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js246
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Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

Hi,

I recently upgraded to Infinity and the engineer kept my 'old' Hub3 which was downstairs acting as a 'slave'.  The new Hub4 is upstairs.  He didn't take much time to explain the new set up (it worked fine previously using two Hub 3s) - but I'm now having problems as all devices seem to spend time searching for a signal between the two hubs - and some devices ask for a different password to access the 'slave' (even more confusingly this is the password from the back of the 'old' hub 3 upstairs which I no longer even have!).  I think the previous engineer set it up so that the slave hub used the details from the original access point hub 3 upstairs - and now that that has been replaced with a new Hub4/Openreach Infinity modem, it's shifting between the two somehow.  Help!  I'm stumped - I've got limited technical knowledge and dont know how to figure this one out!!

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TimSmedley
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

Hi

 

I am not a techie a all ut I have managed to link my new 4 to an old 3 thus extending the wireless range using the advice on this link:

 

http://forumhelp.dyndns.info/wireless/hh3link.html

 

Good luck

 

Tim

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js246
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

Thanks Tim! Did you use the Hub 4 as your primary and the 3 as the slave? Are the instructions any different given that this article talks about two Hub 3s????
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

You seem to have done exactly what I'm thinking of - I looked at the link and the Jarvister solution - but as it was based on HHv1 and V2 I didn't proceed to link my new HH4 with my previous HH3  - did you follow the instructions without amendment and it worked?

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Paul3333
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

Pardon me for barging in but I was interested in the BB.

I have my TV downstairs connected to my router (HUB4) using ethernet cable and PLA's.

Is there a way of connecting my TV to my HUB4 via wifi by connecting it to my old Voyager router, therby dispensing with the PLA's which get a bit warm and need turning on and off when required?

I know I could put a wireless dongle in the TV but the Voyager is going spare.

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

No, the Voyager modems cannot be configured as a wireless client. Also the Voyager modems get very hot as well.

 

You are better using the PLAs, as I think you will find wireless a bit unreliable.

 

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Paul3333
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Re: Using Home Hub 4 with slave hub (Hub 3)?

Thanks Keith, I'll stick with the PLAs. Yes the Voyager did get hot so we kept turning it on and off. Handy in our study in the winter though!!
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