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mitch84
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Home hub 4 and modem

Hi

Just a quick question about the new home hub 4 , does it have a modem integrated or if I get infinity do I still need to have the home hub and modem separate?

I'm aware this was the case with home hub 3 but is the the home hub 4 an all in one solution with infinity.

Cheers
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gg30340
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

No you will need a seperate modem which will be part of your install with Infinity

 

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john46
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

no you will, get a modem and hub4 as the modem is Openreach's property and supplied by them on install thhe hub comes from BT
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mitch84
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

Cheers guys will they ever bring out an all in one device?
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Stuey3d
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

Current all in one devices are blooming expensive in the order of around £200, now when they come down in price maybe BT might be able to make an all in one HomeHub that's cost effective.

I personally prefer the separate devices as in my setup the modem is one end of the room and the hub the other connected via long cat 6 Ethernet which keeps the speed at the best it can, whereas if it was an all in one device I would have to run a long telephone extension which could possibly degrade the VDSL signal resulting in more errors on the line and slower speed.
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Deathtrap3000
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

They cost a lot in the shops over here, but in other places they are quite cheap and comparible with other routers on the market. If bt wanted they could have put a vdsl modem in the hub4 and it wouldnt added too much cost to production.

They have too many adsl customers though to make it worth combining the two.

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umpire
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem


@mitch84 wrote:
Cheers guys will they ever bring out an all in one device?

See the link in this post.

http://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity/VDSL-modem-routers-and-FTTC-self-install/m-p/780522/

and also

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/04/bt-reveals-uk-fttc-broadband-isp-self-installation-and-...

 

When, if ever, will it happen? Who knows?

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legitimise_sailing
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

The supplied Openreach modem is actually a modem/router, no wireless though.
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john46
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

also remember that the Openreach modem is also supplied to all isp's that provide the Openreach fibre product and if a combined product was provided all isps would needs to provide the same and the modem becomes an Openreach demarcation point when a problem occurs
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soapy
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Re: Home hub 4 and modem

yes the openreach modem is also capable of routing without wireless but is set to just run as a modem by default and of course bt lock you out of changing the settings, thats why they need unlocking to set it as a router and to see the line stats which you cant unless it is unliocked

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