Huawei B618 FAQs

  • Clients Cannot Access the Internet Properly

Procedure

  1. Check that clients are connected to the Huawei B618 4G Router
  2. Check that the Huawei B618 4G Routeris powered on properly.
  3. Check that the Huawei B618 4G Routeris in a location covered by communication networks and that the signal strength is strong.
  4. Check that the network mode meets the requirement of the local service provider. For details, see Setting the Operator’s Network.
  5. When the Huawei B618 4G Routeris used for Internet access, the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) user name and password must be set correctly. Check that the PPP user name and password are correct. For details, see Creating a Network Profile.
  6. If the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service is not enabled and the clients are set to obtain IP addresses dynamically, the clients cannot access the Internet. In this case, enable the DHCP service. For details, see DHCP Settings.
  7. Check that the network adapters of the clients are working properly.
  8. Contact your service provider if the problem persists.

 

 

  • Clients Cannot Access the WLAN Properly

Procedure

  1. Check whether there are potential interference sources or shielding objects near the Huawei B618 4G Router. If any, adjust the placement of the Huawei B618 4G Router.
  2. Check and record the settings of the following parameters on the clients and the Huawei B618 4G RouterSSIDEncryption mode, and security key. The service set identifier (SSID) of the clients must be set to ANYor be same as that set on the Huawei B618 4G Router. The encryption mode and the security key on the clients must match those set on the Huawei B618 4G Router. Otherwise, change the settings on the clients.
  3. If the Media Access Control (MAC) address filtering in the wireless local area network (WLAN) is enabled on the Huawei B618 4G Router, check that the MAC addresses of the clients are not in the Deny For details, see Setting WLAN MAC Filtering.

 

 

  • Login IP Address for the Management Page Is Forgotten

Procedure

  1. Restore the default settings.
  2. Enter the following default login IP address: 168.8.1.

 

 

  • WLAN Key Is Forgotten
  • Log in to the management page and obtain the current WLAN key. For details, see Setting the WLAN Key.
  • Restore the default settings. Check the relevant label on the Huawei B618 4G Router to obtain the default WLAN key.

 

  • Multi-Network IP Address Conflict Occurs
    When multiple types of Internet connections are used simultaneously on the client, such as physical network adapter and Wi-Fi, inserting the Huawei B618 4G Routerinto the client may result in IP address conflict across multiple networks.

 

  • Solution: Disable other network devices or disconnect other Internet connections from the client, and then restart Huawei B618 4G Router.

 

 

 

All Website Addresses Entered in the Browser Are Redirected to the Mobile Broadband’s Homepage
When the Huawei B618 4G Router is inserted to a client where other network adapters exist, all websites entered in the browser will be redirected to the Huawei B618 4G Router‘s homepage.

Procedure

  1. Check whether the Huawei B618 4G Routeris accessing the Internet using dial-up connection.
    • If yes, you do not need to address the problem, because in this case all website addresses will be redirected to the Huawei B618 4G Router‘s homepage.
    • If not, remove the Huawei B618 4G Router, or set up a dial-up connection.

 

 

 

  • PPPoE Dialing or Connection Failure

Procedure

  1. Check that the network cable is properly connected.
  2. Make sure that the Ethernet connection mode is correct (automatic mode is recommended).
  3. Make sure that the user name and password are correct (case sensitive), especially differentiating between the letter o and the digit 0. Enter your user name and password to perform the point-to-point protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) dialing test. If the test fails, contact your Internet service provider (ISP) to check whether the user name and password are correct.
  4. Note that your ISP may have associated your network adapter or router’s physical address (MAC address) to the services provided by your ISP when configuring broadband services for you. For details, see MAC Address Clone.
  5. Check whether the Ethernet network is disconnected. For example, whether the network cable is unplugged during Internet access. If yes, perform the dialup procedure again in 5 to 10 minutes.

 

 

  • What Can I Do If the Network Connection Is Frequently Interrupted?

