How to use the Huawei B593 to give internet to a different router through WAN?

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Hi there, could I please ask if someone knows how to do this?

Our ADSL has been down for 3 weeks and no sign of Telkom to fix it.

I have a Netgear Firewall router with a WAN port (where a adsl modem in bridge mode is connected to) to supply the company network with internet.

I want to use the B593 to use it's 3G/4G connection and give internet to the Netgear Firewall Router with the WAN port.

does anyone know if this is possible and how to do it? your help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks,
Derrick
 

PsYTraNc3

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You will need to give the B593 a static IP (Assuming the Netgear assigns DHCP)
Then set DNS on the Netgear to point to the IP assigned to the B593
 
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You will need to give the B593 a static IP (Assuming the Netgear assigns DHCP)
Then set DNS on the Netgear to point to the IP assigned to the B593
thanks I'm gonna try that now. I assume the IP on the B593 must be different. so

if my NetGEAR main firewall router is 10.0.0.1, the B593 could be like 10.0.1.1 ?

thanks.
 

PsYTraNc3

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thanks I'm gonna try that now. I assume the IP on the B593 must be different. so

if my NetGEAR main firewall router is 10.0.0.1, the B593 could be like 10.0.1.1 ?

thanks.
Keep it on the same range :)

10.0.0.100 would be good providing that IP is not taken by any other devices.
Just make sure that DHCP is turned off on the B593
 

sajunky

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thanks I'm gonna try that now. I assume the IP on the B593 must be different. so

if my NetGEAR main firewall router is 10.0.0.1, the B593 could be like 10.0.1.1 ?

thanks.
All depends on netmask, but lets take it step by step. I think Netgear has assigned IP 10.0.0.1 to iself, as it detects other router with DHCP enabled.

1. If you connect only Netgear to the PC by cable, then Netgear should default to 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 (lets assume it is the the first one). Netmask should be 255.255.255.0, so you can have 254 devices on the LAN seggment.
2. Configure DHCP address pool to make sure there is some space available for static IP devices like other router or printer. By example you can configure starting address 192.168.1.100 and ending address 192.168.1.199, it is a good practice, BTW.
3. Configure default gateway address 192.168.1.2 (it will be the address of Huawei router).
4. Disconnect Netgear, connect Huawei only. Change IP address of the router to 192.168.1.2, netmask the same a/a.
6. Now if you connect Huawei to the Netgear WAN port and all your devices to the Netgear, you can acces both routers simultaneously, change passwords or other tweaks and Internet traffic will be flowing as well.

Inmportant to note. Huawei cannot be set in bridge mode and firewall cannot be disabled. It makes eventual port forwarding on the Netgear not functioning. Workaround is to put Netgear's IP address in the Huawei DMZ setup. It will pass through all traffic in both direction to Netgear. Some devices can still complain for double NAT, but at least it will work.
 
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Hi sajunky,

I need help with a similar sort of seup, I have a B222 installation with external antenna works pretty good. However I cannot get good signal to my bedroom (The B222 sits in my Kitchen). I have 2 questions.

1. Can I extend the range on the B222?
2. I have an additional E5186 modem can I connect this to the current wireless setup in my place?
3. Do I need an additional SIM in the E5186?

I have tried connecting to the B222 and pushing the WPS setup button with no joy.

Please help.
 

sajunky

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We don't know capabilities of B222/E5186 firmware. Recent trend is to supply firmware crippled from features, so you can't bridge/disable NAT, etc...
If you have the later one, why don't use it as a main cellular gateway? The whole idea in this thread is to connect everything using one gateway. But you can of course use as many cellular connections as you wish.
 
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