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WCZ
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      03-06-2009, 10:58 AM
BT remote upgraded my 2700HGV to the V6 firmware last night. This firmware
doesn't allow non-BT usersnames to be used for the ADSL connection. The
upgrade has left my old config in place so the router still works but I
can't change the connection information. The next time I change ISP the
router will be useless.

There should be laws against degrading the functionality of something I own
without my permission.

Anyway, just a be aware really. It looks like all routers will be upgraded
that have V5.29.117.6 firmware. If yours has the recovery BT firmware
V5.29.107.12 it might escape but no guarantees.

http://bt2700hgv.tripod.com/ir1002700HGV.htm

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      03-06-2009, 11:14 AM
WCZ wrote:
> BT remote upgraded my 2700HGV to the V6 firmware last night. This
> firmware doesn't allow non-BT usersnames to be used for the ADSL
> connection. The upgrade has left my old config in place so the
> router still works but I can't change the connection information. The next
> time I change ISP the router will be useless.
>
> There should be laws against degrading the functionality of something
> I own without my permission.
>
> Anyway, just a be aware really. It looks like all routers will be
> upgraded that have V5.29.117.6 firmware. If yours has the recovery
> BT firmware V5.29.107.12 it might escape but no guarantees.
>
> http://bt2700hgv.tripod.com/ir1002700HGV.htm


Ooops, that page has been updated since yesterday and it looks like there is
a way of entering a different username.

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      03-06-2009, 04:40 PM

"WCZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> WCZ wrote:
>> BT remote upgraded my 2700HGV to the V6 firmware last night. This
>> firmware doesn't allow non-BT usersnames to be used for the ADSL
>> connection. The upgrade has left my old config in place so the
>> router still works but I can't change the connection information. The
>> next time I change ISP the router will be useless.
>>
>> There should be laws against degrading the functionality of something
>> I own without my permission.
>>
>> Anyway, just a be aware really. It looks like all routers will be
>> upgraded that have V5.29.117.6 firmware. If yours has the recovery
>> BT firmware V5.29.107.12 it might escape but no guarantees.
>>
>> http://bt2700hgv.tripod.com/ir1002700HGV.htm

>
> Ooops, that page has been updated since yesterday and it looks like there
> is a way of entering a different username.


Vote with your feet - don't use BT !!

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      03-07-2009, 06:48 AM
Peter Crosland wrote:
>> BT remote upgraded my 2700HGV to the V6 firmware last night. This
>> firmware doesn't allow non-BT usersnames to be used for the ADSL
>> connection. The upgrade has left my old config in place so the router
>> still works but I can't change the connection information. The next time
>> I change ISP the router will be useless.
>>
>> There should be laws against degrading the functionality of something I
>> own without my permission.

>


Better get on tio Microsoft then. They have been doing that to PC's for
years...
>
> There are! I am considering giving BT written notice forbidding them to
> access my 2700HGV serial number etc. and see what the response is.
>
> Peter Crosland
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      03-07-2009, 03:04 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, The Natural
Philosopher <(E-Mail Removed)> writes

>Better get on tio Microsoft then. They have been doing that to PC's for
>years...


Indeed. I wish someone would do 'em under the Computer Misuse Act.

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      03-08-2009, 01:56 PM
Jasper wrote:
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> Don't like the new interface with V6, no nice graphics like V5 :-(
>


Isn't there 2Wire firmware doing the rounds somewhere?

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      03-09-2009, 08:05 AM
Kráftéé wrote:
> "Adrian C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Jasper wrote:
>>>
>>> Don't like the new interface with V6, no nice graphics like V5 :-(
>>>

>>
>> Isn't there 2Wire firmware doing the rounds somewhere?
>>

>
> Think that is what jasper is on about. It changes the way you can
> hack them (for use on other ISPs) as well supposedly.


I've been looking for that over the weekend but not found anything yet.

The 2700HGV tripod page has been updated over the weekend and it seems that
the V6 firmware can still be used with any ISP, its just the method of
inputting the username that has changed.

I quite like the V6 firmware but I'd still prefer it to have been an
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      03-09-2009, 08:06 AM
Mike Tomlinson wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, The Natural
> Philosopher <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>
>> Better get on tio Microsoft then. They have been doing that to PC's
>> for years...

>
> Indeed. I wish someone would do 'em under the Computer Misuse Act.


Aside from the mandatory Windows Update thing that was enforced a while back
I've not heard anything about other forced patches. Updates have always
been optional haven't they?

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      03-10-2009, 09:32 AM
On Mar 6, 4:40*pm, "Graham J" <gra...@nospam.zen.co.uk> wrote:
> "WCZ" <Dav123...@willnotwork.com> wrote in message
>
> news:gor0iu$ean$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>
>
>
>
> > WCZ wrote:
> >> BT remote upgraded my 2700HGV to the V6 firmware last night. *This
> >> firmware doesn't allow non-BT usersnames to be used for the ADSL
> >> connection. *The upgrade has left my old config in place so the
> >> router still works but I can't change the connection information. The
> >> next time I change ISP the router will be useless.

>
> >> There should be laws against degrading the functionality of something
> >> I own without my permission.

>
> >> Anyway, just a be aware really. *It looks like all routers will be
> >> upgraded that have V5.29.117.6 firmware. *If yours has the recovery
> >> BT firmware V5.29.107.12 it might escape but no guarantees.

>
> >>http://bt2700hgv.tripod.com/ir1002700HGV.htm

>
> > Ooops, that page has been updated since yesterday and it looks like there
> > is a way of entering a different username.

>
> Vote with your feet - don't use BT !!
>

I think you missed the point. Most of the users of these routers don't

Mine still shows V5.29.117.6 as the current version on Be*.

(If I click on the "Upgrade your version " button mind you it reports
I have an even older version of firmware though.)
 
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      03-10-2009, 10:59 AM
On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:09:51 -0000, "198kHz" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>"Woby Tide" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:4e360f6f-7acf-4d42-995b-(E-Mail Removed)...
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>Mine still shows V5.29.117.6 as the current version on Be*.
>
>(If I click on the "Upgrade your version " button mind you it reports
>I have an even older version of firmware though.)
>
>Ah, it's not just mine that does that then.


Yes, me to. I think they all do.

I've been trying to work out why some have been automatically upgraded
and others, like mine, haven't. I wondered if they can, somehow, tell
whereabouts it's being used (the point of entry into BT's network
maybe?) and are initially upgrading the ones with a lot of OpenZone
usage.

Is there anyone in a city whose 2700 hasn't been upgraded, or anyone
out in the sticks whose has?


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