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Rogers ZTE MF28B

Recently purchased an LTE device, the Rogers ZTE MF28B.  No performance complaints compared to my NetComm 3G27WV-R which I was having problems with for 4-5 months.

 

One question I do have though, on the ZTE MF28B the option to change the LAN IP address and to modify the DHCP range are greyed out.  Is this a problem with my hub or was this done on purpose from the factory?  Or maybe there is a key sequence that unlocks this option?  Can this be changed?  It represents an unappreciated network configuration challenge I have with other devices and hubs I owned before purchasing the ZTE.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike.

 

 

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

Hi Country_Boy_Ott,

 

Have you taken a look at the user manual yet?

 

RogersDarrell

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

The user manual that came with the MF28B is pretty thin, and I tired looking online, including on the Roger's site, for a more comprehensive electronic version to no avail.  Hopefully there will be one published soon?

 

Or those that are subscribing Roger's LTE service with the ZTE hub will have several limitations, like IP subnet (192.168.1.x hard coded), DHCP service always enabled (and set for an unchangeable scope of 192.168.1.100-200), plus a few other options greyed out like some APN options, etc.

 

Buyer beware!

 

 

 

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

Incidentially, here are the two documents posted on the www.rogers.com web site:

https://www.orderrogers.ca/rocket/hub/#/support

 

One is a quick reference guide and a one page specification sheet.

 

No detailed information on changing IP numbers, DHCP scope, etc.

 

 

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

Dear sir and users,

 

I currently am useing for my home internet, the Netcomm 3G25W-r and have have owned 3 previous top of the line routers.

 

I believe, that setting changes are only available, changeable if you are hardwired to your router and turn off wireless reception.

 

Hook directly up to your computer and I really hope this helps.  If not that is not a good option for this HUB.

 

I too, first thing, is change the default IP, to my own personal settings, as well as the default password.

 

Call Rogers tech support.

 

Post if these comments, help or fix the problem

 

Greg

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

I tired to update the IP settings connected directly to the router and with wifi disabled.  Disappointing that these settings are hard coded.

 

 

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

I have disconnected from online session and all options became available. Changed IP DHCP range to something other than 192.168.1.x and made fewer dynamic IP addresses available. Now working on port forwarding to get RDP access. I did have static IP address added at 12.99 a month and 20.00 to set up but need rdp passthrough to get 3389 to one device.

 

configuration can easily be changed on this router.

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

Dear guzzifrank,

 

Thank you for your post.

I am very router sauve, and would like you to explain for other's, how you did the following from your post?

 

Looking forward for your reply.

 

"I have disconnected from online session and all options became available."

 


Greg

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

On the home page of the admin interface, on the lower left side, there is a "Disconnect" button.  Click on that button to have the MF28B disconnect from the network.  That appears to be sufficient to enable a number of options that may be otherwise greyed out.  (It may not always be necessary, I've seen some of these options available while still connected.)  When you've applied your changes, click on the button again (it now says "Connect") to re-connect to the network. 

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Re: Rogers ZTE MF28B

@wellington:

 

thanks for your posting.  You likely have saved many ZTE MF28B users a lot of time and irritation.

 

I just looked at the Rogers website for the ZTE MF 28B and the "Quick Start Guide" document which is provided there under the "Support" tab.  Ironically, this document includes, near the end the following: "Please refer to your MF28B User Manual for configuration options
and instructions."

 

None of the postings here have mentioned the "MF28B User Manual" as being provided with the device.  Have any of you who own the MF28B been provided this document?

 

I have done a number of searches using Google (what else?) to try and find further documentation on the device so I could understand the questions and problems being posted here by Forum users.  I have found no documentation available online, other than what is provided by Rogers, as mentioned earlier in my posting.

 

The ZTE websites are notably lacking in any mention of the MF28B.  But there are tons of other cellular products described, including lots of cell phones that look like what we have available here in North America under the usual brand names with which we are more familiar here in Canada.

 

I looked at the ZTE websites purely out of a desire to find documentation relevant to the MF28B which might not yet be available through Rogers.  My past experience with Ericsson for my W35 RocketHub certainly showed that the actual manufacturer of the device would potentially make available more documentation that which was available through an ISP/carrier.

 

Just for personal interest, take a look at the following website, and perhaps you will get a flavour of what ZTE is all about as a company:

 

http://www.ratemyemployer.ca/employer/employer.aspx?empID=8558&l=en

 

Please draw your own conclusions.

 

skinorth

 

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