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Enigma123
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Message 11 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)


@Stuey3d wrote:

Hopefully I'll get to test one of these badboys, hopefully it will still work with the openreach modem as i currently have the Hub 4 one side of the room and the modem the other and i wanna keep the modem cable as short as possible and use cat 6 ethernet to extend any cables as i dont wanna sacrafice any speed coming into the house.

 

Also a bit peeved that the home hub 4 we only got less than 2 months ago is now old technology, 2 months is blooming quick to announce a successor.


The HH4 was always old tech compaired to other routers. Does the HH5 have 4 gig ports?

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Stuey3d
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Message 12 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

Yeah the 5 does have 4 ports, but it doesnt bother me as all my wired devices are at the other end of the room connected to an 8 port gigabit switch and everything is proper fast.

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Dean235
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Message 13 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

So with the new Home Hub 5. I am kinda planning to get new wires and stuff. So the HH4 is VDSL router combined. So I am looking to purchase this

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-High-Speed-Internet-Modem-Cable/dp/B0000YQ3PC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...

 

Is there any consequences of purchasing longer cables? The cable is 4m so it is able to reach the wireless router.

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Message 14 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

that cable will be ok as screened and no problem at 4m



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Enigma123
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Message 15 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

Increasing the length of your VDSL end into the modem/HH5 will start to have an affect on your over all speed.

But this may balance out as you get about 2-3Mbps more from a Cat5 cable like that compaired to standard. I dought you will see an increase in speed but you might not have any loss.

The standard cables used for VDSL are not suitable for FTTC i replaced 2meters of Standard cable to the master socket with Cat6a and got 1to2Mbps just from doing that. BT/Openreach need to step up their game!
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Deathtrap3000
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Message 16 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)


@Enigma123 wrote:
The standard cables used for VDSL are not suitable for FTTC i replaced 2meters of Standard cable to the master socket with Cat6a and got 1to2Mbps just from doing that. BT/Openreach need to step up their game!

Just because better quality cables can give slightly better speeds, doesnt mean the ones that come with the modem arent suitable. Otherwise they would include decent cables. 

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Enigma123
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Message 17 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

Im not talking about the Cat5 cable im on about the DSL cable.
The more they increase the speed of the connection the standard telephone DSL cable will start to show its age, as Cat3 cable did now Cat5 is shifting over for Cat6 but this Flat DSL cable has not changed.
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MBR123
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Message 18 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I hope BT will take my NEW HOME HUB 4 back that will not be so new for much longer and have just paid for and swap it!. 😞 When is this new HH5 out then?.I presume its a Modem/Router all in one job this time?.

 

A bit on the HH5:- http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/122239-bt-homehub-5-wi-fi-ac-support-gigabit-ethernet-the-partner-fo...

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Enigma123
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Message 19 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

Yep later this year i hear and yep its a modem/router
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Enigma123
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Message 20 of 59

Re: BT Home Hub 5 (no not a spelling mistake)

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