Quick Answer: Can I Use My BT Hub 6 With Another Provider?

Can I replace my BT Home Hub 5 with another router?

Re: Buying a third party router to replace BT Home Hub 5 for BT Infinity.

If you want to use the Nighthawk you will need to get a separate VDSL modem so that you can use it.

If you want to have just one box you need to get a VDSLModem/router..

Why have BT sent me a new hub?

Could be that you are being moved to fibre broadband from standard broadband. BT are trying to get rid of ADSL and move customers to VDSL. If so, it will be a free upgrade.

Is the BT router any good?

The BT Smart Hub is hands down the best router the company has ever made. It might not look like much, but it’s fast, has decent range and is easy to use.

Is a BT Home Hub a router or modem?

The BT Smart Hub (formerly BT Home Hub) is a family of wireless residential gateway router modems distributed by BT for use with their own products and services and those of wholesale resellers (i.e. LLUs) but not with other Internet services.

What is the best router for BT broadband?

VDSL BT Infinity RoutersNETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk 1900Mbps Wireless-AC Dual Band Gigabit Router. … Netgear Nighthawk XR500 IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router. … Netgear Nighthawk X6S R8000P IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router. … TP-LINK TD-W9970 IEEE 802.11n ADSL2+, VDSL2 Modem/Wireless Router -More items…

Can I swap my BT Home Hub for another router?

Re: can you change bt hub? The home hub is a router. You can replace it if you wanted. You just have to make sure its suitable for bt infinity ie buy one with a built in vdsl modem or buy one that says for cable connections.

Can I use a BT hub 6 with Plusnet?

Re: Using a BT Smart Hub on Plusnet. Ensure you do not have odd symbols like &*(%^$@£ in your plusnet log in password, If so change it . The BT Smart hub will not accept those type of symbols. Ensure you have your dsl cable plugged into the BT phone socket on selecting Connect at this stage.

Will BT send me a new router?

BT will give you a Smart Hub for free if you contract, or re-contract, for a minimum of 18 months. … BT’s wholly-owned, but arm’s length, subsidiary, Plusnet, is offering a rebadged version of the slightly older Home Hub 5 free to new customers and those who agree to re-contract with them.

Is the BT Smart Hub better than Hub 5?

The Smart Hub is slightly taller and wider than the Home Hub 5, but it contains massively improved hardware. It has seven antennas, which BT claims will let it offer significantly improved connection distances over the Home Hub 5, which had a 2 x 2 dual antenna setup. The Smart Hub also has a USB 3.0 port on its rear.

Can I use someone else’s BT Home Hub?

Re: Can I use my bt hub 6 at a different house? As long as it is a BT line. Logins are generic, any home hub can be used on any BT line.

Can you use a different router with BT?

If you have copper broadband, you can use a different router but we don’t recommend it because we can’t give you any technical support for equipment you’ve bought elsewhere.