Different types of BT Hub

Over the years, we've developed better and better Hubs (routers) for our customers as new technology has become available. This table shows the main differences between them......

Over the years, we've developed better and better Hubs (routers) for our customers as new technology has become available. This table shows the main differences between them.

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BT Smart Hub

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BT Smart Hub 2

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BT Home Hub 3

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BT Home Hub 4

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BT Home Hub 5

Differences between each Hub

 

BT Smart
Hub

BT Smart
Hub 2

BT Home
Hub 3

BT Home
Hub 4

BT Home
Hub 5

Complete Wi-Fi

BT Smart
Hub

No

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

No

BT Home
Hub 4

No

BT Home
Hub 5

No
Number of antennas

BT Smart
Hub

7

BT Smart
Hub 2

7

BT Home
Hub 3

2

BT Home
Hub 4

4

BT Home
Hub 5

5

Wi-fi bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz)

BT Smart
Hub

Dual

Next generation AC wi-fi

BT Smart
Hub 2

Dual

Next generation AC wi-fi

BT Home
Hub 3

Single

BT Home
Hub 4

Dual

Wi-fi

BT Home
Hub 5

Dual

AC wi-fi

2.5GHz wi-fi band

BT Smart
Hub

3x3 11b/g/n/ac

BT Smart
Hub 2

3x3 11b/g/n/ac

BT Home
Hub 3

2x2 11b/g/n

BT Home
Hub 4

2x2 11b/g/n

BT Home
Hub 5

2x2 11b/g/n
5GHz wi-fi band

BT Smart
Hub

4x4 11a/n/ac

BT Smart
Hub 2

4x4 11a/n/ac

BT Home
Hub 3

None

BT Home
Hub 4

2x2 11a/n

BT Home
Hub 5

3x3 11a/n/ac

Built-in 4G filters

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

No

BT Home
Hub 4

No

BT Home
Hub 5

No
Connections

BT Smart
Hub

4 x giga ethernet

BT Smart
Hub 2

4 x giga ethernet

BT Home
Hub 3

4 x ethernet

BT Home
Hub 4

4 x ethernet

BT Home
Hub 5

4 x giga ethernet

USB ports

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

Yes

BT Home
Hub 4

Yes

BT Home
Hub 5

Yes
On/off light control

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

No

BT Home
Hub 4

No

BT Home
Hub 5

No
Removable password card

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

Yes

BT Home
Hub 4

Yes

BT Home
Hub 5

Yes
Smart Wireless

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

Yes

BT Home
Hub 4

Yes

BT Home
Hub 5

Yes
BT Smart Scan

BT Smart
Hub

Yes

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

Yes

BT Home
Hub 4

Yes

BT Home
Hub 5

Yes
Dect

BT Smart
Hub

No

BT Smart
Hub 2

Yes

BT Home
Hub 3

No

BT Home
Hub 4

No

BT Home
Hub 5

No
 

BT Smart
Hub

BT Smart
Hub 2

BT Home
Hub 3

BT Home
Hub 4

BT Home
Hub 5

 

Complete Wi-Fi

No

Yes

No
No
No
Number of antennas
7
7

2

4

5

Wi-fi bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Dual

Next generation AC wi-fi

Dual

Next generation AC wi-fi

Single

Dual

Wi-fi

Dual

AC wi-fi

2.5GHz wi-fi band
3x3 11b/g/n/ac
3x3 11b/g/n/ac
2x2 11b/g/n
2x2 11b/g/n
2x2 11b/g/n
5GHz wi-fi band
4x4 11a/n/ac
4x4 11a/n/ac

None

2x2 11a/n

3x3 11a/n/ac

Built-in 4G filters
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Connections
4 x giga ethernet
4 x giga ethernet

4 x ethernet

4 x ethernet

4 x giga ethernet

USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
On/off light control
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Removable password card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smart Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
BT Smart Scan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dect

No

Yes

No
No
No

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