Procedure

  1. Check the network signal strength. If the signal is weak, move the Huawei B618 4G Routersomewhere with better reception.
  2. Visit other websites to check whether the issue lies within a particular site.
  3. Close all other applications that require network connections.
  4. Contact your Internet service provider if the problem persists.

 

  • What Can I Do If I Cannot Open Web Pages After a Network Connection Is Set Up?

Procedure

  1. Re-set up a dial-up Internet connection.
  2. Check that the computer is not infected with viruses.
  3. Check that the APN user name and password in the profile management settings are correct. For details, contact your Internet service provider.
  4. Check that network connection has not been blocked by a firewall.
  5. Restart your computer, and re-set up a dial-up Internet connection.

 

  • What Can I Do If the Icons That Indicate No Signals and No Service Are Displayed?

Procedure

  1. Check that the Huawei B618 4G Routeris in an area with good reception. For details, contact your Internet service provider.
  2. Check that you have subscribed to network services for your SIM, USIM, or UIM card, and that there is no outstanding balance. For details, contact your Internet service provider.

 

  • What Can I Do If the Network Access Rate Is Low?

Procedure

  1. Check that the Huawei B618 4G Routeris in an area with good reception. For details, contact your Internet service provider.
  2. Check the network standard used by the Huawei B618 4G Router. The available network access rate varies by the network standard. For details, contact your Internet service provider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huawei B618 Status Icons

Using the status icons, you can discern the operating status of the Huawei B618 4G Router.

The following table describes the icons displayed in the upper right corner of the Huawei B618 4G Router user interface.

Item Status
SIM/USIM/UIM card : The SIM/USIM/UIM card is faulty; PIN/PUK is not verified.NOTE:

·         Contact your service provider to check whether a SIM/USIM/UIM card is required.

·         The SIM/USIM/UIM card is provided by your service provider. To find out more about the card, contact your service provider.

Internet : Uploading data

: Downloading data

: Uploading and downloading data simultaneously

 : A dial-up connection has been set up, but no data is being transmitted.

WLAN : WLAN enabled.

: 5G WLAN enabled

: The indoor 5G WLAN is enabled.

: WLAN disabled.

Signal : These icons indicate the signal strength from weak to strong.
SMS  : New messages.

: Your local inbox is full.

Ethernet : The Mobile Broadband is connecting to an Ethernet network.

: An Ethernet connection is detected.

Update : Update available.

Huawei B618 Connection Settings

Connection

To use the Huawei B618 to access the Internet, you must create a network profile or set the default network profile and operator’s network.

  • Creating a Network Profile
    If you are using theHuawei B618 Router for the first time, you must create a network profile to access the Internet.
  • Setting the Default Network Profile
    After you set the default profile, theHuawei B618 Router accesses the Internet via the default operator’s network.
  • Setting the Operator’s Network
    After configuring the settings, theHuawei B618 Router can quickly find networks.
  • Accessing the Internet Using the Cellular Data Network
    Use the following method to connect theHuawei B618 Router to the Internet.
  • Accessing the Internet Using an Ethernet Connection
    Configure Ethernet connection settings the first time theHuawei B618 Router connects to the Internet using an Ethernet connection.
  • Connecting Clients to theHuawei B618 Router over a WLAN
    After WLAN is enabled on the Huawei B618 Router, clients can connect to the Huawei B618 Router and access the Internet using it.
  • Viewing the Clients Connected
    Check the number of clients connected to theHuawei B618 Router and their details.
  • Adding a Client to the Blacklist
    On theHuawei B618 Router‘s web management page, you can add unwanted clients connected to the Huawei B618 Router to the blacklist to better secure the Wi-Fi network.

 

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Creating a Network Profile

If you are using the Huawei B618 Router for the first time, you must create a network profile to access the Internet.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsDial-up > Profile Management .
  2. Click New Profile.
  3. Set the profile-associated parameters.

 NOTE:

  • The value of Profile namecan contain a maximum of 20 characters, including the following: 0-9, a-z, A-Z, blank space, and ! # $ ( ) * – . / = @ [ ] ^ _ { } ~ | , ; \ % + ?
  • Contact your service provider for detailed parameter settings.
  1. Click Save.

