by anniesk Investigator
Investigator

How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

Hi All,

I have an ADSL connection plugged into the EE wireless hub.

 

I wish to migrate the ADSL connection to another 3rd party device. However I still want to use the EE hub simply as a wireless AP while my 3rd party device handles the Internet.

 

However, when I disconnect the Internet from the hub, the lights start flashing in error, even when I disable the status lights in the GUI. This is obvously annoying to me but also my family as they see a constamt flicking light.

 

Any suggestions? Thanks.

anniek

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by Grand Master
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

The SH cannot be used as a pure router, You cannot turn the modem off. Therefore when the modem is receiving no BB signal the warning lights will flash.

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by Grand Master
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

The SH cannot be used as a pure router, You cannot turn the modem off. Therefore when the modem is receiving no BB signal the warning lights will flash.

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To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

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by anniesk Investigator
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

Thats a shame. I just want to use the WiFi without the routing or the modem. Maybe 'gaffa' tape over the LEDs is the answer 🙂

Thanks.

by Grand Master
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

You still won't be able to use it as a WAP. It can't be used as a router or bridge only.

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by anniesk Investigator
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

I've managed to do it. Topology is:

 

Wall Socket <-----> 3rd party device <----> SmartHub <---->  Hosts (laptops/mobiles etc)

 

Essentially the built in switch/wireless domain are all 1 big broadcast segment. I've moved DHCP/DNS lookup to the 3rd party device also.

So basicically, the hub is working in Layer 2 of OSI (I will use to electrical tape to cover flashing lights).

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub


@anniesk wrote:

Wall Socket <-----> 3rd party device <----> SmartHub <---->  Hosts (laptops/mobiles etc)


                                                                       ^

                                                                       |

                                   What is this connection? Wired or Wifi?

 

Ah, of course, you are connecting it by the Ethernet (Red) WAN. I would have thought that would take out the modem & the lights wouldn't flash.

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by anniesk Investigator
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Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

That connection is wired into standard LAN port 1 of the Hub. The 3rd party device is non wireless (hence why I want to borrow the hub's wifi features).

 

I think i could solve the light issue by turning the 3rd party device into a mock ppp server and then plug it into the RJ45 WAN port 4 of the hub, then enter custom credentials to trick the hub into thinking its authenticating with the POP, but seems a lot of effort for a cosmetic issue. I might try it for fun sometime 🙂

Thanks for the advice XRAY

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: How to disable Internet disconnect status lights on Smart Hub

I would have thought it'll work & the lights go out if you simply move the SH's Ethernet connection from port 1 to red port 4. The other router will have already authenticated to EE's network.

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