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    BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

    This is a discussion on BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi there, I have a BT Home Hub 1 and I was wondering if I can use this to relay/redistribute ...

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      BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

      Hi there,

      I have a BT Home Hub 1 and I was wondering if I can use this to relay/redistribute a LAN Connection ?

      Basically I am a University student in halls where we have a LAN connection, but we wanna make this wireless.... so we can have wireless net and a wireless printer

      Any ideas?


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      Re: BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

      If your university is anything like mine they won't be happy if you create your own wifi network.

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      Re: BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

      Indeed but until they tell me off...

      any ideas how?

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      Re: BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

      In that case - I'm not familiar with the BT hub but if, hypothetically, you were using a generic wifi router you would, hypothetically, tell that to get it's IP address from your Uni's network using your Uni login name and password (most Uni IT departments keep a web page with the settings). Then you'd have to name your hypothetical wifi and set it's security, if it was me I'd turn off SSID so it doesn't transmit it's info so you'll need to make sure that you remember the hypothetical name and password. You'd also need to set the router as a DHCP server to dish out IP address to your kit (hypothetically of course).

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      Re: BT Home Hub using it as a Network Wireless router?

      If they say your not allowed to plug a router in then they mean it. They have very advanced network monitoring tools which can pick up the use of a router very rapidly and disconnect your connection.

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