09-01-2019 07:37 PM
I Just wondering if anyone can help me.
I had been running two bright boxes version 2 together. One by my main BT socket and the second one connected to the LAN port on the second bright box. I had to alter a few settings on the second one but all was good and signal was much improved.
Anyway i have today received the new Smart hub, I have connected it up and the second bright box upstairs is still working. If I was to buy an additional smart box, would I be able to configure this one to make it the additional hub upstairs?
Any help greatly appreciated
09-01-2019 08:47 PM
Why bother if the current setup is still working? It won't give you anything extra.
The EE SH is functionally weaker than the Brightbox. It will depend on what changes you had to make to the 2nd Brightbox whether you'll be able to duplicate them on the SH
09-01-2019 08:56 PM
Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to just use the smart box for the extra features - like the time limit for certain devices.
I also thought the smart box disterbuted stronger Wi-Fi, which I hoped would clear the odd dead spot I still have.
But thanks for your reply.
09-01-2019 09:13 PM
Are you running the 2nd Brightbox in Routing or Bridging mode?
09-01-2019 09:25 PM
The Brightbox already has time-limited Access Control of devices. As I say the SH is functionally weaker but this is 1 of the few extended functions that it does have, matched by the Brightbox. It may have slightly stronger WiFi but this is its only redeeming feature
10-01-2019 07:29 AM
Hello, thank you for your reply again. I have the routers in bridging mode - I didn’t appreciate that the BB2 had the time limited function! How do I enable this?
Just out of curiosity why have EE changed to the Smart box if it isn’t any different really?
10-01-2019 11:58 AM
Yes, I have run 2 Brightboxes with the Secondary 1 in Bridging mode but I think it even better & easier to have it in Routing mode. You won't get these modes with the SH.
For time-limited control in the Brightbox set up:
My guess is that it was dictated by their masters, BT. The EE SH is a badge-engineered BT SH 6B.
10-01-2019 12:06 PM
Thanks for the reply, are you not able to alter the settings on the smart hub?
why is it easier to have it in the routing mode? What advantages are there?
10-01-2019 01:10 PM
The SH just doesn't have the equivalent of those settings.
Less to change, spreads the routing load over both routers, better coverage.