How do I update my BT wifi extender?

How do I update my BT wifi extender?

  1. First, download the new firmware to your computer by clicking on the download link at the top of this page.
  2. Once downloaded, go to the firmware update page by following steps one to five in “How to check your firmware is up to date”
  3. Click the browse button and select the new firmware.

Do BT give free WIFI extenders?

It’s our guarantee to deliver a strong wi-fi signal in every room of your home. We’ll send you a new Smart Hub 2 and single Wi-Fi disc to get you started. This covers the majority of homes, but if you still need more we’ll send up to two extra discs free of charge.

Can I use BT Home Hub as extender?

Re: Re-using old BT router as an extender Yes, as has been explained countless times on the forum. Just turn off DHCP and give the secondary hub an IP address outside of the DHCP range of the main hub and connect the hubs together LAN port to LAN port.

Does BT router automatically update?

You can use the My BT app to get assistance when you need it, and you can update your router manually from your phone using the app. Nevertheless, most people will not be bothered by this, and you do not need to panic since things will automatically update as long as you do not disable it.

How do I update my BT hub firmware?

To update the software:

  1. Connect your BT 4G Home Hub to your computer via a cable or Wi-Fi.
  2. Click LOG IN HERE to access settings.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.
  4. Click Device Settings.
  5. Click on Online Updates then Check for Updates.

How do I update my BT firmware?

Plug the discs back in each other’s location. Turn both discs on and wait for the solid blue LED to come on. Open the app and go to Settings and Firmware Status and select Check for Updates. You will now be offered the option to Update Firmware, select this and follow the instructions.

How can I speed up my BT WiFi?

Top tips

  1. Keep your hub on show – avoid hiding it in a cupboard or on the floor, where the wi-fi signal will be obstructed.
  2. Try and position your hub in the centre of your home – you’ll reduce the number of walls slowing down your signal, which means you can get better wi-fi in more places.

How do I turn my BT Home Hub into a repeater?

Re: Re-purposing an old Home-Hub 2.0 router as a wi-fi extender. Just give the hub you are going to use an extender an IP address outside of the DHCP range of the main hub, disable DHCP on it and connect it to the main hub via Ethernet cable LAN port to LAN port.

How do I turn my BT Home Hub into an access point?

Now, take an Ethernet cable and plug one end it into one of the yellow switch ports on your BT router (not the WAN port) and the other end into one of the Ethernet ports on your existing router. This connects your BT Home Hub 5 to your existing router, making it the wireless access point.

Which BT Home Hub should I buy?

All new BT home hubs are loaned, so there is no need to buy one. If you are on normal broadband, then the latest home hub is the home hub 4, although if you have a fairly fast normal broadband connection, then the Smart Hub 2 may be suitable. It all depends on your current broadband speed.

Why do I need to update the software on my BT?

Keeping your software up to date can help protect against viruses and hackers. To update the software: How do I clear my statistics history? How do I check my usage history? Find out how to check the usage history of your BT 4G Home Hub. Find out how to backup current settings of your BT 4G Home Hub. How do I enable or disable SSID broadcast?

What to do if your BT Home Hub keeps dropping Internet?

If your Internet connection regularly drops or your router constantly needs resetting you could make some enquiries! If you have the earlier Home Hub 3 you can get an upgrade BT Home Hub for free! I did just that!

Can I add a new device to my BT 4G Home Hub?

You have to manually add the MAC of a new device into the BT 4G Home Hub to connect. This means no unauthorised devices can access your wireless network. How do I enable or disable SIP ALG? SIP ALG can help prevent problems caused by router firewalls. It does this by inspecting incoming data traffic and in some cases modifying it.