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# 239393 15-Jul-2018 21:43
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can someone tell me how do they change the DNS on Huawei B315s?

 

 

 

when I go to the ethernet settings, i can tick the set DNS - but it will not save as I need to put the username also???

 

 

 

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  # 2056731 15-Jul-2018 22:22
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Welcome to the world of limited B315 functionality :(




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  # 2056733 15-Jul-2018 22:24
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coffeebaron: Welcome to the world of limited B315 functionality :(

 

 

 

haha stink. hey can i just chuck the sim card to a different router like vodafone ultra hub?






 
 
 
 


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I tried putting my Spark wireless internet SIM into a D-Link DWR-921. Shortly afterwards, when I realised the futility of my actions, I put it back in the Huawei B315s & got back online. The SIM cards are locked to Spark-provided modems.

 

But if you'd like an almost new D-Link DWR-921 to make sure of this, I happen to have one right here.





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  # 2056974 16-Jul-2018 11:20
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Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 





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  # 2056999 16-Jul-2018 11:45
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coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)

 

 





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  # 2057490 17-Jul-2018 00:07
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@hio77:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

so can I get this from Spark? 

 

am I allowed to use modem/router not supplied by Spark?






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  # 2057491 17-Jul-2018 00:10
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nakedmolerat:

 

@hio77:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

so can I get this from Spark? 

 

am I allowed to use modem/router not supplied by Spark?

 

 

Yes, spark do supply a B618, on the larger plans.

 

 

 

i understand it to be possible to upfront get the B618, but I've heard otherwise from end users - Haven't had a chance to run down the product folk and get the clear outcome.

 

 

 

You are more than welcome to use any router you want, you must use our modem however, and thus you will have to double nat/dmz.





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  # 2057493 17-Jul-2018 00:23
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coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

 

 

it would be nice if Spark can offer the choice.








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  # 2058004 17-Jul-2018 20:21
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@hio77:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)

 

 

 

 

manage to get one from Spark store! still can't change DNS on B618!!!!

 

 

 

edit: the firmware interface is EXACTLY the same






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Oh really?

So is the B618 performance any better than the B315? Is there enough hardware grunt to overcome the lame firmware & actually make a worthwhile difference?

Asking because I've got a plan that involves my current B315, the Matamata Spark store & a new B618. I haven't told them yet, it'll be a surprise.




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  # 2058013 17-Jul-2018 20:58
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1024kb: Oh really?

So is the B618 performance any better than the B315? Is there enough hardware grunt to overcome the lame firmware & actually make a worthwhile difference?

Asking because I've got a plan that involves my current B315, the Matamata Spark store & a new B618. I haven't told them yet, it'll be a surprise.

 

 

 

yes definitely better than B315. my DL doubles, my UL doubles. 

 

it used to be just 3 bar signal out of 5. with this modem/router it is 5 out of 5.

 

 

 

Good Luck! 

 

 

 

I think the only way to do is to apply static IP, which I believed $15/month. 






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  # 2058041 17-Jul-2018 22:18
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nakedmolerat:

 

1024kb: Oh really?

So is the B618 performance any better than the B315? Is there enough hardware grunt to overcome the lame firmware & actually make a worthwhile difference?

Asking because I've got a plan that involves my current B315, the Matamata Spark store & a new B618. I haven't told them yet, it'll be a surprise.

 

 

 

yes definitely better than B315. my DL doubles, my UL doubles. 

 

it used to be just 3 bar signal out of 5. with this modem/router it is 5 out of 5.

 

 

 

Good Luck! 

 

 

 

I think the only way to do is to apply static IP, which I believed $15/month. 

 

 

i find it interesting that your bars changed.

 

 

 

it's completely an expected result that speed increaes :) on paper your speed could jump 4x if i'm recalling the specs right..





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  # 2058043 17-Jul-2018 22:24
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nakedmolerat:

@hio77:


coffeebaron:


Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.



Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)


 



manage to get one from Spark store! still can't change DNS on B618!!!!


 


edit: the firmware interface is EXACTLY the same



Is there another login that provides more access? My Vodafone Huawei HG556a had 2 or 3 levels of logins.



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  # 2058045 17-Jul-2018 22:30
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Kiwifruta:
nakedmolerat:

 

@hio77:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Looks like the B618 can do DNS change.

 

 

Yep, it's firmware is a little more feature rich :)

 

 

manage to get one from Spark store! still can't change DNS on B618!!!!

 

edit: the firmware interface is EXACTLY the same

 



Is there another login that provides more access? My Vodafone Huawei HG556a had 2 or 3 levels of logins.

 

 

 

not that i am aware of. maybe @hio77 can clarify






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