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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Sun 05-Jun-16 17:48:13
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"difference" between Type-A and -B for BT Home Hub 5??


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This query probably may have asked before, but what is the major differences between BT Home Hub 5's Type-A and Type-B?? I have Plusnet FTTC broadband and been contemplating of finding a COMBINED Modem/Router as a spare. I know that BT Home Hub 5 could support that according to the comments from the internet/Plusnet forums. However I'm not too sure about the "differences" between its Type-A & B. Could someones enlight me on this issue??

I shall be using the BT Home Hub 5's wireless function as well its wired functions, does it do any good compared to Plusnet's owen Router's wireless functions??

Thanks

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 05-Jun-16 20:10:29
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Re: "difference" between Type-A and -B for BT Home Hub 5??


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They are made by 2 different manufacturers.

Amongst the differences are the Type A has a Lantiq chipset, the Type B has a Broadcom chipset.

The Type A is better on an ECI cabinet, the Type B better on a Huawei cabinet.

They Type A doesn't do G.INP, the Type B supports G.INP.

The wifi is better on The Type A than the Type B.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-16 09:39:57
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Re: "difference" between Type-A and -B for BT Home Hub 5??


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If you get PlusNets new hub, it has a combined modem and router.

It is just a rebranded BT HomeHub 5A

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/guides/hardware/p...


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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Mon 06-Jun-16 15:12:25
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Re: "difference" between Type-A and -B for BT Home Hub 5??


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Currently I have ECI Cabinet and coupled with BT ECI Modem and separate Router. So according to your infos then the BT Home Hub 5 Type-A should be most suitable combined Modem/Router then!

I shall try to get aType-A HH 5 from ebay then.

Thanks

P.S; As currently I'm using sepeate BT ECI modem and Router, unless the new Plusnet's HH 5 ONE (which I have to order as well if I needed it) would be a lot better than BT Home Hub 5 Type-A, then I would be wiser to stick with BT HH 5 Type-A

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 06-Jun-16 17:00:00
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Re: "difference" between Type-A and -B for BT Home Hub 5??


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The Plusnet Hub One or whatever it is called is a BT Home Hub 5A, presumably with minor firmware config mods for Plusnet.

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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Tue 07-Jun-16 12:34:09
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Thank you for the HH5 ONE info.!

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Jun-16 14:24:34
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In reply to a post by OCdragon:
P.S; As currently I'm using sepeate BT ECI modem and Router, unless the new Plusnet's HH 5 ONE (which I have to order as well if I needed it) would be a lot better than BT Home Hub 5 Type-A, then I would be wiser to stick with BT HH 5 Type-A


The only difference between HH5A and Plusnet One is it has smart setup turned off (the worlds most annoying feature anyway). Otherwise, identical.
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