CSS hack to view more devices on BT Home Hub Manager

For my broadband, I use a BT Home Hub. On the whole, it’s been great, but one thing that has bugged me a little is on the My Devices admin screen.

Take a look at the small window they give you to view the device details, at most you can see only four devices listed.

Before: A small window allowing you to see the details of only four devices

I reckoned that I could something about that, so dug into the HTML and CSS code on the Hub Manager page.

After a little jiggery-pokery, I settled on changing the #device_obj_box ID height to 650 pixels:

#device_obj_box {
   height: 650px !important;
}

I installed the Stylish extension to Google Chrome and created a new style for the URL of my Hub Manager: 192.168.1.254, dropped in that CSS code and gave it a meaningful name.

In Stylish, it now looks like this:

Screenshot of BT Home Hub style for Stylish. It shows the domain it applies to plus one line of CSS
Screenshot of Stylish code

And now the My Devices list is a much more user-friendly list where I can view at least 11 devices at once.

After: Post-CSS hack

While I was at it, I also cleared out no fewer than 37 devices marked as ‘unknown’ … mostly guests or old devices. But now I know exactly what is connecting to my home network.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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