Unlocking BT 2Wire 2700HGV Business Hub (wireless router)

 

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Enhanced Services on BT v5.29.107.12

 

Enhanced services such as Content Filtering and Time of Day access control on 2wire firmwares have always been an optional downloadable service.  The key code provided by the ISP determines what services are to be downloaded and enabled.

 

Philip advised he was able to install Enhanced Services on to his 2700HGV hub which had been flashed with BT v5.29.107.12 recovery firmware.

This firmware by default polls the decommissioned provisioning servers at smehomehubrms.bt.com.  

Philip simply changed the ACS URL to 

https://gw-5-29-117.cwmp.cms.2wire.com

The recently developed instructions to change the ACS URL on BT 5.x firmwares are described by clicking on this link here.

 

Details of Philip's 2700HGV are below:

Other readers with Dual SSID hubs with BT v5.29.107.12 firmware have successfully installed Enhanced Services.

 

From experience, Enhanced Services may not always download and be enabled immediately.  You may have to wait a few minutes/hours or days if the 2wire provisioning servers happen to be off-line.  Check the 'Home' page to see if the link appears to enable you to 'View available upgrades and options'.

With officially supported firmware, downloading of Enhanced Services can 'sometimes' be manually triggered by clicking on the menu option which appears on the 'home' page to view available upgrades.

      

 

 

Test Results

Simon, Philip and others have noted when Enhanced Services is installed when using ACS URL https://gw-5-29-117.cwmp.cms.2wire.com, the hub appears to create and use a unique ACS username & password to establish a connection with the provisioning server.  The unique ACS username appears to be partially formed from the serial no. of the hub.

'Vader' reports success installing Enhanced Services with his 4201-003003-008 Dual SSID hub running BT v5.29.107.12 recovery firmware with above ACS URL.  He also quotes he no longer sees the repeated failed attempts by the hub to contact the previous BT server which normally flood the Detailed Logs.

'Simon' also reports success with his 4201-003003-007 Dual SSID hub running BT v5.29.107.12 recovery firmware using same ACS URL.

(24 Mar 09): Barry reports success with his 4201-003003-006 (HW version: 2701-100588-005) Single SSID hub using above ACS URL.

(24 Mar 09):  Last week, Alan set up his 4201-003003-007 Dual SSID hub with BT v5.29.107.12 recovery firmware to point to ACS URL: https://pbthdm.bt.motive.com/cwmpWeb/CPEMgt.   His hub was configured to use the BT keycode: 528Y-2374-A222-22BJ-B2QA.  Today, he reports his hub now has Enhanced Services installed.   The Detailed Logs continues to report this event 'cwmd: failed to build or validate cert-chain: depth=0, error=unable to get local issuer certificate'. 

 

 


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