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BT home hub, adding a MAC address

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bambino1506, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Hello fella's

    Got a user who has ordered a BT home hub for his home tinternet, tomorrow I need to talk him through getting the MAC address of his laptop's NIC and adding it to the allowed list of the BT home hub.

    Has anyone used home hubs before ? would appreciate any user friendly steps of adding the MAC address.

    Thankyou please :biggrin
     
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  2. C4sper

    C4sper Byte Poster

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    by default the home hub will allow any mac, you just need to enter the encryption key (found at the back of the hub)
    btw they'r configured VERY userfriendly :)
     
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  3. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Log in as Admin, go to Advanced (defaults u - admin p - admin), and go to Configuration -> Wireless -> Configure security, out of the boxes it will accept any mac like casper said but its only WEP (lovely) so there will be a little more configing to do so maybe the remote assist would be a better option.

    Link check here to see what kind of options your up against, and on another note i had some problems with the channel auto select kept going to 1 so had to manually set it
     
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  4. grim

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    it should pick up the mac address for you, you'll just need to add it to trusted connections

    grim
     
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  5. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys, got the guy to phone bt tech support in the end as it was going nowhere trying have him explain each option over the phone.

    Appreciate the advice, will probally be getting more and more users with home hubs so this will be useful.
     
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  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Really?

    For some reason my ears just pricked up... :twisted:
     
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  7. C4sper

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    zebulebu I just didnt want to say 'lame configured' :)
     
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  8. dominoe

    dominoe Nibble Poster

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    just out of interest are those BT home hubs any good as Ive heard bad reviews about them....
     
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