I just recently ordered a Netgear Orbi:
1) can I connect this direct to my open reach?
2) if no, should I connect to smart hub and disable wifi?
3) if question 2 isn’t advised (basically get rid of smart hub) what should I do and what do I need to purchase? Recommendations welcome.
if you have FTTP and ONT then you can connect ONT to WAN on Orbi
the username is email@example.com
and password can be anything
you also need to delete the amazon link as not permitted on forum
do you have hub connected to small openreach modem or is the hub connected to your phone socket
what BT package do you have?
FTTP so you could connect the red ethernet cable to the WAN socket on Orbi and use the username I posted earlier and miss out the hub. However if you have Digital Voice and use your landline then you need to use the SH2 as first connection to the ONT (as in your picture)
If you are connecting the Orbi direct with red ethernet to the ONT then no need to connect the hub at all - assuming you don't have digital voice