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BT Fixes Broadband iPlayer HomeHub Reset Bug

Posted: 28th Aug, 2008 By: MarkJ
BT has finally resolved an awkward bug that caused the operators HomeHub broadband routers to crash and reset themselves when subscribers attempted to view BBC iPlayer content and live TV (IPTV) streams.

The issue, which has been in existence since April of this year but does not affect BT's latest HomeHub 2.0, also cropped up in routers used by ISPs O2 and Be Broadband; all three providers base their kit off Thomson Speedtouch hardware.

It's understood that the obscure problem related to Adobe's Flash player and mainly impacted MAC users, with many PC owners being able to resolve it through a simple update to the latest version of Flash. The Register notes that a more detailed history can be found in This Topic on BT's forum.
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