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Works With BT Infinity But Not With BT Multicast YouView
on 21 May 2014
I thought this might be a nice upgrade but instead all I did was waste a lot of time...
My plan was to replace a BT Home Hub 4 with this fed by the BT OpenReach modem.
The Router has an autosetup option.
Don't bother with this as all it will keep telling you to do is turn off your modem, wait 2 minutes, power it up, and wait another two minutes.
After a couple of times I came to the conclusion this was never going to work so I pressed and held the reset button for 10 seconds and started again but selected manual setup this time.
If, the box asks for a password to login, it is by default admin which the little user guide seems to overlook
Under the Connectivity tab, select internet settings, edit and set to
Connection Type PPPoE
Then click on OK and all being well it will communicate with your BT Infinity.
This worked, changed the WiFi names and wifi passwords (I set one name for 2G and another for 5G)
The box also says an update was available, dated last October (how old is the model) so I let it install that.
Next to try my gadgets connected...
iPad 2, Nexus 4, Apple TV, iTunes, Netflix all okay but not my cable connected YouView box on internet channels
OpenReach it seems use multicast to reduce the load on their data network for YouView Live internet channels and this (along with many other routers are not compatible with this)
So for me this setup was of no use and time to put the Home Hub back.
I then thought perhaps I would use it as a wifi repeater, hub, media server, share with a USB 3 and drive plugged in with the unit in Bridge mode.
That also was a waste of time for once in Bridge mode all it offers you is WiFi settings with all other features disabled.
In this mode it also uses 8 watts of power, four time more than the device I was thinking of swapping it with.
BTW, before you put it into Bridge mode, disable guest WiFi option as it leaves this on with no option to turn it off.