BT Home Hub 5 Review

BT Home Hub 5 Review

Summary


This applies to people only in the UK, which is mainly OK, since 70% of my audience are from the UK. The Infinity Hub by BT, isn’t the first fibre optic broadband in the UK. So what makes it special? This is the first fibre optic broadband that is available outside of the main cities, meaning that even I can get it. The Hub features a relatively attractive design and is available in up to 76 mbps or 52mbps. I purchased the 52 mbps variant and it has performed like a tank. On BT’s website it states that the broadband provides speeds of up to the stated speed, however I have been getting faster than the maximum speed.

Performance and Ports

Of course the main selling point of a router is it’s performance. Right next to the router, I was getting an average of 53mbps download and 14mbps upload, which is more than enough to do most internet related tasks. So you are able to watch YouTube in 4K while having many other devices connected to the router. At the furthest distance in my house I was able to to average 52mbps download and 8mbps upload.

You can use the administrator password to access more customised settings like for example having dedictated 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz channels or change the SSID name. On the reverse side of the Hub, you get 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 port, your power button and reset switch.

Availability

network footprint was at around 80% of the United Kingdom in Spring 2015 (credit to ISPreview) and we are in Winter 2016, so unless you live in a very remote area, BT Infinity should be available to you. The monthly price is £39.99 + £60/£49.99+£10. You can see if it is available in your area here:

UK Only: http://bit.ly/2geZ1d2

Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Widely available
  • Very high speeds at a reasonable price
  • Good aesthetics
  • Nice customisation
  • Exceptional range

Cons

  • Not enough ports

Final Verdict

The BT Home Hub 5 is definitely a necessary addition to your home if you have multiple devices that require high speed internet. Coming at a reasonable price, this could the router that allows you to enjoy 4K content. The only problem I saw with this router is that there were only 4 Ethernet Ports.

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