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Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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Hi all.

Plugged my Hub 6 into a smart hub 2 for more range. 

I initially configured the Hub 6 by putting a LAN Cable between that and my PC Only

Disabled DHCP, Firewall, Upnp and I also changed my server address range and my hub gateway IP address so both routers don't conflict on 192.168.1.254

Everything is working fine but I am unable to access my hub 6 router settings (to change wifi password etc) after I plug my smart hub 2 into it. Whenever I enter the IP address hub gateway I put in it simply times out. I must add though everything is working fine, I just cant access the hub 6 router 

Why is it doing this and have I configured everything correctly?

I saw there was a link here that explains how to do this;

https://community.bt.com/t5/Archive-Staging/BTHub6-Smart-Hub-As-WiFi-Extender-or-AP-Access-Point-amp...

 

But It wont let me access the link sadly

 

thanks

 

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Re: Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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can you access this post

https://community.bt.com/t5/Archive-Staging/Use-a-second-Smart-Hub-2-0-as-a-wifi-extender-whilst-kee...



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Re: Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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Hey thanks, that works.

 

I did all that but still cant access my BT HUB 6 Gateway when connected to the Smart Hub 2 for some reason

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Re: Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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What address did you use? It needs to be in the same range as the SH2 but outside the DHCP. Which IIRC is 192.168.1.63 or below.

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Re: Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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Tried 192.168.1.255 but didnt work

 

Range is 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253

 

Also tried to change the server address range to custom and use 172.16.0.1 but didn't work either

 

Everything internet based works fine its just I am unable to access the HUB 6 when I connect it to the Smart Hub 2

 

If I disconnect everything and just leave a cable between the PC and HUB6 then 172.16.0.1 / 192.168.1.255 loads strangely

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Re: Plugged Bt Hub 6 Into Smart Hub 2 For More Range, Have I Configured Everything Correctly?

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You can't use 255, that's the broadcast address for the subnet. As @rbz5416 says, it needs to be below 63

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@sunny808 

if you read the link I posted @licquorice explains how to set up your HH6



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@licquorice 

 

Thank you everyone I will give this a go later on today

 

I read the link but my understanding was that if the range was;

192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253

 

Anything outside of this would work

 

Since the smarthub uses 192.168.1.254  , If I set the hub6 to 192.168.1.255 that would be out the range

 

But thank you so much for your replies I will give this a go later on today

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255 is always the broadcast address of any subnet and can't be given to an individual device.

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@imjolly 

 

Works perfectly thank you all for your assistance

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