 

 

Setting the Default Network Profile

After you set the default profile, the Huawei B618 Router accesses the Internet via the default operator’s network.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsDial-up > Profile Management .
  2. From the Profile namedrop-down list, select a network profile.
  3. Click Apply.

 

 

Setting the Operator’s Network

After configuring the settings, the Huawei B618 Router can quickly find networks.

  • Selecting the Operator’s Network Type
    Select your operator’s network type to find and log in to the network quickly.
  • Searching for and Registering with a Network
    The Huawei B618 Routersupports both automatic and manual network registration.

 

Selecting the Operator’s Network Type

Select your operator’s network type to find and log in to the network quickly.

Context

For details about your network type, contact your operator.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsDial-up > Network Settings.
  2. From Preferred mode, select a mode.
  3. Click Apply.

 

Searching for and Registering with a Network

The Huawei B618 Router supports both automatic and manual network registration.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsDial-up > Network Settings.
  2. From Mode, select a mode.
    • Auto: The Huawei B618 Routersearches for an available network and registers with the network automatically.
    • Manual: You need to search for an available network and register with it manually.
  3. Register with a network.
    • In Automode, click Apply.
    • In Manualmode, select one of the networks found and click OK.

 

 

Accessing the Internet Using the Cellular Data Network

Use the following method to connect the Huawei B618 Router to the Internet.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsDial-up > Connect .
  2. Click On.
  3. Connect to the Internet.

 NOTE:

  • By default, Huawei B618 Routerconnect to the Internet automatically.
  • You can enable or disable the data roaming function.

 

 

Accessing the Internet Using an Ethernet Connection

Configure Ethernet connection settings the first time the Huawei B618 Router connects to the Internet using an Ethernet connection.

Procedure

  1. Using a network cable, connect the Huawei B618 Routerto a router’s WAN port or the Ethernet port on a wall.
  2. Set Ethernet parameters according to Setting Up the Ethernet Connection Mode.

 

 

Setting Up the Ethernet Connection Mode

This section describes how to set up the Ethernet connection mode and parameters.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsEthernet > Ethernet Settings.
  2. Set the Huawei B618 Router‘s connection parameters according to the following table.
Application Scenario Configuration Method
The Huawei B618 Router selects the best network access mode based on the network environment. a.       Select Auto from the Connection mode drop-down list.

b.       Set Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and dynamic IP parameters. For details, see PPPoE Dial-up Settings and Dynamic IP Settings.

Access the Internet using a PPPoE dial-up connection or a dynamic IP address. c.       Select PPPoE + Dynamic IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

d.       Set Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and dynamic IP parameters. For details, see PPPoE Dial-up Settings and Dynamic IP Settings.

You have the user name and password provided by your network service provider for the PPPoE dial-up connection. e.       Select PPPoE from the Connection mode drop-down list.

f.        Enter the user name and password provided by your network service provider.

g.       Set the MTU.

The computer IP address is automatically assigned by the network service provider. h.       Select Dynamic IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

i.         Select the Set DNS server manually check box, Enter Primary DNS server and Secondary DNS server.

NOTE:

This step is optional. By default, the Huawei B618 Router automatically obtains the Domain Name Server (DNS) address.

j.         Set the MTU.

You have the network parameters, such as a fixed IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP address, and domain name server (DNS) address, provided by your network service provider. k.       Select Static IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

l.         Enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, DNS address (optional), provided by your network service provider.

m.     Set the MTU.

The client is connected with a network cable, but no Ethernet connection is available. Select LAN only from the Connection mode drop-down list.

NOTE:

You can also unplug the network cable and access the Internet using the cellular data network.

  1. Click Apply.

 

 

Connecting Clients to the Mobile Broadband over a WLAN

After WLAN is enabled on the Huawei B618 Router, clients can connect to the Huawei B618 Router and access the Internet using it.

Prerequisite

The Huawei B618 Router is connected to the Internet.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. View the default value of SSID.

 NOTE:

  1. Enter SSIDon clients.

After connecting to the Huawei B618 Router, clients can access the Internet using the Huawei B618 Router.

