BT Home Hub 4: How to get one, what it looks like and what it does

ByKelvin Goodson
BT Home Hub 4 facing right

How do you get a BT Home Hub 4? What features does it have? And how is it different to the BT Home Hub 5? Get the answers to those questions and more as we take a butcher's at the first router from a UK provider to use dual band wireless technology...

Cor, it's pretty isn't it? That was pretty much the first thought we had when BT (www.bt.com) introduced its svelte new Home Hub 4 router.

But beauty's not only skin-deep - or plastic-deep if you want to be a pedant - right? What features does the Home Hub 4 have, and what's the difference it and the Home Hub 5? Read on and we'll tell you.

How do you get a BT Home Hub 4?

Depending on the BT package you pick, you'll be provided with either a Home Hub 4 or Home Hub 5.

If you get a standard BT broadband package, which are typically advertised as offering download speeds up to 16Mb, rather than a BT Infinity fibre broadband package, you'll get a Home Hub 4. 

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You'll find the power button on the back of the router as well. You'll also find a number of ports. The important ones include: 

DSL port - For connecting the Home Hub 4 to your telephone line. Simply plug it in with the cable provided and you're ready to go. 

Four ethernet ports - Let you connect up to four devices using an ethernet cable as opposed to connecting wirelessly, to get the fastest, most reliable and most secure connection possible. 

The Home Hub 4 uses dual band technology. This means the router transmits   at two different frequencies. Different devices use different frequencies, so there's less chance of the connection slowing due to congestion. It also means it's more reliable than single band routers, and offers faster Wi-Fi at close range.

Click here to buy a BT Home Hub 4

How big is the BT Home Hub 4?

The BT Home Hub 4 is a powerful, reliable router with a good range - enough to cover most houses and flats. Its compact size - its 23.6cm wide and 11.6cm high - means it'll sit comfortably on most shelves or mantelpieces. 

Click here to find out about BT Home Hub 5

Topics: BT Hardware Wireless

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