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Message 11 of 22

Re: Home Hub

You'll probably be better of with a third party hub, there's plenty of them that can do what you want and are 'affordable' (depending on how much you're willing to spend)

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Message 12 of 22

Re: Home Hub

As @V_Meldrew has said, you's be better off with a third party VDSL router. The TD-W9970 is a popular choice around £30-£40 mark. (£33 on Amazon)

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Message 13 of 22

Re: Home Hub

If you go to the plusnet community site, There is a poster Baldrick1 who uses a BT Business  Smart Hub on plusnet broadband. As a residential user.

As they are part of BT the hub works with plusnet but not with ee the other company which is part of BT. Neither do ee hubs work with plusnet or BT.  

On the thread I show, it may assist you. Although it is BT Home Hub 6, read the posts as some will talk about the Business Hub and the difference  

The BT Business Smart hub is packaged as such and is different to the Residential Smart Hubs and are availabke on Auction sites

  https://community.plus.net/t5/My-Router/Using-the-BT-Smarthub-6-on-a-Plusnet-Account/m-p/1742690#M19...

also see

https://btbusiness.custhelp.com/app/categories/guide/a_id/43964/view/42397/c/5404/

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Message 14 of 22

Re: Home Hub

@lifeonmarsI see no advantage in buying any substandard ISP hub. A third party hub will always be an improvement and will work on all VDSL ISP networks.

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Message 15 of 22

Re: Home Hub

Thanks for the post will take a look into it.
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Message 16 of 22

Re: Home Hub

Thought the BT hub is ok?

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Message 17 of 22

Re: Home Hub

I have no problems with it, I use the BT Smart Hub2 however it depends what you want and what demands you require from your modem/router. When I was with plusnet used BT Smart Hubs with no problem, found them better than the Re branded BT Home Hub 5 which plusnet offered. They also look smarter if you are unable to hide them.

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Message 18 of 22

Re: Home Hub

Would love to get the smart hub 2 but I have been told you cannot change the DNS which is a big problem. So looking for a simple solution. It looks like the business hub 5 is the cheapest answer.
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Message 19 of 22

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@james-kelwrote:

Thought the BT hub is ok?



If all you want to do is access the internet with no frills, then in my experience they are, but if you want more flexibility (i.e. determine your own DSN server address) then 0/10.

That's just my opinion of course and I know there are many experienced & knowledgeable users on this forum who consider £30 - £40 3rd party routers to be an improvement over those that BT value at £200

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Message 20 of 22

Re: Home Hub

Know your BT Hubs

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/51940/~/whats-the-difference-between-the-bt-hubs%3F

I would not touch a BT Business hub 5

However the Business Smart Hub  is a different kettle of fish. 

https://business.bt.com/products/broadband-and-internet/smart-hub/

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