28-01-2017 06:16 AM
I have a netgear 4g modem and netgear advice that the sub net 255.255.255.255 limits the use of the data sim to one device, so I cannot use the 4g sim to link to a home router. Is this true ?
28-01-2017 06:19 AM
28-01-2017 06:24 AM
28-01-2017 06:43 AM
That is a setting of the router, not the SIM. The subnet is 255.255.255.0 (all consumer routers have the same subnet). It is used to define the range of internal IP addys within your own LAN and has no bearing on on your connection to the mobile network or its data.
What home router are you wanting to link to? The 4G MBB device is a router.
28-01-2017 08:08 AM
The set up is a netgear r7000 with a netgear 4G modem LB1110. Works fine when I pull into one laptop, but when I plug the lb1110 with the EE sim into the router I cannot connect to the internet. Have open ticket with netgear too on the same subject. Look like a setup issue with the router ?
28-01-2017 01:51 PM
I have looked at the spec. of the Netgear 4G modem LB1110 & it is intended to be connected to either a PC or a router. Yes, that is to only 1 device (nowt to do with subnets) in itself but when connected to a router, it is the router that can connect to many devices whilst getting its Internet signal from the modem. That's the purpose of the router & that is the way all router/modem combinations work.
Can you not look into the admin interfaces of the modem & router & see if there is any presence of an Internet signal?
Does sound like it is a Netgear issue.
05-02-2017 04:50 AM
This is all sorted now, few changes on the router settings and all is working fine. Just need to see if the 32gig monthly allowance will get me through the month. Going to have to monitor usage over the next few months. Have some data from my netgear router but now I have next work speeds in the 30-50 range nor sure if this will promote additional internet usage ? I expect I could see this.
thanks for the help.
05-02-2017 10:11 AM
Good morning @milesemery
Thanks for posting again in community 🙂
You are doing the right thing monitoring over the next few months.
Just because you now have increased speeds, this shouldn't promote additional internet usage.
Just keep an eye on things and you will be fine.