JohnAP
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Home Hub 5

I see BT have made some details public about the next Home Hub 5. Specs look good with integrated VDSL modem, 802.11ac and 4 gigabit ethernet ports. It doesn't seem too far away either. Article link.

 

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db218
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Re: Home Hub 5

Looks physically identical to a HH4 except the labelling of the 4 GigE ports and the blue band on the front, and it also still has an ADSL port so its not Infinity only and would allow you to step down from infinity.

Looks like what the HH4 should have been. 😉

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soapy
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Re: Home Hub 5

it most likely has a vdsl2/adsl2+ modem in it and will be useable on both types on connection, the infinity modem we have atm can be used on adsl as well as vdsl if you have an unlocked one

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peterbrazier86
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Re: Home Hub 5

I know that not everyone is a fan but I would rather have the Modem in a seperate box on the wall and use one of those Airport Extreme's from Apple

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infinidim
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Re: Home Hub 5

The Home HUb 5 looks to be a good way forward for BT. Using the same packaging as the HH4 also keeps teh cost down dramatically.

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johnomk
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Re: Home Hub 5

Unfortunately I signed up for the Home Hub 5 trial. Told it would be delivered on Friday 8 September my son stayed in all day, it didn't actually arrive until Saturday lunchtime. Set the hub up and it worked for two days then it stopped working on teh internet. 

 

Now received a bill for £49 from BT for cancelling my contract for home hub 3 and after an hour trying to speak to someone I have been told that I have to decide which hub to return and then they will cancel the £49 charge on my account.

 

If my experience is being repeated with other people on the trial  not sure they will get very far with testing

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john46
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Re: Home Hub 5

why did you cancel your contract you had no need to send your hub 3 back a trial item is totally separate to anything on your contract and is used for the trial period only any problems you deal directly with the trial team
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imjolly
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Re: Home Hub 5

I would contact the trial centre and get them to sort this out for you after all you are testing the new hh5. Discussing the new hh5 is probably contrary to the NDA you signed/agreed


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oldtech59
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Re: Home Hub 5

I asked to be added to the trials system but I dont think I will bother if this is the kerfuffle we are going to get
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gg30340
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BTshould be giving you £49 for testing their equipment for them. This is another cheap way for them to their equipment to market!

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