In order to get you back online, there are some things that we can check and perhaps even resolve without having to call support.
Let's start with the setup we have at home.
We have a cable that enters our property called the drop cable. It provides us with a fast and reliable optical signal which our modem (Optical Network Terminal) will transform into an electrical signal and pass to the router (in most cases via the Ethernet cable, but here we have the Huawei Home Gateway which acts as a combined modem and router.)
We want to check that all cables are plugged in correctly and firmly and that there is no visible damage to the drop cable.
Next, check the lights of the equipment. This is how the equipment communicates with us. We would like to see some of them green and some of them off, depending on the setup we have at home.
In this case we have the modem and router all built in the same device. This means that troubleshooting is a bit more difficult as we cannot isolate the router and plug straight into the modem.
The device also uses lights to communicate issues to us. We can understand what each light means by referring to the below image:
The lights need to read as follows:
Should be steady green, indicating that the power supply is on.
PON (Passive Optical Network)
Should be steady green
When the PON LED is off check:
LOS (Loss Of Service)
Should be off
When the LOS LED blinks red check
LAN (Local Area Network)
Should be steady on or blinking green
If the LAN LED is off check:
f you are able to see your network in the list of WiFi networks (SSIDs) and it starts with ‘Huawei-‘ then please perform a hard reset on the router by inserting a pin or needle into the reset hole (located on the side of the device) for at least 20 seconds.
Your Wi-Fi name should start with CF-xxxxxx and not Huawei-xxxxxxx. If the network is still called Huawei-xxxxxxx then please repeat the reset process.
If you still need assistance, please call us on 0800 082 0770 between 06:00 and 22:00. Please try to be as descriptive of the issue and troubleshooting you’ve attempted as it will help is greatly to identify the issue while preventing us from asking redundant questions.