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#309295 6-Oct-2023 11:14
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Hey, I'm on 2 degrees wireless broadband as theres no fibre etc where I am. The speed that I'm getting is tolerable, but the 2degrees router (Huawei B535) is pretty limited in what it can do (especially in regards parental controls).


My idea is to use the Huawei as a 'modem' (probably wrong terminology) and an old Asus DSL-AC68u that I have as the wireless router.


I've wired them together and it works fine, but the Asus is just acting as an access point so I cant set the parental controls on the Asus. 


At this point my knowledge of routers etc is all used up unfortunately....


So - can someone please give me some ideas about how to configure the secondary Asus as a separate network (I assume thats what I need to do anyway) so that I can use its parental controls?






PS Option B was to buy a separate router to connect to the 2 degrees wifi network but they say you have to use their 4g router... in reality will they actually know/care if I used another one?

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  #3143612 6-Oct-2023 14:18
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Does the Huawei B535 have a"bridge" mode?


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  #3143622 6-Oct-2023 14:29
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BadCo: Does the Huawei B535 have a"bridge" mode?



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  #3143635 6-Oct-2023 15:05
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Think I've manged to solve my own problem. Sort of.


Once I turned off DHCP on the Asus and gave it a static IP, I could access the Asus's home page.


Unfortunately the Asus doesnt have the kind of parental controls I want(!) - I was sure it had them when I last used it about 5 years ago...


Guess its time to get a new router. The TP link AX1500 or AX1800 look to be good value....




I'm still interested to know if 2 degrees would know/care if I swapped their router for one of my own?

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  #3143640 6-Oct-2023 15:33
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I'm still interested to know if 2 degrees would know/care if I swapped their router for one of my own?



You can't the Fixed wireless SIM card is locked to the IMEI range of your router.



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