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Back to my Mac & BT Home Hub 3

1897 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2012 4:34 PM by stephenfromhanwell RSS
OzX Calculating status...
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Apr 5, 2012 2:58 AM

I've recently got BT Infinity and along with it a BT Home Hub 3 which doesn't seem to be playing nicely with Back to my Mac.


The 'Back to my Mac' checkbox in the iCloud preferences on the computer which is on the network with the BT Home Hub (Computer A), is showing that the router needs configuring for better performance.


Computer A shows up on the remote computer (Computer B) and vice versa but when selecting the device the connection fails. When selecting Computer B from Computer A that conneciton also fails.


I've ensured UPnP is enabled and forwarded the following ports to the device:


TCP 5354

UDP 4500

UDP 5353

UDP 500

UDP/TCP 4488


Which I found listed in


Anyone else having trouble? Any suggestions?

  • Oliver Jobson Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to OzX)

    Yep -also having problems with this. When using my MacBook Pro outside of my home and work networks I can use back to my mac to conect to my iMac at work, however when at home and trying to make the same connection it fails or responds very slowly.


    I'm on a BT homehub 3.0/infinity. Haven't found a solution yet.

  • Cooked@cardiff Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2012 2:47 AM (in response to Oliver Jobson)

    Replace the Home Hub with a timecapsule. It plugs directly into the openreach modem, and works like a charm. You need to configure it for "Connect using PPPoE"

        Set username to be,

        Set the password to BT or anything (don't leave it blank, even if you use just a space)

        Set "Connection" to Always On,

        Set "Disconnect if idle" to never.


    I found the homehub to work fine with PC's but even my connection was flaky with the macs at home. And Back to my mac works on a timecapsule!

  • stephenfromhanwell Calculating status...
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    Dec 22, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to Cooked@cardiff)

    thanks - this helped


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