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garyconnor
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Message 21 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

I would be very interested in any write that you have on the SSH tunnelling.

I was attempting the "port forwarding" only the other nightbut again accessing the dynamic dns was proving too painful.

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mfurnival
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Message 22 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

I finally got my act together and wrote this up Smiley Happy

 

http://halfnetbiscuit.blogspot.com/2011/08/bt-home-hub-remote-access.html

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dmp192
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Message 23 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

Thanks StevieP, this is just what I was looking for. However, I have done everything you have said, but when I try to connect using my iphone I get the message  'Information - Host has closed the session' and I'm not sure what this means exactly.

 

I still have the TightVNC service running on my Windows 8 laptop.

 

Any advise please?

 

Dave

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Message 24 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

Hi dmp192, this thread was last posted on over three years ago and the last time StevieP was logged on was in Aug 2010 so he may not reply to you.

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dmp192
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Message 25 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

Ah, right, didn't spot that, sorry. Thanks for pointing that out. Can anyone else suggest what I may be doing wrong please, or indeed, what the message 'Host has closed the session' really means?

 

Dave

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Corky_Boy
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Message 26 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

Has anybody actually successfully configured the HomeHub 5 to provide "anywhere access" for MS Server Essentials 2012?

I have read the various threads and suggestions but none of them actually work and I cannot find anybody within or outside the BT forum who has cracked it.

I must admit I have only been on it for 4 days but, I think I may have prematurely retired my Billion 7800N in favour of the HH5.

 

Colin

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remoteguy
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Message 27 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access (SOLVED)

Seems this is still aproblem, even 3 years later... 🙂

 

The solution is to ensure that the "Host:" header in your HTTP request matches what the hub expects to see... If you are tunneling, this won't normally be the case as you'll be browsing to something like http://localhost:8000 instead of http://192.168.1.1 as you would at home... This means your host header will look like "Host: localhost:8000" instead of "Host: 192.168.1.1"

 

You may be able to fix this with a browser plugin that modifies headers, but I simply added a couple of steps to my tunneling instead:

 

First, create a virtual ethernet interface on your local machine that matches the remote hub's address:

 

  sudo ifconfig eth0:1 inet 192.168.1.1

 

Then when you tunnel to the machine that's going to forward the port for you, make sure you bind to this address:

 

  ssh -L 192.168.1.1:8000:192.168.1.1:80 my-remote.host

 

Yes, I know this looks all wrong, but it works! 🙂

 

Now you can simply browse to:

 

  http://192.168.1.1:8000

 

and you will connect through the tunnel to the real 192.168.1.1

 

Enjoy!

MM

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casaschi
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Message 28 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access (SOLVED)

An alternative solution if you are stuck with a windows machine:

 

1) setup dynamic dns on the HH5 pointing to an hostname of your choice

 

2) use PuTTY to connect to the hostname you configured at the previous step

 

3) add an SSH tunnel to the PuTTY connection configuration, mapping local port 80 to bthomehub.home:80

 

4) edit your /windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts adding the entry 127.0.0.1 for bthomehub.home

 

5) browse to http://bthomehub.home

 

Remember to reverse step 4) once done, otherwise you wont be able to connect to the HH5 from that machine unless the SSH connection/tunnel is in place.

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Lylie
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Message 29 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

@akarobin - Your response is pathetic. It's hardly insecure given you would have a level of security before you can gain access to the router. You would also have the option to disable it (which would be default) and enable it should you wish to access it remotely like the OP wants and probably what most people who have viewed this post wanted.

So instead of trying to dismiss the op's question, either post something constructive, or just don't post.

@OP - Unfortunately it's not possible without back-dooring the router itself, I ended up just using a nighthawk d7000 instead of the standard BT router for this reason
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Message 30 of 33

Re: BT Home Hub Remote Access

You are responding to an 8 year old post!!!

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