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FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

Hi,

I am upgrading from FTTC to FTTP 900 soon.

I like my Smart Hub 1 (Home Hub 6) because it works well and most importantly allows me to split the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wi-Fi bands.

I have the SI FTTP model which has the 4th ethernet port labelled in red as WAN.

I intend to keep this router and when BT present the fibre to the ONT , I will then remove the RJ11 from it which is currently doing FTTC and switch over to an ethernet cable in port 4 (WAN) which goes to the ONT.

Few questions if I may:

1) Does the Smart Hub 1 (HH6) support FTTP 900 OK with regard to throughput ?

2) Does removing the RJ11 cable and plugging the ONT into the WAN port switchover seamlessly ? I assume the HH may just need a reboot ?

Thank you and hope this makes sense.

Si.

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

@pezzer1  I assume you do not require a phone service?

Apart from that, you should be fine.

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

Thanks Keith, no I don't need a phone service.
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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

Keith, I have recently changed from FTTC to FTTP using the new smart hub 2 supplied. However, really fed up that so many devices cannot connect to each other due to the inability to split 2.4 and 5ghz. I want to go back to BT smart hub 1 but the firmware doesn’t have the FTTP option in advanced settings. How can I update the firmware on the smart hub 1 please? Thanks.


 

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

As I posted on your own thread firmware updates are automatic so you can't get the FTTP option on your sh1



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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

Just to report back that I had the upgrade to FTTP 900 last week, and the Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP model has been fine. Speeds have been, as expected, 900/110. Great, in my environment, to have been able to keep the split Wi-Fi bands.

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

@Clarkey7 the inability to split the WiFi bands has no impact on devices on different bands being able to connect to each other.

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

If only that were true! Sorry liquorice I have had all sorts of trouble because of it!
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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

Perhaps, but most people including myself, have no difficulty with devices connected to different bands communicating with each other.

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Re: FTTP 900 suitability with Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub 1) FTTP

@Clarkey7 

it is obvious from some forum posts that a few customers seem to have problems with the 2.4/5ghz having same SSID but I, like @licquorice, don't have any problems with the combined wifi bands



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