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colliedug
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Red WAN port

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Morning All,

 

I've got a BT Hub 4.

I have alrady got an Internet radio and a Humax connected. I'm wanting to ditch the wireless connection and connect using ethernet to my PC, my wife's laptop and another Internet radio. Can I use the red WAN port?

 

If not how do I manage to connect everything by ethernet?

 

 

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No you cannot use the WAN port.

 

To give yourself more ports you need an Ethernet switch like this.

http://www.shop.bt.com/mini-sites/bt-connected-home/switches/

 

If you look on the web, you may find slightly cheaper ones which may work with the home hub.

 

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WAN is what you use to conncect to the internet if you have fttp.

You will need to buy something like a TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with Steel Case TL-SG108. There are different types available for how many ethernet ports you need.

Hope this helps:)

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the red WAN port is normally used FTTC when you use a separate modem and router - modem connects to WAN port



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Thanks for your prompt reply Keith.

 

Looking at the internet switch link you gave, the diagram seems to imply that the existing ports on the hub are redundant - only the ports on the switch are available - is this correct?

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if you connect a switch to one of ethernet ports on hub the others are still available for use



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@imjolly wrote:

if you connect a switch to one of ethernet ports on hub the others are still available for use


Confirmed by me as well.