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Originally Posted by OCE_Michelle Hi crmpicco,
Please let us know how you get on with the replacement router.
Originally Posted by crmpicco I received my replacement Huawei 533 router today and go it installed and setup and running about 6.30pm tonight. I've had it on and downloading since then to keep the line active for testing.
I can report that all is going well so far, so hopefully the light stays green and this router isn't faulty like the last one. ;)
Originally Posted by jr20089v2x2x hi crmpicco make sure u set the router to always on as per fred's instructions
that way it should always remain green and not go red again unless u lose sync
Originally Posted by fred sheehan It is possible that you have a faulty unit, they are mass produced so you could be unlucky, however before you do that, check the router is set to 'always on' (they are set to time out after 30 mins of inactivity)
Open a web browser and type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar, then press enter
Type "admin" for the username and password (case sensitive) and press OK
Click on advanced in the left hand side menu
Click on OK to the advance user warning
Click on "Basic" in the left hand side menu then WAN
In the main window go down to "Connection Trigger" and select "Always On" from the drop down menu
Click the Submit button at the bottom of the screen to save settings.
If that doesn't sort it, then try a hard reset, use the reset hole with a paperclip press and hold that button for 10 seconds to fully reset the router.
You may have to enter the router settings again afterwards;
Username: Your telephone firstname.lastname@example.org, for example email@example.com*
Password: Your TalkTalk broadband password*
DNS settings: Set to obtain automatically (or equivalent)
Encapsulation: PPP over ATM (PPPoA) using VC-MUX
Modulation Type: Auto
*We sent your TalkTalk broadband username and password to you in a letter when you joined TalkTalk. If you can't find this letter or can't remember your details, please call our automated password retrieval on 0870 0875 562 at any time FOR FREE from your TalkTalk home phone line or change your password in My Account here;
You can use any name/password you want to for the wireless network, this can be changed in the first menu you accessed earlier via 192.168.1.1
Let us know if this has helped
Originally Posted by DoctorG I too noticed the internet light being red in the morning. When this happens my youview box gets very confused; all ondemand functions fail, the TV guide is a blank screen. Even after getting the internet going (by using the internet on my laptop) the youview box still refuses to work properly until I reset the box.
Will change the modem settings to always on; thanks for the info on this. However, there is a software bug in the TalkTalk youview box, regarding losing the internet. It should be able to recover from the internet going down (which will happen from time to time).
Thank you, Fred Sheehan, for very helpful instructions for adjusting the Huawei 533 router. I have followed them and so far the red light has not reappeared.
Is there any reason why the router is not sent out set to "always on"?
This is a business decision, the router will automatically disconnect when not in use and should automatically reconnect when required.
Thanks very much Michelle for your reply.
Unfortunately my router does not seem to reconnect when required and has to be restarted to reach the internet. It is therefore particularly useful if it is "always on".
Thanks for your reply.
The router has been fine and has not diconnected for several days since the setting has been altered to "always on". On the original settings it would disconnect from the internet if not used (which I assume it is intended to) but would not reconnect without turning the router off and turning it on again.
Howver, everything is fine set to "always on".