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Big-G
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BT Home/Smart Hub vs NetGear D7000v2

Have had a HH 5 since switching to fibre broadband 3+ years ago. 5Ghz wifi has never been reliable and bought a 5Ghz Access Point. Effectively using the HH5 as a modem only.

Thought I’d take the plunge and replace it with the Openreach approved NetGear Nighthawk D700v2.
Have to say a little disappointed. Although loads more technical features, ultimately lacking some of the basics. Such as decent event logging, detailed connection statistics and overall traffic usage. All of which the HH5 is quite good at.

Attempted a firmware automatic upgrade of the Nighthawk which failed first time, so whipped it out and put back the HH5 whilst I did a manual upgrade 🙄

It’s left me re-thinking the whole thing.

What’s people’s experience of the newer BT Smart Hub or Smart Hub 2. Are the connection stats and event logs etc just as detailed. What is reliability like? Had anyone managed to get a cheap/ free upgrade with BT?
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