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

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 14:29:55 GMT 2009

That's interesting, Simos, but the Hub has recognised and connected 
quite normally (via Ethernet) the Windows machine I am using now, since 
its last hard reset. However, in any case, please tell me where can I 
find the 'special steps'? To judge by the results from the Terminal that 
I posted just now, my problem is in the computer.

Simos wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> The engineers at LinuxCertified just drew my attention to this:
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkAdmin
>> which is the relevant section of the official online Ubuntu manual, of
>> which I had until now not been informed, so I guess I will find my
>> solutions there.
> The HomeHub (Speedtouch) has this feature that when you reset the
> settings (you keep pressed the button on the router for >15 seconds),
> the device enters a special state that it tries to find a firmware
> update. During this state, the DHCP server on the HH is not working.
> In some cases, the HH is locked into this state, and you cannot use it
> unless to perform a firmware update.
> This looks to me the most plausible reason for your troubles. If the
> HH was working properly, any computer should just connect by plugging
> the ethernet cable.
> If this is your case, then there is a special set of steps to solve the problem.
> Simos

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