I'm using a HH5 connected to the Openreach router I've had since I went over to Infinity 1 and then 2 ( I had a HH3 and then bought a HH4 and 5 on a well-known auction site). I have two YouView boxes (retail) and a streaming box for internet radio. I use 2 iPhones and an iPad on wifi. It all works and the down stream is solid at 64-6MBs. I need a couple more ethernet connections - and I was wondering about putting the fixed machines on a switch direct from the modem - and those connections would be hidden away. That would free three sockets on the HH5. In fact I would then use the HH5 for wifi only
Any problems to forecast before I start ferreting under things?
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You can add an Ethernet switch to one of the home hub 5 ports, and connect additional devices to that switch.
Yes, you need to connect the switch to the LAN side of the Hub rather than the modem.
But if I were using only one device I could do that direct to the router? The clue is in the name (router)! I just wish the BT kit wasn't so clumsy - the hubs are lighter than the cables connected to them.
Thanks to both for the advice.
The Openreach device is a Modem, not a router, unless you have unlocked it and re-configured it.
Not touched it - it went in years ago and is (touch wood) a very dependable piece of equipment. Things are so solid, compared to many who post here, that I'm reluctant to change things. Actually I did last year, connected the telephone line direct to the hub and lost about 5MBs in speed - went back very quickly. But wiring is getting rather bird nesty - O for a 19" rack system.