Only recently I received a smart hub 2 and today I tried to set it up and I am having a few issues with it.
One is that I cannot assign IP address 10.1.10.10 to the router ( I can assign 188.8.131.52), another issue is that I cannot remote connect to my servers, but I can ping them. One of my servers is a VPN server which I cannot connect internally, but I can connect from my phone externally (using data), and finally I couldn’t connect to my dvr but I managed to overcome this issue by assigning an IPV6 address and configure two pinholes.
Any thoughts/suggestions please?
many thanks in advance.
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That private address range is reserved for BT Wifi/FON connections.
The home hubs do not support NAT loopback, which is why you have to test using an external connection.
Are you a business or residential user?
Which router did you have before, as some of the very early ones did not support BT Wifi?
No, BT WiFi/FON was on like in SH 2
Not sure then, its possible it was running different firmware. I believe there are differences between A and B variants of the home hubs, due to different manufacturer.
The Smart Hub 2 is quite new, so its difficult to say. I do not use a home hub, but when I used to run a home hub 1, I altered the config to disable BT Wifi, and use its subnet to set up a guest network.
Later home hubs are locked down, so you can`t change anything.
Thank you, I think I keep the old router for now
That seems a good option. There is really not much to gain by the later home hubs, but it keeps BTs marketing people busy :smileywink:
There are also plenty of third party routers that don`t have any restrictions, if you get fed up with the home hub.