BT Home Hub 4r (unlocked) Currys/PC World £29.99
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BT Home Hub 4r (unlocked) Currys/PC World £29.99

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Found 5th Feb 2015
£20 OFF in Currys/PC World Sale

Unlocked, so can be used with other ISPs

Potential 1% off with Quidco or TCB

OVERVIEW Type ADSL router with modem
Model Hub 4r
Rating N300
WiFi standards IEEE 802.11n
Network ports Ethernet x 4
PERFORMANCE Transfer rate - 2.4 GHz: up to 150 Mbps
- 5.0 GHz: up to 300 Mbps
Band Dual band: 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Antennas 4
Encryption types supported - WPA
- WPA2 (default)
- WEP 64/40
Firewall Yes
FEATURES USB ports USB 2.0 x 1
LED indicators Yes
GENERAL Colour Black and silver
Accessories included - Power supply
- Broadband filters x 2
- Broadband Cable
- Ethernet Cable
- Information and troubleshooting guide
Dimensions 116 x 236 x 31 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 301 g

21 Comments

I cannot glean from the description, but I wonder if this can be used with a fibre modem. I am with TalkTalk and they have provided me with a BT Fibre Modem, and a rather pathetic Huwaei router.
I wonder if I can replace the Huwaei with this. My current router has a red input from the BT fibre modem.

Original Poster

No, I think Hub 4 is only ADSL, Hub5 is fibre, you could use the BT Modem and the Hub though
Edited by: "kevinhebditch" 5th Feb 2015

Many thanks.

Why you should buy router, just call your provider and ask for!

I believe the Hub 4 is a (very good) router with a built in ADSL modem but will work with fibre when used in conjunction with a BT Fibre modem.

The Hub 5 is a slightly better router with built in fibre modem and can work with ADSL or fibre without the need for a fibre modem.

FunkiestMonkey

I cannot glean from the description, but I wonder if this can be used … I cannot glean from the description, but I wonder if this can be used with a fibre modem. I am with TalkTalk and they have provided me with a BT Fibre Modem, and a rather pathetic Huwaei router. I wonder if I can replace the Huwaei with this. My current router has a red input from the BT fibre modem.



The HH4 can be used with a fibre modem as it has the red port as well, the HH5 has the modem built in and removes the need for the external fibre modem.

I use my BT homehub 4 with TalkTalk adsl and have never had a problem with it being "locked" - it worked straight out of the BT box

hh4 is quite good but only one gigabit port, (+4 100mb ports ) normally used for connecting the fibre modem. hh5 has 4 gigabit ports and has the fibre modem builtin. IIRC. One less power lead, I think you should be ok with this on talktalk, altho their cs is frankly, chit.

radekmisztal

Why you should buy router, just call your provider and ask for!



You have to sign up for a new contract to get one. I did read an independent review of the HH5 and it was compared to other routers. It did surprisingly well actually, beating some of the market leading brands in many tests. However, in practice, its fairly average in terms of firmware features and from my own experience, still a bit flaky on reliability.

You could do a lot worse though.

Many thanks.

good price thanks

its only me

I use my BT homehub 4 with TalkTalk adsl and have never had a problem … I use my BT homehub 4 with TalkTalk adsl and have never had a problem with it being "locked" - it worked straight out of the BT box



Yeah I'm with Plus.net and it works fine. (HH5)

FunkiestMonkey

I cannot glean from the description, but I wonder if this can be used … I cannot glean from the description, but I wonder if this can be used with a fibre modem. I am with TalkTalk and they have provided me with a BT Fibre Modem, and a rather pathetic Huwaei router. I wonder if I can replace the Huwaei with this. My current router has a red input from the BT fibre modem.



Yes it can. It too has the "red" input for a fibre modem.
If you get a BT HH5, it has the fibre modem built-in. So you therefore don't need the fibre modem as well.

unlocked? what is this rubbish. the hh4 and hh5 can be used out the box straight from bt with ANY other isp using adsl or in the case of the hh5, vdsl up to i believe 80mbps aswell.

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radekmisztal

Why you should buy router, just call your provider and ask for!



Engriiiiiiish

could i use this to replace my sky modem?
Edited by: "graphicology" 5th Feb 2015

I may be wrong here, and probably don't know what I'm talking about, BUT if it's like my HH5 it's difficult to change the DNS service from BT's own slightly flakey one, to, say, Google's DNS server. I couldn't find a way of doing it from the router setup, and had to tinker with windows to get it changed.

Got mine - plugged it into to BT broadband and working fine in seconds.

Dave_dave69

Got mine - plugged it into to BT broadband and working fine in seconds.



Thanks OP

I just wish I had something I could connect at 5GHz lol

GwanGy

hh4 is quite good but only one gigabit port, (+4 100mb ports ) normally … hh4 is quite good but only one gigabit port, (+4 100mb ports ) normally used for connecting the fibre modem. hh5 has 4 gigabit ports and has the fibre modem builtin. IIRC. One less power lead, I think you should be ok with this on talktalk, altho their cs is frankly, chit.



From a personal perspective I found the HH5 to be one of the worst routers I've ever owned. Everything was locked down to what BT wanted me to adjust, inability to really get the best out of it, plus they update the firmware on you when they want (read the BT forums about the amount of people that have had connection issues after an update). I dumped mine within 2 weeks of going to Infinity for the Billion Bipac 8800nl, a real router.

Then again, if you could flash these with the Openwrt firmware you may actually end up with something usable. Haven't looked into this for mine as it will sit in my cupboard just in case I need it for BT to support my broadband in the future.
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