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meridius
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Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

Hi all

 

Just wanted to ask some Questions as i have the BT home hub 4 with a HG612 openreach modem. Would I benifit from a home hub 6 as i have herd some bt modem/routers can cause less speed than the original older type modem/routers.

 

I have read that some people see a speed decrese and also herdsome get a littile bit more, the problem is i dont want to get slower speeds so was wanting to know if this is true

 

thanks

 

 

 

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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

Stay with your Huawei modem and get a third party router would be my advice.
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meridius
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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

why is that ?

 

also what would happen if the HG612 broke down would bt replace it with that same modem or the HH6 ?

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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

if your existing setup with separate modem is working ok then I would not make any changes.  if modem stopped working then it an openreach modem not BT so would not be replaced but more likely you would get a HH5



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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

The homehub 5/6 dont connect any faster than the HG612. If you are not happy with the router part buy a proper router
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Deathtrap3000
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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?


@Interceptor121 wrote:
The homehub 5/6 dont connect any faster than the HG612. If you are not happy with the router part buy a proper router


My hg612 only synced at 76mbps whereas my hh5 gets the full 80mbps with room to spare.

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meridius
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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

thanks for the help.

 

I have been reading that it depends on the cabinet your on to if you get an improvment but i am not to sure.

 

 

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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

Thats correct. If you have been given an HG612 there is a good chance the cabinet is Huawei. Generally ECI works with HH5a and Huawei with HH5b. The HH5 doesn't get any speed benefit on a separate modem.
You can unlock your Huawei and see what is the configuration of your line and check if there is any room for improvement.
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meridius
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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

Hi there I checked ny cabinet and i am on a ECI ?

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Re: Older Home Hub 4 with HG612. Would upgrading to Home hub 6 be better. Help ?

Unlock your modem to see what the stats are before doing anything. I have an ECI for sale of you want it!
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