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Topic # 160160 26-Dec-2014 16:25
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I haven't managed to figure this out the entire year so I thought I'd ask the clever people here

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  Reply # 1204096 26-Dec-2014 16:43
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Are you talking about setting a static ip on a client device connected to the huawei? The same way you would do on any client device, under the network properties of the network card.. You'll want to assign one outside the DHCP range of .64-253

Or change the IP address of the huawei which would be under Basic -> LAN





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  Reply # 1204097 26-Dec-2014 16:53
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static IP of a device connected to the modem.

ok will try and follow what you suggested.

thing is on my older routers I can assign a static IP thru the router config.

can I just set permanent lease on the router?

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  Reply # 1204098 26-Dec-2014 16:54
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http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/34713/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDE5NTY1ODQ3L3NpZC9RcE82c1FhbQ%3D%3D

as said above assign your clients IP's less than .64. You do that on the client.

or as per the link select a lease time of permanent. there is a downfall to that though as you could fill up your DHCP pool



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  Reply # 1204109 26-Dec-2014 16:56
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ok I thkn i'll set permanent lease for now. bcos we only have a few devices and not many guests coming thru our house. one day i'll try the client setting. trying to use Unified Remote app ;p

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  Reply # 1204130 26-Dec-2014 17:26
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Ah right, static lease is what you were after :p



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  Reply # 1204133 26-Dec-2014 17:34
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Sorry ... I no speak router

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  Reply # 1206394 31-Dec-2014 11:39
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Hi,

I too have just got a Spark supplied vdsl Huawei HG630b & would like to assign a static IP address to PCs on my home network/LAN.

I tried the suggested assigning a "Permanent Lease" via Basic > DHCPv4 Server window copied below. I put in IP address of the laptop(on wireless/LAN) I wanted as a Static IP address into the Start & End IP address but left DHCP server enabled. But this bumped daughters laptop off the LAN and prevented another laptop connecting to wireless/LAN. The laptop I was on and had tried to set Static IP address for also could not login to HG630b admin page. Logged into admin on the HG630b via phone on wireless and set IP start & end to default, removed Permanent Lease and it is all working again??

 

     

  1. What did I do wrong?
  2. Did you get it to work?
  3. Even if this works you appear to only get one option for setting a static IP for one LAN PC!

 


BUT I did notice when I logged into admin page on HG630b that all other devices on LAN Status > LAN > Ethernet now have permanent under their "Lease Duration". So maybe now these devices have Static IP addresses? and I hope new devices logging into LAN will get remaining free IP addresses automatically?

I will have a play to see if this is indeed the case.

PS. Rang Spark Broadband helpdesk and the guy I talked to had the same modem and hadn't seen an obvious way to set static IP addresses. He gave me Huawei helpdesk numbers which after several automated selections helpfully told me to Login to the routers admin page (LOL).
I am checking out to see if I can get my excellent but ADSL Asus DSL-N55U N600 to work in bridge mode with the Huawei HG630b. 

Cheers
dave

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  Reply # 1206397 31-Dec-2014 11:49
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the start and end addresses in that picture are the first and last addresses that the router will use to hand out IP addresses automatically ie the DHCP address pool, there is no need to touch that.

go into the laptop and assign the laptop a IP address manually to a address that is outside the address pool

there is no way to set a static address on the modem, you can only set the DCHP address to permanent, which i dont consider to be a static address

what i would do i add 192.169.1.64 into the start address, 192.168.1.253 into the end address, and you can if you wish tick the permanent lease box, then go into the devices you want static addresses on and input it to a value less then 192.168.1.64 ie 192.168.1.10 if you need help doing this post up the version of windows you are running and we can find a walk through guide

why do you need static addresses anyways?


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  Reply # 1206401 31-Dec-2014 11:52
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The settings on the Spark provided wireless routers are confusing and more or less rubbish.
Turn off the wireless side of the router and connect a decent wireless access point (from my experience don't get a TPlink access point!) and go from there.

Telecom send those things out for a reason, they're cheap.
I have spoken to a Spark IT guy, he has one, and he hates it.

Just my two cents

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  Reply # 1206406 31-Dec-2014 11:56
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for 90% of the pepole who get ISP routers they are more than ok. but your post has nothing at all to do with any of the issues posted above. the provided routers can do all that's being asked above



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  Reply # 1206407 31-Dec-2014 12:01
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NZSpides: Telecom send those things out for a reason, they're cheap.
I have spoken to a Spark IT guy, he has one, and he hates it.

Just my two cents


cheap doesn't mean it's bad.
random goss/banter over coffee of hatred of something/someone doesn't mean that thing/person's any worse than the gossiper to be honest!

so we are still none the wiser from this post ;p

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  Reply # 1206409 31-Dec-2014 12:01
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Jase, I take your point.

However you had already answered the question, so there would little point in adding to the conversation.
I thought I would add to the discussion what I have discovered in the past.
If you don't see my suggestions or comments useful, ignore them, unlike I have your comments.

Happy new year for tonight. :-)



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  Reply # 1206410 31-Dec-2014 12:04
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it's like saying misubishis are cheap don't buy them, go buy a BMW ... well i'd love to!



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  Reply # 1206413 31-Dec-2014 12:21
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NZSpides: The settings on the Spark provided wireless routers are confusing and more or less rubbish.
Turn off the wireless side of the router and connect a decent wireless access point (from my experience don't get a TPlink access point!) and go from there.

Telecom send those things out for a reason, they're cheap.
I have spoken to a Spark IT guy, he has one, and he hates it.

Just my two cents


hey actually i take that back - i recall calling telecom about troubleshooting their routers and the guy on the phone told me to get a TP-Link or a Netgear from Harvey Norman! i am not kidding.

but doesn't mean it's actually bad - but maybe it's an easy answer to give on the phone ... [just like a Lancer vs a M3]

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  Reply # 1206420 31-Dec-2014 12:39
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NZSpides: Jase, I take your point.

However you had already answered the question, so there would little point in adding to the conversation.
I thought I would add to the discussion what I have discovered in the past.
If you don't see my suggestions or comments useful, ignore them, unlike I have your comments.

Happy new year for tonight. :-)


but they are not asking for opinions on the router, they are asking how to do something with the router, which you can do. if the router couldnt do it then yea maybe recomend them something that can do it

i have a telecom supplied Thompson VDSL router and its been great, i dont need to spend any money to get a router that i wouldnt use any more functions that the Thompson has. So it would be a waste of money.

as above its like you asking how to change the radio station on your mitsi, and me saying you should buy a lexus so you can use the bluetooth function cause the mitsi has a confusing layout for changing the station. misses the point.

they have asked a simple question, we have answered it, not much more to it than that

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