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Standard User glossywhite
(member) Sun 22-Sep-13 22:23:04
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EE "Bright Box 2" appeal - I need one to hack on


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### GREETINGS! ###

This is a public appeal.

Later this year, EE/Orange/whatever they will be called then, are releasing the "Bright Box 2" router to customers who take up fibre.

Pre-release photos:

http://cdn.recombu.com/digital/images/news/M11789/13...

http://cdn.recombu.com/digital/images/news/M11789/13...



I'd like to get hold of one of these boxes, so I can hack it and see what's going on inside, and hopefully work out some fresh exploits for the device. If anyone would be willing to donate me one of these routers, once it is launched, I shall get right down to hacking it without delay, and shall then post ALL discovered pin-outs, serial port connection details and relevant photos, immediately.

Just a heads up for the community, as (to the best of my knowledge), the device is not available yet (confirmed when I called EE's press office). Odd that the user guides are already online though... :-/

http://e-gain.s3.amazonaws.com/external/content/Inte...

God bless you, many thanks!


Info: http://recombu.com/digital/news/ee-bright-box-2-wifi...



Matt.

Edited by glossywhite (Sun 22-Sep-13 22:26:09)

Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Tue 24-Sep-13 12:20:53
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Is it really that horrid (IMHO) luminous pink colour?

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: EE WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Tue 24-Sep-13 20:50:48
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In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
Is it really that horrid (IMHO) luminous pink colour?


Pink? It's black with cyan.


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Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Tue 24-Sep-13 22:36:30
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In reply to a post by glossywhite:
In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
Is it really that horrid (IMHO) luminous pink colour?
Pink? It's black with cyan.
Oh yes it is See Here

It's about the only time I have seen FireFox mess things up smile
Downloading the pdf and viewing with adobe reader it is as you say smile

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: EE WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps

Edited by Mike_Williams (Tue 24-Sep-13 22:38:22)

Standard User David_W
(experienced) Tue 24-Sep-13 23:15:06
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In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
In reply to a post by glossywhite:
In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
Is it really that horrid (IMHO) luminous pink colour?
Pink? It's black with cyan.
Oh yes it is See Here

It's about the only time I have seen FireFox mess things up smile
Examining the PDF, it's in CMYK colours (usually used for printing), which I guess are not handled properly by the PDF.js viewer built in to Firefox (especially as there's not embedded colour profile). Firefox did warn you that it might not have displayed the image properly.

It's a little unusual to see a CMYK PDF offered for viewing on screen - usually graphics for viewing on screen are converted to RGB.

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 24-Sep-13 23:36:30
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To see real colours use "Open with Diff Viewer".

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Wed 25-Sep-13 09:00:40
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
To see real colours use "Open with Diff Viewer".
Yes I did spot that the second time around (first was quick peek at the office) smile

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: EE WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Wed 25-Sep-13 20:13:46
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Okay... well it's definitely NOT pink tongue

So now we've all agreed on the actual colour of the device, I hope I can get hacking it asap! If anyone cares to donate one to me (I cannot get fibre yet) please get in touch.

Adios!
Standard User huggons
(newbie) Wed 25-Sep-13 21:13:05
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Will the bright box 2 work on both fibre and existing ADSL connections?
Would be nice to benefit form the 5Ghz option.
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Wed 25-Sep-13 22:21:01
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In reply to a post by huggons:
Will the bright box 2 work on both fibre and existing ADSL connections?
Would be nice to benefit form the 5Ghz option.


Yes:

EEs Full BrightBox 2 Tech Specification

VDSL Features
Comply with ITU-T G.993.2 Annex B with 998 Asymmetric Band Plan( profile 8x,12x,17a)
Comply with ITU-T G.992.1 (G.dmt), ITU-T G.992.3 (ADSL2), ITU-T G.992.5 ADSL2+ standard.
ATMmode: MER, 1483 Bridging, PPPoE, PPPoA, 1483 Routing (IPoA) support.
Multiple VC

Network Features
IP sharing for LAN with up to 253 user
TOS, Diffserv QoS
IGMP snooping
802.1P/Q
Multiple queues processing for different packet type
Dynamic DNS
NAT and NAPT
Virtual server and Virtual DMZ
Firewall function with Access Control List (ACL)

Management Features
HTTP embedded web server
Graphical Web User Interface management via local or remote site
User name/Password protection
Firmware upgrade via HTTP
UPnP
TR-069 remote management

Environmental Operating Ranges
Operating Temperature: 0° to 45° C
Non-Operating Temperature: -20° to 70° C
Humidity: 10% to 90% (Non-Condensing)

Wireless Features
IEEE 802.11n/ac compliant (11n for 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 11ac for 5GHz)
Backward compatible to 802.11a/b/g
Wireless access control (MAC)
WMM support.
Wi-Fi Security (WEP/WPA/WPA2)
Intelligent Wireless

