14-09-2015 07:42 PM
Not sure if this tagging feature will work as intended but giving it a go anyway. Any idea whether I can configure my old ADSL2+ modems to act as a temporary 2.4 GHz router? I have a HG556a (60% sure it's faulty) and a SHG1500(also had it's fair share of problems) which replaced it for around half a year before we got upgraded to Fibre(which was good for a year and a half), but it's better than no wifi at all I suppose. My brother needs to get his University summer internship submissions in shortly and doing it on the phone is near impossible.
Also, is it a good idea to just go straight ahead with the latest firmware update? I have it downloaded already but not sure if I should apply it. Current configurations for the router at this point in time is also saved.
14-09-2015 08:02 PM
Well, just went and updated the firmware to the current and most recent version. Unfortunately the problem still persists. 2.4 GHz unseen, only 5GHz detected on my phone. Tried changing the channels , and SSID's across the board and still nothing. :/
14-09-2015 09:12 PM
That sounds odd.. Please send me a private message with your account and contact info and I'll ask around about it in the morning. Just wondering if you've potentially added a MAC address whitelist or similar accidentally, if so then factory resetting could be a good step.
14-09-2015 09:31 PM
Thanks, PM sent! And I don't think so, the only time I mess with the modem configuration is changing the bandwidth channels.
14-09-2015 10:04 PM
Have you any utilities that can monitor the 2.4GHz band from your computer.
I'm on Mac and use WiFi Scanner to look for free channels to set my routers in clear airspace.
Maybe something like that will tell you if the 2.4GHz radio is dead or alive.
From my POV your saying there is no broadcast of the SSID on the 2.4GHz channels, therefore no bars on your device.
If the router was blocking you I think you'd be able to see the network, just not log into it?
I've included a sample screen grab of what my Mac radio can see in my location right now running the utility.
14-09-2015 10:47 PM
Just downloaded InSSIDer 3.x and it's not showing up at all here.
I just went and checked the router advanced WLAN settings too. Results are disappointing.
15-09-2015 12:40 AM
Stupid question from a dumb Mac user here with no prior knowledge of inSSIDer, but why is the 5GHz panel empty?
Was it scanning all frequencies at the time or can it only do one or the other?
My first thought was 'is the Huawei actually turned on?'
Wouldn't it be showing your active (5GHz) SSID as well as MIB?
15-09-2015 12:55 AM
None of our desktop / laptop adapters run on 5Ghz unfortunately, it'll only detect the 2.4 GHz band (at least that's what I think is going on here)
15-09-2015 01:17 AM
Yep. Stupid question, simple answer.
Got your PM with your address.
WAP by NZ Courier coming your way next day delivery in the AM
I'll mark it signature not required so the van driver doesn't leave a card and take it away again if no-one home.
You should have it by Wednesday morning.
Crap it's late.
18-03-2016 09:54 PM
There appears to be a few threads on this issue dating as far back as 2 years:
Has a solution been found? If so, what do we need to do?
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