Contents > BT v5.29.107.x firmware installation:
Suitable for Single and Dual SSID models.
I downloaded this firmware from a webpage following a tip off from a reader, 'PokeyOaks'.
WARNING: Flashing firmware to your BT 2700HGV hub, is done so at your own risk. You could damage the hub beyond repair.
Click Here for a zipped copy of the 'bt-2700hgv_reinstall_voice_adsl_5-29-107-19.2sp' firmware 'recovery' file. This firmware cannot be used to downgrade hubs which have the new BT v6.x firmware.
Connect a PC using ethernet cable to the 2700HGV and point Internet Explorer to
home/tech/upgrade.html gateway.2wire.net/tech/upgrade.html 192.168.1.254/tech/upgrade.html or
home/upgrade.html gateway.2wire.net/upgrade.html 192.168.1.254/upgrade.html
Press the 'Continue' button
Press the 'Browse' button and navigate to the folder where you previously downloaded and unzipped firmware file.
Select the file 'bt-2700hgv_reinstall_voice_adsl_5-29-107-19.2sp' and press the 'Open' button.
Now press the 'Upgrade Now' button'. You will now observe the following screenshots.
The whole upgrade procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. The power LED on the router will be flashing red in colour during the upgrade process. In this time, do NOT be tempted to unplug the power from the hub.
Eventually, the router will reboot itself and the Power LED will change to green colour.
Ensure the ADSL cable is attached to the hub and wait for the 'Broadband' LED to change to solid green colour to confirm you have an ADSL connection to the telephone exchange.
With your computer still attached to one of the ethernet ports, when you see the Ethernet light on the front of the hub starts flashing, try opening a new web browser window, you may observe this message. Try clicking on 'Check Connection' button as prompted or type 'home' in the address bar. If nothing happens, close the browser window and try again a minute later.
Now click here and follow the instructions to manually configure the ADSL connection for hubs using BT v5.29.x firmwares, enable Enhanced Services, and edit wireless power.
Many BT Business customers were still using v220.127.116.11 up to Spring 2009. ie. BT didn't see the need to upgrade those customers to v18.104.22.168 until the new v6.1.x upgrade programme started.
The file appears to be hard coded to use the decommissioned BT provisioning servers at cwmp.cms.smehomehubrms.bt.com. It should hopefully behave like the v22.214.171.124 firmware. It should also be immune to BT v6.x upgrade.
(30 Sep 09): I upgraded my own hub today with success. Enhanced Services also successfully installed. 4201-003003-007 Dual SSID model, previously running BT v126.96.36.199 recovery firmware. Everything working just fine at the moment.
(30 Sep 09): JohnC reports he has been using the new v188.8.131.52 recovery firmware for past fortnight. Enhanced Services also successfully installed. 4201-003003-007 Dual SSID model, previously running BT v184.108.40.206 recovery firmware. No problems reported.
(7 Oct 09): I had to reboot my 2700HGV this morning. It appeared to lose connection to the internet and the hub was reporting errors in its log to suggest one or more daemons/services had crashed. Click here to open a sample text file of the log. I had been experimenting with up to three internet radios an hour earlier and this may have been a contributory factor.
(22 Nov 09): I don't use bitorrent that much but three weekends in a row, when needing to download a 300Mb file using uTorrent, the hub repeatedly reports the ADSL connection has been lost and it then reconnects immediately. During the 15-20 minute p2p session, the hub may report the connection has been lost two or three times. The line speed at which it reconnects is similar and may even be slightly higher than the previous speed, so it doesn't appear to be the usual line noise problems which would normally force the line speed downwards. I've now returned to using BT v220.127.116.11 recovery firmware for the moment. I twice repeated the file download and experienced one disconnect on each occasion so this suggests the issue is unrelated to v18.104.22.168 firmware.
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