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How to Improve Wi-Fi Performance and Security with Huawei HG658b Router and Firmware Hg658b natmar


Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar: A Guide for Users




If you are looking for a reliable and versatile home gateway that can provide high-speed internet access, wireless networking, voice services, and more, you may want to consider the Huawei HG658b router. This router comes with a firmware version called Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar, which offers some advanced features and benefits for users. In this article, we will explain what Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar is, how to update it, how to configure it for NAT, and how to troubleshoot some common issues. Read on to learn more.




Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar



What is Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar?




Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar is a software program that controls the functions and features of the Huawei HG658b router. It is also known as the operating system or OS of the router. The firmware version determines how the router interacts with the devices connected to it, how it handles network traffic, how it performs security functions, and how it provides various services such as VoIP, IPTV, VPN, etc.


Huawei HG658b router features and specifications




The Huawei HG658b router is a home gateway that supports VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL standards and can provide up to 300 Mbps downstream and 100 Mbps upstream speeds. It has four LAN ports, one WAN port, two USB ports, one FXS port, and one FXO port. It also supports dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with 802.11n technology and can deliver up to 300 Mbps wireless transmission rate. The router has a built-in firewall, WPS button, parental control, QoS, DDNS, VPN passthrough, and other features. The router has a sleek design and a user-friendly web-based configuration utility. The dimensions of the router are 226 mm x 153 mm x 37 mm and the weight is about 400 g.


Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar features and benefits




Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar is a firmware version that was released in 2019 and has some improvements and enhancements over the previous versions. Some of the features and benefits of Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar are:


  • It supports HarmonyOS Mesh+, which is a technology that allows multiple Huawei routers to form a mesh network and provide seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.



  • It supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), which is the latest Wi-Fi standard that offers faster speeds, lower latency, higher capacity, and better power efficiency.



  • It supports Backup Wi-Fi 5, which is a feature that enables Wi-Fi 5 devices to connect to the router's Wi-Fi 6 network by creating a separate Wi-Fi 5 network with the suffix "_Wi-Fi5".



  • It supports IPv6, which is the next-generation internet protocol that offers more IP addresses, better security, and improved performance.



  • It supports TR-069 protocol, which is a standard that allows remote management of the router by the service provider.



  • It supports NAT loopback, which is a feature that allows internal devices to access external services using their public IP addresses.



  • It supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), which is a feature that allows devices to automatically discover and communicate with each other on the network.



  • It supports WPA3, which is the latest Wi-Fi security standard that offers stronger encryption, better authentication, and enhanced protection against attacks.



  • It supports Huawei Share, which is a feature that allows users to easily share files, photos, videos, and more between Huawei devices.



With Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar, users can enjoy a faster, smoother, and more secure internet experience with their Huawei HG658b router.


How to update Huawei HG658b router firmware




Updating the firmware of the Huawei HG658b router can help fix some bugs, improve performance, and add new features. There are two methods to update the firmware: using the AI Life App or using the default IP address.


Method 1: using AI Life App




The AI Life App is a mobile application that allows users to manage and control their Huawei routers and other smart devices. Users can download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. To update the firmware using the AI Life App, follow these steps:


  • Connect your smartphone to the Wi-Fi network of the Huawei HG658b router.



  • Open the AI Life App and tap on the router icon on the home screen.



  • Tap on "More" and then tap on "Firmware Update".



  • The app will check for the latest firmware version and display it on the screen. Tap on "Update Now" to start the update process.



  • Wait for the update to complete. The router will reboot automatically after the update.



  • Check the firmware version on the app or on the router's web interface to confirm that the update was successful.



Method 2: using the default IP address




The default IP address of the Huawei HG658b router is 192.168.1.1. Users can access the router's web interface by entering this IP address in a web browser on a device connected to the router's network. To update the firmware using the default IP address, follow these steps:


  • Download the latest firmware file from the official Huawei website or from a trusted source. The file should have a .bin extension.



