SSH and DSL Configuration of BTHH5a

Hi there

I could really do with some help, please?

I'm totally new to LEDE-WRT and I've acquired a BTHH5a Unlocked and Pre-Flashed with LEDE 17.01.4 ... This is the actual router on eBay that I bought:

(LEDE OpenWRT BT Home Hub 5 Unlocked, VDSL2, Gigabit, WiFi/Wireless AC VPN router)

I've been trying to set this BTHH5a router up as my main router, replacing my EE Brightbox 2 and my ISP is EE and I live in England.

I've been trying for over a week now to configure this router and no matter what I do, I just can't get it to connect to my ISP.

All I keep seeing in the System Log is this:

Wed Apr 18 14:49:59 2018 daemon.info pppd[16903]: Exit.
Wed Apr 18 14:49:59 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is now down
Wed Apr 18 14:49:59 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is disabled
Wed Apr 18 14:49:59 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is enabled
Wed Apr 18 14:49:59 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is setting up now
Wed Apr 18 14:50:00 2018 daemon.info pppd[17065]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Wed Apr 18 14:50:00 2018 daemon.info pppd[17065]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.8p compiled against pppd 2.4.7
Wed Apr 18 14:50:00 2018 daemon.notice pppd[17065]: pppd 2.4.7 started by root, uid 0
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.warn pppd[17065]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.err pppd[17065]: Unable to complete PPPoE Discovery
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.info pppd[17065]: Exit.
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is now down
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is disabled
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is enabled
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is setting up now
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.info pppd[17109]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.info pppd[17109]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.8p compiled against pppd 2.4.7
Wed Apr 18 14:50:15 2018 daemon.notice pppd[17109]: pppd 2.4.7 started by root, uid 0
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.warn pppd[17109]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.err pppd[17109]: Unable to complete PPPoE Discovery
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.info pppd[17109]: Exit.
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is now down
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is disabled
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is enabled
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'wan' is setting up now
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.info pppd[17153]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.info pppd[17153]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.8p compiled against pppd 2.4.7
Wed Apr 18 14:50:30 2018 daemon.notice pppd[17153]: pppd 2.4.7 started by root, uid 0

Can anyone please help me connecting it my EE ISP and can someone please link me to a step by step guide on how to SSH into the BBTHH5a, Please?

As I've mentioned I'm totally new to LEDE-WRT, So I'm not familiar with yet with much of the terminology you use, so sadly I'll be needing the SSH guide in Layman's terms, Please, this also applies to the configuration.

I don't even know how to export a configuration file showing all the settings to post here, or I'd have posted it within this post.

Thank You, for your time.

Start with reading through https://openwrt.ebilan.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=138

I'm sorry, but that doesn't help me in the least, I'm not needing to install WRT, I already bought it installed and I need help with getting it to actually connect.

I have set VPI 0 & VCI 38, I also have the Encapsulation set on "VC MUX" I then enter In " WAN" interface, I click edit, Physical settings and click the CUSTOM INTERFACE, I've tried "ptm0.101" and "ptm0.38" also "ptm0" and others with no luck My VLANID is 101, however, I get CHAP Errors with that interface, and when I do the ptm0.38, I don't get CHAP Errors.

I've even read the package you can download on that post and read the PDF's and i still can not get it connecting.

Maybe I should have indicated all this in my prior post.

Can anyone else please help with a GUIDE on how to SSH and how to find what settings I'm doing incorrectly.

Regards

The guide goes, beyond the initial installation, also into the details of (predominantly british) ISP specific configurations.

Regarding ssh, well, I'm sure your preferred search engine will come up with results - just into the blue I'll add the search term "PuTTY" into the mix.

If you have EE superfast fibre services, refer to sections 7.5 and 9.1 of the guide and use ptm0.101. (You may want to factory reset the hub before starting, see section 8.1) Then check the DSL status is 'UP' on the 'Status->Overview' page. If DSL status reports as 'Down', you may have a faulty hub.

The CHAP errors may just mean you are entering the wrong username and password. Did you enter full EE username which I think usually ends with '@fs' ?

Retrieve the /etc/config/network settings file. Post it here after removing your username and password. If you use Windows, refer to section 10.2 for one method of file retrieval. Another method is to go to the Backup/Flash firmware menu, and generate an archive file, then extract the /etc/config/network file contained within the .GZ file.

CHAP errors may be a good sign - they indicate that the connection is established and only the last authentication step was failed. As @bill888 already suggested, check your EE login and password. Look for examples here.

@bill888

Lol,... It suddenly hit me while while reading the second paragraph, I must have been entering the wrong password format,... of all silly things to do.

My format is USERNAME = PRODUCTIONHQNUN123456@fs
and my password should have been: HQNPASS123456.

However, what I had been entering as the password was: HQNUN123456,... I'd gone and forgot to add the (PASS) into the bloody password.

Thank You.

@savostyanov
Reading your post just confirmed it for me,... I'm going to blame my password manager,... lol.

I feel such an idiot, a password of all things!

@slh
I'm familiar with SSH tools, Thanks anyway, I used to SSH into my iPhone after a JB,... I guess I should have stated my inquiry a little more precisely.

I'm more of a visual type a guy, so if you know of "How to SSH into LEDE via a BTHH5,... Visual tutorial, I'd appreciate it,... if you know of a link to one?

There's clearly lots I need to learn.

Thanks again, Lads, appreciated.