08-05-2011 12h03 - edited 08-05-2011 12h03
I don't know if this is a stupid question but I can really find the answer on apple so...
Can I use apples airport extreme instead of the BT home hub
on 09-05-2011 11h06
Hello canyourepeathtatplz and welcome,
Hmmm. Difficult question as you haven't provided enought details about your setup for anyone to answer properly.
It depends on whether you are using BT Broadband or BT Infinity as to whether you can eliminate the Homehub.
If you are using BT Infinity, you can replace the HomeHub3 (HH)3 but not the Openreach modem - see here for details:
If you are using BT Broadband, you can use the Airport Extreme for wireless if that's what you wish. The Airport Extreme has no ADSL modem, so it can't do the connection to the telephone exchange, so you will still need the Homehub (or any 3rd party ADSL Modem router) to make the connection.
If you wish to use the Airport Extreme for wireless I would disable the wireless from the Homehub first though using the Advanced settings->Wireless at http://192.168.1.254. Plug the Airport Extreme WAN port into the HH using an ethernet cable and use the Apple Airport utility.
Hope this helps!
11-12-2013 19h24 - edited 11-12-2013 19h25
Hi there, the answer to your question is "yes". This does depend on if you are using a BT OpenReach Modem tho... Please follow my instructions bellow!
9. Now click next, this will now configure the device. Once complete it will tell you its now available.
I hope this helps you!
11-12-2013 19h37 - edited 11-12-2013 19h38
You are replying to a two year old post, but your information could be of use to other forum members.
Forumhelp (personal website) is back online with lots of useful info for BT customers. Some links may be out-of-date, but I will update them when I get time.
on 09-11-2014 22h51
i followed your advice, im using a Time Capsule instead of an AE and works perfectly. The wifi connection is now strong and super fast. however some of the TV channels have stopped working, mainly BT Sport, any ideas on how to resolve this?