How to kill Home Hub 5 node using Apple Sharing, iTunes and an Apple TV
There's little point in me reporting this to BT support. My experience so far has been rather poor due to the emphasise on triaging and closing support questions rather than genuinely working on a problem. I thought therefore I'd vent here.
I've had to reset my home hub twice after loosing connection to my wired PC. Here's how you kill a node on the hub:
1. Connect a PC and Apple TV via wires (might also do this over WiFi - not checked)
2. Turn on Sharing in Preferences in iTunes
3. On the Apple TV navigate to your iTunes computer
4. Select a playlist through the menus on Apple TV
The computer running iTunes will not no longer be able to access the internal or external network. It will not renew its IP address. Traffic using a static IP address will not be routed by the hub.
Clearly there's some horrid buffer overrun sitting in the home hub. I hope BT fix it before the hackers exploit it in a more subversive way.