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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 19:26:18
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New BT Infinity connection not working


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Just moved into a house that had Infinity near Truro, Cornwall. The equipment hasn't changed BT disconnected the other account and said ours would be activated yesterday. It didn't work so we spent a very frustrating hour on the phone to India where all the flow charts failed and finally go through to a supervisor who told us initially everything was fine the line was active. Then said there was a fault. We got a text a couple of hours later to say the fault has been resolved but the connection still doesn't work.

The modem is plugged into the wall, Power (solid green), DSL (solid green), LAN1 (mainly solid green, the occasional flicker).

The hub is 3.0 Type B, Power (solid blue) Wireless (solid blue), Broadband (constantly flashing between orange and pink).

Tried connecting to the hub via LAN and running the automatic diagnostics. No success.

Any ideas, further information needed. The tenants before us had no issues. We don't understand what has changed.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 14-Aug-13 19:34:25
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Does BT Wifi/Fon/Openzone work?


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Aug-13 19:50:40
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In reply to a post by ritcH:
Any ideas, further information needed. The tenants before us had no issues. We don't understand what has changed.

I assume you have powered off the HomeHub and the white modem. Counted to 10 and powered on the white modem and then powered on the hub ? If you have then don't do this again as you don't want to switch off the white modem too often.

If you connect an ethernet cable from your computer to the hub, what happens when you try and access the internet?

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/10 - Sync 54 / 11 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest


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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:07:57
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Whether I connect wirelessly or via Ethernet cable I get the BT Home Hub 3 splash page saying Can't connect to broadband. I get the icons on the hub showing the same colours and a message saying there seems to be a problem. Your hub can't connect to broadband.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:38:09
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In reply to a post by ritcH:
Whether I connect wirelessly or via Ethernet cable I get the BT Home Hub 3 splash page saying Can't connect to broadband. I get the icons on the hub showing the same colours and a message saying there seems to be a problem. Your hub can't connect to broadband.

Ok, and the cable is connected correctly from the back of the hub's ethernet (red) port to the ethernet port on the modem?

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/10 - Sync 54 / 11 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:48:11
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does the phone work?
are you taking over their number, or porting yours? or even getting a new one?
Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:48:18
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Yes the Ethernet cable is connected from the red port on the hub to LAN1 on the modem, it was left this way by the previous tenants and is one of the steps I have gone through with the hubs auto diagnostics.

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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:52:07
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We don't have a landline phone so can't check, we're not porting a number though.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:54:42
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In reply to a post by ritcH:
We don't have a landline phone so can't check, we're not porting a number though.
You could try plugging the modem into the PC and setting up a PPPoE connection


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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 21:00:56
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When I eventually get through to support does anyone know if I can request to be through to a high level support team, does anyone know what they are called? Because yesterday I spent an house talking to flow chart lady and then another 30 minutes talking to her supervisor and they were trying to be helpful but unsuccessful in their endeavor, shall we say...

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 14-Aug-13 21:05:47
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As they have taken over the HH, I wonder if a factory reset might be a good idea?

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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 21:08:57
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by ritcH:
We don't have a landline phone so can't check, we're not porting a number though.
You could try plugging the modem into the PC and setting up a PPPoE connection


I tried that but was unable to get it to work from basic setup. I tried to search for manual settings online but that also didn't work.

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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Wed 14-Aug-13 21:11:01
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I tried pppoe from the modem, no joy either with both auto and manual setup.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Aug-13 22:28:20
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As they have taken over the HH, I wonder if a factory reset might be a good idea?

If its giving the error page, its unable to connect over its WAN port, so I suspect the authentication is failing - which would be down to BTretail thinking the previous people have cancelled, and the new stuff not starting yet.

I suspect the only option is to keep battling the helldesk.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/10 - Sync 54 / 11 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 14-Aug-13 23:17:06
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In reply to a post by ritcH:
I tried pppoe from the modem, no joy either with both auto and manual setup.


tried a test user login on the PPPoE session from a computer connected to the modem ? Alternative Cat5 to modem ? Is it plugged in properly ?

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Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Thu 15-Aug-13 06:36:51
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I spoke to the helpdesk last night for 5 minutes after 45 minutes on hold. Was told there is some problem their end which requires a visit to the exchange. They said sorry for sending a text saying everything was okay.

I haven't tried test user straight from the modem, how do I do that?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 15-Aug-13 08:08:49
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A phone to just check your line is giving the number assigned would be useful. A fiver from argos

Either change of ownership not happened or buttons need pressing to allow authentication to work once more

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Aug-13 08:52:46
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BT are just being BT ([censored]) and have not turned on auth at there end. I would suggest you visit their forums and speak to one of the mods on there, they're much better than the useless Indian script monkeys.

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JDSU Stats
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Sync 79999D 20000U
Attenuation: 5.4 SNR: Down 13.1 Up 24.3
Line Length 160meters
Standard User ritcH
(experienced) Sun 18-Aug-13 11:30:47
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Turns out my housemate didn't order infinity but instead BT Broadband so it wasn't working because the phone line was plugged into the modem instead of the hub directly. So yes... now Infinity has been ordered and we have ADSL until then!

Palm meets face...

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Sun 18-Aug-13 16:37:47
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So where did the modem come from? Did BT deliver it in error or did you get it from somewhere else?
Standard User Promod
(regular) Sun 18-Aug-13 16:44:29
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Previous occupants had Infinity and everything was left in-situ judging by OP first post.
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Sun 18-Aug-13 16:50:16
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Ah sorry, should have read that really...

You would have thought BT would have realised when they first started troubleshooting it.
Standard User broadbandjockey
(member) Sun 18-Aug-13 17:00:41
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Ah sorry, should have read that really...

You would have thought BT would have realised when they first started troubleshooting it.


Precisely. Just shows what a bunch of clueless muppets they have for (so called) support staff. Hopeless
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Aug-13 22:58:15
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Precisely. Just shows what a bunch of clueless muppets they have for (so called) support staff. Hopeless

It would almost make sense the level of support if we paid less than the other companies - but we don't !!

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/10 - Sync 54 / 11 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 18-Aug-13 23:09:10
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You have to pay more for yours because they are further away .... tongue

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Aug-13 23:46:52
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You have to pay more for yours because they are further away .... tongue

Ha, er, yes I guess smile

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14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User partial
(member) Mon 19-Aug-13 20:39:35
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In reply to a post by broadbandjockey:
In reply to a post by ian72:
Ah sorry, should have read that really...

You would have thought BT would have realised when they first started troubleshooting it.


Precisely. Just shows what a bunch of clueless muppets they have for (so called) support staff. Hopeless


Sounds like the script worked to me. This is a case of customer error and a bill would have ensued if a more 'clueful' provider's support staff booked an engineer to visit and unplug the errant customer premises equipment.

Edited by partial (Mon 19-Aug-13 20:41:56)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 19-Aug-13 22:58:16
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Sounds like the script worked to me. This is a case of customer error and a bill would have ensued if a more 'clueful' provider's support staff booked an engineer to visit and unplug the errant customer premises equipment.

Er, no you don't need an engineer, but the first helpdesk call should have said "oh, you have a white openreach modem? but you are on BT Broadband that doesn't need one" - and everything would have been good. As it is, the OP is not impressed by BT's helpdesk, and most of the people reading this thread are not impressed. Brand is not as good as it could be.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/10 - Sync 54 / 11 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
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