I know this question looks like it belongs in Hive's site but they've exhausted their tech support and still no joy so told me to ask talk talk.
Got now boiler and hive installed yesterday. The Hive hub is connected to brand new Talk talk router with ethernet but is constantly trying to connect to internet and can't get on.
I have tried:
- different ethernet cable
- all 4 ports
- moved hive hub away from router by 50cm+
- 6 restarts (unplugging everything, waiting 10 mins)
- speeds are good - new router as we had issues with our internet which has now been resolved
Any help is so much appreciated.
Does the hub show the LAN port as Up? To find out please log into the router & go to:-
Dashboard > See Wi-Fi Settings > Manage Advanced Settings > Ethernet gear icon
Assuming that it does show that port's status as Up, does the Hive have any way of displaying the IP addressing information allocated to it by the router? If it does, what is it being allocated for:-
Sorry I'm new and hadn't seen that anyone had replied to me.
So, my router login - which I assume is the 168.***.*.* admin panel, doesn't have the named options as you mention below. But my hub is currently in the first ethernet port and I have found under 'router interface status' that LAN1 keeps going from 'connected full 100 mbps' to 'disconnected' (no's 2 - 4 are all empty and say disconnected so I assume this is the ethernet port.
I have a MAC address only for it, it's doesn't have any of your 4 listed things.
It's either faulty or it's like the router is purposefully not letting it connect to the internet.
Any ideas what I could try?
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Thanks. I've checked and the router currently has the latest version of firmware. I've also run a test on the line which hasn't detected a fault.
Just to confirm, have you tested with a HG633 and a 3782 router?
I've now tried both routers and the Hive is not connecting with either of them. Could this be a universal setting within TalkTalk routers that could be blocking Hive connecting or would you think its more likely a faulty Hive?
Thanks for your help
In the Hive's Ethernet configuration, does it have any speed & duplex settings?
I can't tell you that, because I have never seen a hive, but these are basic properties that affect an Ethernet (wired connection).
Can you provide me with a link to download a user guide to start with & I'll have a look at that tomorrow?
I can't connect to the Hive because it needs to be online before my phone/device will pick it up and register it. So all I can give is the manual - the Hive troubleshooting is very basic - turn off, unplug, plug back in, restart.
The manual is also basic! https://www.mrstat.co.uk/thermostats/hive-hub-guide.pdf
What type of Ethernet cable are you using? Most people will get away with Cat5e cables, but the specifications say Cat6 should be see on 1Gps connections. Look along the cable edge, it will normally tell you there.