Us “wrinklies” have Just received this as an upgrade on our ancient BT Home Hub 2.
It comes with instructions that appears to assume that the only people ever going to use it
have PCs that have Wi Fi Cards or USB Plug In Wi Fi Dongles - so it is unclear how to set it up with older PCs without Wi Fi capability & that currently utilise Powerline Adaptors.
2 x Windows 7 PCs – no Wi Fi Cards or Plug In Dongles
BT Home Hub 2
3 x Trendnet Powerline Adaptors: 1 for the Hub, 1 each for the PCs.
The PCs originally set up the Hub Connections using the CD that came with the original Hub
using Ethernet Cabling into the Hub Ports.
The Cabling was removed when the PCs were moved to new locations after the acquisition &
installation of Powerline Adaptors.
The new Hub comes with no CD or any detailed information regarding set up with anything
other than Wi Fi enabled devices.
So – how to set up the new hub?
All advice & contributions much appreciated.............
No CD is needed, just plug in the existing powerline adapter (master) to an Ethernet port on the home hub, and it should just work.
Its advisable to disable "Smart Setup" otherwise you will get nagged to install software which you do not need.
Here is how to disable it.
The hub comes ready configured to connect to Broadband. As Keith says just replace the old hub for the new one.
Only password required would be to connect devices to the WiFi
you should just be able to disconnect existing hub and reconnect the new hub using the same cable apart from different power supply. the power line adaptor should work as if nothing happened
if you follow the link posted you should be able to turn off smart setup. this is first task I would do as it can cause problems with devices connecting
not sure I understand as I thought your points were covered
swapping hubs should not affect any of your devices connected by using ethernet cable from your powerline adaptors. But first thing you need to do is turn off smart setup which will avoid the hub asking about connection of devices.
have you actually tried connecting the new hub and then see what startup you get on screen
to enter the hub manager you need to enter 192.168.1.254 into browser address bar then enter the admin password from back of hub after that you will see on screen the smart setup which you can then disable.
you should be up and running with powerline adaptors connected