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james92
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Using BT Home Hub on different ISP

Hi All,

 

I recently signed up to Sky Broadband. Unfortunately the router provided is pretty poor and the wifi doesnt even cover our (relatively small) flat. I've got an old Home Hub 3 which I'm trying to connect to the Sky router via ethernet and using as a wireless access point.

 

I've changed the IP range and turned off the wifi on the sky router, turned off DHCP server and changed the IP on the homehub (http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networks/8046/how-to-use-the-bt-home-hub-5-with-another-isp) but I'm having no luck. I'm not sure whether the ethernet cable is supposed to go into one of the regular ethernet ports on the homehub or the red infinity port - i've tried both, the broadband light is off in the first case light and flashes purple in the second, either way I don't get any internet connection.

 

Any advice regarding where I'm going wrong or whether it's just not possible with v.3 would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Using BT Home Hub on different ISP

You would be best to ask on the Sky forum

 

 Sky User - The unofficial support forum for everything Sky!

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james92
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Re: Using BT Home Hub on different ISP

Thanks. I was in the process of duplicating it there, although it struck me as more of an issue with my configuration with the hub. Then again, I'm hardly clued up on this stuff.

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Re: Using BT Home Hub on different ISP

There are probaly issues relating to the way the Sky stuff is configured. The IP subnet is different, and you would not be able to change the default gateway on the HH3. You would be better off using a separate wireless access point, as the HH3 is not that good.

BT do some broadband extenders that may do the job.

http://www.shop.bt.com/mini-sites/bt-connected-home/wi-fi-solutions/

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Re: Using BT Home Hub on different ISP

I have tried to access the setup part of various sky routers and have always found them locked down. unlike bt routers the login and password is customer specific, it was also not possible to view these within any setup menu.

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