[ubuntu-uk] Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark 1 BT HomeHub

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 18 11:47:24 GMT 2009


I would love to know how to connect my new US-supplied Ubuntu-running 
machine to a Home Hub (Mark 1, white model). I  do not have, or intend 
to fit, a wireless card in the computer, but it has a multitude of 
Ethernet and USB ports.  I am  only concerned  with connecting via 
Ethernet (or, as a last resort, USB) cable. As you can see from the 
correspondence reproduced below, the manufacturer is not too well up on 
BT and its tyranny!



There is no printed manual for the LC2430S but it's viewable at the 
following URL:


Please note it's intended more for Windows rather than Linux.

What type of device is the British Telecom HomeHub? Modem, router, 
access point or a combination? Is it Linux compatible? Please check 
dmesg when connecting to the HomeHub and NetworkManager applet on the 
right side of the top GNOME panel.


Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Model No.: LC2430S (with Ubuntu)
> Hello,
> I received this machine about a week ago. There was no manual included 
> in the box, and I cannot figure out how to connect it to a British 
> Telecom HomeHub Mark 1 (white), which is basically intended to 
> configure itself to Windows and Macs. I have tried Ethernet and USB 
> connections direct to the HomeHub in its immediately post-hard-reset 
> state - i.e. reset to the way it left the factory, then allowed to 
> stabilise for an hour, and in this condition it will recognise and 
> configure itself for a Windows or Mac machine automatically (without 
> need of any installation disc). But it could not see the Linux machine 
> at all, nor could the Linux machine see it in its network connections 
> window. If there should have been a printed manual included with this 
> machine, please send it to the same address I used for ordering and 
> billing, and notify me when to expect it.
> yours sincerely,
> Rowan Berkeley
> London, England

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