Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Mac_OS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2007
    Location
    Huntingdon,Cambridgeshire (UK)
    Posts
    462
    Specs:
    White Macbook 2.4ghz, 2gb ram, 160gb hd,superdrive, OSX Leopard
    problem connecting to my BT home hub via airport
    You guys may have seen my previous thread, this is not a duplicate thread. I am now back at home, a missed flight and $800 later. So i cant seem to be able to connect to my broadband at home. I can connect via ethernet as i am currently doing but i dont want to have to sit in my kitchen when i want to surf the net. Basically everytime i try to connect is says there has been an error. I dont understand because i successfully connected my Wii and my PSP to this router already, so i just dont see the problem. I have WEP security on my router and its a ADSL connection thingy.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2007
    Posts
    13
    try putting a $ sign in front of your WEP password when it asks you to enter it.

    that worked for me when i had the same problem

  3. #3

    MBNick's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 22, 2007
    Location
    London,UK
    Posts
    180
    Specs:
    13.3" MacBook Black
    I'm with Virgin Media (a.k.a Cox) And I saw a advert for BT broadband and it said not Mac compatible.

    Are you sure that is compatible with AirPort?

  4. #4

    Mac_OS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2007
    Location
    Huntingdon,Cambridgeshire (UK)
    Posts
    462
    Specs:
    White Macbook 2.4ghz, 2gb ram, 160gb hd,superdrive, OSX Leopard
    that must be the problem, no i wasn't sure i only just purchased my mac last week and ive had bt broadband for a year now, just 6 more months of their crappy contract and then we get sky well that is annoying but at least i know now, my dad has virgin media and it works no problem at his house, thanks
    (Mods question answered fell free to close thread)

  5. #5

    VolcomLegend's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2007
    Posts
    23
    Specs:
    iMac: CD 2.0GHz, 2GB, 250GB, SuperDrive, 20" MacBook: CD 2.0GHz, 1GB, 60GB, SuperDrive, White
    It *IS* Mac compatible
    Wi-Fi is a standard - all routers *should* work - BT doesn't support Macs though.

    Anyhoo - I have a BT Home Hub, an iMac and a MacBook and all work flawlessly together. When you are prompted for the key there should be a drop-down menu with WEP pre-selected. Change this to WEP (HEX) or something like that.

    Also, the Hub has a couple of keys on the back. One says 'Fusion' and the other says 'Home Hub Wireless'. Ensure it is the latter.

    BTW... What version of OS X are you using? Mine has worked with 10.4.6 to 10.4.10 and with Leopard.

    EDIT: When I say BT doesn't support Macs, I meant technical support on the telephone. I just don't tell them and when they say 'open internet explorer' I just say ok and open Safari.
    The packaging said 'Windows Vista or better', so I got OS X

    SpecialEdition - My iWebSite

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2007
    Posts
    13
    putting the "$" in front of the password apparently tells it that it is hex (or something like that?) can't remember exactly what the bloke from apple said, all i know is that after I put the $ in the password everything worked great

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Airport Extreme & BT Home Hub
    By Loopel in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-07-2013, 08:32 AM
  2. Problem connecting external hard drive to Airport extreme via USB hub
    By nards10 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-25-2012, 05:34 PM
  3. Time Capsule and BT Home Hub Problem
    By schofio in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 05:18 PM
  4. Using Airport/AirTunes with BT Home Hub
    By procrastiwriter in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-20-2007, 07:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •