Will BT Home Hub Work with AOL Broadband??

  julius44 19:25 28 Mar 2008

Hello all, i have a quick question and i hope someone can help me. My friend has been given a spare Bt home hub by one of his friends. My query is that my friends current provider is is AOL, and we both wanted to find out if the BT home hub will still work, if his ISP is AOL, and NOT BT, as he also wants to go wirelessly with his laptop as well??

I've already told him that i dont think it will work, but i wanted expert advice from the experienced people on this forum website

  Technotiger 19:51 28 Mar 2008

The BT Home Hub can only be used with BT Total Broadband, and not with other providers (such as TalkTalk, Virgin, Tiscali, AOL etc). The username and password information, plus the connecting information are all hardcoded into the Home Hub's software, so you can't edit the settings to get it running on a broadband line that's configured for another firm's Broadband service.
There is a form of workaround, but it's not for the novice, and it's not supported by BT - The BT Home Hub is a re-branded version of an older broadband router, the Thomson SpeedTouch 7G, and you can re-flash the BT Home Hub with a Speedtouch firmware image - I believe there is information on doing this via a Google search, but be warned, it's risky.

  julius44 20:01 28 Mar 2008

Thnaks so,so much technotiger, that is what i thought.Thanks loads for that.

  Technotiger 20:03 28 Mar 2008

Your welcome.

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