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Wannabe Geek


#1498202 23-Feb-2016 23:41
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Hi everyone,

 

I must say thank youuuuuu so much. I appreciate so much for your time and guidance to fix this issue.

 

Actually, it took a hybrid approach. Firstly I followed the 7 step approach suggested by tangerz, which partially solved the issue I suspect but when I disabled the DHCP, as suggested by xontech, I was successfully connected.

 

So sequentially, I followed 7 steps and changed my IP as well, then I disabled the DHCP in my LAN setup, plugged the Orcon cable into the LAN port (not the WAN port) of the HG659 and there I was.

 

Thanks again guys, Love you heaps....


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Ultimate Geek


  #1498229 24-Feb-2016 04:14
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seeker123:

 

Hi everyone,

 

I must say thank youuuuuu so much. I appreciate so much for your time and guidance to fix this issue.

 

Actually, it took a hybrid approach. Firstly I followed the 7 step approach suggested by tangerz, which partially solved the issue I suspect but when I disabled the DHCP, as suggested by xontech, I was successfully connected.

 

So sequentially, I followed 7 steps and changed my IP as well, then I disabled the DHCP in my LAN setup, plugged the Orcon cable into the LAN port (not the WAN port) of the HG659 and there I was.

 

Thanks again guys, Love you heaps....

 

 

 

 

Glad you've got it working but the way you've set it up would appear to be simply as a switch and wireless access point on the same LAN as your neighbors and landlord. That would mean they have access to your computer or indeed anything connected to your router either wired or wireless.

 

 

 

The way I laid out doing it with connecting to the 'WAN' port of the router means you have a firewall in place, stopping anyone from being able to access your devices as they are 'hidden' on your own private LAN.... 


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  #1498315 24-Feb-2016 09:21
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 Thanks again tangerz. As you said " they have access to your computer or indeed anything connected to your router either wired or wireless"; would that put devices in my apartment at risk. If so, can I avoid this.

 

Thanks :)


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Ultimate Geek


  #1498332 24-Feb-2016 09:43
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So while its good that you got it working, perhaps treat it is as a temporary solution and when you are able have some more attempts to get it set up as per tangerz's suggestion.

 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  #1498418 24-Feb-2016 12:13
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seeker123:

 

 Thanks again tangerz. As you said " they have access to your computer or indeed anything connected to your router either wired or wireless"; would that put devices in my apartment at risk. If so, can I avoid this.

 

Thanks :)

 

 

 

 

Yes it would put your devices at risk in (at least) a couple of ways. First, if anyone connected to the same LAN (ie your neighbors/landlord) wanted to, they would have access to your devices. Now the chances are that none of your neighbors/landlord are that way inclined, but it's still a threat. The bigger threat is that if one of their devices is hacked/compromised, that hacked device now has easy access to YOUR devices!

 

The easiest way to protect yourself is to do the setup just as I outlined in the posts above, with your router connected via the WAN port which means you have a firewall. This is what protects your network from anyone 'outside' trying to access your devices.

 

 

 

Perhaps think of it like this. The WAN port on your router is like the locked front door of your house. It means YOU get to decide who can come in and get to your stuff (devices). The LAN ports of your router are like the open back door of your house. Anyone can come in and get to your stuff (devices) as they please.

 

 

 

So here is the setup again, with the extra 5a-5c steps included:

 

 

 

1 - Reboot both the PC and the router.

2 - Connect the PC network port to one of the 'LAN' ports on the router.

3 - Login to the router web management page. Open a browser and enter 192.168.1.1 Username/password will be vodafone/vodafone or user/user or admin/admin (or similar)

4 - Find the 'Internet Setup' or 'WAN Setup' (or similar) You want to set this to 'Ethernet' as the connection and 'Automatic - DHCP' for the configuration. Save these settings.

5 - Login to the management interface again and change the login password to something different (and stronger!)

 

5a - Find the 'LAN Setup' or 'Router Address' (or similar) page. Change the address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.5.1 (could be anything 2-254. I just randomly chose 5)

 

5b - Reboot router and computer.

 

5c - Login to the router at the new address of 192.168.5.1 The password is whatever you set in step 5. (This is just to check that you have reset the router to the new address)

 

6 - Now connect an ethernet cable from the provided (Orcon) network port to the 'WAN' port on the router.

 

7 - Reboot the router and you should be good to go.



There are other things should do too like set up the wireless security. That can be done from the web management pages as well. Use WPA2 - PSK with a strong password.




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Wannabe Geek


#1498434 24-Feb-2016 12:24
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Great Stuff tangerz. Highly appreciate your response. I'll give it a shot again today.

 

You guys are great help. 


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Ultimate Geek


  #1498437 24-Feb-2016 12:34
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No worries. Let us know how you get on and if you run into any problems.


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