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    Default Huawei 618 Modem

    Hi


    Have installed a Spark Huawei 618 modem (wireless landline)

    How do I get to connect internet connection to non Spark. (Slingshot). Phones working ok.

    Thanks
    Charles

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Hm, this is interesting. I hope someone gets to answer this.

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Easy. Go on their website...look up the modem settings and then go into modem 192.168.1.254 I thnk from memory...and then change them all.
    I did that, using ex Spark modem, with Voyager. Voyager is a bit different, had to do landline as well on it....most landlines use the ONT not modem, but not Voyager.

    I also saved and backed it up so I don't have to do it over in case of factory reset....
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    not enough info given , so youre going to get some getting fud answers

    Thats a wireless internet modem

    You may not be able to use it with Slingshots wireless internet .
    Why didnt you get a router when you joined up with slingshot.

    is the slingshot internet fibre, wireless, vdsl, adsl
    have you signed up for Slingshot, why didnt you use their router ?

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Thanks everyone for your comments. More info.

    Up to yesterday I have been using slingshot for 15 years approx. TP-Link modem TD-W8960N
    No problems very good. As well as having the copper landline.
    Spark then sent unasked a new Huewei 618 modem to make my landline wireless, together with some new phones that hook into the modem.
    Installed the modem and got the phones to work ok, but not the internet connection with Slingshot. How do I get the Slingshot to connect ?
    or If I disconnect the Huawei modem from Spark and go back to my TP link modem (some years old) the internet works like it should (I am using this connection with this post)
    but now my telephone copper landline will not work!!
    So I am stuck with 2 options and both only offer telphone or internet, not both. That is spark modem or old copper landline.

    How do I get Spark to put me back to copper landline. That is back to the old normal again. Have rung Spark but it sends my brain into confusion.
    Thankyou

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Have been on Slingshot for about 15 years and I replaced modem a few years ago, old one was not working. Definatley not fibre connection, not available here in Ashhurst, yet. Modem is a TP-Link TD-W8960N

    Thanks 1101

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    What I would do
    get your internet and phone (landline) from the same company . Then it will all work together
    Spark can supply wireless internet through that modem, you'll need to sign up for it.

    At a best guess , assuming your copper connection is still active ...
    It sounds like its just the way you are connecting things up
    To get the slingshot modem to work, it must stay plugged into the wall , into the copper phone line . DONT plug sparks new phone system into the copper connections

    worst option
    dump spark & find a supplier who will give you old school copper phone lies.

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    You are going to have the issue where the help desks arnt going to help or care about another companies ph/internet setup or conflicts .

    So it may be a painfull experience to get this sorted .

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Those internet Modems are meant to connect via Wireless, so you would an account with Slingshot that is 4G Capable. You can connect to an ONT as well I suspect.

    I know the Spark ones are simply plug in the power, give them a few minutes to sync and away they go. The last one I had to install, Spark had to check the 4G was good enough in the area - it was.

    Looking at The same Unit setting up to Skinny would be similar (NOTE what is written for # 10) https://support.skinny.co.nz/article...-b618-781.html

    Edited: Sparks Setup has quite more details. So what ever they say for Spark, change to Slingshot. https://www.spark.co.nz/content/dam/..._April2018.pdf
    Last edited by wainuitech; 30-04-2021 at 03:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Huawei 618 Modem

    Copper is being phased out, good luck with that.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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