 

Changing the SSID

This section describes how to change the service set identifier (SSID).

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  3. In SSID, enter the SSID.
  4. Click Apply.

 

 

Setting the WLAN Key

To improve the security of the wireless local area network (WLAN), set a security key for the WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  3. Select Security mode.
    • None(open): No encryption. No security key is required when clients access the WLAN.

 NOTE:

For daily use, it is recommended that you set a security key, to improve the security performance of a WLAN.

  • WEP: This stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy.
  • WPA2-PSK: This is the second version of WPA-PSK and is more secure than WPA-PSK.
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK: Both WPA-PSKand WPA2-PSK encryption modes are supported. Clients can access the WLAN in WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK
  1. Enter a security key.

 NOTE:

Select Show password to view the security key that you have entered.

  1. Click Apply.

Setting a WPA Security Key for the WLAN

  1. From Security mode, select WPA2-PSK.
  2. In WLAN key, enter the security key. For example, 12345678.
  3. Click Apply.

 

Enabling or Disabling the SSID Broadcast

If the service set identifier (SSID) broadcast function is enabled, the Huawei B618 Router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless local area network (WLAN) facilitating clients’ access to the WLAN. The disadvantage is that unauthorized clients can also access the WLAN. If the SSID broadcast is disabled, the Huawei B618 Router does not broadcast the SSID of the WLAN. So the SSID must be entered manually and correctly from a client before the client accesses the WLAN. This improves the security of the WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  3. Set SSID broadcast.
    • Enable: to enable the SSID broadcast.
    • Disable: to disable the SSID broadcast.
  4. Click Apply.

 NOTE:

During the process of setting up the WLAN, you can set the SSID broadcast to Enable to facilitate the access from clients. After the WLAN is set up, set the SSID broadcast to Disable to improve the security of the WLAN.

 

 

 

 

Viewing the Clients Connected

Check the number of clients connected to the Huawei B618 Router and their details.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > Device Management.
  2. Under Connected WLAN clients, view the clients connected to the Huawei B618 Router.

 

 

 

 

Adding a Client to the Blacklist

On the Huawei B618 Router‘s web management page, you can add unwanted clients connected to the Huawei B618 Router to the blacklist to better secure the Wi-Fi network.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > Device Management.
  2. Under Connected WLAN clients, check the information about clients connected to the Huawei B618.
  3. Find the client you want to add to the blacklist, and click Block to display the Confirm dialog box.
  4. Click OK.

 NOTE:

  • Under Blacklist, view all clients on the blacklist.
  • To remove a client from the blacklist, click Delete under Blacklist.

 

Huawei B618 Setting up a VPN Connection

A virtual private network (VPN) is a private network set up across a public network. A VPN adopts security technologies such as encryption and identity verification to guarantee the privacy and security of your data communications. For example, if you need to access your company’s intranet, you can set up a VPN connection with your company’s VPN server. This will allow you to access the intranet resources of your company without actually going to the office, but is as secure and convenient as using the intranet in the office.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsVPN.
  2. Select and enable an access type.
  3. Set the VPN parameters.
L2TP VPN client The Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a virtual tunneling protocol usually used in virtual private networks. If the VPN server uses the L2TP, you can set the L2TP function of Huawei B618 Router to set up a connection between the VPN server and your computer.

The LNS address, tunneling password, PPP user name, and PPP password for the configuration are provided by your VPN server supplier.

·         Host Name: Enter the customized Huawei B618 Router name. The VPN server uses the identification name to identify the connected host.

·         Handshake interval (s): After a VPN connection is set up, Huawei B618 Router will regularly send status reports to the VPN server based on time intervals. If the VPN server hasn’t received any status reports for a long time, the VPN will be disconnected.

PPTP VPN client The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a new enhanced security protocol developed based on the PPP. The PPTP supports multi-protocol virtual private networks and is able to enhance security through Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Remote users can dial up to access the ISP and securely access their company’s network through the Internet.

The dial-up server address, user name, and password for the configuration are provided by your VPN server supplier.

