I've been trying to set up a new HH4 with half and half success. After powering it up and connecting ADSL and waiting for blue light on the front, devices like ipads, phones and iMac all connected wirelessly to the router and said they were connected to the internet.
However, when any internet pages were attempted to be visited, or apps on the devices run that wanted internet access, nothing. On the desktop, Chrome told be there was no internet connection and/or DNS could not be resolved.
I've tried changing the default DNS server on the iMac (I understand you cant change DNS server settings via the router config page), using 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52, Googles DNS serers, but this makes no difference. I have intermitent access to the router, sometimes bthomehub.home will connect to it, other times it gives the same DNS error as above.
I have rebooted and reset the router a few times now, each to no avail. I've connected a Windows 10 laptop with an ethernet cable direclty to router and tried access to internet and routher that way, no change.
I've been talking whilst tethered via phone to BTLive Chat who have run tests on the router from their end and say there's no problem. However, they also were screen sharing on my iMac (whilst tethered to phone for connection) and wondered why all the web adresses they tried worked....I had to expalin numerous times that I was tethered to a phone to allow them their screen sharing connection and the problem was with the router, so I'm not that sure they grasped the problem. No solution via the live chat, their next reccommendation was to get a technicain out to the house, at cost of course.
So, in summary, all devices can see and connect to HH4 wirelessly and wired, say they are succesfully connected, but there is no internet access being dished out. All devices have the correct range of IP addresses. Does this sound like a problem with the HH4 itself? The lights on the front remain solid blue throughout.
Any help appreciated!
Ok, so have tested a few things:
Home Hub 4 in the test socket on Master Socket still doesn't work.
Home Hub 3 (which died this week with the flashing orange power light of death) in the test socket doesn't work either.
Digging around, I found an old BT Voyager router, which is about 8 years old or more. Plugged this in the test socket, works perfectly fine.
Plug Voyager router in normal location (where both Home Hubs have been), works perfectly fine.
This strongly points towards the HH4 being defective, no?