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Standard User Vorlon
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 25-Oct-17 06:28:52
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Plusnet Home Hub One - Wifi light Query


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I recently stopped using WiFi on my PN HH1 in favour of a wired network. I also temporarily disabled WiFi on both 2.4/5Ghz Frequencies, however I noticed another light (Orange) illuminated on the front of the Hub, aswell as the normal all's ok Cylon Blue light.
Initially I thought it was to indicate that I had an ethernet connection, so I ignored it - but it appears to be an illuminated WiFi Symbol, which I thought was a tad odd.

The Plusnet manual I found for the HH1 didn't mention the lights at all, but here under "If you Can't Connect" section:-
https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/router-setup-gui...

It says:-
Wireless light is orange: You've switched off wireless security for one or both wireless channels Turn on your security Ė in the wireless tab in your Hub Manager at 192.168.1.254


Initially I thought I had missed something and had as the manual states left my Wifi wide open. However, on checking my WiFi settings again, I had correctly just turned WiFi Off for both frequencies.

I was curious if anyone else had come across this, or if I have missed something silly?
Either which way, with the lights set to low brightness, I now have a Blue and an Orange one which are fairly bright!

Edited by Vorlon (Wed 25-Oct-17 06:32:54)

Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 26-Oct-17 14:08:35
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Re: Plusnet Home Hub One - Wifi light Query


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Switch the hubs wifi back, but then just donít use it ?

A bit of suitably coloured tape over said light ?

Standard User Mml
(learned) Thu 26-Oct-17 17:13:05
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Re: Plusnet Home Hub One - Wifi light Query


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Just fyi, you can update your Hub 1 firmware to OpenWRT, then you'll be able to control all lights as you see fit. I, for instance, have turned all the lights off except the broadband status.


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Standard User Jaggies
(committed) Thu 26-Oct-17 20:43:21
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Re: Plusnet Home Hub One - Wifi light Query


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In reply to a post by Mml:
you can update your Hub 1 firmware to OpenWRT

@Mml

Does this require soldering? [1]

I have a Hub One they sent me when I got Plusnet TV. It's still in the box.

My Billion Bipac 8800AXL is getting a bit long in the tooth, but generally works well, so using the Hub One with alternative firmware may be a cheap upgrade.

[1] I hope not, but suspect it will do.

Brian
From September 2001 on BTopenworld Home 500/Home 1000/Home 2000. Then ADSLMax on <n>ildram. Moved to ADSL2+ from ADSL24. I'm now with plusnet on FTTC since 28/05/2014 and loving it... I'm not saying who I work for. Any opinions expressed here are my own.
Standard User Mml
(learned) Fri 27-Oct-17 10:46:55
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In reply to a post by Jaggies:
@Mml

Does this require soldering?


It does, you have to attach three wires to three points on the board - once OpenWRT is installed, they can be removed.
If this sounds daunting to you, just search for "openwrt" on eBay - I just saw one there for £28.
Standard User Jaggies
(committed) Mon 30-Oct-17 23:15:56
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Cheers for that.

Brian
From September 2001 on BTopenworld Home 500/Home 1000/Home 2000. Then ADSLMax on <n>ildram. Moved to ADSL2+ from ADSL24. I'm now with plusnet on FTTC since 28/05/2014 and loving it... I'm not saying who I work for. Any opinions expressed here are my own.
Standard User Vorlon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Nov-17 18:25:28
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Re: Plusnet Home Hub One - Wifi light Query


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Thanks Guys, I was just surprised that by turning WiFi off resulted in an orange led lighting up, apparently as a warning.

My network is now Wired, so WiFi is usually used intermittently.

Just waiting for TP link to bring out a WiFi WPA "Krack" firmware fix for my VR900 V1 and then I can dispense with using the PlusNet Hub.
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