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BT Home Hub 6 (Smart Hub)
Availability: new

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan

(Est.) release date: 28 July 2016
Country of manuf.: China
Serial Num Prefix: 084316, 088138

Amazon image

ASIN
B01IZYZN0E (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
multiple revisions of this device, use caution

Type: CPE, wireless router, dsl modem

Power: 12 VDC, 1.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM63137 (1 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Macronix MX30LF2G18AC-XKI)
RAM1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Samsung K4B2G1646G-HCH9)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM43602
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM63137
Switch: Broadcom BCM63137
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4

abgn+ac

Additional chips
2.4GHz WLAN/BT RF Front End;Skyworks;SKY85310-11;;3;
5GHz WLAN RF Front End;Skyworks;SKY85712-11;;4;
VDSL Analog Front End (LD/AFE);Broadcom;BCM6303;;1;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.36

Flags: ADSL2+, VDSL2

Default SSID: BTHub6-XXXX
Default IP address: 192.168.1.254
the IP 192.168.1.254 is used by 144 additional devices
of which 2 are BT devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: randomly generated
admin:randomly generated credentials used by 25 additional devices
of which 2 are BT devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI1 chip2 brand
BT Business Hub 3.0LantiqAtheros
BT Home Hub 1.0BroadcomBroadcom
BT Home Hub 1.5BroadcomBroadcom
BT Home Hub 2.0ABroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
BT Home Hub 2.0BLantiqAtherosAtheros
BT Home Hub 3.0ALantiqAtheros
BT Home Hub 3.0BBroadcomBroadcom
BT Home Hub 4ALantiqLantiqLantiq
BT Home Hub 5ALantiqAtheros
BT Home Hub 5BBroadcomBroadcom
BT Smart HubBroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


BT Smart Hub (BT Home Hub 6)

 • Support page

Specifications[edit]

BT Home Hub on WikipediaBT Home Hub

  • BT Home Hub 5 (Type A) - CPU: Lantiq PSB 80910 (XWAY VRX268)
  • BT Home Hub 5 (Type B) - CPU: Broadcom BCM63268 @400MHz
  • BT Home Hub 6 (Smart) - CPU: Broadcom BCM63137 @1GHz
CPU: 1GHz Dual-Core ADSL2+/VDSL2 IAD SoC (ARM Cortex-A9)
Flash: 256MB (SLC NAND Flash), RAM: 256MB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Gavin Hodgson comment
I've just torn one down myself. You can take the heat sink off of you undo
the three screws that secure it on the solder side;
the shielding cans are friction fit not soldered, so you can actually expose
all the ICs in a non-destructive teardown. the key components are:
Main SoC Broadcom 63137
WLAN SoC 2.4 GHz Broadcom 43602
WLAN SoC 5. GHz Broadcom 4366
WLAN RF Front End 2.4 GHz Skyworks SKY85310-11 (also Bluetooth capable)
WLAN RF Front End 5.0 GHz Skyworks SKY85712-11
LAN Switch Broadcom 63137
DSL Front End Broadcom 6303
DRAM 2048 Mb (Samsung)
Flash 2048 Mb (Macronix)
Looks like the PCB is six layer, standard FR-4
Despite what's floating around on the internet, looks to me like the USB is a 2.0 not a 3.0.
Seven unused coaxial connections; one on each of the antenna tracks.
The coaxial cable on the solder side transports one of the 2.4 GHz signals

Reviews[edit]

BT Publish Speedtests of their Smart Hub WiFi Router vs Rivals

Power consumption[edit]

Model		BT Home Hub 5A	BT Home Hub 5B	BT Home Smart Hub
In operation		9.2W		14.0W		11.0W
Idle			6.3W		7.2W		7.0W
Standby mode		0.2W		0.1W		0.1W

See also[edit]

2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n 3x3 MIMO
5GHz: 802.11an/ac 4x4 MIMO
ADSL2+ and VDSL2