I need to setup my Smart Hub in my new build home.
The house already has the large Openreach box (modem?) and a smaller one (battery pack?) installed in a cupboard. This seems to already be wired to the house - there are ethernet ports in all the rooms.
How do i connect the Smart Hub to this configuration to allow the house to stay wired up? If i follow the instructions on the Smart Hub - i will remove the grey wire that is plugged into the Openreach box and put that into my Smart Hub. Does the Smart Hub replace the Openreach Box?
Please see attached picture of what i have currently in my cupboard;
Any help would be appreciated,
Since it's an FTTP connection, the Home Hub needs to connect to the big white modem. If BT have sent you the right Hub, it should have one of the Ethernet ports marked as a WAN port. That's the one that goes to the modem. The remaining Ethernet ports are for connecting your computers, set-top boxes, etc.
If your home is wired for eithernet, you have a couple of choices -
It looks like the previous owners connected their router (hub) to wherever the socket that has the grey lead connected goes to. You can either unplug the grey lead from the patch panel and connect it to the red WAN port of your hub and then connect its LAN ports to the sockets in the patch panel to distribute Ethernet connections, or just connect the hub as the previous owner. The former would be better if you wish to have Ethernet connections available at multiple locations, the latter if you wish to use wireless more extensively.