for their version of FTTC).
The trick (on BT's part) is that most people will see the advert and assume fibre is Infinity.

In any case it's a justifiable statement providing nobody else offers routers (as standard) with wireless 'N' and and real-time bouncing channel allocation.
The "most reliable" bit has a get out clause anyway
Optimum performance requires 'N' enabled equipment and range can vary according to home environment.

Nice and wooly; just the way providers like it wink

Ade

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UL Sync 1088kbps

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 22-Aug-11 15:56:40
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Nice and wooly
Wool is an excellent and very versatile fibre.

You can even transmit data along strands of it.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Aug-11 16:04:18
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You can even transmit data along strands of it.

Sometimes I wonder if it's wool connecting me to the exchange!

EDIT: Was going to do some gag about Wales, wool, sheep and high-speed broadband, but thought better of it smile

Ade

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UL Sync 1088kbps

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Edited by adebov (Mon 22-Aug-11 16:05:48)

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