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Message 11 of 20

Re: Use ethernet port on wifi discs for broadband

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I’m not sure I understand your solution.

I have my router (BT home hub 2) connected to the internet and I have setup the Home Hifi network.

i have devices such as a hive controller Alexa and a HI FI streaming device in the same room as my router / dish 1.

previously all these devices were linked on a small LAN . 
naturally I want all of music devices etc to be on the same network so I want to connect this dish 1 to the LAN to facilitate this.

However if I disconnect the physical wire from the dish to the BT router the dish goes red and sulks. So it is not talking to the BT Hub wirelessly? any suggestions as to how I could rectify this

thanks

Malcolm

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Message 12 of 20

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@TrilobyteMKR 

It would have been better if you had started your own thread.

Can you please confirm that its the black disks you are using, not the white ones?

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Message 13 of 20

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Sorry if I should have started a new thread, this was my first post on here. I’m using the white dishes.

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Message 14 of 20

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Hi, I am considering upgrading to complete WiFi -our home has cat  5 cabling so can I connect the discs to my hub and then work as WiFi boosters-  rather than connecting the discs to my hub using WiFi? Thanks for your help

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Message 15 of 20

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Hi @LukeBuxton 

 

I have a similar question. If I leave the black disc hardwired to the router via ethernet cable, will it still act as a wifi connector? 

 

I'm looking at running an ethernet cable from the back of my router out to a new garden room. I was going to connect a black disc to the end of it to provide wifi to the garden room. 

 

Will that work? 

 

Thanks,

 

Sam 

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Message 16 of 20

Re: Use ethernet port on wifi discs for broadband

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Sam,

Did it work? Want to try something similar myself.

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Message 17 of 20

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Hi @Emrsw01,

Sorry for the late reply. 

Yes I left the disc connected to the router via ethernet and it works perfectly as a WiFi connector. 

Sam 

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Message 18 of 20

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I have got my disc connected by ethernet to the smart hub. Most devices which connect to the disc seem to still use wi fi to communicate disc to hub.

However when i connect to disc with my mobile it connects to smart hub by ethernet as i can see it connected to ethernet port 1 in hub manager. Cant see how that works .

Either the app or hub manager must be lying.

Suppose my difference is that the disc is still within easy wi fi access to hub as its still in the house but my assumption was that an ethernet connection would be faster and more stable than wi fi and the fact i had a cable in situ made it easy.

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Message 19 of 20

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Hi Luke,

I have run an ethernet cable from the house to an external building which has an ethernet port.

Can I plug ethernet into the back of the disc and use as a wifi router? i.e connect via wi-fi?

 

Thanks,

 

David

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Message 20 of 20

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Hi,

I believe it would work as a wi fi extender  in that situation but only way is to try it. If you log in to the main hub you should see the devices that are connected by the disc showing on an ethernet port rather than as a wi fi connection. Let me know the result.

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