I have just bought 4g Broadband from 3 and it works great, But while I can connect my main Sky Q Box to the router wirelessly the mini box will not connect and tells me the router is not issuing an IP Address.
Having spoken to Sky Tech Support I finaly found that although the main Q box works on a 4g connection the mini box does not. Effectively I was told to go away and speak to my internet provider because the mini box wants a dynamic IP address but wont accept it from a 4g source as the data stream isn't quite right.
Any suggestions how I can overcome this. It's the only way I can get a decent internet speed.
Currently the Router is a Huawei 4g Router Lite Model B311s-220.
That sounds like the Sky Tech support are talking utter garbage.
What is frequently called a router these days, (at least BT and Sky now call them hubs which although a change of meaning from what a hub used to be is at least a bit less confusing), is a box containing a modem, a router, an ethernet switch and a wireless access point (WAP).
That's almost exactly what the B311 is. It has a modem that handles the connection to the mast, just like a Sky hub handles a landline connection to the Openreach FTTC cabinet. (Assuming that's what your Sky connection is).
The router component is what issues LAN IP addresses and controls the LAN. The ethernet switch in the B311 supplies one ethernet port and the inbuilt WAP.
However, you have two routers on the network both trying to do the same thing, issue LAN IP addresses.
At this point I begin to run out of steam as in a landline setup with two routers, you would normally either set the one connected to the line to modem only (bridge mode) and let the second handle the LAN, or disable DHCP in the second and use it just as an extension ethernet switch and WAP.
I know nothing about the Sky Q box/hub, so don't know if you can disable its DHCP. If you can I would expect both the Q box and the mini to connect to the B311. But maybe you can't turn off its DHCP.
What I can see in my B311 is that you can disable its DHCP under the Advanced
tab. Which might work, and in fact might let other devices connect to whichever is giving the stronger signal in the room they are in. (This can require tweaking of devices).
If you turn off the B311's WAP under Wi-Fi (basic) settings
, as well as its DHCP as above, I would expect onthenet's method to work.
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