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meri_gadi
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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Hi all,

 

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?

 

Thanks all

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smf22
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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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.

 

Regards

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Jayebmx
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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Hi @meri_gadi

When did you get this smart hub? Is this your main router, or is this the AP router you want to configure?

Does this router have a DSL port? If it doesn't then I believe you have the FTTP version of the HH6.

-Jaye
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Jayebmx
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If BT have sent out this router, then kindly ask them for a exchange if you are a FTTC customer, as you will have no use from this router.
If you purchased the router you might be able to get a exchange.
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meri_gadi
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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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?

 

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Jayebmx
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@meri_gadi

The WAN port is designed to work off a openreach FTTP/H modem via the WAN port, unfortunately there is not I don't beliveve

-Jaye
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licquorice
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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You can use it as a WAN port, but not a LAN port.

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the_zip_master
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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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: 

 

 

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On the HH6 I set the following Hub Gateway IP Address:

 

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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!

 

Z

 

 

 

 

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licquorice
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Message 39 of 241

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DHCP needs to be off completely on the HH6 assuming you are connecting LAN-LAN.

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Jayebmx
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Re: BTHub6 (Smart Hub) As WiFi Extender or AP (Access Point) & HH5.

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My apologies for everyone having trouble.
When I get round to it, I'll make a better and more clear tutorial addressing and fixing problems everyone have encountered.

-Jaye
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