  1. Click Apply.

 

Huawei B618 Sharing Files Using the DLNA Function

Sharing Files Using the DLNA Function

After the DLNA is enabled, you can access the media files shared from a mobile storage device (such as an SD card) that is connected to the Huawei B618 4G Router over another device that supports the DLNA.

Procedure

  1. Choose MoreSharing > DLNA.
  2. Select Enable to enable the DLNA function.
  3. Click Select. In the displayed Select Folder dialog box, specify the file sharing path.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  5. Click Apply.

 NOTE:

If you want to share all files in the mobile storage device, set the Directory to All.

Huawei B618 PIN Management

PIN Management

PIN Management provides PIN security settings to prevent unauthorized use of the SIM, USIM, or UIM card.

 

Turning On or Off PIN Verification

If PIN verification is turned on, you need to enter the PIN only when the Huawei B618 4G Router is turned on. If PIN verification is turned off, no PIN is required.

Context

  • If a PIN is required, enter the correct PIN.
  • If you enter your PIN incorrectly three times consecutively, the SIM/USIM/UIM card is locked and you must enter the PIN unlock key (PUK).
  • If you enter the PUK incorrectly ten times consecutively, the SIM/USIM/UIM card is locked permanently. If you cannot enter the correct PIN or PUK, network-associated functions are unavailable.
  • The PIN and the PUK are provided with the SIM/USIM/UIM card. If you did not receive them or have forgotten them, contact the operator.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > PIN Management .
  2. From PIN operation, select:
    • Enable: to turn on PIN verification.
    • Disable: to turn off PIN verification.
  3. Enter the correct PIN.
  4. Click Apply.

 

 

 

Changing the PIN

If PIN verification is turned on, you can change the PIN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > PIN Management.
  2. From PIN operation, select Modify.
  3. Enter the current PIN.
  4. Enter a new PIN and confirm the PIN.
  5. Click Apply.

Huawei B618 Ethernet Settings

Setting Up the Ethernet Connection Mode

This section describes how to set up the Ethernet connection mode and parameters.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsEthernet > Ethernet Settings.
  2. Set the Huawei B618 4G Router‘s connection parameters according to the following table.
Application Scenario Configuration Method
The Huawei B618 selects the best network access mode based on the network environment. a.       Select Auto from the Connection mode drop-down list.

b.      Set Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and dynamic IP parameters. For details, see PPPoE Dial-up Settings and Dynamic IP Settings.

Access the Internet using a PPPoE dial-up connection or a dynamic IP address. c.       Select PPPoE + Dynamic IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

d.      Set Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and dynamic IP parameters. For details, see PPPoE Dial-up Settings and Dynamic IP Settings.

You have the user name and password provided by your network service provider for the PPPoE dial-up connection. e.       Select PPPoE from the Connection mode drop-down list.

f.       Enter the user name and password provided by your network service provider.

g.      Set the MTU.

The computer IP address is automatically assigned by the network service provider. h.      Select Dynamic IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

i.        Select the Set DNS server manually check box, Enter Primary DNS server and Secondary DNS server.

NOTE:

This step is optional. By default, the Mobile Broadband automatically obtains the Domain Name Server (DNS) address.

j.        Set the MTU.

You have the network parameters, such as a fixed IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP address, and domain name server (DNS) address, provided by your network service provider. k.      Select Static IP from the Connection mode drop-down list.

l.        Enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, DNS address (optional), provided by your network service provider.

m.    Set the MTU.

The client is connected with a network cable, but no Ethernet connection is available. Select LAN only from the Connection mode drop-down list.

NOTE:

You can also unplug the network cable and access the Internet using the cellular data network.

  1. Click Apply.

 

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Viewing Ethernet Connection Information

This section describes how to view Ethernet connection information.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsEthernet > Ethernet Status.
  2. View Ethernet connection information.

 

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MAC Address Clone

Using the Media Access Control (MAC) address clone function, multiple clients can concurrently connect to the Huawei B618 LTE CPE to access the Internet.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsEthernet > MAC Clone.
  2. Click Cloneto set the MAC address of the Huawei B618 LTE CPE Ethernet port to that of your computer, or enter the MAC address to be cloned in the MAC address field.
  3. Click Apply.

