Six reasons the BT Smart Hub is so smart

The BT Smart Hub has the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal. Discover more about the the technology inside and the new Smart Hub 2.

Updated April 2019 with new Smart Hub information

The BT Smart Hub is packed with technology to make your home wi-fi even better. Our Smart Hub is the UK’s most powerful wi-fi hub, and better than ones from the other big broadband providers. So you’ll enjoy fast wi-fi signal that goes further around the home/

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Designed by an award-winning team, the router has a selection of unique features that work together to give you the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal. Let’s take a closer look. Read on to find out about our new Smart Hub 2.

Intelligent design

The BT Smart Hub has seven antennas - more than any router from a major broadband provider in the UK.  These seven antennas are positioned to give the Smart Hub an unmatchable wireless range (on average it goes one room further) so you can get wi-fi in more rooms throughout your house with fewer blackspots.

Latest wi-fi technology

The Smart Hub includes the next-generation of wi-fi technology, including the latest 4x4 Multi User MiMo AC chipset. This means multiple devices can connect to wi-fi at the same time and you’ll still enjoy a fast connection.

Built-in filters

Interference can cause wi-fi drop-outs, but the BT Smart Hub includes advanced filters that block interference, which means a more reliable wi-fi connection with fewer dropouts.

BT Smart Hub

Smart Wireless

Smart Wireless works in the background to help ensure your wireless signal is more reliable by automatically selecting and swapping to the wi-fi channel with the least interference.

Smart Scan

Unique to BT, Smart Scan technology ensures the Smart Hub functions at its best by scanning for performance issues. If it detects a problem it reboots itself at a convenient time, such as at night.


BT’s Hub is thin enough to fit through the majority of letter boxes, so you don’t have to worry about being at home when it’s delivered. It also comes with a removable password card, so you can find your wi-fi password quickly when you need to connect a new device.

Meet our next-generation Smart Hub 2

If you have Complete Wi-Fi or Ultrafast Plus you’ll get our next generation Smart Hub (below). Our next generation Smart Hub is still more powerful than the hubs from other big broadband providers.  It’s our smartest hub yet and is now future-proofed to deliver fast speeds throughout the your home. 

Find out more about our Smart Hubs

BT Smart Hub 2

*Compared to routers from other major broadband providers in the UK.

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