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Topic # 225810 6-Dec-2017 18:35
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I posted earlier about my connectivity issues with the Fibre X.

 

One issue was resolved with a static IP that I now have.

 

Vodafone will only provide it free for a year. But the internet is finally stable.

 

The internet is staying on but I still get cutouts from time to time and the little yellow triange over my internet Icon on the laptop.

 

I am plugged into the router with 10/100 cable.

 

I believe the issue is with the Vodafone router.

 

I am not able to set a DHCP scope in the Vodafone grey router. If I set any dhcp scope in the router, no device will connect that does not have a static IP, unless I'm doing something wrong.

 

Vodafone have already replaced it and set me new firmware which installed successfully.

 

But it did not fix the DHCP issue.

 

Both the routers also will not retain the device password I set, even though I apply the settings.

 

If the routers are powered off then the only way to login to the router is with the default password that is on the bottom of the router.

 

Before the change over I used to have my own router. Never had problems setting DHCP scopes before.

 

I like to set them at 100/200 and set the lease time to forever.

 

Unfortunately my current router is not configured for fibre X

 

Whether it be the DNS or DHCP issues with the vodafone router, my connection is still worse than what it was before.

 

Can anyone recommend a router brand that will do the job.

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1914027 6-Dec-2017 18:41
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I'm in Hornby and do not have this issue. My best suggestion would be resetting your router? Is that the hg659?

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  Reply # 1914028 6-Dec-2017 18:49
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is that the new ULTRA-HUB its grey and 3 - 5 lights on the front  POWER INTERNET WIFI PHONE MOBILE

 

 






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1914030 6-Dec-2017 19:08
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Continuing the first thread may have saved some confusion maybe.

 

Try an Edgerouter 4 when it gets to NZ.





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  Reply # 1914170 6-Dec-2017 23:13
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Hi
Its a Vodafone Ultra hub - no model number anywhere
I reset it twice


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  Reply # 1914175 7-Dec-2017 00:22
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Try manually set dns server worKs for me while with voda befoRe


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  Reply # 1914260 7-Dec-2017 07:36
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OP, can you make it clear each time what device you are talking about your grey Technicolor modem or the ultrahub router because it to me at least is difficult to determine what you mean from your statements. For example you say they have already replaced it but you do not say what the it is is it the modem or is it the router.




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  Reply # 1915656 9-Dec-2017 13:34
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Hi

 

Sorry, its the Vodafone Ultra Hub (Router) but vodafone did replace the grey technicolour modem also.

 

I will try the DNS suggestion. 

 

But I should be able to set up a DHCP scope in the router, and set the lease time to forever.

 

 


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  Reply # 1915857 9-Dec-2017 23:40
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Why do you need an eternal DHCP lease?


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  Reply # 1915896 10-Dec-2017 09:08
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Why do you want to change the DHCP scope?

 

Any possible answers are pretty much cancelled out by using the correct approach - setting static IP's on local devices.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1924027 23-Dec-2017 12:06
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sbiddle:

Why do you want to change the DHCP scope?


Any possible answers are pretty much cancelled out by using the correct approach - setting static IP's on local devices.


 


 



I would also like to add if in this case the device was a laptop and setting a static IP on the interface would also cause issues if the device was to be used outside the network.

Basically fix one problem and cause another.







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  Reply # 1931079 5-Jan-2018 22:51
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I sometimes want to connect cell phones and other devices.

 

I set a scope range because I can limit what devices connect dynamically.

 

The internet is lost briefly when the lease renews so I always set it to forever.

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1931100 5-Jan-2018 23:52
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If you set to forever, depending on the size of the scope and how many devices have ever connected perhaps your router is running out of addresses?

 

Lease renewal should not cause the Internet to disappear. Make sure the device where this happens have updated drivers (if it's a Windows PC).





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  Reply # 1931251 6-Jan-2018 13:51
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The issue with crap routers and long lease times is that the router will often not remember what it has given out, and if you reboot the router give the same IP out to another device. I have mine here set to 10 mins and have never seen a loss of connectivity because of DHCP renewal, somethine else is causing the problem for you.





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  Reply # 1931615 7-Jan-2018 08:32
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I own a TP-link Archer C7, and although that worked fine with the Vodafone 50Mbps cable service, on FibreX I kept getting connectivity issues with a number of streaming TV services being unable to consistently stream. The Huawei HG659 that Vodafone supplied did not seem to have these issues, but has inferior WiFi coverage throughout our house. I have recently flashed my TP-Link Archer C7 with LEDE firmware, which is a fork of OpenWRT. I have absolutely no problems streaming now, have better WiFi coverage and don't need to restart my router.

 

If your router is supported, and you can do VLAN tagging with it, I'd go for some decent 3rd party router software like DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT, or one of their variants. That might fix your issues. At the least it's worth a try (as long as you don't brick your router).

 

Have a look at this article: https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/04/how-to-choose-the-best-firmware-to-supercharge-your-wi-fi-router/

 

 


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