Quick Answer: Can I Use An Old BT Router As A WiFi Extender?

Can I use my BT Hub 6 with another provider?

Technically speaking, the Home Hub 5 is locked to BT accounts, including ADSL, Infinity and those connections provided by its subsidiary Plusnet.

However, there’s no reason why you can’t still use the Home Hub 5 as a brilliantly-fast access point, making full use of its Gigabit Ethernet switch in the process..

Do I have to send my BT router back?

BT have to offer to recycle it by law, but you do not have to send it back. You must make sure you have definitely completed the full contract period, otherwise BT will charge for the box, even if you return it to them.

Can I connect another router to my BT Hub?

Thanks to Darren for adding the following: “You can have two BT home hubs, (or a second router), one as a repeater. All you do is select the repeater option on both, and on your main one, configure the address of the second one to use as a repeater, just that the second one has no ADSL line going into it”.

What is the best WiFi Extender for Virgin Media?

Virgin Media subscribers may already know that they can get a Powerline Adapter through Virgin themselves. However, if you’d prefer to opt for a Wi-Fi extender from a third-party alternative, we highly recommend the NETGEAR Wifi Range Extender EX6120.

Can you connect 2 WiFi routers together?

Connect a Second Wireless Router Home wireless routers can be connected using Ethernet cable in the same way as wired routers are connected. Connecting two home routers over wireless is also possible, but in most configurations, the second router can only function as a wireless access point instead of a router.

What do I do with my old BT Home Hub?

If its an old hub which was issued to you as part of a contract, before 13 December 2019, then you can simply take it to your local recycling centre. After that date, it must be returned to BT, to avoid being charged for it.

How do I connect my WiFi extender to a new router?

Web GUIReset the extender by pressing and holding the reset button for 10 seconds using a paper clip or pin.Once extender has completed its reboot, connect your device to the default SSID (NETGEAR_EXT).Click NEW EXTENDER SETUP button.Create a new account by filling out the required fields and click NEXT to continue.More items…•

Can I use my old virgin router as a wifi extender?

If you have any “Wifi Black Spots” or “Wifi Dead Zones” around the house (areas that don’t receive a good signal or no signal at all) then you could use your old router as a repeater and effectively create a second wireless network in your home. …

What can you do with an old router?

What You Can Do With an Old RouterGuest Wi-Fi connection.Wireless repeater.Cheap internet radio.Use the old router as a network switch.Adapt it as a wireless bridge.Build a smart home hub.Convert your router into a NAS.Use an old router as a web server.More items…•

Can I use a BT Home Hub 4 with another ISP?

UK ISP BT Makes Home Hub 4 Broadband Router Available to Everybody. In a curious twist BT has decided to make its Home Hub 4 broadband ISP routers available to non-customers, which means that it can be used with any Internet provider just like a router brought in the shops. But is it worth the £99.99 inc.

Can I use a second hand 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 BT Smart Hub as a repeater?

Re: BT Smart Hub as a Whole Home wifi repeater? A second smart hub can be used as a wireless access point to increase coverage by turning off DHCP and giving it an IP address outside of the DHCP range of the master Hub and connecting the 2 hubs LAN port to LAN port, but it won’t behave as a mesh system.

How can I use an old router as a WiFi extender without cable?

Setup WiFi Router as Range extender Mode To use the router as repeater mode need to access the settings page. To access the router login page use default IP Address router or Make factory reset if forget IP address. Connect Router LAN port to Desktop or Laptop LAN port.

Can you have 2 Virgin routers?

Just to complete, although you can physically use a splitter and connect two modems only one modem can be connected to the Internet\Virgin at one as its MAC address is tied to the your broadband subscription.

Can I use an old router as a hub?

By simply running an Ethernet cable between your old router to your current one (run a wire from one of the available LAN ports on your active router to the WAN-in LAN ports on the old router), you can repurpose it as a network hub/switch.