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Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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I need a Hub that has 6 ports or more. Is this possible?

If not, what is the max number of ports I can get witht the BT Hub?

If not at all poss, then what type of splitter do I need to get?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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@JR1812 

Welcome to this user forum for BT Retail phone and broadband customers.

The BT Smart Hub 2 has four ports, or three if you have FTTP.

To get more, add an Ethernet switch.

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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Just buy an 8 port switch. £20

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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Thanks so much for your resposnse. Really, really appreciated.

Buying an 8 port switch sounds the ticket.

I would appreciate it if you can suggest what 8 port switch I should buy though. I'm not very good with things like this. I just googled and it gives me a thousand options!! So if you are able to pin point the one you reckon is a good one, then I'll google and buy it online.

Thanks again for your quick reply.

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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TP-Link TL-SF1008 is a tenner on Amazon.

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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Hi @JR1812   I tend to use the professional unmanaged NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Network Switch (GS108). A little more expensive but solid and reliable. I have 5/8/16 port versions of this switch.

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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As long as you stick to one of the major brands, TP-Link, Netgear, Linksys, etc. you won't go wrong. The only other consideration is what you'll be connecting. If you will be connecting cameras, access points or other devices that require Power Over Ethernet, then spend a bit more on a PoE switch. This will allow you to power the devices from the ethernet cable without a separate power supply.

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Re: Smart 2 Hub with 6 ports possible?

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TP-Link TL-SF1008 only supports 10/100 so is going to limit each device to 100Mbps. It may or may not be a problem to the original poster, depending on their internet speed.

I would probably pay a little bit more for a gigabit model.

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@dave44wrote:

TP-Link TL-SF1008 only supports 10/100 so is going to limit each device to 100Mbps. It may or may not be a problem to the original poster, depending on their internet speed.

I would probably pay a little bit more for a gigabit model.


@JR1812 

This relates to the TP-Link I posted (& sadly can no longer edit). That's what happens when you rely on asking Google for an 8 port gigabit switch expecting it to return results for an 8 port gigabit switch!

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Gosh. Thanks everyone. Really appreciate your input.

What I have is a BT hub with 3 ports and Wifi (with boosters).

Question is, will this NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Network Switch (GS108) provide Wifi throughout the house? I need the extra ports for the CCTV cameras (that use Concept Pro software).

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