Fibre Broadband

How to set up your Huawei WS5200 Fiber Router

The Huawei Wi-Fi WS5200 router is the latest addition to the Afrihost Fibre Hardware.

Key Router features:

  • 1 x 1Gbps WAN port.
  • 3 x 1Gbps LAN ports.
  • More stability with a dual-core CPU.
  • Through walls Wi-Fi technology.
  • High-speed multi-user connection.
  • The ability to mesh two or more units together.
  • Use of the Huawei AI Life smartphone app to connect to your router.

Huawei AI Life App. Download the app in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

The Huawei Wi-Fi WS5200 router is compatible with DHCP or PPPOE configuration.

Set up the Huawei WS5200 Fiber Router

1. Power the router on

Plug in the power supply adapter to the router and a plug into an electrical power point to power up the router.

2. Connect the CPE to the router

Connect the supplied ethernet/LAN cable from LAN Port 1 on the CPE/ONT device (the device that has been mounted on the wall) into the routers WAN/Internet port. Ensure the CPE is powered up and lights are showing on the device.

3. Connect the router to your computer wirelessly or via a direct connection

Connect directly via another ethernet/LAN cable from any LAN port on your fibre router to your computer OR connect wirelessly to the router’s network.

The default Wi-Fi password can be found underneath the router.

Below is the setup instructions for DHCP and PPPoE connection.

PPPoE is used for an Openserve connection only. DHCP is used for all the other fibre providers.

How to set up the Huawei WS5200 Fiber Router for a DHCP connection

Log into the router

  • Open your Internet browser and enter the devices IP address to access the router. Enter 192.168.3.1 in the browsers search bar.

  • Log in to the router with the password
  • The password can be found underneath the router.

  • A welcome screen will appear.
  • Check the box to accept the user agreement terms.
  • Select ‘Let’s get started’.

    • Select the ‘Enable auto-update’ button. This will update the router with any available updates available.

      Configure the router

      The next page will require you to set your Wi-Fi 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.
      • Select ‘Next’.

        • Activate 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.
        • Select ‘Next’.

          • When on the home screen the router configuration will be complete for a DHCP set up.
          • The settings will have automatically configured, and a green light will display on the router.

            • You can go to the ‘Connect to Internet’ page if you wish to change the settings further.
            • Enable ‘Automatically’ to auto-detect the connection type of your network.
            • Change as desired and click Save.

            • The configuration is now complete.

              Scan the QR code to install the router management app on your mobile device.

              How to set up the Huawei WS5200 Fiber Router for a PPPoE connection

              Log into the router

              • Open your Internet browser and enter the devices IP address to access the router. Enter 192.168.3.1 in the browser search bar.

              • Log in to the router.
              • The password can be found underneath the router.

              • A welcome screen will appear.
              • Check the box to accept the user agreement terms.
              • Select ‘Let’s get started’.

              • Select the ‘Enable auto-update’ button.

              Configure the router

              The next page will require you to set your Wi-Fi 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.
              • Select ‘Next’.

                • Activate 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.
                • Select ‘Next’.

                  • When on the home screen select ‘Connect to Internet’ tab to change settings.

                  • Enable ‘Automatically’ to auto-detect the connection type of your network.
                  • Internet Access Mode: PPPOE.
                  • Broadband account and password - Enter the username and password supplied by Afrihost.
                  • Service name - leave blank
                  • MRU - 1492
                  • MAC Clone - No MAC clone
                  • Select ‘Save’ to save these settings.

                  Where do I get my PPPoE username and password?

                  1. Log into ClientZone.
                  2. Click on the ‘Connectivity’ tab.
                  3. Select your relevant Fibre package in the right-hand side.
                  4. Click on the ‘View Product’ button.
                  5. Your username is displayed at the top of the panel, below your package.
                  6. To get your password, click on the ‘Access Details’ button.
                  7. Click ‘Reset Password’.
                  8. In the success pop-up window, copy your newly generated password, save it and click ‘Okay’.
                    • A green light will display on the router once all settings are saved and Internet access is available.

                    Reconnect to your Wi-Fi with your new network details.

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