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# 205351 9-Nov-2016 20:46
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After realising that the HG659b is not suitable in my home as a router, I have tried turning it into an access point as it did have pretty decent wireless strength. I'm having issues with this however, when I have the HG659b enabled all the websites are resolving to the "not connected to the internet" page on the HG659b, regardless of where the device is connected to the network (either through my switch, the other AP or the HG659b itself). I have disabled the DHCP server on the HG659b. Using a Windows machine, I ran an ipconfig /display dns and it resolves to 192.168.1.2, which is the address that that I gave my HG659b. Can anyone advise on this at all? Thanks in advance.


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  # 1666870 9-Nov-2016 20:47
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How is the HG659 connected to your network?




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  # 1666879 9-Nov-2016 20:56
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So it looks something like this:

 

Router > Switch > APs and wired devices.

 

HG659b is connected to the switch.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1666881 9-Nov-2016 21:04
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Sorry if this is teaching you to suck eggs, but the ethernet cable is connected to a LAN port of the Huawei, not the WAN port?




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  # 1666883 9-Nov-2016 21:10
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Yes it's through the LAN port not a WAN port.

 

I've done extensive tests of these (as a router) and with my household usage it usually just freezes up after 36-48 hours (with a lack of better description). I have tested 2 other HG659bs and found similar issues so I doubt that it is isolated to my unit. Right now I'm routing using a D-Link DSL-2544 that I borrowed from my friend and Its been worry free for the last 2 weeks. I'm starting to wonder if my HG659b is just a faulty unit, or if these units are just not reliable enough for anything more than a light usage household.

 

Edit: My internet connection is through fibre, if this is of any help at all.


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  # 1666890 9-Nov-2016 21:21
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Double check your running the newest firmware for your isp, the earlier builds did have heavy wifi issues.

 

 





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  # 1666907 9-Nov-2016 21:34
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Confirmed running latest firmware. Also, the wireless portion has no issues, it's the DNS thats causing problems.


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  # 1666948 9-Nov-2016 21:51
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I'm not familiar enough with the HG659 options, but is there an option for DNS forwarding, or specifying a gateway or local DNS?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1667158 10-Nov-2016 09:24
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it may be that DHCP from the dlink isnt passing though the 695's wifi ?
or the HG isnt disabling DHCP on wifi
or the laptop/whatever hasnt renewed its IP . run ipconig /reset , ipconfig /renew . Then check DHCP settings in the laptops
network settings (there may be a static DNS setup)

 

given that you said it was unreliable anyway...... perhaps save some hassle & ditch it.
Specs say its a WiFi 802.11ac (3x3) ,very nice , if it worked :-)




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  # 1667391 10-Nov-2016 14:21
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Theres no setting to point the DNS once you turn off the DHCP server. I tried setting it before turning off DHCP and it didn't change anything. Yes the wireless capabilities of the HG659b was excellent, its really a pity that it won't function as an AP. At this point I've tried everything I could and basically given up.


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  # 1673886 18-Nov-2016 21:53
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Sorry this is a bit late as an answer to your question but when I first got one of those devices it continually returned the Spark/Xtra setup page until I had walked through their setup. After that it served up requested pages properly. It's a one-time setup thing, but I'm sorry I can't remember if there was a quick way to bypass it.

 

Presumably because the thread has gone quiet you have solved your issue by now.

 

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  # 1673891 18-Nov-2016 22:16
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darkspearxz:

 

After realising that the HG659b is not suitable in my home as a router, I have tried turning it into an access point as it did have pretty decent wireless strength. I'm having issues with this however, when I have the HG659b enabled all the websites are resolving to the "not connected to the internet" page on the HG659b, regardless of where the device is connected to the network (either through my switch, the other AP or the HG659b itself). I have disabled the DHCP server on the HG659b. Using a Windows machine, I ran an ipconfig /display dns and it resolves to 192.168.1.2, which is the address that that I gave my HG659b. Can anyone advise on this at all? Thanks in advance.

 

 

The only thing the HG659b seems to do reliably is act as a bridge for a good router. 

Mine has been stable for over two months. When it was anything other than a bridge I had to reboot the thing every 2-3 days. 





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  # 1676202 23-Nov-2016 16:18
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Thanks for the help guys, I've given up on the unit for the moment after trying basically everything in the book. I'll be looking for a replacement AP in the near future.


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