Rain on Vodafone R216 WiFi device - Settings?

KamikaZe_88

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Hi,

First of all, I have very little experience with mobile data set ups so excuse my ignorance.

I am trying to set up a family friends' wifi device to use Rain's data sim.

The device is an unlocked Vodafone R216 mobile wifi. It works perfectly with a vodacom sim but not with Rain sim.

I have logged into the device where I can change settings. I have chosen a custom mobile connection which opens up all other settings, from here I inserted 'rain' as the APN. The next settings I don't know what to insert. 'Ipv4/ipv6 number' I have no clue what to insert here, a quick search on the interwebs I see some people using *99#, this doesn't seem to work. I tried typing in Auto or my own IP address but does not allow such input.

Can anyone guide me here how to get it set up please?

Thanks

 

irBosOtter

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Remove everything and start over...
Only settings you need is:
APN Name: rain
Username: rain
no password....
 

KamikaZe_88

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Remove everything and start over...
Only settings you need is:
APN Name: rain
Username: rain
no password....
I will give this a try and report back. I do remember though that when I had only the APN inserted and clicked apply, it said it can't continue as the IPv4 number field was left blank.

Thanks
 

KamikaZe_88

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I have tried many combinations, this still does not work. The problem is that the IPv4/IPv6 Number cannot be left blank. The settings don't save unless something is typed in that field.

I have updated to the latest firmware, but problem still persists.

Surely someone was able to get this to work on this specific device.
 

backstreetboy

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I have tried many combinations, this still does not work. The problem is that the IPv4/IPv6 Number cannot be left blank. The settings don't save unless something is typed in that field.

I have updated to the latest firmware, but problem still persists.

Surely someone was able to get this to work on this specific device.
Try entering the Rain sim number. You can find it on the Rain online portal.
 

MavChat

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APN: rain
IP version: IPv4
Authentication Type: CHAP
IPv4/IPv6 number: *99#


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