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JonathanAnsell
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I’m looking at using a BT smart hub with Sky fibre connected to the Sky Q hub.

Will this actually work assuming I have the SH with a WAN port?
Will the SH still be able to receive updates from BT?
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The home hub is locked to BT, so you would not be able to use it if you move to Sky.

 

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So even using the wan port it won’t work as an access point?
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The WAN port needs to be connected to a modem, not another router, and the authentication would fail.

 

Are you a BT broadband  customer at the moment?

 

 

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I was. I bought an FTTP SH off eBay while I was with BT and was using that with Infinity 2. I’m in the process of moving to Sky and was hoping I could use their hub as just a modem and the SH as an access point as it’s Wi-fi is far far superior to the Q Hub.

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You could use the Sky box as a modem/router and then connect the SH LAN port to Sky LAN port and use it as just a wireless access point.

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How does that work then? Would’ve thought if it didn’t work on the WAN port then it wouldn’t work on the LAN.
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A WAN port performs a totally different function to a LAN port. If you use the Sky box to do all the modem,routing, natting and PPP functionality you can just turn off DHCP on the HH, give it an address outside of the DHCP range of the Sky box and it will just behave as a 3 port Ethernet switch and wireless access point.

 

Edit: You may have to change the subnet that the Sky box uses as I believe the HH is restricted to using the 192.168.1.xxx subnet.

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