I recently got the airave from sprint and set it up with my Linksys with zero issues at all. My girlfriends parents heard that I had recieved one and wish to get one themselves, so they went to the sprint store and the tech there told them it was impossible with U-verse (3800HGV-B). I, after setting mine up, and confused as to how it could be "impossible" but I'm not sure how to go about doing it, although I did indeed search.
Available ports are as follows:
Lines 1&2 (in use)*
Phone Line (in use)*
Local Ethernet 1-4)
Cable Line(coaxial cable)
* Uses Phone Jack
@ any rate, they wish to set it up so any help would be appreciated greatly. I'm not tech challenged, but not tech advanced, so keep that in mind. Haha
I have ATT U-verse also but my 3 LAN ports on my ATT Gateway box are used for other network connections as I have my house wired. Some go to 2 different Netgear ethernet switches so i can connect more devices. I tried connecting the Airwave to the Netgear box but the lights just flash and i cannot connect to the modem from my computer (192.168.17.1) either.
The best choice would be to connect the airave's WAN port to the first available LAN port on your U-Verse modem, then connect the netgear switch to LAN 1 on the airave AP, you may also consider which devices in your home may benefit from adding wireless, A desktop computer often has an available PCI slot, or a usb port which would allow to to add wireless. To manage airave settings (192.168.17.1) you have to be using a computer connected to LAN 1 or LAN 2 on the airave.
Thanks for the help. I connected the Airwave WAN to the U-verse Gateway LAN port and now have 3 solid green lights (Mobile, GPS and Broadband).
The Airwave manual was not clear on how to use it with my Sprint cell phone but I made a call and heard the 3 beeps on my cell that I guess indicates it is using the Airwave (though this reference was not in the "Usng your Airwave" section. Seems I have more bars on the phone too. I read the GPS lock is to restrict calls to USA only and that calls started on Airwave will transfer to the Sprint network but not the other way around. Seems pretty kewl even though I still not sure how it works
I wonder if I need enter my Zip code there as it seems to already work fine?
I see 1 option for" Range Settings" where none are checked off:
Airave Sml Rng Provision Ph2
Airave Med Rng Provision Ph2
Airave Lrg Rng Provision Ph2
There is nothing to explain what these mean and why none is checked off yet. I assume it boosts home coverage (from other threads I read) but wonder why nothing was checked off. I assume it will not affect my billing -- even though this is free from Sprint.
Hey, I just noticed this post. this is what I was concerned about. I knew since it is inline after the wireless router (the uverse is wireless) that it would need to be allowed or somehow given the password. So Can I simply do this over the protected wifi via my laptop? I assume so but it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm trying to set it up today!