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Hello

On Amazon but especially eBay there a lots of used /refurbished examples of the above but the rear socketry does not always appear to have the extra RJ45 Ethernet socket into which a feed from the Fibre Modem (ONT) requires. Some have, some don't. I assume that all the new ones that BT send out as and when necessary or those one can buy from the BT/EE shop at £200 do have this WAN socket? 

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Thanks but some Smart Hub 2s shown where images areavailable don't show that WAN socket anyway and claim that they're not for Fibre BB Hubs.

Again, I guess the official new ones sold by BT have the socket which is what I was really asking.

Thanks for the link however that shows how to get an extra Ethernet socket by tweaking in the Home Hub manager. 

 

 

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It's purely cosmetics on the case, none have an "extra socket".

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When I moved to DV BT sent me one that was FTTP capable even though I was on FTTC.  I also bought a backup from Amazon that specifically stated it was FTTP capable and when it turned up, sure enough, it was.

I think you just need to be careful about what you’re buying.

Edit: As the post above says, the FTTP socket is actually just LAN port 4 set to use FTTP.  It has a red ring round it on the case just to emphasize which port you are supposed to use.

 

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All Smart Hub2s have 3 LAN sockets and 1 LAN/WAN socket which is configurable in the hub manager once the latest firmware is installed.

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@HHGTTG wrote:

Thanks but some Smart Hub 2s shown where images areavailable don't show that WAN socket anyway and claim that they're not for Fibre BB Hubs.

Again, I guess the official new ones sold by BT have the socket which is what I was really asking.

Thanks for the link however that shows how to get an extra Ethernet socket by tweaking in the Home Hub manager. 

 

 


The link I posted states how to change the LAN port to a WAN port and how to change it back to a LAN port!

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Can I post a further query regarding Smart Hub 2s on eBay?

Many  of them, appearing almost new or unused state that they are Smart Hub 2 locked to BT and are FTTP ones.

Detailed photos show the back to have ADSL socket, Green DV/phone socket and 3 yellow and 1 Red marked ethernet sockets. The photo showing packet contents, do not appear to show, perhaps understandably an ADSL cable. 

Will these Hubs being sold for about £27 inc. p&p work with ADSL if I have my own cables/s?

Regards

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The SH2 will work on ADSL.  There is no FTTP hub but as already posted you can toggle setting to change port 4 to either LAN or WAN.  from other posts the hh6 is better on ADSL than SH2



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Many thanks but when I am eventually given an SH2 by BT for DV switchover then my ADSL from SH2 will have to suffice.
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