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Standard User trolleybus
(experienced) Wed 04-May-16 11:47:59
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BT Home Hub with Draytek Router


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Is it possible to "convert" a BT Home Hub into a modem and then link it into a Draytek's 2830 WAN port? FTTC service in use.

If the task is possible, any configuration advice welcomed.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 04-May-16 12:28:06
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Not aware of a proper PPPoE bridge mode, just the old fashioned less than ideal DMZ tricks.

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Standard User trolleybus
(experienced) Wed 04-May-16 12:50:24
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Not aware of a proper PPPoE bridge mode, just the old fashioned less than ideal DMZ tricks.


A most welcome response, thank you. Will use a second hand BT modem instead of the HH. Please remind me of the fundamental settings that should be entered into the Draytek router.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 04-May-16 12:54:50
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PPPoE authentication with the BT username and password

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Standard User noinchki
(member) Wed 04-May-16 17:08:05
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If you are connecting a router the username is bthomehub@btinternet.com (it can actually be anything you want prior to @btinternet.com) you do not need a password unless your router asks for one in which case you can make it anything you want.

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Standard User trolleybus
(experienced) Thu 05-May-16 08:03:56
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In reply to a post by noinchki:
If you are connecting a router the username is bthomehub@btinternet.com (it can actually be anything you want prior to @btinternet.com) you do not need a password unless your router asks for one in which case you can make it anything you want.


Nope. A business service has a userid and password.

Returning to my original query, my attention has been drawn to these URLs:
http://btbusiness.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_...

http://btbusiness.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_...

This begs the question: Are there two versions of the HH, a business and home, and if so I guess they would be identified which type by a label on the device.

Just for the record I do have an earlier setup with BT FTTC using a Draytek 2830 but in that case a BT Modem is being used. The Draytek router stores the users credentials.
Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 08:14:20
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There are 2 different type of BT hub 5's the A and B.

There is also a BT hub 5 (A) with business firmware, this can be used in modem mode (just a tick box in the firmware)

Just for further clarification there are also home (and maybe business) hub 4's 3's .........


I was going to reply to your first post but you did specifically say "BT home hub" not BT business hub 5.

Ian
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-May-16 08:18:09
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TBF to Noinchki you do not mention that you are attempting to connect to a BT Business broadband service. His post is correct for BT Broadband users.
This begs the question: Are there two versions of the HH, a business and home, and if so I guess they would be identified which type by a label on the device.

Yes there are two versions, and yes to the label identifying it also.

Usually when connected the business routers will connect with a default login then will go get their user specific details shortly after ....... But I suspect this isn't any help to your question either.

Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-May-16 08:19:20
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Just for further clarification there are also home (and maybe business) hub 4's 3's .........

Yep.

Standard User trolleybus
(experienced) Thu 05-May-16 08:29:04
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Apologies for not making myself crystal clear in this thread. No excuses for that and now wiping the egg of my face.

I simply was not aware of the variations for this bit of kit and am now a lot wiser!
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