Just wanted to know if the Smart Hub 6 can be used in modem mode.
Currently with Virgin and their equivalent of the Hub allows you to set it as a modem, which allows another router to be connected to it.
There seem to be a lot of conflicting viewpoints... maybe someone has a definitive up-to-date answer for this please.
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No, it cannot be used as a modem.
Hmmm.... someone called Dave at BT Connections said it could be.
I think you will find the same reply from other forum members. You would have to buy your own modem if you wanted to use your own wireless router.
Absolutely cannot use as a modem only. You can turn off DHCP and wifi but it will still be routing and natting.
I suppose if you had enough of them, you could make a bridge
Great start with BT then by the sound of it. Someone at BT says i can, a BT community Forum member says i can't 🙂
I think the reality is they might be both right and the devil's in the detail. It may depend the type of broadband and exact hub model you have? Some hubs may be configured to work with an ethernet type connection into your home, some others as A/VDSL routers (even if they're both called 6). I know this was the case for older types of hubs, but not sure about smart hub 6 onwards.
A hub expert would have to answer that specifically...
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