Unlocking BT 2Wire 2700HGV Business Hub (wireless router)
to set up. No longer necessary to unlock. Wireless Power
setting can be hacked.
- No Enhanced
services (eg. parantel controls). No WPA-PSK2 wireless
Update (June 2008):
BT appear to have decommissioned or blocked access to the provisioning
servers at smehomehubrms.bt.com. It
is therefore no longer necessary to implement DNS Poisoning. Similarly, firmware upgrades, and Enhanced Services such as
Content filtering and
Internet Access Controls
can no longer be re-installed.
Set up the router as follows if it has
BT v4.25.x firmware.
the 2700HGV to your ADSL line and attach a PC to one of its Ethernet ports.
Or follow the instructions in the QuickStart guide for connecting
wirelessly to the hub.
for the 'Broadband' LED on the front of the hub to display a solid green
light to indicate you have an ADSL connection to the telephone exchange.
up Internet Explorer and go to the hubís main menu by entering:
the "Broadband link" icon at the top.
in your ADSL/PPP account username and password into the appropriate boxes.
most UK ISPs, you should not need to change the ATM settings or the connection type PPPOA
as shown above.
- If however you are on LLU such as Be, o2 (not Home Access), Sky (not
Connect), Orange, Tiscali, TalkTalk, you
may have to change these settings. Some ISPs such as AOL, Tiscali and TalkTalk
will require you to adjust the MTU setting
too otherwise you may not be able to connect to some websites. (Refer
to the section 'MTU setting for UK ISPs')
you have Be or o2 broadband (not Home Access), refer to this
for specific settings.
- Ensure 'ATM PVC Search' is set to 'Disabled', otherwise the 'ATM Circuit
Identifier' and 'ATM Encapsulation' settings have no effect.
- If you have a BT IPstream connection (eg. BT,
PlusNet, Zen, NewNet, Entanet etc) and cannot get the settings in the above
picture to work, try using 'ATM PVC Search' set to 'Enabled' as shown
below, as I have occasionally encountered some
unexplained problems when it is set to 'Disabled' and using manually entered
the Save button to save the settings.
The hub will try to connect to your ISP using the settings provided.
If successful, the 'Internet' LED on the front of the hub should eventually change
colour from red to green as shown below. You may need to close and re-open your
web browser to be able to surf the internet.
the 'Remote Management' check box as shown below.
- You may want to tick
the 'Stealth Mode' and 'Block Ping' boxes while you are there
too. Click 'Save' button when finished.
BT 2700HGV router is now unlocked.
if you have not already done so, set a System password for your router from
the main menu.
You may though wish to consider installing the
SBC v4.25 Recovery firmware.
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Wireless Power Levels on BT v4.25.x firmwares
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