on 24-11-2011 13h30
Does anyone know what the differnce between the A and B type home hub 3 is. I originally had the B type but when I complained about weak signal to laptops in the house they have sent me an A type which is no better. Just wondered what the difference is.
24-11-2011 13h54 - edited 24-11-2011 13h55
on 24-11-2011 23h02
on 25-11-2011 1h01
If I was you I would stick with the type B home-hub. After churning thought around 6 of the A type hubs they finally sent me a B model and it’s been working like a charm. I use my internet 24/7 for Playstation and my job and the A hub would have so many problems it would eat into around 3-hours of my day because of the amount of resets that needed to happen.
on 25-11-2011 1h11
Better still, ditch the HH and get your own modem!
on 25-11-2011 9h26
You have all been really helpful. I am def keeping the Type B. I am looking into getting the socket moved to a central position in the house which stop the weakening of signal to some rooms. Thankyou for your advice.
on 25-11-2011 12h16
Our house about 30 years old, has solid internal walls - and we've never had a good wireless signal, even with HH1 - the old white one. I've installed my own ethernet network around the house - rather than having the master socket moving (possibly an expensive job), could you run some ethernet cable to a convienient position, and then connect your HH3A as a wireless extender?
The "slave" hub just needs to be given a different IP address, has the auto IP address allocation switched off and some also suggest turning off the firewall (only on the slave!!!). I used my old HH2 hub in this way (to enable daughter to connect her ipod upstairs via wireless) , although I didn't switch off the firewall and it seemed to work OK.
on 25-11-2011 15h53
Ours ia a 1928 bungalow with solid internal walls. Bt would charge £130 to move the socket to hallway. Its not that bigger job as being a bungalow the wires run in the attic. So we are considering moving it ourselves. Will keep in mind your ethernet idea.
All the best
on 30-11-2011 16h58
Hi there I have just had an experience with both types as I originally had a Type A and my friend recieved a Type B. The type A had wireless N issues and I could not stay connected to wireless N for more than 5 minutes without a router reset and I found this was not happening on the Type B my friend recieved so I called up BT and after a few phone calls I managed to get them to send me a Type B and now the wireless is fine and it also has later firmware. Signal strength also appears to be better.
If I were you, I'd go for Type B.