The router to a happier home

With BT’s HomeHub 3, your technological life can be incredibly easy and dependable – leaving even more time for your family to have fun and be entertained

Technology should be simple, effective and reliable. You shouldn’t need to take hours setting a gadget up, and if something goes wrong, it should be designed to try to fix itself without bothering you. So when it comes to home broadband, is there really such a magical device? Step forward BT Home Hub 3.

This is the latest broadband router from BT. It’s small and cute, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a toy – this router has exceptional range and signal strength, which is great news if your router and computer are rooms apart.

Ease of use comes as standard It’s easy to set up – if you have a recent computer with the right technology built in, called WPS, you don’t even need a password; you just press a button on your computer and one on the Home Hub, and a secure connection is created automatically. If your computer is older, though, the Home Hub has another way to make things simple: instead of printing the password on to a piece of paper you’ll lose, BT has labelled a plastic fob that slides into the router. Neat. The Home Hub also works with BT Vision, the easy-to-use TV recorder that has a Freeview tuner and brings you TV content over your broadband.

No other router does this But the big news with the Home Hub3 is that it does something no other broadband provider’s router does – it always looks for your best wireless channel, giving you the strongest connection available, thanks to Smart Wireless™. When you set up any router it automatically picks the clearest frequency.

Trouble is, it’s stuck with it. So if something else pops up that isn’t Wi-Fi friendly, it can cause problems. This is especially annoying if you’re in the middle of doing something on your laptop and it fails. There are so many demands on the air waves that it’s easy to find interference, which causes your broadband to stutter or fail. When a wireless product like a TV sender or baby monitor gets in the way, a router can find the obstacle too great and give up. It can’t switch to a different frequency until you switch it off and on again. But the Home Hub 3 can get round this by changing frequency of its own accord. So if interference arises, it can work around it. Problem solved.

You can even set it to switch off at night to save energy, so all in all you have a highly desirable broadband router.

For more information and to find out more, visit bt.com/homehub

Optimum signal strength

You can, of course, connect your computer to your Home Hub 3, but maybe you have a smartphone, or a tablet computer like an iPad, too. No problem.The Home Hub 3 is powerful enough to handle multiple devices and ensure they all work smoothly. The range is good enough to let you wander round the house with these gadgets and you should receive a reliable connection. And since the Home Hub 3 is fast as well as far reaching, you can download apps, music or movies in impressively short time.

Added Features

Free broadband on the go: if you subscribe to BT Broadband, you have access to 2.8 million Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can connect your Wi-Fi device like a smartphone or an iPad when you’re outside your home in lots of places in the UK for free.

BT Vision: this is BT’s TV service. It includes Freeview and access to lots of extra programming from favourite TV shows to kids and music channels and HD movies on demand. Plus, it includes BBC iPlayer. With BT Vision and Home Hub 3, you need never be stuck for something to watch again.

Future proofing: the BT Home Hub 3 has another trick up its sleeve: BT Infinity. This is the new super-fast fibre optic broadband network that’s being rolled out nationwide. BT Infinity is up to 40Mb broadband and enables you to get much more from your online experience. So, whether you’re big on social networking, gaming, streaming, uploading or downloading, it’s time to start multi-tasking and do it all at once... if you can handle it.

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Guru Careers: Software Developer / C# Developer

    £40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...

    Guru Careers: Software Developer

    £35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...

    Ashdown Group: UI Developer - (UI, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS)

    £25000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: UI Developer - (UI, JavaScript, HTML...

    Ashdown Group: Graduate UI Developer - HTML, CSS, Javascript

    £25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Graduate UI Application Developer - ...

    Day In a Page

    Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

    Sun, sex and an anthropological study

    One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
    From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

    Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

    'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
    'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

    Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

    This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
    Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

    Songs from the bell jar

    Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
    How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

    One man's day in high heels

    ...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
    The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

    King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

    The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

    End of the Aussie brain drain

    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
    Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

    Can meditation be bad for you?

    Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
    Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

    Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

    Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
    Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

    Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

    Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
    Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

    Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

    Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
    Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

    Join the tequila gold rush

    The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
    12 best statement wallpapers

    12 best statement wallpapers

    Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
    Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

    Paul Scholes column

    Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?