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Author Topic: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick  (Read 12550 times)

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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2022, 03:44:33 PM »

Will take a photo shortly. I told Janet the wrong figure, I just made something up from previous experience and said 25 secs.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2022, 06:45:56 PM »

Keep us posted, just taken mine apart.

Things I've learnt, the Three_xxxxxx said is taken from the Mac address of the unit.
Unbranded the device SSID is called 4g-gateway_xxxxxx.

So your label underneath should have the correct details to login as it's displaying the Three_ SSID.

The rj11 ports are to connect a pots phone to the device to make and receive calls.

Can you tell the firebrick a new management interface is on 192.168.0.1?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2022, 10:17:06 PM by meritez »
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2022, 06:52:18 AM »

Failed again got wrong password but at least I got a web server up, now Iím using the correct default IPv4 admin ui address. Will try to get Janet to photo the device for me so we can work out the password.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2022, 12:22:40 PM »

Progress 😊
Shall wait to hear more
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2022, 02:38:34 PM »

Now have photographed the underside, but canít login using those magic runes, neither to the SSID, nor to 192.168.0.1 because of failed password, again. So next will have to try another hole-poking.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2022, 05:47:28 PM »

Okay magic paper clip time,
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2022, 11:20:07 PM »

Seeing 8 down and 30 up with EE.
Must just be a congested area.

Can I help with programming at all?
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2022, 01:41:47 AM »

Cannot blame Janet at the moment, she is available for hole poking and I've been really ill the whole of the last week, just spent five days asleep almost all day. Will get there though.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2022, 02:48:44 AM »

Finally got a chance for another attempt to factory reset the device with hole poking. Power off, Janet inserts poker into the hole, power on, wait approx 20 secs, led goes red, releases poker. I get the usual prompt and password challenge fails so it appears that we still have not reset the device and reset the password to standard factory default. So possibly our poking procedure is wrong. Will need to try again.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2022, 09:03:40 PM »

Its odd they mention CGNAT given a public IP doesn't really help with a load balanced connection, as connections are switching between two different WAN IPs.

Ideally you'd do something like L2TP with a connection over both links so you are only using a single public IP/range.  Although in Weavers case with AAISP on both WANs they should be able to do full routing.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2022, 04:43:51 PM »

Iím going to try to get into the ZTE again now, after all this incredible delay. I just need to get Janetís help.

I could do with a recap. What do I need to know?
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2022, 05:26:50 PM »

Does it boot up, can you access it?
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2022, 06:52:04 PM »

What do I need to know?

A new, factory fresh, "Three" branded ZTE MF286D device has an IPv4 address of 192.168.0.1

On the bottom of the unit there is a label which shows the:
  • WLAN SSID
  • WLAN Key
  • IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
  • User name: admin
  • Corresponding password: An 8-digit hexadecimal number. (All letters in upper case.)
  • IMEI: A 16-digit decimal number.
The recessed reset button is located on the top of the unit, towards the right hand side. It will require usage of your favorite straightened-out paperclip.
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Re: Interfacing ZTE MF286D to Firebrick
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2022, 10:04:58 PM »

Finally got back into it and attacked the ZTE twice. Tried to factory-reset it with the usual pin in the hole. First tried 15 s but not flashing lights. Then tried a longer poke about 25 s waiting until the lights might come on but they never did. Will try again tomorrow but somehow things donít look right as it doesnít seem to be behaving as expected.
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