BT Home Hub 3 as wireless access point

  sean_myers 15:25 16 Feb 2014


I've been trying to configure a bt home hub 3 as a wireless access point, I must have tried a hundred different things to get this to work!

Let me describe the setup quickly.

Sky Fibre - with open reach modem and sky hub.

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD - ethernet from sky hub to Powerline - other end ethernet cable to bt home hub 3. A Netgear ReadyNAS nv+ v2 is also being used - of which we are currently lag when streaming HD movies.

As for Network settings, they are as follows:

Sky Hub SSID: SKYDBD6B IP address: Subnet Mask: DHCP range: - Wireless channel: 9

BT Home Hub 3 SSID: BTHub3-S8RM IP address: Subnet Mask: DHCP: Disabled Wireless channel: 1

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 Host Name (same as SSID?): Bramcroft-NAS IP address: Subnet Mask: Default gateway: DNS:

Can anyone see any issues with the above setup? To confirm, the sky router has access to the internet as does the ReadyNAS drive. The Home Hub does not have access to the internet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  maggotdrowner 21:54 17 Feb 2014

Did you also disable the firewall in the BT hub because you need to do that too?

Do you want two different wireless log ins? You can change the BT Hub SSID to the Sky one and the wireless key also then you have created a wifi extension rather than a separate cell. I've just done it with a spare hub 2 so can't see why a hub 3 shouldn't work.

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