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Standard User MikeJG
(regular) Fri 05-Feb-21 13:39:29
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Need a replacement for BT Smart Hub 2 FTTP router.


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Hi, so i just got my FTTP 300Mbps installed and compared to my old router the new ones wifi range is terrible, before hand i would get my max speed of 15Mbps at one end of the house and also get full bars of signal, now i can go next door to the home hub and loose a signal bar and at the other end of the house i get under 1Mbps and just 1 bar.

So i was wondering is there a sub £100 router i can just replace the smart hub with? thanks.
Standard User copex
(committed) Sat 06-Feb-21 13:49:57
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if wired speed is good, i would go for a wifi AP over a router. ubiquity is a good choice
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 06-Feb-21 14:41:35
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An acquaintance has recently installed a Ubiquiti AMPLIFI https://store.amplifi.com/products/amplifi-mesh-wi-f... and is very impressed. Although it may be a little more than you want to pay - potentially, from the right distributor £250-300


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Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Sat 06-Feb-21 14:58:12
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Just in case, if you have digital voice over your FTTP then it will only work using the smarthub
Standard User shrey
(learned) Sat 06-Feb-21 16:29:04
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Re: Need a replacement for BT Smart Hub 2 FTTP router.


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I'm on BT's 500 down, 70 up. I was using BT Smart Hub 2 which was working working really well until the last software update which caused it drop wifi every so often.

I have since replaced it with this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089DJJ5RS/ref=p...

Works really well. Way better than SmartHub2.

I hope that helps.

Shrey
Standard User MikeJG
(regular) Sat 20-Feb-21 23:55:06
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Ended up going for this, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MQP9CC9/ref=cm_sw_r_c...

I set it up in the other end of the house in wisp mode, get around 100-250Mbps, only cost £33.
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