Help with wifi on BT Business Hub

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by tinnews, Sep 5, 2008.

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    tinnews Guest

    I need some help with my BT Business Hub (it's a 2Wire router).

    It all works OK except that I'm confused by the WiFi set up and, as I
    only use it occasionally, I am lost every time I try to use it.

    Firstly why does it have (apparently) two sets of WiFi settings, one
    is called "Wireless Settings - BT BusinessHub-534" and the other is
    called "Fusion Settings - BT Fusion-0534". When trying to connect
    Laptops and Smartphones see *two* wireless networks, one called "BT
    BusinessHub-534" and the other called "BT Fusion-0534".

    Which should I use? Does it matter?

    Next I don't seem to be able to get the security keys to work, I
    *assume* that if I tell the router to use the "default encryption key"
    that's the one on the router label but it doesn't actually seem to work.

    Can anyone point me to some step-by-step instructions.
    tinnews, Sep 5, 2008
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    Tony Wright Guest

    The BT Fusion is for wireless VOIP telephones, the BT BusinessHub is for
    wifi PC broadband. Use the BT BusinessHub.
    There will be 2 keys on the router one for Wifi broadband access and the
    other for Fusion VOIP telephones -- use the non-Fusion one.
    Tony Wright, Sep 5, 2008
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    tinnews Guest

    Aha, thank you, why doesn't it tell you that anywhere (or does it, I
    certainly didn't spot it).

    Yes, there are two keys, in the Help it calls one the "Default
    Encryption Key" and the other the "Fusion Encryption Key". However it
    also labels the Default key as a WEP key and the Fusion key as a WPA
    key. Surely (for better security) I should be using WPA shouldn't I?
    tinnews, Sep 6, 2008
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    Tony Wright Guest

    Use the WEP key not the Fusion one. The Fusion connection will only work
    a VOIP wireless telephone.

    If you want WPA on the wireless connection to broadband, you'll have to
    go into the 2Wire settings and adjust it.
    Tony Wright, Sep 6, 2008
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    tinnews Guest

    OK, thanks, we're quite isolated so I doubt if anyone is likely to
    steal my WiFi anyway.
    tinnews, Sep 7, 2008
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