[GLLUG] Recommendations for an IPv6 capable ADSL/FTTC router

Dylan dylan at dylan.me.uk
Thu Jun 19 13:42:07 UTC 2014

On 19/06/14 14:29, Peter Grant wrote:
> On 19 June 2014 14:20, Dylan <dylan at dylan.me.uk> wrote:
>>   Can you expand on that, please? I'm planning to replace my homehub with
>> an old machine running smoothwall in the near future and would be
>> interested to know in what way the Openreach modem has less than full IPv4
>> functionality.
>> Cheers
>> Dylan
> OK, the BT Openreach modem is crippled to being just a modem by the BT
> firmware. There's not even a web interface so you can view the line stats
> from it.
> There's now a hacked firmware that restores the web interface, and by doing
> so allows you to enable it as a NAT firewall system - otherwise it simply
> acts to convert VDSL to ethernet, all the firewall function and PPPoE is
> handled by the BT Home Hub (or other device).
> See http://huaweihg612hacking.wordpress.com/ for details on reflashing it
> and restoring it's full functionality. It's actually a very stripped down
> Linux box.
> Peter

Thanks - a quick look at that blog suggests that's a tad advanced for 
me, and since I want to 'gain control' of the external IP address and 
NAT setup it doesn't seem to make sense to do it anyway. Very 
interesting though.


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