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Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

Can anyone let me know if it is possible to telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply and if you can could you please let me know and also include the following:

a) Device model (full as per the model number on the underside/back of the device)

b) Firmware of the modem/router

c) Telnet port used

 

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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

@AndrewC1  If no one can answer in Yes Crowd,  I would ask in whirlpool

I am an Optus user.
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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

@Tigers1719I just asked on whirlpool about telnet with my AC800S to see if it is possible and if not  (or I do not get a reply by Friday arvo) I will spend a few hours investigating if the Optus B525 and/or B818 support telnet with the latest firmware and if it does then see if I can buy one outright or on gumtree or ebay on the weekend.

 

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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

Finally bit the bullet yesterday and bought the Optus B818-263 outright and found I do not need telenet access to disable or enabel upload/download bands.

So far I have found on the PC the LTE H-Monitor allows you to change bands on the following screen (https://ltehmonitor.github.io/)

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On Android you can do the same on the huaCtrl app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=TheCoder&hl=en_AU)

 

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I have locked my B818 to B1 and now reliably get between 8 and 11Mbps for the last 3 hours as the closest tower has a faulty B40 (2300Mhz band). Apparently the apps work on allot of the Haawei modems, so give them a go if you need to block bands. The do NOT work on the AC800S!!!!

The apps allow allow you lock in a band, which you can then do a download test and see if the band is acceptable or not. I do not know what speed I should be getting on each band.

 

Hope this is of help if someone needs to lock out bands on a Huawei modem.

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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

You might want to check out the ACMA website to see which frequencies Optus has on your local towers.

Locking your device to only 1 band means you're losing the potential for CA mode and higher speeds. Just lock out the problem bands rather than locking to just 1 band.
I realise you know that already but I've found that certain bands seem to slow down more than others, perhaps older devices can't use all the bands. Eg b8 seems to lack bandwidth anyway but I find b1 is also a problem locally.
CA doesn't always activate as quickly as you might expect it to though.
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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

Huawei B818 Download Speed Trouble Shooting Guide

Based on past experience Optus support will not be able to help if you have download issues on any 4G modem and will refer you to Optus generic support pages that

1) Log into the B818 and do the following

a) Click on the "Network Settings" on the top menu

b) Click on the "Mobile Network Searching" on the left menu

c) Note down the "Preferred network mode" option

d) Change the "Preferred network mode" option  to 4G only and give it a go

e) If d) did not work change the "Preferred network mode" option  to "4G 2300Mhz only" and give it a go and do some speed tests

f) If e) did not work change the "Preferred network mode" option  to "4G only no 2300Mhz only" and give it a go and do some speed tests

Now for the long term, if the original "Preferred network mode"  was Auto and the best option ended up with "4G only" then you are okay.

BUT if your best option was one of the others then there may be an issue with one or more of the mobile bands the B818 is using. IF the best was "4G only no 2300Mhz only" then goto the optus network status page (https://www.optus.com.au/about/network/service-status ) and log a fault that B40 is faulty (aka 2300MHz).

BUT If you ended up with the best option ended up being "4G 2300Mhz only" then you need to figure out what is going on as optus will be of no use based on past experience with technical issues like this as they did not know the B818 had optiosn to change mobile settings. In order to figure out what non B40 band is faulty have a look at apps listed below and also have a look at the https://www.rfnsa.com.au page and enter your details to find the optus tower you think you are connecting to and note down the bands it has. From the RFNSA site enable one of the bands and B40 using one of the apps listed below and try a speed test. Once you have found the offending band log a fault on the optus netwrok status page that the band is faulty. I have my B1818 setup for B8 download and only B8 & B40 enabled for uploads. Be aware that you can manually optimise the bands for upload or download, but not both.

 

Windows PC

LTE H-Monitor

On a PC the LTE H-Monitor allows you to change bands on the following screen (https://ltehmonitor.github.io/)

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LTEInspecteur

This app is hard to find. Download links are on the following page:

https://www.lte-anbieter.info/lte-forum/threads/lteinspector-huawei-4g-router-%C3%9Cberwachungssoftw...

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ANDROID

On Android you can do the same on the huaCtrl app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=TheCoder&hl=en_AU)

 

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Re: Is it possible to Telnet into either the B525 or B818 that Optus supply?

Many thanks for the fantastic contribution, both applications are incredibly useful and I had not heard of them before. I am in Newtown, NSW and 4G LTE performance is spotty at best with my B818.

 

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