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Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

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Baldrick1
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance


@Longliner wrote:

. Today's blocks are lightweight clinker or similar for insulation while most internal walls are dry lined ie plasterboard on a timber frame which stops neither wifi nor noise ... my brother's five-year-old house has no wifi problems but plenty of others!


I am currently terminating Cat5e Ethernet cabling in a friends large extension. The builder has done an excellent job with insulation by infilling the timber frame walls with aluminium faced insulation boards. This is very effective at stopping both heat and wifi getting out of rooms! Luckily I got the electrician to run Ethernet cabling to each room from a central distribution point before the plasterboard was fitted ready for me to wire up all the connectors and fit a switch.

Longliner
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

I'd forgotten about the Silver Skin, wasn't around last time I did any building but neither was the internet! Friends use it on outer walls only, shoestring budget so can't afford to have it inside as well. Great idea to install ducting in any new house, costs very little, as long as you remember the access points for when you want a changearound in 10 years' time.

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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Hi Baldrick

Just a line to thank you again for your excellent guide to HH6 setup. I would never have sorted this without it. As you warned, my only hiccup was after step 6 (entering my PN username/login) when the SAVE button did not appear; I went back to advanced settings and the HH6 had saved the details anyway, and worked straightaway on the PCs. The iPads would not log onto wifi, until I split the signal as per instructions in posts 116-119 on previous page 8.

So how does it work? On a few days' daily TBB speedtesting, there's no difference from the PN Hub One, it's around 36Mb on my 40Mb connection. Wifi is slightly better, going by the signal bars on the iPad it's about 10% better walking around the house but still not enough to penetrate our concrete walls. The family likes the HH6 dimmable light, we had to tape over the weird blue glow from the PN One. Anyway for £15 on Gumtree I now have a first-class spare router as well as the one from PN, one's just as good as the other for our purposes. Best wishes!

PhyllisTyne
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Firmware update to SG4B1B00819A on business hub this morning.

Baldrick1
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Strange, I have been on SG4B1B008198 since last August. You haven't misread A for 8?

PhyllisTyne
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Definitely SG4B1B00819A

updated this morning and that is the date for the last firmware update.

I had been on the same since august that's why I thought it worthy of a post. I had assumed updates were pretty much finished for HH6

PT

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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Got me concerned for a bit but log makes it look like a genuine update:

04:24:37

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been closed

04:24:37

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending SetParameterValuesResponse message

04:24:37

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving SetParameterValues message

04:24:36

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending SetParameterValuesResponse message

04:24:36

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving SetParameterValues message

04:24:35

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been initiated

04:24:35

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving InformResponse message

04:24:34

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 6 CONNECTION REQUEST

04:24:34

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:24:33

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

 
 
   

04:24:30

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 6 CONNECTION REQUEST

04:24:30

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:24:29

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:24:27

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 creating new session with ACS

04:24:24

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest: processing request from ACS

04:24:24

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest Failed

04:24:24

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest: processing request from ACS

04:24:18

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been closed

04:24:18

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving TransferCompleteResponse message

04:24:18

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending TransferComplete message

04:24:16

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been initiated

04:24:16

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving InformResponse message

04:24:15

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : M Download

04:24:15

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 7 TRANSFER COMPLETE

04:24:15

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:24:14

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:24:12

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : M Download

04:24:12

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 7 TRANSFER COMPLETE

04:24:12

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:24:11

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:24:09

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 creating new session with ACS

04:24:08

 09 Feb.

ppp1:The NTP server used is: ntp.homehub.btopenworld.com

04:24:07

 09 Feb.

:The Modem successfully installed a firmware update

04:23:42

 09 Feb.

:The Modem is installing a firmware update

04:23:36

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been closed

04:23:35

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending DownloadResponse message

04:23:35

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving Download message

04:23:34

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been initiated

04:23:34

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving InformResponse message

04:23:33

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 6 CONNECTION REQUEST

04:23:33

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:23:31

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:23:30

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 6 CONNECTION REQUEST

04:23:30

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:23:28

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:23:26

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 creating new session with ACS

04:23:24

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest: processing request from ACS

04:23:23

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest Failed

04:23:23

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 ConnectionRequest: processing request from ACS

04:23:17

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been closed

04:23:16

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending GetParameterValuesResponse message

04:23:16

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving GetParameterValues message

04:23:15

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 connectivity to (pbthdm.bt.mo) has been initiated

04:23:15

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 receiving InformResponse message

04:23:14

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:23:14

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 2 PERIODIC

04:23:13

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:23:11

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 4 VALUE CHANGE

04:23:11

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 event found : 2 PERIODIC

04:23:10

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 sending Inform message

04:23:07

 09 Feb.

ppp1:TR69 creating new session with ACS

Longliner
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

My 'new' HH6 installed last week is running well but the last update version SG4B1000B540 was installed in April last year. Will BT update its hub when it's being used on Plusnet?

LifeonMars
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Yes it will update automatically

Although That was the latest firmware for BT Smart Hub Version A

 

Type A made by Sagemcom
Type B made by Arcadyan

Longliner
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

Didn't even know there were two versions! Thanks again for the generous help given on this forum.

LifeonMars
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

There are actually more versions if you take into account the Business Smart Hub  and the FTTP type with the Red WAN port.

 

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10477/~/user-guides-and-manuals-for-bt-hubs

Kevin
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

@PhyllisTyne my business hub 6 has just updated to SG4B1B00819A too.

Have you noticed any differences or improvements?

Kevin.
PhyllisTyne
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

No, although it did drop a connection for the first time in a while yesterday but I do seem to have an odd connection. sometimes it will drop 4 times one day and then not drop again for a month! not sure i'll ever get to the bottom of it.

Kevin
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance

When you say drop the connection, due you mean a reboot?

Mine reboots regular as clockwork every 13 days!

Kevin.
Baldrick1
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Re: Smart Hub 6 Variants and Performance


@Kevin wrote:

Mine reboots regular as clockwork every 13 days!


They all do this but normally every 14 days.