Can I use my own router instead of BT router?
Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it. You may not want the router that your provider gives you, but don’t throw it away! You might end up needing it later if you need technical support.
Can I use a non BT router?
Re: Can i change my router for a non BT one? Yes, if you opt out on a BT hub then you will not be able to access BT wifi as the opting out process turns off network access to BT wifi as well as turning off the signal at the hub. Opting out is different to replacing router.
Can you use any router with BT Fibre?
No, the Hub needs to be specially designed to work with Fibre so you can only use the BT Smart Hub or the BT Home Hub 5, Hub 4, Hub 3 or the earlier BT Infinity Hub. The Hub 3 and Hub 4 also need to have an Openreach modem that was fitted by an engineer. BT Home Hub 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 do not support Fibre.
Can you use any router for Wi-Fi?
You can use any wireless router you want, but the modem you purchase has to be approved by your ISP to function with their network. In a sense, you can think of your router as a device that’s part of your home network and the modem as a device that’s part of your ISP’s network.
Does FTTP need a router?
FTTP connections will only need a router as the NBN connection box serves as a modem. You’ll still need to pick up a router which will connect to the NBN connection box which should be installed within your premises.
Is a BT Home Hub a router or modem?
The BT Home Hub 2.0 was a combined wireless router and phone. It supports the 802.11b/g/n wireless networking standards, and the WEP and WPA security protocols. It supports many of BT’s services such as BT Fusion, BT Vision and BT Broadband Anywhere.
Will BT replace a faulty router?
They will go through all the usual tests and if your hub is faulty they will send you a replacement free of charge provided you are still in contract with BT.
What routers are compatible with BT broadband?
BT Smart Hub 2.
What router do I get with BT fibre 1?
Like BT’s other fibre broadband plans, you’ll also get the Smart Hub router included on Fibre 1. If you upgrade your plan with Hybrid Connect or Complete Wi-Fi, you’ll get the newer Smart Hub 2 router instead. The Fibre 1 plan also includes BT’s Virus Protect service for use on up to two devices.
Are Wi-Fi routers universal?
Routers are universal and can be used with any internet service provider. So you can often keep your modem if you switch providers, as long as it’s the same type of internet service (cable, DSL or fiber).
How do I choose a wireless router?
How to Choose a Router
- Consider how much you want to spend on a router.
- Check to see if your new router is compatible with your ISP.
- Make sure your router supports the internet speed you pay for.
- Look for a newer wireless protocol.
- Use mesh Wi-Fi or extenders to spread Wi-Fi through your house.
- Don’t forget optional features.