Hub is a device that BT want to get installed into all homes so
that BT can then play an integral role in supplying home communication
services all through one box.
BT Home Hub offers a number of different functions, including:
- Wireless broadband router
- Telephone calls. Allows internet calls with either a BT Home Hub
phone, a standard telephone or a Digital telephone.
- Video Phone
- BT Fusion mobile brings mobile, VoIP calls and Wi-Fi together
- Digital TV from BT Vision
is included when I order a BT Home Hub?
1 BT Home Hub
1 Broadband cable (grey ends)
1 converter (green end)
1 power cable
1 ethernet cable (yellow end)
1 USB cable (blue ends)
BT Home Hub is free when you sign up for BT Total Broadband Options
2 and 3 or at a cost of £30 if Option 1 is ordered.
than the standard Home Hub a BT Hub Phone can also be attached to
the front of it (as seen in the image below).
This BT Hub Phone costs £49.99 when BT
Broadband Options 1 and 2 are ordered or it is included
free with Option 3 (providing BT Broadband Talk is also opted into).
(Image taken from the BT Broadband site)
want a Limited Edition Black BT Home Hub
In the above image you can see what the new Limited Edition Black
BT Home Hub looks like. The standard colour for the Home Hub is
white. The black Home Hub is only available for online orders and
not available over the phone.
to Set up the BT Home Hub (A more detailed guide
can be found here)
1. All devices in your home that connects to the telephone
line needs to have a microfilter attached to it. This includes telephones,
answering machines, digital TV boxes (freeview, sky), fax machines,
extension bells, alarm systems.
Open the back of the Home Hub by pinching the two clips on the back.
Plug the broadband cable (the one with grey ends) into the Home
Hubs broadband socket and then the other end into the microfilter
that should be plugged into the telephone socket.
Plug power cable into the Home Hub and also into a plug socket and
turn on the power.
Close the back of the Home Hub back up (it is important that you
do not connect the Home Hub to the computer until you are required
to later in the set up procedure)
After a couple of minutes the Broadband light should be on or flashing.
It is advised that you should now wait an hour before you continue
to set up the BT Home Hub (do NOT turn it off in this time though).
The hour wait is to help figure out the fastest broadband speed
the Home Hub can receive.
The Broadband light should still be lighted up green and the Internet
light is is green or flashing. Wireless should be turned on on the
computer/laptop if you plan to connect via Wi-Fi.
Put the BT Total Broadband CD into the computer and follow the setup