Question: Can I Use My Old BT Hub?

Can I use a second hand BT Home Hub?

Re: Can I use my bt hub 6 at a different house.

As long as it is a BT line.

Logins are generic, any home hub can be used on any BT line..

Can I use a BT hub 6 as an extender?

Re: Using a second BT Home Hub 6 as a wifi extender ? Yes, it is actually possible. On the slave device, turn off DHCP and give the unit a fixed local IP address withing te normal range of the primary. Set up the WiFi passwords and off you go.

Why have BT sent me a new hub?

Could be that you are being moved to fibre broadband from standard broadband. BT are trying to get rid of ADSL and move customers to VDSL. If so, it will be a free upgrade.

What do I do with my old BT Home Hub?

If its an old hub which was issued to you as part of a contract, before 13 December 2019, then you can simply take it to your local recycling centre. After that date, it must be returned to BT, to avoid being charged for it.

What can you do with an old router?

What You Can Do With an Old RouterGuest Wi-Fi connection.Wireless repeater.Cheap internet radio.Use the old router as a network switch.Adapt it as a wireless bridge.Build a smart home hub.Convert your router into a NAS.Use an old router as a web server.More items…

Can you throw away old routers?

They’re considered hazardous waste like motor oil or TVs so you can’t put them in the trash. Reset it to factory defaults with the button in the back. No, there’s no personal information in the router.

Can an old router be used as a WiFi extender?

Any router that DD-WRT can be installed on can be turned into a wireless repeater and bridge. … It’s used for range extension: the repeater takes the signals from your primary wireless network and repeats them on its own network. In addition, the router can serve as a bridge.

Can I use my BT Hub 6 with another provider?

Technically speaking, the Home Hub 5 is locked to BT accounts, including ADSL, Infinity and those connections provided by its subsidiary Plusnet. However, there’s no reason why you can’t still use the Home Hub 5 as a brilliantly-fast access point, making full use of its Gigabit Ethernet switch in the process.

Can I use 2/bt routers at the same time?

No you can not have two routers set up on the same line. If your wireless signal does not reach your office you could either run an Ethernet cable from your Homehub to the office or use a wireless repeater which would boost the wireless signal.

Can I use my old BT Hub as a repeater?

Re: Using a 2nd HomeHub 5 as a wireless repeater The HH5 can be used as a wireless repeater and has to be connected to the router via an ethernet cable, connect the 2nd hub to your pc via the ethernet port, access BT Home Hub Manager on the iP address of 192.168.

Can I use a different router with BT?

If you have copper broadband, you can use a different router but we don’t recommend it because we can’t give you any technical support for equipment you’ve bought elsewhere.

Can I take my BT Hub with me when I move house?

Yes, you can, To take your rented phone with you when you move house, just contact one of our customer advisors on 0800 800 150 (Monday to Saturday, 08:00 – 20:00) to transfer the account over to your new address.

Do I have to return my router?

If you’re planning on disconnecting or downgrading any Spectrum services, you’re responsible for returning any leased equipment, including modems, routers, Spectrum receivers and any auxiliary equipment provided by Spectrum. You’re not required to return any remotes or cables that came with your equipment.

Do you have to return your BT router?

When you end the BT Broadband service you must return the BT Hub that was loaned to you, within 60 days from the date the service is terminated.

Can I give my old router to someone else?

Yes. A router will only connect to whatever broadband connection it is configured for.

How many devices can I connect to BT Smart Hub?

The key quote from BT support is ‘the home hubs are not meant to be connected to more than 4-5 devices, I am afraid’. So, if you’ve a couple of smartphones, a Sky box and a laptop connected, you’re maxxing it out, so expect unreliability.

Can I use my router in a different house?

You could take your cable modem and your router, and establish service at their house. However, there are a few issues with that, depending on the cable company. Some ISPs will not allow a cable modem that is still active on another account on their network start new service at a different location.

Will BT send me a new router?

BT will give you a Smart Hub for free if you contract, or re-contract, for a minimum of 18 months. … BT’s wholly-owned, but arm’s length, subsidiary, Plusnet, is offering a rebadged version of the slightly older Home Hub 5 free to new customers and those who agree to re-contract with them.