If you don't mind sharing, how do you do this part? Do I need to add additional hardware to my setup? I've got a similar setup as yours except I just manually switch all my devices over to telkom at 6pm and then back to rain later/the next day. High priority things stay wired to the telkom router, this would make things much easier.Timer switch to switch the 315 on and off on schedule. 525 uses the ethernet connection from the 315 when it is on and the rain sim otherwise
'I've swapped the physical routers around. Keeping the Webafrica B525 with the Telkom SimIf you don't mind sharing, how do you do this part? Do I need to add additional hardware to my setup? I've got a similar setup as yours except I just manually switch all my devices over to telkom at 6pm and then back to rain later/the next day. High priority things stay wired to the telkom router, this would make things much easier.
Have the rain simcard on the "inner" (your home network side) modem. If the telkom router("outside") switches on between 6pm and 11pm , the "inner router will stop using its own LTE (failover) sim card (the rain sim) and start using the ethernet "outer" routerOK I thought this was a creative solution because I was thinking of also using a Rain SIM but I couldn't come up with this elegant solution. I have drawn the routers the old way, before the swap of B315 with B525. Still the same idea though. Took me a while to picture what Ab-user meant first time. I hope a picture helps.
Sorry sorry my bad. The Rain SIM is on most of the time, Telkom only used between 6-11pm.Have the rain simcard on the "inner" (your home network side) modem. If the telkom router("outside") switches on between 6pm and 11pm , the "inner router will stop using its own LTE (failover) sim card (the rain sim) and start using the ethernet "outer" router
I think this is a WebAfrica thing as a friend of mine has just aquired a B525 with Telkom and he has no problem at all.I have approached WA support 3 times now, rephrased my question 3 times and still no solution. "How can I activate the telephone port on the B525?"
My Telkom B315 had a menu option to fill in the SIP server IP but this router has been firmware crippled. The menu options for VoIP and SIP ALG are still there but nowhere for the SIP Server to be configured.
Is anybody else here using the telephone port of the B525?
The WA usage does not tell you much and only updates every 24 to 48 hours by the look of things.How do I turn on live data usage?
@technofoolSounds good, I have to cancel the adsl and do a final signal/speed test at my parents before I order, by then you'll probably have gotten yours, hope you don't mind me bugging you in a couple of weeks to hear how it went.
That is right, Telkom would not sell me their LTE until I gave them a false address because I was "off the map". I'm also getting about the speeds you get.@technofool
So the time has come, I did some speed/signal tests yesterday at the parents place.
I get 2-4bars of LTE signal on a Huawei p7. And speed tests of 10-12Down and 5-15up.
Not the best but will be plenty for them coming from 2mbps adsl.
So to confirm, you are in a NO coverage zone according to Telkom/WA, but have telkom signal and the package works? The parents use about 40gb a month on the 2mb so the 70gb package should be fine for them.
This is brilliant thank you. I'm curious about what happens when Rain has network issues? will it auto switch to the telkom? Then if it does, when will it go back to Rain?'I've swapped the physical routers around. Keeping the Webafrica B525 with the Telkom Sim
Create separately named wifi SSIDs on each of the routers, and make the SSID on the B315 the one used in the house. eg on the B525 MySsidIDoNotShare, and on the B315: MySsidIUseInTheHouse
Do not put the two routers on the same subnet (Might not make a difference because of the LAN/WAN ports, but just keep them separate).
Make sure the Ethernet Connection under Ethernet settings on the B315 is set to auto
My B525 router has an IP address of 192.168.254.1 and the B315 has 192.168.0.1.
If the B315 runs over ethernet the light/dark blue/red light should be green and the home page of the B315 should show Ethernet, not rain
The product is comparable to the old uncapped Telkom LTE quality-wise but unfortunately limited in GBytes as it is essentially a capped product.
We ordered two of these, one for me to get around the ADSL upload problem, and the other for my son to give him his own internet to waste and when its gone its gone until the next month.
The first one was delivered without a hitch, the second one required a fight because WebAfrica cocked it up spectacularly.
First LTE arrived, SIM in, worked immediately
Second LTE arrived, SIM not registering on network... took a week before it worked with lots of emails and phone calls back and forth. I still have no idea what they did wrong.
- LTE is somewhat iffy, until you go into the router and set up the "unrestricted" APN, then it performs nicely.
- On the "unrestricted" APN, you can run torrents
- It works very well for video conferencing.
- It works nicely in a load-balancer setup with a Mikrotik Routerboard.
- The Wi-Fi performance of the Huawei B525 is mediocre at best, it seems to be a step down from previous Huawei routers
- The first LTE, its SIM card is a regular Telkom Mobile SIM (can receive calls, and also can send/receive SMS messages)
- The second LTE, its SIM card is data only. Cannot make/receive calls or send/receive SMS messages. It is identical in nature to the SIM in the uncapped Telkom deal I had previously.
- Some interesting SMS messages received about "credit limits" on the one router. I guess this is a bulk contract that WA has with Telkom.