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



22 Mar 2012: With the announcement of the all new BT Business Hub 3, I have decided to retire this website. The contents and the website will remain, but no significant changes or updates will be made in the future. Thank you to all those who have contributed to the contents on this website over the last few years.

Jan 2014: I had to install a new 2700HGV with v6.1.1.48.1 to replace a 6+ years old 2700HGV which developed a DSL connection fault. To my surprise and annoyance, the firmware was updated to v6.3.9.63 a few days later. In hindsight, I should have applied Adrian C's fix to block the provisioning server from applying the firmware upgrade as I wanted to see if v6.1.1.48.1 would resolve an ongoing wifi connectivity issue at the premises.

Feb 2014: The above mentioned hub has now been replaced by a DD-WRT cable router. A 2700HGV (v5.29.117.6) now serves as an inexpensive ADSL modem operating in 'bridge' mode attached to the new router. I've also successfully tried another 2700HGV (v6.1.1.22) in bridge mode albeit was a very brief test.

May 2015: The 2700HGV operating in ADSL 'bridge modem' mode has worked reliably for over a year. The only unexpected outage was when the 2wire power adapter failed last autumn - we were prepared for this event. We have a couple of spare hubs and repaired power adapters to accommodate any further outages in the next few years.



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