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News BT unveils Smart Hub ADSL/VDSL router

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 20 Jun 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Marek2704

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    BT still not unveiled fiber in my close-to-London area. This month I will celebrate 9th anniversary of this fact :p
     
  3. Dedlite

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    I've already got a Hub 5, and also got a homeplug device which gives me 2 ports and a wi-fi connection downstairs. Why on earth would I buy a new router with bigger range, allowing more hackers from outside attempting to steal my bandwith? No thanks.
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    you do know those people with bt broadband can legally log into your broadband don't you via wifi? its part of the contract you aigned
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Very easily disabled at any time and NOT compulsory.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    And it'll still be defeated by Edwardian brickwork no doubt, meaning it still won't work in my Grandparents house... or several others I frequent...
     
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    Yep, default option is on and very simple to turn off.
     
  8. Anfield

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    If you disable it you loose the ability to use other peoples wifi for free in return, but of course that is easily defeated by leaving it switched on and using a 3rd party router.
     
  9. fingerbob69

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    Our HB 5 works just fine ....if it ain't broke, why fix it?
     
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    Why is this such a problem anyway? I don't use more then a tiny fraction of my infinity connection 99% of the time, but I do like it that I can find wi-fi hotspots everywhere, or when we were having wiring done in the house I could just use the neighbours BT connection to check up on the news. A little bit of sharing makes a better world for everyone.
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I agree with this. Of it weren't for the security concerns I would be happy to leave my WiFi open. As it is, only the laptop and my phone use it, the important stuff is on the wired gigabit network.
     
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    Don't touch my internet. That is my standpoint.
     
  13. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I've never felt the need to use someone else's WiFi, my PC is a bit unwieldy for carrying about, I don't have a smartphone and very rarely use my tablet, just when I am going to be waiting in the Quack's surgery and they have free WiFi for all. So for me it is a case of I couldn't care less if I lose the ability to use someone else's WiFi.
     

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