Thanks for the guide. Im just having 1 problem and i cant get my head around it.
On my HH6 Port 4 is listed as WAN. And when i plug the ethernet cable from the Main Hub in Port4/WAN port orange light starts flashing and it there is no internet via the LAN or wifi to the laptop.
But when I plug the ethernet cable from the Main Hub into port 1 or 2 or 3, purple light starts flashing. The internet works no problem and i get my IP address from the Main hub.
How can i get port 4 to work?
You'll only be able to use ports 1-3 on this Hub. Port 4 on this variant of the Smart Hub / Hub 6 is for connection to the Internet. This Hub is intended for use with Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) where BT also provide a modem, and the WAN port of the Hub connects to that modem.
Its an early version of the smart hub and wanting to use it as the AP router.
It is a FTTP version. It was in my sisters house and she has FTTP.
Any way to open up the port?
You can use it as a WAN port, but not a LAN port.
I've also had some issues setting up a homehub 6 as an access point.
I was tring to connect the HH6 to a Virgin media Superhub 2ac, so the IP address on the HH6 needed to be changed.
Other than the IP address change, When i followed the guide the HH6 wifi refused to work (didn't supply an IP address)
The solution was as follows:
On the Virgin Superhub 2ac, I set Advanced settings - DHCP settings as follows:
On the HH6 I set the following Hub Gateway IP Address:
Notice that i have changed the server address range to CUSTOM and also changed the start and end addresses.
The bit that seemed to make a difference was ensuring that the Server address range was outside the range set on the Virgin Superhub.
Once i did this the WIFI worked??
Hope this helps somebody!
DHCP needs to be off completely on the HH6 assuming you are connecting LAN-LAN.