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  # 2235916 13-May-2019 12:50
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smidon:

 

@antoniosk thank you and I'll get back to you in a sec.

 

But first, the device query as above ..

 

4 x WLAN devices

 

7 x connected devices 

 

 

Right, that's showing currently connected devices.

 

 

 

Please retry those steps next time you have issues as that's probably in the evening when family is home etc.





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  # 2235924 13-May-2019 13:03
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Yep

 

I have to go (to work), thank you everyone for your input so far. 

 

I'm not sure how I can trace the various ethernet wires as they all look the same - the modem is not adjacent to the patch panel.  I will take a close look at the panel this evening and revert to this thread.

 

One thing (which might be critical in terms of these various wires) should I consider moving the Huawei modem into the understairs cupboard where the panel is - and presumably turn off the Huawei's wifi?  

 

Thanks all, D


 
 
 
 


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  # 2235926 13-May-2019 13:07
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smidon:

 

Yep

 

I have to go (to work), thank you everyone for your input so far. 

 

I'm not sure how I can trace the various ethernet wires as they all look the same - the modem is not adjacent to the patch panel.  I will take a close look at the panel this evening and revert to this thread.

 

One thing (which might be critical in terms of these various wires) should I consider moving the Huawei modem into the understairs cupboard where the panel is - and presumably turn off the Huawei's wifi?  

 

Thanks all, D

 

 

I wont complicate matters, but you said the 5Ghz wasnt very good, can you use the Airport Extreme as the wifi device, and have it close enough to the CCu to maximise that?




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  # 2235967 13-May-2019 13:17
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tdgeek:

 

I wont complicate matters, but you said the 5Ghz wasnt very good, can you use the Airport Extreme as the wifi device, and have it close enough to the CCu to maximise that?

 

 

Well, yes I could.  The Extreme powers the upstairs of the house.  But this would generate teenage rebellion as the upstairs of the house would go dark. Which is why the Extreme is there.

 

Similar unpalatable resolution is, as i first intended, to swap the ATV3 and CCu from TV to TV.  This would send the ATV3 (loved by daughter) to the "wrong" end of the house LOL.

 

But the CCu would then be right beside the Apple Express (not the Extreme) and I could attach the CCu to strong 5G wifi (or the ethernet the ATV3 uses) plus of course have my iPad on that 5G network too.

 

I would be able to watch SS, but not in peace!


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  # 2235975 13-May-2019 13:33
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smidon:

 

tdgeek:

 

I wont complicate matters, but you said the 5Ghz wasnt very good, can you use the Airport Extreme as the wifi device, and have it close enough to the CCu to maximise that?

 

 

Well, yes I could.  The Extreme powers the upstairs of the house.  But this would generate teenage rebellion as the upstairs of the house would go dark. Which is why the Extreme is there.

 

Similar unpalatable resolution is, as i first intended, to swap the ATV3 and CCu from TV to TV.  This would send the ATV3 (loved by daughter) to the "wrong" end of the house LOL.

 

But the CCu would then be right beside the Apple Express (not the Extreme) and I could attach the CCu to strong 5G wifi (or the ethernet the ATV3 uses) plus of course have my iPad on that 5G network too.

 

I would be able to watch SS, but not in peace!

 

 

My downstairs Extreme covers the house, although its smaller than yours at 283 and newer (2011), so perhaps less dense walls. A LARGE part of the monthly 700GB will be hers, but yes, rebellion best to be avoided. Be good if you can test run it over near range 5Ghz though. As well as higher speed, the more important issue is 5Ghz is less populated.

 

As I type this, my iPad, upstairs with me is still on 5Ghz, the Extreme is downstairs, central but to one side, I am on that same side upstairs right now, all bars

 

In fact I just walked down to the 15yo room, the room next to hers, which is one room further from the Extreme, and its still on 5Ghz, 2 bars of 3. That room is upstairs at one end of the house, opposite side of the Extreme, so thats pretty good.




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  # 2235991 13-May-2019 13:54
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TDgeek you've got a point I think.  I've essentially got three spaces, downstairs front, downstairs back and upstairs.  Right now the Extreme is upstairs, the Express downstairs front (with ATV & preferred/biggest TV) and the Huawei downstairs back with the 2nd TV and the CCu.

 

I know (as I'd moved it and forgot to turn it back on) that without the Extreme the upstairs coverage is rubbish.  But what I don't know is, what if the Extreme is downstairs back?  If that worked (upstairs coverage), I could LAN it to the Huawei, turn off the Huawei wifi, and maybe this will resolve the CCu issue (if not the DHCP issue).

 

I'll give it a try later.  And take a close look at the patch panel wiring.


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  # 2236093 13-May-2019 16:22
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Can you photograph the patch panel/cabinet and post the photo here?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2237023 14-May-2019 22:12
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As others have said - critical first step is to make sure that the Chorus ONT is connected via patch panel direct to the WAN port on the Huawei. You can then use one of the LAN ports on the Huawei to connect to the TP-Link switch, that can then feed whatever other ports you need on the patch panel for the rest of the house.




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  # 2238242 15-May-2019 10:58
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Thanks guys

 

Yes agree.  I'm busy ATM but will take a pic of the patch panel when I can.  Bear in mind all the wires look the same (the white Chorus line terminates upstairs in some box of theirs and is then brought down to the patch panel & TD Link through one of the many CAT06 cables.  They all look the same.  The Chorus guys and my sparky worked on setting it up.

 

And I do have good ethernet connections through the house so is it reasonable to assume that aspect (initial connection to the ONT) must be working?

 

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  # 2238280 15-May-2019 11:32
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When you have the time, attach labels to all the blue Cat6 cables at the patch panel.

While viewing the Huawai Home Network / LAN interface page you will see what is directly connected to the router. Should only show one 1000 Mbps connection if you are using a separate box to distribute ethernet links around the house. On the / LAN devices page you will see what is connected. This list is limited to 32 devices and it does not forget them so any visiting device bumps the number up. A reboot is required to clear this list.

You could disconnect each Cat6 feed in turn, reboot router and see what device(s) dropped off and mark the cable appropriately. A pain but you should only need to do it once. Alternatively have some watch the ethernet active light on the remote device and see which disconnected cable kills that link.




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  # 2238293 15-May-2019 11:55
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Scotdownunder: When you have the time, attach labels to all the blue Cat6 cables at the patch panel.

While viewing the Huawai Home Network / LAN interface page you will see what is directly connected to the router. Should only show one 1000 Mbps connection if you are using a separate box to distribute ethernet links around the house. On the / LAN devices page you will see what is connected. This list is limited to 32 devices and it does not forget them so any visiting device bumps the number up. A reboot is required to clear this list.

 

Thanks Scotdownunder  This reboot you talk of, do you mean a hard (power button off) reboot of the Huawei?


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