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AlanS
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hh4

Hi

Just a quick question. Replacing my hh3 with hh4 this week. Is it just a question of unplugging wires from one hub and putting them into the other? Am on BT Infinity.

thanks

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Re: hh4

Quick answer, yes but remember there will be a new wireless passkey that you will need to use to allow your wireless devices to connect.

 

Either change it to the same as the HH3 one via the hub management pages or you will need to enter the new key into all your devices.

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Yes, remember to delete any old wireless settings on any devices, then rescan again, using the new SSID and wireless key.

 

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Thanks guys. How do I keep the same key?
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You'd have to go in to the wireless security settings on the new hub, and change the key back to the one you want.  You'll need to stablish a connection to the hub first.  Preferably use a wired connection for this, but it should be possible if you connect a device using the wireless key printed on the new Hub.

 

Be aware that the SSID of the new hub will be different as well, so existing devices still won't automatically connect, even if you change the key.

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Oops Ectophile is correct. You will need to change the HH4 SSid to that of the old HH3 so that they connect automatically. If you don't want to do that just scan for new HH4 and enter the new wireless key into all your devices.

 

If you do want to change the SSid it is also done through the hub management pages.

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A few suggestions from me.....

 

When you get the HH4, plug it in to the mains only, not the modem.

 

Connect via cable and log in to the hub manager - either bthomehub.home or 192.168.1.254


Click Advanced settings, then:

 

2.4Ghz - either change the SSID (BTHomehub4-****) or keep it, it's your choice.

Select WPA2 only

Change the wireless key to what you remember

Click Apply

 

Click 5Ghz

Leave Wireless network enable as the default yes

Select No on the Sync with 2.4 GHz

Add -5Ghz to the SSID (this will be the one you selected earlier eg my-network-5Ghz) no spaces are allowed.

The wireless key will already be as per 2.4Ghz, so you can leave this as is.

Click Apply

 

(my preference) Click WPS and select no, then apply

 

Click Home Network

Select Smart Wifi and turn this off - unless you want EVERY device you own to present you with this....:|

Click apply

 

Click IP Address and change the lease time to 21 days and click apply

 

Click Firewall, then UPnP. Turn this off (my preference), click apply

 

Then click Settings, Hub lights and select dim (my preference), then apply

Select Admin password and change this to either the old hub, or a new one, click apply.

 

Connect to the modem and away you go, following the other advice above.

 

My post does sound quite involved, but really it's easy;).

 

 

 

 

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AlanS
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Re: hh4

Thanks for all the help.
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