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kiwirock
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  #885044 26-Aug-2013 22:52
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matt17: Hmmm....maybe I should haul it out again. I did manage to turn off DHCP. I'm confused about the IP though - shall I just choose something like 192.168.1.50 and then plug it all in?


If your D-Link is in the 192.168.1.X range yes. If you want to administer it that is. It doesn't even really need an IP on the local network to work as a Wi-Fi/LAN bridge. That's only so you can get in to the web administration page to set security and channel etc...

Yeah give it a whirl. I did have it working exactly the way you want. My mates place I installed a long range Wi-Fi link to. They had the Huawei there and I plugged it in so they could still have local Wi-Fi on a different channel, connected all up using ethernet to my gear. They moved and it became redundant so I ended up with teh Huawei (it get's anoying to me when people say it'll be handy to you so you get rid of it). It's been collecting dust like printer in my roof every since.

If it still throws a spat let me know and I'll pull the one here out and double check the configuration I had it set for. But there was nothing to do with bridging it on it unless there's a more advanced admin logon for tech's with another set of configuration settings -  nothing I bothered with anyway.

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matt17

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  #885046 26-Aug-2013 22:55
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Right - will give it a go now. Will have to go offline to connect the internet feed to the Huawei...back soon with a report - hopefully from the Huawei sending wireless signal to the iMac!

kiwirock
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  #885048 26-Aug-2013 23:01
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It should all work with the DHCP off.

I've just pulled out the old one, without changing the IP range, and just plugged it in to my Mikrotik router via ethernet (LAN port). I can surf the web on my iPod Touch through it fine except I can't get in to the admin unless I change the IP of the Huawei to one on my LAN. My Mikrotik hands out DHCP and it worked through the Huawei to my iPod Touch (wireless).


Cheers,
Gavin.



matt17

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  #885049 26-Aug-2013 23:03
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Wa-hey!! It worked. Can't quite understand how given that the 'DSL Indicator' light has not yet done anything other than blink (which indicates either 'ADSL synchronization in progress' or 'ADSL connection is in process'. Apparently it needs to be lit solidly for the 'ADSL connection to be in good condition".

Oh well - it works - thanks so much for you help!

matt17

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  #885051 26-Aug-2013 23:04
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If I need to login to change the SSID/password etc - I assume I need to link the Huawei to the iMac using an ethernet cable - then login using the same 192.168.1.1?

kiwirock
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  #885054 26-Aug-2013 23:10
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matt17: If I need to login to change the SSID/password etc - I assume I need to link the Huawei to the iMac using an ethernet cable - then login using the same 192.168.1.1?


You should be able to login from the Wi-Fi I think.

The ADSL light will flash because it's not plugged in to a phone line to talk to the Telecom ADSL gear at the exchange. This doesn't matter, because you're not using the phone/ADSL port. You're only using the Wi-Fi and LAN ports to get to the D-Link which already has ADSL connectivity. As someone also mentioned, You can't have two ADSL modems connected to the phone line. But that's fine, you're not using the phone line on it so just ignore the ADSL light on the Huawei.

matt17

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  #885055 26-Aug-2013 23:11
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Ah - thanks for that explanation. 

Thanks again for providing the info that saw me give it one more go! Much appreciated.

Matthew



kiwirock
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  #885056 26-Aug-2013 23:15
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No worries. Hate to see people waste money instead of recycling existing goods :o)

kiwirock
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  #885058 26-Aug-2013 23:29
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matt17: If I need to login to change the SSID/password etc - I assume I need to link the Huawei to the iMac using an ethernet cable - then login using the same 192.168.1.1?


Just make sure the Huawei and D-Link don't have the same IP address, or you'll have intermittent problems with them conflicting with each other.

Cheers.


matt17

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  #885059 26-Aug-2013 23:31
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Just checked the IP of the Huawei - it's listed as 192.168.1.112.  Should that remain constant given that DHCP in the Huawei is turned off? 

I'm guessing the D-Link has something more normal like 192.168.1.1.



kiwirock
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  #885061 26-Aug-2013 23:36
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matt17: Just checked the IP of the Huawei - it's listed as 192.168.1.112.  Should that remain constant given that DHCP in the Huawei is turned off? 

I'm guessing the D-Link has something more normal like 192.168.1.1.




Your guess should be probably right. I've never seen a D-Link use anything else except 192.168.X.1 or 192.168.X.2 or in a completely different range normally such as 10.0.0.X.

I'm not sure if the Huawei can obtain an IP by DHCP from the D-Link. I think you'll find it's static and won't change. I could be wrong but I've put my Huawei away again. Even if it does get it by DHCP from the D-Link, that's fine... either way it won't be conflicting with much on 192.168.1.112 unless you have another device set static to that. Which I doubt.


Cheers.

matt17

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  #885062 26-Aug-2013 23:37
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Awesome - thanks heaps. Will run with it for a few days and see how it all goes. 

webwat
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  #886544 29-Aug-2013 14:39
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matt17: Hmmm....maybe I should haul it out again. I did manage to turn off DHCP. I'm confused about the IP though - shall I just choose something like 192.168.1.50 and then plug it all in?

I've wasted heaps of time on this and am just about at the end of my rope with that damn white box!


You need to ensure the router's IP address is different from both the modem and the time capsule thing, and from anything else that could be used in future. I tend to choose something like 192.168.1.253, but its best to be in the same range of IP numbers so that you can configure it easily if you need to.

Since you have the Huawei there, might as well use the cable to the imac if you aren't moving the imac around, since the cable works better and faster.




Time to find a new industry!


matt17

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  #886674 29-Aug-2013 18:03
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Ok - how do I set a static IP for the Huawei? Does turning off DHCP in the Huawei have this effect?

When I check my IP address is the iMac's 'Network' preference pane, it does seem to be moving around. It's currently at 192.168.1.104 - I'm sure the other day it was .112.

Also - how do I check the IP addresses of  the Time Capsule? I think the D-Link seems static at 192.168.1.1 as if I enter that into a browser, it brings up the D-Link's login page. 

The internet feed from the D-Link currently enters the Huawei (via ethernet cable) - can I simply use a spare ethernet port on the Huawei and link it to the iMac using a cable?



PJ48
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  #886687 29-Aug-2013 18:56
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If you connect an ethernet cable from another port on the Huawei, then you will get the fastest possible internet connection. You will also then have a LAN connection all the way back to your Time Capsule (via Huawei and D-link) and that should speed up your Time Machine backups considerably. If you are connected via ethernet, then you ought to be able to "see" the Time Capsule when you start up Airport utility (even though you are out of wireless range) as it will find it through the LAN. If you are using Airport Utility 6.3 then you just have to click once on the image of the Time Capsule, and it will tell you what the IP address of it is.

If for some reason you can't see the Time Capsule through the LAN, then you should possibly route your ethernet cable to the Huawei from one of the spare ports on the Time Capsule instead of the D-link.

cheers

Peter

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