This thread has been very helpful. I have configured the AIRAVE and my router as described above and I now have a solid green LED for Broadband and GPS. From the Diagnostics page on the Airave I can ping an outside address. My problem is that the Mobile LED is flashing green and I don't have the Airave service. Any suggestions?
Should I bother using your guide if my airave works (except I just started experiencing the incoming calls going to VM problem)? My dsl modem and router are combined, so I don't have the option of putting the airave between the two. Haha
Works instantly! I hooked it up to my router - just using an open port on the back of the router (rather than routing all internet through the airave) and it works perfectly, instantly. 4-5 bars inside the house, 1-3 bars outside. It switches between networks so seamlessly that I don't even realize when its going from the airave to the regular tower. -Ken, Naples, FL Affordable Trapping
Below is the link for the ports to forward according to the sprint website.
I just connect the Ethernet cable between WAN on Airave and one port of my wireless router.
Initially, the mobile light still blink. Later I configured my wireless router to enable ports 53, 500, 4500 and 52428 as indicated in the article:
It works fine now. No need to do anything described by your post.
To get my airave to work after a router - I just assigned a static address and had the router set that address to DMZ - the airave is just fine . . . people new to the airave need to know that the airave can take 5 to 20 minutes from reset/power to being "ready"
After reading lijunsprint's reply, I'll try turning DMZ off and enable those ports as listed for kicks :-)
When we were trained to support the Airave unit we were told to allow 2 hours for initialization, and network provisioning depending on your Quality of service levels, and other statistics it may take longer than 20 minutes. in case anybody is interested we also have been asked to check for these ports TCP 5060 & 5061, UDP 53, 67, 68, 500, & 4500. we also look for Jitter to be less than 5ms, packet loss less than 1%, Quality of service above 80%, download over 1Mbps, Upload over 350 Kbps. Considering all of this the simplest answer would be to connect the unit directly to your modem instead of after the router, the Airave supports change to MAC authentication, and PPPOE.
For the convenience of users, it should work on the current setup of their home network. That is,
1) As long as their wireless router has a free port, Airave should work as another computer connecting to Internet through their home network.
2) The need of opening special ports should be eliminated if possible, or at least to only one port.
Requiring AirAve directly connecting to broadband modem causes big hassle to the consumers (reconfigure PPPoE etc.). Besides, AirAve may not be designed to be a good router anyway.
BTW, what is this three beeps before calling? How can I disable it? It is annoying. It happens after yesterday I tried *99 on my phones.
I do see where it would be more convenient, however some cable and DSL service providers feel they require the additional security that is offered via PPPOE authentication, and/or MAC address verification. If you choose to connect the Airave behind a router depending on its firewall the port exceptions may be necessary. You will also find that changing PPPOE and MAC filtering settings in the airave is far easier than in most routers. the only situation I have seen where it is absolutely cannot be avoided to connect the airave after the router is for cable and DSL modems that have the router integrated into the modem. for the Beeps I have always had customer's mention these to me, and thought it was expected to hear these, if you did not hear them before you dialed *99 and you are certain that you were connected to the Airave then I may suggest resetting the Airave from the admin menu, otherwise I would expect those tones.
This is to anyone interested in answering!
OK finally Sprint was kind enough to supply me with an Airwave due to a bad signal for all the years I've been with Sprint. I guess they finally felt sorry for me (they kept promising to add a tower in my neighborhood). So kootos to Sprint!
The model I received looks different from the icon picture on Sprint's website. I have model: HubBub C1-600 RT. I'm not sure if this one does 'cellphone only', 'cellphone plus 3G' or 'cellphone plus 3G and 4G'. Doesn't matter that much to me, since I always have my cellphone (smartphone) set to 'wifi' in the house.
My question resolves around placement of the Airware, behind the router (wireless) (which is what I am planning as well as everyone in this thread) or ahead of my wireless routers.
I have a special issue here that no one has mentioned, I own an OOma Phone system (voip) which I recently switched to from Vonage.
Ooma is basically a free phone system, you only pay taxes. I have the premium service, so for 1 line I pay $9, and my second line I pay $3, that's $13 per month which you pay yearly. I paid $120 and I'm done for the year, no bills.
Vonage's system used an Linksys router (non-wireless).
Ooma uses there own thing-a-ma-bob, router (non-wireless), answering system, and Bluebooth enabled. So that means when I get an incoming call, it can ring my cellphone as long as I have my cellphone's bluetooth turned and connected to the Ooma system.
So Ooma is connected directly to my 'cable modem',
Then I have the rest of my house on 3 'Trendnet' wireless routers, with DHCP turned off. The Ooma system is doing all the routing. It's not the most full-featured router as far as setting 'port forwarding' but it does have the basics.
So I do need to be careful about QOS, with the Ooma system, it is not as good as my Vonage system (I am having trouble with faxing thru the Ooma system).
Back to the original question, should I place the Airwave behind the Ooma sytem, or put the Ooma system behind the Airwave. My Trendnet routers, even though they would be a better front end router (directly attached to the cable modem), I was an am concerned about QOS.
Should I try using a Trendnet as the router (connected to the cable modem) and then branch off with 2 networks, one to the Ooma system and one to the Airwave. That is a possibilty?
I think for the moment, until I hear your opinions, I will follow JUSTINRCOHEN's method, of behind the router, in this case, behind my Ooma router.
Thanks for any input or comments!
I use ooma as well. Honestly, I never really even considered placing ooma directly behind the cable modem. My setup has always been: from the cable modem to the router then from the router to ooma and airave. The router was Trendnet, but I have switched to Asus since then. No issues with ooma with either setup (other than occasional trouble while faxing - same as you).