 NOTE:

Click Reset to restore the MAC address of the Ethernet port to its default value.

 

Huawei B618 WLAN Settings

Huawei B618 WLAN Settings

  • Enabling or Disabling WLAN
    This section describes how to enable or disable Huawei B618 Router‘s WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From WLAN module,select:
    • Enable: Enable WLAN
    • Disable: Disable WLAN

 

  • Setting the SSID of the WLAN
    The service set identifier (SSID) is a name that identifies a wireless local area network (WLAN). A wireless client (for example, a computer) can communicate with the Huawei B618 properly only when they are using the same SSID. To ensure the WLAN security, do not use the default SSID. You can define an SSID as required.
  • Changing the SSID
    This section describes how to change the service set identifier (SSID).

Procedure

  • Choose Settings > WLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  • From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  • In SSID, enter the SSID.
  • Click Apply.

 

  • Enabling or Disabling the SSID Broadcast
    If the service set identifier (SSID) broadcast function is enabled, the Huawei B618 broadcasts the SSID of the wireless local area network (WLAN) facilitating clients’ access to the WLAN. The disadvantage is that unauthorized clients can also access the WLAN. If the SSID broadcast is disabled, the Huawei B618 does not broadcast the SSID of the WLAN. So the SSID must be entered manually and correctly from a client before the client accesses the WLAN. This improves the security of the WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  3. Set SSID broadcast.
    • Enable: to enable the SSID broadcast.
    • Disable: to disable the SSID broadcast.
  4. Click Apply.

 NOTE:

During the process of setting up the WLAN, you can set the SSID broadcast to Enable to facilitate the access from clients. After the WLAN is set up, set the SSID broadcast to Disable to improve the security of the WLAN.

 

 

 

  • Setting the WLAN Key
    To improve the security of the wireless local area network (WLAN), set a security key for the WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Basic Settings .
  2. From the SSID list, choose the SSID you want to change, and click Edit.
  3. Select Security mode.
    • None(open): No encryption. No security key is required when clients access the WLAN.

 NOTE:

For daily use, it is recommended that you set a security key, to improve the security performance of a WLAN.

  • WEP: This stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy.
  • WPA2-PSK: This is the second version of WPA-PSK and is more secure than WPA-PSK.
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK: Both WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK encryption modes are supported. Clients can access the WLAN in WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK
  1. Enter a security key.

 NOTE:

Select Show password to view the security key that you have entered.

  1. Click Apply.

Setting a WPA Security Key for the WLAN

  1. From Security mode, select WPA2-PSK.
  2. In WLAN key, enter the security key. For example, 12345678.
  3. Click Apply.

 

 

 

  • Selecting a Channel
    This section describes how to select a channel.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Advanced Settings.
  2. Select a channel from the Channel drop-down list box.
  3. Click Apply.

 NOTE:

If you do not know which channel to select, select Auto. The Huawei B618 4G Router will then automatically select a channel.

 

 

  • WPS
  • The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard used to set up wireless connections in an easy and secure way. Traditionally speaking, to set up a wireless connection, you have to set a WLAN name (SSID) and key for the Huawei B618, and enter the key on the client. WPS automatically configures an SSID and key for the Huawei B618 4G Router and client. You can conveniently and securely connect your client to the WLAN without having to remember the SSID and key.

Connecting a Client to the Mobile Broadband Through PIN

In Personal Information Number (PIN) mode, you can securely connect a client to the Huawei B618 4G Router ‘s WLAN by simply entering the client’s PIN on the Huawei B618 4G Router ‘s web management page. You can then access the Internet through the Huawei B618 4G Router.

Procedure

  1. Set the client’s WPS connection method to PIN, and record the PIN displayed on the client.

 NOTE:

For details about operations on the client, see the client’s user guide.

  1. On the Huawei B618‘s web management page, choose SettingsWLAN > WPS Settings .

 NOTE:

By default, WPS is set to On. If WPS is set to Off, WPS connection mode cannot be set.

