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Hello, I have just upgraded my wireless to the netgear orbi 960 and I want to use my Smart hub just as a modem is this possible if so please advice on how to setup, if not can someone suggest a BT compatible modem\router I can buy

 

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You cannot set the SH2 in modem mode not possible



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ok thanks, I thought the business Smart hub 2 did have a bridge mode, maybe I'm wrong

does anyone have a suggestion for a BT Compatible modem pls

thanks

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Huawei HG 612 from eBay

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Thanks , just a thought would a old BT Hub 5 work?

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No residential BT hubs have a bridge mode.

However, if you are happy to use a BT hub as the router, you can simply connect the Orbi in wireless access point mode. Turn off the WiFi on the hub if you don't want 2 networks.

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The 960 seems complete overkill if you only have an FTTC connection. I assume you don't have FTTP.

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I had 5 of these 

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 but got fed up with them losing connections and dropping out, the last straw was BT dont sell them anymore and havent for some time and last week the main disc decided to return to its default SSID and dropped out my IP Cameras and other stuff

So went for the Netgear Orbi 960E at least they are current and so far work very well

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ok thanks, I thought the business Smart hub 2 did have a bridge mode, maybe I'm wrong

Yes, you can easily set the BT Business Hub up to enable bridge mode.

However, you make no mention in your opening post or thread title that you have a Business Account and thus have a Business Hub.

Therefore, other forum members will all be assuming that you are talking about the normal Smart Hub, and as mentioned already in this thread, you can't do that with the Smart Hub sent out to residential consumers.

This has been asked many times over in this forum, a quick search before posting would save posting same or similar question.

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Maybe I'll buy a Business Smart Hub 2, I'm told that has a bridge mode, thanks
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