Product Type: BT in Wireless LAN
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BT Home Hub 2.0
Member Name: NicndDan
BT Home Hub 2.0
Advantages: Reliable and terrific
Disadvantages: Expensive Broadband
I owned a BT Home Hub 2.0 for around a year before deciding that I needed to move away from the expense of BT's services and seek alternative broadband. Part of the reason I did initially take out a BT contract with the home hub was I had heard nothing but positive delights about how well performing this device was. I had seen the TV adverts and read up on the reviews and everything, bar the price, seemed good.
The first thing that hit me when I took this out of the box was how cool and sleek the whole thing looks. If you want a router/hub that doesn't look out of place in a living room then this is surely it. Its solid, made from tough durable plastics and the blue lights with black effect looks very nifty. There are five blue lights down the right hand side of the interface which display what is connected (and the light goes a dreaded orange if there is a problem). Indeed the whole black design fits perfectly in with my current set up, and most peoples set ups to put it that way. The lights are very bright though which I found, being placed under my TV on the stand was very off putting.
It was all very easy and simple to set up, no messing around just merely plugged in, a few clicks and away we go! Even for a novice the image based prompts and simple instructions and coloured ports will make sure you have your broadband ready to go in minutes.
The router took no time to settle and gave me fast reliable broadband straight away. Obviously you need a good line to be able to do this too but the router plays a key part. I left the BT Home Hub switched on 24/7, whereas I don't with my new Sky router, and in the first 6 months I never had any issues at all. I had to reset it maybe twice in that period which is very very good for routers these days. My Sky one and the netgear model I use at work need reset all the time but with this BT device, despite the use of 4-5 hours per day its performance was great!
With my laptop it connected every time first time and as I said in the first six months only two needs to reset. Connection stayed lively and reliable with a good stream of speed. One of the best things I found was that moving around caused no issues. I live in a small flat so the signal was just as powerful away 1m away on the couch as it was 25m away in the bedroom. Reliable and fast and its something to do with the way it emits the signal as seen in the tv adverts but I don't know the technical explanation.
Often I was running three-four devise off this at a time and it still gave out great reliable and strong feeds with good speeds and connections. The connectivity with the PS3 has been fantastic, same for the Xbox 360 and often I would have one of these connected, plus my laptop, plus a phone and my girlfriend would be online on her DS and the router stood tall.
No problems at all in the six months and this has easily been one of the most, no wait, easily the most reliable and functional router I have ever used and it was a damn shame I had to get rid it of it because of the price of the broadband but never mind!
Recommended if you don't mind the broadband prices!
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