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BT Business Hub 3.0: How do you access the user interface?

Mel

ULTIMATE Member
I tried to access the User Interface of a BT Business Hub 3.0 via a smart phone to set up port forwarding for a CCTV box, but got an error page in my browser when I entered the gateway IP address reported by my phone:- http://192.168.1.254

I'm guessing that it might only allow access to the settings via cable connections, does anyone know if that's the case? Don't want to cart a laptop round there if I don't have too.

It's a recent model - about a year old, and the MAC suggests it's made by Sagem.

Thanks,

Mel.
 
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Mark.J

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ISPreview Team
I've not used one of those particular hubs but it's certainly plausible that such restrictions might be an option. But, and I really hate to ask this one, have you tried turning it off and on again :). Sometimes I find that routers which have been switched on awhile get all flustered unless they're given a power cycle (off - wait 5 mins - reboot) and this can cause the wifi to behave in an unusual way.

Do the same with your phone. Wow.. best advice ever.
 

Mel

ULTIMATE Member
I didn't try turning it off as I wasn't sure if anyone was using it.

I actually tried two smart phones, and neither worked at the time, however I left the url up in opera on the other phone and the owner called me up a few hours later to tell me he'd got the bt hub page up when he opened his browser.

When I went back to solder in a new fan, his phone couldn't connect, but my one did.

Still didn't get anywhere though, because the hub insists you change the password to something other than the random code printed on the bottom before it will let you access the settings, and when I tried to submit a new password, it just kept dropping back to the new password page.

Next time I try, I'll take a laptop to connect by cable and reboot the hub.
 

KDS

ULTIMATE Member
I had BT home hub3 for very short while, I remember accessing it on wifi. settings are very limited though. this is 18 months ago. they could have pushed a new firmware that disable this.
 
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