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Frontier Huawei HG659 – Connecting the cables

Frontier Huawei HG659 - Connecting the cables

This article will show you how to connect the cables to the Huawei HG659.

Sockets on the device
Rear of Huawei HG659
  1. Power – Used to power the device.
  2. DSL – Used to connect telephone socket for FTTN services.
  3. Phone2-1 – Used to connect telephones.
  4. LAN4-1 – 4x LAN ports, used to connect to your local devices.
  5. WAN – Used to connect the router to the internet.
  6. USB Port – Used to share USB drives and printers across the network.


Connecting the cables
  • Plug an ethernet cable into the active port on your internet device.
  • Plug the other end of that Ethernet cable into the blue port labelled WAN on the back of the Huawei HG659.
  • Connect local devices to any of the 4 ports labelled LAN.
  • Connect the power pack to the socket labelled POWER.

If you have configured and plugged in your router correctly, the Internet light on the front of your modem should illuminate. This may take up to five (5) minutes.  If the Internet light does not illuminate after five (5) minutes, please contact our support team for further troubleshooting.

Logging in to the Web-based Configuration Utility
  • Open a browser on your computer. Enter in the address box, and then press Enter.
  • Enter the login user name (admin) and password (admin or printed on the nameplate of the HG659) 
  • Click Log in.

Once you have logged in, you should see several options listed across the top of the page. 

  • Click INTERNET.

You will then see a list of options on the left side of the page. 


There should be a section on the right-hand side of the page that shows ‘INTERNET_TR069_VOICE_R_ETH1‘. 

  • Click EDIT.

 Now, you should see a list of available options you can edit or update. You will need to update all of the following details listed below:

  • Connection Type: IP routing (PPP)
  • Enable VLAN: Unticked (This should be disabled)
  • PPP Authentication Mode: Auto
  • Internet Account: (Your URL Networks internet username)
  • Internet Password: (Your URL Networks internet password)
  • IP protocol version: IPv4

Leave all other options as they are and press the ‘SAVE‘ button.


Checking the Status Lights
Status Lights on the Huawei HG659
Indicator State Description
Power Green The HG659 has power.
Red The HG659 is rebooting/resetting or starting up
Off The HG659 is powered off.
WAN Flashing Green Attempting to establish sync.
Green The HG659 has sync.
Off The HG659 is powered off or has no DSL sync.
Internet Green The HG659 has authentication. Flashes during modem activity.
Red The HG659 has sync but no authentication.
Off No sync, or HG659 is bridged, or HG659 has no power
WLAN Green WiFi enabled. Flashes during WiFi network activity.
Off WiFi off/disabled or HG659 has no power.
VoIP Green The HG659 registered successfully. Flashes during calls.
Red VoIP not registered or disabled.
LAN1-4 Green Ethernet connection to LAN port. Flashes during Ethernet connection activity.
Off Nothing connected to LAN port or HG659 has no power.
USB Green USB storage attached. Flashes during USB connection activity.
Off No USB attached or HG659 has no power.

Resetting to Factory Default Settings

WARNING: If you restore the HG659 to default settings, all customized user data will be lost. Therefore, exercise caution when using this function.

To restore the HG659 to default settings, power on the HG659, press and hold the Reset button for 6 or more seconds, and then release.

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