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Standard User pauluk83
(newbie) Mon 07-Jan-13 14:32:30
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Setting up bthomehub(type B) as wireless reaperter/ accsess


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hey all

I am currently with o2 and I have the O2 wireless box IV but i get really poor wifi speed ( avg says 6mBPS and this is making the internet speed crawl. I have a BT homebub 3 (type B) and was trying to get it to act as a wireless accsesspoint / repeater but I am stuck, on the homebub config page i have turned off the dhcp and set the gateway to 192.168.1.254 ( but also have tryed 192.168.1.1) as the O2 wireless box IV ip is 192.168.1.254 but i cant connect to the internet using the wifi though the homehub.

The reason why i am trying to do this is because then it would work out cheaper then investing in some homeplugs. when i have a very good router that i am sure could be uses as a repeater.

Any help / advise would be much apreaiated.

Paul
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 14:53:52
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How are the HH and O2 wireless box connected?


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Standard User pauluk83
(newbie) Mon 07-Jan-13 14:57:34
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though ethernet cable


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 15:10:55
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What have you set the HHs IP address to?


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Standard User pauluk83
(newbie) Mon 07-Jan-13 15:13:06
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as stated in my post i have tryed 192.168.1.254 ( defult that it currently is on) and 192.168.1.1
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 15:45:21
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In your OP you said you had set the gateway to .254 ... which I did not take to be the HH.

So, set the HH to 192.168.1.220 and save the configuration ensuring that DHCP is off and HH not connected to anything.

Reboot the HH, set your PC to 192.168.1.10 (or similar) then, connect PC to HH and using a browser try to access 192.168.1.220. Once you can do that, disconnect and power off the HH.

Connect HH to the O2 box and then power up the HH.

Connect PC to HH (by cable) and try to access 192.168.1.220 - which should be possible and then 192.168.1.254 which should also work.

If not, I wonder if a Changeover Ethernet cable is required?

If it does, connect to the O2 box and try to access .220 again.

If that works there is nothing local and you may have a firewall issue.


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Standard User pauluk83
(newbie) Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:02
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thanks but i fixed it i forgot to diable the firewall on the HH

newb mistake
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 16:02:37
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That was my last point!


A couple of suggestions. Restrict the DHCP range to ...64 to ...192 and put the HH outside that range. That way you keep fixed/defined IPs and dynamic ones separate.


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