How to set up your Huawei WiFi AX3 WS7100 Fibre Router for a DHCP connection
The Huawei AX3 WS7100 is a high-quality, high-speed Quad Core dual band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi 6 router. Gigabit LAN is supported including Mesh Network. The router will give you the ability to achieve a fast and wide network coverage over Wi-Fi and a smooth quality internet connection over multiple devices.
The Huawei WiFi AX3 WS7100 router is compatible with DHCP or PPPoE configuration.
DHCP is used for all fibre providers except Openserve and Vodacom which is a PPPoE connection only.
DHCP connects by obtaining an IP address and then connects automatically and should not require set up.
PPPoE connects via an ISP and requires a username and password.
- Plug in the power supply adapter to the router and a plug into an electrical power point to power up the router.
If you would like to know more about what a Fibre ONT/ CPE is, please read our Help Centre article for more information.
- Ensure the CPE is powered up and lights are showing on the device.
- Connect your Huawei router to the CPE/ONT using an ethernet cable.
- The cable must be connected from LAN Port 1 on the ONT to your fibre router’s Internet/WAN port. If you are with TT Connect, use LAN Port 5 on the ONT.
Connecting via WiFi
- Connect your computer to the router's WiFi.
You can look for the WiFi name on the sticker at the bottom of the router.
- Open the WiFi settings on your computer device (desktop or laptop) and select the appropriate WiFi name to connect to.
Connecting via ethernet
- Using an extra ethernet cable, plug one point of the ethernet cable to the network port of your computer and other point to any of the LAN ports of the fibre router.
Connect to your router via LAN or WiFi with your computer.
Once the connection has been established:
- Log in to the router’s web-based interface configuration page.
- Open your internet browser and enter the device's IP address to access the router.
- Enter 192.168.3.1 in the browser search bar.
- Log in to the router with the password.
If this is the first time you are logging in to the router, the configuration page will automatically be loaded or the password can be found underneath the router or it is the password you had pre-configured.
A welcome screen will appear.
- Tick the box to accept the End User License Agreement.
- Tick the box to allow the Automatic Updates.
- Select ‘Let’s get started'.
Set your WiFi network name & password.
- Activate ‘Priortitze 5 GHz’. This will combine both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals.
- Enter your desired Wi-Fi network name and Wi-Fi network password.
- Enter an admin password for the router. This is to access the router in future.
- Enable ‘Backup WiFi 5’ network, this will allow older devices to detect the router's WiFi 6 network.
- Select ‘Next’.
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- Enable the ‘Retain Key Settings’ option on the Internet Wizard page. This means the network settings will be saved when reconfiguring the device.
- Network Mode: IPv4 & IPv6.
- Select ‘Next’.
The DHCP configuration is now complete.
- The front light indicator on the router should be a steady green light which indicates that you are now connected to the Internet.
- Select ‘Next’.
If you are connected via WiFi you will need to reconnect to the router's WiFi to access the Internet.