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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Thu 24-Dec-09 20:33:07
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Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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Has anyone got the HH2 working successfully with DynDNS.org?

In theory it should work, but it doesn't seem to update successfully for me, though I had to guess at the correct settings as the HH is a bit vague on what values you should put in.

If anyone has got to make this work, I'd appreciate knowing how you managed it.
Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Fri 25-Dec-09 09:00:31
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Re: Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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Works for me.

I just filled in the bit to be found under Settings/Advanced Settings/Broadband/Dynamic DNS

Username: What you use to sign in at DynDNS
Password: Obviously, the password for the above.
Service: dyndns
Use Multiple Hosts: No (for me anyway)
Host:<whateveryourhostnameis>.dyndns.org (or whatever your's is)

Des

The original 32 bit junkie now snorting pure 64. BT Yeehaw! 8 Mbit BT Homehub2, Wired, Wireless, VoIP, 2 Macs, 2.5 Hackintoshes, 3.5 PCs, OS X, Win XP, MCE, Vista, Ubuntu.

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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Fri 25-Dec-09 12:08:13
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Re: Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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Yep, same here.

Definitely doesn't seem to like it though - had a power cut earlier in the week, had to restart it yesterday, and both times it failed to update dyndns with the new IP.

I've re-entered everything, and will see if it's happier after that.


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Standard User paulbeattie87
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Dec-09 18:25:39
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Re: Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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You coming over to the dark side my shtu? From the business hub to the home hub!
Standard User shtu
(experienced) Sun 27-Dec-09 16:56:59
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Re: Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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In reply to a post by paulbeattie87:
You coming over to the dark side my shtu? From the business hub to the home hub!


Naah, tried the 2Wire for a day or two, but the VOIP phones won't ring when the PSTN rings, so it's a non starter for me. Besides, the HH2 syncs just as high as the 2wire does on my line. The newest firmware seems to be worth a couple of hundred Kb\s.

If it comes to it I'll use the NAS to do the DynDNS updates, but the right place for it to be done is on the router. I wonder if it only does the update once an hour or something odd like that.
Standard User shtu
(experienced) Wed 06-Oct-10 00:21:15
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Re: Homehub 2 and DynDNS


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Just to update this ancient thread for anyone interested, I was using my NAS to do this, but royally messed up by switching the NAS off while on holiday, forgetting the CCTV remote viewing relied on the DynDNS updates it was doing.

Oops.

So, I've been playing with the DynDNS update in the cameras with little joy, gave up and decided to look at the Home Hub again, and spotted my mistake - I had used my email address (which you can use to sign in at dyndns.com) and not the username!

So, to set up DynDNS go to http://192.168.1.254/bb_ddns.lp?be=1&l0=2&l1=2&l2=3

Use Dynamic DNS service - Yes
Username - Your *user name* for DynDNS - not the email!
Password - Password as used to log into DynDNS
Service - dyndns (though it claims to do several others I've no need to try)
Use multiple hosts - No (in my case, I only use one)
Host - the host name exactly as in your DynDNS account. No http:// prefix.

Once you have saved this, go to the Event log, http://192.168.1.254/log.lp?be=0&l0=3&l1=3&l2=-1

and if all is well you should see the following lines,

23:51:08 5 Oct DYNDNS Host *your DynDNS domain's name* has been updated successfully by members.dyndns.org
23:51:08 5 Oct DYNDNS client dyndns_0 started
23:51:07 5 Oct DYNDNS client dyndns_0 stopped

If it hasn't worked, you may see an error like this,

01:00:59 1 Jan DYNDNS Connection failed to members.dyndns.org for client dyndns_0

in which case go back and check through the username, password and host.

As a final double-check, go to your DynDNS account and check when the IP address was last updated. Due to different time zones the hour may not match, but the minutes will.
Standard User goliathrk
(newbie) Wed 27-Oct-10 20:25:55
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shtu can I just say you are an absolute legend. I've been pulling my hair out for the past 3 days wondering why my BT home hub would not update my dyndns account. It was simply because I was using my email address and not my user name. After changing this it worked fine. Thanks dude!!

Just to chuck some key words in for google so others can find this; dyndns not working BT home hub ;dyndns not updating bt home hub; dyndns issues with bt home hub.
Standard User shtu
(experienced) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:41:55
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And just to dredge this old post back, as it hits the top on Google. smile

If you want to use multiple DynDNS domains and have the Home Hub 2 update them all, there is a way to do it,

Buy a Type B.

Works perfectly there, doesn't work on a Type A.

Wow, that's taken a long time to get to the bottom of all that! laugh
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