BT’s new smarter, smaller and greener wireless Home Hub for broadband has received a glowing five star review from the Telegraph after proving to offer (quote) “a level of pro-active reliability other routers can’t match”.
If you’ve ever found your wireless connection dropping in and out, you’ll know the frustration of wireless interference from other household items such as wireless cameras and video transmitters. The BT Home Hub 3, available from February 28 2011, features Smart Wireless technology, which automatically connects to devices using the wireless channel with least interference.
“Where other products fail to spot video senders in the first place, they can’t do anything to change frequency so the broadband wi-fi connection slows annoyingly. Worse, it can completely fail unexpectedly – and often inexplicably, which doesn’t help when you’re on the phone to a key customer.
Uniquely, the Home Hub 3 can dynamically change frequency so that even when there are products competing for its frequency, it can respond automatically to restore service after just a couple of minutes.”
In challenging tests against routers from all other major service providers, the BT Home Hub 3 was the only one that could maintain a wireless connection despite interference likely to be encountered in many homes.
The new BT Home Hub 3 is finished in a combination of gloss and matt black. It is significantly smaller and compact than its predecessor, being just 106.8mm (4.20”) high x 185mm wide (7.28”) x 62.2mm (2.44”) deep and 50g lighter, weighing in at 350g.
The BT Home Hub 3 is also even more energy efficient than its predecessor, typically using a third less power, and its design uses 25 per cent less plastic. It saves power by automatically reducing power to the Ethernet and USB ports or Wi-Fi connection when they are not in use, automatically restoring full power when activity is detected.
The new Home Hub 3 Hub is free for all new customers taking BT Total Broadband or BT Infinity. Existing customers can also get the new Hub without contract for a fee.
The new BT Home Hub router
Get the most reliable wireless connection compared to all other UK broadband providers
Our best ever wireless signal
The BT Home Hub is designed to detect and avoid wifi interference thanks to our smart wireless technology. And it doesn’t stop there – once you’re connected, your BT Home Hub will constantly monitor the chosen wireless channel and automatically switch to a new one if there’s too much interference.
Smart power save
The new BT Home Hub runs on half the power of an energy-efficient lightbulb, and automatically changes to ‘low power’ mode when not connected. It will instantly return to full power when connected, or when it detects any internet traffic.
Strong wireless ‘N’ technology
The wireless ‘N’ technology in the BT Home Hub ensures you get a more reliable wireless connection throughout your home at all times.
Top security as standard
The new BT Home Hub comes with Wi-Fi Protected Setup at the touch of a button, making it easy to set up a secure wireless home network for all your devices.
Easy to set up
We’ve made it easier than ever to set up your BT Home Hub – and included an easy user guide to help you every step of the way.