I recently purchased this product and am trying to set it up locally on my LAN in preparation for use in a dorm where I only have an ethernet drop (no wifi)
I have attached the WAN port of the GL-AXT1800 to my ISP’s router (via an ethernet switch) with the included ethernet cable.
I was unable to connect to the router via the 192.168.8.1 address from computers on my local LAN. They are connected wirelessly directly to the router (they are on subnet 192.168.0.XX) I did check on the Mobile App of the GL-AXT1800 on the Admin page under “LAN” and it does indicated 192.168.8.1 as the IP address for the router. I tested with Chrome, Brave, and Edge. None worked.
I ended up using the mobile app “glinet” on my android phone, and was able to connect to the GL-AXT1800 and configure it. I was also able to access the internet via the cell phone while attached only to the WIFI of the GL-AXT1800. I was also able to connect to the router with my desktop and was able to browse the internet, so it seems to be working fine.
I just don’t know why the router says “No Internet” on the app.
How does the GL-AXT1800 detect the internet? Do I have to open a port on my ISP router to allow the GL-AXT1800 to access to somewhere special?
If so how do I deal with this when the router is being used in the dorm setting where I will not have access to the main router?
Attached is a screen shots of the app indicating “No Internet”