For some reason my new homehub 2.0 has taken it upon itself to activate BT FON, and the BT Broadband Talk "features". When I noticed I disabled the broadband talk straight away, but I can't seem to find a way to disable BT FON feature. My hub shows it as BT FON
How can I disable this, I didn't even sign up to that **bleep**. I know it's broadcasting because my laptop is picking up the BT Fon hotspot with high signal strength.
For helping anyone else. http://www.btfon.com/support/faqs#point06
Solved it for me.
I am sorry for my previous post, but in my line of work I know nothing is inpenetrable, and I have alot of privilaged company information stored on my network.
Still not happy that this was activated without my knowledge.
**another point - on my magically-created-without-my-knowledge bt fon page, it lists me as :
Your BT FON account details
|BT Total Broadband Option:||BT Total Broadband Option 3|
I'm sorry to disappoint, but I have BT infinity option 2. Seriously come on..**
Snap same if you check on BT Yahoo account page, at least its correct on my BT's accounts page BT Infinity Opt 2.
if you've only just moved to BT Infinity then that is the reason why BT Fon became activated, as all new customers or contracts taken out after 2008 automatically get added to BT Fon
I am too old to be technical. I find am part of FON and that takes part of my broadband width -
Only if somebody's using it - otherwise, it's all yours.
what functionality will I be losing having parted with it?
It was there for a purpose?
For other people to use.
Can the wicked more easily read my stuff if they are using part of my bandwidth? Is security diminished?
No, and No.
First thing is to cancel the membership at the BT Fon Website http://www.btfon.com/
Next, goto your router with a paperclick and place it in the small hole on side of homehub to reset
This will remove BT Fon off homeHub but you may find the BT Talk will activate!
I am too old to be technical. I find am part of FON and that takes part of my broadband width - what functionality will I be losing having parted with it? It was there for a purpose? Can the wicked more easily read my stuff if they are using part of my bandwidth? Is security diminished? EdwardP
One of the benefits of having FON allows you to connect to other BT HomeHubs with FON activated. I found that on my line, i lost 512KB of speed.
I can get 8Mbps and was getting 7 1/2 ish when FON was switched on, once disabled, i now get 8 and a bit Mbps at good times!
If you connect via FON, you are provided a different IP address (starting 10.) which is outside of the standard BT Homehub ip address starting 192, however i feel that there may be some clever clogs being able to hack into this area via the 10. address (i may be wrong but you never know)
Just spent an hour or so trying to get rid of this which seems to have invaded half our network. You can't even lauch/search google.
Another example of another company run by baffoons