  • Connect your computer to one of the LAN ports of the Huawei HG658b router using an Ethernet cable.



  • Open a web browser and enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. Enter admin as both username and password to log in to the web interface.



  • Click on "System Tools" and then click on "Firmware Upgrade".



  • Click on "Browse" and select the firmware file that you downloaded in step 1.



  • Click on "Upgrade" to start the update process.



  • Wait for the update to complete. The router will reboot automatically after the update.



  • Check the firmware version on the web interface or on the AI Life App to confirm that the update was successful.



How to configure Huawei HG658b router for NAT




NAT (Network Address Translation) is a feature that allows multiple devices on a private network to share a single public IP address. This can help save IP address resources, improve network security, and enable devices to access the internet. To configure Huawei HG658b router for NAT, follow these steps:


What is NAT and why do you need it?




NAT is a process that converts the private IP addresses of the devices on a local network to a public IP address assigned by the internet service provider (ISP). This way, the devices can communicate with the external network using the same public IP address. NAT can be classified into two types: static NAT and dynamic NAT.


  • Static NAT: This type of NAT assigns a fixed public IP address to a specific device on the local network. This can be useful for hosting servers or applications that require a constant IP address.



  • Dynamic NAT: This type of NAT assigns a temporary public IP address to a device on the local network from a pool of available IP addresses. This can be useful for devices that only need occasional internet access or for load balancing purposes.



NAT can provide some benefits for users, such as:


  • It can conserve IP address resources by allowing multiple devices to share one public IP address.



  • It can enhance network security by hiding the private IP addresses of the devices from the external network.



  • It can enable devices to access the internet without requiring any configuration or modification on the devices.



Example for configuring NAT on Huawei HG658b router




In this example, we will show how to configure dynamic NAT on Huawei HG658b router using the web interface. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Log in to the web interface of the router as described in method 2 of the previous section.



  • Click on "Advanced" and then click on "NAT".



  • Click on "Add" under the "NAT Rule List" section.



  • Enter a name for the NAT rule, such as "Dynamic NAT".



  • Select "Dynamic" as the "NAT Type".



  • Select "WAN" as the "Interface".



  • Select "LAN" as the "Source Zone".



  • Enter 192.168.1.0/24 as the "Source Address". This is the default subnet of the router's LAN network.



  • Select "Any" as the "Destination Zone".



  • Select "Any" as the "Destination Address".



  • Select "Any" as the "Service".



  • Click on "OK" to save the NAT rule.



This will enable dynamic NAT for all devices on the LAN network that want to access the internet using the public IP address of the router. The router will assign a temporary public IP address to each device from a pool of available IP addresses. The router will also keep track of the mapping between the private and public IP addresses and translate them accordingly.


How to troubleshoot Huawei HG658b router issues




Although the Huawei HG658b router is designed to provide a stable and smooth internet experience, users may encounter some issues from time to time. Some of the common router issues and their solutions are:


Common router issues and solutions




Issue


Solution


The router cannot connect to the internet.


Check the WAN connection status on the web interface or on the AI Life App. If it shows "Disconnected", try the following steps:


  • Make sure the WAN cable is properly connected to the router and the modem or wall socket.



  • Make sure the WAN settings are correct according to your ISP's instructions.



  • Restart the router and the modem or wall socket.



  • Contact your ISP for further assistance.



The Wi-Fi signal is weak or unstable.


Check the Wi-Fi status on the web interface or on the AI Life App. If it shows "Enabled", try the following steps:


  • Move the router to a central and open location away from any obstacles or interference sources.



  • Adjust the orientation of the router's antennas to improve the signal coverage.



  • Change the Wi-Fi channel or frequency band to avoid any congestion or interference from other Wi-Fi networks.



  • Update the firmware of the router to the latest version.



  • Restart the router and the devices connected to it.



