Thank you hi there by the way you will get a bill for £35 pounds for the router if you dont send it back i know i had 3 of them i had 4 days to send them back our i would get a bill for each one /by the way you can not get the thomson tg585 v7 firmware for love nor money /most are pre intalled firmware for the isp provider Anon, Be routers are indeed a no no, but TG585 v7's, branded by other ISP's, will accept a firmware update.
I have done it with one Tiscali and two Plus Net branded TG585 v7's, currently using generic firmware 22.214.171.124 for my uno SMPF (partial LLU - G.992.5 annex A) connection without any problems.
Problem is, it's asking for the same Static IP, Default Gateway and when you select 'setup', so I can see no option to set it up with the details provided for C&W LLU service. Other crazy thing is this: If I try and connect by FTP to upload a template and/or use the restore/backup utility at
be=0&l0=0&l1=1&tid=BACKUP_RESTORE, it requests a user/pass NOTHING works ..
If it is a Be router then a software firmware update will be impossible, hence my "no, no" If on the other hand another branded TG585 v7 router is available, e.g. then a firmware update should be possible which was actually my initial response to Anon's post.
The only problem is that for some reason the template file for '1 dynamic' is missing when I select 'setup my Thomson Gateway'.
I expect most general-purpose distros to have the required packages.
When you said "a no no", did you mean the flash can't be done, or just that he would end up getting billed for not returning it?
If you have a Thomson TG585v7 used on O2 and thus with the O2 firmware you might like to replace this firmware with something more flexible and powerful.
Moreover, in my experience, the O2 firmware will not allow you to run the router on another broadband service so let's replace it following these general guide steps : The above has worked fine for me but please note that if you wish to use the router for a different service fromt the O2 adsl one, you might need to change some other configuration in the router before it will let you access the Internet.
tried all the usual like admin, Administrator / Serial Number, etc. So, can't setup it up as dynamic and can't connect to upload any new templates!! but paradoxically you may need an additional unlocked TG585v7 router to do it... may be you best bet rather than mess with the Be Box. Re "the eprom chip needs to be reset by a soldering iron ...".
Ig56xbp, To unlock that Be router you will possibly have to be very handy with a soldering iron and treat the whole exercise as a challenge! Usually very effective in turning it into a useless bit of junk .