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lancsman
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How best to set up BT smart Hub to my desktop pv when in different rooms

We are about (finally) to get BT Super Fibre service to our location, and am currently running basic BT B'band service.

I have received a new BT Smart Hub as part of the upgrade.

My main BT box is located in the hall of my property (open area immediately under the stairwell, and my main desktop PC is in a bedroom of the landing above.

The guidance is to have the Smart Hub close to the main BT point, but this could only be easily located there if left on a shelf - somewhat at risk from people passing in the hall.

My current set-up has my old hub on the desk in my study(bedroom) upstairs connected to an already existent BT phone socket in the study - and not using the BT main box at all. The PC is connected to this old hub directly by cable.

What are my best options to try and have good speeds and least disruption in locating the new kit?

Ideally I would prefer to have the new Hub in the upstairs study.

Advice would be gratefully received

 

Thanks

Lancsman

 

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Re: How best to set up BT smart Hub to my desktop pv when in different rooms

Just try it and see, ideally the hub should be located at the master socket for best speeds but it probably won't be much of a drop if you site the new hub at the same location as the old.

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Re: How best to set up BT smart Hub to my desktop pv when in different rooms

licquorice,
Many thanks for quick response.
Yes, I will do that. I thought it worthwhile to see is I could benefit from any previous experiences similar to this.
Just had a note deferring the switch by a day - so will be Wednesday at earliest that I can check this out
Thanks again
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Re: How best to set up BT smart Hub to my desktop pv when in different rooms

In most cases with correct wiring and relatively short distances involved, the difference in speed between the 2 sockets will be marginal and unnoticeable.