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BT Smart Hub 2 Question (Technology)

by Aston Villa Robbie, Birmingham, Saturday, February 01, 2020, 21:44 (26 days ago)

Is it even possible to separate the 2.4 and 5ghz bands with a different wifi connection name?

Seems like you can activate both bands but not give them individual names so you can choose on your device which to connect to?

At the moment I have a device that is capable of 2.4 and 5ghz yet it keeps automatically connecting to the 2.4

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by The Warlord, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 09:52 (25 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie

On the BT Smart Hub 2 you do not have the option to separate bands. The hub will choose the best signal and connect the device to that.

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by Tyrannical Tyrannosaurus, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 14:19 (25 days ago) @ The Warlord

On the BT Smart Hub 2 you do not have the option to separate bands. The hub will choose the best signal and connect the device to that.

Never known that before. Does the device automatically switch over to 5GHz when you get closer to the router with better signal strength?

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by OMGee, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:05 (25 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie
edited by OMGee, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:11

This caught me out when setting up a relative's Smart Hub 2. I have never seen a router where you cannot split the bands and give separate SSID's. Even the Smart Hub 1 and earlier Home Hubs could do that.

I went through all settings four times looking to see if I had missed something until I found out the option is not available.

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Sidenote: Turn Off Smart Setup

by OMGee, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:08 (25 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie
edited by OMGee, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:13

On a sidenote definitely turn off Smart Setup in the Admin settings. That should be the first thing any Smart Hub or Home Hub owner should turn off, it causes so many problems connecting devices.

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by X2daZ, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:59 (25 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie

Smart hub that is not very smart

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by Joe The Android Guy, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 14:37 (25 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie

Smart Hub 2 uses band steering as default that in the current firmware you cannot turn off. In normal routers band steering would be an option you can enable that would push your device to the band that had the best performance.

https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/features/3254-what-does-wifi-band-steering-mean/

You can choose to disable the 2.4GHz in the BT Smart Hub 2 but it kind of screws you up if all your wifi devices do not support 5GHz.

You can also buy the black Wifi discs for the Smart Hub 2 now which gives a mesh setup which is probably another reason why BT decided to not give the option for dual SSID's, makes it more simple for the end user to setup the discs :-dunno

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BT Smart Hub 2 Question

by Aston Villa Robbie, Birmingham, Monday, February 03, 2020, 17:10 (24 days ago) @ Joe The Android Guy

Crazy. Should give the option for the people who have no extra disc.

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by Graham, Monday, February 03, 2020, 12:15 (24 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie

Because it is 'smart' it will choose the best band to connect to.

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by Lou, Monday, February 03, 2020, 14:10 (24 days ago) @ Aston Villa Robbie

Single SSiD only

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