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  Reply # 1734430 10-Mar-2017 15:24
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Sorry don't know for sure fizzy chicken.
Have you tried editing the config file directly using the python script to decrypt, then edit, encrypt and upload?

Might be able to add extras that way, interface might just not be able to display...

With my Draytek I used to find if I viewed an area of interface that touched files modified by SSH it would overwrite my customisations.

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  Reply # 1734472 10-Mar-2017 18:25
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fizzychicken:

bit of a thread hijack, but I have this router on BigPipe, does anyone know of a way to remove the LAN IP reservation limit of 8? I find it quite frustrating that such a limit exists.

 

Could always circumvent the problem and adjust the DHCP pool, then manually configure the IPs on the clients outside the DHCP range?

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  Reply # 1734573 10-Mar-2017 22:13
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toejam316:
fizzychicken:

 

bit of a thread hijack, but I have this router on BigPipe, does anyone know of a way to remove the LAN IP reservation limit of 8? I find it quite frustrating that such a limit exists.

 

Could always circumvent the problem and adjust the DHCP pool, then manually configure the IPs on the clients outside the DHCP range?

 

I've tried that but this thing is a royal pain, it seems to prevent me doing that, every IP ends up not being the one I specify on the client side. It is by far the wierdest configuration I have ever seen, I can make a setting and sometimes it will stick, other times it wont and the field just stays blank. only reserving IPs in the router stays for good, but once beyong 8 devices its anyones guess as to if this router is going to let a specific IP get used.





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  Reply # 1735551 13-Mar-2017 09:36
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fizzychicken:

 

bit of a thread hijack, but I have this router on BigPipe, does anyone know of a way to remove the LAN IP reservation limit of 8? I find it quite frustrating that such a limit exists.

 

 

 

 

i'll have a look when I get home.


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  Reply # 1735564 13-Mar-2017 10:01
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solutionz:

 

TBH can't quite remember.

 

These routers are good while they last however the wifi chip is starting to fade in mine (had to disable 5ghz) as well as dropping VDSL to a 10th of throughput every few weeks requiring reboots.

 

Will be looking to upgrade shortly.

 

 

 

 

Please do post back with what brand/model you choose.

 

I am in the exact same boat as you - using an ex-Vodafone HG659 with bigpipe, having nuked it and restored with Huawei firmware update etc., using !Huawei superadmin account, AND just had the exact same wifi issue last night - i disabled 5Ghz and wifi worked again. Thanks for the tip!


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  Reply # 1735680 13-Mar-2017 12:03
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Have you guys tried running the Huawei in bridge mode only?

 

Then don't need the wifi and it's doing less stuff. This certainly worked well 5+ years ago when I had a similar ADSL modem/router provided by ISP. I believe when acting as a router it would overheat or had memory issues with the NAT table, etc. 
Put a decent ethernet router on the end, wifi ap... no worries. 

 

I'm curious if doing this would mean stable VDSL throughput for months on end with a Huawei.


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  Reply # 1735750 13-Mar-2017 13:51
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I've been trying to get one into bridge mode for ADSL / VDSL and the settings won't save. Which firmware have you used where bridge mode worked?





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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1740638 17-Mar-2017 10:07
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Hey,

 

Sorry thread hijack too. Has anyone tried using iptables on this router? Any rules I add seem to have no affect.

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 1742698 17-Mar-2017 13:15
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I used v13 for bridge but reverted it as had throughout issues which couldn't confirm was mtu or mss related. Was using tp link Archer for PPPoE.

I have a draytek here which could try PPPoE with but I don't have any custom firewall rules or special settings, only prefer the tp link WiFi so not much to gain at the moment by going to bridge mode and adding a third device.

The Huawei is getting max throughout going by sync speeds.

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