Calling all BT\2Wire 2700HGV users

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by WCZ, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. WCZ

    WCZ Guest

    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
     
    WCZ, Mar 6, 2009
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    WCZ Guest

    Ooops, that page has been updated since yesterday and it looks like there is
    a way of entering a different username.
     
    WCZ, Mar 6, 2009
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    Graham J Guest

    Vote with your feet - don't use BT !!
     
    Graham J, Mar 6, 2009
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  4. Better get on tio Microsoft then. They have been doing that to PC's for
    years...
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 7, 2009
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  5. Indeed. I wish someone would do 'em under the Computer Misuse Act.
     
    Mike Tomlinson, Mar 7, 2009
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  6. WCZ

    Adrian C Guest

    Isn't there 2Wire firmware doing the rounds somewhere?
     
    Adrian C, Mar 8, 2009
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  7. WCZ

    WCZ Guest

    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
    optional upgrade.
     
    WCZ, Mar 9, 2009
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    WCZ Guest

    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?
     
    WCZ, Mar 9, 2009
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    Woby Tide Guest

    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.)
     
    Woby Tide, Mar 10, 2009
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    IanB Guest

    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?


    Ian
     
    IanB, Mar 10, 2009
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    MikeT Guest

    On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:59:33 +0000, IanB wrote in
    Mine was upgraded just two days after I started using it - a small town in
    NI.
     
    MikeT, Mar 10, 2009
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  12. WCZ

    IanB Guest

    Oh well, another theory bites the dust. :-(

    Thanks for the reply.

    Ian
     
    IanB, Mar 10, 2009
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  13. WCZ

    IanB Guest

    It's nothing to do with the DNS poisoning. I've never bothered with
    that (or any of the other tweaks) on either of my 2700s and the one
    currently in use still hasn't updated.

    Ian
     
    IanB, Mar 11, 2009
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    WCZ Guest


    Mine was poisoned using all the URLs google found for me plus the one listed
    in the provisioning information. DNS poisoning doesn't work for this
    firmware upgrade but I've yet to see an explanation of how it actually
    works.

    Its so far so good anyway with v6. Its unlockable to all ISPs and it seems
    to be holding the connection better but that could be coincidence.
     
    WCZ, Mar 11, 2009
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