  1. Choose Enter device PIN.
  2. Enter the client’s PIN in the PINtext box.
  3. Click Connect.

 

 

  • Connecting a Client to the Mobile Broadband Through PBC

In Push Button Configuration (PBC) mode, you can connect a client to the Huawei B618‘s WLAN simply by pushing the WPS button. You can then access the Internet through the Huawei B618.

Procedure

  1. On the Mobile Broadband‘s web management page, choose SettingsWLAN > WPS Settings .

 NOTE:

By default, WPS is set to On. If WPS is set to Off, the WPS connection mode cannot be set.

  1. From the Working band drop-down list, select the working frequency band.
  2. Choose PBC.
  3. Press the WPS button on the client.
  4. Click Connecton the Huawei B618‘s web management page.

 NOTE:

  • For details about operations on the client, see the client’s user guide.
  • Click Connecton the Huawei B618‘s web management page within 2 minutes after you press the WPS button on the client.

 

 

  • Connecting a Client to the Mobile Broadband Through AP PIN

In AP Personal Information Number (PIN) mode, you can securely connect a client to the Huawei B618‘s WLAN by simply entering the Huawei B618‘s PIN on the client. You can then access the Internet through the Huawei B618.

Procedure

  1. On the Huawei B618‘s web management page, choose SettingsWLAN > WPS Settings .

 NOTE:

By default, WPS is set to On. If WPS is set to Off, the WPS connection mode cannot be set.

  1. Obtain the Huawei B618‘s PIN using either of the following methods:
    • Click Generate PIN to obtain the randomly generated PIN.
    • Click Reset PINto obtain the initial PIN.
  2. Set the client’s WPS connection mode to AP PIN, and enter the Huawei B618‘s PIN on the client.

 NOTE:

For details about operations on the client, see the client’s user guide.

 

  • Setting WLAN MAC Filtering

You can control and manage the clients that access the wireless local area network (WLAN) to improve the security performance of the WLAN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN MAC Filter .
  2. From WLAN MAC Filter, select a Media Access Control (MAC) filtering mode.
    • Disable: to disable the function of filtering MAC addresses.
    • Allow: If the MAC address of a client is listed in MAC Address, the client is allowed to connect to the Huawei B618 over the WLAN.
    • Deny: If the MAC address of a client is listed in MAC Address, the client is prohibited from connecting to the Huawei B618 over the WLAN.
  3. In MAC Address, enter the MAC addresses of the clients to be controlled.
  4. Click Apply.
  • Allowing Specified Clients to Access the WLAN
  1. Click SettingsSecurity > Device Management . From the MAC Address column under Connected WLAN clients, find the MAC addresses of clients whose access to the WLAN is allowed. For example, 40:4D:8E:6D:80:7D.
  2. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN MAC Filter . From WLAN MAC Filter, select Allow.
  3. In MAC Address, enter 40:4D:8E:6D:80:7D.
  4. Click Apply.

 

 

  • Specifying the WLAN Bandwidth

The wireless local area network (WLAN) bandwidth is the transmission frequency bandwidth of the Huawei B618. A greater transmission frequency bandwidth indicates a faster data transmission speed and lower penetrability.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsWLAN > WLAN Advanced Settings .
  2. Select the desired WLAN bandwidth from the Wi-Fi bandwidth drop-down list box.
  3. Click Apply.

 

 

 

 

Huawei B618 Time Service Settings

Time Service Settings

Network time synchronization function will be activated or deactivated by enabling or disabling SNTP.

  • Enabling SNTP
    Enabling Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) and synchronizing the Huawei B618 Routertime allows you to maintain the same time as the server.

 

 

Enabling SNTP

Enabling Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) and synchronizing the Huawei B618 Router time allows you to maintain the same time as the server.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSystem > Time Service Settings.
  2. Select the SNTPcheck box.
  3. Select Primary NTP server, which is the preferred server for time synchronization.
  4. Select Secondary NTP server, which is the backup server for time synchronization.
  5. Select Local time zone.
  6. Click Apply.