by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

Hi,

Last year someone confirmed that the Brightbox2 has a red WAN port.

My phone socket is in an inaccessible area and as such the wifi signal is pretty useless. Using an extension cable degrades the line speed dramatically.

As I live 1.5km from the FTTC, I currently use an HG612 modem connected to an old router via Ethernet (WAN) so my router is in the nest place for coverage.

I am looking to can BT who insist on charging me a huge amount for superfast fibre when the premises/line can only attain 20mbs!

Questions are;

1. If I use the Brightbox router, I see that it also uses 192.168.1.1 as its IP address which is the same as the HG612 which I do not believe can be changed. Can the Brightbox IP be changed or does it not matter as the moden is on the WAN connection port?

2. Can I use, say, a TP-Link router and enter the various credentials to connect to the EE Fibre service.

Thanks!

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

OIC. I didn't think the modem needed an IP addy as it's not a router but as you say you need 1 to address its Web console as you seem to have unlocked it. Yes, you will get a conflict as it is but it easy to change the IP of the Brightbox by changing its Gateway Addy in the DHCP.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

  1. It doesn't matter. The Brightbox 2 can work off an OR Fibre modem altho' it doesn't need to.
  2. You can use any router with an OR Fibre modem. You just enter your BB creds into it.
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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

Thanks for the reply.

As regards the Ipotential IP conflict (192.168.1.1) on both the Brightbox and Huawei modem, I access the modem management interface by entering 192.168.1.1 on my web browser. If this is the same IP as used by the Brightbox, then I guess no management of the Huawei modem is possible? Unless of course the Brightbox management IP address can be changed?

by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

OIC. I didn't think the modem needed an IP addy as it's not a router but as you say you need 1 to address its Web console as you seem to have unlocked it. Yes, you will get a conflict as it is but it easy to change the IP of the Brightbox by changing its Gateway Addy in the DHCP.

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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
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.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

Many thanks - all clear now.

Just need to extract myself from the onerous issues with BT email accounts when leaving.....

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Huawei HG612 & Brightbox 2

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

 

You can keep your BT email addy after you leave their BB by signing up for BT Premium Mail but it has gone up to £7.50 pm.

 

 

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