BT Home Hub gets a makeover


July 15, 2008

In what is claimed to be a UK internet service provider (ISP) first by BT, the new Home Hub uses 802.11n wi-fi technology with wi-fi protected access (WPA) being used as the wireless security protocol.

This is instead of the less secure wired equivalent privacy (WEP) which was used in the previous Hub model.

With security in mind, BT has acted on the many issues which occurred with the previous Home Hub, by switching the WEP, which would have to have been made more secure by the user, to WPA which has the security covered without the need for the user to change the settings.

This new Home Hub will also have up to twice the wi-fi range as the previous model, but naturally this will depend on the location of the Home Hub and other circumstances.

BT has put an estimated price of £90 on the Home Hub, but BT customers will be able to get it free on the BT Total Broadband Option 3 service.






 

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