I tried to use the Home Internet 5G Gateway/Router in my home network setup, but unfortunately, the router has it’s base IP address (i.e. 192.168.x.x) hard coded into it’s OS, and CANNOT be changed. I have an existing large (for home) WiFi/hard wire LAN network setup on IP base of 10.0.x.x. I have way too many IOT devices, multiple PC’s, NAS’s, and peripherals to think about changing my base IP. If you yourself have done this, you know that once you change the base IP, you can’t go back to reconfigure those devices that ONLY communicate via hard wire.
With that said, I tried the Home Internet 5G Gateway/Router for a day, and I got decent 50-80MBs data speeds, good enough for home use. However, not being able to change the base IP (which is really unheard of for routers) left this device useless to me.
The question, does anyone know of a WiFi Router that can use the Home Internet 5G Gateway/Router as a “modem”, then allow the new WiFi Router to set it’s own IP configuration?
Where I live, I’m a slave to Sectrum Cable (previously Time Warner/Charter), as we have no other internet providers in our area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Best answer by 007BondMI6
I simply unplugged my existing router from the cable modem and plugged it into the TMobile Gateway. My router picked up a 192.168.12.X address and everything worked. I disabled all of the SSIDs on the Gateway so I wouldn’t have that wifi network enabled. As long as your existing router is set for DHCP on the WAN interface it should work. Everything stayed the same on the home network behind the router.
This is the way to go problem solved.