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Query regarding the 4g lte wireless b525 router that comes with the 500gb plan

choppaa

I am seriuously looking at this plan, but since i prefer the features of my home router, can i set the huewai b525 router into bridging mode just to provide a single connection to connect to my current router.

 

also it appears that 4g antennaes are optional extra for the b525 router.  Where can i get them for optimal reception/reliability?

 

regards

choppa

Re: Query regarding the 4g lte wireless b525 router that comes with the 500gb plan

Davelew

Hi

I was hoping someone would come forward with an answer on this. I am away often in a caravan and use smart DNS to watch overseas content and need to be able to connect my own router to enable me to set my own DNS addresses and add static routes.

I can't see why you shouldn't be able to as you can with a Optus modem on home broadband but a definite answer would be good.

 

Dave


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Re: Query regarding the 4g lte wireless b525 router that comes with the 500gb plan

Davelew

Hi

Thought you may be interested, today I played around to see if I could use my old Vivid wireless modem, a Huawei B315, and attach an old Netgear N600 to use as the router.

I plugged an ethernet cable nto LAN1 on the B315 and into the WAN on the Netgear.   Logged into the Netgear router on my browser and clicked on the Internet Box as no internet connection.   Was asked if I wanted the router to check my settings and within a minute all good.

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Dave


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Re: Query regarding the 4g lte wireless b525 router that comes with the 500gb plan

Customer2119

But did you do anything to the Wireless router?

 

If not you would be doing double NAT - ie your NetGear's external IP is an internal IP adress given by the Huawei. If you have a true bridge, then the Netgear would be getting an Optus IP address.

 

This would work fine for most things, but might give you trouble in some situations, eg opening a port to a specific machine, maybe some VOIP applications etc.

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