My HH6 drops wireless connections most days requiring a reset and a few times a week almost completely blocks the internet connection.
I now have a replacement router (thank you bt!).
Before switching I backed-up the config from the original Homehub.
Now I have restored this to the new one.
It looks like the wireless network name and password and admin password have changed to those used by the router / hub just replaced. Is this OK?
It is a bit a surprise to me. Am I stoking up problems for the future?
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Unless BT have changed how the hubs software works, you could not use a back up made from one hub onto another hub.
That's fine if it now works for you, personally I would not use a back up of one device, particularly if you were having problems with it, to run another device.
I have no idea if it is just certain settings or all software that is backed up.
As far as I know, if you do a factory reset it restores the device to the software version it is currently running which is not necessarily the software it arrived with as that could have been updated. This could result in some form of mismatch with your device and the BT data base and with that in mind there may well be problems for any future updates.
I suggest that you keep a note of your "old" hubs password and the "new" hubs password to cover the bases.
Home hub backup only saves the user.conf file not the firmware.
Its not a good idea to load a config file from another hub, as the firmware versions may be different, and parts of the old config file may not valid on the new hub, and could cause instability at a later date.
Backup and restore is only intended to be used on the same hub serial number.