The router's web interface or AI Life App is not accessible.


Check the LAN connection status on the web interface or on the AI Life App. If it shows "Connected", try the following steps:


  • Make sure you are using the correct IP address (192.168.1.1) or domain name (http://hg658b.home) to access the web interface.



  • Make sure you are using the correct username and password (admin) to log in to the web interface.



  • Clear your web browser's cache and cookies and try again.



  • Make sure you have installed and updated the AI Life App on your smartphone.



  • Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the router.



  • Restart your web browser, smartphone, and router and try again.



Tips for improving Wi-Fi performance and security




Besides troubleshooting, users can also take some proactive measures to improve their Wi-Fi performance and security. Some of these tips are:



  • Use a strong and unique password for your Wi-Fi network and change it regularly.



  • Enable WPA3 encryption for your Wi-Fi network if supported by your devices.



  • Disable WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) if you are not using it, as it can be vulnerable to attacks.



  • Create a guest network for visitors or devices that do not need access to your main network.



  • Use parental control or access control features to limit or block access to certain websites or devices on your network.



  • Use QoS (Quality of Service) features to prioritize certain applications or devices on your network that require more bandwidth or lower latency.



  • Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) features to encrypt and secure your online traffic from prying eyes.



  • Use DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) features to access your home network remotely using a domain name instead of an IP address.

Conclusion




In this article, we have covered the topic of Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar, a firmware version that offers some advanced features and benefits for users of the Huawei HG658b router. We have explained what Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar is, how to update it, how to configure it for NAT, and how to troubleshoot some common issues. We hope this article has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Huawei Firmware Hg658b natmar and the Huawei HG658b router.


Q: How can I reset the Huawei HG658b router to factory settings?


A: To reset the router to factory settings, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Press and hold the reset button on the back of the router for about 10 seconds until the power indicator turns red. Release the button and wait for the router to reboot.



  • Log in to the web interface of the router and click on "System Tools" and then click on "Restore Default". Click on "OK" to confirm the reset.



  • Open the AI Life App and tap on the router icon on the home screen. Tap on "More" and then tap on "Reset Device". Tap on "OK" to confirm the reset.



Note: Resetting the router will erase all your settings and data, so make sure you back up your configuration file or note down your settings before resetting.


Q: How can I check the firmware version of my Huawei HG658b router?


A: To check the firmware version of your router, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Look at the label on the bottom of the router. The firmware version should be indicated next to "Software Version".



  • Log in to the web interface of the router and click on "Status". The firmware version should be displayed under "System Information".



  • Open the AI Life App and tap on the router icon on the home screen. The firmware version should be displayed under "Device Information".



Q: How can I change the Wi-Fi name and password of my Huawei HG658b router?


A: To change the Wi-Fi name and password of your router, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Log in to the web interface of the router and click on "Wireless". Enter a new name and password for your Wi-Fi network under "Basic Settings". Click on "Apply" to save the changes.



  • Open the AI Life App and tap on the router icon on the home screen. Tap on "Wi-Fi Settings". Enter a new name and password for your Wi-Fi network under "Wi-Fi Name" and "Wi-Fi Password". Tap on "Save" to save the changes.



Q: How can I enable or disable HarmonyOS Mesh+ on my Huawei HG658b router?


A: To enable or disable HarmonyOS Mesh+ on your router, follow these steps:


  • Log in to the web interface of the router and click on "Advanced" and then click on "Mesh+".



  • Select "Enable" or "Disable" under "Mesh+ Status". Click on "Apply" to save the changes.



Q: How can I contact Huawei customer service for more support?


A: To contact Huawei customer service, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Call their hotline number at 1-888-548-2934 (US) or 1-800-007-080 (AU) or visit their website at https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/ for more contact information.



  • Email them at support@huawei.com or chat with them online at https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/online-chat/.



  • Visit their service center or authorized dealer near you. You can find their locations at https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/service-center/.



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