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# 159796 12-Dec-2014 21:16
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Ahoy,

I may have asked these before but I think they got lost in one of the broadband threads.

I have VDSL with Spark and am using the Spark-provided Huawei HG630B router, which seems to be a lot more reliable than the Netcomm NF4V which I had purchased (and am looking at returning).

The manual isn't overly great, hence why I have two pertinent questions on the setup (this is one area where the Netcomm excelled and was quite easy to use)...but I'm sure if I could get a pointer in the right direction I'd be okay...

 

(1) how do I setup MAC filtering? Yes, I have a password and wireless security setup, but it's good to have an extra layer of security.

(2) how do I setup port forwarding? eg. laptop 1 when connected to the network (wirelessly) gets assigned an IP address of 192.168.1.3, laptop 2 gets 192.168.1.4, and so on.

Thanks so much!

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  # 1196612 12-Dec-2014 21:21
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Mac Filtering is flawed - it takes me all but 10sec to change my laptops Mac address to do a deauth of an existing client and spoof their mac address to get onto a network.

Port forwarding is under the "home network" part - just follow your nose and you'll get there. To be honest I think the NF4V is a far better product as I was easily able to overload the HG630B with TCP connections.






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  # 1196617 12-Dec-2014 21:28
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I know but I had issues with the NF4V, the first one kept dropping. The second one isn't dropping but the performance isn't the greatest. Since changing to the Huawei my VDSL seems to be performing quite well.

Cheers for the Port Forwarding tip - although I couldn't find a "Home Network" menu?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1196618 12-Dec-2014 21:32
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quickymart: I know but I had issues with the NF4V, the first one kept dropping. The second one isn't dropping but the performance isn't the greatest. Since changing to the Huawei my VDSL seems to be performing quite well.

Cheers for the Port Forwarding tip - although I couldn't find a "Home Network" menu?


I just did the most n00b mistake and was referring to an older version of the router - nevermind :)

But I did a quick Google search and to my surprise Spark have the instructions on their website! http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/35076/~/port-forwarding-on-the-huawei-hg630b







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  # 1196621 12-Dec-2014 21:42
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That's getting closer, cheers.

I think the NF4V did it based on MAC address, so the laptop with MAC address 11:22:33:44 would get assigned 192.168.1.4 etc. Or is that not possible here?



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  # 1196769 13-Dec-2014 11:42
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Bump...anyone? All I'm trying to do is assign an internal IP on the network to each device, based on its MAC address.

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  # 1196792 13-Dec-2014 12:00
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That is a DHCP server mechanism, not related to port forwarding at all.




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  # 1196827 13-Dec-2014 12:33
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Okay...thanks for clarifying that (someone told me it was Port Forwarding). How do I set that up on this router then? I've had the odd IP address conflict since using the Huawei router.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1196895 13-Dec-2014 14:56
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you need to set your DHCP pool to start at say .20 and assign the ones your want as static addresses below .20. You can do this on the complter/devices them selves

my router also lets me select a device that has been assigned an IP under DHCP and keep that as a static IP

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