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Vodafone K5161z dongle IP conflict with LAN 192.168.0.0/24 as it uses the same IP range.

Jaylie
2: Seeker
2: Seeker

Hi, I've purchased a Vodafone K5161z dongle as a backup internet connection for when my fibre goes down, now the only problem is, this dongle kicks out the exact same IP range that I use on my entire network, 192.168.0.0/24,

My previous dongle K4201-Z burned out and used 192.168.9.0/24 so that was no problem, but now this Vodafone K5161z uses my LAN IP range, so I urgently have to change the IP range of this Vodafone K5161z dongle, but I see no settings in its basic control panel that can be access on 192.168.0.1 via web browser, please help!? ....this is a complete mess!!!

 

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Cynric
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

@Jaylie It may be a firmware issue, see https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Broadband-connection/Hub-and-Dongle-IP-conflict/m-p/2702212

However, if you search this forum for the dongle there are quite a number of discussions that also may be worth reading too.

@Cynric Hi, I've already read that entire thread before posting my thread and searched other threads on this forum.

That thread you mentioned end up being all about Wi-Fi and a Vodafone THG3000 device according to my understanding

My Vodafone K5161z dongle is just a straight up USB 4G device

Cynric
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

@Jaylie Are you trying to use it as a fail-over device for when the broadband drops out? The you have to re-connect your device manually. It's not being sold by VF as a fail-over solution.

If you want a fail-over solution for the whole of your LAN then you need a 4G/5G USB device that plugs into the router.

Yes, I want to use a fail-over device just like I have with my previous one that worked perfectly fine, that is correct, but this K5161z dongle have the same IP range then my entire LAN, so I desperately need to get into the network settings on that K5161z dongle itself somehow seeing that it is also a little router itself with its own DHCP server and everything.

I've been using these dongles for ages as a fail-over device, its nothing new to me works perfect!, I just have a K5161z device that doesn't allow me to edit the stupid network settings, as my previous one (K4201-Z) was already set on 192.168.9.0/24 so I had nothin to complain about as it didn't interfere with any of my used ranges, so I didnt needed to change that IP address range, that can also not been done

So I need to get access into the device somehow that will allow me to edit the files on the device or something

Ripshod
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

Do you have static IPs or IP reservations set up? If not it's a simple job to change the local network IP on the router. 

I've got a massive network running on my 192.168.0.0/24 range with servers and others routers and static and dynamic IP's, so I'm not going to change my LAN range.

Cynric
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

@Jaylie  Have you checked that the dongle has the latest firmware?

Yes, I've clicked on update firmware and it told me its got the newest firmware already, Its dated 2022...