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    My Draytek router seems to work and you don't have to plug into anything (apart from the BT faceplate and mains obviously).

    If it's for (V)DSL just buy one that supports it and ditch the modem.
    Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
    My BT HH5 is connected to a VDSL modem. Presumably I'd just buy another "cable" router if mine breaks?
    Yes, and the easiest thing to do is to buy them off eBay. Lots of chumps have been sold the line that BT hubs are useless, so they go out and buy another brand then sell their BT one BNIB on eBay. You'll get a replacement HH5 for < 15 and if you're lucky for as little as a fiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Yes, and the easiest thing to do is to buy them off eBay. Lots of chumps have been sold the line that BT hubs are useless, so they go out and buy another brand then sell their BT one BNIB on eBay. You'll get a replacement HH5 for < 15 and if you're lucky for as little as a fiver.
    Thanks for that. I think it is probably worth looking out for one as a spare then. The HH5 has been a good bit of kit to be honest. I've tried Draytek, Netgear, Belkin, Thomson etc.... The HH5 is a good as any IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
    Thanks for that. I think it is probably worth looking out for one as a spare then. The HH5 has been a good bit of kit to be honest. I've tried Draytek, Netgear, Belkin, Thomson etc.... The HH5 is a good as any IMO.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...e+hub+5&_sop=1

    Just noticed one in WIltshire (not sure if it's near you) finishes in 6 hours no bids, 99p, because the seller has gone for "collect only"
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    "Proper" stuff is mean to do things like kick users off an AP to switch them to another - in reality, it's notoriously naff and only really a small improvement on multiple devices on one SSID. The real advantages are from a management perspective, with some niceties thrown in.

    Don't get me wrong, an all out enterprise Wi-Fi solution is going to be better than what you have - but the options for home/SoHo are really only half a step better.
    So you're saying Mesh is a bit of a gimmick and there is no good transparent/seamless way to have a "distributed SSID"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
    Thanks for that. I think it is probably worth looking out for one as a spare then. The HH5 has been a good bit of kit to be honest. I've tried Draytek, Netgear, Belkin, Thomson etc.... The HH5 is a good as any IMO.
    HH5 is pretty solid in my experience. I got a HH6 which had noticeably better range but they are notoriously unreliable. I had two fail and gave up. In fact I think I started a thread here and was recommended some replacements which had a fibre modem included, for about 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...e+hub+5&_sop=1

    Just noticed one in WIltshire (not sure if it's near you) finishes in 6 hours no bids, 99p, because the seller has gone for "collect only"
    Thanks so much for the link. Sadly, I'm 8 hours + on UK time so I missed this overnight, and collection from around 10,000km away might be an issue! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Which model HH is it?
    It's a HH4 we have. The 2.4 GHz has gone from nothing to working partly with me changing the settings (we live in a detached house and no new routers in the area).

    The new BT Smart Hub might be an option, happy to pay a bit extra if it's more powerful / faster WiFi:
    https://www.productsandservices.bt.c...ucts/smart-hub

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