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

Jacob Williams jacobw.uk at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 18 17:34:17 GMT 2009

ISP's aren't linux friendly or linux unfriendly; networking is operating
system agnostic.
Please try logging into your HomeHub through and
checking your laptop is listed in the Devices (or similar) section, click on
the device icon if present to see if your laptop has an IP address from the
HomeHub, if so check that it has not been blocked from accessing the
internet in the Access (or similar) section. If these two dialogs show
nothing unusual set your DNS addresses through NetworkManager to addresses
quoted on OpenDNS.com. Have you tried approaching BT for help? It may be a
faulty HomeHub, many of the white HomeHubs have myriad problems. The new
black ones are much more reliable.

On 18 Feb 2009, 5:19 PM, "Rowan" <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com> wrote:

Your suggestions 5 and 6 are at least non-trivial. But, can I do all
this configuring of the Ethernet port BEFORE connecting it to the Hub? I
have two reasons for preferring this: one, I imagine it is better set-up
procedure in general, to configure ports in advance before connecting
them (if they are not self-configuring), and two, this Home Hub is
exceedingly prone to mental indigestion, requiring from time to time a
hard reset to factory condition, and a wait of an hour or more to
stabilise itself.

I would consider switching to a Linux-friendly ISP, which would provide
a Linux-friendly router, if there is such a thing.

As to the ports it has, this is the spec.:
and, as you can see, it has one RJ-45 Ethernet port and 3 USB 2.0 ports.

Michael Holloway wrote: > Rowan, I think we are all confused that it didn't
"just work" as this > c...
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