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    Default HUAWEI B618 modem

    Email from Spark advising they are sending a free upgraded modem. I have little understanding of modems so am wondering what the difference will be from the B315. eg Will streaming TVNZ on Demand from my Galaxy A10 to TV be less stuttery. thanks

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    May be better then again may make no Difference.

    What you will have to do is any wireless devices will need to be reconnected as the SSID and password will be different.

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    thanks wainui

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    The new modem is connected. Just one question, should I connect to Lan1 or Lan2Wan? I googled but still none the wiser.

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    If its the internet then connect to the WAN port if ones labeled.

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    ok thanks wainui. It's labelled Lan2/Wan

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    Quote Originally Posted by bellbird View Post
    The new modem is connected. Just one question, should I connect to Lan1 or Lan2Wan? I googled but still none the wiser.
    connect the PC/laptop to Lan , unless using wifi.
    Its a 4G router , not sure why it would have a Wan port


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    WAN/LAN port
    - Working as a LAN port when connected to a computer, switch, or other LAN device.
    - Working as a WAN port when connected to an Ethernet port on the wall.

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    I've reconnected all my devices to the new modem. Computer, phone, printer, chromecast, sky on demand. Everything is ok except the LAN LED indicator blinks continuously even when all my devices are off. The Spark B618 user guide says this means that "data is being transmitted through a LAN port". I rang Spark for clarification and was told that it doesn't mean that data is being transferred. I'm a bit confused. My old modem LAN light did not blink when all my devices were off.

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    Default Re: HUAWEI B618 modem

    Quote Originally Posted by bellbird View Post
    I rang Spark for clarification and was told that it doesn't mean that data is being transferred. I'm a bit confused. My old modem LAN light did not blink when all my devices were off.
    Its because there is power still going to the Port. Dont worry about it, if it annoys you unplug the cable ( bit drastic) You should see my 24 port switch in the workshop and router in the House - like a Christmas tree at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Its because there is power still going to the Port. Dont worry about it, if it annoys you unplug the cable ( bit drastic) You should see my 24 port switch in the workshop and router in the House - like a Christmas tree at night
    So, that's the glow in the Southern sky we see here in Napier?

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