BT Router - Remote Access

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Geoff Lane, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    2wire router.

    I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    that I can try or check any advice given.

    I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    settings to allow remote access.

    Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.

    Geoff Lane
    Followup-To:uk.telecom.broadband
     
    Geoff Lane, Jan 24, 2008
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  2. Geoff Lane

    Guest

    On 24 Jan, 18:30, Geoff Lane <> wrote:
    > Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    > 2wire router.
    >
    > I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    > this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    > that I can try or check any advice given.
    >
    > I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    > settings to allow remote access.
    >
    > Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.


    Hi Geoff

    What settings were you looking to tweak? You won't be able to access
    the router itself from the web side so you don't need to search any
    further..... if you're really desperate to get into it remotely then
    the normal thing to do on these is to setup port forwarding to allow a
    remote desktop connection to a machine on the LAN and access the
    router from that.

    Kind Regards

    Willie MacLeod
     
    , Jan 24, 2008
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  3. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    wrote:

    >> I would like to tweak some settings,


    > What settings were you looking to tweak? You won't be able to access
    > the router itself from the web side so you don't need to search any
    > further.....


    Right Willie, thanks for prompt reply.

    It was the wifi settings I wanted to look at and I was wanting to view
    them from home rather than wait until I get in to work.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Jan 24, 2008
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  4. Geoff Lane

    Linker3000 Guest

    Geoff Lane wrote:
    > Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    > 2wire router.
    >
    > I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    > this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    > that I can try or check any advice given.
    >
    > I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    > settings to allow remote access.
    >
    > Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.
    >
    > Geoff Lane
    > Followup-To:uk.telecom.broadband


    Nope - not poss as far as I can find out - only manageable via the LAN
    side. My fix for sites with them is to allow remote access to an XP Pro
    machine on the LAN, take it over and browse to the router.

    L3K
     
    Linker3000, Jan 25, 2008
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  5. Geoff Lane

    Kris Guest

    Geoff Lane writes:
    > Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    > 2wire router.
    >
    > I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    > this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    > that I can try or check any advice given.
    >
    > I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    > settings to allow remote access.


    The Business Hub does (despite telling it not to) always listen on a
    port for access by 2Wire and ISPs, but it is not accessible by end users
    - it uses a password that only 2Wire and the ISP knows. Some versions of
    the firmware do allow web remote access, but it can be
    customised/disabled by the ISP.

    A long way round...

    Tell the router to forward a port to an always-on PC. Use the PC's
    firewall to limit access. Use a port forwarding app like winSSLWrap
    (http://oifan.xf.cz/WinSSLWrap/index.html) to forward the requests to
    the router's LAN IP.

    It would also be an experiment to try telling the router to forward a
    port to 192.168.1.254 and seeing if you get its own web config page... I
    have never tried that.
     
    Kris, Jan 25, 2008
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  6. Geoff Lane

    Graham J Guest

    "Linker3000" <> wrote in message
    news:fnbfg9$2s32$...
    > Geoff Lane wrote:
    >> Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    >> 2wire router.
    >>
    >> I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    >> this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    >> that I can try or check any advice given.
    >>
    >> I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    >> settings to allow remote access.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.
    >>
    >> Geoff Lane
    >> Followup-To:uk.telecom.broadband

    >
    > Nope - not poss as far as I can find out - only manageable via the LAN
    > side. My fix for sites with them is to allow remote access to an XP Pro
    > machine on the LAN, take it over and browse to the router.


    Why not change the router for a model that does allow remote management?
    Anything from an Edimax AR-7084A upwards ....

    --
    Graham J
     
    Graham J, Jan 25, 2008
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  7. Geoff Lane

    LR Guest

    Geoff Lane wrote:
    > Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a
    > 2wire router.
    >
    > I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    > this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so
    > that I can try or check any advice given.
    >
    > I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    > settings to allow remote access.
    >
    > Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.
    >
    > Geoff Lane
    > Followup-To:uk.telecom.broadband


    According to this only 2Wire and BT can use the remote facility on the
    2700HGV.
    <http://btb.lithium.com/btb/board/message?board.id=viop&message.id=13&query.id=309#M13>

    The remote management facility was removed from the Home Hub because of
    a number of vulnerabilities. 6.2.26E firmware.
     
    LR, Jan 25, 2008
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  8. Geoff Lane

    Andy Burns Guest

    On 25/01/2008 02:54, Kris wrote:

    > The Business Hub does (despite telling it not to) always listen on a
    > port for access by 2Wire and ISPs


    That alone is good enough reason to chuck it out.
     
    Andy Burns, Jan 25, 2008
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  9. Geoff Lane

    Dave Wade Guest

    "Geoff Lane" <> wrote in message
    news:fnalf7$3h7$...
    > Some work colleagues have a BT Business broadband connection using a 2wire
    > router.
    >
    > I would like to tweak some settings, probably after asking questions of
    > this group. I would like to be able to access the router from home so that
    > I can try or check any advice given.
    >
    > I've gone through the various configuration pages and cannot find any
    > settings to allow remote access.
    >
    > Does anyone know if this facility is available on the BT routers.
    >
    > Geoff Lane
    > Followup-To:uk.telecom.broadband


    Geoff,
    Where I work we use "logmein.com" to allow us to do this. You can then
    remote to the users PC and browse to the router from that.
    Dave
     
    Dave Wade, Jan 26, 2008
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  10. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Graham J wrote:

    > Why not change the router for a model that does allow remote management?
    > Anything from an Edimax AR-7084A upwards ....


    Not my device and in general I think it is better not to allow external
    access; it was just to assist some configuration investigation that I
    wanted it.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Jan 26, 2008
    #10
  11. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Kris wrote:

    > Tell the router to forward a port to an always-on PC. Use the PC's
    > firewall to limit access. Use a port forwarding app like winSSLWrap
    > (http://oifan.xf.cz/WinSSLWrap/index.html) to forward the requests to
    > the router's LAN IP.


    Thanks for suggestion.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Jan 26, 2008
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  12. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Dave Wade wrote:

    > Geoff,
    > Where I work we use "logmein.com" to allow us to do this. You can then
    > remote to the users PC and browse to the router from that.
    > Dave


    Thanks Dave, is this similar to VNC?

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Jan 26, 2008
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  13. Geoff Lane

    Graham J Guest

    "Geoff Lane" <> wrote in message
    news:fnfvr6$211$...
    > Graham J wrote:
    >
    >> Why not change the router for a model that does allow remote management?
    >> Anything from an Edimax AR-7084A upwards ....

    >
    > Not my device and in general I think it is better not to allow external
    > access; it was just to assist some configuration investigation that I
    > wanted it.


    The router can be configured to allow external management access from a
    specific IP address - this should mitigate any security worries.

    --
    Graham J
     
    Graham J, Jan 27, 2008
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  14. Geoff Lane

    Graham J Guest

    "Geoff Lane" <> wrote in message
    news:fng039$211$...
    > Dave Wade wrote:
    >
    >> Geoff,
    >> Where I work we use "logmein.com" to allow us to do this. You can then
    >> remote to the users PC and browse to the router from that.
    >> Dave

    >
    > Thanks Dave, is this similar to VNC?


    Similar, but less useful, I think ...

    --
    Graham J
     
    Graham J, Jan 27, 2008
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  15. Geoff Lane

    phil_swift

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    I would strongly suggest reconsidering using any 3rd party remote access service like logmein for an Enterprsie, all your data is going out to their servers and back in. Industry standard is Dameware using VPN or port forwarding. This way your connection does not route through a 3rd party.
     
    phil_swift, Sep 12, 2010
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