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kapitikarl

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#275892 15-Sep-2020 16:22
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Hi All,

 

I am in the process of tethering a third router in my home. I currently have two Asus Routers that are tethered (an RT-AC88U and an RT-AV87U). Used the following you tube video to do this successfully. https://youtu.be/J5QJb3O19zI 

 

I am currently on a rural wireless network but have an old Spark HG659B which I have never used back in the days when I was living in the city and enjoying a gigabit connection. Trying to add this Spark router has been problematic and I am not sure if I have done anything wrong or there is something hard coded into the router.

 

In short, I have this third router set up as 192.168.1.3 - DHCP is switched off - LAN cable is going to a LAN port and not the WAN, and the IP I am using is available (ensured the range of my main router does not include it).

 

The odd thing that is happening now is that regardless of what wired or wireless device connects to my network, the device opens up an MSFS webpage and asks for me to log into Spark.

 

 

 

Is there a setting on the Spark router I have missed?

 

Is it hard coded and thus nothing I can do about it?

 

 

 

Open to suggestions. Be warned I am a complete novice at this so please dumb down any answers if you can.

 

 

 

Many thanks,

 

K


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Spyware
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  #2565498 15-Sep-2020 17:44
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It's normal behaviour for Spark issue HG659 as WAN interface is disconnected. Either bin it (best option) or connect via WAN and double NAT.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


kapitikarl

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  #2565505 15-Sep-2020 18:05
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Spent another wasted hour on it - binned. What a piece of junk!


 
 
 
 


RunningMan
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  #2565509 15-Sep-2020 18:23
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It's not that it's a piece of junk, but you are asking it to do something (act as an AP) that it was never designed for.  It's a router, not a wireless access point which is really what you need.


nztim
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  #2565525 15-Sep-2020 18:55
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RunningMan:

It's not that it's a piece of junk, but you are asking it to do something (act as an AP) that it was never designed for.  It's a router, not a wireless access point which is really what you need.



As per my post on his other thread, Aruba AP11D would meet his needs

only router that I have seen that can truly act as just as an access point is the netcomm NF4V which when factory reset bridges all ports together including the WAN

kapitikarl

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  #2565876 16-Sep-2020 12:53
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Hi,

 

Appreciate that I am using it beyond its ability or pupose. My description of it as junk is more historical with this being the final nail in the coffin. There is reason why the router remained in its box and I favoured using other routers. Probably also a reason why I often saw these routers being sold on trademe.

 

 

 

Cheers,


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