Wi-Fi 11ac Features and Standards
Backward compatible to 802.11a/n
Beamforming
LDPC
256 QAM
Frequency: 5.150 5.850 GHz
Frequency Band: Band 1, Band2, Band3
Channel used: 40, 56, 108, 124
Operating in 20/40/80 MHz

Hardware Specification
One RJ-11 connector for VDSL2
One RJ-45 connector for GE WAN port
One Auto MDI/MDIX 10/100/100 Giga RJ-45 LAN Port
Three Auto MDI/MDIX 10/100 Fast Ethernet RJ-45 LAN Port
One USB 2.0 Host
802.11n/ac wireless connection
Power On/Off ,Reset ,WPS button
Power DC 12V/1.5A
Power LED indicator
VDSL SYNC LED indicator
VDSL Data LED indicator
WLAN LED indicator
Intelligent Wireless LED indicator
Standard User huggons
(newbie) Fri 27-Sep-13 07:45:26
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Thanks mate. Did request info from EE, but they did not know.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 27-Sep-13 14:46:13
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More info on the EE Bright Box 2 router...

http://recombu.com/digital/news/ee-bright-box-2-wifi...

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfservice.controller?C...

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/09/uk-isp-...

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps unlimited. Sync 15282 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by EE/Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Fri 27-Sep-13 15:58:57
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In reply to a post by huggons:
Thanks mate. Did request info from EE, but they did not know.


Doesn't surprise me. They didn't even know it existed, when I asked... >_<
Standard User alanframe
(newbie) Tue 01-Oct-13 08:06:24
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In reply to a post by glossywhite:
Just a heads up for the community, as (to the best of my knowledge), the device is not available yet (confirmed when I called EE's press office). Odd that the user guides are already online though... :-/


It's available now but only for new customers ordering a 76Mbs package online.
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Tue 01-Oct-13 21:40:54
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In reply to a post by alanframe:
In reply to a post by glossywhite:
Just a heads up for the community, as (to the best of my knowledge), the device is not available yet (confirmed when I called EE's press office). Odd that the user guides are already online though... :-/


It's available now but only for new customers ordering a 76Mbs package online.


EE are sending me one as I am having problems with the existing Bright Box - I've been contacted by management, so that's a relief. Technical details will be available within the next 2 weeks or so.
Standard User YorkshaSTiG
(newbie) Fri 25-Apr-14 13:08:58
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Ive just left ee and gone back to btinfinity+ again as its 40mb dl 10mb upstream compared to Ee who was 27mb dl 9mb upstream for same price. I have my router EE supplied you can have for nothing ots a Brightbox 2 all boxed with stickers powerpack router stand and filters. If u pay the courier fee to come pick it up ill let u have the box free . Its all in good order wink . Shoot me msg to my gmail and well talk n arrange it !! Hope that helps u!!
[email protected]

Ee say the router is worth £234 but ive seen em for £170 without Ee branding and sevond hand for 20-40'ish

Edited by YorkshaSTiG (Fri 25-Apr-14 13:12:20)

Standard User khiles
(newbie) Wed 04-Jun-14 11:48:43
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Hi i have a router you can have if you want to hack away also opened it up and took a few pictures see below:

http://postimg.org/gallery/1hvaxu5a/
Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Wed 04-Jun-14 16:20:03
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In reply to a post by khiles:
Hi i have a router you can have if you want to hack away also opened it up and took a few pictures see below:

http://postimg.org/gallery/1hvaxu5a/
I wonder what that switch marked SW3 at the top? of the board (IMG 0081) is for?

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: EE WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps

Edited by Mike_Williams (Wed 04-Jun-14 16:20:50)

Standard User khiles
(newbie) Thu 05-Jun-14 10:52:56
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i believe that is a WPS button (push to connect)

just needs hacking now looks like could be a good router

been looking for original factory firmware but unable to find model
Standard User glossywhite
(member) Fri 20-Jun-14 22:49:14
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In reply to a post by khiles:
Hi i have a router you can have if you want to hack away also opened it up and took a few pictures see below:

http://postimg.org/gallery/1hvaxu5a/


Hello there smile

I'm sorry it's taken me *so* long to reply - I don't come here very much. I would LOVE the Bright Box 2 - it's almost impossible to get "EE" to send one to an ADSL customer such as myself, so this is a golden opportunity. I really appreciate your generosity, thank you.

Okay, I have sent you a private message so we may continue the interchange of address details etc.

Again, thank you so much, God bless you,

Matt. smile
Standard User MarcusVinter
(newbie) Wed 03-Sep-14 18:59:35
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You can find more detailed information at my blog: http://marcushacks.com/blog/?p=5

Cheers, enjoy.
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